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Review: Headband — Wizbang

My trusty Wizbang hat playing in the snow. I’ve loved my Wizbang hat for a long time. It’s lightweight, it’s cute, and it’s perfect for cold weather activities when you aren’t super cold. You know what I mean–it’s snowy or cold, but you’re running or skiing or otherwise keeping warm. You need something on your …

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The Pearl Cafe is a perfect blend of sophisticated French cuisine and elegant atmosphere

Walking into the Pearl Cafe in Missoula feels like walking into a restaurant in the French countryside. There’s soft music, soft lighting, and gentle colors. There are no televisions or phones-nothing to distract from the experience. The waiters are friendly, not formal, offering a people-pleasing style of service. In other words, it’s inviting. “I’m hoping …

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Review: Indy—K2

The Indy is a great pair of skis for the beginning skier who is just getting hooked on the sport. The ski’s Catch-Free Rocker profile will hold firm through turns on hardpack, and its 70mm waist will keep the ski light and nimble. This elevated tip and tail assures effortless initiation at slow speeds, stability …

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Review: Galaxy/Cosmos Jr. Combo Pack—Smith Optics

This handy little package protects your little one’s noggin and their eyes. The goggles snap right onto the helmet, so they fit perfectly. This new system ensures convenient, fully adjustable, and fun goggle-helmet attachment. Combining an auto-locking magnet with secure slide-release buckle technology, this great fitting, fully integrated goggle and helmet system stays together long …

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Review: Rambler – Soft Star

I’ve gotten quite interested in the barefoot and minimalist shoe movement over the last couple of years. If you aren’t familiar with it, you can Google it, but I’ll tell you that proponents believe that going barefoot–or as close as possible–is better for your whole body. And going barefoot is especially important for kids since …

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Review: Hula Shadehouse – Kelty

Kelty Hula Shade House Basecamp Shelter We’ve become car camping connoisseurs since our kids were born. Our gear for a two-day campout almost fills the back of the truck, but the luxuries we carry with us make the experience so much easier. We’ll get back to the lightweight, fast-moving backpack trips of our past one …

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