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North Face Thermoball Jacket ~ WanderGear Wednesday

by Beth Whitman (September 3rd, 2014)

When it comes to synthetic insulated jackets, apparently all roads lead to The North Face. On my numerous trips to REI and other outdoor retailers to research the best “puffy coat” to bring with me on the Snowman Trek, the sales clerks consistently pointed me toward The North Face and, specifically, the Thermoball. Here’s why… […]

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Julbo Mountaineering Sunglasses ~ WanderGear Wednesday

by Beth Whitman (August 27th, 2014)

Ever notice that when something hits your radar, you start seeing it everywhere? That’s what happened with my Julbo mountaineering sunglasses. As soon as I had my own pair to test out for the Snowman Trek, I noticed a lot (I mean, A LOT) of people I’ve been meeting on my hikes are also wearing […]

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Smartwool Socks for Hiking ~ WanderGear Wednesday

by Beth Whitman (August 6th, 2014)

Last time I attended the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, I got me a lesson in socks. My complaint to the vendors who manufacture socks was that my socks often fall down my calves. I always thought it was because my calves were so big and it stretched out the tops of the […]

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