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Go Boldly Into 2022 with a First Day Hike at a State Park

As 2022 approaches, winter’s call back to hearth and home is heard loud and clear. And, as with every new year, the intrinsic need to reflect on last year and simultaneously dream about the next is ever-present. Many folks resolve and make plans to tackle ambitious adventure goals for next...

How to Get Your Kids to Love Outdoor Activities

Not a day goes by when your kids aren’t bounding out of bed with glee to explore the great outdoors. Or at least they could be. If they didn’t have those things called phones. Electronics are highly addictive, with the average kid spending up to 53 hours each week on...

A Beginner's Guide to Snowshoeing

Unlike ski jumping or ice climbing, which takes years of training and falling before you start to have fun, snowshoeing can be fun from the get-go. In fact, it’s simple enough for some to have referred to it as a two-step process: Take a step with your left foot. Take...

Gifts Inspired by Love of the Outdoors

What's that? Got a few hard-to-pick-for recipients on your to-buy-for gift list? We feel you. Good thing we've got you and those giftees fully covered—kind of literally and metaphorically, especially if those giftees are the outdoorsy type. Our lineup of eco-friendly clothing and accessories makes great gift ideas, especially when...

5 Winter Sports That are Hot This Year

Anyone who says winter is only good for hibernating has never tried one of these five winter sports. Some are fun and easy. Others are fun and a little tough. But all are sure to make you want to get outside all season long, and these five are hot right...

6 Best Ski Resorts for Families

If you’re looking to create lifelong memories this winter, you’ll want to do more than snap a bad family photo in front of a random pine tree. Get out into the great white wonderland with a family ski adventure.  Family ski adventures rock. Not only do you get bragging rights...

10 Great Outdoor Activities to Try Instead of Hitting the Gym

Exercise enlivens the spirit and lifts the soul, but the gym may not be the best place to do it. Sure, your gym activity will still get you that burst of oxygen, nutrients and feel-good endorphins that make you feel like a million bucks. But taking that activity outside can...

Sustainably Chic: How Our Eco-Friendly Sun Protection Clothing Is Made

Guess what takes 450 years? No, we’re not talking about how long it takes a stubborn significant other to see things your way and finally give in. We’re talking about the time it takes for plastic bottles to degrade. Yikes is right! When you think about all the plastic bottles discarded...

What's the Difference Between UPF and SPF?

If someone tries to sell you SPF clothing to protect your skin from the sun, run for the hills—or at least to another store. That’s because there is no such thing as SPF clothing. SPF is a designation used for sunscreen and lotions. UPF is the designation for clothing and...

How to Travel More Sustainably

You love the world. You want to travel the world. But you also want to make as little an impact as possible—or even leave things better than you found them. That’s what traveling more sustainably is all about, and here come several tips to help you do it. Pitch a...

Why Vapor Apparel Is the Best Sun Protective Wear

We know what you’re thinking, based on the title of this blog post alone. You’re expecting to get one of those blah-blah articles that just sits around telling you how great our clothing is and why you should buy it.  That’s not how we play. For starters, we don’t just...

Reeling in the Big Catch: A Beginner's Guide to Fishing

Woohoo! If this guide has caught your eye, you’re thinking about embarking on that thrilling adventure known as fishing. Reeling in a magnificent catch can be thrilling indeed, but many say there’s much more to it than that. Fishing can be a meditative sport that gives you a chance to...