Wax is a valuable addition to any snowboard, as a layer of wax adds shine, hydrates the board, and enhances its performance. If you're new to snowboarding you might have some questions about this, namely, can you just rub wax on a snowboard?
What kind of hiker are you? Do you like to blaze a trail, or do you prefer to stick to the beaten path? No matter what your preference, there's a type of hiking for you. Seriously - there are more ways to hike than throwing a pack on and hitting the trail.
After many successful hikes, you’re ready to take it to the next level and go on a trek. Right now is about the time a hiker scratches their head and wonders how trekking could be the next level of hiking. And to that, we'd first ask you to lower your voice, and then point out that there are eight benefits of trekking that make it next level to hiking.
You've been waiting months for your 14-day thru-hike, and it's almost here. But you have a problem, your new hiking boots are way too stiff to be comfortable for the trip, and you leave in just a few weeks. One question remains; how do you break in hiking boots faster?
If you've read Kenver's guide to scrambling, then you’ll recall that scrambling is a cross between hiking, rock climbing, and mountaineering. Yet how does scrambling differ from traditional climbing? Or are they the same thing?
Regardless of whether you ski or snowboard, after a few weeks of wear, your jacket's going to get stains and odors. After quite a few seasons of improperly cleaning my jackets and many jackets later, this is what you need to know about washing ski jackets.
If you haven’t yet heard of scrambling or you’re only vaguely familiar and eager to learn more, you’re not going to want to miss this one. While hiking is an activity that relies far more on your lower body than your upper body, scrambling works your entire body, as it's as close a relative to climbing as it is hiking.
Hiking and trekking are two terms that are often used interchangeably, but that’s inaccurate. The activities are different, but how? In this guide, we’ll clearly lay out all the differences between hiking and trekking so you can decide which type of excursion best suits your lifestyle.
So you’re finally taking the plunge and hitting the slopes for the first time? Congratulations, you'll soon experience why millions are obsessed with skiing and snowboarding. Since this is your first time, you're most likely renting your equipment. But you may be wondering if you'll need to purchase any new clothing for the trip. The short answer is yes... and no.