My legs stung with a throbbing pain from my first sunburn of the summer: a livid red. The pain served as a mark of passage from a dark Montana winter and dreary spring that had barely any sun for my vitamin-d starved body. I watched the river’s muddy waters seethe as winter loosened its hold …

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Coalition Snow has carved out a stellar spot for themselves as premier producers of ski and snowboard gear for women. Now, they are expanding their line to include gear for the next generation of shredders with Coalition YOUth. According to the Women’s Sport Foundation, girls begin dropping out of sports at twice the rate of …

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It was around the time that I got my very own snowboard that I stopped snowboarding. Snowboarding gave me wings, the freedom to fly down a mountain and take risks I would have never attempted on skis. I took to snowboarding faster than any other attempted hobbies, and got good enough in only a few …

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Woodstock, Vermont looks like a scene out of an old-timey children’s book. Its pint-sized downtown is lined with B&Bs, local shops, and Federal and Greek-revival houses. An afternoon walk takes you by stately homes on each side of the Ottauquechee river, giving you a view of its (no less than) three covered bridges. Blanketed in …

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It had been snowing all day and now it was dark, the air thick with falling flakes. The world was muffled and soft in the way it only is when it snows, and after dinner my dad started getting our coats and snow pants and boots on. We were little and an adventure outside in …

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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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This week, I was lucky enough to get to test C2’s performance tights and undertop. I say lucky because the weather in Boston has called for some serious under-layers the past few days. It’s been cold — but not cold enough for snow — and wet. Nothing like a windy, wintry mix to make you say, …

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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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Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, “April showers, May flowers,” or something like that? Well, April’s come early and we need some waterproof shoes, stat. The PF Flyer Hi Press boot is chic enough footwear for city days but its heavy-duty rubber can handle serious wet and muck, too. The styling of this update comes from …

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Last week I was invited to a boot camp class. This sounds normal enough , but it was a special bootcamp. We wouldn’t just be putting ourselves through the paces; we’d be putting some high performance gear to the test, too. If you don’t know them, Polartec is a leader in fabric technology. A lot of …

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