The Vis 360 is a helmet bike light for the commuter that is simple to clip on-and-off, and recharges easily with the convenient USB plug-in. This Light & Motion bike light protects the rider with amber side lights, a front spot light that casts a wide peripheral halo of light expanding the width of a … Continue reading »
The Nomad2Go is a portable power cleaner capable of producing a 90 psi jet stream or soft misty spray and is great for cleaning off your dirty outdoor gear before the wife sees it in the car or in the house. This portable power washer is available as either an 18 volt rechargeable battery option … Continue reading »
I often hear people say in conversation, “Oh, I’m an avid hiker, I just love hiking”, only to discover in the course of the conversation that they have gone hiking twice this year and those hikes consisted of 2 mile nature walks. Now, I’ve got no beef with them going on small walks along flat … Continue reading »
Clear afternoon skies broke to grey clouds and consistent rain as the elite cylcocross racers warmed up on their Jonathon Page inspired Blue Norcross bikes and Rolf Prima wheels for the final elite event of StarCrossed in Redmond, Washington. CyclocrossRacing.com elite racers Craig Richey, Nathan Bannerman, Eric Emsky, and Michael Gallagher would fight the rain-soaked … Continue reading »
Sorry we’re a little later with this than we’d originally planned, but hey…better late than never, right? In case you missed our last edition (featuring Katy Perry), these installments take a celebrity and hypothesize what that person would buy if he or she were to walk into Mountains Plus looking for a tent, backpack, and … Continue reading »
I was born with a CamelBak nozzle in my mouth. Ok, I’m not that young, but I used a CamelBak on countless hikes, adventure races, and bike rides sucking on that nozzle like a little piglet would suckle on its mother’s you know what. CamelBak dominated the market. Frankly, it was the only reservoir on the … Continue reading »
I awoke that morning, a crisp clear Utah morning in the mountains. The sun was shining and my co-worker and I had just finished fueling up on bagels and coffee at the Wasatch Bagel Café. We headed to dealer camp, anxious to start the event, excited to discover the newness in biking. Checking in first … Continue reading »
At Mountains Plus, we frequently discuss ideas for interesting blog topics. We also frequently watch Pop music videos (Lady Gaga, Backstreet Boys, Beyonce, etc.) at the office. This morning, we found ourselves doing both simultaneously (amidst Katy Perry’s “California Gurls“) and wondered, “If Katy Perry walked into Mountains Plus needing a tent, backpack and sleeping … Continue reading »
For all the DADs out there! You know it!
Outdoor retailers, in the midst of a perfect storm, find themselves scrambling to soften the angry cries coming from disappointed customers. Outdoor retailers are battling, fighting and outbidding one another, along with the high rolling box stores of Costco, Home Depot and Wal-Mart, for cargo shipping space. A battle between David and Goliath and it … Continue reading »
From the man who brought you the iconic road biking video “Performance” now brings you his newly released mountain bike version – GET DIRTY!
I started the 36-mile hike in the Olympic National Park with overcast skies above (a park that Congress designated 95% wilderness protected, hey, they do get it right occasionally). Crossing my fingers in hopes that the skies would hold, I started my adventure up the North Fork Quinault River with dry trails below my Inov8 … Continue reading »
I remember when I first started backpacking as a kid in the early-to-mid 70’s (I know, I know… that dates me, and I really don’t like thinking about it!). My family had been backpacking for years, so as soon as I got old enough to carry a pack I got a hand-me-down Kelty external frame … Continue reading »
Whether you are using it to survive a cold stormy night on the mountain or a warm balmy night in the woods, your sleeping bag can either make or break your camping trip. Backpacker has spent countless nights sleeping in them and testing them so that you can sleep with ease. Here is their ‘A’ … Continue reading »
Living in Seattle, there’s no shortage of outdoors enthusiasts; they’re everywhere. So it always amazes me when I run into someone claiming to be an avid backpacker who’s never moved beyond his $20 Walmart bag. While that type of “value bag” may work for someone who does the bulk of his camping in his backyard, … Continue reading »