Mckenzie Santiago, former bartender turned business owner, founded Brooklyn Grooming with Alfredo Ortiz in 2009 when she moved to Brooklyn. “The people there seemed like they were working towards something unique, which is what I wanted to do,” says Santiago.  “I loved seeing men with beards and Brooklyn didn’t have a mens grooming line, so …

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A while back, Poler Stuff sent over this beautiful bag dubbed the “Drifter Pack.” Something you should know about me before we get into the review: I LOVE backpacks. I have about six right now that go in and out of rotation depending on the activity or the season (favorite all-time b-packs: Mhm Incline and …

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Miscellaneous Adventures is a sweet company/project/movement that makes outdoor gear by hand and runs workshops to show other people how to do it, too. We’ve teamed up with them, first, because they’re awesome, and, second, to get you some Miscellaneous stuff. Items up for grabs Share, retweet, regram, or pin our contest image between 9/22 …

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We had these before they were cool, and our inability to throw anything away is finally paying off. According to the cool people on the internet and at New York Fashion Week, Tevas are coming back around and look a little brighter than my pair from 1999. So maybe it’s not summer anymore, but who …

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Things you should know about Steep and Cheap: 1) Every day they feature INCREDIBLE deals on outdoor gear. 2) All the things are beautiful. 3) All the things are cheap. 4) You can search by brand: Patagonia, Columbia, Marmot, SmartWool…I am already drooling. 5) If you’re an impulsive buyer, be forewarned about the Current Steal …

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Interview with Chez Brungraber: Creator of the HOBOROLL

I wanted my items (gear, clothing) to be more organized and more accessible while traveling, especially when living out of a backpack. I loved stuff sacks and packing cubes, but wished they could do more for me. So, I took a stuff sack, and segmented it. The HOBOROLL was born – giving me the organization and efficiency I always needed.

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