Designer watches are nice, but in the backcountry you want a sturdy timepiece that simply tells you the time. Flashiness isn’t the point, which makes the “clip watches” from Dakota Watch Co., dare we say, timely?
Traveler's Gear Box
"A vest with covered shoulders?" my wife asked when I tried on the DriDown Better Vest from Sierra Designs.
While you might have a quiver of skis to handle conditions that vary from deep powder to hard pack, or a lake canoe along with a kayak or down-river canoe, there's no need to have a closet full of jackets for varying weather conditions. One shell jacket that can withstand a variety of conditions will let you maximize your gear investments across the board.
The many snowshoe companies on the market, with so many models of shoes, give you plenty of options to consider when you are looking for a good pair.
Cotopaxi's Inca 26L is a spacious backpack that hauls what you need, and provides a bonus by helping support youth in developing countries.
Why is an outdoor equipment manufacturer tutoring kids in Tanzania, and donating part of their profits around the world? It's just another day for Davis Smith, the founder of Cotopaxi. Smith spent his childhood growing up in Latin America with his father, often camping on Ecuador's Mount Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the world, and the origins of his company name.
When hauling a 40-foot-long RV through traffic, you can easily lose sight of the traveler's mantra: “It's the journey not the destination.” During those stressful drives when adventure takes a back seat to practicality, that's when a GPS like the new Magellan RoadMate RV9490T-LMB really shines.
Stanley, making vacuum bottles since 1913, has created the 1 liter Brew and Cook system. It's got all the attachments to make great coffee, and keep it hot.