Black Friday Outdoor and Cycling Gear Deals 2012

November 22nd, 2012

Here’s a list of outdoor and cycling related deals for Black Friday and through the weekend to Cyber Monday. Some of the deals are already available and some are just on Black Friday or Cyber Monday so check the details.

A couple big deals are 40% off regular priced items and 20% off sale items at Konasports and up to 30% off at Sierra Trading Post. See list below for coupon codes. The list is alphabetical by store name.

Altrec

Backcountry.com

Backcountry.com is running a few different sales through 11/28/12 with up to 70% off and includes free 2-day shipping on $50+ orders.

Bike Nashbar

Take an extra 20% off orders over $50 including bikes and frames through Sunday with code 72635. Some exclusions. Free shipping on Monday and Tuesday with code 43841 on orders over $25.

Climb High

25% off Rab, Patagonia, Brooks Range & ISIS. 20% Off All Ice Climbing Gear. Free shipping and free returns on all orders. Deals run Thursday through Monday.

CycloCamping.com

DC

Spend $125 and Get $25 OFF Your Next Order & Free Shipping. Offer Expires 11/26 at Midnight.

Derailed

15% Off Sitewide on Snowboard and Ski Apparel and Accessories and More.

Dogfunk

Equipe Sport

Getz

Save up to 50% on The North Face + Free Shipping over $75. Good through 12/1/12.

Giantnerd

Up to 80% off bike and outdoor gear.

Half-Moon Outfitters

Save an Extra 20% Off Select The North Face Items through 12/3 while supplies last, with promo code: tnfsale. Free Shipping on orders over $49!

Icebreaker

Jenson USA

Lots of great bike and bike accessory deals.

Konasports

Get 40% of regular priced with coupon code BCW40 and 20% off sale items with code BCW20. Excludes UGG, Oakley and Nixon . Free 2 day priority shipping in the US excluding oversize items. Click here to visit Konasports.

Moosejaw

Save 20% on almost everything at Moosejaw. No code necessary! Deal excludes some brands. Ends 11/25/12.

Pactimo

30% Off Cycling Apparel – Jerseys, Jackets & More! Sale runs through Monday.

Performance Bikes

Door busters in every category including bikes. Take an extra 20% off items other than door busters and bikes. Ends Sunday. $20 off orders over $100 on Monday.

Peter Glenn

Extra 20% off sale items on Monday with coupon code CYBMON12. Excludes skis, ski boots and ski bindings.

ProBoardShop

Up to 70% Off Snowboards, Skis, Outerwear, and much more through Monday. Click here to see.

Real Cyclist

Biggest Sale of the Season – Up to 50% Off thousands of bike items.

REI

Save on Gear with REI’s Cyber Monday Deals! Online only at REI.com. Save 50% on all REI Brand Outerwear for Men, Women, Kids on Friday only.

Rock Creek

Sierra Trading Post

Soul Poles

Get 20% off custom ski poles and free shipping with coupon code cybersoul.

Tahoe Mountain Sports

30% Off All Patagonia Clothing for Black Friday-Cyber Monday AND Get Free Shipping Too. Ends Monday. Also check their sale page.

The Clymb

Get the best prices of the year Monday only. Expires 11/27/2012 At 8:00AM PST.

TriVillage

20% Off Almost Everything for Running, Cycling & Swimming + Free Shipping over $75 w/ code: BLACKFRIDAY20. Ends Monday night.

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Salomon X Alp Pro GTX Hiking Boots
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$209.95 on sale
 
Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX Hiking Boots
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Colorado Fire Sale of Pro Cycling Goodies

August 15th, 2012

Waldo Canyon Fire

In June we had Colorado’s most destructive wildfire in terms of houses lost. In a matter of a few hours 346 houses were destroyed. The fire firefighters stopped the fire 3/4 of a mile from my house. As I evacuated, I really didn’t know if we’d have a home. Many of our great trails are still closed.

Many pro cyclists and cycling gear companies have donated some great things to benefit the Pikes Peak Red Cross to help with the destruction from the fire. Thanks to Mike Creed for organizing the fund raiser. I’ve been busy training for the Leadville 100 and the auction for some of these items end as soon as 7 PM MDT tonight. Some of the auctions don’t end for a day or more though.

