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Gear Gals Gift Guide for the Christmas Stocking

November is the month that sparks the wave of blatant commercialism and marketing designed to get us to buy, buy, buy and buy some more. But if you’re going to buy, buy, buy, buy with intent, purpose and quality products. Here… Continue Reading →

Patagonia Nano-Air Light hoody & Nano-Air Light pants

With so much focus these days on responsibly-sourced down, it’s easy to overlook synthetic-fill garments that keep you warm for considerably less money. Like the Patagonia Nano-Air Light hoody ($299) and the Patagonia Nano-Air Light pants ($149). What I liked… Continue Reading →

Timbuk2 Lux pannier

The  Timbuk2 Lux pannier ($169) is a twenty-two liter roll-top cycling pannier with excellent organizational features. Every bike commuter has her own reason for getting to work under her own steam, but we all share one common denominator: We need… Continue Reading →

Native Eyewear Upslope goggles

I’m excited for winter! Due to the Native Eyewear Upslope goggles ($129), which are new for Fall/Winter 2017. I had the opportunity to test these premium-lensed goggles while fatbiking earlier this year long before they hit market. The thing with… Continue Reading →

Nau Nazca Alpaca Sweater

I love the Fashion Weeks of New York, London, Paris and Milan because it gives me an opportunity to criticize. This year’s theme seemed to be the present confronting the past and transforming it into the future. But because the Nau… Continue Reading →

Toad & Co Mojacette overshirt

The Fashion Weeks of New York, London, Paris and Milan have come and gone, a tedious, month-long international relay of (over-priced and fugly) fashion that has zero functionality in real life. Sadly, the Toad & Co Mojacette overshirt ($109) was… Continue Reading →

Katadyn BeFree

The Katadyn BeFree ($39.95) is an ultra-lightweight and compact/collapsilbe water bottle with an integrated microfilter that allows you to filter water for drinking. It is, in fact, water filtration at its most nascent and basic core: Just fill the bottle… Continue Reading →

The Gear Gals Fall Running Kit

Even though the change from summer to fall means running in cooler temperatures, you still need to have the basics, like Balega socks, Sneaker Balls, SofSole Neutral Arch insoles, Brilliant stick-on reflective safety strips, a supportive Falke bra, some Chamois… Continue Reading →

The Gear Gals Zagat-like rating on Omeals, AlpineAire & Mountain House camping food

Freeze-dried camping food rarely evokes those orgasmic sensations oftentimes displayed on Andrew Zimmern’s face when he ingests a deep-fried scorpion-on-a-stick (they say it tastes like bean curd). But some recently sampled some meals and snacks from Mountain House, AlpineAir and… Continue Reading →

Osprey Mira AG 26L

Before I dive into the review of the Osprey Mira AG 26 ($165), a gratuitous rant is needed. So much of the outdoor industry’s spin on women-specific gear feels like a pervasive marketing gimmick to “reach women” and “engage them… Continue Reading →

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