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Editor’s Choice: Road Trip Gear Review

January 31, 2017

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By Kris Parfitt and PJ Watanabe

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Food Reviews: Handcrafted Beef Jerky

December 6, 2016

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Protein for the Adventurists – Handcrafted Beef Jerky

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Holiday Gift Ideas: Give the Gift of Gear

December 6, 2016

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LifeStraw Personal Water Filter, Road Noise Long Haul Vest, Eagle’s Nest Outfitters SingleNest Hammock, and more!

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Best New Winter Gear

November 6, 2016

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Making the Most of Winter Adventures

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Gear review – Staff picks

October 25, 2016

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Oboz Boots, Naked Band, Leki Poles and more

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Book Reviews: Training for long-distance running

September 23, 2016

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Reviews by Kris Parfitt

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Waterproof Guidebooks to Tillamook County Water Trail

June 6, 2016

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Tillamook County Water Trails offers four waterproof guidebooks.

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Best Gear for Northwest Events

May 6, 2016

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Staff Picks Compiled by Jennifer McLaughlin, Kris Parfitt and PJ Watanabe

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Bike Book Reviews

March 28, 2016

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Urban Cycling, Streetfight, Urban Revolutions, Cycletherapy, and Rail-Trails of Washington and Oregon

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NW Cyclist BOOK REVIEWS

March 2, 2016

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Five Books on Cycling

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Editor’s Choice: New Bike Gear

March 2, 2016

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Be safe and be seen with illuminating bike gear. Also, every age will love striding on these balance bikes.

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Road Trip Gear

February 2, 2016

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Editor’s Choice: Bags, Straps and Shoes

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Trail Running Book Reviews

December 4, 2015

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Check out these reviews on books from Mountaineers Books and Velopress.

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Traction devices help you stay stable and upright

November 24, 2015

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If you’re a hearty winter runner, hiker, walker or trail runner

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Best Ski-Boot Fitting Tips from the Experts

November 5, 2015

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Find out the secrets to great fitting and performing ski boots.

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Staff Gear Picks: A photo gallery of ONW Staff modeling their favorite winter gear

November 5, 2015

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Nothing says winter is coming like new cold-weather gear!

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Hiking Gear Reviews: Get in gear this fall with these new products

September 10, 2015

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It’s fall and ’tis the season for some of the Northwest’s best hiking, camping and backpacking

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Great finds at the 2015 Summer Outdoors Retailer Show

August 14, 2015

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Imagine a booth for each brand stocked with product and people

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Gear and Food for Outdoor Adventures

July 29, 2015

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Gear that promises comfort, ease and quality and gluten-free food for campers

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The Best Gear and Food for Outdoor Doggies

July 8, 2015

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Kanine gear and food reviews by OutdoorsNW staff

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Swim better, run faster and fall in love with The River Why

June 4, 2015

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Book and Movie Reviews for: Swim Speed Strokes; Faster Road Racing; The River Why

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Bike Commuting Gear

May 14, 2015

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Make Your Commute Stylish and Easy

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Mount St. Helens: The Eruption and Recovery of a Volcano

May 12, 2015

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…traces both the catastrophic explosion and the regeneration of this Northwest natural wonder.

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NW Cyclist: Book Reviews

March 12, 2015

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The Bohemian Guide to Urban Cycling; Fast After 50; Goggles and Dust

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NW Cyclist Gear Review

March 4, 2015

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Check it out! Retro Image Apparel Two, Albedo 100 Reflective Spray, Nite Ize, “The Denny,” and more!

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Biz Buzz: Elliott Bay Bicycles and Speedy Reedy

March 2, 2015

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End of an Era — Beginning of a New OneElliott Bay Bicycles — Davidson Handbuilt Frames By Carolyn Price Photo at right: Bill Davidson, left, and Bob Freeman, far right, share a laugh with author Geoff Drake at Elliott Bay Bicycles a few years back. The store closed its doors last fall. Photo by Carolyn [...]

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Buying Your First Bike

March 2, 2015

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The advice that local bike shop owners have might surprise you.

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Gear Review: Grins for Winter Gear

February 10, 2015

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If these gear reviews were a Bob Ross painting, he’d tell you about happy little Pacific Northwest travelers staying warm and dry

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Movie Review: WILD

December 11, 2014

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I predict most hiking boots on the market next year will sport bright red laces . . .

