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We Have Teamed-up With Teton Sports!

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (2)

We Have Teamed-up With Teton Sports!




I mean Y-O-U and me when I say “we”.☺


 

We all know one of the largest perks of any gear-geek’s world is getting new gear and Teton Sports just upped the ante ...

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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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A Few Summertime Favorites

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

A Few Summertime Favorites


I’m an Arizona native and while residents of many other states in the U.S. find summer to be when snow finally melts, temps have risen and the sun is shining bright unfortunately we Phoenicians find those same three actions brutally unbearable by mid August, but year after y...

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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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Columbia® Womens EvaPOURation Jacket - Preview

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Columbia® Women’s EvaPOURation™ Jacket  - Preview


I purchased the Columbia® women’s EvaPOURation™ Jacket for a backpacking and rafting trip in the state of Idaho during the first week of September 2014. While the weather probably will not be cold while we backpack, we may(not likely but you never know) encounter some ra...

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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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The Pillow Plus- Product Spotlight

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The Pillow Plus- Product Spotlight





The Pillow Plus, a Missouri Company producing and retailing a pillow created for busy and on–the-go lifestyles, I have the “Indoor Comfort” pillow and this pillow is most certainly a compact, versatile, soft and easy to use pillow. The Pillow Plus has two layers to it. On...

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Cairn Box O' Gear - Product Spotlight

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

CAIRN Box O' Gear- Product Spotlight


As a participant of the #HellHikeAndRaft crew headed to Idaho in September with America’s Rafting Company I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to receive a CAIRN box sent just for me.

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Bound By Basics (Backpack Essentials For Day Hiking)

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Bound By Basics (Backpack Essentials For Day Hiking)


 

#1.  Backpack OR Hydration Pack

I prefer a hydration p...

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Mountain Matron Gear Review- ibex Outdoor Clothing, Ladies, Lotus Print Tee

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

ibex Outdoor Clothing,Ladies Lotus Print Tee


Verde PR contacted me on Twitter in regards to ibex and their new digital catalog campaign: Merino In The Summer.

ibex was launching their new Spring/Summer 2013 tablet catalog on the...

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5 Reasons The TETON Sports Summit 1500 Backpack Trumps My Previous Daypack

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (3)

5 Reasons The TETON Sports Summit 1500 Backpack Trumps My Previous Daypack


#1. The shape of this pack is slender and sleek, yet it still carries much more than my previous daypack.


#2. Pocket placement is phenomenal. Providing you with several zippered locations across the entire pack.

...

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Mountain Matron Gear Review- RIBZ Front Pack

Posted on February 6, 2014 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (3)

RIBZ Front Pack


RIBZ contacted me

on Twitter and asked if I would be at all interested in giving their Front Pack a try and publish a review. I readily agreed. Prior to that I hadn’t heard of the RIBZ Front Pack and didn’t know anything about RIBZwear.

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2014 Gift Giving Guide For The Outdoorsy Valentine | Mountain Matron

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

2014 Gift Giving Guide For The Outdoorsy Valentine


Valentine’s Day is around the corner and many people are stressed about what to buy their Valentine. I happen to not be a huge fan of Valentine’s Day and believe in the ever-so-corny saying, “I don’t need a holiday ...

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