Let Good Times Roll with I/O Merino

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

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

A Great Vermont Export: Darn Tough Socks

The men’s Bjorn Nordic Micro Crew sock by Darn Tough socks.

While I never saw her drink the entire time I was growing up, my mother kept a small bottle of brandy in the cupboard.  Mom hailed from upstate Wisconsin … Continue reading

Got Heat? Heat Holder Gloves, Socks and Surprises

Here’s the hot formula: combine comfort with advanced insulating yarn, wear everywhere. That’s the outcome for Heat Holders, the leader in thermal outdoor wear. With their unique entries in the world of footwear and gloves, one looks good and, … Continue reading

Gear (P)review: FITS Socks, Expedition Weight

FITS Ultra Heavy Expedition Rugged Boot Socks deliver merino warmth and moisture management courtesy of made in America workmanship.

Gear Review: Wigwam Ultimax Hiking Socks

This summer I committed to day-hiking one of the Sierra Nevada’s premier peaks. This would be a demanding hike and I wanted to prepare. Preferring the comfort and lightness of trail runners I was determined to get away with wearing … Continue reading

Gear Review: Ausangate Boot Socks

If your feet are the gateway to an enjoyable outdoor adventure, these socks could be your Ausangate-way to comfort. And its Ausangate’s line of boot socks that provide all the comfort and protection from the cold that any snowshoer is … Continue reading

Socking Stuffer: The Gift of Point6 Socks

In my family, receiving a new pair of socks was a telltale sign of Christmas traditions. They would vary from year to year: ski socks, wool socks, fleece socks, ridiculous holiday themed socks. Whatever they were, they’d always be a … Continue reading

If the Sock FITS…

Something has been afoot in Tennessee for more than a century. That begs the question as to how the Crescent Sock Co. or FITS, has flown under the radar of the outdoors industry to the extent it has.

“Knitting socks … Continue reading

Pair the KEEN Revel With the KEEN Olympus Sock

Although the snowshoe season is still going strong, I’ve given myself a few months to properly test and review the KEEN Revel Winter Hiking Boot.  They still look and feel brand new after months of wear and abuse.

I have … Continue reading

For the Planet, On the Planet: Teko Socks

Doing good weaves the fabric of Teko socks.

Camping on high in Tignes, France

Evangelizing their organic, chlorine-free merino wool socks along with support to organizations like The Conservation Alliance and John Muir Trust—both important forces in the world of … Continue reading

Gear Review: KEEN Olympus Lite Crew Socks

You can own the best hiking boots on the planet, but if your feet aren’t equally protected by the socks you wear, then the shortest hike can seem like a painful marathon. Those contraptions on the ends of your legs … Continue reading