Detours

  • 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.
  • Home Away from Home, Part I

    Home Away from Home, Part I

    At the age of three I was introduced to a way of life; it was my first taste of Brazil. I witnessed a way of living that embraced laughter, affection, unity, and love. It was a way of life that is found in a specific culture where everyone is filled with this positive loving energy. Everyone shares this one thing: that we are Brazilian.
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Food, Culture, and the Evolution Hoodie

    Ho Chi Minh City: Food, Culture, and the Evolution Hoodie

    Vietnam's largest city is full of traffic, culture, and good food. Plus, it's the birthplace of the Evolution Hoodie. Learn about this vibrant city and take a peek at the cut-and-sew facility where the some of our goods are made.
  • 5 Reasons to Visit National Parks in the Offseason

    5 Reasons to Visit National Parks in the Offseason

    National Parks are filled with some of the most unbelievable scenery, wildlife, and landscapes that our country has to offer. So why don’t more individuals go to National Parks during the offseason?
  • 5 Ways to Combat Climate Change as you Travel

    5 Ways to Combat Climate Change as you Travel

    Reducing your carbon footprint while traveling isn’t just about packing light and bringing a metal straw. It’s all about where you’re staying, how you get there, and the choices you make along the way.
  • Adventure is a Big Word

    Adventure is a Big Word

    We won’t all agree on what adventure truly means or how we choose to implement it in our own lives, but finding our version is a big thing. But don’t just take my word for it. Here are five benefits of adding a little adventure to your life.
  • A Traveler's Review of the Trailhead Pants

    A Traveler's Review of the Trailhead Pants

    I tried $90 unisex travel pants that fold down into their own front pocket — here's what they're like in person Courtesy of Suzie Dundas. This a...
  • Backpacking Iceland: Top Sites in Reykjavik

    Backpacking Iceland: Top Sites in Reykjavik

    Iceland’s world-renowned reputation has much to do with its enchanting landscape. On top of the amazing scenery, there’s lots of historical and cultural attractions, architectural wonders, and a thriving music and arts scene for everyone to enjoy. 
  • Pro Athlete Evan Garcia &

    Pro Athlete Evan Garcia & "Grace Under Pressure" - Part II

    Big mountain flying and an epic paragliding adventure in Patagonia. Read pro athlete Evan Garcia's story.
  • Pro Athlete Evan Garcia &

    Pro Athlete Evan Garcia & "Grace Under Pressure" - Part I

    Between kayaking and paragliding, Coalatree Ambassador Evan Garcia is no stranger to high-pressure, high-risk situations. So how does he deal?
  • Silence in the Sand Dunes

    Silence in the Sand Dunes

    We live extremely loud lives, whether we realize it or not. But when you spend time amongst the sand dunes, things can feel a little different.
  • Seven tips to find cheap flights anywhere

    Seven tips to find cheap flights anywhere

    Are you sick and tired of paying $1000s of dollars for international flights? Well, we were too. We've partnered with our friends at Dollar Flight Club to give you seven tips to plan your summer travel.