• Clif Mojo Trail Mix Bar
Clif Bar has long been a leader in the fitness fueling market, and it’s interesting to chart how it has evolved from offering high-carbohydrate, high-sugar immediate energy products for those doing outdoor activities to jumping on the high-protein and gluten-free trend. Its new product, the Mojo Trail Mix Bar, is all about replenishing your protein after a workout – or even if you’re not working out. The five flavors of bars (200 calories each) feature 8 to 9 grams of protein, mostly from the almonds or coconut. They use organic blueberries, cherries and cranberries, too.
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• Patagonia Knifeblade Softshell Jacket
This jacket, selected as one of the best snow-resistant options by Backpacker magazine, provides “storm-level protection with optimal breathability,” according to Patagonia’s website. It has three layers or water-resistant material and three pockets, including a chest pocket big enough to zip up your smartphone. The hood is adjustable so that it will fit over a helmet.
• Vargo Titanium Emergency Whistle
What, you don’t have a whistle with you when you’re out on the trails? Many outdoors experts say it’s necessary for emergencies – say, you fall down a ravine and break your ankle. We’re not sure how effective a deterrent it would be against a mountain lion, but, heck, it can’t hurt. This whistle is small and narrow (2.2 inches in length) and weighs 3 grams and spends out a 100-decibel blast. Certainly, you have room for it in your hiking gear.
• 10 Vacation Places With No Cars
Because traffic shouldn’t slow you down on vacation, the Huffington Post tells you where you can go carless:
1. Mackinac Island, Mich.
2. Sark, United Kingdom
3. Venice, Italy
4. Fes el-Bali, Morocco
5. La Cumbrecita, Argentina
6. Hydra, Greece
7. Bald Head Island, N.C.
8. Giethoorn, Netherlands
9. Fire Island, N.Y.
10. Zermatt, Switzerland
From Katie Bain (@bainofyrexstnce): “Showed up right on time at the Burbank airport for my flight out of LAX. #TravelFail.”
— Compiled by Sam McManis, firstname.lastname@example.org