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A Few More Eco-Friendly Jacket Alternatives

Keb Eco-Shell

While the industry decides the best way forward for a more eco-friendly yet high-performance water-repellent/waterproof technology, many brands already offer fluorocarbon-free alternatives. Here are a handful of brands with products from this year and next to consider if you are looking to move towards a PFC-free gear closet.

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Fall Day Hiking Essentials

Fall Day Hiking Essentials

Fall has finally descended on the Bay Area which means lots of day hiking with Lola and longer backpacking trips to the Sierras. Most of the gear listed here I have been using on day hiking trips throughout the summer in places like Utah and Colorado, but will continue to pack these essentials for weeks to come.

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Innovation Award Winners Winter 2015

Innovation Award

Although tons of cool new gear was on show at Outdoor Retailer last week (we will continue our coverage here over the coming days), a few items stood out as truly innovative. Here are our picks for Innovation Award Winner Winter 2015.

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5 Great Wet Weather Hikers

Wet weather hiking shoes

Just because the rain, snow, and cold weather is here, it doesn’t mean you have to stop hiking. Here are five waterproof hikers we tested since last spring that range from fast and light to ultra cushioned rides. All with waterproof membranes, these shoes will not only work to keep your feet dry, but also warm. Lots of snow? Simply throw some trail crampons over top and be on your way.

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