Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

Best Waterproof Jackets for Women

May 24, 2011 Leave a comment

NAU Succinct Trench.

A good waterproof jacket makes the difference between loving and hating the rain. And effective rain layers that actually look cool are hard to find. We’ve selected the top performance waterproof jackets in a variety of styles to will keep you warm and dry, wherever you decide to splash. Check out the rest of the post here!

–Caroline Treadway and Abbey Smith

Categories: Fashion, Photography, Reviews

Just posted our Spring Style Guide on

May 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Abbey Smith in the Kate Marmot long sleeved button-up, NAU jeans and El Naturalista shoes. Photo by Caroline Treadway.

Spring is all about new. New growth, a new season, and the best part, new clothes! Our spring style guide showcases the top spring gear for girls – from flirty dresses and sporty active wear to professional chic. We chose the best styles made from the highest quality fabrics by the top companies in the outdoor industry that are finally making cool clothes you ll actually want to wear somewhere besides the crag. Get your spring style fix here! by Abbey Smith & Caroline Treadway.

Categories: Fashion, Reviews

Review: Mammut Denali Pant

April 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Me, wearing the Mammut Denali pants in Patagonia, with Fitz Roy in the background. Photo by Matthew Irving.

The Mammut Denali pants are to die for! They’re super versatile, perfect for winter sports like skiing, running, showshoeing and ice climbing, but also spring and summer alpine adventures, when the air is still chilly and the weather unpredictable. Read the rest of the review on!

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Review: Mammut Stratus Hybrid Jacket

February 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Mammut Stratus Hybrid Jacket

Last week, I test drove the Mammut Stratus Hybrid jacket during a week-long ice climbing adventure in the mountains of Colorado. Every day, from early morning until night, we searched for big icicles to climb, which meant long hours in very cold, wet conditions, with temperatures ranging from the teens to low 40s. This jacket kept me warm and dry, in a mix of precipitation – rain, ice, snow and slush, every day. Not only is the Stratus Hybrid powerfully windproof, it’s warm and rugged. I was positive it would rip or snag as I rubbed up on rough ice, snagged tree branches, perched against sharp rocks, but the jacket still looks brand new and it’s not even scratched. Read the rest of the review on

Categories: Climbing, Reviews

Review: Planet Dog’s Hemp Leash

October 22, 2009 Leave a comment


A leash is a leash is a leash—right? That’s what I thought until I tried Planet Dog’s hemp version of the old dog-tie. Planet Dog’s leash is literally, perfect. It’s the perfect length—about width of a Boulder sidewalk, the perfect weight—not too heavy or light, and has the perfect handle—fleece-lined and sturdy.

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Categories: Reviews

Tees For Change

August 1, 2009 Leave a comment

Breathe Deeply Raglan

Tees For Change, a very cool, very eco t-shirt line started by a mom in Boulder, Colorado has been featured in fashion, lifestyle and green magazines.

Check out some photos from the shoot—

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Review: Cartwheels in a Sari ~ a memoir of growing up in a cult.

by Caroline Treadway on May 7, 2009 | Edit

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In her memoir Cartwheels in a Sari, Jayanti Tamm reveals her childhood as “the chosen one” in the spiritual cult of Sri Chinmoy. Chinmoy was an Indian guru known for spreading peace and lifting extremely heavy objects.  His sari-swathed followers have included Carlos Santana and John Lennon, among others. Chinmoy died in Oct. 2007.

Read the rest here!

Categories: Reviews