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]