Great Black Friday Deals

Columbia TurboDown

It’s Black Friday–which means the season for major gear sales has begun. If you already know the item you want, I encourage you to use the Gear Search Tool found on this site. We are connected to hundreds of online retailers so you can compare prices and find the best deals. It costs you nothing. If you don’t know what you want yet, don’t fret. We have been trolling through all the Black Friday sale previews and came across some great deals that we share with you below.

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Collapsible Bamboo Trekking Poles

Bamboo Trekking Poles

After hiking the PCT a couple of summers ago and becoming obsessed with the weight and functionality of gear, University of Washington student Dan Sedlacek teamed up with two of his fellow students to form Uphill designs. Their first product, Uphill Trekking Poles, are made from 95% sustainable materials, including bamboo and cork.

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The Basics of Cyclocross – How To Videos

Bay Area Super Prestige

I participated in my first cyclocross race over the weekend. The first lap was a bit of a train wreck, but I managed to end up on the podium in the end, had a fantastic time, and am now officially hooked. After all, what can be better than mud, donuts, bikes, and beer–all during the course of a 45 minute race.

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