Author Archive for Ryan Malavolta

Sierra Designs 60/40 Mountain Parka review

The Mountain Parka has a lengthy cut for protection for snow and rain, and plenty of room for layering. (photo: Ryan Malavolta)

Vintage clothing never goes out of style, as evidenced by the hordes of hipsters rocking your grandpa’s favorite gear from the ‘50s. However, “vintage” is not usually a consideration when searching for a multi-functional piece of outerwear. If it’s classic…

2013/14 Ski Season Begins In Utah!

majestic lift line brighton opening day

The slopes are crusty, and the open lifts are few, but make no mistake about it: the 2013/14 Utah ski season is underway! Brighton Resort got things started a day earlier than originally announced when they had a two hour…

Platypus Tokul XC 8 Pack review

The Platypus Tokul XC 8 comes with a 3L reservoir and 5L of storage space (photo: Platypus/Cascade Designs)

Mountain biking is a simple joy, but like any outdoor sport, there are accessories that come with the territory. Water, pumps, spare tubes, tools, patch kits and maybe even food and clothing are all things that need to be pedaled…