After Hours: Electric Everyday Style for Man and Beast

Published on 08/21/2014

The right jolt can re-energize even the most depleted wardrobes. Everyday moments like checking your watch, sending a text or walking the dog become full of life with urban accouterments packed with kilowatts of flair. Revamp and revive your style with everyday accessories from Electric and Wolfgang Man & Beast. Transform streetlights into spotlights and sidewalks into runways with these six power products.

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Double Backflips Were A Big Deal Until Last Week

Published on 08/21/2014

Double backflips were a big deal until last week, when Ethen Roberts and Gavin Godfrey blew the collective mind of the biking world. Triple flips are no longer a fantasy. In classic Nitro Circus fashion, these cycling stuntmen pushed each other to progress, resulting in one of the most jaw-dropping, head-shaking edits of the year thus far. You don’t need to be a mountain biker to recognize the sheer athleticism and guts of these riders, as they take tumble after cringe-inducing tumble from two-plus stories up and keep climbing back on their bikes for more. Watch, rewind, and watch again.

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The Best Things Come In Small Packages: 5 Of Our Favorite Travel Games

Published on 08/20/2014

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Once trip essentials are packed, spice up tedious travel days and campfire cookouts with compact games that deliver big fun. Whether you’re looking for a distraction from drizzle drumming against your rainfly or a game to slide in your carry-on, these worth-the-weight diversions are sure to thrill friends and family on road or trail.
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The Welcome Mat: 6 Styles Of Yoga

Published on 08/19/2014

Now ubiquitous around the globe, the word “yoga” is translated from the ancient Indian language of Sanskrit to mean “to yoke,” or “to bind together.” Though different styles of yoga have stemmed from the original, the goal of each derivative remains the same: to connect the mind to the body. Before you step into ashram or studio, wipe your feet on this Active Junky welcome mat to find out what type of yoga best suits your style, not to mention the type of buzz you’ll be feeling after your practice. 

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Take It To The Streams: Four Pieces Of Great Backpacking Gear

Published on 08/18/2014

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Backpackers relish the chance to shed the burdens of modernity and revert to ancient instincts. Social networks fall by the wayside as chirping birds replace buzzing tech (sorry, orbiting satellites).  Be it weekend overnight or month-long trek: forget about your smartphone and recharge your batteries.  Stroll past five-star hotels to fall asleep under millions of twinkling lights.  Prepare for outdoor odysseys with tested gear picks to move you from mere survival to memory-forging exploration.

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10 Photos That Prove The Atacama Desert Has The Best Stargazing on the Planet.

Published on 08/15/2014

Though the days are full of adventure  from hiking the Valley of the Moon to cycling the through salt flats and floating in salty blue lagoons  an expedition to the Atacama Desert calls for late evenings. When the sun sets, high altitude, dry desert air and clear skies make for an overhead spectacle unparalleled on this planet. Exhaustion becomes excitement as you gaze upon galaxies and pick out constellations you've never before had the chance to see.

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Win A Trip To Chile

Published on 08/15/2014

Calling all adventurers. LAN Airlines is throwing a sweepstakes for the trip of a lifetime down to two extreme locales in Chile: the arid canyons and volcanoes of the Atacama Desert and the fjords and glaciers of the Aysen Region. Fly free from anywhere in the US, and within hours of your arrival in Chile you’ll be heading to board the Skorpios II, a seaworthy vessel built to withstand the rigors of glacial melt and wild rivers. Sail and explore the Aysen, getting your fill of crisp, coastal air before heading to the Atacama, the world’s driest desert, to hike and bike through salt flats and jagged mountains where rainfall is as scarce as adrenaline is plentiful. And as if the trip itself wasn’t tantalizing enough, the good folks at Marmot will be be hooking you up with all the performance gear you’ll need.

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From The Bar to Backcountry: 3 Shirts To Make The Switch

Published on 08/14/2014

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Our ideal day starts with a hike and ends with a frosty beer. Switching from trail to tavern no longer requires a wardrobe change, with shirts that pair style and functionality like a medium-rare bison burger and a red ale. Trek straight from the summit to the saloon in these stylish tops from the industry’s best. 

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Astronomy, Archaeology And The Atacama Desert: A Stairway To The Stars

Published on 08/13/2014

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We’re gear heads, not astrophysicists or archaeologists, but we don't need a P.h.D. to tell you that we feel most at home underneath a canopy of stars. In the Atacama Desert, stargazing can be as spiritual or scientific as you please, though for us, glimmering starlight always goes hand-in-hand with mountain biking, hiking and adventure.

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Ancient Practice, Modern Fitness: 5 Reasons To Try Yoga Today

Published on 08/12/2014
Attention skeptics: yoga isn’t some new age workout. Downward dog devotees have been using yoga to tune both body and mind for thousands of years. Nowadays, big wave surfers and child-rearing moms alike are reaping benefits from this exercise in elasticity. Shed your preconceived notions — as well as your shoes — and give yoga a try. 
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