Category: Roundups and Other Stuff

How to Break in Your New Bike

Step 1: Check all of the parts on the bike before your first ride to make sure that they aren’t broken. Step 2: Ride off loading dock. If you follow these two easy steps, you bike will be broken-in in...

Top Hiking Shoes for Women

Hiking season is in full bloom and time to head to the outdoors. Keep your feet protected with all-wheel drive quality hiking shoes to keep feet health, happy and secure. During the work week, women squish and squash their feet...

Best Bike Racks for Cars

Taking to the trails with your bike is wonderful but as with most things, getting there can be half the battle. Unless you’re rolling in a cube van, chances are your bicycle isn’t going to fit into your car without...

Best Energy Bars for Hiking

As any seasoned hiker will tell you, not all energy bars created equal. Some are nutrient-dense, whole food powerhouses whereas others are essentially sugary candy bars dressed up in sporty packaging. When choosing a bar to take on the trails,...

Best Bike Trailers

Whether you’re hauling kids, gear, or even your four-legged friend, you’re going to want a bike trailer that’s up to the job. Something that’s safe, reliable, and doesn’t throw you off your cycling game. Before heading out on the open...

Best, Unique Bike Storage Ideas

You’ve just invested in an amazing bike and already you’re envisioning all the fun you’ll have, just you and your two-wheeled steed. Before you get too excited, you need to think about where you’re going to house your new ride,...

This Week in Outdoor Policy – June 20th

What good is new gear if you don’t have anywhere outdoors to go and use it? Tom Flynn tracks policy related to recreation and conservation for the Outdoor Alliance. Most Fridays, he summarizes the week’s top outdoor policy related headlines. With questions, news...

Eco-Friendly Yoga Mats

Yogis are earth-friendly gurus who pride their egos when using sustainable gear and eating organic food. And they should be proud as eco-friendly mats do not contain harsh chemicals but rather incorporate recycled elements.  Manufacturers are producing yoga mats with...

Pro Bike Courier

Bike messengers in New York don’t have anything on this guy! I want to know where he found a bag big enough to hold all of that stuff. Although it looks like it is only styrofoam, it would still be...

Best Child Carrier Backpacks

Camping and hiking is more fun when the whole family is involved. The only problem is that the younger members of your clan may have a hard time keeping up or if you’re planning on tackling challenging terrain, a stroller...

The Art of Gear Hunting

Avid adventurers with a less than average income can easily become discouraged when walking past the full retail prices at REI or their local ski shop. But who those with a nose for deals, high quality gear may not be...

Amazing Events in June

Another month and more opportunities to get outside. Check out a sampling of all the outdoor events happening in June, and whatever you do, don’t forget the sunscreen: Red Bull Cliff Diving: USA – June 7th – Possum Kingdom Lake,...

6 of Our Favorite Pack Rods

Since the early 90’s fishing rod technology has advanced enough that multi-piece rods now perform equally as well as single, or two-piece rods. In the fly rod sphere four piece rods are now the industry standard. In the era of...