There are cool things like a Lance Armstrong signed TDF 2009 Route Map and Race Number, 2001 Mountain Bike World Champion Jersey signed By Alison Dunlap and Le Coq Sportif BMC Pro Team White Jersey signed by Tejay Van Garderen and muc more.

Check out the cool cycling items on eBay that benefit the fire relief efforts.

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Salomon X Alp Pro GTX Hiking Boots
Salomon X Alp Pro GTX Hiking Boots
Regular Price: $280.00
$209.95 on sale
 
Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX Hiking Boots
Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX Hiking Boots
Price: $219.95
 

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals 2010

November 25th, 2010

Update: 2012 Black Friday/Cyber Monday Bike and Outdoor Deals

Here’s a list of outdoor and cycling related deals for Black Friday and through the weekend to Cyber Monday. Some of the deals are already available and some are just on Black Friday or Cyber Monday so check the details. I still have more deals to post so check back for more. I expect I’ll find more throughout the weekend and will post them as I find them.

If you need some gift ideas, I have gift guides from last couple years and most of the items will still make great gifts. I plan on posting updated gift ideas soon.

AlsSports

Starting on Monday save big on a huge selection of items storewide: Smith Ski goggles 70% off, Scott Alias Goggles $19.99, North Face Clothing 40% off, Nike Clothing and socks 50% off, ALps Osage 2 Person Tent – $26.99, 40% off all footwear,Smith Sunglasses up to 80% off, Nike Lebron James Basketball $5.99 – Regularly $19, Black Diamond Skis 50% Off, Scott Skis 60% off, Slumberjack Latitude 0 Degree Sleeping Bag $24.99. Ends 11/30

Altrec

Six Days of Deals kicks off on Friday. Coupon BLACKFRIDAY10 gives an extra 10% off on Friday and Saturday.

Backcountry.com

Get up to 50% off select items from brands like Mountain Hardwear, Patagonia and Oakley. In addition to the outstanding deals, get free shipping on all orders (no minimum threshold). Expires 11/29

Bicycle Touring Pro

Black Friday Special get 4 bike touring products for just $47 (normally priced at $85). Valid 11/25-11/28.

Bike Nashbar

20% Off orders of $75 or more through Friday with code TURKEYDAY.

Commuter Bike Store

Department of Goods

Get at least 72% off select items for 72 hours. This includes outdoor gear from Oakley, Mountain Hardwear, Arc’terx and more. Free shipping on orders over $50. Expires 11/29

Dogfunk

50% off select items from brands like Volcom, Element and Special Blend. In addition to the outstanding deals, get free shipping on all orders (no minimum threshold). Expires 11/29

Eastern Mountain Sports

evo

Thanksgiving Weekend Sale: Extra 20% Off ALL Outlet with code superbig2.

GearX

From Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday they’ll be featuring: Most Packs, Sleeping Bags, & Tents at least 10% off. Discounts up to 50% off on select models. Gloves & Mittens at 25-53% off. Extra discounts on Skis, Skins, Tele, & AT Boots. Hundreds of skis priced below $300. Skins up to 70% off.

HaberVision

Huck N Roll

Get up to 70% off select mountain bike gear, shorts, helmets, jackets and more Black Friday through Cyber Monday.

Icebreaker

Black is the New Black. Friday Only get 30% off all Black items at Icebreaker. 15% off everything else. Use code BLACK10. Excludes outerwear.

Jenson USA

Big price drops at midnight Thursday night.

KL Sport

Makais

Great deals on bikes, treadmills and much more Friday through Monday.

Masseys Outfitters

Lots of outdoor gear on sale. Click here for the list of sale items.

Modells

  • Black Friday Sale – 20% off orders at Modells.com. Valid 11/26 – 11/28. Exclusions Apply.
  • Cyber Monday Sale – 25% off any single item + Free Shipping with no minimum at Modells.com. Valid 11/29 only. Exclusions Apply.

Moosejaw

NRS

10% off all orders Thursday through Monday. They carry kayaking, rafting, canoeing gear and apparel.

outdoorDIVAS

15% off all PrAna product through December 31. Enter coupon code 5991 at checkout.

Performance Bike

Great deals on many items.

Poppy Sports

20% discount for a week with coupon code BIGTWENTY. Ends 12/3

Pro Boardshop

96 Hours of Saving with deepest discounts on 50 of their top products. Valid Friday through Monday.

Real Cyclist

Get up to 70% off select jerseys, bibs, complete bikes, components and more from Black Friday through Cyber Monday.

