Next Adventure Blog

Snow Play with Dogs - with Gossamer Gear Ambassador Whitney La Ruffa. We love our dogs here in the Northwest, and we love to romp around with them in the great outdoors. Learn how to keep both you and your pet safe and comfortable while out playing in the snow.

Are you ready to play in the snow? 
Come by Next Adventure's Grand Avenue store for free clinics and presentations this winter.
Next Adventure staff and experienced guests share how to stay warm, dry and comfortable while out on the slopes, in the back-country, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snow camping, and other topics.  
Get prepared for winter. Get smarter.  Get safer.  Have more fun!   

Clinics begin at 7 pm after the store closes.

Next Adventure staffer Jack breaks down the Five Ten Anasazi Lace-Up Climbing Shoe which are designed for tiny edges and precise footwork. The medium-stiff midsole and Stealth Onyxx rubber unite in perfect harmony to turn would-be technical nightmares into routine warm-ups.

Justin from Scarpa walks us through the Scarpa Maestrale RS Ski Boot which has been redesigned for the 2015 season. An all-new ski/walk mechanism makes switching from downhill to tour mode super easy, and also results in a more robust overall system.

Are you looking for a thru-hike that is well off the beaten path?  Then this is the presentation for you!  Join us as Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador Heather Knight shares photos and stories about her recent trek through Nepal.  Read more for details about how you can plan a similar trip!

Join Kokatat team member and American Canoe Association Instructor Trainer, Ben Morton and excellent Costa Rica Rios Guides for the ultimate Costa Rican paddling experience this winter.

Next Adventure staffer Andrew has been in some sticky situations where a solid knife is necessary for quick rescues. Andrew uses the Stohlquist Squeeze Lock since it remains so secure on his PFD. Read more to find out about Andrew's favorite knife.

Next Adventure staffer Andrew has used a paddle or two in his day, and lately he's been toying around with the Aquaglide Vector. The Vector is an adjustable paddle and is great for both flatwater and whitewater paddling. Read more for Andrew's full review!

Next Adventure staffer Andrew has been training to become a certified SUP instructor and has discovered his board of choice throughout his training: the NRS Baron 6 Inflatable SUP. This stand up paddleboard is extremely stable and a great board for beginners, but it can also take on whitewater making it fun for advanced paddlers. Read more to find out about this SUP!

Next Adventure staffer Andrew is an avid fan of absolutely sending it in his kayak. Whether he's surfing waves at the coast or dropping waterfalls in rivers around the Northwest, Andrew needs a spray skirt that will support him in his endeavors. Andrew has settled on what he thinks is the best skirt in the industry, the Immersion Research Royale.