When I first heard about Lilybed I was confused. Wait, a bed for women? What does that mean? Is this some kind of scam? It only took a few conversations to realize that it in fact was not a scam. That it in fact was a really good idea. The conversations usually went like this: …

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I spent a day wearing Xero shoes — traipsing around Nashville, walking through fields, down gravel roads, up steps — and I considered this pretty risky behavior. I have flat feet, so any day spent in flat shoes means a night of arch pain and sore heels. This review is, first, to tell you about …

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We tried out Seattle Sports’ GloStick. It’s a lightweight, USB-charged beacon that has up to 3 hours of bright-setting usage. If love those crack-activated, party glow-sticks, but you just wish they would last longer, this is what you’ve been waiting for all these years. PROS Pro: Charging is easy and battery-free. If the GloStick is …

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Three women wearing burkas swept along, chatting expressively among themselves. Well-dressed families and couples sauntered past one another, noses in the air, headed toward either the AirFrance lounge or the AirItalia lounge, which were strategically positioned at a diagonal from one another. I sat in the no man’s land between the two lounges at JFK …

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One of the less-discussed impacts of global warming is that it is very difficult to field-test toddler snowsuits. Combine the near-total absence of snow in Boston this year (besides today), and my uncooperative two year old, and this gear review of the Dare2B Bugaloo II is a little light on substance. Please bear with me. …

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On International Women’s Day of this year, Anna Paxton and Hetty Key launched an independent research project, Women in Adventure, which aims to increase women’s participation in outdoor adventure, and identify any barriers preventing women from getting involved as much as they would like. To that end, they are conducting a survey of adventurous women, in …

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“You’re doing what?” Most people asked this question during the fall as I explained my winter plans: Costa Rica, Ecuador, and paddling at the Grand Canyon. The idea of being on a raft for sixteen days in January in the Grand Canyon floored people. “Don’t you know it’s going to be cold down there?” “Yes, …

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You may remember that a certain Blair Lockhart was the very lucky winner of a SwellWomen surf trip. Well, ever since then we’ve been incredibly jealous. To make matters worse Border Free Travels just released a video on SwellWomen trips and all I can say is Blair is going to have one heck of a time. …

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At Misadventures, we’ve checked in again to see how women are represented in the outdoor and adventure-industry publication world. In two past reports (Winter 2015 and Summer 2014), we documented how many outdoor and adventure lifestyle magazines and websites, rather than being gender-neutral, strongly skew toward a male audience. How did we measure this? In an admittedly imprecise way, …

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Valentine’s Day: what’s it all about? Is it about this guy (sadly beheaded)? Is it about this? Or perhaps, this? Who can say. All we know is there are a bunch of readers out there in TV land with outdoorsy sigs, partners, partners-in-crime, best friends, work friends, loves-from-afar, loves-from-closeup, roommates, and really important nemeses that you may want to …

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UK Pro Surfer and Cornwall native Jessie Tuckman is no stranger to cold water. Currently the Cornish coast is alive with swells, some around 10ft tall, and all hitting the coast from all sides. Luckily on the pocked coastline there are many beaches and sheltered bays that face every direction, so surfers can pick the best place to …

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