There’s nothing worse than spending a beautiful day on the water, only to open your dry bag at one point and discover that your sandwich bread is soggy with sea water or your camera not turning on or your sleeping bag heavy with wet feathers. After making several dry bag mistakes, I don’t trust just …

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Here’s a brief history of women’s running apparel summed up in a conversation: Dude designer: Hey, I’m making these running shorts for these women. Dude manager: Great, we don’t know if there’s a market for it but we’re getting a ton of requests for women’s apparel from actual women. But, you never know. What have …

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When Apple released the first iPhone, many worried it aimed to do too much. Combining a phone, camera, web browser, iPod, and more? The device couldn’t possibly nail every functionality. Of course, necessary sacrifices in certain departments would make it, at best, a compromise in quality in multiple areas or, at worst, a complete flop …

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There are some clothing and footwear items that are so fresh you have to put them on even if it’s not the right season. Astral’s new version of their classic Loyak shoe is just like that. Even though it was a cold January day when I took them out of the box, they called to …

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Feeling like a boss in my Bogs The best pieces of gear make you feel invincible, even if it’s only temporary. I felt that way when I first tried a wetsuit in cold water. Or the first time I pedaled a really efficient, light bike to go uphill. Or that time I got my first …

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Once I finally could afford my own kayak after years of mooching, I learned the hard way about boat storage. At first, I stored my 15 ft sea kayak in the stairwell of my apartment where we accessed the trash cans (typical urban dirtbag move). That presented a problem because then we couldn’t take the …

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There’s no better feeling than peeling your water booties off after a long day of paddling or surfing and freeing the puppies. You see them regain color, lose the pruney look, and, well, start feeling like feet again. The relief is 10-fold if you’ve squeezed your paws into a tiny play boat for hours, unsure …

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The Camp Kit! It’s like Netflix for camping gear, but better. I remember trying Netflix for the first time. After spending aimless hours in video stores throughout the late 90s, I can’t tell you how powerful I felt as a preteen using the service. Ordering (on the world wide web!) the exact movie I wanted …

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How one all-female kayaking collective in California is propelling women’s leadership both on and off the water. Melissa DeMarie grew up dancing ballet. Anyone watching her maneuver up, down, and across rapids in a whitewater kayak can easily spot the markings of a dancer: every stroke is powerful yet precise and controlled. She can move …

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Winter’s over, let’s peek out of the den and stretch in the sun! Earthee – THEESatisfation True Affection – Father John Misty Street Lights – Kanye West Dream – Coyote Trickster https://soundcloud.com/coyotetrickster/09-dream Sleepless – The Tropics Huarache Lights – Hot Chip Tell Me – Giraffage Mascara – Jazmine Sullivan Why Don’t You Believe in Me …

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In the summertime, is it possible to spell JAMZ without a Z? Nope. 8 JAMZ below! 7 more in the upcoming weeks! Show Me — Mint Royale ft. Pos (of De La Soul) Pokemon themed video! Plus Pos’ son is an Auburn Tiger. #Random I Got U — Duke Dumont ft. Jax Jones Continuing the …

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