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The Complete Guide to Construction Work Clothes

The Complete Guide to Construction Work Clothes
Construction work clothes need to be durable, insulated, and practical, and a few brands stand out from the crowd. Carhart and Dickie are at the he...

4 Qualities to Look for in a Lightweight, Packable Rain Jacket

A couple hikes in full rain gear through an expansive, green terrain.
If you hike, spend a lot of time in the outdoors, or just get annoyed by rain…now is the time to upgrade to a lightweight, packable rain jacket. Te...

Shopping for the Best Rain Pants? Look for These Features

A hiker in full rain gear looks out over a lake in rainy conditions.
Wondering how to stay dry when camping in wet weather or taking that rain-soaked hike? Rain pants are considered by many to be specialized gear, su...

How to See the Famous San Juan Islands Orcas

An orca breaches the surface with its dorsal fin near the San Juan islands.
The San Juan Islands sit somewhat north and west of Seattle, nearly directly west of Bellingham, Washington. These large islands are known for a hu...

What to Pack for an Alaskan Cruise

An Alaska cruise ship passes by a glacier backed by snow-capped mountains.
You’ve chosen a tour of the beautiful northern waters as your next destination, and have now turned your energy to the topic of what to pack for an...

How to Pick the Best Rain Jacket for Hiking

A hiker walks through the forest wearing the best rain jacket while hiking.
In hiking conditions with changeable weather, it is easier than ever to pack light weight rain gear. The best rain jacket for hiking depends on you...

See the Coast from "The Deadliest Catch" at Yaquina Bay, Oregon

A view of Yaquina Bay lighthouse on the Oregon Coast.
Yaquina Bay is a fisherman’s paradise, so it’s no coincidence that “The Deadliest Catch” crew regularly cruised the deep water nearby, proudly spor...

Poncho vs. Rain Jacket: What's the Best Way to Stay Dry on the Trail?

A hiker in a rain jacket overlooks a mountain vista.
The poncho vs. rain jacket debate has been going on for quite some time, and trail-runners, hikers, backpackers, and fisherman all have a stake in ...

9 Reasons to Bring Full Zip Rain Pants on Your Next Hike

A rain-drenched hiker in full zip rain pants and a rain jacket makes his way through the mountains.
Full zip rain pants are a considerable piece of gear that will transform your ability to stay dry outside. Traditionally, this is a gear accessory ...