Tested: Leki Micro Vario Carbon Lady Trekking Poles

Tested: Leki Micro Vario Carbon Lady Trekking Poles

These poles had me at “carbon,” but what truly sets them apart is that they’re specifically engineered for a female frame, right down to the precise handle angle that preserves a natural wrist position when you take them hiking, mountaineering or trail running. My...
Profile: Strata Cake of St. Louis

Profile: Strata Cake of St. Louis

Strata Cake is helping bike geeks add a bit of flair and shed a few grams in an often-overlooked component: headset spacers. The St. Louis-based company 3D prints headset spacers from granulated carbon fiber mixed with polylactic acid. These CARBONCAKE spacers are...
Tested: AfterShokz Trekz Air

Tested: AfterShokz Trekz Air

You like to listen to music on the trail, but you need to be aware of your surroundings. The bone-conducting tech in these wireless headphones delivers music through your jaw, ensuring your ears remain open to hear ambient sounds. That’s a huge safety plus, especially...
Terrain Magazine 2018 Outdoor Gear Gift Guide

Terrain Magazine 2018 Outdoor Gear Gift Guide

For the savvy runner, the campfire gourmet and every other outdoorist on your list, here are 25 right-priced presents sure to make the holidays merrier. $15 and Under Bag Balm First Aid Athletes and adventurers know the magic a good moisturizer can work on rough and...
Tested: Astral TR1 Merge

Tested: Astral TR1 Merge

You could say this new mid-top boot has one foot in the water and one on the trail. (In fact, I just did.) It makes sense, since Astral started out making water shoes for kayakers who needed to scramble up rocky riverbanks and into the wilderness beyond. I found the...