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Driftaway Coffee Delivery Review

Most outdoors people I know love coffee. We count on it to wake us up in the morning and to still be hot when we get back to the car after an adventure. The...

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Review: Mystic Reaper Fly Rod

“What rod should I get?” That is the age-old question for anyone either starting their pursuit of fly fishing or just looking to add to the collection. There are a plethora of options out...

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Evolv Defy climbing shoe review

The Evolv Defy is the most trusted beginner’s climbing shoe. While the La Sportiva Oxygym (view on SingleGeared) is now hot on its tail, the Defy has been the trusted beginner’s shoe for over a decade now. In...

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How to layer properly in the backcountry

I have always had a passion for the outdoors. Ever since I was small, I loved being outside, exploring every nook and cranny of the woods behind my house or getting lost in the...

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Gripmaster hand exerciser review

As a rock climber (or beginning rock climber), you recognize the value of having strong hands and forearms. We discussed the best hand strengtheners in another article,  so in this article we are going...

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Keen Men’s Durand Boot Review

Sometimes you live in a place where you need a good winter boot to keep your feet warm and dry, even if you’re just running errands around town. I live in Denver, Colorado and...

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Best rock climbing shoes for women

Women are the fastest growing demographic in the rock climbing world. Rock climbing has traditionally been a male and macho dominated sport, but over the last few years women like Sasha Digiulian, Margo Hayes,...

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Best belay devices

If you’re getting into climbing or just starting your foray into top rope or lead climbing, you get the need for a great belay device. The belay device is what keeps you or your...

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Best gifts for rock climbers

If you have a rock climber in your life and you are struggling to find something to get them that they’ll love, you’ve come to the right place. This post is written by me,...

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Steamboat Ski Resort Review, Prices, and Hours

If you’re thinking about heading to Colorado for a ski vacation, or you live in Colorado and haven’t explored all of the resorts yet, let me encourage you to consider Steamboat as your next...

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Alone On The Wall Book Review

Over the holiday season this year I had a fair amount of time to read, and fortunately I was given a copy of Alone on the Wall in my stocking. Seeing as I was tired...

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Scarpa Instinct S Climbing Shoe Review

I’ve been climbing for about a decade now, and in that time I’ve had the fortune to wear and wear out quite a few high end climbing shoes. After starting on the Evolv Defy,...

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Best glove liners for skiing

Whether you are an extremely experienced skier or it’s your first day, you’re aware that when your fingers get cold then your comfort drops. As a kid I use to swear by polypropylene glove...

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How to get to Chamonix, France

If you’re a skier or into adventure sports, you know that Chamonix France is the epicenter of the world. In the summer you have wingsuit flyers, paragliders, and rock climbers crawling all over town...