Blog Posts

  • Gift Of Love

    This was brought to our attention by our buddy Mike Hahn of Mud, Sweat, and Beers fame. By the way Hahn means "cock" in German, and although unrelated I thought some of you would appreciate it!
  • UpaDowna Stickers Are Traveling

    [gallery link="file" columns="2"] If you have some great pics of your traveling UpaDowna sticker send it to us and we will post it up in a gallery!
  • How To Choose The Best Waterproof Jacket

    When facing a new gear purchase you should be as prepared as possible before slapping your money down. Get the facts and understand what you are buying. This goes for everything from carabiners to tent stakes and everything in between. When it comes to outdoor gear a good waterproof jacket is one of those products you don't want to be left with that under performs. One of the most key pieces of equipment when in inclement weather is your outer layer. Responsible for keeping you dry or warm or both. Ensuring that you find a product that meets your individual needs is very important.
  • Neat Trick

    This world and it's creatures never cease to amaze me.
  • UpaDowna Stickers Are Here!

    We finally have some schwag! That is right folks now you can show your devotion to the UpaDowna lifestyle by pimping one of these great stickers. Get one for your water bottle one for your bike, one for your neighbors car, one for your forehead. Now you shouldn't think of these stickers as one dimensional, they serve many purposes.
  • Busy Busy

    Unfortunately I have been a bit busy lately and just wanted to stop in and say howdy. Among the many projects I have been working on include; working up a new set up for my rig, ensuring that the new UpaDowna stickers are coming in soon, field testing the Ergon BD2 pack and testing some new boxed wine!!
  • Outward Bound Instructor Dies During Trip

    Travis Lizotte a 25 year old Outward Bound instructor died tragically when an ice bridge he and his team were crossing collapsed while attempting to summit Mount Tronador near Bariloche, Argentina. The Outward Bound 72 day course was attended by 11 students and 3 instructors.
  • Colorado Says "No Real Beer For You!"

    At least not outside of liquor stores and bars. Colorado House bill 1192 fizzled out during the house vote yesterday! Yep the vote came down to the wire yesterday and unfortunately or fortunately, what ever, Colorado grocers and gas stations will not be allowed to sell real beer only the 3.2% crap. I was kinda pulling for this one because I really dig Trader Joe's.
  • Things That Make You Go Hmmm

    I have never nor will I ever, claim to be a runner, I am not genetically predisposed to be one.
  • Getting Naked Pays Off

    53-year-old Australian cyclist Yair Kellner, already a certifiable bad ass for simply entering the 350 mile Iditarod Trail Invitational from Knik, AK to McGrath, AK has one up-ed himself with his survival instinct. Kellner had entered the race as a bike competitor where he was required to pedal, push or drag a beefy bike laden with supplies across Alaska in what is billed as the worlds longest ultra winter race!
    Bike, Survive