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2021 Staff Picks

April 2021

Our staff love to put gear and clothing to the test when they are out of the shop on adventures or at home. Check out some of their favorites this month………..

Lawton Clites

“My preferred fuel for my Windburner stove is MSR Isopro. It burns hot and clean, and the picture guide on the side makes it easy to tell how much fuel I have left.”

Terik Stevens

“Activelce Ubertube by Outdoor Research.On warm sunny days, I’ll wear it around my neck to protect from the sun and also wick away moisture to stay cool. When it gets chillier, I can pull it up around my face to protect myself from the cold mountain air.”

Meegana Henry

“Favorite Shirt. – CHECK! Patagonia Cap Cool Daily? CHECK!
Staying comfy from hike to sundown. – CHECK! BONUS: Sunset Dinner Sammiches. – CHECK! “


Lawton Clites

“ Astral V-Eight PFD. The high-back flotation integrates perfectly with my Pungo’s seat, and the ventilation keeps me cool and comfortable even on hot days.

“Anything can float downstream. Make your own current.” Lawton Clites ”

Travis Velichko

“Whether I am on the trail, working in the backyard or chasing my munchkins around the our house my Oboz Bridgers are my go to boots. Sturdy, waterproof and just an all around great hiking boot. “

Meegana Henry

“Never forget your lighting! I always prefer to carry a headlamp AND a flashlight for camping. The kodiak is a handy dandy flashlight as bright as your standard headlamp – 250 lumens. Who knew such a small object could provide guidance for dark trails or a hollowed out tree! “


Lawton Clites

“The North Face Ventrix Jacket. Where sky meets mountain, where man meets nature, where warmth meets breathability, that’s where you’ll find Lawton in his Ventrix Jacket. Appalachian Trail to Charlie’s Bunion, Great Smoky Mountains National Park.”

Jenna Veazey

“Love my OR face mask. I can wear it comfortably for hours at a time, even while hiking. The ear loops are soft and stretchy, which gives a comfortable, secure fit.”

Meegana Henry

“The Outdoor Research Lodgeside Beanie is one I’ll never give up. I’ve had this puppy for 6 years now and it’s kept me comfy on Mt. Washington and during 17 degree beach camping. For a beanie that cuts the wind – this is my favorite.”


Lawton Clites

“My legacy River Rock hat! Breathable, comfortable, and keeps the sun off!”

Jenna Veazey

“We love our Ruffwear Approach Pack with plenty of room for gear so we can get out and enjoy the trails with our dog!”

Meegana Henry

“The Outdoor Research gaiters are perfect for keeping the rocks out and ankles dry. Different varieties offer season protection like low boots/shoes in summer on dusty trails or keeping the snow from finding its way under my show tongue in winter.”