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The retractable pick of the Grivel Condor provides assurance on sketchy mountain terrain.

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Two Climbers, One Sleeping Bag. ‘Backcountry Bed’ Put To Extreme Test On Rainier

An extreme test, our two correspondents shared a single oversize Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed on a 5-day Mount Rainier trip.

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‘Hobo Roll’ Ends The Dreaded Pack Explosion

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Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

ESEE Candiru: Fixed-Blade Knife Built To Carry Every Day

One part paring knife and one part chopper, the Candiru is one hell of a work knife.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

‘Barlow Knife’ Gets An Upgrade

With a long and storied history, the Barlow is a design that has seen few significant changes. But you can open this model with one hand.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

First Look: German ‘Ghost’ Bike

The Ghost Kato FS 7 packs a lot of high-end components into a moderately priced full suspension mountain bike.

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The Future Of Food? Testing ‘Soylent’ Meal-Replacement For An Active Lifestyle

Could an active person live off Soylent alone? I would give the meal-replacement product a three-day test to start.

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

‘Raw Denim’ Bike Jeans

Off the bike, the jeans appear to be workaday pants. The raw denim is stiffer out of the box but it works to a precise fit.

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Power Up: Venture 30 Rugged Recharger Pack

This solid, simple battery pack has ports to interface with almost any gadget and a slick wrap-around cord. Read the full review:

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Minimalist Runner Goes Fat

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First Look: Jetboil Reinvents Camp Stove For 2016

We got our hands on Jetboil’s to-be-released Genesis Base Camp Stove and let me tell you… it’s awesome. It comes to market in 2016.

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The Genesis Base Camp Stove is lighter and smaller than most car camping stoves and has exceptional flame control — more on this later. It has us looking at camp cooking in a new way.

The Genesis is a two-burner stove that runs off a traditional propane cylinder. Jetboil has gone ahead and ditched the heavy metal surround that is found on most traditional camp stoves and packed them in a compact and relatively light (9 lbs, 14.5 oz) clamshell design.

The two burners are capable of putting out 10,000 BTUs each. And they simmer like almost no other stove we’ve tested.

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