Tag: gear care

Outdoor Adventures with Baby

June 3, 2015 0

I cannot pretend to be an expert in getting babies outdoors. I have only one offspring thus far, and what works for one family may very well be hell for another. Every baby is different and develops at different speeds. I am lucky(?) to have a very active, outgoing kiddo who likes going outside. He…

By nikwax

Why wetting out is BAD

October 16, 2014 0

How is your gear performing? Have you been caught out in the rain and your expensive rain jacket doesn’t keep you dry the way it used to?  “Why am I soaked? I thought this jacket was waterproof!” you wonder. Wetting out happens for many reasons.  Nikwax can help you prevent it. The garment is dirty…

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Free yourself from funky smelling athletic apparel!

July 18, 2014 6

Running, hiking, biking, or even hitting the gym are all activities that leave you feeling energized and refreshed…up until the moment that you catch a whiff of something funky. When you realize that it’s your athletic gear you’re mortified. “How can my clothes smell that awful? I swore I just washed them! I guess I’ll give…

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The Nikwax Spring Break Checklist

March 6, 2014 0

It’s that time of year again: spring break! After drifting drearily through the murky winter months, it’s finally time to get out and go somewhere exciting. You know you want spring adventure, but where to go? Head to the mountains for some spring snow? Catch surf and sun in some tropical country? Wherever it is…

By cmrandall1

Giving thanks to our gear

November 27, 2013 0

We are gathered here today to give thanks to our gear, which cares for us through sleet and snow. To you, dear mountaineering pants, thank you for no longer being woolen knickers. Sure, those trousers of yore had a certain panache, but why so stingy in the calf protection department? Calves need protection, too. To…

By cmrandall1

Beat the heat

July 16, 2013 0

Summer: the one season that has the power to make us suffer and enjoy it at the same time. It’s during these dog days that we have hours and hours of sunlight that lure us outside. The same sun bears down in relentless heat, which can zap the enthusiasm of even the most die-hard athlete.…

By cmrandall1