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Gear Giveaway: Osprey Atmos/Aura AG 65 Backpack

April 28, 2015  |  In Uncategorized   |   Tagged ,   |   2 Comments
Osprey Atmos AG 65

Osprey Atmos AG 65

The first time I put it on, the Osprey Atmos 65 felt different from most packs I’ve tested over the past 20 years, and that positive first impression bore out as I carried it on two treks in New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park in March and a family ski trip to a backcountry yurt in Idaho’s Boise Mountains in January.

And right now, you can win an Osprey men’s Atmos AG 65 or women’s Aura AG 65 in my giveaway at The Big Outside. Continue reading →

March 21, 2015 Hiking off-trail from Frying Pan Trail, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.

The Big Outside Makes Another Top 10 List

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I’m proud to announce that Flip Key (@flipkey), a Trip Advisor (@TripAdvisor) company, just named The Big Outside to its Top 10 Outdoor Travel Blogger list, which includes several good blogs about hiking, backpacking, and camping. Continue reading →

February 8, 2015 Horseshoe Mesa, Grand Canyon

New Sponsor of The Big Outside: Osprey Packs

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By Michael Lanza

Do you think it’s important to get kids outdoors? A big part of my mission here at The Big Outside is trying to inspire families to get outside on adventures big and small, and help them figure out how to do it and what they need. I do that through my stories and images about taking my own kids hiking, skiing, backpacking, climbing, and paddling since they were babies. Continue reading →

Last Day of Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Hybrid Shell Giveaway

February 3, 2015  |  In Uncategorized   |   Tagged   |   Leave a comment
Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Hybrid Shell

Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Hybrid Shell

Swag alert! Today’s the last day to enter my giveaway of an excellent jacket for backcountry skiing or riding, snowshoeing, ski touring, or winter and shoulder-season hiking, the Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Hybrid Shell. It fends off a huge range of weather and breathes incredibly well, as I found on numerous days of backcountry skiing in temperatures ranging from single digits with a below-zero wind chill through the high 30s, and all forms of precipitation. Enter to win this versatile jacket right now at this link at The Big Outside, or at this mobile-friendly link on Facebook. Continue reading →

Gear Giveaway: Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Hybrid Shell

January 28, 2015  |  In Uncategorized   |   Tagged   |   Leave a comment
Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Hybrid Shell

Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Hybrid Shell

A jacket for playing outdoors in winter has to fend off a huge range of weather, and breathe well enough that you don’t wind up creating a sweat storm inside it. Black Diamond’s Dawn Patrol Hybrid Shell shined for me through many days of skiing the backcountry of Idaho’s Boise Mountains, in temperatures ranging from single digits with a below-zero wind chill through the high 30s, and all forms of precipitation.

And right now, you can win this jacket in my giveaway at The Big Outside. Continue reading →

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