Scared of diving deep? Scared of cave-ins? Why not combine the two into one, happy fun time activity? Above the surface, technical outwear is getting a fashionable makeover and breathing air is getting easier. This is What's New Outside.
Outdoor Gear Blog For Women: My buddy Michelle is putting together a new blog around women's gear from the perspective of an industry insider. Check it out. [WanderWomanDaily]
Mountain Hardwear x Cole Haan: MHW makes some of the most advanced technical apparel there is. Cole Haan stuff looks nice in the city. Put the two together and you have stuff that looks nice, but works good too. Let's hope they ditched the Santa cuts. [Esquire]
Wheeled Backpack For Heavy Loads: This thing looks great for moving heavy loads into the backcountry. We'll try to review one soon. [Monowalker]
Underwater Avalanche: Watch two researchers get caught in an avalanche deep inside an underwater cave. Nope. [NatGeo]
Open Your Nose: An "internasal dialator" that holds your nose open during sports so you can breathe better? Actually sounds like a good idea. GearJunke reviews it. [GearJunkie]
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What We're Up To: Chris just landed in Nepal and I just arrived in the Seattle area. He's rebuilding a village destroyed in the earthquake, I'm planning on bagging dinner, both from the woods and the sea. More on all that throughout this month. And we're finally rolling out mountain bike coverage from that big trip to the alps this summer, so this'll be a fun week for all of us.