Tag: How-to

Winter Layering 101

February 27, 2013 0

We’ve said it before: the key to staying comfortable in cold weather is layering. Whether you’re skinning up several thousand feet to a snowy summit, braving slushy roads for a ride, or hitting the Nordic track on skate gear, chances are you’re going to begin your workout colder than you end it. The body expends…

By cmrandall1

Clean your stinky sandals!

May 21, 2012 1

Blog readers, meet Sandal Wash. Sandal Wash will make your sandals sparkly clean again but, perhaps even more important, it will also remove odor. Yes, you read that correctly. Thanks to a special monoterpenoid (hello, grown-up word!) known as geraniol, it will also remove even the funkiest funk from sport sandals, fashion footwear and anything…

By nikwax

Why white shoes? Why?

January 30, 2012 0

Not too long ago I acquired a pair of super cool 5.10 approach/ parkour shoes. Now I’m no parkour aficionado, but I do get out to climb a bit, so I was psyched for some new kicks. The downside was that these shoes were white, meaning they would stay white for about 5 minutes after…

By nikwax

End of Summer Sandal Overhaul

August 25, 2011 0

I know it’s been awhile since our last post, but, you see, it’s been sunny in Seattle. We’ve only gotten a handful of sunshiney opportunities to get out on the water and up in the mountains and, well, we know you understand. Anyway, the end of summer approaches (as evidenced by the season mountain pass…

By kelseyhulse

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…

By kelseyhulse