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Boost your hiking energy: Glutathione Rapid Boost Sports Drink review

Boost your hiking energy: Glutathione Rapid Boost Sports Drink review

I’m always on the lookout for things that are going to help me go faster, farther and hurt less after an adventure. Better food, gear and technique all count. You can be way more fit than the next guy but if you can’t get out of bed for 2 days after then you won’t be […]

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Buff Hats: The Anti-Stink Toque

Buff Hats: The Anti-Stink Toque

I always thought Buff just made Buffs. But I reviewed the Canadian Collection Buff last week and mentioned Buff doesn’t just make the one thing. They now have balaclava’s, bandana’s, hats and toques as well. I’m never very far from a toque on most trips. Out running, skiing, riding, hiking and sailing I throw on […]

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Swiss army toque: A Review of the Buff

Swiss army toque: A Review of the Buff

Say buff to someone and they won’t be thinking lightweight, multipurpose outdoor garment. They might be thinking some dude with huge muscles strutting around on the beach. That’s what you were thinking, right? Well it’s actually a lightweight, multipurpose outdoor garment. It’s basically a tube of fabric that can be worn in many different ways. […]

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Light, Soft, Stretchy: Royal Robbins Traveler Stretch Pant Review

Light, Soft, Stretchy: Royal Robbins Traveler Stretch Pant Review

Making a good hiking pant is tough. It has to be light but durable and fit well. Traveler Stretch Pant from Royal Robins has met those and then some. I’ll dive into the specs and my experience with the Traveler Stretch Pant in this article but won’t touch on much of the history of Royal […]

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Better than merino? The Royal Robbins MerinoLux 1/4 Zip Review

Better than merino? The Royal Robbins MerinoLux 1/4 Zip Review

The elusive perfect merino shirt. Does it exist? Or do they all fall apart after wearing them hard? After finding out about merino working in a gear shop nearly 10 years ago, I’ve been infatuated with it’s amazing abilities. No smell, regulates your temperature, keeps some heat when wet. It seems like the perfect fabric […]

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Alpaca Power: Ausangate Alpacor Hiking Socks Review

Alpaca Power: Ausangate Alpacor Hiking Socks Review

Merino is all the rage these days for outdoors base and mid layers but alpaca is better in almost every respect, on paper at least. Merino seems to be the best choice for most garments: soft, doesn’t stink, warm when wet, sustainably produced. But alpaca is all that plus some. Today’s review is all about […]

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Tiny Power: The GoalZero Flip 30 Review

Tiny Power: The GoalZero Flip 30 Review

GoalZero started in 2009 out of Robert Workmans work abroad to reduce poverty. He was frustrated with all the obstacles to helping people create sustainable lifestyles. After almost giving up and leaving the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where he was helping at the time, he came to a realization: “If not us, who? If […]

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How to set up a hammock: Rallt Double Camping Hammock Review

How to set up a hammock: Rallt Double Camping Hammock Review

Hammocks are dangerous if you sit in them wrong. But face the right direction and you can sleep in them all night. I set up the Rallt double hammock recently to start my testing. First time setting up a gathered-end style hammock. I’ve hooked up spreader-bar hammocks before. Easy. Hook the ring onto the hook. […]

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Vancouver Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show

Vancouver Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show

Gear, tours, bikes, tourism, tents, so many tents. March 4 and 5 outdoor enthusiasts braved the crazy weather and made the trip to the Vancouver Convention Centre for the Vancouver Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show. Vendors as far as you can see made up of tour operators, gear makers and sellers, demonstration bikers and bike shops […]

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Cotopaxi Luzon Del Dia Backpack Review

Cotopaxi Luzon Del Dia Backpack Review

Most companies are in business to make money. They get to continue what they do if they make money to fund it. What happens with those profits though differs for each company. Some make money purely for the owners. Others, like Cotopaxi, are driven by a mission to use that money for a good cause. […]

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