Next Adventure Blog

What to do when there's no snow on the mountain?  Take advantage of the warm weather, take a hike, and go camping in the Columbia River Gorge like Next Adventure Outdoor School guide Greg did.

When it's time to go rogue in the great outdoors be sure you have the footware that's going to get you there and back. Hit the trails, scramble over rocks, jump on your mountain bike, or take off to a far away destination with the Lowa Renegade GTX. Read more for a full review from Next Adventure staffer Laura!

Join Next Adventure and Scappoose Bay Kayaking for a day on the water and in the classroom for this introductory clinic. Whether you've already been hooked on kayak fishing or have yet to get your feet wet, this clinic will show you how to take your skills to the next level.

Next Adventure staffer Dan is more comfortable on water than he is on land. He recently took the Wilderness Systems Tempest 165 out for a rip at Scappoose Bay and fell in love with the Tempest's ability to track. Read more for Dan's full review of this awesome kayak.

The Black Diamond Halo 28 Jetforce Avalanche Pack is unlike any other ski pack thanks to the introduction of Jetforce Technology. An airbag ski pack can provide riders with those crucial extra minutes in the event of a burial. Read more for the full review including a video from SIA.

Deviation Ski & Snowboard Works designs and builds handmade skis & snowboards in the land we call home, Portland, OR. Deviation takes a great amount of pride within their craft for good reason; each ski and snowboard is constructed to the specific rider's style by hand from sustainable resources. 

The Fuse is a slow, glidey midrange disc from Latitude 64. This disc is great for many shots, from long, floating anhyzers, to slow straight shots, all the way to awkward footing, standstill hyzers. Read more for the full review!

When you can't ski, then hike!  Next Adventure Outdoor School Lead Guide Greg writes about a winter hike he took and explores some alternative activities for those of you itching to get outdoors this season.

The Wilderness Technology Non-Slip Sleeping Pad is an amazing value for a high quality, comfortable sleep in the backcountry. Read more for a full review and a video showing how one sleeping pad can put a man into high spirits.

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.  Free!