The Running Shoe You Need for Snowshoe Racing

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Saucony Ride 8 GTX (men’s)

When it comes to snowshoe racing, snowshoe options abound with many companies delivering light and fast racing models. But although zippy snowshoes can save time on race day, remember that your actual shoes are just … Continue reading

Gear Review: Walk on Ice with Improved Kahtoola MICROspikes

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For some, trails like this one on Mt. Abraham (VT) are all too familiar.

Nightmarish icy hikes: we’ve all been there. You’re on a late fall hike up a mountain. The trail conditions were fine at the bottom, but as … Continue reading

Etymotic Research Inc MK5 Isolator Series

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If you are like me, you are always looking for the next best thing when it comes to audio reproduction. I’ve gone through many headphones over the last 5 years looking for the one that fits most of my situations. … Continue reading

Gear Review (and Interview): Gyde Battery-Heated Women’s Calor Jacket and S4 Gloves

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This gear review starts with a warning. Once you have a battery in your jacket and gloves, there may be no going back.

I’ll admit to being skeptical when I first heard about battery-heated clothing. Is it really comfortable to … Continue reading

Review: Tribe One Outdoor Packnet

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When backpacking, tying things to my pack is a requirement. There are not many backpacks big enough to carry my tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad inside. Tying to the outside is a must, and usually it involves simple knots … Continue reading

MSR XGK EX: The Rugged Backcountry Stove

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If you are thinking about doing any back country snowshoeing, a good stove is a must have. Starting fires are always fun, but in snow, ice, or during a storm, a fire just won’t cut it. Also, there is a … Continue reading

Let Good Times Roll with I/O Merino

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Escape to the trails; unleash the road to guide your being where you will. The Cars rock “Let the good times roll.” I/O Merino soothes your soul.

The Women’s Vital Long Sleeve Top

Wrapping you in confidence, making … Continue reading

Gear Review: Feet are the key to your adventure’s success

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Because winter sports take place in sometimes remote and challenging terrain, it can require extra planning and extra gear. You need to be ready for the elements. Perhaps the most important preparation you can take is to make your feet … Continue reading

Gear Review: Howling Dog Alaska Trekking Package

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When I am out snowshoeing in the wilds, I love to bring a Burger with me. Maybe I need to explain that a little more: Burger is my dog.  We call him an “All Canadian,” but the best guess is … Continue reading

Gear Review: Wear Bamboo with the Bambool Thermics Baselayer

Bambool Thermics top, worn on the way down Mt. Monnadnock in New Hampshire.

The name Bambool Thermics sums up the new company’s products rather tidily.  Bambool Thermics uses a mix of 68% bamboo, 27% merino wool, and 5% spandex in its baselayers that were designed by a husband and wife team based in … Continue reading

Food Review: Clif Energy Food Provides New Fuel Options for Snowshoers

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Fueling yourself in the winter can often be frustrating. If its cold enough, traditional summer treats like apples and oranges become frozen by the time you need them. While I’ve had my fair share of frigid peanut butter and jelly … Continue reading

A new way to look at warmth: NuDown

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Gear and apparel companies are constantly in pursuit of creating products worthy of being deemed with the industry’s most coveted superlatives: warmest, lightest, thinnest, most innovative.

NuDown, a small company out of Reno, Nevada is seeking to define a new … Continue reading