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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Alex Honnold rock climber
04 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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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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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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sherpaadventuregear
11 Nov 2017

Brand Spotlight: Sherpa Adventure Gear

With so many big-name and not-so-big-name outdoor brands on the market these days, all producing relatively similar goods, choosing where to spend your hard-earned cash can prove to be fairly problematic, especially for the less decisive among us. In terms of quality, value for money, durability and performance, the options

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fivereasonspexelcoverphoto
27 Oct 2017

Five Ways Spending More Time In The Outdoors Saved My Life

I stroll into my Monday morning lessons, my fingers well and truly shredded from a Sunday climbing sesh. Again. My students, as always, greet me with ironic and knowing smiles – in the few years that I’ve known them, they’ve come to expect little else. “I just don’t get why

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Zanerobe men's bomber jacket by LA
24 Oct 2017

13 Badass Bomber Jackets For Men

The bomber jacket is considered a quintessential part of just about every man’s wardrobe these days, but the iconic look initially began during the 40s as a functional piece to protect fighter pilots during World War I. Since then, the military and menswear have become intrinsically linked over the years

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