Sierra Trading Post

25% off $125 or 30% off $150. Use code: ALBLACKFRI2KX Valid 11/25 – 11/28.

SKECHERS

  • Get $20 Off Your $100 Footwear Purchase From SKECHERS with code GIFT200 11/25 – 11/29
  • Get $30 Off Your $150 Footwear Purchase From SKECHERS with code GIFT300 11/25 – 11/29
  • Get $40 Off Your $200 Footwear Purchase From SKECHERS with code GIFT400 11/25 – 11/29

Skis.com

Additional 20% OFF thousands of select items. Friday through Monday.

Snowboard Connection

Up to 40% OFF the top brands in Snow, Skate, and Surf. Free Shipping and No Sales tax on orders over $99. Black Friday – Cyber Monday Only!

Snowboard.net

Get an additional 20% OFF thousands of items through Monday.

Sports Authority

Cyber Monday Sale. 20% off Orders at SportsAuthority.com! Exclusions Apply. Valid only on Monday.

Tahoe Mountain Sports

Teton Village Sports

Receive 15% off with code gravy15. Valid 11/25 – 11/30. Brands Volkl, Yeti, Loudmouth Golf, Marker, Sage, Arc’teryx and The North Face are excluded.

The House

96 Hours of Saving with deepest discounts on 50 of their top products. Valid Friday through Monday.

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Salomon X Alp Pro GTX Hiking Boots
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$209.95 on sale
 
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Women’s Skis – Secrets Revealed

October 28th, 2010

Whether or not women’s skis differ from men’s skis has been a subject contemplated by ski consumers for a long time.  Over 20 years ago the reply was probably not—the difference was a layer of pastel paint and possibly a few fluffy, floral designs.  At least women looked as if they had their own ski, with ski companies pursuing women’s attraction  to panache.  Thankfully that has significantly changed across the years and women’s skis are now constucted to revolve around their distinct physiology.  And that makes all the difference in the world of women’s skiing, notably for the beginning and intermediate skier.

A Lady’s Ski Design Spins Round Her Center of Gravity

As it’s transparent to the naked eye, women boastfully display a different center of gravity than men.  In a woman the center drops lower around the hips, which pushes her weight backwards  and concentrates it closer to the tail end.  She has a tendency to lean back when skiing.  While a man’s center shifts above the navel where there exists more muscle bulk.   

Women’s skis are altered to adjust for this key dissimilarity.  Ski boots and bindings are fitted a couple of centimeters forward towards the ski tip. The waist of the ski is also moved forward resulting in a shorter, lighter tip. And a woman’s ski is designed for more responsiveness  making it easier for her to initiate quick, concise turns.   Altogether these adjustments  result in better performance and easier execution.  

Women weigh less and aren’t as tall as men. So their skis are made with lightweight materials for less fatigue on the hills.  A women’s ski line provides a wider range of short lengths and with the new developments today you don’t have to compromise steadiness and speed.  Enjoying the hobby in comfort is also critical to women resulting in boots that are built less stiff.

Women’s Skis are Designed on Technology

The brand name manufacturers of women’s skis such as Salomon appreciate these key dissimilarities, and build skis to help women experience  a comfortable glide  with high execution and ease.  The front runners in the ski trade  during the past several years have invested  a lot of effort, time and money on research and technology in order to present unique skis that accommodate the female physique .  Then women specific modifications  for each ski classification and level are extensively tested by women, on site, with  a full range of expertise. 

Yes There is a Difference

No matter what your skill level, from trainee to pro, or passion—discovering new mountain terrain, demolishing the parks, speeding for the prize or maybe you favor something a little more relaxing like a nice downhill jog–you will find brand name skis crafted to accommodate your unique anatomy and desires. With all this information, it is easy to figure out a woman’s physique fashions all the difference. Whether snow skis are different between the genders, the reply is absolutely and it’s all packed by research not powdery fluff.

