Review: Patagonia Houdini Jacket

When looking in our gear room or in our closet, I can truly say, the Patagonia Houdini Jacket is one of the most important piece of gear I own. Sure, there are a few sport specific items like skis and climbing harnesses that I physically can’t take part in the sport without, but when it comes to all-around utility and effectiveness, the Patagonia Houdini Jacket takes the top prize.  The Houdini Jacket labeled as, “The 100% recycled nylon, take-it-anywhere jacket with weather-resistant protection for high-output endeavors. Fair Trade Certified™ sewn.” And what that really means is, it’s a wind breaker …

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Black Diamond Helio 105 Ski | REVIEW | Backcountry Touring Skis

The Black Diamond Helio 105 Carbon Ski is flat out an incredible ski. Of course, like all skis, it has its time and place and its own set of drawbacks. But so far, after skiing 3 seasons on them, I can officially say it’s a great ski. Early models of the Helio 105 were definitely a work in progress, like any new product, but their latest models have really dialed it in. As a full disclosure, I live and ski in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, where I primarily use these skis to access backcountry terrain, where I ski between …

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Trek 920 Ultimate Adventure Gravel Bike Review

Reviewing bikes is something I’ve always wanted to do, but reviewing a bike that’s already 3-4 years old by the time I get it usually doesn’t warrant an online review. This Trek 920; however, is my first new bike I’ve ever owned. And with it being the first new bike I’ve ever owned, I cannot even begin to tell you how much I enjoy riding this bike. I’d even go as far as to say as it made me fall back in love with riding bikes. The Trek 920, advertised as Trek’s go-anywhere adventure touring bike, lives up to its …

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Comprehensive Jacket Guide: Which Jacket is Best for Every Mountain Adventure?

Trying to find or choose the right jacket for your adventures can be an overwhelming task. Depending on the temperature, forecast, activity, etc., the decision on which jacket can be a make or break for success in the mountains. Pack too light, you could go home with hypothermia. Pack too heavy, you might not reach your goal (or you’ll be sweating the entire time). Those are just a few things that can go wrong if you chose the wrong jacket. Zachary KenneyMy name is Zachary Kenney and I’m an adventure filmmaker & photographer.  My passion is to tell stories that …

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Review: Backcountry x Black Diamond Stone Garden Crag Backpack

Are you the type of person who shows up to a crag, with your rope and cams stuffed into a cramped, old pack, spending the first 15-minutes of your “climbing” time trying to get your gear ready? Do you look over at the other climbers and their fancy crag bags, standing upright on its own, with all their gear neatly organized and easily accessible with just a slight jealousy? Well, I’ll tell you right now, a crag bag is just as crucial to your climb as the rope. Okay, maybe that’s a stretch, but it has made my time climbing …

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Review: Five Ten Kestrel Boas Mountain Bike Shoes

First off, I never thought I’d be wearing clipless mountain bike shoes, let alone reviewing a pair. Nevertheless, here I am with a pair of FIVE TEN KESTREL PRO BOAs on my feet and couldn’t be more stoked about it!  First off, I’ve been riding clipless on my road bike for 5 years now, so I’d say I’m super comfortable and used to the clipless setup.  I thought riding challenging terrain was just way to sketchy to be clipped in for, let alone downhill sections. So I used to swear by riding flats on my full suspension mountain bike. But …

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Review: Black Diamond JetForce Tour 26L Avalanche Airbag

The JetForce Tour was built with the same impeccable quality and reliability you can expect from a Black Diamond product. I’ve gone on 10 tours in the Wasatch with this pack and have put it through the ringer (except for an avalanche). Enough days and hours to be able to review the pack in the following categories: Technology, Functionality, Size, Weight/Comfort, and Price.  Note, this is my first avi pack, but I did plenty of research before getting this pack and feel like I can make an accurate comparison. Reviewing an avalanche airbag pack can be, in my opinion, difficult …

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Review: North Face Ventrix Hoodie

Each year, companies come out with their new line of apparel. And each year I think the same thing. How could this lineup be any different than last years’, or the year before that? And how could they justify the price tag they put on it. Especially when it’s not uncommon for pullovers to run a price tag over $100, shells to be in the $200-$400 range, and beefy down jackets to be anywhere from $200-$800+. It’s absurd! Zachary KenneyMy name is Zachary Kenney and I’m an adventure filmmaker & photographer.  My passion is to tell stories that will hopefully motivate …

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Store Is OPEN | Get your T-shirts & Prints Now

Ever since I was a kid, growing up in the skater/punk scene, I’ve always wanted to make my own T-shirts. Ones with my very own logo and prints on them. Finally, with the help of threadless.com, I’ve finally achieved my dream. Mens Shirts Womens Shirts Prints Stickers To help persuade you to click that purchase button in the shop, I wanted to extend a few discount codes your way. For Free Shipping, from now until the end of November 2018, use the discount code below: For the family & friends discount, use this code below: Zachary KenneyMy name is Zachary Kenney …

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Interviewed on the Adventurepreneur Playbook Podcast with Jeremy Jensen

If you’ve ever caught yourself daydreaming about what it would be like to hit the road and start your own adventure travel company, or follow your passion by building your very own bike company, or just fantasizing about the life of a professional skier; then I’ve found a podcast for you. Jeremy Jensen’s Adventurepreneur Playbook Podcast dives deep into the fears, hacks, and mindsets of big-name and up-and-coming entrepreneurs who have built their passions into startups, small businesses, lifestyles, or personal brands. More specifically, the lives of Adventurepreneurs who the thrill seekers, explorers, fun hogs, thought leaders, influencers, and lifestyle …

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