Skip to main content

The Manual may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

Hit the Shore this Spring in a Cool Collab by Chaco and United by Blue

Chaco
Image used with permission by copyright holder
The days are finally starting to feel a little longer and warmer, so that can mean only one thing: spring outdoor adventuring. Whether you’re hitting the local river to paddle board or heading to the beach to catch the surf, this spring it’s time to upgrade your shoreline kit. Two of our favorite brands, Chaco and United By Blue put together a small collaboration collection to do just that.

Chaco x UBB Z2
Image used with permission by copyright holder

We’ve been big believers in Chaco’s river sandals for a long time. The webbing uppers and Luvseat footbed they’re known for have been staples for decades among river guides, desert hikers, and dirtbag hippies everywhere. The secret is in the simplicity. Easy adjustment, comfortable wearing, and classic design are all hallmarks of every pair of Chacos. It’s not uncommon to see a pair last the better part of a decade of hard use. The Chaco x UBB Sandals ($130) keep to that award winning formula, with a limited edition webbing pattern. The Z2 style means you get a snug big toe loop that easily slides tighter for a custom fit. Overbuilt Vibram soles are incredibly durable, and have great grip – perfect for wading through rivers with your fly rod, or spending an afternoon on your paddle board.

Chaco x UBB Open Sea
Image used with permission by copyright holder

On the apparel side of things, United By Blue’s Open Sea Boardshorts ($68) are quickly becoming our favorite new pair of shorts. The cotton-polyester fabric is treated with a DWR coating, so it sheds moisture and dries very quickly. They are soft to touch, and the cut is flattering on any body type. We’re taking our pair on a river trip down the Colorado soon, and couldn’t be more excited.

Chaco
Image used with permission by copyright holder

If you’re looking to haul your gear to and from your favorite river picnic or fishing spot, the Summit Tote Pack ($88) is as at home hauling a blanket and bottle of wine as it is getting packed with a few beers and lashed down to your board. Stowable shoulder straps help you carry it comfortably. The recycled polyester pack fabric is complemented nicely by webbing that matches your sandals, and full grain leather accents.

Austin Parker
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Austin Parker is a former contributor at The Manual Parker is a powder skier and sport climber and is no stranger hauling…
How many clubs are in a golf bag? What you need to know
There is a rule to how many clubs go in a golf bag every player should know
A golfer carrying their bag on the course.

Learning how to play any sport takes time and patience to nail down the ins and outs. Then there are rules to the game you wouldn't even think of until you are in it, like how to pack your golf bag for tee time. If you think you can toss some irons in and be on your way to the green, put the clubs down for a second. Knowing how many clubs go in a golf bag won't only help separate you from the newbies but will prevent you from earning penalties while playing. Step up your golf knowledge with the rundown on golf club etiquette.
How many clubs can go in a golf bag?

The straight answer — 14 golf clubs is the limit for your golf bag. It gets more nuanced, but 14 of your favorite sticks is the max. This number won't vary from club to club or course to course. Fourteen is the number provided by the USGA (United States Golf Association) and the R&A (The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews), so the powers that be are all in agreement.
The exact rule to follow
For those who love to know the specific rules, there is one for the golf clubs. In The Player's Equipment USGA Rules of Golf, check out Rule 4 in the book, which tells players, "You must not start a round with more than 14 clubs or have more than 14 clubs during the round." From start to finish, every round must begin and end with the player having a total of 14 golf clubs. No wiggle room in there.
Why there is a limit on the number of clubs
From uniforms to the number of players on the field or court to the dimensions of equipment used — we follow the rules in sports. When it comes to the number of golf clubs in your bag, nobody knows why 14 was picked. But if you like the lore behind the law, it was in 1936 when John Jackson, the USGA President at the time, proposed the ruling in response to a player rolling into the 1935 U.S. Open with 32 clubs. It took two years for the rule to stick but has been the standard ever since. We're sure caddies everywhere are thankful.
What clubs to pack in a golf bag

Read more
Want to climb to the top of the world? Here’s how long it takes to climb Mount Everest
How long does an ascent of Mount Everest really take?
Mount Everest with prayer flags in the foreground

The prospect of standing on top of the world has lured thousands of mountain climbers to Mount Everest since the first successful attempt by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay 70 years ago. Commercial expeditions began in the 1990s, and since then — not counting the 2015 season disrupted by the catastrophic earthquake or the recent Covid-affected seasons — the number of climbers has increased dramatically.

Climbing Mount Everest may be popular, but the difficulty of reaching the highest point on earth should not be underplayed. Ignoring the hefty price tag associated with an Everest expedition, there's the sheer physical exertion of climbing to that altitude. Unless you plan to recreate Killian Jornet's feat of summiting twice in one week without supplementary oxygen — don't try this — then you'll need to set aside serious time for your ascent to the top of the world. So exactly, how long does it take to climb Mount Everest?
Mount Everest climbing timeline

Read more
What does par mean in golf?
What does par mean in golf? Better understand golf lingo to up your game
A person taking a swing on the golf course.

Trying to keep score in sports like basketball is pretty simple. There are only a few ways to score, and it's all number-based, so keeping track of what shot gets you what points isn't hard to remember. But in a sport like golf, not only is the scoring a little different, the points aren't always tracked in numbers. Get a birdie? Have a handicap? What about par? What does par mean in golf? Here's how to understand this golf term so you can focus on your swing.
What does par means in golf

In its most basic definition, par is the predetermined number of strokes it will take a player with a zero handicap to finish a hole, round, or course, with room for two strokes on the putting green. To completely understand it, you need to know what a handicap in golf is.
Handicap rundown
A handicap is simply the number of strokes a golfer will take over or under the par number. If the 18-hole round you are playing is a 72-par course, and it takes you 85 swings to finish, subtract 85 from 72, and you are left with a 13 handicap.

Read more