• Ruffwear SingleTrak Dog Pack
For those who like to hike with Rover, the Ruffwear pack has been rated tops by several gear-oriented websites. Why not let the dog carry all your stuff while you saunter down the trail? The SingleTrak pack can carry water and provisions and is adjustable to most breeds (sizes) of dogs. Reviewers say the pack is comfortable on the dogs, but you’d have ask the dog to really know for sure.
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• Icebreaker LS Siren Crewe
Yes, we know that $75 seems a bit steep for base-layer clothing (a.k.a. underwear), but do you want to stay warm on the slopes, or not? This product is 96 percent merino wool (4 percent elastane), and the great thing about merino wool – other than its toastiness – is that it repels odor.
• Outside Magazine’s Best Snowboards of 2014
The magazine tested more than 100 snowboards in Colorado and all of its selections ranged in the $500-$600 range.
• 7 Cycling-Friendly Luxury Hotels in the World
The website “A Luxury Travel Blog” lists swanky hotels that won’t bat an eye when you walk through the lobby in Lycra and take your racing bike in the elevator. Hotels also were ranked by access to road-bike routes and mountain bike trails:
1. Cap Rocat, Mallorca, Spain
2. Eight Hotel Paraggi, Cinque Terre, Italy
3. Moraine Lake Lodge, Rocky Mountains, Canada
4. H2hotel, Healdsburg
5. Hotel Richard Lowenherz, Wachau, Austria
6. Bicycle Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
7. Hotel Osejava, Makarska, Croatia
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— Compiled by Sam McManis, email@example.com