Although I developed a profound love of the outdoors in the 15 years since I started hiking and camping in earnest, I never slept well in a mummy bag. That is until now. The Exped Comfort 800 makes my backcountry nights so much more enjoyable. Rated down to 10°F, the Comfort 800 delivers in the warmth category. I spent numerous nights in this bag putting that rating to the test, with even a few nights where the mercury dipped into the single digits.
A cooler that can make blender drinks, play music, transport all your picnic gear, and grill your food? Yes, please! The Coolest cooler claims to be all that and more, promising to turn your next outdoor adventure into a fantastic party.
Want to shred in your jeans this winter? Canadian company Mason Industries is riding the wave of the Urbanus Jeans craze in Korea and creating water repellent denim jeans that will keep you warm and dry all day on the mountain.
I will be the first to admit that I am a big fan of Strava for biking (and running when I happen to do so). Not because I want to pick up as many QOMs as humanly possible or beat out the local semi-pro athletes that seem to ride the same routes, but more because the data is a great indicator on how you are progressing as a rider or runner.
Just because the days are shorter and snow blankets the trails doesn't mean you have to stop training. Our ten winter running essentials will keep you warm, dry, visible, and upright in even the coldest of temps. Any of these items will make a great gift for someone who runs outside year round.