Portlandia characters as clueless ‘gear junkies’

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The popular sketch comedy television series Portlandia this month set its sights on outdoor culture. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein play their regular airy, self-consumed character selves in this episode under the auspices of gearing up for a hike in Portland’s Forest Park. Worth a watch to see Armisen try and clip a carabiner if nothing else.

Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.