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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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →