SLEEP ANYWHERE: Sea To Summit Sleep System

Sea To Summit Sleep System I’ve now spent over 120 nights, in a WIDE range of conditions over the past 20 months, sleeping in this Sea To Summit sleep system; Talus Ts II Bag, Comfort Plus Insulated Mat, Aeros Pillow and Thermolite Reactor Extreme Liner. I’m going to cut right to the chase with … [Read more...]

THE BEST OF: Summer OR Show 2017

What a crazy Outdoor Retailer! This is the last time the annual outdoor industry trade show will be held in Salt Lake City, as it will move to Denver next year. The main reason for the move is the horrible public land policies that Utah continues to push, which exploit public lands for natural … [Read more...]

GEAR AID: Clean-Repair-Reuse

GEAR AID Gear Aid is a care and repair company that started in 1981 with the Aquaseal product. Over the years it has operated and sold products under the McNett and Revivex brands, while continuing to be made in America. In their words: "We teach people how to keep their well loved and expensive … [Read more...]

BRINE LINE: Diamond in the Rough

The Diamond in the Rough: Exploring the Brine Line of Great Falls of the Potomac By: Bobby "The Dogg" Miller (For laughs and context be sure to click on the embedded links. You won't be disappointed.) Far from most paddlers’ minds, and tucked away in a hidden slot canyon, the Brine Line … [Read more...]

PADDLING OUT: 31st Annual Santa Cruz Paddlefest

The Santa Cruz Paddlefest is always a highlight of my year! The gathering of the paddle surf tribe in Santa Cruz, CA, to surf the world-class waves on offer at Steamer Lane, is a special time and place to be alive. The Lane always seems to deliver the goods for the competitions, but every once in a … [Read more...]