Chelsea Batten

Chelsea Batten

Chelsea Batten is a writer, photographer, and Kerouac groupie. One of the original digital nomads, she was seduced from life on the road by the wild beauty of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. She covers diverse topics for The Manual related to travel, gear reviews, and odd cultural sidetracks. She’s currently building a yurt on the shore of Lake Superior. You can follow along on her website: https://www.chelseabatten.com/

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Outdoors

You Can Rent Jimmy Chin’s Personal Camper Van

This van is the sometime home of legendary adventurer and storyteller Jimmy Chin, who co-directed Free Solo and appears in it frequently.
Outdoors

A Beginner’s Guide to Road Biking

Looking to hit the asphalt? Here's our guide to road biking, including tips, tricks, and gear to get you started.
Outdoors

Looking Back at 70 Years of Nalgene, the Most Iconic Water Bottle

Here’s to you, Nalgene, and to another 70-plus years of fueling adventure, endurance, and environmental stewardship.
Fashion & Style

Why Every Man Should Care About Slow Fashion

Instead of purchasing more pieces, producers of slow fashion focus on creating timeless pieces, while consumers focus on taking care of what they already own.
Culture

The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now

These docs are entertaining, but also edifying. For your convenience, we’ve broken them up into categories.
Fashion & Style

We Found the Best Merino Wool Socks After One Year of Testing

Merino wool is an almost miracle fabric — it's moisture-wicking, it keeps you cool, and it naturally fights odors.