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For the last six years, I have used the same 65 liter backpack. No matter if it was a one night trip or a 3-week trip abroad, I packed that bag to the brim with everything I thought I needed. While it is a solid bag, I was always thinking that I didn’t need to… Read More

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When winter reigns in Colorado it gets cold. Especially at altitude, which we have a lot of. Bitter cold. But at least it’s windy. My answer to that condition is Red Fox’s Women’s Down Shell. Plenty of airy light and comfy goose down to stay warm in winter temperatures plus a Windstopper® shell to nullify… Read More

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It was a powder day. The storm that was wreaking havoc throughout the country was the perfect mix of ingredients for a skier. Moisture was hosing the Sierra while a polar vortex spun down on the 48 states of America. This particular situation had been brewing for awhile and in Colorado’s Front Range at least… Read More

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Whether hiking for a few hours, skiing for the day, or heading to the backcountry for some winter camping, the biggest challenge you will face is likely the most basic: staying warm. When it comes to staying warm in winter outdoor activities, everyone seems to have their own tricks and techniques. If we missed one… Read More

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It’s that time of the year again in the Northern hemisphere — precipitation is falling, cold winds are blowing, and the mornings and nights are brisk. You know what this means, it’s time to pull out that old down jacket you’ve had for the last few seasons — or, invest in a new one. If… Read More

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Pack Fitting Finding the right pack means finding the right fit too! Everyone is built a little different so Red Fox packs are built to be worn in comfort. All our packs can be adjusted in varying degrees (depending on the pack style and size) to provide a great fit that results in optimal comfort,… Read More

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The east coast was very hot this summer and I was lucky to get some time to travel north to Maine with my rescue dog Ginger. She is a husky breed and has tons of energy so we hike and around seven miles a day. Clearly I needed the right pack for the journey. For… Read More

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India. I hated it upon first arrival. I was a jet lagged unprepared American and it was 4 am. I spoke no Indian. I smelled of recycled air and privilege. With a fax number for my hotel contact and a vague mile long street location, I was downright lucky the kind and patient taxi driver… Read More

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WHERE Red Fox has opened its Boulder store, in the heart of Boulder at 1218 Pearl Street on the mall. WHY Boulder’s newest Hot Spot is our own Red Fox Outdoor Equipment. The store just opened on the famed Pearl Street Mall, in the very heart of downtown. Red Fox designs, manufactures and sells some… Read More

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When it comes to camping, I have always neglected the air mat. If I’m backpacking, I’ll leave the air mat at home while I gripe to myself “it’s not real camping if it’s not a bit uncomfortable!”. When I’m car camping at a music festival or just with some friends, the air mat is the… Read More

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Winter in Colorado is cold. Really cold. And beautiful. Which is why I love long underwear, because then I can stand to be outside and soak in the beauty without freezing to death. I’ve tried many brands throughout the years to keep warm in the dead of the Colorado winter – never have I been… Read More

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The Tarp Messenger Bag series from Red Fox offers a versatile alternative to conventional shoulder and messenger bags available on the market today. The large model can hold up to 30 liters of stuff. What makes the Tarp series of bags truly unique is its gated PVC material which is both water resistant and super… Read More

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“Ice!” my partner yelled from above as he ascended the third pitch of Ames Ice Hose, a classic three star WI 5 M6 climb in Telluride, Colorado. Snow and ice rained down on my head as I wrangled my way deep into the hanging icy belay. My cold hands carefully extricated my favorite climbing jacket-… Read More

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Wool is an amazing fiber. It has a bad reputation for being itchy, but that reputation is based on outdated information and harvesting methods. When you get to know it better the finer side of wool comes out which, contrary to an outdated reputation, is super soft and incredibly warm. Fine wool comes from Merino… Read More

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Everybody could use another duffle bag, especially if it’s your first and only duffel bag. You may have noticed that duffel was spelled two different ways in that opening sentence. The reality is, duffels are so versatile, even the spelling police will let you spell it two different ways, that’s how universal the appeal of… Read More

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A recent trip underscored the functional superiority of Red Fox’s Traveler series of rolling travel packs. The goal was to fly back home to visit family for the Thanksgiving holiday with a minimum of hassle. Traveling during the holidays is a formula for disaster because more people travel then than any other time of year…. Read More

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Autumn is a great time at the Rocky The days are getting just a bit shorter. Yes, summer is about over; no big deal. There is plenty still going in the high country above the Red Fox North American headquarters in Lyons, Colorado. The action never stops here. As the aspen trees start to turn… Read More

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If you ride a motorcycle, you know the importance of great gear. Not average gear. But stuff that keeps you dry, warm and comfortable. Whether you ride to work, on Sundays, or up to the Arctic Circle you want good gear. That’s where Red Fox comes in to play. The Red Fox catalog has fantastic… Read More

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When you think of down it’s easy to conclude you only need it for the winter, when it is undeniably cold. A recent trip down to the relatively balmy Delta region by Rio Vista, California, where the Sacramento River meets the San Franciso bay, contradicted this. It was mid-summer, with 75 degree midday temperatures (23°… Read More

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  Red Fox’s Comfort-II is a bombproof tent built to last for years of adventure. From base-camp in southern Patagonia to car camping in Indian Creek, this tent is now my go-to 3-season shelter. After bailing off an alpine big-wall in a snow storm, I spent 20 hours hunkered down in this well-constructed refuge with… Read More

