Mountain Life

  1. 7 Reasons To Bring A Puffy Everywhere

    7 Reasons To Bring A Puffy Everywhere
    It's the multi-tool and secret hand shake of the outdoor gear world. Do you have one in your pack right now?
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  2. 3 Myths Keeping People from Their Adventure Dreams

    3 Myths Keeping People from Their Adventure Dreams

    Sam Ortiz breaks down the self-talk that can hold us back.

    When Sam Ortiz talks about how much she loves hiking or climbing, her enthusiasm bubbles over like a waterfall, threatening to make anyone else around excited about outdoor adventures, too. It hasn’t always been like that, though—there

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  3. What Does "Responsible Down" Really Mean?

    What Does "Responsible Down" Really Mean?
    The facts behind the Responsible Down Standard.
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  4. How To Quit Making Excuses And Go Camping With Your Kids

    Two young girls play near a tent while camping in the forest.

    Mountain guide Jessica Baker’s tips for getting out there with the whole family.

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  5. One Way We Can Help Women In Afghanistan

    A climber stands with a flag on top of a peak in Afghanistan.

    Remembering climbing with women in Afghanistan—and looking for ways to help them now.

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  6. Introducing Our New Outdoor Sport Hijab

    An athlete wears the new Outdoor Research ActiveIce Sport Hijab.

    The first-ever hijab built with climbers, skiers, mountaineers and hikers in mind.

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  7. We're Joining Oboz and Osprey to Sponsor 150 Women for #over50outside

    Two women hike with uphill along a rocky trail through the woods with mountains in the background.

    Calling all women over age 50 who are passionate about the outdoors!

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  8. The Life-Changing Wisdom of Bikepacking

    The Life-Changing Wisdom of Bikepacking

    Craving a reboot? Consider planning a bikepacking trip.

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  9. What does UPF Mean?

    Two hikers wear UPF rated clothing in the bright desert sun.
    Sun Rating 101: What's UPF, SPF an UV? How to choose sun protective clothing.
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  10. 5 Lessons for Transitioning from Road to Trail Running

    5 Lessons for Transitioning from Road to Trail Running

    Taking the leap from smooth paths to rocky trails can be intimidating, but it’s so worth it.

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  11. Do We Still Need To Wear Face Masks If There’s A Vaccine?

    A group of people wear face masks.
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  12. Why Outdoor Gear Is The Best Graduation Gift—And What To Choose

    Why Outdoor Gear Is The Best Graduation Gift—And What To Choose

    What better present is there than freedom in the outdoors? Here are our top picks.

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