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Salomon X Alp Pro GTX Hiking Boots
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$209.95 on sale
 
Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX Hiking Boots
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Important Considerations for Buying a UV Rash Guard

October 11th, 2010

Are you out looking for a uv rash guard? If you’re shopping for uv rash guards there are some extremely important factors you need to think about before you make a smart purchase. Maybe you need a uv rash guard for scuba diving, water sports, martial arts, jiu jitsu, or just sun protection. Whatever the motivations for purchasing this type of garment, you need to make certain you’re shopping decisions are not foolish ones because this purchase is imperative to your wellness. There are extremely important details to consider prior to committing any money on a uv rash guard, such as the materials used, the comfort and sun protection warranty, monetary value considerations, the origin of the product manufacturer and a few other important details. Read on and this valuable uv rash guard shopping companion will enable you to become an secure uv rash guard buyer in only a brief minute or two.

1. Materials and Fabric

Quality uv rash guard is manufactured with Lycra and Nylon, which are two fabrics that when blended together provide the optimum rash protection and flexibility. The proper composition of materials is close to 80% Nylon and 20% Lycra, which has been scientifically tested by many uv rash guard technicians. Some makers manufacture a garment made of spandex, or blend of spandex and cotton because those fabrics cost less than better quality Lycra. These “knock offs” of better uv rash guards are usually poorly designed and break down easily. Not to mention the limitations in SPF protection!

2. Comfort, Sizing, and Satisfaction Guarantee

Clothing products are usually the most challenging goods to shop for on the world wide web especially athletic fitting uv rash guards. If you are buying uv rash guard vests on the internet, or any bathing suit for that matter, you’d be intelligent to make sure the organization you’re ordering through offers and exchange program. When you receive your uv rash guard, try it on and check for any uncomfortable areas, scratchy surfaces, and any areas that could cause irritation. Because after all, we want to eliminate rash not create it.

3. Rash and SPF Sun Protection

Quality uv rash guards provide both rash protection and a strong SPF protection. “SPF” stands for “Sun Protection Factor” which is typically measured as a percent of how much of the harmful UV/UVA solar rays are blocked. You want to get a uv rash guard with at least 95% SPF rating because this lets you to wear it without needing to concern about sunscreen. The manufacturer promoting the item should be able to guarantee the SPF score with proof from a radiation testing laboratory.

4. Affordable Cost and Top Quality

The uv swim shirt options and costs on the web generally range from approximately $20 to around $40 in most cases. Popular brands try to charge the inflated amounts because they brand their logos all over the garments to attempt to make them look more appealing to end users. However, these bigger surf brands are not offering any better materials, protection, or comfort guarantees than the smaller organizations who strive for quality uv rash guards rather than branding. If you desire to pay $10-15 more for a ‘logo’ that’s okay, but if you are simply interested in purchasing a high quality uv rash guard with a great color, better than average comfort, and one hundred percent protection, there are brands who guarantee that value without the higher cost.

5. Origin – Is It “Made in USA”?

If you decide to buy a uv rash guard which was made overseas in places like China, you are probably signing yourself up for letdown. Specialty Lycra fabrics and professional “flat lock” stitching is needed for guaranteeing the spf protection, durability and flexibility you deserve, particularly if you are shopping for surf uv rash guards. Most overseas trading operations have goals to mass produce rather than use heedful quality control in their manufacturing. Be sure the organization you buy your uv rash guards from displays a “Made In USA” promise.

Now that you understand which specifications to look for in a uv rash guard and the manufacturer offering the uv rash guards, feel free to begin shopping. There are a handful of good organizations on the web, so how do you be sure where to start? Well, like any online shopping experience you can start with any directions that friends and family have provided you, and take advantage of the resources offered by knowledgeable people offering quality information around the product. Shopping for a uv rash guard can be fairly simple if you’re following the guidelines I’ve just provided you, so keep your eyes open and shop smart.

Rusty Collins is Vice President of Swell Marketing LLC in Orange County, CA. – an organization specializing in surfing apparel, beach wear, and sun protection technology in clothing. For uv rash guards and more information on sun protection, visit website: http://www.myrashguards.com

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Salomon X Alp Pro GTX Hiking Boots
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$209.95 on sale
 
Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX Hiking Boots
Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX Hiking Boots
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Good Vibrations

September 1st, 2010

The features of an innovative day-pack in The North Face lineup are attractive, especially to greenies – wool body fabric, 100-percent recycled polyester webbing, mesh, foams and pack fabric panels and recycled plastic buckles. 

And then there’s this, listed under features on The North Face web site: “Good karma.”

The pack, called the Tree Hugger, is a truly eco-friendly concoction.

It joins other green products from TNF, including the Blue Kazoo, a 15-degree F down mummy bag made from 100 percent recycled fabrics.

