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By Jennifer Olson on June 18, 2013
At 25 years old, I have more wrinkles and sun damage than 95% of women my age—thanks to living at altitude in desert climates for most of my life. So sunblock all over is a MUST year-round. These are my favorite products lately.
By Jennifer Olson on June 11, 2013
My favorite gear is pulled from a pool of the best and brightest options. Here, I’ll inventory some running gear I’ve been coming back to again and again lately, hopefully helping clue you in on a few of a female gear snob’s favorites.
By Jennifer Davis-Flynn on June 3, 2013
This selection of stylish, waterproof footwear will protect your feet whether you’re boating, rafting, camping, fishing, paddling, or just wading in the neighborhood stream with your kids.
By Jennifer Davis-Flynn on May 16, 2013
Eco-conscious shades combining style and function.
By WAm on May 14, 2013
I think the Chinook is a very well designed piece of gear that will last your family for as long as you need it – and then some! It has features that will not only help active families stay active, but could very well get families on the bike/road/trail who would otherwise be at home on the couch! This review was written in conjunction with a gear guide for the summer issue of Women’s Adventure Magazine.
By Jennifer Davis-Flynn on May 6, 2013
Are you looking for the perfect summer shoe? Look no further.
By Susan on April 26, 2013
If you like to sleep with something separating you from the cold, stony ground, the Therm-a-Rest UltraLite Cot is your ticket to comfy slumber.
By WAm on April 19, 2013
Nuu Muu founder, Christine Nienstedt, decided there was a distinct lack of whimsical exercise wear and her Nuu Muu Classic Sport dress is her smart solution.
By Jennifer Olson on March 19, 2013
FiveFingers is a misnomer.
By Jennifer Olson on March 4, 2013
Highlights of the Spring 2013 issue: Forage for Food. Train Like a Pro. Cast Your Line. Dive a Shipwreck. Retreat in Texas Hill Country. Try Canyoneering, SUP Racing, Fly Fishing, Road Biking, and Poi!
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By WAm on February 27, 2013
Why One Woman Carries a SPOT Tracker on All Her Adventures
By Jennifer Olson on February 26, 2013
Our nonprofit partner, the HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation, teamed up with La Sportiva to bring you the new HERA Helios women’s mountain running shoe. Ten dollars from the sale of every pair of HERA Helios helps stop the loss of women to ovarian cancer.
By WAm on January 11, 2013
2012-13 Winter Gear recommendations from Women’s Adventure Magazine.
By Jennifer Olson on December 4, 2012
My new winter hybrid jacket, the Craghoppers Ishi ClimaPlus jacket, keeps me warm during snowshoe outings and between coffee dates.
By WAm on November 10, 2012
The Women’s Adventure staff picks their favorite gear items for Fall 2012.
By WAm on November 10, 2012
Stay toasty this winter with these cold weather gear suggestions for runners and hikers.
By Jennifer Olson on September 11, 2012
You never know what race gear will be most useful until you begin—unless, of course, you have a list like this one.
By Susan on September 6, 2012
Nutcase Bicycle Bells – a fun new addition to your city bike.
By Jennifer Olson on September 4, 2012
Our friend and fellow outdoor industry expert who is due to have a baby this fall and is staying active throughout her pregnancy. She tried out the Mountain Mama bike kit and rated it well. Here are her thoughts.
By Jennifer Olson on August 9, 2012
Women’s Adventure takes on the 2012 GORE-Tex TransRockies Run. Cheer us on! We’ll need it.
By WAm on August 3, 2012
My trusty Therm-a-Rest got a facelift.
By WAm on August 1, 2012
A carbon/aluminum hybrid for hiking in luxury.
By WAm on July 30, 2012
Morning runs made easy for puppy and me.
By WAm on July 27, 2012
Being an active, outdoorsy mom is easier in the age of this smart bracelet.
By Susan on July 26, 2012
A cozy-fitting glove for female riders who like ample padding.
By Jennifer Olson on July 10, 2012
The new Stinger Waffle Lemon feels like the yummiest 160 calories of organic energy I’ve ever eaten out of a wrapper.
Posted in Gear | Tagged Backpacking, Cycling Gear Reviews, Cycling Stories, Cycling Tips, Gear Reviews, Health, Hiking Gear Reviews, Lifestyle Gear Reviews, Nutrition, Running Gear Reviews, Training | 1 Response
By Jill on May 8, 2012
From bags to baskets, Basil bike accessory company offers a variety of designs sure to keep your bike looking fine this summer.
By Jill on May 1, 2012
Honeydrop Beverages is introducing three new flavors to its natural line of teas and juices that are sweet and refreshing to keep you hydrated this summer.
By Jill on April 26, 2012
Liv/giant just debuted its first women’s-specific 29er mountain bike, the first full-suspension 29er for women. Watch pro-rider Kelli Emmett demonstrate how the Anthem X 29er W gives women XC riders boosted confidence and performance.
By Jennifer Olson on April 17, 2012
The Hydrapak Jolla is a great pack—ideal for longer rides or ones in changing weather conditions when you just want to bring a bunch of stuff.
By Jennifer Olson on April 10, 2012
Moving Comfort specializes in taking care of women and our lady parts so developed the Jubralee, a bra that offers high-impact support for B-E cups and is highly adjustable for a variety of sizes and proportions.
By WAm on March 20, 2012
My initial reaction: “It’s pretty.” But I know from experience that functionality is the priority. Made by a small Seattle company, this pannier passes my functionality test, and I love the fun design and bright, springtime color!
By Jennifer Olson on March 6, 2012
Knowledge and well-practiced skills come first, but the updated Brooks-Range Mountaineering’s Ski Guide Cards can also help you make educated decisions and execute preventive and emergency procedures in the backcountry.
By Laura on February 28, 2012
The Mizuno Women’s Breath Thermo 1/2 Zip running top isn’t your average thermal.
By Jennifer Olson on February 21, 2012
“Ooo, your legs are so soft,” he cooed. I blushed in return and murmured, “Thanks.” LEG LUBE performance shave gel is made “for fast legs”, but the gel worked on my average-speed legs and also impressed someone with faster legs.
By Laura on February 7, 2012
Looking for a fleece you can wear on and off the mountain?
By Jennifer Olson on January 24, 2012
From shiny new gear to stylish performance clothing, these drool-worthy items at last week’s Outdoor Retailer had us itching to head for the hills (in a good way).
By Susan on January 16, 2012
If you’re anything like me, you hang on to your outdoor gear and clothes until they’re embarrassingly decrepit, and not just because they’re your favorites.
By Becca on January 10, 2012
Their motto is, “Step inside, just walk and enjoy.” When you slip on a pair of Joya shoes, you’ll agree.
By WAm on December 16, 2011
Ahhh autumn. When the weather is a mix of warm temps lingering from summer and chillier temps waiting around the corner in winter. To help you stay outdoors and active through this transitional season, we pulled together great reflective wear to keep you visible when the daylight gets shorter, sporty sunglasses to protect your peeps in different light conditions, and fun insulated vests to give you that extra bit of warmth when you need it.