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adidas TERREX: Saving the World One Shoe at a Time

In Featured, Gear, Hiking by AudreyMorrisLeave a Comment

All this talk about climate change and pollution can be overwhelming. Hearing about shrinking icebergs and the poor polar bears, unpredictable weather threatening skiing (among other slightly less important things like wildfires or floods), contamination of land and water, and the fact that our government doesn’t recognize that it exists, all makes me want to curl up in a ball …

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What is Outdoor Retailer Anyway?

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On my third and final morning at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2018, I strolled between booths savoring a maple soft serve cone topped with bacon bits—the outdoor industry version of a nutritious breakfast. I admired a new ultralight daypack and tried not to drip ice cream on it as I scribbled notes with my spare hand. Business as usual. The …

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The Best Group Gear from Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2018

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Last week’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market exhibited countless gear debuts from thousands of brands. We scoured the show to find the best new and updated gear specifically for collegiate group use and rental fleets. The following items were chosen for their user-friendliness, durability, and straight-up awesomeness. Kelty Late Start Tent The Late Start’s simplified set-up is what sets this new …

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The Best and Worst Free Gear We Got at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

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This week, the College Outside team is taking on the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Denver, CO. Outdoor Retailer is the largest gathering of the outdoor industry, where thousands of vendors show off their freshest gear to retailers, media, and greedy interns like us. A trade show of this scale means lots of freebies, which we took the liberty of …

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Climbing Safety Education in College Outing Clubs: Rappelling

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Rappelling isn’t the most glamorous part of climbing, or the hardest. Despite these facts, and perhaps because of them, rappelling is one of the most dangerous aspects of climbing. A 2012 study published in the Journal of Wilderness and Environmental Medicine analyzed climbing related search and rescue incidents in Boulder, Colorado between 1998 and 2011. For technical roped climbing, researchers …

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College Outside officially discontinues all men’s gear, says guys can just buy larger female sizes

In Editorial, Featured, Gear by AudreyMorris2 Comments

April 1, 2018 — Ladies and women, females and girls, get your typewriters and fountain pens ready because today marks a momentous occasion that will go down in history books for all of eternity. College Outside, the world-famous collegiate outdoor gear retailer, has officially disbanded all men’s gear on their website. Why, might you ask? Feminism of course. In an …

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How to Get Into Yoga (via OutThere Colorado)

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By Emma Murray, OutThere Colorado Yoga isn’t about looking good, it’s about feeling good. When you move your body intentionally (i.e., taking note of how specific shapes and movements feel in the body), you’re strengthening your mind-body connection. This kind of awareness can help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, while simultaneously increasing self-confidence, overall health, and patience. Plus, bringing an …