Sally Johnson at REI had a good idea. A great idea, actually, and it all started with her observation that “women want to recreate differently and experience the outdoors differently.” After some brainstorming, collaboration, and iteration, the Outessa event series was born. She often heard women wonder how they could become a part of a community …

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Everyone benefits when women succeed, and we believe that the outdoors can provide the tools: confidence, strength, and community. Whether you’re brand new to outdoor sport or looking to build on your skills, you’re invited to a week-long celebration of our community: Women in the Outdoors Week, April 17 – 23 New York, New York …

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Clair Marie is a professional BASE jumper, a mountain bike racer, a rock climber, and a snow sports addict. We spoke with her about how she made the leap to her current career trajectory. 1. How did you first get started BASE jumping, and what drew you to it? I saw BASE jumping when I was …

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Coalition Snow has carved out a stellar spot for themselves as premier producers of ski and snowboard gear for women. Now, they are expanding their line to include gear for the next generation of shredders with Coalition YOUth. According to the Women’s Sport Foundation, girls begin dropping out of sports at twice the rate of …

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Another SXSW in the books and BOY HOWDY what a week. So much great music everywhere — bars, restaurants, coffee shops, bike shops, pizza shops, pharmacies, parking lots, gravel pits… It’s hard to write a coherent piece about the festival, so what follows instead are a bunch of vignettes from Austin. But first, a few …

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Sukie Robertson has been involved with the kite surfing industry for 15 years now — as a surfer, as a coach, as a commentator on international tour, as the owner of a kiteboard centre, as a director of kids camps, as a writer. It’s been quite a ride, but for those dreaming about becoming a …

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Flying is probably the worst part of going away for most people. Getting to the airport on time, remembering to pack everything and the actual flight itself – it can all get a bit stressful. But there’s no need to get yourself in a flap. With our top tips, you can stay calm and enjoy …

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Extra, extra, read all about it: We are so excited to announce that Misadventures is coming to five REI stores (and their shoppers!) across the country. As you may have heard, Issue 2 is sold out in our shop, and flying off the shelves at Barnes & Noble… So if you haven’t picked up your copy yet, REI …

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It’s been too long since we’ve checked in on our UK Ambassador, pro surfer Jessie Tuckman. She’s adamant that surfing isn’t just a summer sport, and here she proves it. Enjoy this short clip of fall and winter footage from the coast of England. If you’re interested in getting into surfing, this piece is all …

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