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Gear Review: Winter Cheer for Outdoor Gear!

November 20, 2014

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Stay safe, warm and stylish this season with our staff’s winter picks!

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Gear Review: New Accessories for Runners

November 10, 2014

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Whether you want to be more visible on your morning run or are looking for a little extra motivation to take your training to the next level

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Health Nut: New Shoe Technology from Brooks Running

September 11, 2014

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I’m always excited for something new from Seattle’s own Brooks Running.

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Book Buzz: Outdoor Book Reviews

September 10, 2014

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Books to guide you this summer! The Day Hike! Series from Sasquatch; Craig Romano’s Day Hiking: The San Juans and Gulf Islands; Top Trails: Olympic National Park & Vicinity

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New Summer Gear for Happy Camping

August 12, 2014

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Lace up your trail shoes, and pack your bags. It’s time to check out what’s hot in summer outdoor gear

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Get up and GO with SylvanSport

July 24, 2014

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The SylvanSport GO camping trailer might provide the most versatile and comfortable camping experience you’ve ever had.

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Lightweight Gear We Love

July 21, 2014

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Teva Originals; DexShell Waterproof Thermalite Socks; ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer Briefs; SweatHawg’s Helmet Liners; and Arkel Dry-Lites, Ultralight Saddlebags

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Folding Bikes for Commuters

July 18, 2014

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There’s nothing like a bike to make your commute feel more like play. That is, until you can’t . . .

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New Cool Bicycling Gear

May 2, 2014

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Donkey Label Chamois Balm, PDW Aether Demon Bicycle Taillight, Rainy Day Biking Reflective Mud Flaps, Tonik Colette Cycling Jersey, RideOut FireFly Handlebar Grips and more!

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GEAR Up Expo Exhibitors and Speakers!

April 17, 2014

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Check out who all will be exhibiting and/or speaking at GEAR Up Expo!

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NW Cyclist: 2014 Cycling Gear Review

March 31, 2014

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Bike gear to keep your wheels turning!

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NW Cyclist: Buzz Book Reviews

March 31, 2014

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Cycling Sojourner, Pedal Portland: 25 Easy Rides, Tour de France 100

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NW Kids: Best new gear for getting outside with kids

February 4, 2014

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Spending time in the outdoors with kids is rewarding, but gearing up can be a challenge.

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Running Book Reviews

November 19, 2013

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Reviews by Diane Rudholm including: Running Science, by Owen Anderson, Ph.D.; and The 25,000 MIle Love Story, by Serge Roetheli

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Gear Review: Winter Gear

November 18, 2013

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Cool gear from: Madshus, RAMP, SWIX, MontBell, ZEAL Optics, Ortovox, Teva, Muck Boot Co., Mountainsmith, and more!

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Running Gear Review

November 15, 2013

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Gear put through its paces. By Amy Whitley, Carolyn Price and Diane Rudholm

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OutdoorsNW Summer Gear Review

July 22, 2013

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Our outdoor gear review for summer 2013. Packs, boots, bottles and more including: Rakuda, ENO, Mountain House, Hi-Tec, Platypus, Therm-a-Rest, Liberty Bottleworks, Eureka, Easton, Deuter, Eton

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NW Cyclist: 2013 Gear Review

March 26, 2013

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NW Cyclist: 2013 Gear Review
Gotta-have Gear by Hilary Meyerson
Wheeled things and accessories for Cyclists

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Winter Gear Review

December 7, 2012

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We checked out some great winter outdoor gear including skis, snowboards, boots, clothing, avalanche bags and more!

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Gear Review: Winter Running Gear

November 15, 2012

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Check out these gear reviews from our November/December issue of Outdoors NW magazine to help keep you running through the cold winter months . . .

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Outdoor Bags:
Review and Pinterest Contest!

May 30, 2012

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Repin It to Win It Outdoor recreation requires stuff. This also means you need to carry your stuff, which means in bags.   We solicited outdoor gear bags from manufacturers in all aspects of the outdoor industry and selected these 10 as our top choices for toting your goods around. Read our reviews — then [...]

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