outdoors

DolfinPack

February 5, 2018

Hydration on-the-go with DolfinPack! This minimalist hydration pack sets itself apart from other hydration packs on the market by being form fitting and non-restrictive for those active adventures. A patent-pending three-way adjustable strap system, one across the chest and one on each shoulder, ensure that the pack will stay put, reducing the risk of chaffing […]


Points Unknown: Women’s Winter Adventure 2018 DOG MUSHING!

January 24, 2018

Coming February 8, 2018. You had us at sled dogs! Join Points Unknown for their Women’s Winter Adventure, a long weekend in the northern Minnesota wilderness. A small group of lucky women will receive detailed, individual, hands-on instruction on how to mush their own team of sled dogs. Navigation and wilderness survival skills will also […]


Red Ledge Free Rein Jacket

January 18, 2018

Waterproof to the max and so much more! Our friends at Red Ledge have a fantastic shell that is ideal for our Pacific Northwest weather, the Free Rein Jacket. The Free Rein (love the play on words!) is designed out of a water repellent finished fabric that is laminated with a coating, T-Core, that is […]


100 Things to See in the Night Sky

January 11, 2018

Embrace the darkness! With the new book by Dean Regas, 100 Things to See in the Night Sky, you will impress your Trailblazergirl-friends on your next camping trip with your stargazing knowledge! In an easy to follow format, this book focuses on the night sky in the mid-northern latitudes (e.g., between 25 and 55 degrees north […]


Lost and Stranded

January 10, 2018

If you’re headed out to the backcountry, take a look at Lost and Stranded by Timothy Sprinkle before you embark on your adventure. The purpose of this book is two-fold: 1. highlight potential dangers; and 2. provide practical advice for specific situations. Each chapter includes a story, sometimes tragic, followed by detailed facts and information […]


Seattle Lantern Light Festival

December 18, 2017

Now through January 7, 2018. A spectacle of lights and colors! The Seattle Lantern Light Festival has debuted at the Washington State Fair Events Center and features massive lighted lanterns in a variety of shapes and themes. These lanterns are handmade out of steel rod frames covered with a silk-like material by Chinese artisans using […]


Top Skin Care Products of 2017

December 12, 2017

And the winner is… it’s the end of the year, and we’ve just finished counting all of your Facebook likes (and shares) for our 2017 reviews in the Skin Care Products category. And the item that came out on top was… drum role please…the solution to a common problem, the PURA D’OR Hair Loss Prevention Therapy Shampoo and […]


Top Hike of 2017

December 4, 2017

And the winner is… it’s the end of the year, and we’ve just finished counting all of your Facebook likes (and shares) for our 2017 reviews in the Hike category. And the item that came out on top was… drum role please…the Search and Rescue Survival Series, waterproof, pocket-sized cards loaded with essential information for your TrailblazerGirl outdoor […]


SmithFly Shoal Tent

November 9, 2017

Have tent, will float?! Yes, the SmithFly Shoal Tent is a floating tent! This unique tent has a 6 inch thick inflatable floor which acts as a raft, and instead of the usual poles to prop up the tent, the structural support system is inflatable. The top part of the tent can also be detached […]


Kukenam XL Ruggedized SKY

October 20, 2017

The view is great up top, and the sleeping’s pretty comfortable, too! The Kukenam XL Ruggedized SKY from the folks at Tepui Tents is your ticket to an awesome camping experience. This roof top tent is geared towards 4×4 trailers and rugged off-road vehicles with a big, 8 foot by 6 foot sleeping platform, durable, water resistant ripstop […]


OPUS Off-Road

October 13, 2017

Here’s to a luxury off-road adventure! Turn your next camping trip into a glamping trip with the new OPUS Off-Road. This camper has all the bells and whistles to make the most of your time outdoors. An all-terrain chassis with off-road ready tires allows you to get off the beaten track and really get away […]


Camp Rockaway

October 3, 2017

Through November 5, 2017. Camping just outside New York City? Yes, escape the hustle and bustle of the city with just a 90 minute subway ride to Camp Rockaway. For a limited time only, this “popup campground” is located at Fort Tilden, a former U.S. Army Coast Artillery Post. No camping equipment? No worries, because you can choose to […]


