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5 Great Washington Marathons Under $50

5 Great Washington Marathons Under $50

It’s no secret that a lot of marathons seem pretty over-priced. There’s nothing wrong with spending a little more every once in a while on a powerhouse marathon like the Rock & Roll series, but sometimes it’s hard to justify continuously spending $100+ to sweat your body weight during 26.2 miles of bittersweet torture (mostly … Continue reading

MPGear’s Top 10 Trail Running Shoes

MPGear’s Top 10 Trail Running Shoes

‘Tis the season to lace up for your next trail run! Trail running can be extremely physically demanding so it’s important to make sure you’re properly prepared for the elements and hurdles that the trail may throw your way. Here are MPGear’s Top 10 recommendations for optimal performance and comfort on your next trail run: … Continue reading

We’re Not The Only Ones Who Love Nemo’s Gear

We’re Not The Only Ones Who Love Nemo’s Gear

One of our top selling brands, Nemo, has received a lot of press recently and for good reason as there’s plenty to love about Nemo’s gear. Their products include tents ranging from featherweight to extreme condition mountaineering tents, sleeping pads and pillows, tent accessories, green gear and they also just recently introduced a new series … Continue reading

The NEW Poco Child Carriers from Osprey

The NEW Poco Child Carriers from Osprey

Spring time is here, and it’s time to get out and enjoy nature with your little ones! The Poco child carriers are a new addition to Osprey’s family and they are loaded with lots of innovative features that enhance comfort and durability. The Osprey Poco is available in three different models, each one a step … Continue reading

The “Evolution” of Backpacking

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

How to choose the perfect sleeping bag

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