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Gear   layering   winter  

How to layer for cold-weather adventures

February 16, 2017

Are you layering correctly? Our Product Guru, Conor, explains the ins and outs of layering for your next winter outdoor excursion.
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Bend   Local Artist   Outdoor inspiration  

What Adam Haynes did with 5 months, 4 seasons, and lots of paint

February 02, 2017

The Cairn Crew is thrilled to unveil an incredible mural at our headquarters by local artist Adam Haynes! If you enjoy the outdoors, chances are you’ve come across Adam’s work. He’s paid the bills as a commercial illustrator for such clients as Nike 6.0, ESPN, Patagonia, Fuel TV, Timberland, Quiksilver, Adidas, and local beermaker Deschutes Brewery - just to name a few. We sat down with Adam to get the story behind this piece.

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Exercise   Fitness   New Years  

8 Reasons Why You Should Ditch the Gym this Winter

January 11, 2017

It’s a well-known fact that regular exercise greatly benefits your health. And when it’s cold outside, hitting the gym may seem like the most obvious option to kickstart your New Year's Resolution(s). But did you know that up to two-thirds of gym memberships go unused?

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Cairn features   Gobi Gear  

This Simple Idea Will Change How You Adventure

December 22, 2016

This month, Cairn subscribers get to streamline their own travels with Gobi Gear, an outdoor gear startup that’s changing the game for adventurers who could use a little more organization in their lives. We sat down with Gobi Gear’s founder, Chezzie Brungraber, to learn more about what it’s like to be an entrepreneur in the outdoor gear world as well as what inspired her to create their unique and resourceful products.

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Outdoor inspiration   The Holidays  

6 reasons to get outside during the holidays

December 14, 2016

The average American spends 93% of their life inside. Don't let the cold keep you from enjoying the outdoors! Here are 6 good reasons why you should get outside this holiday season, even when all signs point to hot chocolate and Netflix.

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Cairn features   Gift ideas   Outdoor lovers  

The Perfect Gift for Outdoor Lovers

December 08, 2016

Whether they’re an avid traveler, a weekend warrior, or a hardcore explorer, a Cairn collection is the perfect gift for any adventurer. But don’t take our word for it. Here are just a few of Cairn’s recently featured articles that will knock the Smartwools off of the outdoor lovers in your life.
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Brand Highlights   Giving Back  

Gear for a Purpose: 7 Brands Going Above and Beyond

December 01, 2016

If you love the outdoors, you have probably heard the inspiring news from Patagonia, who raised $10 million for the planet on Black Friday. More and more lately, outdoor brands are taking further steps to do their part and make a positive contribution to our world. We’re proud to partner with many incredible companies, big and small, that go beyond the call of duty in their efforts to give back. Here are just a few.
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Thanksgiving   The Expeditioners  

The Expeditioners: Why are you grateful for the outdoors?

November 23, 2016

Roberto & Bella are extreme explorers, photographers, and athletes. They inspire thousands of people every day by documenting their incredible travels via their website and social media. This month, we asked the husband-wife duo to share what the outdoors means to them during the Thanksgiving season.
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Cairn Crew Stories   Grand Canyon   Rob Little  

When it Snows in the Grand Canyon

November 15, 2016

We’re in the Thanksgiving mood this month, and we want to express our gratitude for our fearless co-founder, Rob Little! In honor of his passion and leadership at Cairn, we’re sharing a story about one of his favorite memories: hiking in the Grand Canyon.
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Adventure Journal   Adventure-Inspired   Find Me Outside   Semi-Rad   Thanksgiving  

Why do you give thanks for the outdoors?

November 08, 2016

Colder temperatures, Black Friday craziness, and pumpkin-spice-everything is here. Whether you’re into the holidays or not, we like to think of it as a time to be grateful for what we have and to appreciate what brings many of us so much joy in life: the outdoors. To explore this idea further, we got in touch with some of our favorite bloggers and adventurers in the outdoor community and asked, How are you giving thanks for the outdoors this Thanksgiving?
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