October 2019

Where has the time gone! October marks the end of another successful year for the Live Outside and Play program. It feels like just yesterday we were packing up our lives and moving into the original LOAP van. In reality, this was our third season living on the road. The end of every tour is bittersweet. Thank you to everyone who has helped us out this year. It means more than you know. We don’t like saying goodbye, so we’ll just say… see you soon! 

Gear We’re Loving

Lowe Alpine: Halcyon 

The Halcyon series is a modern take on traditional mountain packs. Designed with winter in mind, these haulers make great companions while winter ski touring, ice climbing, or summer rock climbing. The 35:40 liter is large enough to carry your rack, rope, skis, and ice-tools. But it’s  also available in a roomier 45:50 liter version. 

Mountain House: Chicken Fajita Bowl

Chicken Fajitas in the backcountry? What a time to be alive! The Mountain House Chicken Fajita Bowl has become a staple in our backpacking diet. It’s made with real pieces of tender chicken, rice, black beans, bell peppers, corn, onions, and seasonings. The best part is that there are no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. Plus, it’s gluten free! 

Sea To Summit: Basecamp II Sleeping Bag (Double)

Being in the backcountry doesn’t mean you have to be uncomfortable. Case in point, we recently took a three-night backpacking trip to Colorado’s Chicago Basin. At night, it dipped to 35 degrees (in mid-August!)—but this double sleeping bag, packed full of 750 loft ULTRA-DRY down kept us warm and cozy every night.