For those of us who didn’t grow up on Maui, we’re sadly familiar with the weather crushing our Halloween dreams. Nothing ruins the perfect pink princess dress quicker than a down parka. Don’t even get us started on the wrecked silhouette of a superhero unitard when the rain starts falling.
Will This Be a Year of Deep, Light and Cold? Ski Area Opening Dates Around the Country
Move over Colorado and Vermont. The mighty Midwest won the crown for having the first ski area to open for the 2012-13 winter season. Wild Mountain, in Taylor Falls, Minnesota, opened on Sunday, October 7th – a mere two weeks after fun-seekers were splashing down the Wild Mountain summer water
Glen Young is another member of the Nikwax Faction Team. His non-profit organization, Direct Experience International, provides hands on learning, adventure, and travel to help his students grow. His programs take place all over the world and we would like to share his Mt. Rainier climbing experience with our readers.
BaseFresh: Saving the World from Stink!
It’s an epidemic! Active people around the globe are trudging shamefully around with rotten, offensive smelling athletic wear. Conventional laundry detergents impair the wicking ability of technical next-to-skin garments and do not always remove offensive odors. Thousands of garments have ended up in the garbage and thousands more sad and
A SUP Adventure on Film
This year our Nikwax Faction Athlete, Norm Hann, has been working on a coastal conservation project called STAND. It’s a short film talking about the threat of oil tankers to the British Columbia coast and more specifically, the Greatbear Rainforest. Norm has been a guide, a fisherman, an educator, and
Why should you care for your tent? UV exposure can, for many tent fabrics, be devastating to their performance. In some cases only two weeks exposure can lead to a reduction in the tear strength of the tent fabric by half. Weathering, dirt and dust can cause water to be