Melinda Mahaffey

Melinda Mahaffey

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Clif Nectar - Energy Bars: Reviews

Clif Nectar - Energy Bars: Reviews

Clif's first 100 percent organic bar contains two servings of fruit—and no more than five ingredients total. Our fave: Dark Chocolate & Walnut. www.clifbar.com

Balance 100 Calorie Bar - Energy Bars: Reviews

Balance 100 Calorie Bar - Energy Bars: Reviews

Looking for sweeter fare? The caramel flavors taste like candy but still have 23 vitamins and minerals and five grams of fiber and protein. This bar has only 100 calories and 3.5 grams of fat. www....

Brunton Echo - Binoculars

Brunton Echo - Binoculars: Reviews

Want no-compromise magnification without a weight penalty? At 19 ounces, the Echo is the lightest full-size model we tested. 10x32; www.brunton.com

Leupold Golden Ring - Binoculars

Leupold Golden Ring - Binoculars: Reviews

If you care about visual perfection (price be damned!), move up to this deluxe unit. The Golden Ring offers superior crispness, images brighter than those in other models, and a smart focus lock that...

Carson NoShock

Carson NoShock - Binoculars: Reviews

These bargain binos are priced to move but still tough enough for hard use. They're protected against falls and klutzy friends and come with a lifetime prism-alignment guarantee. 10x25; www.carson-...

Napa Valley, CA

How the West Was Wined

Napa's knack for producing world-class vintages has spilled across the Left Coast. Raise a toast to five getaways that mix bucolic adventure by day with fine wine by night.

Adventure Racing

The Goods: Adventure Racing

Go-fast gear for your next adrenaline-fueled run-climb-bike-hike-paddle through the woods

NordicTrack Incline Trainer X10

Slow Burn

NordicTrack Incline Trainer X10

Jasmine Oeinck

Triple Threat

After a breakout year, this native Colorado triathlete is ready for the world stage