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LifeStraw® Go 2-Stage Filtration Water Bottle | Product Spotlight

Posted on August 10, 2016 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (1)

Mountain Matron | LifeStraw® Go 2-Stage Filtration Water Bottle | Product Spotlight

Reusable Water Bottle | Water Filtration | Retail: $49.95


LifeStraw® was generous enough to send the #UintasHike16 crew each a 2-stage filtration LifeStraw® Go for field test purposes. I  already carry the LifeStraw® Personal Water Filter (looks like a large...

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Outdoor Retailer Summer 2016 | #UintasHike16 | Mountain Matron

Posted on July 26, 2016 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Outdoor Retailer Summer 2016 | #UintasHike16 | Mountain Matron


As I rapidly prepare to leave my home in Arizona to fly to Utah for the Outdoor Retailer summer market tradeshow 2016, I’m also preparing for a preshow backpacking trip through the High Uintas Wilderness. To say the countdown has begun would be a real understatement. The countdown’s buzzer is about to blow and I st...

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EnerPlex Kickr IV Solar Panel | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron

Posted on June 29, 2016 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (1)

EnerPlex™ Kickr IV Solar Panel | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron


Portable Solar Panel | Black | $99.99


The award-winning solar technology included in the Enerplex™ Kickr IV allows portable power for your USB-enabled devices such as your GoPro®, smartphone or GPS without adding any ...

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EnerPlex Jumpr Stack 3 & Jumpr Quad | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron

Posted on June 29, 2016 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (3)

EnerPlex™ Jumpr Stack 3 & Jumpr Quad | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron


Enerplex™ Jumpr Stack 3 | Portable/Rechargeable | Battery Pack | Retail: $39.99


The EnerPlex™ Jumpr Stack 3 is a handheld portable external battery pack great for on-the-go adventurers. The device is small, easy to use, and allows multiple charges f...

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Catalyst Case for iPhone 6 Plus | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron

Posted on June 20, 2016 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Catalyst® Case for iPhone 6 Plus | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron

PROTECTIVE-WATERPROOF CASE FOR IPHONE 6 PLUS - RESCUE RANGER $74.99


Full-screen crystal clear housing, your high-powered phone stays fully visible; make, model, and color, it’s all there. The Rescue Ranger offers a smooth, slim and sleek...

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Minus 33® Tanana Women's Expedition Crew | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron

Posted on June 4, 2016 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Minus 33® Tanana Women's Expedition Crew | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron

Women’s Heavyweight Merino Wool Top | Black | $95.99




Minus 33®, based in New Hampshire, still operates on the grounds of its original mill from 1916. This Minus 33® women’s tagless heavyweight 100% Merino wool Expedition C...

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Gear For Teens | The Gear Your Teen Wants | Mountain Matron

Posted on May 17, 2016 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Gear For Teens | The Gear Your Teen Wants | Mountain Matron

Teens aren’t typical and they don’t want typical gear. We believe creating a disconnection from every day life and cultivating a connection with nature doesn’t have to be all about smashing rocks to create fire or building shelter from leaves, and it really can be about comfort, too. We want to offer a...

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Havasupai Backpacking Gear | Backpacking Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on May 12, 2016 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Havasupai Backpacking Gear | Backpacking Arizona | Mountain Matron


  • Teton Sports Escape4300
  • ENO OneLink DoubleNest Sleep System
  • ALPS Mountaineering Packable Pillow
  • Teton Sports LEEF +20 Sleeping ...
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Teton Sports LEEF +20°F | Sleeping Bag | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron

Posted on February 20, 2016 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Teton Sports LEEF +20°F | Sleeping Bag | Product Spotlight 


 

LEEF +20°F | UltraLight Sleeping Bag W/ Body Mapping | $89.99


Upon the first field-review experience with the Teton Sports LEEF +20°F UltraLight Sleeping Bag with Body Mapping it was tested as an only layer of exterior sleep system warmth while tent camping during ...

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Thorlo TRMX Trail Running Sock - Product Spotlight - Mountain Matron

Posted on January 9, 2016 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Thorlo TRMX Trail Running Sock - Product Spotlight – Mountain Matron

Unisex Trail Running Sock


Thorlo, an American business with its stomping grounds in North Carolina, develop and distribute all their products directly from their location in Statesville. Thorlo takes deep pride in the products they sell and each item is thoroughly inspected before it’s deli...

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Thorlo TRHXW Trail Hiking Sock - Product Spotlight - Mountain Matron

Posted on January 8, 2016 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Thorlo TRHXW Trail Hiking Sock - Product Spotlight - Mountain Matron

 Women’s Hiking Sock


 Thorlo, an American business with its stomping grounds in North Carolina, develop and distribute all their products directly from their location in Statesville. Thorlo takes deep pride in the products they sell and each item is thoroughly interrogate...

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HikeGoo by Foot Kinetics - Product Spotlight - Mountain Matron

Posted on January 8, 2016 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

HikeGoo by Foot Kinetics – Product Spotlight – Mountain Matron

Protective Foot Cream


HikeGoo by Foot Kinetics of California was a sponsored product for my solo summer trip to Idaho in 2015. The entire Hell Hike And Raft 2015 team was provided the opportunity by Epic Social Adventures to test HikeGoo during our backcountry expedition.

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Action Wipes Sponsored Spotlight - Mountain Matron

Posted on November 16, 2015 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Action Wipes Sponsored Spotlight – Mountain Matron


Action Wipes, sponsored my solo trip to Idaho this past summer with a team of adventurers from Epic Social Adventures. I had heard of Action Wipes prior but hadn’t had the opportunity to experience them for myself.

Action Wipes are natural body wipes intended to provide all the amenities of a ten-m...

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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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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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Hell Hike And Raft 2015 Part One: BackpackingGear

Posted on August 27, 2015 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (3)

Hell Hike And Raft 2015 Part One: Backpacking Gear


There is so much to tell of Hell Hike And Raft 2015 it’s difficult to know where to start the telling. I’ve decided I would start from the very beginning.

THE GEAR

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