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How to Sleep Better in a Tent 

by Beth Lopez    |    May 23, 2023    |    Gear Closet

There are quite a few hacks to improve your tent slumber. (It’s a subject we’ve explored with quite a bit of passion and dedication.) Here we share a list of some of our favorite tips to try. Even if...

Bike Tools Breakdown: What Do You Need for Home Repairs?

by TJ Parsons    |    May 18, 2023    |    Gear Closet

While the occasional field repair is just a part of the sport, the vast majority of your bike maintenance should be happening between rides. Regular maintenance helps your bike and components perform...

GT: How sun shirts work 

by Beth Lopez    |    May 16, 2023    |    Gear Closet

We bet you’ll relate to the tale: you’re shopping for outdoor clothes. You stumble on shirts labeled “sun shirts” with UV-protective promises on the hang tags. And you think … “Isn’t every shirt a sun...


by TJ Parsons    |    May 11, 2023    |    News

May is Bike Month, which makes a lot of sense—it’s one of the best times of the year to ride. The trails and paths are clearing of snow, the weather is warm but not too hot, and everyone is reclaiming...

GT: May Gear Roundup

by Beth Lopez    |    May 10, 2023    |    Gear Closet

This month, we’re celebrating perfect weather and multi-sport mashups in which we indulge in climbing, hiking, biking, skiing, paddling, and camping all within the same glorious season. Summer is comi...

Bike Packing: Pro Vs. Enthusiast

by Finola McDonald    |    May 04, 2023    |    Gear Closet

Picture this: You’ve driven into the beautiful, sprawling deserts of southern Utah ready to head off for 4.5 days with only your bike, a buddy, and  what you can both carry in. Read on for a list of s...

Sock Shakedown

by Finola McDonald    |    May 02, 2023    |    Gear Closet

Today we talk about all things socks. Not where they go when they’ve mysteriously left their pair in the washing machine, but what to wear and why. Whether you’ve found your loyalty or are on the hunt...

How to Repair (and when to replace) Your Bike Tires

by TJ Parsons    |    Apr 27, 2023    |    Gear Closet

While tires are a wear component and designed to be replaced every so often, there are a few things you can do to maximize their life span. And if you’re unlucky enough to get a significant cut or tea...

How to Choose a Backcountry Touring Pack

by Beth Lopez    |    Apr 25, 2023    |    Gear Closet

With the right pack on your back, the time you spend in the backcountry is more comfortable, more fun, and even safer. If you, like us, are a fan of comfort, safety, and fun, read on.