Chaco Z/Cloud X2 Review

Chaco Z/Cloud X2

Chaco Z/Cloud X2 Review

Chacos are the king of the rafting and guide world. Outdoorists wear their sandal lines like a badge of honor. Rugged enough for the trails, but chic enough to rock on city streets, these shoes do it all in temperate environments. For Spring 2016, Chaco updated the footbed with their proprietary Z/Cloud and made their sandals that much better.

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Oxygen Plus Skinni Natural

Oxygen Plus O+ Skinni Natural Review

I won’t lie. I’m a total flatlander. I live at sea level, and I completely struggle at altitude. Shortness of breath, splitting headaches, all that jazz, all of it happens to me once I get close to 8000 feet. Prior to Outdoor Retailer, a few friends and I headed out in the Uintas for some pre-show backpacking and gear testing fun. Our itinerary involved scuttling around 10,000 feet every day, so Oxygen Plus was kind enough to send along some Skinni Natural bottles.

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Backpacking the Uintas Highline Trail, Four Lakes Basin

Backpacking the Uintas, Day 1: Highline Trail to Four Lakes Basin #UintasHike16

Backpacking the Uintas Highline Trail, Four Lakes Basin

What can happen when you throw six internet friends on a backpacking trip prior to the biggest outdoor tradeshow of the year? A lot apparently. #UintasHike16 was born as a pre-show gear testing and hang out opportunity to experience the Utah backcountry. 40+ miles through the Wasatch over three days was going to be an adventure.

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