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Brands to Follow

Working for a large company can sometimes make you forget about where it all began. ya know, you forget the ‘started from the bottom now we here’, because, well you’ve just always been here. Most people don’t see it at the bottom. There are some rad companies out there, just getting started, that you may not know about, but that are just as great if

Go Fest

Well, another year of GO Fest Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival has come and gone. We’re sad to see it go, but with the activity filled weekend, we will have enough awesome memories to last us another year. Check out our booth we had set up, and see all the fun we had while listening to some rad bands, The Big Turtle Shell, and slangin’ our

High Fives Foundation: 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

The 6th Annual High Fives Foundation Charity Golf Tournament in Tahoe was once again a success. 136 golfers participated in 18 holes of scramble golf at The Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing. Thanks to all of the contributors, the foundation was able to raise $17,500 to support the recovery and rehabilitation efforts of traumatically injured mountain action sports athletes!! High five, guys! (pun intended) Check out all the fun

5 simple camping mistakes you will want to avoid

Camping, whether it be with your friends, your family, your colleagues, or just yourself can be a great experience for the mind body and soul. There are many simple mistakes that can be made whilst doing it and can ultimately ruin something that was suppose to be great. Follow these simple steps and you should be able to avoid any unnecessary frustration and get through

DIY Tips & Tricks to do with Your Old Skateboard

We all know that when it comes time to tossing out your old wooden friend on four wheels, you start to feel this burning guilt inside. Like, “wow, you’ve done so much for me”, or “damn, you were there for me when no one else was”. Don’t worry, you’re not alone; which brings me to my next point. Here are 8 ways you can turn

Cotopaxi Giveaway

Celebrate the National Park Service’s Centennial by entering to win the ‪#‎YearOfAdventure‬ Ultimate California National Parks road trip. You and 3 friends will win round trip tickets, a car rental, and a gear package from your favorite brands. Visit Yosemite National Park and meet up with a climbing guide, or head to Sequoia National Forest for a horse riding trip you’ll never forget. Brought to

7 Margarita Recipes to Make Your Cinco De Mayo Great

It’s Cinco De Mayo…in other words your Taco Tuesday came twice this week. You are most likely going to be heading out to your local Mexican restaurant after work to enjoy the benefits of another ridiculous holiday. We also understand that your addiction to Scandal may be holding you back from going out with your friends, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying a

Greenbelly Meals Giveaway

Enter into the Greenbelly Meals Giveaway to win $600 worth of outdoor gear. Win prizes from Skora Running, Outdoor Tech, Ultima Replenisher, Outdoor Gear Exchange / GearX.com and Swiftwick Socks! Contest ends on Wednesday, May 18th.

Why You Should Never Leave Home Without a Buckshot Pro

As the mullet of speakers, this thing truly lives up to its name. Here are 5 reasons why you should never leave home without one. CHARGING The greatest thing about the Buckshot Pro is that it can charge almost everything. It’s lithium ion rechargeable battery offers 10 hours of play and talk time. It’s USB output allows for a charge to your phone, GoPro, Camera, and

Mother’s Day Gifts Under $60

Mother’s Day is creeping steadily around the corner, and some of you are still brainstorming what to get your beloved creator. Here is a helpful list of 10 ODT items that all fall under the $60 and below category. This list will not only help your wallet, but will help you gain major points with mom, since she will obviously love anything you decide to

Prince (1958 – 2016)

I’m sure by now you have received the news that one of the worlds most iconic pop artist has died. Prince was a boundary-breaking singer, songwriter and actor who’s had more hits on the charts than most. Very few artists have impacted so many, nor have influenced the music industry in the ways he did. To honor the beloved Prince, here is a top 9 hits list


I have never really been more grateful for an electronic device than I was on my latest adventure to Germany. And no I am not just saying this. Not until the very last minute was I reminded to bring a Kodiak Plus along with me, and damn was I stoked. With weird shaped outlets, slim to no USB ports, and time away from your hotel

ODT Giveaway: Win 2 Pick 2

It’s a 2 for 2 special on the contest wave this week. Enter now for a chance to win a ‪‎Turtle Shell‬ 2.0, a pair of ‪Los Cabos‬ AND 2 items of your choice! Jaw-dropping, we know. Don’t miss out on this one; enter now!   WINNER:

The Day There Was No Music and I Fell In Love With the Buckshot Pro

Everyone knows that I teach Stroller Strides classes as part of the wonderful offerings of FIT4MOM Fruita. These classes are high energy, stroller integrated and generally outdoors. A lot of instructors teach without music but after spending almost 10 years in the fitness industry, I’ve learned that having music keeps people engaged and motivated. Without music, there’s silence and silence can be AWKWARD. I recently

Jean-Marc Johannes: ODT SA Ambassador

As a brief description of myself and what I do. I’m 25 years old and I’m a Professional Skateboarder, from Athlone / Cape Town. I have been skateboarding for over 10 years. I inherited my first skateboard from my mother at the age of 9 and won my first PRO/AM contest at the age of 11; I have never left it alone since then. As