Set to Cake’s “Short Skirt, Long Jacket,” Outdoor Research’s fresh cut “Where the Wild Things Play” is an ode to women who spend more time getting after it than swiping right. Whether you’re an adventurous lady, admirer thereof, or have ever invested time belly up at a ski-town bar, this video is guaranteed to make you crack a smile.
Here’s to all badass ladies out there taking adventures on their own terms—perhaps even with fingernails that shine like justice.
In 2006 the first digital “action cam” hit the market for consumers. Over the past decade with the rise of social media and a surge in interest in outdoor recreation, dozens of consumer electronics companies have tried to take a bite of the relatively young “action cam” market. With big players like GoPro and Sony often hogging the spotlight, it’s easy to pass over newer entrants into the market. We first discovered the TomTom Bandit when we found out it was used for all of the POV shots in Sweetgrass Productions’ “Darklight” film featuring professional mountain bikers Graham Agassiz, Matt Hunter, and Matty Miles. After doing our research, we soon fell in love with the Bandit’s features.
1. 4k Ultra HD — All TomTom Bandits come out of the box ready to shoot both 4k Ultra HD videos and timelapses in addition to standard 1080p and 720p HD recording modes. The camera can also be used to capture slow motion sequences and 16 megapixel stills.
2. No Cables - One of the Bandit’s coolest features is its cable-free design. The integrated USB port allows you to charge the camera and transfer files to your computer without the use of a cable.
3. Longer Battery Life - The Bandit can record 3+ hours of HD footage on a single charge.
4. Waterproof to 40 Meters - With a rugged all-around design, the Bandit, equipped with its dive lens on, can be taken to depths of up to 40 meters.
5. Built-In Action Sensors - In addition to recording videos and taking photos, the Bandit has built-in action sensors that will record your g‑force, rotation, acceleration and altitude.
“TomTom has a winner on its hands with the Bandit. It’s a quality camera with a lot of high end features and is sweetly integrated with your smartphone — best of all, video output is superb and is rugged as hell.” — The National Business Review
The Good Life Pacific Northwest Series is a video documentary that chronicles four of the best ski mountains in the Northern Cascades during a ten-day road trip. Watch as Liam Doran and the production crew at ONTHESNOW set out to discover the throwback resorts that have developed a cadre of powder hounds while attracting minimal fanfare compared to internationally-renowned resorts in Utah, Colorado, and California.
Their journey begins at Mt. Hood Meadows in Oregon, and then heads north to Crystal Mountain, Stevens Pass, and Mt. Baker in Washington. Each of these four episodes showcase a different mountain, and along the way we meet the local skiers who provide us with an insider look at the world-class, but only regionally known, terrain. Join us for the next four days as we share one of these videos a day to help define the skiing in this often-overlooked region.
In Part 1, Powder at Mt. Hood Meadows, local ski patroller Jeff Ferragi shows us the natural terrain park that is Mt. Hood Meadows, which is known as having the widest range of terrain of the handful of resorts on Mt. Hood. While popular among Portlanders, the 2,777-foot vertical drop and over 2,150 skiable acres makes it a mountain that can keep its secrets.
Watch the whole series!
Part 1: Powder at Mt. Hood Meadows
Part 2: Deep Powder at Crystal Mountain
Part 3: Deepest Day of the Year at Stevens Pass
Part 4: Zach Griffin Tears Up Mt. Baker Ski Area
A Desert Life celebrates Alf Randell, who spends his winters climbing sandstone splitter cracks in the Utah desert. I first met Alf in the summer of 2003, at a climbing area in Wyoming called Wild Iris. He re-soled my climbing shoes and we spent a few memorable days pulling on limestone pockets. A dirtbag climber in the true sense of the word, Alf has dedicated himself to a simple lifestyle for the majority of his life. If you have ever thought of quitting your job, selling everything you own, and moving to the middle of nowhere, well, this video just might push you over the edge. Enjoy!
[Via: Austin Siadak]