Category Archives: Gear

Ortovox Beacon Recall

Ortovox Beacon Recall

The last thing you need when frantically searching for your best bud in an avalanche is for your beacon to switch out of search mode. Ortovox is recalling a small group of its 3+ beacons when testing revealed that they switched to transmit mode after two minutes. The avalanche transceivers switched unintentionally and internal tests showed that the problem is […]

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Lids on Ski Kids

I didn’t start wearing a ski helmet until the 90s. By then I had spent more than 20 years lidfree. I wore a bike helmet but my parents wore cute ski hats and so did we on the hill. In their minds, the two sports weren’t the same thing. After all, asphalt streets are one thing, snow another. But any […]

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Snoozies For Newsies

Damn! Where are my Snoozies?? The temps went from 70 yesterday to 50 today. My toes are cold. Snoozies are like fleece socks with the tops lopped off and they are oh so cozy. They’re perfect for long flights, traveling and lounging. In fact, I’ve been known to hop in my car with them on after I slip out of […]

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No Purses Here

I finally gave up on my Osprey Messenger Bag. I loved that thing. I even carried it around after a mouse chewed through the side mesh pocket. It held everything but, as others teased, it wasn’t very womanly. I don’t do purses and I’m not sorry. My car is my purse and my shoulder bag is like the wallet in my […]

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Mountain Bling Continues

By Jill Adler Just because I live and play in the outdoors doesn’t mean I like to bare all. Granted, I’m not the best at accessorizing but when I find something cool, that works with my ‘style’, I’m all over decorating my neck and limbs. I got my first Expression Ring at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The owner/designer was […]

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