Bluetooth speakers are all the rage these days, and, this summer, it seems like more and more outdoors brands are jumping on the blue-tech bandwagon to put out their own versions. Gone are the days of cranking up the volume on your phone and hoping to make out some semblance of a melody. Gone are …

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There’s no better feeling than peeling your water booties off after a long day of paddling or surfing and freeing the puppies. You see them regain color, lose the pruney look, and, well, start feeling like feet again. The relief is 10-fold if you’ve squeezed your paws into a tiny play boat for hours, unsure …

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If you bike with cars — which is pretty much everyone not in a city that rhymes with shmopenhagen — there are going to be close calls. No matter how alert, diligent, defensive, cautious, vocal, nimble, predictable, careful — every day is a maze of close calls and near misses. (What up, Boston!) So when …

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The Camp Kit! It’s like Netflix for camping gear, but better. I remember trying Netflix for the first time. After spending aimless hours in video stores throughout the late 90s, I can’t tell you how powerful I felt as a preteen using the service. Ordering (on the world wide web!) the exact movie I wanted …

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Let us begin with that word: Rumpl. Does any other item on the outdoor gear market evoke the same sense of coziness as Rumpl? Designed by two guys who spend a lot of time in the outdoors, and were, as they put it, “unable to find a blanket that rivaled puffy jackets and sleeping bags in terms of performance, warmth, …

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The sunshine has won over the dark, the jean shorts are out of the closet, and fair-weather outdoor lovers are running for the mountains: it’s summertime. Forget wondering which radical adventure will consume your summer or where your next unique Instagram post will be. Wherever you are and no matter the radness, it comes down …

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The narratorial voice of Welcome To The Goddamn Ice Cube is as cold as the title suggests, and as cold as the place Blair Braverman, our guide and author, keeps coming back to. Malangen, Norway is a small spit of land north of the arctic circle (“north of the moral circle,” one leering man tells …

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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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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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