Cold Outdoorsman publishes news, interviews and honest reviews about clothing, gear and equipment that meets the unique demands of the 15-30 million people who suffer from Raynaud’s syndrome. The goal: help those people (re)discover the great outdoors. Cold Outdoorsman strives to help its readers learn the most effective and practical ways to overcome the cold, and then provide a glimpse at fun outdoor activities once those fears of getting cold have subsided.
The site was founded by Jonas Allen, who himself has Raynaud’s. Jonas has covered travel, technology and entertainment for more than 17 years, with a journalistic career spanning diverse outlets including Hemispheres Magazine, Traveler, Portland Family Magazine, OregonLive.com and a top-25 CBS affiliate. Literally and figuratively, he ventured into a new space with Cold Outdoorsman to address the overlooked plight of people who often struggle to enjoy the outdoors because of Raynaud’s.
Companies interested in submitting news releases for consideration on ColdOutdoorsman.com may contact Cold Outdoorsman via the form below or via email at jonas at coldoutdoorsman dot com. Sample review products are accepted, with the understanding that submitting items for gear testing does not guarantee “promotional” or positive coverage. Honest impressions are the only ones that matter to readers, and that’s the only type they’ll get at Cold Outdoorsman. Products and media kits may be sent to: 4014 NE Failing Street, Portland, Oregon 97212 USA.
Cold Outdoorsman currently has two staff writers: Jonas Allen and Sara Allen. Interested freelancers may use the form below to inquire about joining the team. In spite of the site’s URL, both men and women are encouraged to contact us about writing opportunities. After all, Raynaud’s syndrome is predominantly a female issue, so they’re prone to getting colder than most outdoor enthusiasts.