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
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Say Goodbye To Minimalist Running, Say Hello To The 2014 Hoka One One
It was back in 2009 when minimalist running became a topic of real interest, and in 2011 and 2012, the trend became insanely popular throughout the running community. Barefoot running shoes sales reached their peak in 2012, but in the beginning of 2013, saw a 13% decrease – a number that continued to grow throughout … Continue reading
Get A Great Night’s Sleep, Wherever Your Adventures Take You
Here at Mountains Plus, we know a great night’s sleep = a happy camper. So, in light of camping season being fully upon us, we are going to talk about how to get a good night’s sleep wherever your outdoor adventures may take you. With camping equipment constantly evolving and advancing, you no longer have … Continue reading
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
Brand New Tents & New Additions To Current Models From Big Agnes
Brand New Big Agnes Tent Arrivals: Slater UL 1 + 2 Inspired by the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL, the Slater offers more foot space. You’ll also notice the absence of mesh tent walls. It has been replaced by lightweight nylon for added privacy and protection from wind and sand. Scout UL 2 Remember the … Continue reading
MPGear Flash Sale Going On Now!
Have you been waiting to purchase that new backpack, or that winter car rack for your upcoming ski/snowboard adventures? Gear up for fall with the MPGear Flash Sale that starts today! Get 20% OFF everything in our shop (excluding clearance items) with coupon code: GIMME20. Hurry though, the sale ends this Sunday, 10/14! SHOP NOW!
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