Gear for Good is Pleasant Burden

Piggybacking philanthropy on what you buy is a popular trend. Theoretically, that’s what you do when buying something with a ribbon on it. From breast cancer (pink) to veterans (black), there are more than 50 colors and ribbons for awareness and support. It’s a feel-good […]

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A Watch that Walks the Walk

The Outdoor Retailer was full of flashy, over-lit booths showcasing trendy gear that mostly costs a fortune. Rather than get sucked into the glitz, I gravitated to the unassuming entities. One of them was the Bertucci Watch booth. Mike Bertucci, the president of the Illinois-based […]

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Klymit is Cool

Ever have one of those random public transit encounters in which everything turns out friendly and even fortuitous? I had such an encounter, taking the train home from the Outdoor Retailer this summer. In my fog, I’d forgotten to take off my OR badge. An […]

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Klymit is Cool

Ever have one of those random public transit encounters in which everything turns out friendly and even fortuitous? I had such an encounter, taking the train home from the Outdoor Retailer this summer. In my fog, I’d forgotten to take off my OR badge. An […]

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