Guest Contributor: David Gillogly My best experience with Nikwax came about a year and a half ago as I was doing some minimalist backpacking. On this trip I was traveling between 25 and 40 miles per day, through Rocky Mountain National Park. A few months before the trip,
Guest Contributor: Leslie Parker I am a 36-year-old transplant to the mountains, having moved to Jasper from the Saskatchewan flatlands after college. Even though I have since moved into the city, I still spend my weekends skiing (XC, AT, and downhill), hiking, camping, and climbing in the Rocky Mountains. My
Guest Contributor: Brad Carson Tent & Gear SolarProof is simply amazing! As a resident of Colorado, I spend a tremendous amount of time in the arid, sun-drenched high-country of Colorado and the deserts of Southeast Utah. As a husband, and as a father of two young kids, I work hard to
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