Heather Hansman

Heather Hansman

Heather Hansman (@hhansman) is a Seattle-based freelance writer and a former editor at Powder and Skiing. One time, she won a bag of pasta in an Italian big mountain competition. She is a terrible surfer.


The 8 Best Travel Books of All Time

At their worst, travel books are dated, deeply racist, or just painfully dull. But at their best, they capture the spark of seeing something new and the way your perspective shifts when you're out of...

Is the Arc'teryx Alpha SV Jacket Really Worth It?

259 minutes: that’s how long construction of each Alpha SV jacket takes from start to finish at Arc’teryx’s ARC’One factory in Vancouver. There are 217 steps, including seven on the hood brim alone....

Our 9 Favorite Pieces of Seattle-Made Gear

Seattle is quickly becoming the next technology hub, thanks to Amazon. That's fine and all, but we love Seattle because it's long been a home for top-shelf outdoor companies. Here's some of our...