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Goodies for your active lifestyle
Scarpa Vapor V Climbing Shoe
This highly technical shoe from Scarpa is perfect for the climbing gym or outdoor bouldering. The fit is more about putting power towards your toes than just squeezing your toes together so toe hooking feels natural and comfortable. As with any downturned bouldering shoe the fit is not right for slabby outdoor routes in Yosemite or Tuolumne, so if you climb outdoors and are looking for an all around shoe then the Scarpa Vapor V is not it. On the other hand if you are looking to focus on bouldering and powerful, steep routes this is a great climbing shoe.
MSRP $159.00 • scarpa.com
Club Ride Jewel Padded Underwear
If you’re tired of being saddle sore and looking to buy some padded underwear for casual riding, then the Jewel inner short from Club Ride Apparel is flattering, feminine and, most importantly, comfy. The waistband is wide and comfortable and sits well below the belly button.
Club Ride recommends the Jewel for rides of up to one hour, but having a good saddle designed for women is the most important way to protect from saddle soreness. Still the Jewel is an important layer of padding and makes a big difference for overall comfort and performance.
MSRP $34.95 • clubrideapparel.com
TNF’s Blue Kazoo Sleeping Bag
An ideal three-season bag that’s been used by mountaineers and backcountry explorers for decades, The Blue Kazoo is a great choice for anyone looking for a bombproof sleeping bag that is guaranteed for life. The mummy bag is now filled with water-resistant 650 ProDown™ for reliable warmth in wet conditions and temperatures down to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Anti-compression pads ensure even distribution of insulation to prevent cold spots.
The North Face also offers a women-specific fit and design that places more insulation around the chest and feet for optimal warmth.
It’s important to note that the regular length is only long enough for people who are five feet six inches tall or shorter. The long version fits anyone up to six feet tall.
MSRP $299.00 • thenorthface.com
FOX 831 36 Fork
Dirt jumpers and slopestyle riders don’t need lots of travel but they do need a way to absorb big hits quickly.
The FOX 831 is designed to handle the demands of big doubles with little margin for error.
The fork uses the RC2 damper in a 100mm-travel package – making for a burly look with very stiff rebound that can handle the demands of big air.
Perfect for the neighborhood dirt jumps, the 831 can accept 15 or 20mm thru-axels and only accept 26-inch wheels because bigger wheels on a dirt jump bike would be, you know, silly.
MSRP $1,050.00 • ridefox.com
Good To-Go Thai Curry
Good To-Go makes dehydrated backpacking food in a variety of dishes. These dishes are a nice way to throw together some quick meal planning for a weekend outing when you don’t have much time to shop for something elaborate. After hiking all day there is nothing more convenient than having a complete meal that only needs a little boiling water and less than five minutes to satisfy your hunger. The Thai Curry is a spicy yellow coconut curry with fresh broccoli and cauliflower, peas and green beans all on a bed of Jasmine rice. With the addition of Thai chilies this dish has a little kick too. Cooking a complete meal from scratch in the backcountry is a great idea on rest days, but usually it’s hard to beat the ability to feed a group of hungry hikers in less than five minutes after a hard day on the trail.
MSRP $10.95 • goodto-go.com
The Eno HiFi Speaker Case carries and protects your music player wherever you go. Great for family/car camping and backpacking, it’s lightweight (6 oz) and compact (7” x 4”). Take along some great tunes on your next adventure. You’ll love how this set up delivers excellent sound for hours!
MSRP $19.99 • eaglesnestoutfittersinc.com
Justin Nut Butter Squeeze Packs
Maple Almond Butter, Classic Almond Butter, Honey Almond Butter, Vanilla Almond Butter, Chocolate Hazelnut Butter, Classic Peanut Butter, Honey Peanut Butter, OH MY! This selection of delicious, protein-rich spreads in perfect little 1.15oz squeeze packs that squish just so into your bear canister no matter how packed it might be. Just the thing for backpacking and day hikes, or any other adventure you might embark on. Justin’s products are created in small batches to ensure higher quality, and they use only the finest, all natural ingredients.
MSRP $5.99-11.99/10 pack • justins.com