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An Outdoor Gear Brand You Can Count On: Arc’teryx

  Some brands build a track record of performance and high quality over time.  They inspire fanatical customer loyalty.  They become known for doing things the right way. When you find one of these companies — a company whose products exceed expectations and often surprise you with their effectiveness — you tend to appreciate just […]

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Friday Pic to Make You Smile (32)

Did this week go by fast for you, too, like it did for me? You know who else is going fast?  The guy in today’s Friday pic…     Even if you’re not a skateboarder, this photo should make you smile.  This was taken back in the days when skateboarding was a pioneering activity.  If […]

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Friday Pic to Make You Smile (10)

Spring skiing is on its way.  Here’s a pic to inspire you…   It’s not quite spring yet, however, and more snow is coming.  Snow conditions in the Rockies are currently the best they’ve been this season and this weekend, in Colorado at least, a big storm will dump more. If you’ve been waiting to […]

More Flannel Goodness: the Stio Rambler Reversible Jacket Read more

More Flannel Goodness: the Stio Rambler Reversible Jacket

Yesterday I wrote about improved flannel shirts.  New fabrics have transformed them into technical wear for outdoor activities, travelers on the go, and guys doing jobs outside. But the updating of flannel doesn’t stop there.  Case in point:  the Rambler Reversible Jacket from Stio.   (Sort of an updated, technical version of your granddad’s Filson […]

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Flannel Shirts Updated and Improved

Probably just about every guy in the United States has at least one flannel shirt in his closet.  Associated with manly pursuits such as outdoor labor, farming, and woodcraft, flannel fabric has been around for about 500 years.  It is used to make everything from warm, cozy sheets to plaid lumberjack shirts.  But now it’s […]

Great Moments in Sports: Add Shaun White and Lindsey Vonn to a List of Dramatic Thrillers Read more

Great Moments in Sports: Add Shaun White and Lindsey Vonn to a List of Dramatic Thrillers

The Olympics are guaranteed to produce memorable moments in sports that etch themselves forever into fans’ memories.  The current Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver have already produced two such moments:  Shaun White and Lindsey Vonn each won gold medals in their events with dramatic, courageous performances.  Let’s take a moment to acknowledge their determination and […]