Pursuits

By Everett Potter This is the year of the domestic ski vacation, the year when we’ll need reservations to ride the lifts to ski and snowboard. With on-mountain restaurants limiting service and access, you’ll be spending a lot more time outside than normal, so you’d better plan to bundle up.

By Everett Potter I’m always on the lookout for gear that can make a day in the outdoors even better, products that exhibit true innovation and creativity. My latest discovery is Nocs, which I like to think of as binoculars for the non-specialist, for the weekend warrior, for the occasional

By Everett Potter When travel resumes, there are many observers who think that venturing into the great outdoors will have wide appeal. After all, hiking and backpacking are ready-made for social distancing. Even now, before restrictions have been lifted, people are heading off into the woods and mountains for some

By Everett Potter This year, forget the tie, the bottle of Barolo or the joke underwear. Instead, give him what he wants for his next trip to the slopes. Ski gear has gotten a lot slicker, high tech and stylish. Here’s a look at some great ski gear ideal for

By Brian E. Clark Woodsmen have been chopping down trees in southern Sweden during the winter for hundreds of years, wearing various types of mitts to protect their hands. In 1936, Martin Magnusson perceived the need for a better kind of glove for lumberjacks, especially during his country’s sometimes bitter,

By Brian E. Clark Keys can be a pain, especially if you have one for the front door of your building, another for your apartment, one for your mailbox, still others for work, your car, your workout locker and on an on. So Michael Tunney, a former robotics engineer in

By Jules Older I know it’s unusual to start a gear guide for travelers with a book, but I’m tripling down with not one, not two, but three books. All will resonate with travelers, and one, with skiers. The first is Travel with Purpose: A Field Guide To Voluntourism by

Reviewed By Gerrie Summers     Key Smart Urban 21 Commuter Backpack I’m a big backpack person. I find them more convenient and they (usually) place less stress on my back and shoulders than totes. The only problem, when I travel with one, I can’t find anything—I usually dump items

By Everett Potter Hydro Flask 21 ounce Standard Mouth w/ Sport Cap Job number one on any flight is staying hydrated. So the obvious answer is a sturdy and colorful Hydro Flask. This combo marries a 21 oz. Standard Mouth Bottle and an insulated Sport Cap. TempShield™ insulation eliminates condensation and

  By Everett Potter Merrell Men’s Moab Adventure Chelsea Waterproof  It seems like everyone is coming out with a variation on the classic Chelsea boot this winter. What grabbed me about the Merrell Men’s Moab Adventure Chelsea Waterproof is that they are not only stylish and cool-looking but were built to defy