About Allison Leking

Based in Denver, Allison Leking enjoys the Rocky Mountains and the great outdoors. Allison is an avid writer and owner of Krona Communications, LLC: http://www.kronacommunications.com.


Patagonia Women’s Torrentshell Stretch Jacket: Flexible, Stay-Dry Style

Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket

Remember the elementary school riddle, “What’s black and white and red/read all over?” A zebra with the measles? A newspaper? In my case, it’s my Patagonia Women’s Torrentshell Stretch Jacket, in maraschino, of course. Where does the “black and white” … Continue reading

Merrell Newkirk Tri-Therm Parka: Versatile and Stylish

If the winter chill has got you feeling gray, you can brighten your world with the Merrell Newkirk Tri-Therm parka. This coat has a fashionable cut, bright colors and flexible warmth. What is “flexible warmth,” you might ask? Well, that’s … Continue reading

Osprey Aura 65 Backpack: Carry Your Dreams

If you are looking for a hiking or travel backpack that is comfortable, breathable and overflowing with innovative design features, you’ve found it in the Osprey Aura 65. I like to say that with this pack, you can carry your … Continue reading

El Naturalista Wakataua N433 Flats: Functional Fashion

If a down-to-earth hippie and urban fashionista got together and created a woman’s shoe, surely they would introduce El Naturalista’s Wakataua N433 Flats. This stylish, yet functional, shoe is just plain fun. It comes in a variety of subdued (black, … Continue reading

Snow Peak SnowMiner Headlamp: Brighten Your World

The Snow Peak SnowMiner Headlamp is bright and versatile, allowing outdoors enthusiasts to easily and compactly carry lumination on any adventure. My husband and I went camping and wanted to compare this headlamp to our existing headlamps. The SnowMiner was … Continue reading

Icebreaker Quantum Hood: Fittingly Fashionable and Functional

Upon receiving the Icebreaker Quantum Hood, I immediately put it on and gasped because it actually fit – perfectly. As a slightly taller-than-average and fairly slender woman, I’ve noticed that jackets, especially of the hoodie style, seem to never fit … Continue reading

Save Green and Go Green While Grooming the White Stuff

Two years ago, Daniel Osborne was driving from his home in Colorado to his vacation house in Florida, and along the way, he saw a single machine mowing a median that was three lanes wide. A 30-year veteran to skiing, … Continue reading

Looptworks’ Electronics Sleeves: Conscious and Stylish Protection

At first glance, it would seem that iPad cases are made the same. For the most part, they protect from scratches, light spills and provide an added layer of shock absorption, right? Well yes, but it turns out that some … Continue reading

Nourish Your Mind, Body and Spirit in a Single Space

Just when you thought it wasn’t possible to rave any more about the Colorado Center for Health and Wellness at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, here is more antioxidant-building, waist-slimming, stress-reducing goodness from Colorado’s recently opened … Continue reading

Health and Wellness Meet Big-Time Innovation

With the Rocky Mountains boasting skiers galore and parks overflowing with toned bodies frolicking in the sunshine, Colorado is often cited as one of the top states for lean, healthy individuals. The Colorado Center for Health and Wellness, found … Continue reading