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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:

Monday, June 1st, 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.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Bike Camping Gear Made, Tested In America

Five days and 300 miles across Southern California and the mountains of Big Sur put this American-made bicycle camping gear to the test.

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Cook-Off: ‘Fyre Champion’ Camp Stove Test

Coleman’s new Fyre Champion camp stove is an upgrade on a classic camp stove. We test it on a head-to-head breakfast showdown.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

‘Indian River’ Jackknife: Traditional Look, Modern Metal

The Northwoods Knives Indian River Jack looks like it fell off a time machine from the 1930s. But its steel is cutting edge.

Monday, June 1st, 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.

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Apps, Navigation, Email… Next-Level Outdoors Watch

The Fenix 3 by Garmin is a versatile, handsome watch for navigation and fitness. We put it to a test.

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Backcountry Bartender: Stanley Flask, Shot-Glass Set

For slightly classier backcountry boozing, the Stanley Stainless Steel Shot Glass and Flask is an upgrade.

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Mud, Snow, Puddles, Slop… Ultimate Wet-Weather Shoe

After 30 of the muddiest, wettest miles I’ve run, I’m a believer in the waterproof Altra Lone Peak 2.0 Neoshell.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Tarptent: The American Dream Shelter

USA-made shelters are a go-to choice for lightweight hiking.

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Pocket Power‘Flip 2O’ Test

Goal Zero is a go-to source for powering your tools in the backcountry. Here we look at the Flip 20 USB charger.

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As someone who constantly runs my phone to zero power, the Flip 20 has become an everyday-carry item.

About the size of a large pack of chewing gum, it fits in a pocket while plugged into a phone. The $49.99 product is simply a battery bank with USB compatibility.

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Two full phone charges inside the little blue box

It plugs into headlamps, GPS units, cameras, and phones. To add power to the Flip’s internal battery you plug it into a laptop or wall outlet to recharge.

For off-the-grid and outdoors use, the Flip serves as a backup power source. In a pocket... [continue reading]

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