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7 Best Outdoor Gear Ideas For Kids From Outdoor Retailer

Summer Outdoor Retailer is the premier showcase of outdoor gear and culture. So, we made a beeline to the 2019 show in Denver, Colorado, to see the best outdoor gear for kids. Of course, all the big, well-known outdoor companies have an awesome lineup of outdoor kids clothes, hiking shoes, and outdoor gear, but we […]

Best Camping Water Filter For Families

Looking for the best camping water filter for your next outdoor family adventure? Well, we’ve got it for you. It’s priced right. It’s easy to use. It’s light. And it works really, really well. Best of all, it’s made by an outdoor company who puts their money where their mouth is when it comes to […]

Best Long Underwear Ever For Kids & Adults. Seriously.

Airblaster Ninja Suits are one-piece, hooded, long underwear, and they’re one of the best things to happen to the outdoor adventure world since the invention of GORE-TEX. Think I’m stretching the truth? Read on and make up your own mind. Either way, Ninja Suits are pretty freaking sweet and you need to add them to […]

SHOE REVIEW: Saucony Zealot ISO

So, I reviewed the Saucony Kinvara here last month. My one complaint about that shoe is that because it’s so light for a neutral cushioning running shoe, it will wear out on you in 200-300 miles. This prompted me to wish that Saucony made a similar shoe–light and cushiony–that maybe had a little extra cushioning […]

SHOE REVIEW: Saucony Kinvara 6

Ah, the Kinvara. Saucony really outdid themselves on this speed machine. This shoe has had a raving fan base for years, but until now, I wasn’t one of them. I tried every preceding model of this shoe, and while I loved the soft, cushy feel, the upper always felt loose and baggy to me…until now. […]

History of (My) Running Shoes #2

Look at those beauties! The 1991 Asics GEL-Lyte III. Just breathe in all that pastel. I thought these things were the coolest running shoes on the planet back then. And in all fairness, they were pretty advanced for the day. They were the second pair of running shoes I had ever bought. I was in […]

SHOE REVIEW: Salomon Sense Pro

I’ve been a fan of Salomon shoes for a long time. I got my first pair of Salomons in 1991—a pair of low-top, lightweight ascent shoes for hiking and easy rock climbing. They were built well, fit well, and gripped well. I can say the same for the Salomon Sense Pro trail running shoe. I […]

History of (My) Running Shoes #1

There it is. My very first pair of real live running shoes. Same exact color too. The 4th model of the Nike Air Pegasus. Up until I got these shoes in 1988, I ran in Vans, Airwalks, Pony (remember those?), Converse or worse…Thom McAns. These Nikes were game-changers for me. I had just started running […]

SHOE REVIEW: Nike Terra Kiger 2

Nike gets flack from running purists. They’re a big company, so it’s easy to dislike them. I am not a purist. I’m practical. If something is made well and works well, I like it. I like the Nike Terra Kiger 2. I don’t know if you’d like it, but I’d say it’s worth a try […]