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Sustainability Spotlight: Jungmaven Hemp Clothing is Eco-Friendly Fashion

We’re all about sustainable materials when it comes to clothing and gear, both on and off the trail. And there are few materials more sustainable than hemp. But finding quality, sustainable hemp clothing is easier said than done. So we sat down with Jungmaven to find out what makes the company tick, why they use hemp in all their sustainable fashions, and why choosing eco-friendly clothing is so dang important.

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Sustainable Climbing Ropes – The Most Eco-Friendly climbing Rope on the Market

If there’s one thing that savvy climbers never buy used, it’s climbing rope. After all, a rope’s job is literally to save your life; you don’t want some weathered length of cord that might not be able to handle the shock of a fall or two. But most climbing rope, like harnesses, isn’t sustainable, so eco-conscious climbers may feel just a pang of guilt every time they have to buy another 60 meters of brand new rope (and what to do with the old one?!). Not anymore. Because these sustainable climbing ropes prove form, function and sustainability (uh, also safety) can go hand-in hand.

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Sustainability Spotlight: Knickey Organic Cotton Underwear

We’re all about sustainability, from the gear we adventure with to the clothing that keeps our delicate epidermis protected from the elements. And that includes the basey-ist of base layers: underwear. (Maybe you read our posts about the most sustainable men’s and women’s underwear?) Well, that led us to Knickey, who’s doing some pretty cool things with an everyday essential. So we connected with the brand to learn a bit more about Knickey, their line of organic women’s underwear, why organic cotton matters, and how they’ve created the first underwear recycling program on the planet. Read on to learn more!

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5 Sustainable Gifts for Outdoor Lovers and Urban Adventures

It’s holiday time! Which means many of you will be doing some online shopping and spending too much time agonizing over what makes the perfect gift (just us?). Let us help: if they love the outdoors as much as we do (but they already have all the expensive gear they need), wrap up one of these fantastic sustainable gifts instead. They’re perfect for outdoor lovers and eco-friendly urban adventures (and urban adventurers). So shop sustainable this season and gift happy!

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Want a Sustainable Climbing Harness? These 3 are the Best of the Best in 2021

Making sustainable choices when it comes to climbing gear is tough. Because your life is literally on the line (as in, the whole point of climbing is that you’re dangling off a cliff face on a line), you only want gear made of the highest quality materials. That means it’s not usually a great idea to buy used gear, especially where ropes and harnesses are concerned. It’s also why you can’t typically return climbing gear if you decide you don’t like it that well; stores simply can’t resell it. And while you can sometimes find a pair of barely used shoes or a harness that was used twice in a gym on the REI used gear section or some such, new climbing gear is usually the way to go. But if your most sustainable option for buying gear is out, how to you find the most eco-friendly climbing harnesses? We’ll show you the 3 most sustainable climbing harnesses on the market this year so you can feel good about buying new.

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Sustainable Spring Jackets that are Perfect for Outdoor Adventures

It’s almost spring! That means it’s nearly time to shed the oversized parkas and trade them in for lighter, less bulky outerwear! Huzzah! But not all jackets are created equal. So we wrangled 6 sustainable jackets that are perfect for spring so you can step out in eco-friendly, outdoorsy style this season. OK, so it may not quite be windbreaker weather where you are yet, but it will be soon, so if you’re itching to say sayonara to snow and ‘sup to spring flowers and showers and slightly warmer weather, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared! So gear up and stay warm and dry out there on all your spring adventures!

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The 5+ Most Comfortable and Sustainable Underwear for Men

Let’s talk about underwear. It’s not weird. We all wear them. Well, most of us wear them. If that’s not you, well, feel free to totally disregard this article. But for the rest of us, underwear is a necessity that many of us don’t give a second thought to when it comes to sustainability. But if you’re seeking out the most eco-friendly sleeping bag insulation, organic cotton jackets, recycled polyester bags, and Bluesign Approved hiking pants, doesn’t it make sense to gird your loins in eco-friendly undies, too? Well, luckily for you, we’ve rounded up 3 of the most comfortable and sustainable underwear for men that you’ll ever own so you can reduce your footprint, all while you keep what needs supporting, well, supported. You know, without all the constant adjusting and itchy fabric and chafing and what not…

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The Best (Vegan) Reef Safe Sunscreen – 5 Cruelty-Free Reef Friendly Sunscreens

Sunscreen. It’s a summer staple. A product ubiquitous in beach bags, backpacks, and drugstores the world over. It protects our skin while we’re out in the world exploring and keeps us from looking like leather couches as we age. But could the sunscreen we use be doing as much damage to the environment as it’s doing good for our body’s largest organ? Turns out, a lot of the ingredients in suscreen damages coral reefs (which are not only a natural wonder, but living things, remember), makes ocean life sick, and contaminates waterways. How can we avoid such destruction while still preventing skin cancer? With reef safe sunscreen, of course! We rounded up five quality options that are not only reef friendly, but vegan, too, so you can wander (and swim) on!

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