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Review: La Sportiva Sandstone GTX-XCR Hiking Shoes

It took a long time for me to come around to the trail runner/hiking shoe trend. But these shoes eased me in and changed my mind.

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Choosing a Soft Shell Jacket: EMS Endotherm, Patagonia Guide, or REI One

I’ve been late to jump on the soft shell bandwagon. Not due to any hesitation or skepticism I have about the technology, but because I haven’t had a need for the benefits soft shells offer.

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Video: Winter Layering 101

This video from Backpacker Magazine is a nice, basic intro to upper body layering for winter hiking.

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REI Named One of the Best Companies to Work For

CNN Money is running a feature on the 100 best companies to work for. REI, a consumer co-op and one of our favorite outdoor retailers, was ranked number 14.

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So That’s Where Fleece Came From

Spadout recently ran a short interview with a product manager from Polartec. The gist of the conversation was about developing new products, but I really found this tidbit interesting…

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My Search for the Perfect Daypack: Osprey React Review

The Perfect Day Pack. Must excel in casual, urban outings AND day long outdoor activities. Must be big enough to fit my laptop and a change of clothes for the former and a day hike’s worth of gear for the latter.

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