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Road Trip: Alaska's Stunning Kenai Peninsula
by Robert King Part test drive, part Alaskan adventure, the launch of the 2018 Chevy Cruze Diesel was nothing if not exciting. The rally took us around the Kenai Peninsula from Anchorage to Homer and back again, seeing as much uninhabited nature...
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Word of Mouth: Kauai Adventures
Five minutes after landing on Kauai, you spot one: a colorful, carefree chicken that, strutting around aimlessly in the rental car parking lot, defines free-range. The sighting seems novel at first, but here the bucolic bird is almost as ubiquitous...
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Previewing The Cariboos Lodge 2018 Summer Adventure Program
In the late '70s, the Cariboos Lodge was the first location that adventure tourism group Canadian Mountain Holidays used for summer lodging. This destination ceased operations in 2008—until now. We previewed the 2018 Cariboos Lodge Summer Adventure...
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Head-to-Toe Hemp
Far from new-age, hemp was grown by colonial American farmers—in fact, the first American flag sewn by Betsy Ross was made from it. As a fabric, hemp outperforms cotton in strength and durability. Naturally resistant to mold and ultraviolet light...
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Tech-Forward Climbing Gear
Technology in climbing is nothing new—the industry is always evolving to assist humans with their mountain pursuits. That said, the tech keeps getting better. Gear is getting lighter, more durable, more functional and more fluid, giving climbers an...
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Summer Camping Essentials
It's not summer until you've made an escape to the great outdoors—and maybe cooked a S'more on an open fire. As we quickly approach August, those in the Northern Hemisphere are taking time out in the wilderness; floating in rivers, hiking, and swimming...
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Kammok Roo Kit
Two brands that love the outdoors and great design, Topo Designs and Kammok have teamed up for a seriously fun hammock kit. Included is the 500-pound capacity Kammok Roo, which is designed for comfort and easy set-up (and the all-important packing...
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Outpost Upends the Trade Show Format
Twice a year the outdoor industry descends on Salt Lake City for Outdoor Retailer, a massive four-day event at the Salt Palace Convention Center featuring next season's products. From athletes and buyers to media, the cavernous hall is packed with...
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Ascending Cascade Mountain with Canadian Rockies Mountain Guides
As expected for mid-June, there are flowers on the Bow Valley floor in Alberta, Canada, but the surrounding mountains are covered in snow. Because of this recent snow fall, our climb will be a little more difficult, says our guide Patrick Jerome. The...
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Spring Ski Gear
This week the equinox occurred, meaning—for the Northern Hemisphere—spring ski touring is right around the corner. Having comfortable no-fuss gear is key for an enjoyable trip during the warmer months. Like with all outdoor sports, it's best to...
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Cactus Tent
Covered in very cute illustrations of cacti, this bright yellow tent by Australian brand Camp Pineapple is a delightfully playful alternative to standard issue tents. Since the tent is a pop-up it's easy to assemble, and once set up it stands at 91cm...
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Co-Op Quarter Dome Air Hammock
Crafted from lightweight ripstop nylon and bug-repelling mesh, REI's Quarter Dome Air Hammock also happens to be a swaying, functional tent. Built for one occupant seeking a sleeping area off the ground, the hammock comes complete with a nylon rainfly...
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Paragliding, Cat- and Heli-Skiing at Revelstoke, British Columbia
Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British Columbia has the longest vertical descent in North America—set atop Mt MacKenzie in the Selkirk Range. With views overlooking the stunning Monashee Mountains and the Columbia River Valley, Revelstoke is part of...
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Indigo Fade Beanie
Sky Like Snow's unisex Indigo Fade beanie is made with uber-soft New England yarn and is hand-dyed using organically processed Japanese indigo grown at their Vermont studio. The double-sided design is guaranteed to keep you warm all winter long, just...
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Desert Iron Folding Knife
Handmade in Seattle by award-winning metal- and leather-smith Robb Gray, Filson's Desert Iron folding knife is crafted out of native Northwest wood and is built with full tang for maximum strength. Each individually numbered knife comes with a bridle...
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High Kite + Journey Tube
The World's Best Ever's HIGH Kite and Journey Tube are two items made for outdoor adventuring and spreading positive vibes. Each kite is hand-stitched by Miami-based kite-maker Dan Ward and serves as a bold statement—whether in use or on display. The...
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lululemon Taps Deep Design Expertise to Create New Outerwear for Men
In the last year the number of men we’re seeing wearing lululemon has increased drastically. Known since its early days for making yoga clothes for women, the Vancouver-based brand added menswear in 2013, around the same time they broadened their athletic...
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AutoCamp, Russian River
In a stunning native Redwood forest about an hour and a half from San Francisco, AutoCamp's latest location has just been unveiled—and it's unsurprisingly a feast for the eyes. For those who love getting outdoors, but not exactly "roughing it...
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Cinch Tote
Whether using it for a picnic, weekend away or to lug your groceries around town, Topo Designs and Woolrich's collaboration Cinch Tote is super-functional and its USA woolen fabrics means it's great for transitional seasons. Made in Colorado, the bag...
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Toolbox BBQ
Made to look just like a toolbox, Suck UK's portable BBQ makes for superior picnics and camping. Featuring a grill, warming rack and storage tray, it folds up just like a regular toolbox for easy transportation. With a removable fuel tray for charcoal...
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Sand Escape Beach Blanket
This huge beach blanket is big enough to fit the whole gang (it measures nine by seven feet) but packs down into its own little bag, making it super-easy to transport from beach to park—whether you're cycling or taking the bus. Made from parachute...
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P.E Nation's Retro-Inspired Activewear
In a saturated market of activewear—or athleisure—Australia's P.E Nation (officially launching today in the US) had a mean feat ahead of them: to actually stand out. With their bright colors, retro vibes and some non-traditional fabrics and cuts...
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S'More Roaster
No camping (or staycation) adventure is complete without a fire, and no campfire is complete without s'mores. But sometimes cooking the sweet treat can be difficult, not to mention messy, with skewers and sticks. Essentially three little cages with...
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Keeping Dry in ourCaste's Bags
Michael Quinones and Matt Davis met almost a decade ago in Newport Beach; both as new implants. "He and a group of friends had moved from the San Bernardino area out to Orange County just as I had moved up from San Diego. We were 21 or so, and...
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The Galápagos: Nature's Laboratory
While snorkeling along the rocks of Devil’s Crown, a volcanic crater that protrudes from the equatorial waters off the coast of the Galápagos’ Floreana Island, I find myself nearly nose-to-nose with a native sea lion. He seems just as eager to check...
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