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UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 4:01 p.m.

Technical sewing specialist breathes new life into outdoor gear

Calling her a seamstress is an understatement. Technical sewing specialist is more accurate. “Outdoor gear angel” is a perfect fit.


Bargain hunting tricks for the hunter in your life

As you hunt the aisles of local stores this holiday season for that perfect Christmas gift, I have a couple of suggestions for gear that has been given to me, …


In brief: Snowmobilers lose suit over wilderness recommendations

A federal judge last week upheld protections for some of the last roadless areas of the Kootenai National Forest in northwest Montana and the Idaho Panhandle National Forests.


Gear Junkie: Outdoor retailer ‘Best in Show’ Summer 2017

From climbing gear to tents (to kayaks, boots, stoves, and packs) brands congregate each summer to launch new products at the Outdoor Retailer trade show. I spent a week at …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 6, 2015, 10:31 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: North Face founder returns to Spokane to share experiences of his entrepreneurial climb

Hap Klopp was riding in a Copenhagen taxi last year when he spotted a familiar design on the shoulder of the driver’s jacket: the North Face logo.

“I was thinking, ‘I …


Gear Junkie: Kind energy bars provide salty diversion

Sugary flavors tend to rule in the energy bar aisle. But not all bars skew fruity and sweet. A new line this spring from Kind includes seeds and legumes, among …


‘Mac in a Sac’ jacket does its job for low cost

The misty climes of Northern Ireland are fertile ground for the development of clothing that can withstand the weather. Based in Belfast, Target Dry is a rainwear brand with a …


Technology trends in gear for the slopes

Here are four trends and a handful of corresponding new products — from high-tech skis to a snowboarding boot with a built-in heater — that are making the scene on …