Though you probably do not know her name, Whitney Thomas is a true outdoorswoman.
When I set out to interview her about women in the outdoors, I had no idea how strikingly real and powerful her insights would be. Instead of lingering on the lack of quality, technical women’s gear (and how so much of it is pink) or on the gender gap in guiding, Whitney took time to talk over why she loves the outdoors, and what all it has offered her.
At CloudLine, the only thing we like better than a great pair of hiking socks is a good book, and our favorite books are about the adventures we live for. Even when we count every ounce in our packs when backpacking, we never think twice about bringing a good book. Here we have gathered 12 of our favorite outdoor books for hikers, climbers, paddlers, and the adventurous.
John Muir is one of our outdoor heroes. Without his influence, and inspiration we might not have our national park system. Hiking might not be as popular and CloudLine might never have created theworld's best merino wool hiking socks. In short, we all have John Muir to thank for many of our favorite hikes and outdoor adventures!
We've gathered five of our favorite outdoor quotes to get you through the days when you're stuck at work and can't get outside. These quotes are from some of our heroes, noted adventurers, authors, and explorers that have inspired a love of hiking in us. So prepare to be inspired, grab your daypack, snacks, and favorite hiking socks and plan your next hike!
The CloudLine team spends a good portion of everyday in the shipping department, packing up our premiummerino wool hiking socks and shipping them out to happy hikers. To pass the time while we work, we like to listen to a few favorite outdoor themed podcasts. These podcasts also often keep us entertained as we make the drive from Seattle to Olympic National park, the North Cascades, or weekend adventures down to Oregon. Each of these podcasts inspire us with ideas for new adventures, stories that capture our imaginations, and provide tips for backpacking, hiking, and more.
|Small||4 - 6.5||2 - 4.5||35 - 37||20.5 - 23|
7 - 9.5
|5 - 7.5||38 - 40||23.5 - 25.5|
|8 - 10.5||41 - 45||26 - 28.5|
13.5 - 15
|11 - 13.5||46 - 49||29 - 31|
|Small||N/A||N/A||N/A||20.5 - 23|
6 - 8.5
|5.5 - 8||39 - 41||23.5 - 25.5|
|8.5 - 11||42 - 44||26 - 28.5|
12 - 14.5
|11.5 - 14||45 - 47||29 - 31|
|WOMEN'S||FITS SIZES||US Sizes (Inches)|
|Small||2 - 4||Length: 26"||Width: 15 ¾"|
|Medium||6 - 8||Length: 26 ½"||Width: 16 ½"|
|Large||8 - 10||Length: 27 ⅛ "||Width: 17 ½"|
|X-Large||10 - 14||Length: 27 ¾"||Width: 18 ½"|
|2X-Large||14 - 18||Length: 28 ⅜"||Width: 19 ½|
|MEN'S / UNISEX||CHEST TO FIT||US Sizes (Inches)|
|Small||34 - 37||Length: 28"||Width: 18"|
38 - 41
|Length: 29"||Width: 20"|
42 - 45
|Length: 30"||Width: 22"|
46 - 49
|Length: 31"||Width: 24"|
|2X-Large||50 - 53||Length: 32"||Width: 26"|