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KATHARINE ERWIN

Katharine Erwin

CLIMBING
MOUNTAIN CLIMBING
MOUNT WASHINGTON
ADVENTURE SPIRIT GUIDES
VERMONT
OUTDOORS
CAMPING
ADVENTURES
NEW HAMPSHIRE
NEW ENGLAND
HIKING
Climbing the Notorious Mount Washington with Adventure Spirit Guides
Some seven hours from NYC, Mount Washington (whose Native American name is "Agiocochook") awaits. The Northeastern United States' highest peak is an imposing 6,288 feet and it's notorious for its fickle weather. While we began our climb on a sunny...
FAT BIKES
BIKES
CYCLING
BICYCLES
WOMEN
TEST RIDES
SNOW RIDES
WINTER RIDING
WINTER SPORTS
SPECIALIZED
Hellga: The World's First Women-Specific Fat Bike
For riding through snow fields, mountains, the beach and just about any other place your adventuring might occur, the Hellga from Specialized is the world's first women-specific fat bike. The bike has a muscular, stocky build—a shorter reach, stack...
APPAREL
TECH
WINTER GEAR
NUDOWN
NUTECH
PERFORMANCE GEAR
OUTDOORS
COMPRESSED AIR
NuDown's Air-Fill Insulation, NuTech
Being prepared for all kinds of winter weather is crucial, whether that's snow in the wilderness or blustery days in the city. Additionally, it's a season during which the annoying process of removing and adding layers seems to be never-ending...
JULIANA BIKES
ROUBION
MOUNTAIN BIKES
BIKES FOR WOMEN
BICYCLE DESIGN
TRAIL BIKES
OUTDOORS
BIKE REVIEWS
2016 BIKES
TEST RIDES
Test Ride: Juliana Bicycles 2016 Roubion
For years now, certain cycling brands have tried to reach female consumers by creating dedicated lines. Some have gone so far as to develop completely new bike designs, marketing that they are more than just "pink and shrink." But when pro-riders...
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHERS
DOCUMENTARIES
NYC
STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
FILMS
13 New York Street Photographers Profiled in "Everybody Street"
Directed by Cheryl Dunn, the fascinating documentary "Everybody Street" follows 13 iconic NYC photographers including Martha Cooper, Jill Freedman, Mary Ellen Mark, Jamel Shabazz, Ricky Powell and Boogie. The film explores the allure, danger and pleasure...
JEANS
DENIM
MOTORBIKES
MOTORBIKE GEAR
KICKSTARTER
CROWDFUNDING
KEVLAR
SAFETY GEAR
Tobacco Motorwear Women's Kevlar Pants
Last year, LA-based Tobacco successfully Kickstarted their Kevlar-lined jeans for men. The jeans—which are reinforced with the fabric (a synthetic fiber often used in protective gear) in order to shield motorbike riders—were wildly successful...
DESIGN
CAMPING
OUTDOORS
CAMPING GEAR
NATURE
Fall Picnic Gear
In the Northern Hemisphere, leaves are changing and apples are falling. Sweater weather is here, and it's the perfect time to get outdoors and experience still-mild temperatures and the colorful transitioning of the leaves. Whether hiking to a...
PERFORMANCE APPAREL
APPAREL
DESIGN
CYCLING
BIKES
BIKE SAFETY
NIGHTTIME
SAFETY GEAR
WATERPROOF
REFLECTIVE
BIKE JACKETS
OUTERWEAR
Sugoi's Waterproof and Reflective Zap Fabric
Like so many successful companies, SUGOI was born from necessity. The brand was founded by David Hollands and Carol Prantner—Hollands was an endurance athlete trying to find better bike shorts, while Prantner worked in the fashion industry. Hollands...
DESIGN
TECHNICAL CLOTHING
WATERPROOF
PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
OUTDOORS
SPORTSWEAR
HIKING
Road Testing GORE® Technical Clothing
Ever since Bob Gore, son of Bill and Vieve Gore, began using "a remarkably versatile new polymer" that we all now know as GORE®, the landscape of technical clothing has grown so extensively that it allows people to perform to the maximum, in all...
SURFING
WOMENSWEAR
WETSUITS
BOARDSHORTS
MADE IN USA
SWIMSUITS
SUMMER 2015
SURF SUITS
SURFWEAR
Alternative, Stylish Women's Surfwear
Thankfully surfwear has come a long way since women's styles simply meant adding floral motifs or a pink colorway. In an ever-evolving industry, inventive designs for women are becoming more abundant. Here, we've highlighted brands that eschew the...
FASHION
CLOTHING
MEXICO
TEXTILES
STYLE
MEXICO CITY
WOMENSWEAR
APPAREL
FABRICS
INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS
MADE IN MEXICO
Fabric-Focused Womenswear by Zii Ropa
Since moving to Mexico three and half years ago, Vancouver native Bridget Tidey has started her own unique clothing line Zii Ropa. Founded just last year, the brand's aesthetic is comfortable yet flattering, durable yet sophisticated and is "inspired...
DOCUMENTARIES
CARS
FILMS
AUTO
CAR RACING
PAUL NEWMAN
Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman
Paul Newman appeared in 62 films and spent 50+ years as a respected and renowned actor, but his true joy was car racing. Newman the racer (and owner) is the subject of Adam Carolla's new documentary "Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman," a film...
