Bob Parks

Bob Parks

Bob Parks (@bobparks) writes from the hills of Vermont. He is an avid runner (2:54:20, Boston Marathon, 2014) and a huge fan of new inventions.


What Are the 5 Best Portable Coolers?

The push for portability has led designers to create lightweight cooler bags, backpacks, and beer hoppers that promise to get you far off the trailhead with enough provisions to share.

Bob Parks
Jul 22, 2015

Laurenne Ross' Road-Trip Essentials

In the thick of World Cup season, the 26-year-old downhill racer talked to us about her favorite things while driving between Cortina, Italy and Moritz, Switzerland.

Bob Parks
Feb 12, 2015

Caroline Gleich's Winter Favorites

From carving perilous lines in films such as Warren Miller’s …Like There’s No Tomorrow to teaching avalanche safety, designing gear, and starring on more than a few Ski magazine covers, Caroline...

Bob Parks
Nov 26, 2014

What Joss Christensen Loves About Winter

So when Christensen nailed his four final runs, posting a score in the 90s each time and easily nabbing gold, he shocked everyone including himself.

Bob Parks
Nov 17, 2014

Eric Larsen's Winter Favorites

Polar explorer Eric Larsen’s trek to the North Pole in March was one his toughest expeditions yet, and he's planning one to Patagonia. Making it in his field requires lots of travel and gear testing...

Bob Parks
Nov 10, 2014

Jeremy Jones' Winter Favorites

It's not a stretch to call Jeremy Jones the greatest snowboarder of all time. The pro rider has made a career of bringing backcountry snowboarding to the mainstream.

Bob Parks
Nov 1, 2014

Tested: The Best Apps for the Outdoors

Most phones are like overstuffed backpacks, crammed with junk that ends up in the trash at the first resupply—or software update.

Bob Parks
Sep 29, 2014