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Shoulder Season Running: Dressing for Hot Weather to Cold Weather (…And Everything in Between)

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Though the mercury is climbing to unseasonable heights across most of the country, the temperatures haven’t yet reached a consistent balminess. Add to the mix that the early daylight savings bump means the clock says it’s time to run, but the sun hasn’t yet gotten down to business. The only truly reliable pattern of the winter/spring shoulder season is that the schizophrenic weather can be a bear to dress for. The…read more »

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14:42 Mar 19 2012 | posted by Nick Martin

Stay dry out there! Tips to prepare for rain onslaughts by Backpacker Magazine Get Out More Tour speakers

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The hiking and camping season is coming up fast, if it’s not already here, depending on your neck of the woods. Backpacker Magazine Get Out More Tour ambassadors and pro backpackers, Sheri and Randy Propster, are no strangers to getting caught in torrential downpours. The couple has hiked through the Appalachian Trail as well as the American Discovery Trail - coast to coast - during which they endured their craziest rain storm…read more »

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09:43 Apr 28 2011 | posted by Nick Martin

The North Face ultrarunner Diane Van Deren shares tips for aspiring trail runners

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Diane Van Deren’s passion for running is contagious. Talking about trail running with her made me want to go out and kick up my feet on dirt. The ultra marathoner who won the 430-mile Yukon Arctic Ultra is at a singular level, for sure, yet when she speaks enthusiastically about running at altitude or quietly through woods in the super-early morning hours, you feel her buzz and want to catch…read more »

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15:17 Apr 25 2011 | posted by Nick Martin

Spring Camper? Stay Warm in the Wet With a Great Sleeping Bag from the L.L. Bean Spring Sports Weekend

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Here at PrimaLoft®'s global headquarters in Albany, NY, it may have been 55 degrees and sunny yesterday, but it was 34 degrees this morning with a light coating of frost. Whether you live by the Adirondack Mountains, the Cascades, or anywhere in between – when it’s spring, you never know what weather will grace the day. The plus side is all of the new ways to play outdoors once…read more »

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09:52 Apr 8 2011 | posted by Nick Martin

Hybrid pieces for variable conditions: the Sherpa Adventure Gear Mantra Jacket

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Spring weather in the mountains, high desert, Northeast, and pretty much everywhere can be as changeable as the stock market in chaotic economic times.  But outdoorsy people know if they allowed weather “what-if’s” to hold them back, they would hardly get outside. There are few pieces of apparel more fitting for Spring than hybrid designs that have different components – a little of this, a little of that – to function…read more »

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15:59 Apr 6 2011 | posted by Nick Martin

How to Wear Your Ski Wear - Stay Comfy on Corn with some Spring Layering Know How

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It won’t be long before spring skiing and all its perks are here: no frozen toes, no neck gaiters and some good, crisp corn to schuss on. Yet sometimes what to wear can be a challenge, as temps swing pretty drastically from morning to afternoon. However, the basic layering principle should be the same as on cold days: a merino wool base layer, a warmer mid layer, and, especially if it’s…read more »

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11:29 Feb 14 2011 | posted by Nick Martin
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