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Hi Tec Penrith Mid Jr. WP Hiking Boots
Price: $38.73
 
Salomon X Alp Pro GTX Hiking Boots
Salomon X Alp Pro GTX Hiking Boots
Regular Price: $280.00
$209.95 on sale
 
Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX Hiking Boots
Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX Hiking Boots
Price: $219.95
 

Check Your Gear after Storage

March 24th, 2010
Broken Tent Poles

You took good good care of your gear at the end of last season. Now whether it’s the start of camping, climbing or skiing season, you can just grab your gear and go, right? Actually it’s not the best idea.

I’ve found this out the hard way a few times over the years. Obviously I haven’t learned my lesson since the latest was this last week. We went to Big Bend National Park and camped for the first time this year.

We were busy before going and just grabbed the camping gear that we last used last fall out of the garage. We got to the campground late at night. When I pulled the tent out of the bag, the poles fell out in individual sections instead of corded together.

Just touching the cords in places was enough for them to fall apart. We found out quickly that without the cords to hold the poles together it was impossible to slide the poles through the sleeves. They just kept falling apart.

Fortunately the cords are just needed to hold the poles together to put the tent up. Once the poles are under tension they aren’t needed. By taping the joints together, we were able to set up the tent.

We were fortunate that not checking our gear ended up not being too bad. It was a reminder though that gear should be checked after storage.

UltraRob

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Salomon X Alp Pro GTX Hiking Boots
Salomon X Alp Pro GTX Hiking Boots
Regular Price: $280.00
$209.95 on sale
 
Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX Hiking Boots
Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX Hiking Boots
Price: $219.95
 

Got Gear? Outdoor Industry

January 26th, 2010

The Outdoor Retailer Winter Market ended Sunday in Salt Lake City. It is the ultimate showcase of products you will see in your favorite gear stores this year. Here’s a rundown of some of the more intriguing products:

  • Klymit Kinetic Vests, with an insulation which uses argon gas to trap warmth and allow the insulation to retain its loft. Klymit says the inflatable vests stay warm when they are wet, and are windproof. The gases used are non-toxic and non-flammable.
  • K-Light solar-powered lantern. About the size and weight of a can of soda, it has a solar-charged battery and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The K-Light, made by Pisatsolar is rechargeable and offers 20 hours of run time when it’s fully charged.
  • Ready to Eat Sandwiches from Bridgford Foods Corp. I’ve always loved the idea of pre-packaged camping food, even though I would only eat some of it (the new MREs) if it was the only way I could survive. But I’m open to new ideas. These sandwiches have a three-year shelf life and can be eaten from the pouch or can be heated at your campsite using an MRE/flameless heater or boiling water.
  • JakPak. It’s a waterproof jacket. It’s a sleeping bag. It’s a tent. (Well, it’s more like a bivy.) Claiming to be the world’s first combo product, it has breathable fabric and pit zips. Its sleeping bag and tent are detachable.
  • GoGirl. Does a girl pee in the woods? Only if she has no other options. Guys have it made in this department and probably won’t understand the importance of this innovation. This practical product allows women to stand up while going to the bathroom, keeping shoes and pants dry and making the whole process easier.
  • Ansai’s Mobile Warming clothing. This Chinese company has recently expanded to the U.S. Its Mobile Warming technology features a four-way stretch breathable, waterproof-fabric and keeps you warm with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery with four-level thermo-regulating controls.

Deb Acord

Green Colorado Gear Companies Win Praise

January 22nd, 2010

If you try to keep your gear purchases green, check out some of the Colorado gear companies given the Green Steps designation at the Outdoor Retailer show going on now in Salt Lake City.  Participants in the show, sponsored by Outdoor Industry Association, are recognized as Green Steps companies for their ecologically sound practices in products, policies and business tactics.

