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Waterproof Map Cases & Rock Racing Win!

Chuck, from Rock Racing submitted this photo Friday winner of him and his teammate racing in the Berryman Adventure race with a waterproof map case.  The Rock Racing team makes their way to the canoe transition, lucky they have those map cases to keep their maps and passports dry. Every Friday is Photo Friday. Submit those … Continue reading

Photo Friday Entries!

Submit those Photo Friday photos of your MPGear (Inov 8 footwear, Big Agnes tents, Atlas snowshoes, Canine Hardwear Travel Bed, Osprey backpacks, etc.). The winner of each Photo Friday receives a $25 MPGear gift certificate.  Yaah Hoo!  Not only will you get more gear, but you will have more gear to take photos of. Please, … Continue reading

Pete O’Gear is Back!

I’m in Norway today paddling with my 210cm Werner Shuna Paddle-Bent.  Not only is this a popular paddle for my high angle aggressive paddle stroke, the neutral bent shaft is great for balance and control.  Thank goodness for that, I need all the help I can get to paddle and see as much as I … Continue reading

Photo Friday Winner!

For the third week in a row the reigning champion, once again! Modeling comfortably on her Canine Hardware Travel Bed, Nala is showing us that winning look. Can anyone topple the queen of Photo Friday? Tune in next week. Every Friday is Photo Friday, so submit those photos today.

Riding The Wet Trails

Bike198 has a good article on tackling wet weather mountain bike riding.  They’ve also included a wet weather bike skills video. 198 Bike Skills Article So if you are getting ready to hit those wet and muddy trails, take a quick refresher first.

Volunteer Vacations!

Spend a week in the backcountry this summer lending a hand to re-build a trail.  Several clubs and associations across the nation organize weeklong volunteer work parties connecting you with a much needed trail maintenance project. These Volunteer Vacations help rebuild trails and structures in typically more difficult to access trail sections, which typically means, … Continue reading

Photo Friday Winner, Again!

Submitted by Amber.  Yeah folks, she won again! Pictured is Nala, this time with the Mountainsmith K-9 Cube, well, a portion of it anyway. Who knows what Nala has her nose in, probably some special doggy treats! If you would like to un-seed Nala‘s consecutive two week win streak, you’ll need to submit a photo of your own (MP) … Continue reading

Detailed Guide for Selecting Snowshoes

SNOWSHOEING Questions to ask yourself before selecting a snowshoe. Snow and terrain conditions. General activity type with suggested snowshoe model. Does size matter? Frames and Decking. Connecting the decking to the frame. Claws/Cleat Crampons used for traction. Heel Lift Bars. Binding Rotation Styles. Binding Fit. F.A.Q’s. 1.  Questions to ask yourself before selecting a snowshoe. … Continue reading

Photo Friday Winner!

Submitted by Amber. Pictured is the Chuckit! Flying Squirrel, along with the photogenic Nala. Perhaps Nala earns a double bone-us, as we see her pictured here lying on the ever so comfy Canine Hardware Travel Bed! If you would like to see more of Nala and some of the adventures she has taken, visit her blog, it is … Continue reading

Photo Friday Winner!

Submitted by fellow MPGear adventurer Wanda. Pictured with Wanda are her new Atlas Elektra 923 snowshoes. Taken form atop Mt. Seymour, Vancouver BC on Christmas day. Nice work on getting out there on Christmas Wanda and thanks for the photo! Every Friday is Photo Friday, so submit those MPGear photos to photos@mpgear and you may … Continue reading

Basic Guide to Choosing Snowshoes

Two questions: 1. How much will you weigh when snowshoeing (body weight + clothes and gear)? 2. What snow conditions (typical to your region) will you be in: dry powder or heavy, wet snow? Then, select the smallest snowshoe that can handle your typical load (combined body and pack weight). SIZE PACKED SNOW, MOUNTAINOUS OR … Continue reading