Sun & Ski Sports brings everything you need to enjoy the outdoors in style and safety with an assortment of outdoor, backpacking and camping equipment from top brands like Marmot, Petzl, Mountain Hardwear, Osprey, MSR and The North Face. Not sure which technical backpack you need for your trip? No problem, call one of our experts today!
Some backpacks have more sophisticated suspension systems than others, but the most important thing to know about a suspension system in a backpack is whether it feels comfortable to you. The basic components of suspension systems in a technical backpack are:
This past Sunday, my girlfriend and I went out for a 10.5 mile hike in Shenandoah National Park. I should mention that we are experiencing a record-setting warm spell here in northern Virginia, with temperatures some twenty degrees higher than normal, reaching the low nineties. Han, my girlfriend, and I usually run five days per week and also mix in some cycling, hiking or tennis for some cross-training benefits, so I would say that we are generally in fit aerobic shape...Read Full Article »
We've compiled a small list of a few spots to check out this Labor Day weekend (or any weekend for that matter), if you've got the itch for an outdoor adventure! Outer Mountain Loop, Big Bend National Park, TX. This 30-mile trail takes you through an array of habitats and scenery from pinon, juniper and oak woodlands of the Chisos, making the Outer Mountain Loop Big Bend's signature multi-day backpacking trail. The Outer Mountain Loop is formed by combining the Pinnacles...Read Full Article »
When it comes to hiking shoes, there is no such thing as one size fits all. Most serious hikers have several types of hiking shoes for different hiking conditions, including trail sandals for summer hiking. Trail sandals can be the ideal choice for summer hiking when the terrain isn't too challenging. Although trail sandals lack the support of serious hiking books, technical trail sandals can stand up to a moderately challenging day of trail hiking. Alternatively, you can...Read Full Article »
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