Austin Parker

Austin Parker

Austin Parker is a powder skier and sport climber, and is no stranger hauling heavy gear uphill in bad weather. He served in the US Army as an intelligence analyst and electronic warfare specialist. Following his military service, Austin saw the light and moved home to Salt Lake City to chase deep snow and desert cracks. When not enjoying getting rained or snowed on he is probably geeking out about the latest apparel fabric innovation or obsessing over shaving the last few ounces off his backpacking load. An amateur fly fisherman and outdoors photographer, he seems to always have his tenkara rod and Gopro handy. His work has appeared with Gear Patrol, Active Junky, The Manual, MOTUS, and Outdoor Retailer Magazine.
Articles
Outdoors

You Need NWT3K’s Custom Outerwear For Your Next Ski Trip

NWT3K's ski outerwear is our new favorite for powder skiing, and is fully customizable and made in the USA.
Culture

The Manual’s 2016 Dog Holiday Gift Guide

Top Dawg gifts for man's best friend.
Outdoors

Go Anywhere And Do Everything With Heimplanet’s Motion Packs

Heimplanet's new Motion Series are built for any adventure you can throw at them.
Outdoors

Hinterlands Is Your Ticket To Uncommon Adventure

Hinterlands new adventure guiding platform connects you with the best outdoors adventures effortlessly.
Outdoors

Spy and Discrete Just Released the Season’s Best Goggles

The all new Spy + Discrete Bravo ski goggles are the best on the market this season.
On Your Feet

Protect Your Feet This Winter With Muckboots’ Arctic Excursion Boot

Keep your feet happy this winter with Muckboots' new Arctic Excursion boot.
Outdoors

Dynafit’s Mountopia Is Your Ticket To Adventure

Dynafit's Mountopia Program is your ticket to mountain adventure. What are you waiting for?
Outdoors

East Vs. West: The Ski Town Showdown

Start planning your winter ski getaway now.
Outdoors

Nemo’s Concerto Is The Sleeping Bag You Need Right Now

Getting a good night's rest while camping is the best way to stay ready for long days on the trail, frustratingly wily trout, or a little too much campfire bourbon. Add in a luxury sleeping pad, and you've got a one-way ticket to…
Living

The 5.11 RUSH 12 is the Ultimate Urban Emergency Prep Bag

5.11's RUSH 12 Pack is the ultimate way to build your emergency "Get Home Bag."
Get Fit

Step Up Your Cycling Skills With Assos’s CAMPionissimo

ASSOS has partnered with DuVine Cycling ± Adventure Co. for their inaugural CAMPionissimo Cycling Camp.
Living

Take Your Basecamp To The Next level With Kammok’s New Sunda

Kammok's all new Sunda is part tent, part hammock, and is your ticket to backcountry comfort.
Living

YETI’s Hopper Flip 12 is The Best Soft Cooler

A well designed soft cooler is your ticket to a portable party.
Living

The Best Duffels For Fall Adventures

A good duffel is essential for your adventure gear.
Living

Diamondback’s New Andean Is a Purpose-built Speed Demon

An Industry Defining Speed Demon
Living

The Best Fall Bike Commuting Gear

Build a little fall fitness (or ditch your Labor Day beer weight).
Food & Drink

The Great OMEALS Taste Test

The Results? Unsurprisingly tasty.
Outdoors

Columbia’s Director of Toughness: The Best Outdoor Job

Ready for a nine-month adventure across the globe?
Living

Go Faster And Look Better with RYU

Look good while you crush it.
Living

Coleman National Parks Centennial Series

Grilling Meets Nature--what could be better?
Micro Guide

Off-Season Mountain Fun in Big Sky, Montana

Enjoy the sunset at 10,000 feet with a good bourbon in hand.
Living

Get Organized On The Road With Yakima Rack System

From crossbars to cargo boxes, Yakima's redesigned rack systems are the ultimate road trip gear organizing tools.
Living

The Best of Outdoor Retailer 2016

The best new gear from Outdoor Retailer has us itching to get out on an adventure soon.