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PrAna Women's Monarch Convertible Pant Product Spotlight

Posted on September 30, 2015 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

PrAna Women’s Monarch Convertible Pant Product Spotlight




We know outdoor apparel for women has come a long way since predecessor, Annie Peck, and many companies are working hard to zero-in on the needs of the female adventurer. 

Why is it still so difficult to find a great pair of women’s hiking pant...

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WoolX Women's Merino Wool Full-Length Midweight Thermals Product Spotlight

Posted on September 29, 2015 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

WoolX Women’s Merino Wool Full-Length Midweight Thermals Product Spotlight

WoolX is based in the state of New York, taking leaps and bounds in creating the ultimate in wool baselayer apparel for both men and women. What impressed me first about WoolX is the immediate stance they take in each of their products, by offering customers a 30-day 100% No-Itch Guarantee...

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Oboz Bridger Mid BDry Women's Hiking Boot Product Spotlight

Posted on September 18, 2015 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Oboz Bridger Mid BDry Women’s Hiking Boot Product Spotlight


Oboz Bridger Mid developed in Montana took to the Arizona trails in the summer of 2015. I wanted to get my Oboz on the trail of as soon as they came to boast the stylish look of the Rio Red, but I had much higher concern as I was not accustom to wearing a hiking boot before trying the Bridg...

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Granite Gear 36" Packable Wheeled Duffel Product Spotlight

Posted on September 11, 2015 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Granite Gear 36” Packable Wheeled Duffel – Product Spotlight


Granite Gear, a Minnesota based company, I have noticed used by many outdoor adventurers – I won’t name drop – and word of mouth is a good start, but I hadn’t u...

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Teton Sports Escape4300 UltraLight Internal Frame Backpack Product Spotlight

Posted on September 4, 2015 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Teton Sports Escape4300 Ultra Light Internal Frame Backpack Product Spotlight

 

The Teton Sports Escape 4300 UltraLight Internal Frame Backpack arrived July 2015. The Escape 4300 is a large backpack (70 Liters) of aluminum frame, designed for multiple days of travel. Each strap is padded and fully adjustable creating a comfortable fit for many. The waist belt is also padded an...

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Cairn Subscription Box Product Spotlight

Posted on September 2, 2015 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Cairn Subscription Box Product Spotlight


Cairn is an online subscription box delivered directly to your doorstep for those that enjoy outdoor recreation.


I’ve been sent a box as a part of the Hell Hike And Raft 2015 crew chosen by Epic Social Adventures.


Here&#...

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Cascade Mountain Tech Quick Lock Carbon Fiber Cork Grip Trekking Pole Product Spotlight

Posted on September 2, 2015 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (1)

Cascade Mountain Tech Quick Lock Carbon Fiber Cork Grip Trekking Pole Product Spotlight


Cascade Mountain Tech, a company out of Washington State, sent each member of Hell Hike And Raft 2015, a set of Quick Lock Carbon Fiber Cork Grip Trekking Poles, and if we were handing out Hell Hike And Raft 2015 tattoos {Which we are not. Those were tempo...

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Jerky Snob ~ Artisan Jerky Delivered To Your Doorstep

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Jerky Snob ~ Artisan Jerky Delivered To Your Doorstep


 

“A small-batch artisan jerky club”


 

We understand it may not be for everyone, but for us when you put the words small-ba...

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NOCO® GB30 UltraSafe Lithium Jump Starter

Posted on May 7, 2015 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

NOCO® GB30 UltraSafe™ Lithium Jump Starter




We’ve talked before about how important it is to have basic knowledge of the car you take to the trails in our Know Before You Go article and this article is going to give you the run down on a reliable product that will not only give you great peace of mind it’s also going to p...

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Collapse-A-Cup Travel Mug Product Spotlight

Posted on February 28, 2015 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Collapse-A-Cup Travel Mug Product Spotlight




 

I’m presumably a fan of reusable cups, water bottles, bags, and with the Collapse-A-Cup you can include the luxury of saving a little space, too.


How many times have you finished your food or drink and crumbled the ba...

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Colter Co USA "It's -not- your average bandana"

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Colter Co. USA

 

"It's -not- your average bandana"



It’s Knot a secret {see what I did there?} how important knowing your knots can be, especially in an emergency situation and Colter Co. USA seems to get it. Unfortunately for us both, common knowledge will not establish skill and that you’...

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ROXY Women's Infinity Mock Neck Fleece Top - Product Spotlight

Posted on December 14, 2014 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

ROXY Women's Infinity Mock Neck Fleece Top - Product Spotlight




I knew ROXY brand for their surf/beach wear, but hadn’t realized they made cold weather gear too. I initially purchased the ROXY Infinity Mock Neck Fleece Top

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Mountain Matron's - 2014 - Gift Giving Guide

Posted on December 3, 2014 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Mountain Matron's - 2014 - Gift Giving Guide


We have had a fun filled year of 2014 and as we wrap things up we’re reminiscent of the sweet gear, beloved brands and glute kicking companies we’ve had the delight of getting to know over the past many months. In an attempt to get you and those lucky enough to know you some killer Christmas gifts I made a list of ...

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GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition Product Review And Overall Use Analysis

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition Product Review And Overall Use Analysis



A couple weeks back one of my favorite Twitter chats, #HikerChat made the conversation of the week about the GoPro to users and nonusers. That weekly chat on Friday mornings at 9am(Pacific) is genuinely great conversation and is always...

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Pogo Pass of Arizona - 60% POGO Pass Discount Code

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Pogo Pass of Arizona - 60% POGO Pass Discount Code


 

Looking for that perfect gift this holiday season for your favorite Arizona family?

 

We’ve got it right here!


I’m thrilled to share a great deal...

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Straw Propeller Gourmet Oatmeal Product Spotlight - Assorted Flavors

Posted on October 8, 2014 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Straw Propeller Gourmet Oatmeal Product Spotlight - Assorted Flavors



Straw Propeller Gourmet Foods, of Bend, Oregon a family company and the curators of some surprisingly simple ideas and ideals, developing a delightful and robust oatmeal and muesli product line. The simplicity is in th...

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Ausangate Socks- Product Spotlight

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Ausangate Socks- Product Spotlight


 

Ausangate Socks made with Alpacor® yarn.



 

If you’re still solely using cotton blend socks chances are your feet are genuinely unhappy and you’re probably completely unaware of it. I’ve been a wanna-be athlete my entire ...

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TETON Sports Canyon2100 - Product Spotlight

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

TETON Sports Canyon2100- Product Spotlight




I needed this pack based on the capacity but chose it because of the inclusive amenities and most of all, the price. This pack is generally on sale for less than $100 through

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Goal Zero® Switch 8 Recharger- Product Spotlight

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (1)

Goal Zero® Switch 8 Recharger- Product Spotlight




The Goal Zero® Switch 8 Recharger is a 5-inch cylinder that comes with a foldable USB plug for charging at one end and a USB out-port at the other. This placement allows you to charge and recharge the Goal Zero® Switch 8 from any USB port and your Goal Zero® Solar ...

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Goal Zero® Nomad 7 Solar Panel- Product Spotlight

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Goal Zero® Nomad™ 7 Solar Panel- Product Spotlight




The Goal Zero® Nomad™ 7 Solar Panel was my first choice in solar power because of the lightweight design and pricing. The Goal Zero® Nomad™ 7 Solar Panel is the smallest solar panel Goal Zero® offers and ...

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