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Best Hiking Socks

Hooray it’s spring and soon summer! That means the snow is beginning to recede from higher elevations and soon enough it will be hiking and backpacking season. As much as I love skiing and...

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Best Synthetic Insulated Jackets for 2018

Synthetic jackets have become popular again for many reasons. Depending on where you live, they’re extremely versatile and better suited to the elements than down (think: wet down. Gross.). As the outdoor industry has...

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Top 5 Fly Rods of 2018

Fly rods are like unicorns. Quite the way to start off right? Think about it though. Fishermen are always having to consider so many factors when purchasing their rod. Do I want a rod...

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Best Puffy Jackets for 2018

If you’re looking for a new puffy down jacket for the upcoming winter, you’re probably confused about which one to get. There is also no easy answer, because the best puffy jacket for you...

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Spotlight: XIV Sierra

Colorado is known for many things. First and foremost, it is known for its mountains. Just think of the word ”Colorado”; what is the first thing that comes to mind? For me, it’s snow...

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Best Gifts for Rock Climbers

If you have a climber in your life, you probably struggle with what to buy them for their birthday or at the holidays. And that’s fair, because we’re a hard bunch to buy for....

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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...