Detours

  • Teaching Kids to Kayak in Chile

    Teaching Kids to Kayak in Chile

    SBP teaches kids how much fun and life-changing kayaking can be, as well as the importance of maintaining free flowing rivers.
  • The Trip of a Lifetime

    The Trip of a Lifetime

    Rafting the Grand Canyon has to be one of the best trips in the world. It is unlike anything else. The experiences and the sights truly make it one of the greatest wonders of the world.
  • "These Incredible Hiking Pants Are Perfectly Engineered For Dad Life"

    The rough and tumble world of the active outdoorsman really doesn’t have anything on the rough and tumble world of the active dad.
  • Made for Women: Coalatree Trailhead Adventure Shorts

    Made for Women: Coalatree Trailhead Adventure Shorts

    "You can definitely tell these have been designed specifically for women." Merith gives an unbiased, independent review of our Women's Trailhead Adventure Shorts.
  • Plastic Surf

    Plastic Surf

    Each of us is personally responsible for the number of plastic straws we sip from, plastic bottles we drink our water from, and plastic bags we take our groceries home in. And we're each responsible to care for our environment and keep our oceans and beaches free of litter.
  • HiConsumption:

    HiConsumption: "12 Best Hybrid Adventure Shorts"

    There was a time not that long ago that outdoor adventure gear and normal everyday apparel were two different categories of clothing. That time has gone.
  • Finding Beauty in Death (Valley)

    Finding Beauty in Death (Valley)

    Death Valley is arguably one of the most stunning and diverse landscapes in the west. Not only can you visit the lowest elevation below sea level in the lower 48, but you can often look at snow capped mountains from the same spot during the winter and early spring months. Learn what makes this landscape so special to Coalatree Ambassador Peter Coskun.
  • Our Giveback: Blankets for the Homeless

    Our Giveback: Blankets for the Homeless

    When Coalatree was founded in 2010, one of our goals was to give back to the environment and to our community. Eight years later those goals still ring true. 
  • Surfing the Arctic

    Surfing the Arctic

    As we finally left the darkness we were greeted by one of the best views I could have imagined. A few small buildings clustered in this valley with walls of granite rising behind and on either side of us. And directly in front of us, the ocean, glimmering under the low-lying Arctic sun. We were here. Unstad.
  • Zion Like You've Never Seen it Before

    Zion Like You've Never Seen it Before

    With tired, achey feet, we barely made it to camp before dark, pitched our tent, and quickly got to work melting snow for drinking and dinner. We saw exactly two other people that day.
  • In Search of Wild Tigers in India

    In Search of Wild Tigers in India

    We knew that seeing a tiger in the wild was not going to be easy. There are less than 3,000 tigers left and their populations and habitat are shrinking every day. 
  • Do Waterproofing Chemicals Harm the Environment?

    Do Waterproofing Chemicals Harm the Environment?

    We at Coalatree pride ourselves on making eco-friendly goods you can take anywhere. In every step of the design, manufacturing, and shipping process, we look for ways to be more sustainable and minimize our impact.
  • Experiencing the Grand Canyon in a New Light

    Experiencing the Grand Canyon in a New Light

    Summer visits revealed the monsoon storms over the canyon looking for any chance to catch lightning striking the rim or within the canyon. My winter visits seemed to be more invested in watching low clouds linger and rise in and out of the canyon creating windows of deep shadow, and vibrant bright highlights. 
  • Into the Depths of a Bear Den

    Into the Depths of a Bear Den

    “Don’t do this,” he whispered over and over again. Finally I hissed at him to shut up, and his mantra changed to “You’re the bravest person I know” on repeat.
  • How to Shoot the Milky Way

    How to Shoot the Milky Way

    With the advent of spring comes the season to photograph the Milky Way. Coalatree Ambassador Zak Stone shares his process and some tips you can use...
  • Seven Must-See Spots Along the Pacific Crest Trail

    Seven Must-See Spots Along the Pacific Crest Trail

    Whether you’re thru-hiking, backpacking a short section, or just looking for a stunning day hike, here are seven panoramas you won’t want to miss.
  • Iconic Women in the Outdoors

    Iconic Women in the Outdoors

    In honor of International Women's Day, we're highlighting just a few of the many women who have been inspirations in the world of adventure sports....
  • The Life of a U.S. Forest Service Wilderness Ranger

    The Life of a U.S. Forest Service Wilderness Ranger

    My goal was to spread environmental awareness, teach good Leave No Trace ethics, and help others to respect the outdoors… but it seemed as if something was missing. Were people paying attention to me, or what I was saying?
  • Healing Hearts and Minds with Nature

    Healing Hearts and Minds with Nature

    Our brains are wired to be outside. How do you #GreetTheOutdoors?
  • Five Techniques That Will Improve Your Outdoor Photography

    Five Techniques That Will Improve Your Outdoor Photography

    The first step to caring about our wilderness begins with seeing a photograph of a beautiful place. These five simple yet powerful techniques will help you to better portray the beauty of the places you visit.
  • A Trip to the Land of Endless Green

    A Trip to the Land of Endless Green

    New Zealand is home to an endless amount of waterfalls, coasts, forests, hot springs, and green rolling hills. Hunter Page explores it all.