The Perfect Shoe for Back Country Wanderlust

Editor’s Note: We hear this week from guest columnist Aidan Gaughran. The ColoradoOutsider played four seasons of NCAA soccer at Dickinson College before joining the Peace Corps and heading to Panama. Now back in the States, he’s busy catching up on hikes and treks in […]

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Sturdy Salomons Make for Happier Hiking

I live at about 7,500 feet elevation. If I’m not walking north and south on a flat gravel road, I’m heading up steep climbs to the east and west. The ridges rise quickly to 8,500 feet and the terrain is variant, with plenty of sandstone […]

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Review: Cotopaxi’s Toliman Hoodie

For this review of Cotopaxi’s Toliman Wool Hoodie, we sought out WashingtonOutsider, Natalie Lord. The Toliman is made in Portland, Oregon, just 170 miles south of Lord’s home base. The 20-something spends more time outdoors than most of us even hope for. The talented skier […]

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Patagonia Field Pants Review

For this review, we sought out Beau Gaughran, an up-and-coming photographer and videographer living in Bellingham, Washington. Check out his portfolio here. He writes: I threw on the Patagonia Field Pants as soon as they arrived at my home in Bellingham. Three fantastic days later, […]

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“Landmarks”: A Book to Savor

Check out one of the most impressive non-fiction books I’ve read in years: Landmarks by Robert MacFarlane. Landmarks is full of precious moments for engaged readers: Ah-ha moments and passages that you immediately have to read again, not because they confound you but because they […]

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Salomon fits the hill

Glory days as a top Maine high school runner and Division I athlete are long gone and thankfully, so are the shoes I used. Back then, we were still calling them “sneakers” and the industry had yet to diversify much from running shoes to racing […]

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A worthwhile inVESTment

When it comes to gear, I veer towards minimalism. I like products that look good, fit brilliantly, and last for years. I also like to feel good about my purchases. Maybe that’s why our connection with Cotopaxi, a young Utah company, has been so fortuitous. […]

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