ArmaSkin News  November 2021
Posted by Ian Bridger on ArmaSkin News November 2021

Into the Devil's Cave   (Brazil) At ArmaSkin we love seeing ArmaSkin taken to exotic locations.  This time, we were excited to see Leslie take ArmaSkin spelunking in Sao Paulo Brazil's Devil's Cave!When you grow up crawling into unnamed caves trailing behind a mother who taught you how to peer through a lens in search of that perfect composition, you tend to have a high threshold for risk when it comes to photography.Vale do Ribeira (Ribeira Valley) impacted me viscerally. Without my phone for 56 hrs, I was present to an adventure that I’ve always longed for where I return with relationships...

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ArmaSkin News - October 2021
Posted by Ian Bridger on ArmaSkin News - October 2021

ArmaSkin Escapees   It is starting to feel like the world is finally, albeit cautiously, opening up again and learning to live with covid. We are thrilled to see more and more people getting back outdoors again; hitting the trails that feed the soul, and getting back to the activities that they love. We are just as excited to see the 2022 events calendars filling up with Trailwalkers, adventure races, and of course people just getting out and fulfilling their own individual adventures.As always, we love to hear about your upcoming, current, or past adventures.  So feel free to get in touch on...

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ArmaSkin News September 2021
Posted by Ian Bridger on ArmaSkin News September 2021

ArmaSkin atop Mt Elbrus ArmaSkin Ambassadors are a great bunch of people!You'll find them on the positive side of messages about hiking, climbing, running and life in general.In September, two of our super active ArmaSkin Ambassadors, Alaina and Aditya Rajagopal ticked off a box on their multi year quest to tackle the Seven Summits, Mt Elbrus, Russia, 5,642 m (18,510 ft) (see lead pic)The Seven Summits are composed of the highest mountain peaks of each of the continents. Different lists include slight variations, but generally the same core is maintained : Everest, Aconcagua, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Vinson, and the final one for mainland...

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ArmaSkin Ambassadors Ascend Mt Elbrus
Posted by Ian Bridger on ArmaSkin Ambassadors Ascend Mt Elbrus

ArmaSkin Ambassadors are a great bunch of people! You'll find them on the positive side of messages about hiking, climbing, running and life in general. Just now, two of our super active Ambassadors, Alaina and Aditya Rajagopal have ticked off another box on their multi year quest to tackle the Seven Summits, this time it is Mt Elbrus, Russia. The Seven Summits are composed of each of the highest mountain peaks of each of the continents. Different lists include slight variations, but generally the same core is maintained : Everest, Aconcagua, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Vinson, and the final one depends...

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ArmaSkin News  August 2021
Posted by Ian Bridger on ArmaSkin News August 2021

NEWSFLASH   New USA Reseller and USA Amazon    After a wide search, ArmaSkin is excited to announce that we have been able to revitalise our USA distribution.Tahoe Mountain Sports (TMS) of Truckee California will be filling the shelves of the Amazon Fulfilment Centres with ArmaSkin. So long delays USA customers may have been experiencing due to Covid affecting supply chains will be a thing of the past.But there is more!As Tahoe Mountain Sports is Truckee & Lake Tahoe’s premier outdoor gear shop for human-powered adventures from the trail to the skintrack they will soon be adding ArmaSkin to their direct sales shop as...

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Hiking blisters?  Consider yourself lucky!
Posted by Ian Bridger on Hiking blisters? Consider yourself lucky!

As most hikers find out, blisters are a definite downer on a hike. The cause of a blister is the separation of the dermis and epidermis skin layers when the protein "glue" holding those layers together gives way due to the repetitive shear forces from every step. Proper prevention strategies like wearing ArmaSkin, proper sized boots etc are sensible and easy to adopt. But consider for a moment that the protein "glue" keeping those layers together is weak or just missing! For a certain part of the population, about 1 in 25,000 that is the case! These folk suffer from a...

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