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Review: WindPouch GO Inflatable Hammock

Overview The WindPouch Go inflatable hammock is a convenient and fun outdoor ‘lounge chair’ that you can bring anywhere. Great for the beach, mountains, backyard or watching a kid’s softball game at the park. Pros Super easy to inflate when there is wind Comfortable Cons If there is no wind, you’ll have to run around to scoop air into the bag. Snap ...
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REVIEW: Hiking with HOKA ONE ONE® (TOR ULTRA HI WP & MAFATE 4)

OVERVIEW Already huge fans of ultra-lightweight, maximalist, HOKA ONE ONE® sneakers for ultra-running, we couldn’t wait to try out their new hiking/mountain running shoes on Wyoming’s Grand Tetons Crest Trail and in Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains. Between the two parks, we backpacked over 100 miles in Hoka One One’s new Tor Ultra Hi WP and Mafate 4. DESIGN FEATURES & FIELD ...
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REVIEW: Insulates with Air, NuDown’s Mount Whitney Vest

Overview The next generation of insulating, technical performance outerwear has arrived. Move over down, wool, synthetic and polar fleece… NuDown’s patent pending technology is here and all you need is air. Ever go skiing, backpacking, hiking, running or do anything outside where you needed to bring an extra layer in case the temperature dropped? Well, life gets a little easier with ...
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REVIEW: OOFOS THONGS, The ‘Oh-Face’ of Footwear

Some say it is ‘orgasmic.’ Others describe it as ‘an overwhelming rush of pleasure.’ They are talking about thongs. No, not those type of thongs, the footwear kind. A recovery footwear called OOFOS. I tried them and… OOhh my, they are wonderful! Review: OOFOS OOriginal & OOlala Thong Collections Overview When you put on a pair of OOFOS thongs, it feels as if you are walking on ...
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What to Wear for a 50-Mile Ultra-Marathon

“There is no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” ~ Ranulph Fiennes In any adventure, backpacking, mountaineering, cycling etc., what you wear is as important as training. It can make the difference between having fun, being miserable, having to call it quits and in some cases, life or death. Running an ultra-marathon is no different. In March, I ran the 51.4-mile ...
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