Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear Dynama Shorts

After half a decade of outdoorsing, I finally pulled the trigger on a pair of hiking shorts. They weren’t a category I was actively avoiding, but they never did anything for me. I gravitate towards shorts that are short, sleek, stretchy, (and ideally cheap). I could drop $65 on a pair of dumpy cargo dad … Continue reading Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear Dynama Shorts

Shit on Sale – August 2020

Feels a little strange to spray about gear in the middle of a social uprising, in the middle of a pandemic, when so many have more pressing financial concerns. But after recent conversations about the exploding participation in outdoor rec and toxic gear culture in our community, I figure I’m best poised to make the … Continue reading Shit on Sale – August 2020

Sun Hoody 101

As recreation restrictions have eased around the country, we’ve slowly been getting back to outdoor adventures for the first time in months. A lot has changed. Days are longer, skies are clearer, and intensity of solar radiation has almost doubled over the past 2.5 months. Hopefully we are all keeping sun protection in mind, as … Continue reading Sun Hoody 101

We’re Still Not Done Advocating For Inclusive Sizing

Last week, plus size social media influencer Marielle Williams penned a piece for The Cut, “Apparently, I’m Too Fat to Ski.” My response was, “homegirl, preach” since my work experience in women’s apparel has made it painfully obvious when brands are biased against plus size potential customers. (If you haven’t read the low down of … Continue reading We’re Still Not Done Advocating For Inclusive Sizing

Gear Review: Kari Traa Sjolvsagt Base Layer Set

I adore Kari Traa’s base layers. While the hardgoods industry has been churning out gear for women that oscillates between patronizingly juvenile to boring as fuck, it’s exciting to see a brand turning heads in the softgoods space with women’s gear for grown-ass adults! Their prices are a little higher than what I budget for … Continue reading Gear Review: Kari Traa Sjolvsagt Base Layer Set