Detours

  • 6 Ways Hiking Can Teach You About Endurance and Motivation

    6 Ways Hiking Can Teach You About Endurance and Motivation

    Traveling is a great way to relax and disconnect from the daily routine and stress, and exploring a destination by foot can help you get closer to ...
  • Life On The Road

    Life On The Road

    Waddup, my name is Tyke James, I am a musician, minimalist and I live in my van.  Last October I was on a west coast tour with my friends Skylar (@skilla__eebs) and Jenn (@jennblosil). I was lucky enough to have sponsored by the one and only Coalatree.
  • So You Want to Get into Ultralight Backpacking?

    So You Want to Get into Ultralight Backpacking?

      A few years ago I stepped onto the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) for the very first time. My pack weighed 45 pounds as I walked up to the Souther...
  • Getting to Know the Founder and CEO of Coalatree

    Getting to Know the Founder and CEO of Coalatree

    "In Utah, like few other places in the world, workers have a great life-work balance."
  • Koala Charity Initiative

    Koala Charity Initiative

    For over 10 years the Koala has been our mascot, as a symbol of environmental stewardship and quality products. At Coalatree, we have always b...
  • Surf Texas

    Surf Texas

    There’s been a precious new discovery deep in the heart of Texas, and I’m not talking about a new oil field.
  • Kachula Big Holiday Hit; featured in Forbes and Men's Journal

    Kachula Big Holiday Hit; featured in Forbes and Men's Journal

    This article was originally posted in Forbes Magazine. Head to their site to read the original. Coalatree has taken the warmth and functionali...
  • Norway Travels

    Norway Travels

    "When I stepped foot in Norway I didn't know what to expect. But after spending nearly two weeks there, I can confidently say that you should add it to your list of places to go. If adventure, food, or amazing views are something you like, you will love Norway!"
  • The Reason for the Season

    The Reason for the Season

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year- you guessed it, the holidays! This time of year not only gets white and bright but there is a special joy that flows through the air and touches the hearts of all we come across.
  • Changing Veteran's Lives through Outdoor Adventure

    Changing Veteran's Lives through Outdoor Adventure

    Watching veterans turn their entire life around is truly rewarding in more ways than can be expressed. We all have struggles, that is part of life, but if you have that one thing you are passionate about then you have all you need.
  • Been There Haven't Done That: 7 Things You Shouldn't Miss in Prague

    Been There Haven't Done That: 7 Things You Shouldn't Miss in Prague

    Known for its rich history, colorful vibe, and explosive nightlife, Prague is one of the European cities every passionate traveler should have on the must-visit list.
  • Coffee Adventures in the Eastern Sierra

    Coffee Adventures in the Eastern Sierra

    Ambassador Ben Canevari isn't just a great photographer, he's a darn good barista. And he loves sharing coffee with others... so much he installed an espresso machine in the back of his rig. Now he can take his coffee everywhere.
  • Leave it Better

    Leave it Better

    Leaving it better calls for a proactive approach to ensure that our public lands and wild places are preserved for generations to come. But if we want to have continued access to our wild places, these actions are more than necessary.
  • Seasons of the Desert

    Seasons of the Desert

    There we were, my girlfriend Elena and I, thinking that death would be a sweet relief from this torturous heat! Sitting in 110-degree heat, no shade, no breeze, and no way to stay cool. I thought of praying, crying, or just shriveling up and becoming one with the stagnant sand that was getting hotter by the minute. 
  • The Rio Napo

    The Rio Napo

    Seeing the jungle on both sides as we traveled up and down the river was awesome, and getting to watch the mist rising out of the jungle in the mornings was seriously one of the most beautiful things to see.
  • A Journey through Water World

    A Journey through Water World

    Known for its clear waters and pristine coral reef systems, Palau is an underwater paradise for scuba divers and snorkelers. Here’s list of 4 must-do things when visiting this tropical island.

  • To the test: Trailhead Pants in chilly waters

    To the test: Trailhead Pants in chilly waters

    Pro kayaker Erik Boomer takes us on a journey to the frigid waters of Wyoming, with his Trailhead Pants in tow.
  • Diamond Jim, Master Leatherworker

    Diamond Jim, Master Leatherworker

    "Diamond Jim" Davis makes the limited-edition Haswell Knife sheaths entirely by hand, using the same tools and techniques from the days of yore. That means no electricity and no BS—just old fashioned, tried-and-true tools.

  • Eric Bennett Reviews the Whistler Self-healing Windbreaker

    Eric Bennett Reviews the Whistler Self-healing Windbreaker

    It’s one of those things that once you buy it, you won’t know how you ever got along without it.
  • Home Away from Home, Part II

    Home Away from Home, Part II

    The stories were no longer just a voice, they were in front of me. I was reliving the stories and experiences my mother had told me. I took what I heard and ran for the beaches. I ran for the waterfalls. I ran to the next corner to experience those little festivals...
  • Moms: Pack for an Adventure

    Moms: Pack for an Adventure

    Whether your next big adventure is taking your kids on an overnight trip to a nearby campground, a weekend at our state’s capital, the beach, or mountains, what you pack makes all the difference.