MOTORSPORTS
MOTO GEAR
MOTORCYCLING
PIRELLI
SUPERCROSS
AMA Supercross
This past weekend, iconic Italian tire company Pirelli treated us to one of the greatest shows on earth: the AMA Supercross. Held at New Jersey's Metlife Stadium, the high-energy event is essentially a very entertaining dirt circus. Tens of thousands...
BIKES
CHARGE
MOUNTAIN BIKES
FAT BIKES
TEST RIDES
BIKE REVIEWS
Test Ride: Charge Cooker Maxi 2
Fat bikes are quickly becoming a staple in every cyclist's quiver. While the bikes have opened up winter riding to the masses, they aren't just for snow anymore. Many riders are finding themselves drawn to their fat bike no matter the season or terrain...
JACKETS
MOTORCYCLES
APPAREL
AETHER
ATTIRE
MOTORSPORTS
MOTO GEAR
MOTORCYCLING
Aether Horizon Motorcycle Jacket
Action apparel company Aether—whose ethos is to create the most durable, minimal and modern-minded gear—has just released one of the best motorcycle jackets we've had our hands on in some time. Aesthetically, the Horizon is much like Aether's jacket...
DESIGN
OUTDOORS
FITNESS
BACKPACKS
DRINKS
HYDRATION
WELLBEING
WEARABLES
Wearable Water: Active Hydration
Whether you are in a boat, a board, hiking a trail or pounding the pavement, staying hydrated while on the move—especially in the heat—is critical. Lugging around clunky bottles can be cumbersome and heavy, so we've searched for some of the best wearable...
AUSTIN
RACING
EXPERIENCES
FORMULA 1
CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS
CAR RACING
MERCEDES AMG
A Full-Throttle Formula 1 Adventure
"OK, we are changing things a little," says Jean-Paul Libert, owner and founder of the Pirelli GP Experience. Fog has settled over the track and the rain is pouring down at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas and the Formula X cars...
HONDA
MOTORBIKES
MOTORSPORTS
2 WHEEL
POWERSPORTS
The Enthusiasm Behind Honda's Grom Bike
Honda is notorious for making cult bikes. From the NT650 to the CB series, they have consistently made reliable, fun and uncomplicated bikes, but most of these classics have reached cult status only after they were discontinued. The exception to...
LONDON
MOTORCYCLES
HELMETS
DEATH SPRAY COMPANY
JOE STRUMMER
SOUTH LONDON
MOTORSPORTS
Death Spray Custom's Racing Art
To call British artist David Gwyther—better known as Death Spray Custom—a gear-head is a gross understatement, as most of Gwyther's pieces move quite fast themselves. Whether he's hand-mixing iridescent paint for a gas tank or painstakingly painting...
OUTDOORS
FITNESS
WINTER
GEAR
SKIS
HESTRA
NORDIC SKIING
CROSS-COUNTRY SKIS
FISCHER
Nordic Skiing: The Basics
As the Nordic World Championship draws to a close in Falun, Sweden, you don't have to have a designated Nordic center in your backyard to strap on your skis. Cross-country skiing is a versatile sport for the transitional seasons. From the traditional...
COMPETITIONS
AMERICAN EXPEDITION VEHICLE
JEEP WRANGLER
RALLIES
SAHARA DESERT
WOMAN WARRIORS
Amy Lerner on Training for the Rallye des Gazelles
Only stars light up the sky as we pull over to the roadside in the middle of the desert. We are here to meet Amy Lerner, a New Jersey housewife and mother of two turned American Expedition Vehicle (AEV) rally pilot, as she trains for this year's...
ART
INTERVIEWS
METAL
DOGS
ARTISTS
DETROIT
MANUFACTURING
SCULPTURES
WELDING
Interview: Josh Welton of Brown Dog Welding
Detroit's Renaissance continues with creatives who blend art, design and trade. One such artist is Josh Welton, a Detroit native whose sculptures of cars, robots and animals are meticulously made by hand. He's worked in manufacturing since a young...
EVENTS
SKIING
CONNECTICUT
SNOW
WINTER SPORTS
JUMPFEST
SNOW SPORTS
SKI JUMPS
Salisbury, Connecticut's Jumpfest 2015
The Salisbury Winter Ski Association (SWSA, pronounced "swaa-sa") is a local club in Salisbury, Connecticut that teaches kids to ski jump. Now in its 89th year, SWSA is one of the last all-volunteer run clubs in the country. Every Sunday morning...
ACCESSORIES
BROOKLYN
HANDMADE
JEWELRY
MOTORBIKES
GEOMETRY
MORATORIUM
UNISEX
Moratorium Jewelry
Whether she’s riding her Ducati or looking after her one-year-old daughter (and South African mastiff), self-taught jewelry designer Jeanette Lai Thomas exudes dedication. Her brand Moratorium favors sleek, structural lines and geometric shapes with...
EQUIPMENT
GADGETS
INNOVATION
MOTORCYCLE RIDING
MOTORCYCLES
SAFETY
TECH FABRICS
Alpinestars' Wearable Airbag for Motorcyclists
Motorsports outfitter Alpinestars has reached another milestone in its illustrious 50-year history. After giving professional motorcycle racers and track riders the Tech-Air Race electronic airbag suit—which in essence inflates at the very moment...
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