Gear Review: The IceStorm Insulated Waist Pak is a Respectable All Weather Hydration Belt

nathan sports icestorm insulated waist pak

I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not an insane snowshoe enthusiast, pitting myself against the elements with my boots strapped into a pair of high-priced powder rompers every chance I get. That said, I am familiar with freezing temperatures. … Continue reading

Review: Tribe One Outdoor Packnet

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

Gear Review: Howling Dog Alaska Trekking Package

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: Native Eyewear Toolah Sunglasses

Native Eyewear's Toolah sunglasses in Red Frost.

Native Eyewear’s Toolah sunglasses in Red Frost.

The pair of Native Eyewear Toolah’s pulled back into my hair as I write this already made their way up Colorado’s Vail Mountain this morning for an early interval running session. The dark … Continue reading

Forge Ahead: You Need this Travel Mug

When I When I first heard that Camelbak was producing a travel mug I was ecstatic. You see, travel mugs and I don’t quite see eye to eye on the following topics: Spilling, keeping my coffee hot, breaking and HARD … Continue reading

Gear Review: Kahtoola MICROspikes

MiroSpikes

What an epiphany when I realized that running on snow in the winter was not only accessible, but also more physically sustainable than running on roads, or even trail running in the summer. Accessible because of new advances in foot … Continue reading

Gear Review: CHUMS Cases

CHUMS has been a staple brand name since 1983 and this winter is offering a variety of cases and holsters for all your accessory needs. Water-resistant, durable and effective seem to be the key themes for all these products and, … Continue reading

Gear Review: Active Accessories For Four-Legged Trekkers

Loft Jacket by Kurgo

The first time I put the Kurgo Loft Jacket on our dog, Jack, the air was pushing its way into the negative digits outside our home in Minturn, Colorado. It was early November, but after a temperate and sunny Indian … Continue reading

Warm, Dry, and Primed for Adventure: Canada Goose’s Merino Wool Pilot’s Hat

Okay, yes, the ear flaps on an aviator hat do make it a tad goofy looking.  And when you wear it your friends, like mine, may egg you on to “talk Canadian, eh.”

But those same Canadians know about cold. … Continue reading

Snowshoe Hard, Breathe Easy! RZMask Up to Task

Snowshoe Magazine revels in introducing popular products to the wacky world of snowshoe fun. RZMask, a cold weather “Breathe Safe” covering for the nose and mouth, stresses uses for snowboarding, skiing, hockey, camping and snowmobiling. Snowshoe sports fit right … Continue reading

Gear (P)review: Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra

A more rugged alternative to Yaktrax for runners and casual users, and a direct competitor to MICROspikes for hikers and trekking.

Moji 360 and Moji 360 Mini: To Feel Good or Dig Deep is the Question?

What’s the next best thing to having a personal masseuse? My answer would be having your own massaging tools. But the tricky part is figuring out which massage tools to buy. So consulting a review such as this is a Continue reading