Unlikely Hikers Podcast

The Unlikely Hikers Podcast features diverse, anti-racist, body-liberating stories from people underrepresented in outdoor media and culture. As we face this unprecedented time for most of us during the COVID-19 pandemic, connection, community, truth and storytelling feel more important than ever. This is the Unlikely Hikers feed come to life. Host and founder of UH, Jenny Bruso (she/her), is a white, queer, fat, writer, hiker and group hike leader based in Portland, Oregon.

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NEW – Episode 13 : Where is the Plus-Size Gear? – August 27, 2020


Episode 13: Where is the Plus-Size Gear?

Plus-size outdoorspeople are climbing mountains, long-distance hiking, whitewater rafting and rock climbing, but plus-size specific technical gear and clothing are still rare to non-existent. Many studies have shown the average American woman wears a size 16/18, so where is the gear at? In this episode of the Unlikely Hikers Podcast, I talk with plus-size outdoor leaders Diandra Oliver, Tasheon Chillous and Sam Ortiz, about the hits and misses of the outdoor industry when it comes to the needs of the plus-size adventurer.

This episode was sponsored by, Eddie Bauer, a brand I am really proud to work with as a leader with their One Outside Program.


Stay up to date with the podcast:


Unlikely Hikers Podcast 13: Where is the Plus-Size Gear?

Unlikely Hikers Podcast 12: Disabled Hikers

Unlikely Hikers Podcast 11: You Can Do Hard Things – a storytelling episode w/Megan Banker, Will “Akuna” Robinson, Pattie Gonia & Keenan Adams

Unlikely Hikers Podcast 10: Chelsea Murphy Colors Nature

Live Episodes:

Unlikely Hikers Podcast 09: #RecreateResponsibly

Unlikely Hikers Podcast 08: Ash Manning

Unlikely Hikers Podcast 07: Storytelling w/Daniel “The Blackalachian” White, Sirena Rana Dufault, Tam Willey & Travis “Bearbait” Clough

Unlikely Hikers Podcast 06: Perry Cohen of The Venture Out Project

Unlikely Hikers Podcast 05: Mercy M’fon of Wild Diversity

Unlikely Hikers Podcast 04: Storytelling w/Latria Graham & Tyler “The Prodigy” Lau

Unlikely Hikers Podcast 03: Nikki Smith

Unlikely Hikers Podcast 02: Will “Akuna” Robinson

Unlikely Hikers Podcast 01: Tasheon Chillous

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Podcast drawing by, Olivia Winokur