Gear Review: Deuter Pace 28L SL (Women’s)

We have loved Deuter packs for many years now, using their ACT and Lite series for backpacking, the Comfort Air kid carrier and many of their kid’s backpacks for a variety of adventure. So when I was looking for a day pack that would work for Backcountry ski touring as well as day hikes in the…

My Favorites from Aventura Clothing 2015

This last spring I had the honor of becoming one of Aventura Clothing’s new 2015 Ambassadors. I was majorly stoke… in fact I still am! It isn’t too often you get the chance to team up with a brand that you love and practically live in. I say “practically” because I also spend an embarrassingly…

Gear Review: Switch Sunglasses and Liberty Sports Eyewear

As a jack-of-all-trades family, our collection of eyewear is impressive. Between the five of us, sunglasses, goggles, running sunglasses, work glasses, etc litter our house like my son’s lego collection. But our eye wear has become increasing important to us. And although I’d long given up on glasses or goggles with interchanging lenses (it simply…

Gear Review: Packable Duffles by Granite Gear

Other than aquiring the gear needed to adventure with kids, the largest obstacle for most parents people is organizing it. Or packing it. Or both. So naturally we are up for trying out every “good idea” of a travel bag that we find. Granite Gear Packable Duffles Tested in: Road Trips, weekend travel, gear organization…

Gear Review: Boreas Larkin Day Pack

Larkin Pack by Boreas Tested in: Alpine day hikes, city bike commuting, slot canyons. Cost: $79.99 Best Use: 18-liter Day pack for hiking, bike commuting, or travel. Selling Points: The sleek styling and compact design of the pack will appeal to both the adventurer and city slicker looking for an easy access, multi-use pack. It has…

Skida Headwear and Accessories for the whole family

A few months ago I became acquainted with Skida through the Instagram photos of many of my favorite female skiers, boarders and mountaineers. I guess you could say marketing through influential athletes works because I immediately checked Skida out. Skida Skida hats and headbands are homegrown with a passion for taking a fresh perspective on…

Gear Review: Grand Traverse by Vasque

A good approach shoe will quickly become your most used shoe in your arsenal. Great for easy climbing and scrambling, they [usually] are also great for urban adventures, hiking, backpacking and for wear in the winter or shoulder seasons. After previously wearing out my Camp Four approach shoes by Five Ten, I’ve been on the…

Review: Mercola All Natural Bug Spray

Tested in: Northern Utah, Wasatch Range Cost: $14 / 8 oz. bottle Best Use: Mosquito repellant for those looking for an all-natural option, especially for use on kids or pets. Mercola All-Natural Bug Spray Selling Points: All Natural, no DEET: I am not one of those “anti-chemical” people… especially when a herd of blood sucking…

New Gear: Ecoths Clothing for Men

Today we get to introduce you to new clothing line called Ecoths, pronounced “Ecos”, for all you men. Their clothing is 100% natural and blends elements of style with practicals from the rugged outdoors. One of the things that caught my attention about this company was their desire to give back – for every garment they…