Tag: how to waterproof

Nikwax Testimonials: “An Ounce of Prevention…”

February 28, 2018 0

Guest Contributor: Lori LaBissoniere My pack and I recently tested out some freshly waterproofed gear in the Wallowa Mountain range in Northeastern Oregon. Known as “The Oregonian Alps,” this mystical region traditionally experiences pretty heavy winters. This winter, instead of blissfully falling snow, we found rain. Luckily, we came prepared. As we took off with…

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Nikwax Testimonials: “Caring for Your Ski Skins”

February 23, 2018 0

Guest Contributors: Emma Walker (Top entry) and  Jeremy Benson (Bottom entry) EMMA’S STORY: I can’t think of anything that can ruin an otherwise-lovely ski tour like ski skins that aren’t doing their job. Ironically, I also can’t think of a piece of gear that’s more mistreated and misunderstood. It’s funny that this piece of gear…

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Not JUST for Outdoor Gear

July 20, 2011 0

The Situation: After a weekend walking around in Seattle’s poor rainy excuse for a summer, I noticed that my favorite black flats were covered in white marks. The marks look not unlike the stains that are common from road salt in the winter – and like road salt stains, these were persistent and refused to…

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