Mountain Hardwear Stretchdown Jacket Gear Review

A few months ago, at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, Mountain Hardwear provided me a sample of their new StretchDown Jacket (available Fall 2016) to test out. By seam welding the baffles (keeping the down in place) and using a stretchy material, they have negated a common complaint about down jackets, their lack of mobility. The … More Mountain Hardwear Stretchdown Jacket Gear Review

#Hikerchat Snowshoe Outing 2016

You should head to Salt Lake City when the Outdoor Retailer Markets happen, even if you have no interest in the ORShow itself. Why? #Hikerchat outings! They truly are the highlight of my time there, meeting old friends, making new ones, and seeing beautiful Utah scenery. The workout is a bonus, as is the after-party … More #Hikerchat Snowshoe Outing 2016

Gear: The North Face Vanton boot

I recently ordered The North Face Vanton boot for myself and my son from REI. We both love them! It’s a VERY funky looking boot, very reminiscent of a snowboard boot, toasty warm and extremely light. I wore them this morning to shovel snow and was extremely happy with them. The North Face says: For treks … More Gear: The North Face Vanton boot