—Courtesy of Ultimate Direction
Not just any Joe Schmo can compete in the annual Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) trail-running race, a grueling 104-mile, multiday tour of nine mountain passes through Europe. You’ve got to qualify—and so does your equipment. The Ultra Jacket ($179.95), a waterproof, featherweight coat released...
—Courtesy of Per Bernal
It’s difficult to win one world championship, let alone four consecutive titles. But University of Denver grad Phil Heath aims to do just that this month when he defends his Mr. Olympia world bodybuilding title in Las Vegas from September 17 to 20. (That’s the same competition that launched Arnold...
—Çourtesy of Sarah Addy
We love shopping at this Boulder boutique for its collection of colorful goods, including casual women’s clothes, sumptuous scarves, pretty home accessories, and statement-making jewelry from around the world—but also because every item you purchase was made by an artisan earning a fair...
A seamstress and thread in Mi Esperanza’s Honduras facility; Courtesy of Caitlin Fairly
E.A. Lepine is on a mission to bridge the sartorial gap between yoga pants and the classic little black dress. “In another era, women dressed well every day, and we’ve lost some of that,” says the 26-year-old. “I love the idea that you can wear something that’s both effortless and beautiful.”...
—iStock (frame); courtesy of Lindsey B. Koehler (photo)
On a dull, gray january morning, I watched the wet, heavy snow fall beyond my Wash Park window, hushing the outside world. Inside, too, it was quiet. Painfully quiet. Bodhi, the boxer my husband and I had loved for nine years, had died the evening before, and I was waiting for a cremation service...
—Courtesy of Mandy Gauldin
The Roaring Fork Valley’s gorgeous views of Mt. Sopris might assuage sore eyes, but that’s nothing compared to the relief its waters afford aching muscles. In July, Iron Mountain Hot Springs opened near Glenwood Springs, next to the Colorado River on land once occupied by the Glenwood Health Spa. (...
—Courtesy of Ben & Kelly
Earlier this summer, the Adam Sandler–led movie Pixels imagined a world in which aliens—having interpreted our video games as a declaration of war—use characters from classic arcade games to attack humankind. Considering the caliber of Sandler’s recent work, Pixels probably won’t stay on the big...
For Fit Drinkers
Keystone Oktoberfest, September 5
You’ll want breathable lederhosen for Keystone’s 5K Das Bier Burner road run. The prize: a pint of German-inspired ale placed in your sweaty palms when you cross the finish line.
OktoberWest in Steamboat Springs,...