At Under Blue, although we use affiliate programs, we pride ourselves on publishing independent gear and product reviews that put our readers first, and high-quality content will always be our first priority. Every product featured in our editorial gear coverage has been picked—and in many tested for extended periods of time— by either our editors or our team of freelance testers. We are never paid to cover the gear we write about.  

That said, when you purchase a product through a link on our website or our store, we occasionally earn an affiliate commission from affiliate programs. This is now a common media practice used by many notable sites, including Men’s Journal, Outside Magazine, Gear Patrol, and Wired.

Outdoor Gear and Clothing Affiliate programs that we work with:
CotopaxiRoad Runner Sports
KuhlDUER Jeans
Yeti CoolersCoal Tree Organics
Feetures SocksDarn Tough Socks
Toad & Co ClothingSmartwool
United by BlueTherm-a-Rest

Cycling Apparel and Gear Affiliate Programs

Competitive Cyclist
Enve Components REI
Trek BikesDiamond Bike Bikes
Club Ride Apparel

Running Apparel and Gear Affiliate Programs

HOKA ONE ONEAltra Running Shoes
CotopaxiRoad Runner Sports
Darn Tough Socks Feetures Socks
Ultimate DirectionJanji Running
Jack RabbitSmartwool
Runderwear ClothingVouri Clothing

Yoga / Fitness Apparel and Gear Affiliate Programs

Vouri Clothing Cotopaxi
Mukha Yoga
REI State Cashmere

Affiliate Companies, Affiliate Programs and Marketing Partners

AvantLink Rakuten Marketing
Impact Radius CJ / Commission Junction
Amazon Outdoors and Fitness
Backcountry Affiliate Programs

Here’s how it works: When you click a link on one of our pages that goes to an affiliate program partner or affiliate retailer, the URL automatically notes that you came from Under Blue. If you purchase that product, we may earn a small commission that helps pay for our work. (It doesn’t cost you more—the price is the same as if you went directly to the site.) This amount is usually 6% to 10%.

Our editors carefully choose both the products we link to and the retailers that sell them (trusted companies like REI and Backcountry) to offer you competitive prices and a smooth shopping experience. We also encourage you to shop locally. Affiliate links do not factor into our editorial coverage other than to make it easier for readers to get the gear you want at a great price (although we cannot guarantee it will always be the best deal available).

If a manufacturer or retailer has paid for any editorial placement on our website, it is noted clearly with a Sponsored Content tag.

Our reputation with our readers is our most valuable asset. We will continue to review and discuss products honestly and independently with one simple goal: to help you find the best gear possible for the activities you love to do outdoors.

If you have any questions about our affiliate programs or links, please send an email to [email protected].



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