Month: August 2020

Person paddle-boarding down rapids.

SPOvid-19 Adventure Series: River Surf Spokane

By Chris Cindric To help you make the most of your outdoor time and keep things fresh during the pandemic, the faculty of Eastern Washington University’s Recreation and Leisure Services Program in partnership with Out There Outdoors has created the SPOvid-19 Local Adventure Series. Episode 8 – River Surf Spokane Telling someone you are a river surfer is …

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Woman with a pink jacket smiling at the top of a mountain.

Strong IS Beautiful: Redefining Feminine

By Rebecca Ross Most women, at some point in their lives, get discouraged about their appearance because they may not possess the ideal body according to societal standards. I was no different. I have always lived in predominantly white communities, and with that, feminine beauty typically meant white or light skinned, tall, skinny, long hair, …

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Old buildings on main street with a forested mountain in the background.

Wallace, Idaho Adventures: Hiking, Biking, History, Dining, and Nightlife

They still mine silver in the mountains around Wallace, Idaho—but equally rich treasures are above ground too. Wallace is a gateway to trails for every skill level of hiker and biker, while its small-town charm and quirky “live and let live” attitude is a pleasant contrast to bland corporate culture or bitter culture battles found …

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Man wearing Maloja multisport shorts.

Maloja Multisport Shorts

The German outdoor brand Maloja makes functional and fashionable technical biking and other outdoor adventure apparel that look cool and feel so wonderful to wear. The OscarM multi-sport shorts are no exception. These shorts are made with Hemp Stretch, a sustainable material used in Maloja’s climbing pants, that incorporates hemp, organic cotton, and Spandex to give the fabric plenty …

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Grey polo shirt with a pocket.

Outdoor Research Chain Reaction Shirt

This versatile outdoor lifestyle and adventure shirt has a superb fit, is unbelievably soft, and comes with technical features like UPF 50+ sun protection and ActiveFresh odor management treatment. Its polyester-spandex fabric wicks, dries quickly, breathes, and offers superb stretch for freedom of movement. Named after the iconic climbing route at Bend, Oregon’s Smith Rock, men’s options include a tee and …

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Orange and grey sleeping bag.

Big Agnes Torchlight UL 20˚ Sleeping Bag

This is the dream sleeping bag I don’t yet own. I’ve suffered too many chilly nights in my light-weight summer bag to save weight, and now know that it’s worth the few extra ounces to sleep well. The Torchlight UL 20-degree bag from Big Agnes is plenty light, is filled with 850 fill DownTek™ water-repellent down that will maintain warmth when damp, and features expandable panels …

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Marshmallows in blue packaging.

5 Products for Healthier Camping

Dandies Marshmallows: The marshmallows from our childhood needed an ingredient-list makeover, and Dandies has delivered. Dandies are 100% vegan, vegetarian-friendly, plant-based, kosher and Non-GMO Project Verified. Produced in the company’s dedicated vegan and nut-free facility and air puffed to be light and fluffy. They’re also free of common allergens, and, most importantly, they toast up great and taste amazing! …

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Man skidding through dirt.

Boulder Denim 3.0 Jeans

Boulder Denim’s new active-stretch Denim 3.0 Jeans is the brand’s most eco-friendly, featuring sustainable organic cotton blended with recycled Coolmax polyester for breathability along with durable Cordura.  Dance around the campfire late into the night and hit the rock or trail in the morning in these high-performance, stretchy jeans that move with your body in every direction.  The deep pockets are a major …

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