The Intend Jacket by Dare2b Is Perfect for Snowshoeing

I should open with a confession.  I grabbed up the Intend Club jacket by Dare2b for only one reason: I thought it looked really cool.

And my fashion sense was quickly confirmed.  First, there were all the compliments.  Then there … 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


Stio’s Merino Wool Hoodie May Be the Best Midlayer Ever

When I began wearing my Merino wool hoodie by Stio, I didn’t have to be convinced of the value of Merino wool.  I already knew that Merino wool makes the best inner layer and probably the best “non-jacket” midlayer.


Exerting in Cold Temps, the Argus Jacket by Arc’teryx Stands Out

Out in the Tetons in the Argus jacket by Arc’Tyrex. (Photo by Brad Christensen.)

What are we looking for in a lightweight jacket for snowshoeing?  Probably three things:  Little bulk, for maximum body motion.  Insulation, for weather protection.  And breathability, … Continue reading


Mountain Khakis’ Field Pants Offer a Stellar Performance on the Snow

You’d expect me to be partial to Mountain Khakis, since I live in Jackson, Wyoming, and Mountain Khakis is a Jackson-based enterprise.  But after wearing their original field pants out snowshoeing these past few weeks, I’m more than partial.  I’m … Continue reading


ANALYSIS: Will Merino Wool Keep Us Warm While Snowshoeing?

“My Merino wool hat keeps me toasty warm.”

“I swear by my Merino wool socks.”

“Snowshoers are coming back to traditional materials like Merino wool.”

“I can snowshoe for hours in Merino!”

“There is nothing warmer than Merino wool.”

“Merino … Continue reading


Eagle Creek’s Cubes Make Snowshoeing More Hassle-Free

When we venture away from our desk jobs, household chores, and TV and PC screens to enter our favorite white blanketed spaces, we renew our bodies and our sense of beauty, freedom, adventure, independence, and peace of mind. Each time, … Continue reading