Next Adventure Blog

Next Adventure staffer Jordan recently took the new Dagger Axiom 8.5 shop demo out for a rip on the Wind River and is hyped on how well it takes on the whole river! Jordan found the Axiom to be extremely versatile and a great boat for any skill level. Read more for the full review!

When: Thursday, December 18 at 7 p.m.

Where: Next Adventure, 426 SE Grande Ave, Portland, Oregon

Join us at Next Adventure for a free presentaion on taking your dog out on the snow to play.  Whitney "Allgood" La Ruffa, a brand ambassador for Ruffwear Dog Gear, will share some of his experiences, talk about keeping your pup warm and safe, and give you the lowdown on winter recreation with canine companions in the Northwest.                    

Have you ever thought to yourself, "why am I carrying 40lbs for a weekend backpack trip?" Are you worried that you can't afford to buy lighter gear?  Then join us for our FREE presentation on how to lighten your backpacking load affordably.  Read more for details!

Are you thinking about thru-hiking the PCT or getting into long-distance hiking?  If so, Next Adventure is the place to get geared up and learn what it takes to go the distance.

Next Adventure is offering free clinics and presentations from now until Spring to help you get ready for your long-distance experience.  Learn how to lighten you load no matter what your ambitions, and get the nitty-gritty details from successful thru-hikers.

Carl walks us through the 2015 Armada AR7, a park ski designed for stepping up and going big. The AR7 has a lightweight construction thanks to the AR50 sidewals, while the Hybrid Triple Zone Core and Kevlar tail stringers provide tons of pop. Read more for the full review!

Next Adventure staffer Adam does not have night vision, so to cope he has been using the Black Diamond Moxie Headlamp. The Moxie is a durable light that Adam even takes on kayaking trips where it gets fully submerged. Needless to say, he's a fan of this headlamp. Read more to find out about this awesome product.

Do you long for the peace and solitude that accompanies fresh snow and winter wilderness? Have you ever wanted to get more out of snowshoeing  or cross-country skiing, but didn’t know where to go or what to bring? Join us on the evening of Tuesday, December 9, as we share with you all you need to get out and enjoy snowshoeing & xc-skiing.

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 Andrew has been paddling the 2015 Adventure Technology Geronimo the last few months for his creeking and whitewater kayaking adventures. Andrew was a fan of the 2014 paddles, but found they weren't very durable. The added strength to the 2015 paddle makes Andrew a huge fan, so read more to learn about the Geronimo.

Next Adventure staffer Dre loves tearing up trails no matter what time of year! Her most recent journey took her to the beautiful Tamanawas Falls where many sprouting mushrooms were in season. Read more to find out about this hike that is easily accessible from Portland.