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Troy Lee Designs A1 Reflex

Yes, as a matter of fact July is National Bike Helmet Month at Gear Gals! The Troy Lee Designs A1 Reflex ($165) is a cycling helmet with a reinforced polycarbonate shell in-molded with an EPS liner. Bike helmets, believe it or… Continue Reading →

Troy Lee Designs Skyline short

If July is beginning to feel like National Mountain Bike Shorts Month at Gear Gals it’s because it probably is. We took the Troy Lee Designs Skyline short ($75), an enduro/all-mountain mountain bike short, out for some rides recently and… Continue Reading →

The Timbuk2 Sunset Rack Trunk 

What a joy bike picnic’ing is with the Timbuk2 Sunset Rack Trunk ($110). All the stresses of life, the endless supply of inept douche canoe’s that the Universe has strewn along the Gear Gal Marie Highway of Life, suddenly seem… Continue Reading →

LOWA San Luis GTX Lo

During errands yesterday in my LOWA San Luis GTX Lo ($200) I thought, “If I had been clocking the miles I walked in these suckers over the past four months, I could have walked the Leadville Trail 100 four times… Continue Reading →

The Head Geargal’s Advice Column

I have long fantasized about starting an outdoor advice column. Admittedly this idea stemmed in part from the popularity of my “Outdoor Dating” series. In this hypothetical advice column, I’d take inquiries from wayward outdoorsy souls; such things as “With… Continue Reading →

Link: The Problem With Women’s Outdoor Gear

The Toast just published this awesome article, “Outfitting for Adventure: The Problem With Women’s Outdoor Gear” by Kate Worteck, in which I am quoted. Kate did a great job of summarizing all the issues with women’s gear, and the comments… Continue Reading →

Outdoor Fallacies: You Carry Your Fears

Today’s installment of Outdoors Fallacies is about another overused and newish phrase, one that goes hand in hand with the pompous “there’s no bad weather, just bad gear.”  Lately the ultralight ethos has degenerated into “mocking people for carrying intelligent amounts… Continue Reading →

Outdoor Fallacies: “It Doesn’t Get Easier, You Just Get Faster”

I’ve heard this chirpy slogan used to console (and ineptly encourage) people struggling with the difficulties of sport. It’s that time-worn classic scenario; one weekend warrior wanting to learn mountain biking teams up with a buddy, an obsessive exerciser who… Continue Reading →

Please Stop Being Afraid of Turning 40, Outdoors Women

In the past week, I have had three different women moan about turning 40. GASP. And then today in the grocery store,  a woman I know said she was envious of my outdoors adventures, but she has small kids. “In… Continue Reading →

When An Event Promotes Oppression of Women

OK, so go read this: Male only marathon? Boycott please.   Now read the email I just sent to the organizers (and copied to the sponsors/partners of the event): Hello, I’m writing to you to express how disappointing and wrong… Continue Reading →

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