outdoor adventure, travel + healthy living

Category: Gear

Ortlieb Velocity Backpack

Ortlieb Velocity Backpack: Long Term Review


A backpack that can carry 45 pounds without killing my back, withstand rainstorms, and last for 5+ years at $110? Hells, yes I’d re-buy the Ortlieb Velocity Backpack. A few months ago, I realized that I have staples that I rely on over and over …


the outdoor edit store

Have You Checked Out The Outdoor Edit Store?


Just a reminder that over on recently-introduced The Outdoor Edit store, you can snag fun Shred Girls swag, plus a few fun/funnier tanks and caps!     Just a note: Grabbing gear on here isn’t just hella stylish, it helps keep this site and …



Everything You Need to Know About Biking Commuting to Work


Bicycling recently resurfaced this article I wrote about bike commuting, and it’s a good one so I figured I would give it a share as well—especially since it features a lot of my favorite people! I love the idea of bike commuting, despite working …



A Few of My Favorite Things: All About Feet


Peter and I were talking about the whole Marie Kondo Kon Mari concept and messing around with ways to evaluate our various ‘stuff’ the other day, and one of the ways we wanted to do it was forcing ourselves to wear every article of …




The $30 Cycling Raincoat I Ordered This Morning


Did I need another raincoat? Hell no. But I spotted this Women’s Co-op Cycles Rain Jacket in Cocoa on REI’s sale page for $30 down from $100 and fell in love. THAT COLOR!! (I know, it’s not black. Hey, I can break out of …




How to Transition to Barefoot Running + Living


I was one of those people who did exactly what Chris McDougall hoped people wouldn’t do: after reading Born to Run, I a) signed up for a trail marathon that was happening 8 days from the day I signed up, and b) switched to …



Perfect Your Indoor Bike Trainer Setup


Over at Bicycling, I wrote a piece about the gear that can make an indoor trainer setup the most optimal… My personal favorite thing (that I’ve used over the years) is a music stand to balance your phone/iPad/whatever on while you pedal, rather than getting one of …