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Where Can You Find A Bike This Season?!

Where Can You Find A Bike This Season?!

Hurray, biking season is here! In normal years, this would be a great time to upgrade some components on your existing bike or head into your local bike shop to spring for a brand new bike. But, nothing is normal and, in case you haven’t heard, there is a bike shortage. Whether you’re looking for a new or used mountain bike or road bike, upgraded components, or replacement parts, you’re likely to encounter delays … or just a total lack of availability.

In other words, if you have an UnNew bike or UnNew bike gear haunting your house, now is the time to sell!

Ski Mountaineering Basics

Ski Mountaineering Basics

What does “ski mountaineering” mean exactly? We’re so glad you asked! It’s one of our favorite things to talk about because it combines skiing, large mountains, and logistics.

A Year of UnNew: Month Three

A Year of UnNew: Month Three

Use the practice of sustainability to strengthen your empathy muscles beyond the environment, enveloping all humans in your wake. We are stronger together, and together we are as naturally diverse as the plains and mountains and rivers and oceans on this planet. Invite people into the journey with you, it’s much more fun with friends new and old anyway.

Geartrade: The Rain Jacket Guide 

Geartrade: The Rain Jacket Guide 

The simple little rain jacket is a mandatory staple in any backpack, especially if you frequently recreate in a rainy place. It’s hard to choose a good rain jacket if you’re not familiar with the terms thrown around in their product descriptions. So here’s a quick rain jacket glossary for you.

High-output, low temps: Layering for intense cardio when it’s cold 

High-output, low temps: Layering for intense cardio when it’s cold 

Recently we posted an overview of typical layering system definitions, especially as they relate to winter sports. But it’s also worth sharing a special highlight of layering for “high-output” activities like ski touring and ski mountaineering. These sports are trickier to get just right—your heart rate is often roaring fast enough to keep your body toasty, even if it’s really cold out. But the moment you stop for a break, a belay, or a transition, your body’s furnace stops—putting it at risk of a deep chill.