The list is filled with Colorado companies. Among them:

  • Chaco, based in Paonia. Focuses on using durable materials that allow its shoes to be resoleable and re-webbable, not disposable. The company donates a percentage of after-tax profits to environmental groups.
  • Chaos Headwear, based in Steamboat Springs. Offers an organic line using natural dyes; concentrates on natural fibers
  • cotton, hemp, linen.
  • Colorado Trading & Clothing Co., based in Denver. Features garments of soy and bamboo blends.
  • Honey Stinger, based in Steamboat Springs. Makes honey-based gels, chews, protein bars and energy bars. Uses wind power in its office space and warehouse; marketing materials printed using a percentage of recycled, post-consumer waste paper products.
  • Katie’s Bumpers, based in Golden. Makes dog toys from pre-consumer recycled materials including Chaco webbing.
  • Optic Nerve, based in Denver. An eyewear company which supports three local charities and uses some biodegradable materials.
  • Osprey Packs, Inc., based in Cortez. Features recycled materials in its daypacks and courier packs; pro purchase program requires donation of $2 per transaction with proceeds going to non-profits such as The Grand Canyon Trust.
  • Sierra Designs, based in Boulder. Headquarters is wind-powered; working on products with Cocona, a wicking fiber made of coconut shells.
  • SkirtSports, based in Boulder. Makes exercise wear for women. Uses Eco-cycle recycling systems to reduce waste from import and export shipments.
  • TrapTek LLC and Cocona, based in Boulder. Develops natural technology products including Cocona fabric, made by using activated carbon from coconut shells.

Deb Acord

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Top 10 Most Used Gear in 2009

December 30th, 2009

UpaDowna and Mud, Sweat and Beers have posted their most used gear of 2009. I really liked their posts so here are my top 10.

2000 Specialized M2 StumpJumper Mountain Bike

This bike has seen more abuse than any bike should have to endure and it keeps on taking it. I’ve finished in the top 20 overall at the Leadville 100 and won an Expert 30-34 Mountain States Cup race on it. I’ve also done plenty of suffering and trying to just keep moving on it. I’ll be honest though that I hope to upgrade my ride in 2010.

Garmin Edge 705

My bike may be old but I got a cool new Garmin Edge 705 this year. I didn’t do any rides where I had no idea where I was going but on some rides in Moab and other places I used the maps to double check that I wasn’t off route. I still haven’t used nearly all of it’s capabilities.

Black Diamond Cosmo Headlamp

My Black Diamond Cosmo headlamp is a few years old. It isn’t nearly as bright as my Petzel halogen headlamp. It’s bright enough for nearly everything and doesn’t blind me hiking on snow at night. The batteries also last over 30 hours instead of 3. Not only do I use my headlamp for night hiking and around camp, I use it a lot around the house and yard.

Sidi Dominator Mountain Bike Shoes

The Sidi Dominator mountain bike shoes have been my shoe choice both on and off-road for the last several years. Because I have short, wide feet I use the Mega version. They’re stiff enough to be efficient and spread the force over the feet and still are comfortable.

CamelBak Rogue Hydration Pack

My 70 ounce Camelbak Rogue hydration pack gets a lot of use. 70 ounces plus water bottles is enough water for most rides or at least gets me to where I can refill. It also has enough carrying space so I don’t have to over stuff my jersey pockets. For rides I need more water or carrying capacity, I use the Camelbak Blowfish.

Pearl Izumi Therma Fleece Arm Warmers

Living in Colorado means that there’s a chance of needing something to keep warm. Even a hot day can turn cold at altitude when a thunderstorm moves in. That’s when I reach for my arm warmers.

Pearl Izumi Fleece Knee Warmers

Knee warmers are the perfect companion to arm warmers. Some people prefer leg warmers but with my short legs, knee warmers don’t leave much exposed skin.

Specialized S-Works Helmet

When I was a teenager, my Mom gave me the choice of getting a helmet or to stop riding my bike. I got a helmet but wasn’t happy wearing it. A couple years later, I broke it into 3 pieces. I haven’t felt safe riding without a helmet since then.

YakTrax

My YakTrax have been key to hiking the Manitou Incline during the winter. With fresh snow it isn’t too slippery but once we get some warm days it and Barr Trail can get very icy. Although the YakTrax work very well for traction, our sharp granite gravel cuts into them. I’m thinking I’ll replace them with the Kahtoola MICROspikes.

Olympus Stylus 1030SW Camera

I like to take photos of the great places I ride, hike and ski. I don’t want to have a bulky camera or one I’m worried about breaking. I have a nice digital SLR but I get lots of great shots with my Olympus Stylus 1030SW since I can take it anywhere. When I’m riding, I just slip it in my jersey pocket and don’t have to worry about it even if I crash. The newer Olympus cameras that are bombproof are their Stylus Tough series.

UltraRob

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$209.95 on sale
 
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