Amanda Ellis

Amanda Ellis

Amanda is an outdoor junkie and digital nomad with an insatiable hunger for gear. Based out of Raleigh, NC she travels to rock climb in remote alpine destinations all over the world. As a full time freelance writer and outdoor brand manager, she relishes in all of the technology needed to take you there. Learn more about her at investinginadventure.net
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Keep track of your workout intensity with our Fitbit syncing guide

Want to buy a Fitbit tracker or smartwatch but lack technical expertise? All you have to do is pair it with your Apple, Android, or Windows device to have access to its benefits. We compiled a walkthrough for how to sync a Fitbit.
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Travel light while staying warm at night in Therm-a-Rest's Parsec 20 sleeping bag

We tested the Parsec 20 from of Therm-a-Rest's new line of Fast & Light sleeping bags on a two-week foray into the backcountry. The trip yielded great results due to a combination of warmth, light weight, and excellent features.
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Stay toasty in the best lightweight backpacking sleeping bags you can buy

Whether you're a cold sleeper, desire a bag with heaps of features, or consider yourself an ultralight backpacker who will settle for half a bag, here are our picks for the best backpacking sleeping bags currently available from brands like…
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The best hiking backpacks

If you don't want to jump into full-on backpacking but enjoy getting out into nature, day hiking may be much your speed. There's a low barrier to entry and minimal equipment is needed -- highlighted by a proper hiking backpack. Here are our…
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Cruise the streets in style and comfort on Blix’s new Sol electric bike

Whether you're just testing out the ebike waters or getting back into riding, you want a bike that is simple, stylish, and comfortable. Blix's new Sol ebike is designed like a beach cruiser meant for your daily commute.
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Pound pavement or trails at full speed in the best running shoes you can buy

Whether you're pounding pavement or hitting trails, you need a trusty pair of running shoes at the ready. From lightweight runners to heavier, cushion-friendly kicks -- or even a pair outfit with smart sensors -- we have you covered with…