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.
Guest Contributor: Scott Polk I’ve been using Nikwax for several years now, and I bask in the comfort that the seasonal Nikwax rhythm brings me. At the beginning of the season, while I’m washing my down jacket, last season’s memories flood my mind, and I’m transported back to a moment
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
Guest Contributor: Jason McGowin Every year, as winter approaches, I run through my ski gear & apparel to determine what needs fixing or replacing. This is a really fun process for me! But I have kids… …and that means that I have to look through all of their gear too,
Guest Contributor: Ryen Cosgro After hiking the Pacific Crest Trail this year, I thought most of my gear was done for. My rain jacket, down jacket, and down quilt were absolutely disgusting. The quilt was especially bad, and it was stained in a special blend of dirt and slimy sweat.
Guest Contributor: Cari Cook Do you have Spring Fever? Me too. In fact, most years, I already have a bad case of the “fever” by February, and so I start cleaning things. I usually clean my house, the tack room, work studio, and riding gear. Recently, I went riding and
Guest Contributor: Colin Murchison Those who met me during my days of traveling full-time often became acquainted with my trusty green jacket. I’m not someone who has owned a lot of clothes, and I definitely don’t travel heavy, so when I spent upwards of $200 on a jacket, it had
For many people, the art of caring for their garments and gear is foreign or unattainable. Oftentimes, they opt for simply purchasing new items when their used ones stop functioning as well as they once did. But the Equestrian lives life a little differently. They genuinely care about their