Gear Review: Helios Hooded Jacket

Feathered Friends Helios Hooded Jacket in Arctic

Feathered Friends Helios Hooded Jacket in Arctic

Puffy is back … at least that’s what I decided as soon as I slid my arms through the feather-light sleeves of the Helios Hooded Jacket and zipped up a wall of fluff … 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


Colorado Roots Propel Cirque Mountain Apparel

cirque mountain apparel

Photo courtesy of Cirque Mountain Apparel

Find a snow-covered cirque on skis, and you’ll likely be taking some great powder turns.

“A cirque is a basin carved out by a glacier,” said Alex Biegler, owner and founder of Cirque Mountain … Continue reading


Bambool Base Layers Born in the Vail Valley

Out of all the base layers you own, how many do you actually wear? For most avid recreationalists, a few long sleeves come out of the drawer to be worn, then washed, folded and returned. We all know of a … Continue reading


Snow Style – FERA has it Down

I do pride myself on having some sense of fashion style even in the back country. Gear is great, but stylish gear is even better. So, since style is one of my main deciding factors when choosing new gear, I … Continue reading


The Jacket with the Silver Lining

I have a problem; I collect jackets the way some people collect trinkets from other countries.  My coat closet features coats for blizzards, snowshoeing, skiing, jogging, rain, traveling, backpacking, work, nights out on the town and more.  With so many … Continue reading


Gear Review: Moving Comfort Mobility 1/2 Zip Shirt

Winter in Utah has been off to an odd start. Where slopes should be blanketed in a growing snowpack, there are acres of dirt and grass. Stretches of subzero temperatures have been scattered between warm dry spells. As many kayaks … Continue reading