Gear of the Year

Whether you’re looking to keep warm or keep time, our Gear picks for 2016 have run a wide gamut of products that will help you enjoy the outdoors year-round. Alaska staff members pick the stuff they like best from 2016

Native Wisdom

Making small talk with the cab driver, I sipped coffee on the way to the Juneau airport. The rainy morning continued a string of rainy mornings. I checked in and wound through security, made it to the other side of the human scanner, and stood in sock feet. My pack, however, didn’t make it. “Is...