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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You know that comforting feeling you get hugging a friend? Or that all-encompassing warmth in the room when sharing a meal with a loved one? That’s Feathered Friends. But, I’m getting ahead of myself. This past winter was my first in South Dakota, and it was a bit chilly, to say the least. The cold …

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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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Slogging through the transition from winter to spring (sprinter, if you will) can feel like riding out the swings of a pendulum. Will the temperature suddenly plummet? Will it really pour all day? How many jackets is too many jackets to wear? It’s tough to prepare for unpredictable weather, especially when you’ve been holding out all winter …

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Okay, so if you’re like me, you’re in a slight panic about a few people on your gift-list who are hard to buy for. They are practical, wonderful, and they have everything, right?? Well, it might be time to throw in the towel and do something more creative. But, BUT, if you want one last-ditch …

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It’s been a few years since Coalition Snow burst onto the scene as the first female-founded company designing skis and boards (that don’t suck) for women. Since then they’ve continued to shake up the perception of women in the outdoors, trading in the traditional sexy-but-fragile-snow-bunny trope for the smart, athletic, and diverse in age, shape, …

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Every Supergirl and Wonder Woman – and even those without special powers – need durable gear to get through this thing called life. Style and function are a necessity whether it’s your sister hitting the hiking trails or your bestie adventuring with her kiddos. So, we teamed up with the CORDURA® brand to help hand-pick some …

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Gift-giving is a gift–it’s like being able to tell when it’s about to rain or what will make someone laugh. But, sometimes, even the most gifted givers need a little direction. The Horizons Issue (just released in Winter 2017) has the full compilation of things that caught our eye this year, and in a rare …

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