I’m a pretty dang lazy person. I wear the exact same thing to work nearly every day, because it’s easy and I don’t have to think about it, plus bike commuting means I don’t want to get my nice things sweaty and dirty. I do laundry every other week, but also because doing laundry is expensive and I hate wasting quarters. I also like clothes that hide when I eat too many cookies, which is all the time. The Black Diamond Dawn Wall Hoody is perfect. The polyester stretch jersey is technical and casual all at once. Toss it on at work or at the crag; you won’t look out of place at either.
Chacos, without a doubt, are my ultimate favorite shoe. With a multitude of strap styles and colors galore, it’s pretty dang hard to not collect these sandals in every combination imaginable. And just when you thought they couldn’t get any better, Chaco introduced the Z/Cloud sole this season, which takes the ultra-comfy Chaco footbed and makes it even comfier. My trusty Z/Cloud X2 has accompanied me nearly everywhere this year from dusty trails to fancy meet-the-family gatherings. They can be dressed up or dressed down. They’re burly enough for your outdoor adventures and dainty enough for city wanderings. Now a pair can be yours.
The Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 30 isn’t anything new for 2016, but this trusty backpack has survived 2015 and 2016 without any real issues. It’s the bag that I reach for over and over again for hiking, climbing and commuting. It’s burly enough to withstand inclement weather and holds a ton of gear and snacks for a day at the crag. You can even strap a rope on top for the approach, or for biking to the gym for a post-work climbing sesh. After two years of abuse, it’s a little worn in some spots, but it’s nothing a little duct tape can’t fix. Now this workhorse of a bag can be yours.
The outdoor industry, like tech, is a place that tends to be dominated by men. Head to Outdoor Retailer and the ratio of males to females is 3:1… or something. Don’t quote my math. Gear has traditionally been designed for men first with some pretty “girly” colors slapped on. It’s refreshing and inspiring to see a publication that focuses solely on women in endurance sports.
I’m so excited to announce that I’ve teamed up with Freeplay Magazine to give away a one year subscription to a lucky reader, male or female! Freeplay is an independent magazine that shares inspirational stories about athletes, provides insight on industry fashion, travel and nutrition and well as highlights key industry news in endurance sports. The magazine thrives as the ONLY women’s specific endurance sports lifestyle magazine in the world that infuses fashion with endurance sports such as running, triathlon, cycling and paddle boarding. Freeplay is here for all of your girl power inspiration.
This giveaway begins October 21 at 12AM PST and ends November 4 at 12AM PST. All you have to do is head over to the Freeplay Magazine Facebook page and give them a “like”.