OK, in most places, it’s not quite winter yet, but we’ve got to be prepared. Some of us are a little paranoid of the cold. Not saying it’s me, but I just happen to know there are those people out there, dreading. Over the past few months we’ve amassed the best of the best winter gear …

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Winter is coming, and bicyclists everywhere are shivering in their clipless pedals. Enter the Terry Split Mitt: savior of biker fingers, Lobster Claw of warmth, Flying V of snug. The palms are nicely padded for bike glove shock absorption, the exterior is wind- and water-proof, and the glove’s warmth is maintained with a Thinsulate lining. …

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Breaking Trail (2005) is not your “average” climbing book – cold and full of technical details. Blum’s first book, Annapurna (1980), certainly communicated humanity while detailing the specifics of the climb. But Breaking Trail is Blum’s true memoir. Each chapter begins with a glimpse into Blum’s dysfunctional childhood in a Jewish family in Chicago. Forbidden …

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Have you ever peered through a crowd of potential mates and wondered which would go camping with you? Which would tolerate cold, heat, mosquitoes, and bagels for lunch every day long enough to trek through the backcountry for a week with you? Which would still think that you’re beautiful with greasy hair, hairy legs, and …

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Let’s start November off strong. Enter to win the carry-all every traveler, mover, and shaker should have. Bartaile, the brains behind this bag, is a women-founded company that knows what’s up. Use the box below to throw your name in the proverbial hat. Easy as that!   a Rafflecopter giveaway   One day all this could be yours.

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The Buckshot Pro from Outdoor Tech is an all-in-one speaker, powerbank (aka charges your phone!), and flashlight. (Pro tip: the strobe + the jams = instant portable dance party.) Pretty sweet. It’s still prime biking weather out there, and we’ve been riding around pumping the tunes with this thing for a few weeks now. The verdict …

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This past week, Misadventures had the good fortune to catch one of the Reel Rock showings in Nashville, TN at the lovely Belcourt Theater. We don’t want to give away too much about the films, but know that there’s a swoon-worthy amount of Tommy Caldwell, his baby Fitz (named after the iconic Patagonia peak), Alex …

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Before we even get to the Trunk Bag, let me tell you about Po Campo, the company that makes it. The story goes: Maria Boustead was a go-getting industrial designer in Chicago when she realized that she didn’t have a bag that was both sturdy enough to attach to her bike for her commute and …

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