I’ll be the first to admit it: it can be a bit confusing to shop for rain jackets. It seems every manufacturer has their own proprietary waterproofing technology, a couple of trademarked names, and there must be hundreds of different rain jackets on the market! Marmot rain jackets are some of our best-sellers, so, let’s […]
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Re-introducing The North Face Summit Series for 2015
Remember the Summit Series? This isn’t a brand-new concept; after all, we’ve talked about The North Face Summit Series before, especially about the process between TNF’s designers and athlete team to improve and refine the offering. But it went away for Fall/Winter 2014, and it’s returning in a completely different format. Let’s start there. Summit […]
Which Patagonia fleece jacket is the best fleece jacket for you?
This fall, I’ve already had three friends send me an email or text with the same question: “Which is the best fleece jacket?” It can be a difficult question to answer, because there are so many Patagonia fleece jackets available, and because the best fleece jacket for you will vary widely depending on what you […]
Quick reference: a “cheat sheet” for buying down-filled Marmot sleeping bags
You probably know this already, but Marmot makes really, really nice sleeping bags, especially the down bags. Honestly, it’s hard to go wrong with any of them! That said, there are so many different Marmot down sleeping bags, it can be a little confusing to browse the selection. Which fill-power of goose down best fits […]
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Tips for Hiking and Backpacking with Dogs
If you are a dog owner, and you enjoy hiking or backpacking, it’s only logical that you’ll find yourself wanting to take your dog along with you. After all, why leave man’s best friend alone at home — or a kennel — when they’ll probably enjoy your trip as much as you will? Hiking and […]