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By Everett Potter From socks to Merino wool to waterproof boots, another round of great gifts for the holidyas. FITS If there’s one that FITS does right – and honestly, they do a lot that’s right – it’s that they create a sock that comes as close as possible to

By Everett Potter Smith ChromaPop I/XO I’ve used Smith ChromaPop glasses for fly fishing for a few years and they’re my go-to every sport glasses, ideal for sea kayaking, cross country skiing and even alpine spring skiing, a step above any polarized glasses that I’ve ever had. ChromaPop, by the

By Everett Potter I first met Adam Rapp in Namibia a few years ago at the Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS). He was there to show off some rather cool shirts and pants that he called Pick-Pocket Proof, designed after a year of vagabonding around the world. His company is

By Everett Potter For those who love the outdoors, the keywords are: lighter, smarter, durable. Cold nights and leaky tents are not part of the equation. The tech revolution has given us a host of new gear that can make our time in the outdoors just that much more enjoyable.

By Everett Potter If you don’t think that Orvis – long known for fly rods, Nantucket Red pants and patterned dog beds for your trusty black Labrador — has changed, just ask a seasoned Montana fly fishing guide. “Twenty years ago, a guy might show up all excited and say,’

By Everett Potter Spring weather is highly unpredictable, so road warriors are in need of sturdy and reliable luggage that can deal with the most mercurial of seasons. Here are three pieces to consider before you head off to Berlin, Belize or Bhutan … continue reading  

By Neil Wolkodoff Each year, the Ski Industries of America show enables retailers to see and try all the new gear for the upcoming season. After scouring the show, the following are some nifty innovations that will make your ski life a little easier and more fun. ABOM ski goggles

By Jules Older Whether you journey by plane or ped, bus or burro, car or cycle, there’s stuff out there that will make your trip easier, more efficient, economical and/or enriched. Here’s the Good to Go list for this season … Let’s start with luggage. As airlines gouge charge more

By Everett Potter The ideal semi-dressy pants for traveling don’t wrinkle and are light enough for warm weather but give you a bit of warmth when temperatures plunge. They should have a few clever pockets but not endless appendages consisting of cargo pockets, buttons, loops and zippers that you never

By Everett Potter Now that we’re all seemingly tethered 24-7 to one device or another, we need to make sure that we’re charged up and ready to go. If you never leave home, that’s not a problem. But if you travel — a lot or even a little — you