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May 10, 2018

Spring Cycling in the Sun

The moderate temps we see in early fall have dropped, as has the colorful New England foliage. What's leftover is a 4pm sunset and awkward temperatures that make the standard cycling commute more complicated. Read more →
February 9, 2018

King of the Socks at ORWM18

In the "King of the Socks" competition, we pitted the dozens of sock brands against each other at the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market + Snow Show. Read more →
January 18, 2018

Gear Giveaway at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2018

In our Outdoor Retailer episodes of MtnMeister, we record two-minute segments with companies about their products. In exchange for being featured, they give you free gear! Read more →
November 29, 2016

Cycling in the cold and dark

The moderate temps we see in early fall have dropped, as has the colorful New England foliage. What's leftover is a 4pm sunset and awkward temperatures that make the standard cycling commute more complicated. Read more →
November 3, 2016

Interview with Barney Franco, Bulls Bikes USA

In this interview, Barney Franco from Bulls Bikes USA talks about the brand's direct to consumer model in the United States. For 5% off, use the code "bullseye5" at checkout at http://bullsbikesusa.com. Read more →
October 12, 2016

Interview with Steve Sullivan, founder of Stio

In this interview with Stio founder Steve Sullivan, we talk about the advantages of a direct to consumer model and the attention to detail in their designs. Get 20% off with the code "meister" at checkout at stio.com. Read more →
July 15, 2016

Gear Giveaway at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2016

In our Outdoor Retailer episodes of MtnMeister, we record two-minute segments with companies about their products. In exchange for being featured, they give you free gear! Read more →
June 30, 2016

What to wear while listening to a podcast

Although podcasts feel rather intimate, many of us listen to them in the most public of places. Podcasts allow us to sit in on an intimate conversation when in reality we are navigating traffic or squeezing in and out of public transportation. For many of us, podcast listening is a form of multitasking. Do you have the gear to support that? If not, this is a list of a few pieces of gear that combine function and fashion; how you get from point A to point B efficiently and look good doing it. Read more →
May 24, 2016

What makes a t-shirt your “favorite”?

Why is it that when we reach into our t-shirt drawer our hands gravitate toward a select few shirts? One would think that there would be an even distribution of wear-frequency. But no. We have a rotation of our favorites, and the others, for the most part, go untouched. Read more →
March 17, 2016

My Favorite Podcasts

Being a podcast host, I am often asked, "What are your favorite podcasts?" The surprising answer is that ever since starting MtnMeister there isn't much "podcast time" in my schedule! I don't have a consistent commute, and I don't listen to anything when I run. Still, there's always time for competitive analysis. Below is a list of my podcasts in the order of those that I listen to most. If you already listen to any of these, you might notice the influence on MtnMeister's production. Read more →