We’re two weeks into January, and by this time, many of our friends and family have started to waver on their New Years resolutions. Recent statistics show that just 8% of people who make New Years resolutions actually stick to their goals for the entire year. Not you, though! You’re ready to tackle your training … Continue reading
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6 Unconventional Uses For A Headlamp
In the deep, dark months of winter, it’s news to no one that headlamps are necessary for biking, running, kayaking, camping, and any other outdoor activity that’s conducted after 5 PM. But does the usefulness of the headlamp stop at outdoor sporting activities? Absolutely not! Here’s our list of activities that are ten times better/easier/more … Continue reading
How To Kick Daylight Saving’s A**
Daylight Savings ends November 2nd, which means that we only have about a week and a half left until our morning commutes completely succumb to the (literal) Dark Side. Motivating yourself to get out of bed on time when it’s dark and stormy outside is something most of us need to retrain ourselves to do … Continue reading
HERO4: Everything You Need To Know About The Newest GoPros
Finally, the wait is over. As of today, GoPro’s newest cameras, the HERO4 series in Silver and Black, are available for order from mpgear.com. Here’s a rundown on everything you need to know about these cameras while you research which one will best suit all of your future adventures. HERO4 Black: The HERO4 Black is … Continue reading
Hiking Around The World: An Adventure On Every Continent (Part II)
Welcome back to our global hiking adventure! In Part I, we bundled up in cozy Patagonia jackets and trekked to Antarctica’s Mt. Erebus, grabbed our Osprey day packs for a challenging yet breathtaking hike to Norway’s “Troll’s Tongue”, and spent 20 days backpacking through Nepal’s famous Annapurna Circuit under the protection of our heavy duty … Continue reading
Run for a Reason: WA 5Ks With Great Causes
In response to our previous post about WA marathons under $50, we had a request to create a list of shorter runs throughout Washington. So, we researched some local 5Ks coming up in 2014, but did something a little different this time — We chose to highlight one smaller-scale run each month from now through … Continue reading
An Inforgraphic For Runners
Ever wonder what the most popular day runners go running on? Or, how you can avoid shin splints? We found this interesting infographic today via greatlist.com and thought we’d share it for your Wednesday afternoon entertainment…enjoy! More Health and Fitness News & Tips at Greatist.
Office Discussion: How Do You Get Your Coffee Fix On The Trail?
Today Is Going To Be A Great Day…
…because it’s National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day! Be sure to get your Bonk Breaker Peanut Butter & Jelly energy bars, also available with high protein for that extra boost of energy!
Because Camping With Your Mattress From Home Isn’t An Option…
…there’s the all new Insulated Q-Core sleeping pad from Big Agnes! We just received our shipment from Big Agnes this week and we are excited to share with you the reasons why we love the new Insulated Q-Core. 3.5″ of cushion for maximum comfort (Currently the most cushion found in a backpacking sleeping pad) With … Continue reading
Office Discussion: Do You Carry Your Phone With You On Your Adventures?
There’s an interesting discussion happening in our office today. When you go on outdoor adventures whether it’s hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing, snowboarding, etc, do you bring your phone along with you? Some people are strongly against it because they head to the outdoors for an escape, and some people suffer separation anxiety if their phone is … Continue reading
It’s Official: CXR Is Going to Kentucky!
CyclocrossRacing.com is sending a Rep/Racer to Masters Worlds this year to get and give the scoop on whats happening in Louisville. Our ambition is to continue assisting our athletes in achieving their goals, and this time the fortunate recipient is me! My name is Doug and I’m the guy behind the computer with the phone … Continue reading
The Osprey Manta Hydration Packs – New in the MPGear House!
The Osprey Manta Series is the pack that provides that multisport solution for all your outdoor sporting activities. Integrating Osprey’s Hydraulics, this adventure sport pack delivers a stable and comfortable fit. Featuring dual hip-belt pockets to store your goodies, a helmet attachment daisy, an integrated blinker patch and stretch side pockets Osprey designed one versatile … Continue reading
Blue Competition AC1 SL Review Video
We’ve been anxiously awaiting the arrival of our new shipment of Blue Bicycles for 2010 and watching great review videos like this just makes things more difficult. Check out this video review from Bicycling Magazine on Blue Competition’s flagship carbon race bike, the AC1 SL. Wooaaah Nelly! Gotta have one today! Check out the video: … Continue reading
Two Person Tents – Tent Comparison
We have been outfitting our customers with tents here at Mountains Plus for a long time. We have large family camping tents, small ultralight solo tents, lightweight backpacking tents and basecamp tents. You might say, however, that the two person tent category occupies a special place in our warehouse. They have been our favorite tent … Continue reading