Pro Profile – Mollie Bailey

Mollie Bailey started climbing in 2011 in Sand Rock, Alabama. She quickly realized from those wonderful outings that an outdoor life was the one for her. She migrated to Colorado shortly after to pursue the outdoor lifestyle that’s overwhelmingly present in Colorado. She has been a Rock Climbing Guide since 2013; and loves to teach and share the world of climbing with everyone. You can find her on her … Continue reading Pro Profile – Mollie Bailey

ProView – Big Agnes Skeeter SL 20 Sleeping Bag & Q-Core SLX Sleeping Pad

Mike Thurk is a photographer and fully certified Gym Jones trainer at the Alpine Training Center in Boulder, CO. His photography is focused on outdoor pursuits portraiture, and training. A recent trip to the South Platte for some crack climbing seemed like an ideal opportunity to test out the new Skeeter SL 20 sleeping bag from Big Agnes. The Big Agnes Skeeter SL 20 is a versatile, … Continue reading ProView – Big Agnes Skeeter SL 20 Sleeping Bag & Q-Core SLX Sleeping Pad

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ProView – Outdoor Research Women’s Helium II Jacket

Julie Schoenfeld is a freelance designer, digital marketing expert and former professional climbing instructor. Julie has worked as the Director of Digital Development of Rock and Ice Magazine before recently switching to a freelance career, while spending her free time sampling the steep limestone of Rifle Canyon Mountain Park.  Last summer I had the opportunity to spend a few weeks climbing in Washington’s North Cascades. The rock was … Continue reading ProView – Outdoor Research Women’s Helium II Jacket

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ProView – Oboz Sawtooth Mid BDry Boot

Dave Shuey is a guide with Colorado Adventure Guides. Raised under the calm California sun, Dave Shuey grew up with an understanding of the therapeutic qualities of the great outdoors through backpacking, surfing and cycling. Dave and his wife live in the snowy heights of Summit County, Colorado to expand their mountain skills towards alpinism and skiing. Within this terrain, he is able to share with … Continue reading ProView – Oboz Sawtooth Mid BDry Boot

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ProView – Oboz Firebrand II

Andy Stephen is a climber and guide for the American Alpine Institute. Over the past few weeks I have had the opportunity to try out the Oboz Firebrand II hiking shoes. Oboz is known for being super comfortable and well-made shoes, and the Firebrand II held true to reputation. I took the shoes as my main pair of trekking shoes for a two month trip … Continue reading ProView – Oboz Firebrand II

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ProView – Outdoor Research Oberland Heated Gloves

Having moved to Colorado later in life from Buffalo, NY, Ryan Anderson is making up for lost time as a climbing guide in the summer, a ski patroller in the winter, and a constant vacationer in between! Biking, rafting, climbing, and gliding on snow are all more alluring than a 9 to 5 for him.  I was able to try Outdoor Research’s Oberland glove during … Continue reading ProView – Outdoor Research Oberland Heated Gloves

ProView – Black Yak GORE-TEX Pro Shell 3L Jacket

Vanessa Portillo is an field Instructor for YMCA’s BOLD/GOLD program in Washington state. Boys/Girls Outdoor Leadership Development focuses on multicultural leadership skills through backpacking, climbing, mountaineering, and complete outdoor immersion. When she’s not exploring the Cascades, she enjoys climbing in Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, where she resides. Follow Vanessa on Instagram @jupiterfern   The GORE-TEX Pro Shell 3L Jacket raises the bar for extreme … Continue reading ProView – Black Yak GORE-TEX Pro Shell 3L Jacket

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ProView – Outdoor Research Verismo Women’s Down Jacket

Mollie Bailey started climbing in 2011 in Sand Rock, Alabama. She quickly realized from those wonderful outings that an outdoor life was the one for her. She migrated to Colorado shortly after to pursue the outdoor lifestyle that’s overwhelmingly present in Colorado. She has been a Rock Climbing Guide since 2013; and loves to teach and share the world of climbing with everyone. You can find her on her … Continue reading ProView – Outdoor Research Verismo Women’s Down Jacket

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SIA On-Snow Demo: Our Favorite Gear and Trends for 2017/2018

Last week, Outdoor Prolink took our office outside to the slopes of Copper Mountain, host of SIA’s On-Snow Demo Day. We tested the newest gear, spoke with some of our brands, and gathered all the information right here to keep you informed on what to look for this and next seasons. Gear from Head to Toe We spent a little time with our brands present … Continue reading SIA On-Snow Demo: Our Favorite Gear and Trends for 2017/2018

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ProView Gear Review: Outdoor Research Skyward Jacket

Niels Meyer is a guide with Sun Valley Trekking and Mountain Madness. Read his pro profile here.  Ski touring in the Intermountain West day-in and day-out generally calls for soft shell everything. You will usually find me touring in light, breathable clothing for the ascent and a warm puffy jacket for the descent due to frosty temps, sunny days, and cold storms. When I put on hard shell pants or jackets … Continue reading ProView Gear Review: Outdoor Research Skyward Jacket