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Noso Patchdazzle – Keeping Backpacks on the Trail Where They Belong

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Patchdazzle. It sounds like a great trail name for someone doing their third FKT attempt on the Appalachian Trail, right? Actually, it’s an awesome concept being perfected by #girlboss Kelli Jones and her team at Noso, an innovative repair patch company out of Jackson Hole that’s trying to keep our precious gear out of the landfill. How’s Deuter involved? Well, it all started when Becky Marcelliano, Deuter USA marketing manager, got chatting with Kelli at Outdoor Retailer last year. Jones was there gauging interest in a custom logo patch program…read more

The Magic of Intersections at Ecocamp Patagonia

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I think innovation and the most fruitful ideas happen at “intersection points.” There is a sweet spot where two industries with common goals collide and create something truly unique and previously unexplored. Sometimes it feels like too much of our world exists in a silo. People in one industry are afraid to cross over into another for fear of not being seen as a specialist in their particular area of focus. Or for fear of straying from a perceived identity. Say you’re a scientist, or a pilot, or an artist,…read more

What it Takes to Climb Aconcagua – It’s More Possible Than you Think

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Are you comfortable climbing the 14ers around Colorado? Think you’ve got the chops for higher peaks, but don’t know what you should attempt next? At an elevation of 23,837 feet (6960.8 meters) Aconcagua is one of the best mountains in the world to test yourself at high altitude mountaineering due to its non-technical nature. The mountain is the second highest of the “Seven Summits” and typically attempted after climbing Mount Elbrus or Kilimanjaro – for those trying to climb them all. For the rest of us just out for incredible adventures…read more

The Secret to Getting Children Outside (of their Comfort Zone) and Why it’s Important

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We get outside with our children a lot. Being active is part of what we do as a family. Our children, ages 4 and 7, walk or ride bikes to pre-school and elementary school nearly every day and most of our weekends and vacations include outdoor adventures. As a result, our children have learned to ride bikes, ski, hike and backpack at an early age. Other parents ask us what our secret is, or assume that our children are naturally more inclined toward these activities. The secret is that we repeatedly give…read more

The Missing Five Percent and Why I Instagram my Dog

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I take things with a pinch of salt on Instagram or other social media feeds because I know that it doesn’t always resemble reality. Most can agree that around 95 percent of the content we see appears to be perfect. But does anybody wonder about the other five? I mean, of course, what we are seeing versus what is actually happening doesn’t add up. And that’s because life is far from perfect. Life can’t be 95 percent sunshine, sends or other sparkly moments. Maybe the missing five percent make up the…read more

The Summit of Stoke: An Ambassadorial Adventure in Estes Park

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You’ve been there. Maybe your employer called it an “offsite” – where you and a few dozen folks you kind of know hole up together for a few days and explore your shared commonality. These multi-day events can be trying – often requiring a lot of awkward social dancing. The goals are usually to emerge from the experience with checkmarks on some sort of goal sheet handed down by the board of directors or HR director. Last weekend, in snowy Estes Park, Colorado, Deuter held its second-ever “Ambassador Summit” –…read more

#MyDeuterAdventure – Enter to Win a Trip to Germany!

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Are you looking for your next great adventure? Share your favorite mountain moment with us on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #MyDeuterAdventure and win a week-long, epic-chasing adventure of Germany’s highest highlights. The prize includes flights to and from Germany, a one-week all-inclusive stay with Bavarian lodging, entrance fees, mountain guides, and the exclusive experience of ‘My Deuter Adventure’ with a Deuter Futura Pro hiking pack and accessories. Brought to you in partnership with MooseJaw and Backpacker.  Enter HERE and read on to see what spectacular adventures are in…read more

What’s so Special About Bonefish, Anyway? Fly Fishing on Kiritimati Island

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Way out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean is a string of volcanic islands you’ve probably never heard of. They’re called… Hawaii. Nah. Just kidding. Everybody knows about Hawaii. Almost 1.5 million people live there. But travel 1,300 miles south of the 50th state, just 150 miles north of the equator, and you really will be on an island you’ve never heard of…Kiritimati Island (also known as Christmas Island) is a small coral atoll that’s home to 6,500 people, thousands of coconut palms and countless bonefish. Most westerners that make…read more

Guest Blogger: What the Right Pack Means in the Leadville 100

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By: Ron Smith In the fall of 2008, I was selected in the lottery to participate in the Leadville 50 and 100 MTB race. In the previous two years, I had primarily trained and competed in the citizen’s Le Etape, one day stage race as part of the Tour de France, the LOJOTA (Logan, UT to Jackson, WY) race and the five-day Tour of Colorado. In planning for the Leadville 100 I knew I would need a much better hydration system and pack that could carry a lot of fluid,…read more

What we Learned by Visiting all 59 US National Parks

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Last year while living and traveling in our beloved RV we learned a lot of things. Those of you who have followed our journey for a long time were with us for all the beautiful days, funny times, sad moments and everything in between as we explored all 59 US National Parks. I think above all we learned to live a simple, wholehearted, intentional life. We have really discovered that THINGS don’t make us happy. Experiencing this beautiful earth with the people that we love – THAT is where the…read more