Olas Verdes: Costa Rica’s Greenest Boutique Surf Hotel

An affordable, laid-back beach hideout with a distinctly Tico attitude

If the quip “The journey is the destination” typifies your approach to travel then set your sights on Playa Guiones, Costa Rica. The humble but growing beach town is a two-and-a-half hour drive over mostly washboard dirt roads from the nearest international airport. Passing through towns small and smaller, getting lost in the scenery is easy. The region’s agricultural roots give way to modern snippets …

Yesler American-Made Athletic Apparel

Bringing activewear production back stateside with locally made fabrics and considered design

While a large portion of manufacturing for products sold in America is still done overseas, consumers are finding more and more products proudly bearing the “Made in the USA” label. Performance athletic apparel is one category where American manufacturing continues to lag, but Seattle-based Yesler is determined to change that. The brand launches today on Kickstarter with two product offerings—versatile athletic shorts for men and …

Opedix KNEE-Tec

Structural joint support with a design inspired by human anatomy and backed by science

Getting older isn’t all “silver fox” gray hairs and acquiring sage wisdom; running up the years has a few downsides. Staying healthy enough year-in, year-out to do the sports we love—from charging backcountry powder in the mountains to simply taking a run through the park—sometimes requires a little help from science. Luckily, there are KNEE-Tec tights from Vail, Colorado-based Opedix, developed with years of biomechanics …