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I have a great sense of humor and a wind-resistant outer face fabric that always gives me an optimistic outlook no matter the weather. I'm looking for someone with a lovely, warm personality to match my own. I pride myself in being effortless and packable, always ready for an early morning hike.

I am interested in someone who appreciates:
Taking the road less traveled
An insulated storm hood
Freedom of movement
Reality TV
Storm chasing
Backpacking

On a typical Friday night I am out with friends, but not too late! The next morning I am sure to be hitting the trail fresh and early.

Favorite Quote: "There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm." - Willa Cather

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Packing Essentials for Summer Vacations

Any travel-savvy person can attest to the importance of organized and efficient packing—whether it’s for a long weekend or an extended holiday abroad. That’s where the right luggage, bags and accessories play a crucial role. Smart packing can save you a lot of time and hassle in transit, giving you more time to enjoy the journey ahead.

Below we’ve gathered up a few of our packing/travel sidekicks for every kind of summer trip on your itinerary. Bon voyage!

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Weekend Getaways:

1. Kipling “Darcey” Luggage Small

2. Bric’s “Milano Bojola” Traditional Shave Case

3. Tumi Voyageur “Geneva” Carryall

4. Rimowa “Salsa Air” Ultralight in Acid Green (Zappos Exclusive)

 

International Travel:

1. Eagle Creek “Sandman” Travel Pillow

2.Rimowa “Limbo” Cabin Multiwheel International

3. Pacsafe RFID Safe™ RFID-Blocking Travel Waist Wallet

4. Jonathan Adler “Airplanes” Passport Case

 

Summer Explorations:

1. Eagle Creek 2-in-1 Backpack/Duffel

2. Eagle Creek Pack-It™ Specter Wallaby Small

3. Fossil “Keyper” Beach Tote

4. Arc’teryx “Pyxis 12” Backpack

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The Running List: Accessories to Help You Go the Distance

Coco Chanel once said, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory.” Coco Chanel was obviously not a runner. There are certain times, especially on my long runs, that I may be easily confused with a pack mule. Between my hydration, fuel, GPS tracking devices (I use two because I am neurotic), IPod™, hat, sunglasses and any other odds and ends I forgot to mention, it’s a wonder how I’m able to carry it all! While I would love to abide by Coco’s inspiring words, in the world of running, removing one item is just not possible.

This brings us to the wonderful world of running accessories, or as I like to refer to them: little treasures that make running several miles possible, practical and yes, even enjoyable.

As I mentioned, there are several small items that make a large difference when hitting the road for a few hours. Read on to see my head-to-toe list of favorite running accessories!

Starting from the top, it is an absolute must to have sun protection, especially in the overwhelmingly sunny city of Las Vegas.  A moisture-wicking, lightweight hat not only protects your head and face from the sun, but it also keeps your noggin cool. And take it from someone who used to run in an old Minnesota Twins hat: baseball caps do not make good running hats, as evidenced by the still-constant stench of sweat and salt, even after 17 washes!

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1. Arc’Teryx Accelero Cap

2. The North Face Better than Naked Visor

3. Solomon S-Lab Sense Ultra Set

4. CamelBak Ultra 4

5. Tifosi Optics Just

6. Under Armour Perfect Headband

7. Nathan Trail Mix 4

8. Ultimate Direction Access 10

9. Nike Distance Arm Band

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For a great running hat, you may want to check out Arc’Teryx Accelero Cap or, if you prefer a visor, The North Face Better than Naked Visor is a good option. Even with a hat, the reflection of the sun off of the black asphalt is pretty bright, which is why I like to go the extra mile (pun intended) and throw on a pair of sunglasses. Tifosi Optics Just are super lightweight, polarized and perfect for protecting your eyes from glare.

For runs that you take either before or after the sun has gone down, the Under Armour Perfect Headband is the ideal antidote for disobedient hair that constantly finds its way into your eyes, nose, and/or mouth while running.

While I deeply enjoy disconnecting from the outside world when I’m running, I do take my phone with me as a safety precaution. It is also nice to have in the small chance that I am surprised by an adorable herd of meerkats and need to snap a quick photo. Lucky for me, the Nike Distance Arm Band makes for a great place to store my phone. It’s moisture wicking and so comfortable, I often forget I have it on J

Finally, and most importantly, for long runs (typically considered six miles and over) a hydration belt/pack/vest is a must. My personal preference is the Ultimate Direction Access 10 as it is lightweight and contained to just one bottle. While there are several individuals who prefer to have multiple bottles for different liquids, like the Nathan Trail Mix 4, I like to eliminate the chance of taking a sip of what I think is water only to have it be cherry-flavored vodka and ralph all over (I’m not quite sure how that could happen, but I don’t want to take that chance!).

For even longer trail runs or runs where you may not be around civilization for a while, the Solomon S-Lab Sense Ultra Set and CamelBak Ultra 4 are great companions that can store up to 70oz of water!

Now that you have a fully accessorized running outfit, go out there and make Coco roll around in her grave…maybe even throw on one extra running accessory before you leave the house!

Until next time, happy trails, roads and any other unchartered terrain!

--Chelsea

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Rainy Day Picks

April showers bring May flowers… But while they’re doing that, they also have the potential of putting a damper on your style! Not to worry though, we’ve got the perfect rainy-day essentials like raincoats & rain boots to keep the whole family dry and stylish through the spring downpours & drizzles:

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Women's:

1.Nautica Fireman Clip Raincoat

2. Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket

3.Hunter Original Gloss Rain Boots

4.Tretorn Elsa Rain Boots

Men's:

1. Arc’teryx Alpha FL Jacket

2. Columbia Watertight™ Jacket

3. Tretorn Kelly Rain Boots

4. AIGLE Parcours 2 Rain Boots

Kids':

1. Hatley Kids Raincoat

2. Kamik Kids Explore Raincoat

3. Sperry Top-Sider Kids’ Pelican Rain Boot

4.Hatley Kids Rain Boots


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Holiday Gift Guide: The Outdoor Lover

There always seems to be at least one in every gift list, those who prefer long nature walks, rugged terrains and exploring the great outdoors to being cooped up inside.

Below, we’ve put together a few gift ideas for those who prefer scenic routes, wide open spaces and being one with Mother Nature. These will make them almost as happy as a day spent somewhere off the grid with little to no cell phone reception!

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For Her:

1. The North Face "Aconcagua" Jacket

2. Patagonia "Mirror Lake" Vest

3. Marmot Tech Sweater

4. SOREL "Tivoli" High Boot

5. Smartwool Chunky Cable Scarf

6. Arc'teryx "Pyxis 18" Backpack

For Him:

1. Arc'teryx "Delta AR" Zip Neck Sweater

2. Suunto "X-Lander" Sports Watch

3. The North Face "Denali" Jacket

4. Outdoor Research "Blackpowder" Gloves

5. Patagonia "Refugio" Backpack 28L

6. Outdoor Research "Svalbard" Hat

For Fido:

1. Ruffwear "Web Master" Harness

2. Ruffwear "Roamer" Leash

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New Brand Spotlight: Arc'teryx

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Born in the Canadian Coast Mountain wilderness, Arc’teryx is built on the principle of obsessive, precise design and production, creating products that deliver unrivaled performance at the point of extreme need.

Crafted with experience and refined over time, new ideas are developed in-house, from concept to realization. Intelligent, simple solutions that move how you move, field tested to exacting standards. This is why our designs are timeless and uncompromising.

Evolution in action.

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