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How to Transition to Barefoot Shoes

I’m obsessed with barefoot shoes. It’s pretty much all I own at this point. But here’s the thing: you can’t just dive right into wearing barefoot shoes full-time whether you want to wear them hiking, running, or just around town. It takes some transitioning to get used to minimalist shoes with plenty of ground feel, flexible soles, zero drop, and no arch support. So we chatted with John Wadley, the VP of product development at Xero Shoes, to talk about how to transition to barefoot shoes the right way!

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Stop Repeating These 10 Outdoor Myths

When it comes to the outdoors, there are a lot of myths about animals’ survival, navigation, and more that people have perpetuated for years, sometimes decades. Like, for example, when people in Fayetteville, Arkansas, who have clearly never left the state say that the city is just like Austin, Texas. I’ve lived in both places, okay? It’s really not. Anyway, it’s the same with these 10 outdoors-oriented myths. One person says one slightly incorrect thing one time, and everybody feels like they have to repeat it. So, we’re gonna straighten some things out right here, right now, so you’re not spouting nonsense the next time someone asks you about bear bells.

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Sustainability is a Spectrum: A Guide to Understanding Ethical and Sustainable Outdoor Gear

The term “sustainable” can feel like a pretty loaded word these days. I mean, literally everyone is slapping it on their products in an effort to get eco-conscious shoppers to buy their stuff. But a freakin’ ton of sustainability verbiage is total greenwashing (aka: B.S.). Here’s how to identify clothing and gear that’s ACTUALLY more sustainable and how different sustainability can look from brand to brand or item to item.

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Deuter Speed Lite CV 23: A Super Lightweight Daypack!

I’m very particular about my backpacks. I want the perfect balance of exterior pockets, interior organizational space, packability, and comfort. And I want to to not weigh much. I don’t think that’s too much to ask. And yeah, I want it to be sustainable as well. So, I was pretty stoked when I got to test the Deuter Speed Lite CV. Specifically the 23L SL version, which is the women’s-specific model. There’s also a 25 L unisex version. And frankly, I’m pretty impressed. Honestly, this backpack might just be my new favorite daypack.

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An Epic Travel Backpack or an Epic Dud? The Matador SEG28 Review

I freaking love a good travel bag. Especially one that prioritizes organization. I travel too often to use luggage that doesn’t keep all my stuff together and in its place. So when I got a look at the Matador SEG28 travel backpack, I had to try it. Here’s what I thought.

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A Waterproof Barefoot Hiking Boot?! This is the Xero Shoes Scrambler Mid II Waterproof

You know w’re all about barefoot shoes here at Terradrift. We love barefoot adventure sandals, trail runners, and absolutely waterproof barefoot hiking boots. So when Xero Shoes dropped their shiny new Scrambler Mid II Waterproof (it’s brand new this week) we had to test out a pair to see just how barefoot–and waterproof–they really are.

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Our Favorite New Sustainable Ski Kit Is Here. And It. Is. Lit.

The minute I donned my crisp new bibs and jacket, I knew they were gonna rock. The materials were top notch, they left room for layering, and daaaang, they looked good. Plus: the pockets! But it wasn’t until after hours of skiing in below-freezing temps that I realized just how awesome this new kit was. So yes, as we near the end of the season, I finally found my favorite new ski kit. Here’s why it’s so rad, from fit and functionality to sustainability an material technology.

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Beginner Snowboarding at RED Mountain Resort?! I Visited to Find Out.

A beginner boarder with just two lessons under her belt and maybe five days on any mountain anywhere heads to Rossland in British Columbia, Canada to find out if there is any beginner snowboarding at RED Mountain Resort, a mountain renowned for it’s world-class runs.

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Stay Connected for More Fun on the Slopes? We Tested the Cardo Packtalk Outdoors to Find Out.

Anybody who’s ever played outside with me knows I love to chat. Whether I’m snowboarding, cycling, hiking, or kayaking, being outdoors is just another opportunity to not only connect with nature but also with any friends and family enjoying nature with me. So I was stoked to test out the Cardo Packtalk Outdoor intercom system during my first season learning how to snowboard. Here’s what I thought of the high-quality (and expensive) system.

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