Entries in CAMP USA (5)


Stuff I Like - CAMP Ski Raptor pack

photo: Jason DoraisAs another ski season comes to an end, I’m once again, reflecting back on lines skied, partners I’ve had and gear I’ve used. As part of this ritual, I typically find myself in the garage going through my quiver, patching bases and putting on some wax for the summer and making assessments of everything that contributes to experiences on skis I seek so passionately. As most of you know, I’m a gear dork so my thoughts quickly go to what worked and what didn’t. 

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The Path to Enlightenment

Light and fast pioneer, John Bouchard high on the Grand Charmoz, Chamonix, mid-70'sI’ve been fascinated with light outdoor gear since my first Outward Bound-type course when I was 14 years old. Miles Becker was an OB instructor who started working for a private boarding school in the Bay Area and ran OB-style courses in the North Cascades each summer for the students there. A family friend brought us together and I spent two summers with Miles when I was 14 and 15 years old in those magnificent mountains of Washington. Those two trips turned out to be some of the most formative experiences of my life.

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2013 Outdoor Retailer Show - CAMP USA

I just participated in my first Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City a couple of weekends ago. What a spectacle. I’ve had lots of shop friends over the years tell me about the event but you really can’t grasp the enormity of it until you immerse yourself in the madness for a few days.

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Skimo Race Tips - Helmet and Goggles

Kim Young - 2013 US Skimo Champs photo: Mark GockeWhen I first started skimo racing several years ago, eye wear was a dilemna. Should I bring goggles? Do I need sun glasses? Should I go with nothing and keep it simple? Over several races I tried all those ideas. I also combed European race photos to see what the pros were doing.

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CAMP Flash Anorak

It's no secret that I love innovation in outdoor gear. CAMP-USA has been at the fore front of equipment innovation for some time now.

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