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Wrangler Active/Outdoor Wear

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I have long been fond of Wrangler’s signature pearl-snap button cowboy shirts for everyday use and for warm-season hiking and mountain biking because of the ease with which you can snap open a couple buttons and ventilate while on the ...

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Garmont Dragontail MNT GTX Hiking Shoes

If you’re looking for a low-cut, relatively light hiking and backpacking shoe with the stability and stiffness of a more burly boot, Garmont’s Dragontail MNT GTX is worth checking out. Breaking them in on trails around town, I was impressed ...

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Pettet Endurance Project Running Shirts

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Taking its name from the Spokane street that many runners know thanks to Doomsday Hill, western Washington-based Pettet Endurance Project makes high-quality, sustainably-sourced Merino wool running apparel right here in the U.S. While PEP prides itself in creating tough, well-designed ...

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GSI Outdoors Enamelware

Nothing beats starting the day at your favorite camp spot with the sound of an old-school percolating coffee pot bubbling away while sitting in your camp chair enjoying morning bird song with the smell of steamy java wafting through the ...

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Gear Flashback: A Gaiter Love Story

Two months after we moved to Coeur d’Alene in 2008, the Inland Northwest received a heavy dump of fluffy snow. The morning after, my husband Young donned his cane snowshoes and vintage Outdoor Research Crocodile Gore-Tex and Cordura gaiters and ...

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Winter Adventure Gear: Jogging Stroller Bar Mitts

Before I ever decided to procreate, I never would have believed that one day I would be pushing my 30-pound progeny through ice, slush and snow in a high-tech stroller/bike cart/jogging stroller that’s more structurally sound than most of the ...

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Winter Adventure Gear: OTBT Providence Sneaker

These flat, stylish women’s sneakers are crafted with leather and rich fabrics and have a fabulous rear-entry Velcro closure that allows for easy tightening around the ankles. They are super warm and have surprisingly good traction, making them perfect for ...

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Winter Adventure Gear: Pearl Izumi Softshell Elite MTB Shoe Cover

I once went into a bike shop looking for some piece of gear to keep my toes from going numb while riding in the winter and had a shop mechanic suggest stuffing newspaper into my riding shoes. I appreciated the ...

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Winter Adventure Gear: Saucony Omni Reflex Running Tight

I asked for running tights for Christmas because I was tired of my legs freezing while sporting my usual 1990s grunge era shorts and long underwear running outfit, and this pair specifically because they are highly visible in the dark, ...

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Winter Adventure Gear: Oboz Bridger Insulated BDry Boot

It’s not easy to find a boot that can be everything in the winter. Unless you wear this one. I demoed these boots (with a touch of feminine fluff at the top) in a few real life scenarios: hiking, shoveling ...

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