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Mountaineering Meets Fashion with Mountain Hardwear-Cole Haan Collaboration

In an unusual partnership, Mountain Hardwear and Cole Haan teamed up for fashion-forward winter wear line.

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Suunto Traverse GPS Watch For ‘Everyday Adventurer’

For anyone in need of a wear-everyday GPS watch that can do duty in the wilderness, too, look at the Traverse line.

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Turbine: ‘Performance Nose Ring’ Helps You Breathe

The Turbine is sold as an “intranasal dilator,” and it fits into your nostrils to open the airway and help you breathe.

Monday, October 12th, 2015
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Best Hatchet, Tiny Rod, Man Fights Bear: GearJunkie Week In Review

A recap of top stories in the world of outdoors sports and gear, week of Oct. 5 – 9, 2015.

Saturday, October 10th, 2015
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First Look: Made-In-USA ‘Bear Taco’ Hammock

This USA-made hammock claims to hold more than you’ll ever put in it.

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Massive! 12-Inch Rock Climbing Cam Anchor

A new cam by Denver mechanical engineer Evan Deis is among the biggest ever built.

Friday, October 9th, 2015


Tested: ENO’s Lightest Hammock Yet

Weight weenies will rejoice in a much lighter hammock system, but does it sacrifice too much comfort? Find out in this review of the ENO Sub7.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 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

The ‘Orange Screw’ Is Ultimate Tent Stake

Sold as the ‘ultimate ground anchor,’ the Orange Screw can hold hundreds of pounds when threaded deep into dirt.

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Haul Huge Loads: Mystery Ranch ‘Glacier’ Pack 2016

The burly construction of the Mystery Ranch ‘Glacier’ is made for heavy work and is tested hard in Montana for this review.

Thursday, August 20th, 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

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

Family Tent: The Nemo ‘Bungalow’ Review

The Nemo Bungalow stands out as one of the most family-friendly tents around. A family of four puts this car-camping and canoeing tent to the test in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for review.

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Merino Wool: Ultimate Dressed-Up Travel Shirt

Libertad Travel Apparel marries the stink resistance of wool with the tailoring of a dress shirt.

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Superior Hatchet: Hults Bruk ‘Almike’ Review

Made by hand by Swedish blacksmiths, the Hults Bruk hatchet is functional craftsmanship at its finest.

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Best Flannel Shirts 2015: ‘Performance’ To Fashion Picks

Suit up this fall to hike, man the tailgate grill, or wield an ax for firewood… a flannel shirt on your back is the official uniform of the outdoors and autumn’s wardrobe workhorse.


Today’s flannel is a far cry from the mean streets circa ’90s Seattle or Paul Bunyan’s tack shop. More tech, less scratchy, and all-around comfortable, there are endless options for purveyors of plaid. We took a spin through the aisles to see what’s come into style this season. Here’s a skim off the top.

Made In USA – Stormy Kromer Flannel Shirt ($99)

stormy kromer flannelYou can get a cheaper cotton flannel. But this one is made in the USA, cut and sewn domestically. The 100-percent cotton flannel is a classic for cool days when moisture isn’t a concern. A soft, beefy flannel material... [continue reading]

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First Look: Made-In-USA ‘Bear Taco’ Hammock

This USA-made hammock claims to hold more than you’ll ever put in it.

LOL: In A Tent, ‘One With Nature’

This satirical video about the modern conveniences of camping is funny, and hits pretty close to home.

Campfire Tool: Pocket Bellows Builds Fire By Blasting Air

Big flame guaranteed! Puff into the V3-Pocket Bellows, a collapsible tube that blasts your breath into the heart of the fire, and watch the coals glow hot.


Gravel, Adventure Bikes, Endurance-Road… Stop The Madness, They’re All The Same

The bike industry’s marketing machine feeds us a lot of crap trying to get us to buy the latest and greatest. Our resident Bike Junkie clears a few things up with a look at the gravel bike trend.

Rush Hour Looks More Pleasant In Copenhagen

The frustrations of rush hour ‘gridlock’ look a lot different in the world’s best bike commuting city.

Custom Build: Do-All Singlespeed ‘Backcountry Bike’

Summer 2015 was a banner year of mountain biking in our Idaho bureau. This is the bike and kit we fell in love with this season.


Infrared Vision From Tiny Camera: FLIR One Review

Want to see in the dark? This camera by Flir attaches to a phone and provides a lens that senses heat and presents it in the visible sphere.

LED Light Strand: ‘Luminoodle’ New Kind Of Camp Lantern

A strand of silicone-encased LEDs, this simple product is bright enough to light up a tent or a picnic table for camp cooking at night.

‘Hoverboard’ Flies Over Ground, But Does Not Float

The Hoverboard is touted as a superior solution in an emerging category of powered boards that “float” over the ground.


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Columbia Sportswear Hires ‘Directors Of Toughness’

This might be the best job in the outdoors world.

‘One Tough Mother’ Returning To Columbia Pitch

Gert Boyle, the Chairwoman of Columbia Sportswear, will return to her iconic role in the brand’s advertising.

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