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Whenever you’re buying a pack, one of the often overlooked features that should be considered is the suspension system. Even for small day packs this can be important, especially as the weight and bulk of what you carry grows. For simple day packs with light or moderate loads over short distances you barely need anything… Read More

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  Light broke to reveal a fresh coat of snow; the cold, light kind Colorado is known for. While driving through Boulder the roads had a veneer of packed powder so there was no sense in pushing the speed limit, even if I was running a bit late. Better to arrive late to the trailhead… Read More

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The Red Fox Vector GTX II jacket has been a staple in my pack/gear bag since I’ve had it. Living next to Rocky Mountain National Park, I’m happy to have a rugged jacket that I don’t need to pamper. I’m able to throw this in with the rest of my gear and take off into… Read More

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The Red Fox Racer 20 is a deceptively capable little day pack. As a mountain biker with a taste for epic all-day rides I’ve grown used to having the equivalent of a duffel bag strapped to my back. How else to carry the rain gear, extra layers, tools, hydration system, spare dérailleur hangers, tubes, magic… Read More

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Today’s overview features ice and mixed climbing athlete Jason Nelson taking the Red Fox Roller Duffel Bag on an over-the-top-adventure in the desert Southwest. After a great adventure with the bag, it is scooped away by an unlikely thief.  Prior to it’s untimely departure, the packs compression straps kept the load secure, and the wheels held true… Read More

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When you need to get away for just a day, you want to keep it simple and leave the clutter behind. Therefore, you want a backpack to carry the essentials without getting bogged down with too many extra widgets. Red Fox Trail packs keep it simple with just enough versatility to be good for lots… Read More

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Despite the plethora of outdoor clothing companies in the United States, finding outdoor gear that’s functional, fashionable, and affordable isn’t always easy. But Red Fox’s Flight Lite down jacket meets all these requirements. It’s obvious this Russian company’s leaders, most of whom are mountaineers, have a wealth of experience in the high peaks and they… Read More

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Photos & text by Chris Weidner A bag is a bag is a bag … right? Not really. Sure, a duffel bag doesn’t have as many variables as most outdoor gear. But that just means the ones it does have — size, weight, durability, ease of use — really matter. On a trip to Newfoundland… Read More

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Professional climber and web developer Jason Nelson has been testing and utilizing the highest quality outdoor gear on the market for decades. We recently asked him to test out some of our high end products. Check out his video on the Red Fox Expedition Roller Duffel. The X6 GTX is Red Fox’s burliest 3-layer GORE-TEX®… Read More

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Red Fox’s Trek II Jacket is a versatile multi-sport weather shell designed to keep you outside and comfortable during windy or rainy weather. Made of Dry Factor 3000, the exterior of the Trek II Jacket is windproof and waterproof while maintaining its breathability. The jacket also features sealed zippers throughout the exterior of the jacket and… Read More

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Red Fox Odyssey backpacks are for making that long trek to places you’ve never been before. Inevitably that means you need to carry a lot of stuff. Our Odyssey packs give you lots of space to carry everything you need with a suspension system that makes the load easy to bear. The Odyssey is built… Read More

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Recently I was given the opportunity to review the Red Fox Speedster 14 Pack. My initial, out of the box, impression was that this ultra light pack boasted a whole lot of features in a very small package. I also was a big fan of the color – a bright and happy turquoise. One of… Read More

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The Red Fox Vinson Storm Jacket, a stormproof shell for mountaineering and climbing, is waterproof, breathable, and built to move. It touts a high-reach underarm gusset with pit vents, pre-shaped sleeves with articulated elbows, single-hand hem adjustment, and raised hand pockets (so you can still get into them while wearing a harness). In addition, the… Read More

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This fall 2014 I taught a Wilderness Medicine course in Leavenworth, Washington. Dew fell from the sky morning, afternoon, and evening, onto a landscape replete with fallen leaves and a thick layer of pine needles. Actually, I think it was supposed to be called “rain,” but since it was on the supposedly drier Eastern slope… Read More

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  Red Fox’s Arctic -15 sleeping bag was made for less than ideal conditions. A three-season, mummy-style synthetic bag, the Arctic -15 packs down small and provides warmth in low temperatures ranging from single digits to the upper 30s and 40s (F), or in international parlance, good from just above freezing (0°C) to -15° C…. Read More

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For five-day plus, big mountain adventures, where you need alpine climbing functionality, the Summit Series provides great versatility with superior load carrying capacity. V-Frame To carry as much weight as you need for a big mountain expedition, you need a pack with a solid frame. So Red Fox built an aluminum V-shaped skeleton to add structure… Read More

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  Check out Tory Power’s overview of the jacket on our YouTube channel, or see the video below. The Karakorum is Red Fox’s ultra warm baffled down jacket, made for mountaineering in extremely cold, high alpine conditions. It has trim-cut lower sleeves/cuffs and a helmet-compatible snorkel hood with a two-way adjustment. The height of the down chambers… Read More

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Due to the aerobic nature of adventure racing, or any endurance type activity, anything that is worn must be able to help vent excess heat and moisture away from the body so the racer doesn’t overheat.

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Then Red Fox adds details that make the difference between any old shell and a functional jacket you can rely on when the going gets tough.

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I bought my first puffy jacket at a Salt Lake City thrift shop when I was 20-years-old.

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