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What to pack for a pre-orientation trip

In Camping, Climbing, Featured, Gear, Hiking, Seasonal by AudreyMorrisLeave a Comment

Pre-orientation trips are so unique because they give everyone access to cool outdoor activities, without forcing them to go out and buy every single piece of outdoor group gear ever to come into existence. With the expensive main stuff covered, there are a few personal things that pre-orientation leaders should request all members to bring so everyone is prepared for …

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All the gear you’ll need for climbing pre-orientation trips

In Climbing, Featured, Gear, Seasonal by AudreyMorris2 Comments

If your pre-orientation outfit runs climbing trips, there’s a whole other list of gear to stock up on in the rental shop. So, we’re here to make that job a piece of cake, with suggestions for the best shoes, harnesses, helmets, and other technical equipment for every leader, trip, and skill level.   CLIMBING SHOES For: The highly aggressive (climbing …

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The best gear for your pre-orientation trips and rental shop

In Camping, Featured, Gear, Seasonal by AudreyMorrisLeave a Comment

Going back to school is always a little bittersweet. It partially means trading in sunny weather and days on the river for sitting in classes listening to lectures while longingly staring out the window at the bluebird sky. But it also means rainless fall weather, winter’s approach (yay skiing!), Halloween, new classes, new friends, the start of another awesome year …

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adidas TERREX: A green brand?

In Featured, Gear, Giving Back by RobertBallard1 Comment

Here at College Outside, supporting companies who fight for the environment and sustainability has been part of our mission from the beginning. Let’s play a game: can you name a company that has stopped nearly 70 million plastic bags from entering circulation? How about one that makes shoes and apparel from recycled plastic from the ocean? Or one whose employees …

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Essential gear for the most American 4th of July backpacking trip

In Camping, Featured, Gear, Seasonal by NikBergill1 Comment

Three hundred and sixty-four days a year, venturing into the mountains on a backpacking trip means living sparingly. Like the humble tortoise, the American backpacker must take her home with her wherever she goes. It makes perfect sense, then, for hikers to ensure that their packs are always as light as possible. Straps are cut down, toothbrushes are sawed in …