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Staff Picks for Summer Adventures

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”—F. Scott Fitzgerald  The months…

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The Quickest Hammock to Set Up?

Have you tried our tree-friendly Slacker Suspenders yet? If you haven’t we’re sorry, because these hammock straps are straight up game changers. Seriously, hanging a Slacker Hammock with these tree straps couldn’t get any easier. See for yourself.

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Gear

Let the Cot Tent Blow Your Mind

It’s a cot. It’s a tent. No, it’s a Cot Tent!  That’s right, folks. Our new Cot Tent converts a LuxuryLite Cot into a freestanding solo shelter. We’re talking full coverage with a waterproof rainfly. Pack it on your next…

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Gear

What’s Your Speed?

At Therm-a-Rest, we understand there are different strokes for different outdoor folks. Some like it hot, while others like it cold, and some prefer going ultra-light, while others would rather pack on the pounds for the extra cushion. That’s why…

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Tips

Tackling Southern Utah Out of Your Rental Car

I woke to some strange noises outside. Some voices—and a fire crackling. Coming to my senses, I remembered where I was: sprawled out in the back of a rental vehicle next to my wife in the Utah desert, over 1,000…

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Tips

National Parks: Going Off-The-Beaten Path

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.” John Muir nailed it with this quote in his 1901 book, Our National Parks. And we…

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Stories

Rickshaw South Dispatch 3: No Fool’s Errand

We headed south. Our plan was to drive as far as possible through Colombia’s rich lowlands before venturing into the mountains. We had no idea how the rickshaw would perform at altitude and we were doing everything we could to…

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Stories

Escape from L.A.

“Let me just send one last email before you go,” my wife says, as she slips away into the bedroom. My one-year-old son and I put my backpack and a couple pair of boots into the back of the wagon,…

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Tips

5 Tips to Make the Most of the Backcountry

I didn’t come out here to rough it, the city is rough enough. We’ve all heard the phrase “roughing it” before. This simple string of words is most commonly applied to pursuits that involve heading into the backcountry. Where did…

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