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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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.