Category Archives: Softgoods

Ba-Bye Winter Boots

My poor winter boots. They barely saw the light of day let alone a snowy day this year. I wanted to strut them out on a regular basis but they sat woefully in my closet for most of this skinny season. Now it’s time to stash them away in the attic and cross my fingers that we’ll have more time […]

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Outdoor Footwear Turns Funky

Fall is officially here and the weather seems to be cooperating. It’s our last hoorah to hit those mountain trails while there’s still dirt on them and bust out the fall footwear. You gotta figure two, maybe three, more months and then ‘poof’. Everything’s white and you’re wearing insulated Gore-Tex and waterproof boots. Until then, it’s all about the cross-training […]

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Know Before You Buy. Burton Fail

We always have to find out the hard way. I will never purchase anything from Wal-Mart that could break. NO returns or exchanges after 30 days. Period. Staples is off the shopping list too. My CyberPower Battery Backup went belly up after a year. I bought the thing because of a 10-YEAR warranty! Staples just shrugged their shoulders and I […]

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Winter wear

The temps are dropping and it’s time to bundle up. Here are a few recommendations for chilly October: Mountain Hardwear Alchemy pant replaces both fleece and softshell outer layer, windproof, water resistant, breathable and abrasion resistant, won’t pill like fleece, made of Gore Windstopper. Articulated knee and seat for a flattering butt look. $225. 800.330.6800.http://www.mountainhardwear.com/ Sierra Designs Down Booties are […]

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