For all its beauty and allure, backcountry skiing is no joke. Between the open bowls, sweeping canyons and gladed runs that draw us into the snowy wilds, there is a serious side to leaving the resorts for new adventures. Avalanches, no matter how big or small, have the potential to injure or kill you. And […]Read more "Backcountry Know-How for the Newly Initiated"
Words: Brooks-Range founder Matt Brooks / Header Photo: Shawn Heinrichs “C’est bonne!” Our local guides, Pierre and Marino, flashed us two thumbs up as we emerged from the water after successfully deploying a custom Fastloc-GPS satellite tag on a male manta ray with a wingspan approaching ten feet. We had been diving the reefs of Ouvea […]Read more "Mantas, Angels and Kanaks: A New Caledonian Odyssey"
By Dorn Van Dommelen For years I’ve wanted to have a floorless tent for various Alaskan adventures: an easy-to-pitch shelter that could be thrown up during a downpour as a lunchtime sanctuary, or a winter cooking/sleeping shelter that could squeeze in a crowd in a pinch. So, last year I added a Brooks-Range Stubai tent […]Read more "The Versatility of the Stubai Tent"
You know what we love more than anything? Rock climbing. But there’s one thing that can keep any of us stuck at home, and it’s not the weather or the sketchy approach. We have to get through the true crux of spending a day at the crag: having someone to spend it with. It’s one of […]Read more "The AAC Solves One of Climbing’s Biggest Problems"
Fall is a great time to pick up deals on gear as outdoor shops transition from their summer stock to their winter selections. But don’t be fooled into just picking up the first tent that catches your eye on the clearance rack. Too often, discounted gear ends up taking space in the garage next to the […]Read more "Quick Tips for Choosing the Right Gear for You"
For decades the argument of wool versus synthetic has ravaged the outdoor countryside. While many touted the significance of synthetic yarns, others lauded the au natural virtues of spun wool. And you didn’t cross the road. You were either with one of them. Or against. Here at Brooks-Range we crossed the road—several times— and started […]Read more "Best of Both Worlds: Meet the New Brooks-Range Active Tees"
By Liz Thomas My good friend Whitney “Allgood” LaRuffa thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail and worked for 2 years as an AT backcountry ranger…20 years ago. Then he got a desk job, a house, a wife, and a dog and has been dreaming of the day he can do another 2,000 mile backpacking trip ever since. […]Read more "Short Thru-Hikes for the Office Jockey: Backpack and Still Keep Your Day Job"