11 Best of Show pieces of apparel to watch for in 2015

adidas terrex TechRock Climaheat Hoodie

adidas terrex TechRock Climaheat Hoodie 

The terrex TechRock Climaheat Hoodie is made for alpinists and ice climbers with its warm, lightweight and packable characteristics. The insulation consists of RDS-­certified 90/10 goose down with 800 fill power. This jacket offers details for extra warmth, including heat seals at cuffs, collar and lower hem to keep the warmth inside the jacket. The heat seal baffling is designed with different sized baffles so that every other baffle covers stitching lines and minimizes cold spots through overlap. 

Mommy Must Haves! (Outdoor gear for the mothers and children who LOVE the outdoors)

We at Open Air Life had a great time at the Summer OR show in Salt Lake.  As I was trolling around the show with my two children, my article topic just came to me.  Everyone would stop me and tell me all about their new kid friendly outdoor gear, or the mother must haves for us, so it was a no-brainer, “Mommy Must Haves” (Outdoor gear for both mothers and children who LOVE the outdoors.)

I focused on finding any gear that was geared toward a mother or a child to use in the outdoors. (Meaning the mountains, the beach, or even just the backyard.)  Some of the products I am lucky enough to gear-test, others I just thought would be a great idea and want to pass the information on to other mothers who want to have a great time with their children in the outdoors.

How to layer clothing for outdoor activities

A guy and a girl showing how to layer

If you have been in outdoor shops or around people that play in the outdoors, you have probably heard someone say something about layering. But what does it mean and how best to do it. Layering is a great way to dial in your comfort level while in the outdoors. When done right you will be able to make small adjustments throughout the day to regulate your body temperature no matter the activity level or changing weather.