Looking for a new snowboard that can navigate soft powder, sweet lines, and tree groves? There are plenty of mainstream brands out there, but if you’re looking for the smaller batch experts who test out their products themselves, check out some of the best backcountry snowboards and brands.
Food always tastes better after a day of outdoor adventure. That’s just a fact, and something I can consider part of the magic of getting outside. That said, some camping food not only tastes better than others, but also provides a better source of key nutrients for recovery and refueling. We’ve put together a list of the best camping food packed with nutritional and antioxidant-full ingredients to take on your next outing.
Camping season is upon us! Time to make the outdoors your home for a little while. There are a ton of example camping lists out there, and we wanted to add a little industry expertise and flair to the typical rundown of “1 sleeping bag, 1 stove, etc”. Which sleeping bag? Which stove?? And what are some other pieces of cool camping gear that don’t make it on those packing lists?
Biking is an amazing way to get around, whether you’re commuting in the city, making tracks in mountain trails, or rolling beachside on a lazy Sunday. What’s a lot less fun is wearing a backpack while you bike; the pack can rub against your back, it produces an unnecessary layer of sweat, and maybe even cause some loss of balance. If you’re on the hunt for a bike bag to carry your gear, laptop, or your smaller belongings, take a look at some of these awesome brands.
Your average hiking day could be a 1 mile in and out to a waterfall, 6 mile loop, or a 15 mile sunrise-to-sunset trek. No matter where you fall on that spectrum, you’ll want a high quality hiking backpack to help get you there and back again. We’ve spun up a list of packs for you to check out - pro tip, if you’re looking at shorter hikes, backs that are 30L or smaller will do the trick. Any further than 6 miles, you’ll likely want a bigger pack.
High quality, good-looking, performance-ready AND affordable ski goggles - these smaller brands are cooking these up left and right. All of the ski goggles on this list offer lens-changing capabilities so you can make sure you using the optimal lens for whatever skiing condition comes up. Take a look at the other features these top 7 ski goggles offer to up your fun and safety factors, and look rad while you’re at it.
No matter why or how you like to ski, you’ll need some sweet ski clothing brands to make sure you’ve got your technical performance and style bases covered. These ten brands have all made their mark on the ski industry with their innovative, adventure-focused, fun-loving clothing and apparel products.
Looking to gear up with some climbing pants this season? We’ve got a stellar list of the best climbing pants out right now from some of our favorite smaller brands that are laser-focused on producing durable, high quality, stylish pants. With any of these 7 top trousers, crushing climbs will never have felt so good.
When you think “skiing” and “lines”, your first thought isn’t the horrendous lift lines on a Saturday morning. No, your mind jumps to the last amazing line you skied and your heart races at the thought of cruising through trees on soft, soft powder. If you’re ready to bump your backcountry game to the next level, check out our lineup of high quality handcrafted skis made by and for skiers.
They say a traveler is only as good as their pack. I say that’s not quite the whole story, but it’s on the right track. Adventure means hitting cobblestone streets, hiking trails, beaches or maybe a lazy café, and you need to be able to rely on a single top-notch travel backpack to fill all those separate roles. Choose one of these versatile, stylin’ (versastylin’?) backpacks for the next time you go jet-setting.
You’re here because you love getting outside. Camping out overnight is the best way to maximize the amount of time you spend in the backcountry. The right sleeping bag will travel easily while you’re trekking during the day and keep you warm and comfortable at night. Check out some of these new exciting lightweight sleeping bag brands on the market.
The days are getting longer, my friends. That means ditching the climbing gym on weekends and hitting the real rocks. One piece of gear every top-roper, sport/trad climber, boulderer, or climber of any other variation needs is a trusty chalk bag. These innovative, small-scale brands are producing some awesome handmade chalk bags that will have you performing your best and looking good doing it - in the gym and on the real granite.
Four of the best day hiking backpacks for the next time you hit the trail:So you’ve decided to start hiking. You have the snacks, the rain jacket, the water bottle and first aid supplies. Now you just need a place to store all your supplies on your adventures.
The wide range of available bags can seem intimidating. While some daypacks are less than 20 liters in capacity, it’s better to go with something between 20 and 30 liters so you have a little more space to carry extra snacks or jackets on longer hikes. Daypacks also make great carry-on bags for plane trips or work bags for the bike commuter.
3 pieces of cool ski gear you need for this season: It’s never too early pull out the ski wax and start ski dreaming. Snow is already falling on some of the best slopes in the Rocky Mountains.
Even if you have great gear and clothing, you can never have too many ski accessories. Having the best jacket or driest pants won’t help you record that awesome mogul run for posterity. But whether you’re making fresh tracks in the backcountry or just trying your first black diamond, these gadgets will help you enjoy the ride even more.
The best winter sleeping bags for every situation: The leaves are changing to gold, morning dew has turned to morning frost and your summer sleeping bag isn’t protecting you from the chill anymore.
The question of what kind of bag to buy, though, is not just seasonal. Whether you want down insulation—better warmth for weight ration—or synthetic filling, which is cheaper and hardier, is a perennial consideration. Full zip, mummy bags, or full hood are all things you should consider for keeping you warm in the cold months.
The best hiking gadgets to improve your next adventure: In theory, you only need a good pair of shoes to hit the trails. But with new tools and gadgets coming out every year, why not invest in a few tools to make your hikes more fun?
Beyond hiking poles and packs, there’s a wide world of products to bring with you into the wilderness. Here are a few to consider for your next outing.
Reddy Yeti has partnered with some pretty badass climbing gear startups, some of which I’ve been lucky enough to test out. These brands all approach their gear production with laser focus and passion for getting outside and staying out there as long as possible. When it comes to top notch rock climbing gear, you’ll see the word “durable” come up a lot; rock climbers need gear you can trust and won’t wear down from a few scrapes against the granite. You’ll find that kind of dependability with these brands.
I’ve been there plenty of times: an hour into the hike, and kicking myself for my gear choices. Whenever you prepare to head into the backcountry, even if it’s just for a day hike, you have to hit that balance between preparedness, comfort, and the limited space in your pack. To cut down on the number of times this happens to you, we’ve curated a list of compact hiking gear that you’ll be happy you brought along.