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Outdoor Research Uberlayer

#12DaysOfGiveaways Outdoor Research Uberlayer Hoody

Outdoor Research Uberlayer Giveaway

When it’s hot then it’s cold, and it’s sunny then cloudy, there’s no better insulation than the Outdoor Research Uberlayer Hoody. With enough insulation to keep you warm and breathable enough to dump excess heat, the Uberlayer is the perfect midlayer for those days when you’re not quite sure what the weather will bring. Snowboarding, climbing, cycling around the city… if you’re working up a sweat, this jacket has your back. This versatile jacket has captured my heart at Little Grunts and the hearts of the folks over at Backpacker and Outside Magazine. For my last giveaway in the #12DaysOfGiveaways, this baby can be yours!

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Do Something: An Open Letter to Outdoor Brands

Via ferrata in Telluride, CO by Marisa Jarae, the diversity dilemma in outdoor media

Photo by Marisa Jarae.

Original piece: “Why Don’t They Look Like Me? The Diversity Dilemma in Outdoor Media”

Dear Outdoor Brands,

Are you offended? Are you angry? Do you think you were unfairly called out or linked to? I’m glad I struck a note. You should do something about it, if you think I’m in the wrong. But by do something about it, I don’t mean aggressively emailing me to take my links down because it’s driving negative traffic to your site.

Instead of telling me that you’re a diverse, minority-owned company, and we’re fighting the same fight, and that I’m wrong, you should prove me wrong. I posted an opinion piece. In my opinion, what you’re presenting doesn’t seem that diverse. Is it my place to tell people whether or not something is diverse? Of course not, I am not the diversity police. I linked to you because I wanted people to be able to form their own opinion. So prove me wrong. Prove the traffic wrong. Give those link clickers a reason to say “Hey Company, what is wrong with this blogger? She’s clearly wrong.” Give me a reason to say I’m wrong.

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Outdoor Research Isolation Pack Review

Outdoor Research Isolation Pack

Outdoor Research Isolation Pack Review

Sometime last year I went through a purging spree. Everything I didn’t really use within the last few months had to go. Of the casualties, my REI Flash 18 Pack was the one I missed the most. Worst idea ever. I kept meaning to pick one up but never did, making do with the packs I had at the time (hi, Scrambler 30). When Outdoor Research came out with the Isolation Pack this spring, I knew that it was time for me to pick up a summit pack replacement.

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