Over time, ski jackets can lose their water-repellency. Waterproofing doesn’t last forever. Whether from rolling around in the snow or spilled drinks a dirty jacket will stop repelling water. Luckily, it’s easy to clean and re-waterproof your kiddo’s ski jacket. The trick is to clean the jacket first. Most times,
Over time, rain jackets can lose their water-repellency. Waterproofing doesn’t last forever. Whether from rubbing against a dirty car while packing up groceries, or a muddy dog wanting snuggles, a dirty jacket will stop repelling water. Luckily, it’s easy to clean and re-waterproof your rain jacket so you can stay dry.
Guest Contributor: Emma Walker I’ve weathered a few storms in tents. Sometimes, it’s just the light pitter-patter of rain on the fly; a few times, I’ve been wide awake through pole-bending wind and torrential downpours. Whether I’m camped out on a glacier in Alaska, in the Utah desert, or
Guest Contributor: Jeremy Benson Your gear works as hard as you do, so taking good care of it not only helps keep it in good condition and last longer, but it also improves your experience when it functions as it’s intended to. Of course, the simple routine maintenance tasks often
Guest Contributor: Colin Murchison A favorite shoe style of mine over the last few years has been Chukkas, and more specifically, Clarks Desert Boots. I find these as my go-to casual shoe, and even wear them in more formal settings. As a Coloradan who spends most my time in the
CARING FOR HORSE BLANKETS Turnout sheets and blankets are essential when it comes to keeping your horse dry and comfortable in the pasture. They repel water but are also breathable and allow your horse to handle temperature changes. During the Spring (mud season!), extra efforts need to be made to
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: 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.
I cannot pretend to be an expert in getting babies outdoors. I have only one offspring thus far, and what works for one family may very well be hell for another. Every baby is different and develops at different speeds. I am lucky(?) to have a very active, outgoing kiddo
In my business, and by “business” I mean the ocean, nothing is waterproof. Nothing. Your gear may start off being really, really water-resistant or water tight, but if your expectation is waterPROOF, you will be sorely disappointed. In my opinion, disappointment is the pits. I’ll make this analogy: Water in