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.
Summer road trips are a right of passage for every young man looking for adventure. We've stocked up our SUV with a few of our favorite pieces of gear to ensure that every roadside campsite is perfectly outfitted.
Boardworks new SHUBU Sport inflatable paddle board is a nearly perfect inflatable stand up paddle board. Whether you're a veteran paddler or looking for your first board, you won't beat its handling, portability, and stability.
We've all got an adventurous mother, wife, or sister in our lives. Instead of the typical soccer mom hauling kids to sports practices and piano lessons, she's a trail mom getting little ones on skis and sleeping out in tents. You can't get…