Do you run outdoors in the winter or prefer to run on a treadmill? We know that maintaining your routine this time of year is a challenge, so we’re giving you a chance to win a running outfit to keep you going.
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We can’t deny there is something to those holiday gifts you see every year. Candles, blankets or a hot-ticket book (“The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray”, we’re looking at you) are always great options, but this year, we’re looking to give our loved ones an unforgettable experience instead.
It can be tricky to choose your kit for a multi-day mountain bike ride. On the one hand, you need appropriate protection from the elements. But on the other hand, you need gear that’s nimble and mobile or the ride won’t be any fun. Here’s the kit I put together for my week-long backcountry ride in Iceland. Each piece individually served a purpose, and when combined, they became an incredibly functional and dynamic system. – Post by Stephen Matthews, MEC Ambassador
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I had the chance to take Ghost Bikes’ latest all-mountain machine, the Riot LT 8 LC, out for a test ride. It has some distinct differences from the Riot 7 LC I rode in 2014, and here are my thoughts on the changes that created the new LT series. – Review by MEC Ambassador Stephen Matthews
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First light. First tracks. It’s a manta for those hungry enough to break trail to reachuntouched backcountry snow. But with this very specialized love comes the need for a specialized clothing system,one thattakes into account the terrain, the uphill push ofsetting the skin track in snow up to your knees and therewardsofskiing long runs in pure, alpine powder.
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You’ve picked up all the school supplies on their list. Now your young scholar can’t wait to show off their new stuff to their classmates. Send them back to school with a comfortable pack for their gear, lunch and textbooks. Here are the three Rs of a good school bag:
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I’m a big fan of solar panels for recharging my e-toys in the backcountry. In theory, at least. In practice, for sea kayaking on the West Coast, they can sometimes be suboptimal. Enter a whole different charging device: the PowerPot. – Gear review by MEC staffer Philip Torrens
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As a Wet Coast paddler, I’ve developed a serious fixation with tarps and tarp rigging. Here’s my take on tarps in general and the MEC Silicone Guides Tarp in particular. – Post by MEC staffer Philip Torrens Read more…