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Tested: 2016 Holiday Gear Guide

By On November 23, 2016

It’s Thanksgiving Week! Which means Black Friday sales are coming up. And Shop Local events, too. Instead of shopping on Black Friday, I’ll be participating in Fresh Air Friday, along with Colorado… Read More

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Tested: Native Eyewear

By On October 6, 2016

I recently went to the optometrist for a new prescription for my contacts. He did some kind of funky optic nerve scan, essentially shooting lasers into my pupils to see how everything… Read More

Hillsound Trail Crampon Pro
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Tested: Hillsound Trail Crampon Pro

By On March 18, 2016

If you are one of those outdoor adventurists that refuses to let winter weather stop you from getting out on the trails, then there are two essential traction devices you’re going to… Read More

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Tested: 2015 Holiday Gear Guide

By On December 9, 2015

This is the year that I have turned into a complete gear geek. I used to not care as much, especially as a minimalist, but my mountain experiences are made by how… Read More

Cascade Quick Lock Carbon Fiber Trekking Pole
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Tested: Cascade Mountain Tech Trekking Poles

By On May 22, 2015

This is a tale of why you never say never. Or judge people for the gear they use, because one day you could find yourself using the very same thing and loving… Read More

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Tested: Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra

By On April 14, 2015

Since taking on Fresh Air Fort Collins eight months ago, I’ve amassed more outdoor gear than ever before. I was never a gear junkie…until we started prepping for our elk hunt last… Read More


Adventures in Gear Checks: Retiring Your Harness

By On December 20, 2012

Gear checks are adventures in the sense that you might have one if you gear actually fails. I classify this kind of adventure as a Donner party sort of adventure. Or an… Read More

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Best Boots: The Pair That Will Get You from Work to Bike to Bar all Winter Long

By On November 15, 2012

  I find myself in the same conundrum every year. Not which ski pass to buy. Not where to spend Christmas. But how to keep my feet dry and warm while biking… Read More

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Khumbu Gear Review: Horsetooth Shirt and Sagarthma Pant

By On August 9, 2012

The cool thing about writing a blog is that you are the owner of a platform perfect for local businesses to reach local readers. Which means I get to review local gear… Read More