Superficial Ski Reviews – 2021

Last year, I started doing superficial ski reviews. I was a wannabe reviewer with zero industry testing hookups and no snow to even rent them on my own. This year, both of those things look really different. But I still like dissecting the women’s ski market. Why? Topsheets help so many skiers who aren’t gear … Continue reading Superficial Ski Reviews – 2021

Does Geotagging Matter?

As much as people argue about geotagging and outdoor overuse, I’ve never seen someone bring the receipts on whether Instagram is actually “ruining” the outdoors. So I decided to do a bit of research and see if the narrative has any data to support it. Before we can dig in, it’s important to review Instagram’s … Continue reading Does Geotagging Matter?

The Worst Deals in the Outdoors

I really don’t like rain gear reviews. The materials are highly technical and it’s hard to make accurate comparisons without the standardized conditions and precise measuring tools in a lab. It’s really hard to make definitive comments on value without knowing how waterproof, breathable, and durable a membrane is. However, Gore Tex tends to be … Continue reading The Worst Deals in the Outdoors

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