The Primal Kingdom

Gear Up For Your Next Outdoor Adventure

Katie Bernotsky

Okay the holidays are over, the hustle and bustle has died down and it’s time to detox from too much eggnog and grandma’s cookies. This is the time of year everyone likes to reset and make healthier changes for the New Year. Well us over here at The Primal Kingdom, we don’t join the gym, we head outside! It may be January and freezing out but that shouldn’t stop you from hitting your favorite hiking trail or strapping on some ski’s for a little cross country fun. As a matter of fact, the winter is my favorite time of year for outdoor activity. Can we say, no bugs, no snakes, no spider webs (I could keep going here). With the right gear your winter outdoor activities can be super warm and comfortable. The technology out there now on apparel from wicking to waterproof can’t be beat. So here are my picks for great outdoor gear that will keep you warm, dry and looking stylish. Oh yea, and save you some money too!

So let’s start with a great base layer. In the winter, it’s all about the layers. Even with the cold, you will still heat up and being able to remove layers as you go is key. This Tasc Performance bamboo+merino base layer is not only soft against the skin, it’s breathable, temperature regulating, moisture wicking, anti-odor, UPF 50+ sun protection and a 4 way stretch. Available in men’s and women’s. 6% cashback for Primal Kingdom members, free shipping on orders over $75 and you can even snag an additional 10% off coupon by signing up to their newsletter.

 The next layer I like to wear is a thin but warm fleece. Something not too bulky so I can still move freely and an easy fit under my jacket. A Columbia fleece is perfect for this. PK members get 6% cashback, and if you’re a Greater Rewards member with Columbia, you get free shipping (it’s free so why not join).  

 So now onto the jacket. I specifically love this one not only because it’s waterproof & wind proof but it’s got pit zips!! Sometimes a good jacket is a little too good and can really hold some of that heat in there. The fact that you can bring in a little ventilation sells me on this one. Even in the low teens, I know when I’m hiking, I’m still sweating. This North Face jacket is available at Moosejaw with 15% off, 10% back in Moosejaw Rewards, free shipping and PK members get an additional 6% cashback.

While you’re hanging out at Moosejaw’s site, head over to their footwear section. Check these bad boys out, the Ahnu women’s Montara waterproof boot. And don’t worry boys Ahnu makes the Coburn boot for you guys. Not only are these boots waterproof, breathable, and moisture wicking, they have self-cleaning lugs for ultimate grip and traction for those long winter excursions you have planned.

So we’ve got you dressed for those cold snowy conditions, now for the fun stuff, the toys. What will be your next outdoor adventure? Snowshoeing, hiking, cross country skiing, snowboarding, ice climbing, sledding? Head over to Paragon Sports where PK Members can earn 5% cashback and free shipping on orders over $49. They have a huge inventory of just about every awesome activity you can think of doing outside. They’ve even got sleds, because I wasn’t kidding about that. I might not be a kid anymore, but give me a sled, snow and a big hill and it’s game on.