Articles by: Michael Conley

Camelbak Bootlegger carries the right joy juice to keep hydrated.
Credit: Camelbak

Hydration Chronicles: An Easy Way To Keep Drinking

Carry Water On Your Back Like A Camel. In my younger days, my friends and I launched our adventures without giving a thought to proper nutrition, hydration and so on. On one fondly remembered camping trip, provisions were down to shredded wheat, peanut butter and warm beer, and we still had fun. Now we have the benefit of decades of[Read More…]

by January 28, 2015 3 comments Health, Nutrition, Home Top Box 2
CP Camurai is a full visor helmet that eliminates googles and makes you look like an F-15 pilot.
Credit: Mike Conley

Chic CP Visor Helmet Replaces Goggles

Hot-Looking Helmet Channels F-15 Pilot Look. I’ve written previously about the Osbe Proton Senior, a clever helmet with an integral visor which replaces goggles, providing an effective solution to the problem of foggy eyeglasses. Swiss-based CP raises the bar with their Italian-made Camurai, which adds some significant tweaks to the pivoting visor concept.  Both helmets feature a visor that allows[Read More…]

by November 20, 2014 0 comments Accessories
Plug your boot bag in for pre-ski warm-ups.  Ahhhh.
Credit: HotGear

Toast Your Booties: Two Ways To Keep Feet Comfy On Cold Days

No more wrestling with cold, stiff boots on a crowded ski lodge bench. A few years ago, I indulged in my version of the middle-aged cliche: Instead of a red sports car, I snagged some very nice new skis and a serious pair of custom-fit boots. All was glorious but for one problem—the boots were 120’s, so stiff that by[Read More…]

by September 22, 2014 3 comments Accessories, Home Top Box 3
The Osbe's visor allows a flow of air to evaporate fog.
Credit:  Michael Conley

Fogless, Wide-Screen View While Wearing Glasses From Osbe Helmet

How To Look Like A Skiing Top Gun Like many seniors dependent on glasses and contact lens-phobic, I’ve always searched for a way to keep my specs from fogging up while skiing.  I overheat easily and goggles steam up so none of the usual tricks (rubbing dry soap on the lenses, etc.) help for long. I tried different goggles with a[Read More…]

by August 4, 2014 4 comments Gear, Accessories, Home Top Box 4

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