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States ‘Opting Out’ Of Black Friday With Free Park Days

A few states will open up parks for free on Friday to encourage outdoor recreation on the day after Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Camera Kit: Dakine ‘Reload’ Backpack Review

Battle-hardened shooters looking to carry a ‘run and gun’ camera setup into the wilds should consider the Reload from Dakine.

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Watch: Loop Video Of Insane Alaska ‘Crack’ Ski Descent

We wrote about Cody Townsend’s incredible ski line last year, the narrow and steep “Crack” chute. Now you can watch it over and over again with via this video loop.

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

‘Trivia Lift’ Is Like ‘Cash Cab’ On The Ski Hill

Answer trivia questions posed by game show host as you ride the chairlift. But don’t get three wrong, or else!

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Camper ‘Telescopes’ Sideways For Three Times The Space

A wild concept, these tow-behind campers expand to three times their original width to create a spacious living space inside.

Monday, November 23rd, 2015
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Printed Shoes, AT Cleanup, World Record Slackline: GearJunkie Week In Review

A recap of top stories, week of November 14 – 21, 2015.

Saturday, November 21st, 2015


‘Reeb Dikyelous’ Is My Dream Bike

Riding this belt drive, single-speed, made-in-Colorado bike made me lust for one of my very own.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

‘Pack Of All Trades’ For Bike, Hike & Travel

This mid-size Boreas Lagunitas is a ‘pack of all trades’ perfect for a wide variety of outdoor activities.

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Just Add Salt: PURE Device Purifies Water Chemically

The PURE Electrolytic Water Purifier from Potable Aqua has an electrically-regulated chamber that converts briny water into a microbe-killing solution.

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Warm-Weather Wool: Icebreaker Merino Shirts

We put Icebreaker’s hot-weather wool, the Cool-Lite line, to a sweaty test this summer. Review of Icebreaker Cool-Lite clothing.

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Tech Multitool: ‘Buckshot Pro’ Speaker, Light, Charger

Bluetooth speaker reviewed: Buckshot Pro includes a multi-functional light and a power bank for biking and camping needs.

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Review: ‘Lumen Beast’ Bike Light Has Integrated Display

The Fenix BC30R has a new killer feature good enough to push it to the top of the pile in this fall’s light comparison tests.

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Plug-In For Power: ‘Generac’ Gas Generator Review

Generators have a bad image with some campers. A new, made-in-USA unit we review from Generac has a quiet engine and aims to replace the rumbling generators that can plague campgrounds with exhaust and noise.

Monday, October 19th, 2015

The Pickup Truck Of Bikes: Yuba Spicy Curry

This electric-assist ‘cargo bike’ can haul as much as you can fit in the trunk of a small car.

Monday, November 9th, 2015

SOG Mini Aegis: Quality Knife Off ‘Big Box’ Shelf

Shopping at a big box store, this knife is a gem among a sea of garbage.

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Winter Running: Shoes For Cold-Weather Miles

At GearJunkie, we run year-round. These are some of the best winter running shoes, available on the market for winter 2015 – 2016, that we’ve reviewed.

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

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‘Modular’ Sleeping: Kammok Thylacine Sleeping Bag

Three sleeping bags in one. That’s the promise of the new Thylacine sleeping bag from Kammok. This review finds its modular sleeping bag system is a success.

BWCA Dispatch: 50-Night Sleeping Bag Test

After 50 days of sleeping in the Sea To Summit Talus Ts II our reviewer has found her favorite sleeping bag.

Log + Drill = Rocket Stove!

This looks like a fun DIY experiment for your next camping trip. All you need is a drill, 1″ bit and length of firewood.

A Technical Comforter For Your Outdoors Bed

Rumpl’s new Super Fleece is designed to take your cuddling into the great outdoors.


Review: ‘Lumen Beast’ Bike Light Has Integrated Display

The Fenix BC30R has a new killer feature good enough to push it to the top of the pile in this fall’s light comparison tests.

Titanium Bike Lock: Ultra-Light ‘TiGr Mini’ Review

The new titanium TiGr Mini bike lock weighs less than a pound and will deter thieves. We put it to the test against a hacksaw blade.

Bike Safe: Tips To Ride At Night

As the hours of daylight get shorter, it’s time for bike commuters to increase visibility and safety.

Women’s ‘Cycling Panties’ Have Chamois Insert

Designed to be worn under casual clothing, ZIB panties have a chamois for comfort on the saddle.


Apps & Gadgets For 2015-16 Snow Season 

From realtime traffic tracking apps to ‘smart’ bindings, these tech apps and gadgets are perfect for a day on the slopes.

Review: ‘Lumen Beast’ Bike Light Has Integrated Display

The Fenix BC30R has a new killer feature good enough to push it to the top of the pile in this fall’s light comparison tests.

Prototype TNF Parka Made Of ‘Synthetic Spiderweb’ Thread

It will be the first jacket made from the protein-based thread QMONOS, a synthetic variation of the silk made by spiders.

‘Emergency’ Cell Phone Runs On AA Batteries

Mobile phones are tools in emergency situations — so long as they work. A simple $59 phone can be tossed in a backpack or car trunk and maintain battery life for years.


Term ‘Lumbersexual’ Is Oxford ‘Word Of The Year’ Finalist

From obscurity to Oxford English Dictionary’s ‘word of the year’ finalist, the term lumbersexual has had a wild ride.

Magic Compass, Everest Update, Llama Wool Jacket: GearJunkie Week In Review

A recap of top stories, week of Nov. 1 – 7, 2015.

Colorado Has New Snow Tire Requirements For Passenger Vehicles

Hoping to lessen some of the horrific traffic in Colorado ski country, the state’s Department of Transportation recently approved new tire requirements.

Burley Design Recalls 34,000 Child Bike Trailers

In 35 reported instances, the trailer tow bar connection has failed, resulting in two injuries.

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