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Roark Launches Women’s Apparel Collection Adventure lifestyle brand Roark has announced the release of its long-anticipated women’s apparel collection, which will launch at Roark retail stores and online at roark.com. Tailored by travel and inspired by the female journey, Roark’s women’s line will include flannels, jackets, pants, printed wovens, fleece, and graphic tees for autumn,…

Video of the Week :: 1,000 Miles Across Alaska with a 1975 Honda CT90 & 2021 Trail 125

This week we found a gem with a double whammy of absolute entertainment goodness! Ari Henning and Zack Courts from RevZilla are both expert motorcyclists, writers, and road racers who have been riding motorcycles from an early age. Their fathers were both notable motorcycle track racers, so it was natural for the sons to gravitate towards each other,…

Stream2Sea Sunscreen And Bodycare Products: Sunscreen, Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Lotion, and Lip Balm That Won’t Harm Waterways

Stream2Sea creates sunscreen and other hair and body care products that are safe for waterways. Many companies claim to make environmentally safe sunscreens, natural shampoos, and more. Stream2Sea also makes this claim but backs up its assertions with testing. Stream2Sea has the only products proven safe for simple nematodes (C. elegans), freshwater fish, saltwater fish,…

Wilderness Reconnection With Zero’s All-Electric FX

The backcountry is a necessity for me. It offers salvation, quiet stillness, and a childlike wonder when all of life’s chaos gets too loud. But even here, out amongst the evergreens and birch trees, the granite cliffs and red clays, peaceful serenity isn’t guaranteed. The air can be punctured by internal-combustion motors. When that happens,…

Volcon Brat debut

Brat Class 2 E-bike Coming from Volcon

Volcon ePowersports, the first company to make all-electric off-road powersports machines, announces a new Class 2 electric bicycle they call the Brat. The single-syllable moniker follows the lead of their Stag UTV, and the fat-tired, two-wheeled, go-most-anywhere Volcon Grunt, reviewed by Scott Brady. Volcon states the Brat is built “for any adventure, on or off…

KTM 890 Adventure R Updates for 2023

The KTM 890 Adventure R, an already capable and popular motorcycle, is getting an overhaul for 2023. Why mess with success? According to KTM, it was to “further offroad excellence, dependability and suitability for whatever lies on the road ahead.” In other words, to make a good thing better. Improved Adventure Ride When the road…

Exploring America’s Swampiest State :: The Florida Adventure Trail

It took a lot of dirt to raise Jon Birkmire. A lot of water, too. As a child growing up in Florida, there’s hardly a river, beach, or dirt road he hasn’t explored in the peninsula state known for its abundance of coastline, swamps, alligators, and snakes. So ten years ago when he discovered Florida…

Colfax Design Works Project TOAD 65 Liter Drybag: A Fully Waterproof Duffel That Doubles as a Backpack

Colfax Design Works is a soft goods designer that creates durable products for diverse environments. All their products are made in the USA to lessen the carbon footprint. They make products for adventure travel, and their primary offering is the Project TOAD (tactical operations amphibious drybags) 65-liter drybag. I’ve been testing the TOAD drybag for…

Moto Guzzi :: 101 Years and Counting

In 2022, Moto Guzzi’s newly unveiled V100 Mandello with 115 horsepower and 77 pound-feet of torque is a certain far cry from your great grandfather’s original 8 horsepower Normale. After 101 years in the making, what else could one expect from one of Italy’s favorite motorcycle companies? To continue with its centennial celebration, on September…

Nomadix Puffer Blanket: An Ultra-versatile Blanket For Minimalist Overlanders and Travelers

“Own Less. Do More” is more a manifesto than just a tagline for Nomadix. They call their first and most popular product The Only Towel You Need. In short, it’s designed to work for everything you could possibly use a towel for. Nomadix’s original towel is lightweight, super-absorbent, odor and sand-resistant, and dries quickly. And…

Expo Gear You Will Want to Explore: Savvy Creations for Outdoor Comfort

Amid massive builds with habitat boxes, larger-than-life bumpers, rooftop tents, and overlanding gear at this year’s Overland Expo Mountain West in Loveland, Colorado, the displays of homegrown and sustainable-minded companies punctuated the landscape. These are the companies and products that always garner my attention for their creative ability to meet industry demands and emerging markets….

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