OWA Reviews: Ocean Kayak Malibu Pedal

What: Ocean Kayak Malibu Pedal Where to buy: moosejaw.com, rei.com, amazon.com Perfect for: gentle kayaking with kids and dogs Tester: Elizabeth Harwood *Note: No financial compensation was received for this review. The tester was asked to record her findings, positive and negative, when testing the kayak. At OWA, the aim is to only publish reviews on gear that, after testing, is found to be beneficial [...]

OWA Review: 3 Women’s Winter Camping Sleeping Bags

Are you looking to venture into winter camping or step it up a notch? Need an update to your winter sleeping bag? After testing in the field, our Wasatch Front Grassroots Team Leader, Denver Bauter, and our Grassroots Program Manager, Rachael Denis, review these three bags for their varying degrees of winter worthiness. Read on: Big Agnes Ethel 0 Degree Women's Regular Sleeping Bag Reviewer: [...]

OWA Reviews: Teton Sports Mountain Ultra 1 + 2 Tents

words and photos: Annie van Hees What: Teton Sports Mountain Ultra 1 and 2 backpacking tents Where to buy: Mountain Ultra 1: amazon.ca (select 1-man from drop down), amazon.com Mountain Ultra 2: amazon.ca (select 2-man from drop down), amazon.com Perfect For: weekend trips and short backpacking adventures *Note: No financial compensation was received for this review. The tester was asked to record her findings, positive and negative, [...]

10 Must Haves for Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

words and photos by Annie van Hees Our kitchen was enveloped in a cloud of turmeric and dried goods. Ziploc bags were lined up on the center island; freeze dried soups and spices were strewn amidst the bags delegated for dinners. In theory, preparing our own food for the biggest and longest backpacking trip any of us had taken was an exciting decision. [...]

OWA Review: Red Paddle Company Ride MSL SUP

What: Red Paddle Co. 10'6" Ride MSL Where to buy: campsaver.com, outdoorplay.com, smile.amazon.com, amazon.co.uk Perfect for: those seeking confidence in the sport *Note: No financial compensation was received for this review. The tester was asked to record her findings, positive and negative, when testing the board. At OWA, the aim is to only publish reviews on gear that, after testing, is found to be beneficial for women outdoors. [...]

Best in 2017 Women’s Ski & Snowboard Gear

On the hunt for the best women's ski & snowboard gear coming up in 2017 at the 2016 Snowsports Industries America's on-snow demo days. Photo: Kersten Vasey   Our team spent February in Denver at the SIA Snow Show and at Copper Mountain for the On-Snow Demo checking out what's coming up in 2017 women's ski and snowboard gear. After four [...]