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2L vs. 3L Outerwear Explained

By Katherine Donnelly on

  The winter outerwear world is filled with tech specs, lingo, and jargon even we find to be too much sometimes. At first glance, one might just think "hey, it is just a jacket!" While...

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Where to Have Your Winter Outerwear Professionally Cleaned + Reproofed

By Katherine Donnelly on

So it's time to clean your winter outerwear, huh? Your jacket is covered in grime, your bibs still have bark hanging off of them from that last close-call with a tree... maybe you took a...

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How to Easily Patch Your Winter Outerwear

By Katherine Donnelly on

So there you were, just minding your own business and enjoying a wonderful day in the snow, when out of nowhere....THWACK! A tree branch slapped your arm/leg/body. Okay, so maybe it wasn't completely out of nowhere...

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Checkin' The Fit

By Michael Hibbs on

When it comes to gear fit, everyone has a different taste/preference. You have the alpine dads who like to have that "snug as a bug" fit, the snow surfers who like a little bit more...

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Zipper Care 101: Cleaning + Lubricating Your Zippers

By Michael Hibbs on

Skiing and snowboarding are the epitome of adrenaline-action-packed fun. Whether it be sleet, rain or dumping snow, the idea of staying dry during snow sports is the 'make or break' of a good day --...

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Trewth Tip: How to Get Up in Deep Snow

By Michael Hibbs on

"The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know." - Albert Einstein This is a phrase that Marty Schaffer uses to describe his experiences in the backcountry. Crazy to think about, considering he grew...

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The Joy of the Known

By Chris Pew on

Contemplations from Chris.  We love backcountry skiing, where every step brings you closer to something new, unfamiliar, and exciting. There are always so many factors - the snowpack, the weather, the route - that can vary...

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Minute Magic: Timberline Lodge | Mount Hood, OR

By Michael Hibbs on

Oftentimes in Oregon, we completely forget that there's even such a thing as the "off-season." We find ourselves spoiled with Mt. Hood offering year long riding right in our backyard; from powder in the winter...

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First Marty Descents: Going Big in the Monashee Mountains

By Michael Hibbs on

Marty grew up at The Blanket Glacier Chalet, cuddled deep in the Monashee Mountains and raised mutually by his parents, Al and Marion Schaffer, and the natural playground in his backyard. To say Marty knows...

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Minute Magic: Alpental | Summit at Snoqualmie, WA

By Michael Hibbs on

At the TREW Headquarters in Portland Oregon, it's currently 100 degrees. Amidst this heatwave, we are finding ourselves looking back at frostier times. One of our fondest memories this past Winter took place at Snoqualmie...

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