REI Outessa Summit–Outdoor Women’s Weekend

REI Outessa Summit

Yesterday, REI announced their Outessa Summit–an event series for women featuring outdoor education, recreation, and adventure. Whether a seasoned outdoor enthusiast or complete newbie, the aim of the event is to bring all kinds of women together for a weekend to challenge themselves, create new friendships, and strengthen their love for the outdoors

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Aster–The Ultimate Bike Commute Pack

Aster bike commute pack

For those of us that commute by bike, it is inevitable that we will be caught out in the dark at some point. As you are carrying a backpack anyway, why not make it one that adds an extra level of safety? Lumos Design Technology claims that their new Aster bike commute pack addresses 75% of the causes of bike accidents–something to be thankful for day or night.

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Japan–The Best Powder Ski Vacation, Ever

Japan Skiing

Let’s get it out in the open. Japan is the powder snow capital of the world. With all due respect to Utah and Colorado, neither state can beat the powder I found in Niseko—a big volcano on Japan’s northern-most island, Hokkaido. Niseko powder is lighter than Dom Pérignon. It falls like a curtain of glitter—so fine and delicate that often you don’t realize it’s snowing until you see the sparkle in the glow of the streetlights. It’s not the thick gob-smacking flakes we have in the U.S. but more like the delicate dusting of a snow globe. I was there for a week—and it snowed every day—we had a half-foot to a foot of the fresh stuff to greet us every morning, and nearly two feet for our final hurrah.

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Xplova Bike Computer And Action Camera In One

Xplova X5

Most of us carry a cycling computer on our bikes and if we want to capture photos and video, an action camera as well. This creates a bit of a mess on your handlebars, not to mention the double charging effort when you get home. To keep you from having to carry two separate devices, Xplova, owned by PC giant Acer, has merged them both into one.

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IKEA SLADDA – A Flat Pack Chainless Bike

IKEA Sladda

Next time you head to IKEA for that meatball fix while you grab a NORDLI chest of drawers, you will be able to pick up a bike at the same time. Looking to completely change the urban bike market, IKEA created the multi-gender, customizable, easy for the whole family to use SLADDA bike. And yes, it comes flat pack.

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