Inclusive Outdoors Articles

How I Found Hope by Trying on 6 Pairs of Plus Size Hiking Pants in an REI Fitting Room

Over the holidays, we were visiting friends in Seattle and stopped at the REI store. Hubs had an upcoming trip and needed to pick up a few items. From the outside, the store looked awesome and I was looking forward to exploring it because it was so big. Our friend...

The Struggle of Being a Plus Size Girl in an Outdoor World

I have been sitting on an ever-changing draft of this post for nearly two years. So long, in fact, I just assumed that I had published it. I didn't realize I hadn't published it until I wanted to link to it in another post I was writing. (Obviously, I also need to...

Columbia Plus Size Hiking Pants Review: Women’s Anytime Outdoor Full Leg Pant

Overview Prior to purchasing my Columbia Plus Size Women's Anytime Outdoor Full Leg Pant, the only hiking pants I could find in-person that fit me were from the men's section. Which is great for a woman's self-confidence, right? Oy! Anywho... Those hiking pants from...

Columbia Plus Size Jacket Review: Women’s Fast Trek II Full Zip Fleece Jacket

Overview While I'm not going to go into all the details here, I was struggling to find a mid-weight plus size jacket for a trip to Alaska back in 2015. I was looking for a mid-weight jacket that I could easily add or remove as weather conditions changed on our trip....