United By Blue
16 Mar 2018

10 Outdoor Gear & Apparel Brands Making A Positive Impact

We launched The Offroader Supply Co. for two main reasons. First and foremost, we love the outdoors. Secondly, we believe wholeheartedly that smart business is when a company can produce profits while also making a positive impact in the world around them. Below, we introduce you to ten indie-outdoor brands

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Alex Honnold rock climber
28 Feb 2018

7 Stories of Backcountry Pursuits That Will Inspire Your Next Adventure

With just a quick glance at world map it would be easy to think that the age of adventure is already over, and that the curtains of the last remaining theatres of exploration and discovery have already been closed. There are, however, a number of extraordinarily awesome individuals out there

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Sleeping Bag - Space Cowboy
21 Feb 2018

How To Choose The Right Sleeping Bag

When overnighting in the wild backcountry, many of the factors contributing to our comfort and safety are beyond our control. For example, we have no say when a curious bear might decide to pay our campsite a visit, when a storm might blow in, when a mosquito might sneak through

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happyoutdoorscover
08 Feb 2018

Five Scientifically Proven Benefits of Getting Outside

Most of us are intuitively aware that spending time in nature is good for us. We just feel better when we’re out there doing our thing, immersed in the beauty and calm of the natural world. Right? Well, what our instincts have always told us is now gaining the backing

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Patagonia Cover Photo
06 Feb 2018

Brand Spotlight: Patagonia – Setting The Example for The Outdoor Industry

In a world where our leaders appear to be getting progressively more unconscientious, it is a source of great comfort to know that not all our planet’s major players are cut from the same cloth. In the high echelons of the planet’s multinationals and positions of power, thankfully, there remain

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Nature's remedy to stress, depression and anxiety
18 Dec 2017

Nature’s Hidden Answer To Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Per the World Health Organization, depression is now the world’s most widespread illness impacting over 300 million people of all ages. This does not include the increasing amount of those experiencing some form of stress, and anxiety disorders. Cases of stress, depression and anxiety are currently at an all-time high.

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Backpacker's trail recipes, oatmeal
17 Dec 2017

Ten Backcountry Recipes That Will Keep You Energized and Eating Well on the Trail

Despite the rigorous demands of our sport and the amount of energy we expend doing it, many trekkers and hikers tend to have a fairly lax approach to nutrition when on the trail. Compared to other sporting enthusiasts – cyclists, long-distance runners, and weightlifters, for example – we tend to

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Best mountaineering boots
16 Dec 2017

Buyer’s Guide To Purchasing The Perfect Mountaineering Boot

In the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in northern Italy, a roughly sewn scrap of deer, bear skin and lime tree bark takes pride of place in the museum’s prized collection of Stone Age artifacts. Dating all the way back to 3,500BC, this curious assemblage of materials was worn by

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Trekking poles
10 Dec 2017

Eight Overlooked Essentials Every Thru-Hiker And Backpacker Should Carry

Telling a thru-hiker, die-hard backpacker what they should or should not carry is rarely advisable. Chances are, they will not look favorably upon any attempt to deprive them of something they’ve already spent days, maybe weeks in their own heads pondering whether or not to add, remove from their already

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bestrainjacketformen3
02 Dec 2017

Seven of the Best Waterproof Jackets Under $200

Amongst the many potential banes of a hiker’s life (or at least their days on the trail), is the regret of setting off into the backcountry with leaky or underperforming waterproofs when we need them the most. They can, after all, spoil your day. Finding a balance between style and

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