Annapurna Which long trail is on your bucket list?

Poll | What long trail do you dream of hiking?

Is there a hiker among us who doesn't fantasize about lacing up boots, loading up a pack, and hitting the trail for two weeks, a month, or even half a year? Long trails are the stuff of dreams. So we want to know: Which one is on your bucket list?*Note: There are so many others, more


5 questions with newbie retailers

For many, Pittsburgh doesn’t conjure up the image of an outdoor town. But after Christine Iksic and Chris Kaminski moved back to the ‘Burgh after separately spending several years of living elsewhere, the two business partners saw an opportunity for an independent gear hub that more

L.L.Bean boot

Diehard L.L.Bean customer suing over new return policy

The owner of a pair of L.L.Bean’s famous bean boots wants so badly to keep his right to return the pair at any time that he’s filed a federal lawsuit.And the 106-year-old company says he’s still entitled to that right, if he has a receipt.Victor Bondi, who describes himself as a more


Insights from a seasoned sales rep

Bobbi Gale Bensman has spent more than three decades working within the industry. She started back in 1981 at Desert Mountain Sports in Phoenix, Arizona, while climbing professionally at the same time. She retired from the climbing circuit in 1999, but continued building her more