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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 →

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 →

Molding Method For Perfect Ski Boot Liners

There is only one person in the world that I let work on my ski and mountaineering boots. This is because I’m extremely picky about boots and a) I think most gear store are full of shit when it comes… Continue Reading →

Geargals and Bikes: A History

If you are a regular reader you have undoubtedly notice our new writer, Marie, who has taken the proverbial ball and run fast and far with it. Reading her reviews, I hearken back to the days in which I was… Continue Reading →

North Platte River Fly Shop: because shopping local isn’t just for organic carrots

We’ve all been there. Pushed through the heavy, industrial-grade oaken double doors of a national retailer to an ocular orgasm of Patagonia in every price range and style from New! This! Season! to last season’s leftovers at 50% off. But… Continue Reading →

How To Use Less Plastic

If you’re one of the millions still nursing a strained cringe reflex from the following agonizing video, it’s time to take some serious action to make sure this stops happening: The day after watching this, I took the trash over… Continue Reading →

There’s More To Women Than Tampons

Tampons are on my mind at the moment. They’re there because of two happenings this week (and nope, neither of them were the arrival of my period, she’s been gone for years): the OIWC “Pitchfest” at Outdoor Retailer trade show,… Continue Reading →

That Bad Scene In “Pretty Faces” Ski Movie, Explained

A few posts back I reviewed the ski film “Pretty Faces: The Story of A Skier Girl.” I didn’t really do my homework apparently, because I had no idea this film was produced by a male. I did, though, note… Continue Reading →

Brand Focus: Rab

As I trudged through a deluge and deepening mud puddles today on my daily dog hike, I pondered what I was wearing. This probably because I’d finally pushed my favorite soft shell pants to their limitations, but they are still… Continue Reading →

Why Are Cyclists So Pedantic?

If you’ve been keeping up with the Reviews section you’ve seen some mansplainin’ going on around here. We don’t take too kindly to that in these parts so you’ve also seen some sarcasm a’flyin’. I’ve handled mansplainers before (who hasn’t?),… Continue Reading →

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