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The Struggles Of The Off-Season Cyclist

Skiers rejoice with snowfall, but for cyclists, the winter wonderland means ‘happy spinning.’

Monday, November 30th, 2015
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Canadian Man Becomes First ‘Pro’ Beer-Miler

Run a mile, drink four beers along the way. Now the burgeoning ‘sport’ of the beer mile has its first pro athlete from Canada, the ‘Kenya of beer mile-ing.’

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Swimming With Crocodiles: AR World Series In Brazil

Thirty-two teams converged to trek, paddle, bike, and navigate a 700KM course. After days out there, a group of teams refused to go on — the race directors were forced to fly teams out one by one on a small airplane.

Monday, November 30th, 2015
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Cyber Monday: Gear Deals Roundup

We spent the morning scouring the web for Cyber Monday deals so you don’t have to.

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Zappos: One-Stop-Shop For Outdoors Gear

Check out Zappos’ top outdoors gear picks, from headlamps to winter boots.

Monday, November 30th, 2015
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Cyber Monday Bargains On Outdoor Gear

If you decided to #OptOutside on Black Friday, you can still take advantage of killer outdoor gear deals thanks to Cyber Monday.

Sunday, November 29th, 2015


Everest: The Movie Reviewed

‘Everest,’ the major motion picture, is the Hollywood dramatization of the 1996 disaster on the world’s tallest peak.

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

CRKT Swindle: Knife Styled After ‘Riverboat Gambler’

Its reverse curved handle and wharncliffe blade is a modern version of the river boat gambler favorite.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Wild Fixed-Blade: Spyderco ‘Schempp Rock’ Knife Review

The Spyderco Schempp Rock is a wild looking survival knife that works exceptionally well in the field.

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Tiny Tank: The Superb Karroll SES

Exceptional steel, a complex grind the joy of owning a one-of-a-kind tool are reasons to consider buying this handmade knife.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Extra Cush All-Terrain: Hoka ‘Tor’ Boot Reviewed

These ‘fat tire boots’ are big and cushioned, but they still roll fast. We review the Hoka Tor Ultra hiking boots.

Monday, November 9th, 2015

New Method: Tape For ‘Glue-On’ Tubular Bike Tires

Cyclocross season is here. Tubular tire glue can be replaced with a new tape that takes the fuss out of installing “glue-on” bike tires.

Tuesday, October 20th, 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

Knife Junkie: 5 Favorite Folding Blades For EDC

After sifting through hundreds of folding knives suitable for everyday carry, these five floated to the top as the five best folding knives on the market today.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

14 Good Boots For Cold, Snow & Slop

Winter puts footwear to the test — and so do we. These are some of the best winter boots you can find on the shelf in winter 2015 – 2016.

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

First Look: 2016 KEEN Versatrail Hiking Shoe

KEEN takes aim at the ‘light hiker’ category with its 2016 flagship footwear, the Versatrail. We laced up for a 10-mile hike last week in New Mexico for a first review.

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

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Deep Freeze: Coolers & Dry Ice

Dry ice gives far more freezing power per pound than regular ice. Here we offer tips to using dry ice while camping, fishing, and in the outdoors.

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.

‘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.


$5,000 Reward For Stolen Custom Tandem Bike

Keep your eyes open for this tandem — its return could net you $5,000 and reunite the owner with an item of significant sentimental value.

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.


Overkill! Check out this 90,000 Lumen Flashlight

This homemade ‘flashlight’ makes your car headlights look puny. Is this the world’s brightest flashlight?

Could New Rocket Carry Space Tourists Safely?

Jeff Bezos’ ‘New Shepard’ space vehicle successfully flew to space before landing safely back at its launch site in West Texas.

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.

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.


$5,000 Reward For Stolen Custom Tandem Bike

Keep your eyes open for this tandem — its return could net you $5,000 and reunite the owner with an item of significant sentimental value.

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.

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.

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