Kelly Bastone

Kelly Bastone

Living the dream as a skier, mountain biker, and fly-fisher in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Kelly Bastone contributes to our women’s gear column, The XX Factor.

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Let Us Now Praise…New Jersey?

The Garden State doesn't usually bring to mind bucolic wilderness. But if you ask people in the know, that's only because you've been looking in the wrong place.

Kelly Bastone
Apr 15, 2019

Trading a Large Salary for Bigger Mountains

This gear shop owner moved from Nebraska to Wyoming's Wind Rivers for a smaller salary and higher cost of living. She wouldn't change it for the world.

Kelly Bastone
Apr 15, 2019

In Defense of Fur

For years I wrote off fur-trimmed gear as all look and no performance. I stand corrected.

Kelly Bastone
Apr 2, 2019

A Women's Swimsuit with Pockets? Genius.

Her surfing students wanted swimsuits that stayed put and had a place to stash a key or money. So Andrea “Mona” Picasso created some—and they’re brilliant.

Kelly Bastone
Feb 19, 2019

These Are the Only Jeans You Need

The Swedish apparel company ReDew makes the comfiest, best-fitting performance denim we've found for women on the move. Bonus: the jeans are made in part from recycled plastic bottles.

Kelly Bastone
Jan 22, 2019