For Women Who DO.



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 →


The LOWA Innox GTX Lo ($190) has the look of a trail running shoe but the intention and purpose of an ultra-lightweight hiking shoe. Looks are deceiving. When I began testing these a couple months ago as day hikers, I noticed how… Continue Reading →

Patagonia Untracked Pants and Jacket

The search for a do-it-all jacket/pants combo is over. Patagonia has hit it out of the park with the Untracked series. I love them for resort and backcountry skiing, the fit is great, and the features are outstanding. There you… Continue Reading →

Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket Hoody

  I find it endlessly amusing that Patagonia now has to call the Down Sweater the Down Sweater Jacket. The “Sweater” part must have confused people.  Let me assure you that this is a down jacket – not a heavy… Continue Reading →

Your Stocking Stuffers NOW

Oops, is it a holiday or something? Things seem a tad…busy out there. If you’re sane, the last thing you feel like doing is chilling in line at the store for 90 minutes before battling back through jams of nog-drunk… Continue Reading →

Patagonia Fiona Parka

Feeling ogre-ish about the falling mercury? Slip into the Patagonia Fiona Parka for a respite.  I love it for snowy days; the length keeps the snow off my poor beleagered quads. Long and tailored to fit, the Fiona will flatter the… 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 →

Patagonia Nano-Air Jacket

    You’ve probably already heard about this jacket as it was assessed to death when it first came out.  The idea of the jacket technology is that it’s so insulating and breathable that once you put it on, you… Continue Reading →

Hot Outdoors Trends: Urban Skatefishing

The way to be cool in the outdoors these days is not to do just one plain old activity. You have to add something else in. You can’t just go for a hike, you’ve got to carry something expensive with you so… Continue Reading →

Patagonia Ascensionist 45L Backpack

Forming a cohesive opinion about this backpack has been a little tough. It has a lot of plusses but some serious minuses. I delved into an interview with a Patagonia ambassador to learn more about the reasons for the minuses…. Continue Reading →

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