How To

Choosing the Right Hiking Boots

Choosing Hiking Boots One of the trickier aspects of hiking is choosing the right boots. With so many styles and types available, it can be difficult to figure out which boots will be best for you. Rather than solely relying on online reviews, it’s best to first break down hiking boots as a whole and…

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Hiking with Dogs

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When hitting the trails, there’s no need to leave your four legged friend at home. Hiking with dogs is a great way to explore the great outdoors and to get some solid exercise for both of you. There are a few things to consider to keep your dog safe in the outdoors and to be…

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Basics of Sun Protection Clothing

Sun protective clothing is gaining momentum each year…and for good reason. Slathering on some lotion is always a good idea, but most people only apply lotion to sun exposed skin and the tub of sun block runs out quickly! The sun’s harmful UV rays can penetrate clothing and can be especially detrimental to those with…

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Snowshoe Gear: The Checklist

The weekend is approaching and your snowshoes are anxiously awaiting some use. Even for veterans, planning ahead for your adventurous day will make for a smooth, safe and fun excursion in the wintry outdoors. Check the weather, deice where you plan to snowshoe and coordinate with your crew who will bring what so you don’t…

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What are Polarized Sunglasses?

Polarized sunglasses are highly effective at reducing glare and increasing depth perception. They have been popular for years with boaters, fisherman and other people who spend time near water since the sun’s rays are intensified on the reflective water surface. Over the years, however, interest in polarized sunglasses for all types of outdoor enthusiasts has…

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Types of Socks

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Whether walking, hiking, skiing, or just hanging out, socks can make or break your experience. Cushioning, moisture wicking properties, a good fit and temperature regulation are a few things to keep in mind when shopping around for socks. Once you try out a technical sock with a perfect fit, it’s tough to go back to…

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Gore-Tex Care: Maintenance, Washing & Restoring Gore-Tex

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Taking good care of your waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex jackets or pants is very important when you consider the cost of wearing Gore-Tex. Care of Gore-Tex You love your Gore-Tex®. Admit it. Whether it’s your shoes, your jacket, or your gloves, you rely on Gore-Tex to keep you dry and comfortable for hours, days, months…

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What is the Difference Between Wetsuit and Drysuit?

Wetsuit vs Drysuit

Wetsuit vs Drysuit Whether it be surfers, wake boarders, divers or paddle boarders, people are commonly confused with wet suits and dry suits. Both are intended to keep you warm and protected from the elements. The each have their place when it comes to playing water cooler than your body temperature. And for good measure,…

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How To: Plan a Ski or Snowboard Heli Trip

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If you’re a dedicated rider/skier chances are someday you’ll have a heli day on your lifetime wishlist. But heli laps don’t come cheap, so if/when you decide to book a trip, take some things into consideration to maximize your time in and out of the ‘bird.

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How To Book a Ski or Snowboard Vacation

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Not all shred trips are created equal. Some destinations offer incredible snow and terrain, but lack in nightlife and other amenities. Others rock out like NYC on New Year’s Eve, but leave something to be desired on the slope side of things. And that’s okay, it’s just a matter of prioritizing what’s most important to…

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