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Ode to Trail Workers

Maps, guidebooks and a few websites are devoted to a series of small squiggly lines. We study them, discuss them and spend our money to follow them. Anyone that enjoys a life outside spends a significant amount of time on…

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Advocacy

Camping For A Change

Think back to your first trip outside. The experience is nothing short of radical. The fresh air. The views. Learning to pitch a tent or build a fire. Digging your first cathole. Now reflect on how that trip changed you…

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Stories

Adventure Travel Makes You Better

Life is full of settings and circumstances that are full of valuable lessons. However, there are few experiences more ripe with lessons than adventure travel. Every moment of everyday has something to teach you. In this edition of Therm-a-Rest Explore,…

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Stories

Generations: Climbing with my dad

Over the years, our parents have helped shape and mold us into the people we are today. It’s also likely that they embarrassed and pushed us a fair bit along the way. Many of us spent a significant part of…

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Tips

Planning Your First Sea Kayaking Adventure

Earlier this Spring, five friends and I went on a sea kayaking adventure in the San Juan Islands of Washington. We were all excited, but only a few of us had actually sea kayaked before. Luckily one of our team…

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Stories

New Adventures In Familiar Places

You park the car in the same spot as last time, knowing that the large tree will shade your car from the afternoon sun. You pass the signs at the trailhead and make your way into the familiar, wooded hills….

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Tips

An Adventurer’s Guide to Patagonia

You’ve been dreaming about this trip for months. After an expensive plane ticket and hours of travel, you shoulder your pack and head out. Pulling into the lot, your heart drops. Hordes of people mill about and there isn’t a…

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Stories

Getting Schooled as a Climbing Guide

Guiding for a living has quite a few perks. You spend your days sharing your passion with others while simultaneously honing your craft. Life is slowed and simplified. Everyday is spent in the mountains, forests and rivers that people at…

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Gear

New Products For 2018

Every year, we are excited to unveil the products that we have designed, tested and built for our community of campers and outdoor lovers. We put our hearts and souls into these products to ensure that you have the gear you need…

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Tips

Doing a Desert Road Trip Right

The desert. An arid landscape that, despite its natural beauty, makes life very difficult. Huge temperature swings, lack of water and limited shade can make desert adventures difficult. However, those that venture out into this terrain are rewarded with glowing…

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Advocacy

Ode to National Parks: Dream Team Edition

The first glimpse of Yosemite’s El Cap. The fiery red color of Shenandoah Valley in the fall. The stunning expanse of the Grand Canyon. The gentle and flowing features of Arches. These things stick with you, happily stored with your…

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Gear

Rest Better. Play Better.

Every commercial and advertisement ends with a company’s name and their tagline. The tagline is vague or general and usually goes unexplained. We don’t want our promise of “Rest Better. Play Better.” to go unexplained. In this edition of Therm-a-Rest Gearshed,…

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