Next Adventure Blog

Next Adventure staffer Adam has been tearing up rivers around the Pacific Northwest in his Liquid Logic Remix 79. Adam has paddled just about every boat known to man and has no taken on the Remix 79. Read more to find out about this awesome kayak!

The Columbia has been great for salmon fishing lately! Next Adventure fishing team member Jeff breaks down just how amazing it's been on the water over the past month. Read more for some insider information!

Black Friday at the PSC this year is known as 'Yak Friday and we've got some great savings for you! These deals won't last long, so the earlier you get here the better. We will be open during our regular business hours Friday (10-7), Saturday (10-6), and Sunday (11-5). See you this weekend & check a list of the deals below.

Brett Merlin walks us through two great Camp Carabiners: the Nano 23 and Photon Wire. Functional when paired in quickdraws or just when used for racking gear, the Photon offers full strength ratings at much lower weights than comparable 'biners on the market. Check the video review for the complete rundown of this carabiner.

Next Adventure staffer Chris reviews the Mad River Explorer 16 Canoe; a great boat for all experience levels. The Explorer is durable, full-sized, and worthy of the sea. The Explorer 16 is made of Royalex which is no longer being produced making the canoe a hot commodity.

Brett from Camp discusses two popular ice axes: the Corsa and the Corsa Nanotech.  The Corsa is the lightest general mountaineering axe in the world weighing in at only 205 g while the Corsra Nanotech is also extremely lightweight weighing in at only 250 g. Though they are lightweight, they are also extremely durable.

Next Adventure staffer Wren covers the new 2015 Hobie Mirage Outback Kayak which features a nearly indestructible rotomolded polyethylene hull, a MirageDrive for paddle-free touring, ample above-and-below deck stowage, a Twist and Stow rudder for finger-tip steerage, and multiple molded-in rod holders. Best yet, a beamy hull provides form stability, allowing you to cast—or land the big one—without rocking the boat.

Next Adventure staffer Adam is beyond passionate about his Kokatat Rogue Dry Top. His love for this Dry Top is boosted by Kokatats amazing warranty allowing him to repair the wear and tear that accompanies boofing falls. Read more to find out about this awesome product.

Learn what it takes to stay cozy, warm, dry and safe while camping in winter. We'll talk about snow cave and igloo construction, discuss winter tent options, what sleeping bags and insulation are best, what stoves don't work in the cold, keeping water liquid, and other unique winter challenges.

Portlanders have many options when it comes to hiking trails. Which trail to hike? Local author Lisa Holmes has written a book to make that decision easier. Come hear her talk about some of her favorite winter hiking destinations near Portland.