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Edelrid's most versatile belay and abseil device is made of solid stainless steel for durability, longevity, and peace of mind. Next Adventure staffer Josh walks us through how to use this belay device effectively within his video review. Read more for the video and a full break down of the Edelrid Mega Jul.

Join Next Adventure for an after-hours themed celebration of the new Kokatat line! We will have a festive party as we display the entire new Kokatat line. Experts will also take measurements on-site to make it easy and accessible to order a custom sized suit for the perfect fit.

After starting your whitewater kayak adventures and you can’t get enough kayaking, you have a sickness and the only cure is bigger and more technical whitewater! This 2.5 Day Whitewater Kayaking Course is designed to help students progress in their whitewater adventures!

Kickstart your kayaking dreams and become a beginner/intermediate whitewater paddler with our 2.5 Day Whitewater Kayaking Course! This course is designed to introduce students to Whitewater Kayaking starting with a basic understanding of the gear needed, insight to paddling safely and responsibly, and how to find suitable local destinations.

Two courses will be covered; the first course will be a combination ACA Instructor Development Workshop (IDW) and Instructor Candidate Exam (ICE) at level 1 and 2 for flat water kayaks. The second course will be an ACA Instructor Candidate Exam (ICE) at level 3 and 4 for previously certified sea kayak instructors. Read more for details.

- Starting the Year Off on the Right Foot -

Next Adventure's Outdoor School had a spectacularly sunny and snowy day on Mt. Hood National Forest for the first Winter Trip of the season.

Next Adventure staffer and master boot fitter Greg took the 2015 Volkl Mantras out for a rip on new years day at Timberline. The Mantra's are classic all mountain slayers, and Volkl has made some slight changes to make the ski more forgiving. Read more for the full review!

Next Adventure staffer Andrew is on the river almost six days a week, and when it comes to staying warm and dry, he chooses the Kokatat Meridian Dry Suit. The Meridian is a top tier suit armed with Gore-Tex to keep you comfortably paddling all day. Read more for the full review.

Snow is finally falling on the mountain, and it looks like it might stick around and keep accumulating.

There were a good 6-8 inches at 3000 feet in the Oregon Cascades on Saturday, and more snow continues to fall.  Temperatures are forecast to remain below freezing at least through New Year's, which is good news for the first Next Adventure Outdoor School Winter Trip of the year, scheduled for January 1st, 2015.

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Next Adventure staffer Jordan made it back to the East Coast over the holidays and had the chance to paddle the Top Yough. This is a classic east coast river with shallow waters and boulder gardens, so read more for the full report!