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Adam Paashaus

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Adam Paashaus is a AMGA SPI certified rock climbing instructor, father of two adventurous girls (5/8), and DIY builder of all things from minimalist running sandals to converting a 40' retired school bus (skoolie) for his family's adventure-mobile/tiny house. He has worked in various parts of the outdoor industry since 2001 from sales to buying to guiding. Adam was most recently the lead climbing instructor for a local branch of a national outdoor school before leaving to start a long term road trip with his family in their skoolie.

Adam has a passion for adventuring with his family all across the US. He started backpacking in the 90s and found rock climbing while working a summer job in Yosemite in 2001. He then took his climbing passion home to the old school traditional climbing areas of western North Carolina. Since then, has spent time climbing all throughout the US, from the sandstone of southern Utah to the Granite of Lumpy Ridge, Yosemite, and Index, to the Gunks in New York. Adam's adventures also include long distance backpacking in the Sierras, ultrarunning, and an especially challenging canyon trip with his wife and two daughters. He prides himself on showing his girls a life of adventure,chasing those awe inspiring moments. Adam believes that we are all capable of more than we think, even kids, and seeks out opportunities to let his girls find the empowerment in overcoming discomfort and adversity in the outdoors.

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Best Fleece Jackets of 2022

Best Fleece Jackets of 2022

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Best Down Jackets of 2022

Best Down Jackets of 2022

Searching for an awesome new down jacket but aren't sure where to begin? Our experts reviewed 12 of the best and most popular mid and lightweight models available on the market today to...
Best Slackline of 2022

Best Slackline of 2022

Looking to upgrade your current rig or new to slacklining? We tested 12 of the highest-ranked slacklines on the market today to help you find the right line for your favorite style.
Best Climbing Harness for Kids of 2022

Best Climbing Harness for Kids of 2022

Looking for a new climbing harness for a kid crusher in your life? Our expert testers spent months putting 10 of the best available kids' harnesses through the ringer. We answer all the...
Best Rock Climbing Shoes for Kids of 2022

Best Rock Climbing Shoes for Kids of 2022

With a lack of thorough kids' climbing shoe reviews, we researched over 40 of the top models, purchasing the best 10 to put through our testing process. Our expert testers decided to help...
The North Face Campshire Hoodie
Top Pick

The North Face Campshire Hoodie

We can't overstate the comfort of the Campshire Hoody. Our testers love lounging around camp in this soft, wooly fleece, though it's too heavy for extended backcountry trips.
How to Choose a Down Jacket

How to Choose a Down Jacket

This article helps you decide which down jacket is the perfect one for you by going into much greater depth about the decision making process, as well as all of various features and...
How to Choose the Right Backpacking Backpack

How to Choose the Right Backpacking Backpack

We want to make it easy for you to find the right pack for your next adventure. If you need help sorting through your options, our Buying Advice article on backpacks is a great place to...
Evolv Venga
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Evolv Venga

With so many great traits, we think the Venga is the best all-around kids shoe available. While comfort and adjustability are common with kids shoes, good performance normally is not, but...
Evolv Ashima
Top Pick

Evolv Ashima

Ashima Shiraishi, one of the world's strongest young climbers, worked with Evolv to build a shoe that performs well in almost any terrain but excels in steep boulder problems and sport...
La Sportiva Maverink
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La Sportiva Maverink

With kids performing at such high levels, an aggressive down-turned shoe with features like the P3 platform and the No-Edge technology help kids meet their full potential.
Arc'teryx Fortrez Hoody
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Arc'teryx Fortrez Hoody

This super technical fleece has a handfull of well thought out features. The fit is trim and this fleece, with its smooth "hard face" exterior, layers well under a shell.
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