Kinven Mosquito Repellent Bracelet

September 28, 2017

Keep mosquitoes at bay without a spray! Even though fall has hit us, there are still some of those nasty mosquitoes out and about, and our friends at Kinven have a solution for us. Their Mosquito Repellent Bracelets are infused with the highest quality lemongrass oil, geranium oil and citronella oil, providing an all natural protection […]


Cascade Loop

September 28, 2017

Visit the American Alps…and that’s just one section of the Cascade Loop! The Cascade Loop is a scenic drive that covers 440 miles through nine distinct regions in Washington State. You’ll encounter pristine lakes, like Ross Lake, pictured above, breathtaking mountain passes, dense alpine forests, wide open valleys, and glacier-clad peaks, giving rise to the nickname, […]


Street Scramble Fremont Oktoberfest

September 21, 2017

Coming September 24, 2017. This weekend, head to Seattle for the Street Scramble Fremont Oktoberfest! No, it’s not an odd breakfast item, it’s a fun-filled urban adventure through the Fremont district of Seattle. Known for being a very quirky neighborhood, this self-proclaimed “The Center of the Universe”, has an 18 foot, concrete troll, named the Fremont Troll, […]


Camping with Jessie: Survival Intensive Weekend

September 15, 2017

Coming October 7, 2017. Learn from the best! Women’s Wilderness is offering, Camping with Jessie: Survival Intensive Weekend, a 2-day skills session in the beautiful Colorado wilds. Jessie Krebs has 25 years of experience in teaching practical wilderness knowledge, from her time as a United States Air Force survival instructor, as well as participation in 2 television series focused on […]


Flectson Reflective Wings

September 14, 2017

Run fast like you have wings! Well, they may not make you run faster, but the Reflective Wings from the folks at Flectson will help keep you safe in low lighting. The entire band is reflective with the wings sticking out for even more visibility. The velcro strip closure makes it easy to adjust for a […]


PARA’KITO Mosquito Repellent Gel and Sports Band

September 13, 2017

A natural and mess free way to keep mosquitoes away! The folks at PARA’KITO have a special combination of natural essential oils that they have developed along with a patented slow-release technology that help create a bubble around you, masking the scent of your breath and body so that those nasty mosquitoes can’t find you. […]


Naturopathica Daily UV Defense Cream

September 11, 2017

A triple threat! The Daily UV Defense Cream from our friends at Naturopathica has a trio of key ingredients to protect you skin. First, a micronized zinc oxide provides a physical and mineral barrier against those harmful UVA/UVB rays. Second, there’s Thermus Ferment (AKA: Deep Sea Enzymes), which helps to repair and protect against heat-activated free radicals. […]


Tentsile Trillium Hammock

September 8, 2017

Three is a magic number! Especially when you have a Trillium Hammock from the outdoor-loving people at Tentsile, the inventive folks that brought us the Stingray. The Trillium is strong enough and big enough to hold an impressive 880 pounds with 75 square feet of surface to lie on. Find 3 properly spaced trees and hook up the three-point tension […]


Don’t Bite Me! Patches and Bracelets

September 7, 2017

An alternative to sprays and lotions! Our friends at Don’t Bite Me! have some very convenient options to help keep you from being eaten alive by mosquitos on your next outdoor TrailblazerGirl adventure. We tested two of their products. First off, they offer a topical patch that is DEET-free and contains Vitamin B1 and aloe vera. […]


LumaGlo Crossbelt

August 23, 2017

The latest in wearable safety gear. LumaGlo Crossbelt is a bright idea (hee-hee, pun intended!) that will help keep you safe when you are doing your TrailblazerGirl thing at night. Just released this month, LumaGlo is a practical safety device that ensures you will be seen from all angles, front, back, sides, or as they […]


Hiking Wales with Adventures in Good Company

August 23, 2017

Coming September 10, 2017. Have you been to the village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogeryllchwyrndrobwylllantysyliogogogoch? No, this isn’t a typo, it’s one of the towns in the tiny country of Wales that you’ll be visiting on the Hiking Wales tour with Adventures in Good Company. Starting in Cardiff, the capital of Wales, you’ll spend 10 days exploring this beautiful […]


Alpen Optics Wings Compact Binocular

August 14, 2017

All the better to see you with my dear! And see you will with the Wings Compact Binocular from our friends at Alpen Optics. We tested model #598, and we think you’ll be as impressed with them as we are. They have a magnification of 8X with high quality ED (Extra-low dispersion glass) and HD […]