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Last month, Scott Jurek broke the record for thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. This is the gear that got him through.

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Ultra Fat: ‘Sand Bike’ Designed For Soft Beaches, Mud

With an obscene front tire, the company touts you can “easily glide over soft beach sand.”

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Benchmade Valet: The Almost Perfect EDC Knife

Small, smooth and with exceptional blade steel, the Benchmade Valet would be the perfect everyday carry knife if it weren’t for one flaw.

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Gloves Get ‘Baked’ In Colorado

Flylow gloves are born from fire to keep your fingers warm.

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No Batteries: Light Harvests Power From Runner’s Stride

‘Million Mile LIght’ promises runners a flashing safety light that never needs batteries.

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Accuracy, Athleticism Required In ‘Archer’s Paradox’

Much like Biathlon, in which skiers race and shoot rifles for accuracy, this new Red Bull event requires straight shooting and excellent fitness.

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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

‘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

Mazda3 Gets Dirty On 6,000 Mile (Off) Road Trip

The Mazda3 is certainly an ‘on-road’ car. That didn’t keep the GearJunkie crew from getting it stuck and unstuck on a 6,000 mile road trip.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

‘Dual-Chamber’ Design: Best Camp Pad Of 2015

Sea To Summit’s Comfort Plus sleeping pad is among the finest we have ever reviewed.

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

UNEEK Review: Footwear ‘Made Of Cord’ Put To Test

Made with an upper of cord, KEEN is hoping for another unexpected hit with the UNEEK, a sandal/shoe new this spring.

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Tiny Rider: Child Push-Bike Test

Kid push-bikes are becoming mandatory for littles ones looking to ride and learn balance. We put our tiny tester on two new models.

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

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

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

Solar Cooker: GoSun Stove Bakes Food With Sunshine

Cook food with the sun — that’s the basic premise of GoSun Stove,

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Off-Grid Illumination: Nokero ‘Self-Perpetuating’ Solar Light

The W100 Solar Work Light is among the stranger products we have tested this year.

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Field Test: Avex ‘Brew’ Stainless-Steel Pint Glass

Tough and durable, the Avex Brew Pint Glass is everything I didn’t realize I wanted in a do-all outdoors cup.

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I’ve always preferred to drink out of glass pints, so the stainless-steel option was a solution for a problem I didn’t think existed. But over this summer, I’ve had the opportunity to use a few stainless pints, including one from Avex

The company’s Brew Pint Glass is one step better than the other stainless options put in front of me at campsites and picnics this year. The 20oz, vacuum-sealed vessel is covered in a non-slip plastic coating with about an inch of stainless lip exposed.

A removable silicone ring straddles the line between the plastic body and stainless lip, and a bottle opener is concealed on the bottom of the glass.

Testing The Pint Glass

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Selk’bag ‘Wearable Sleeping Bags’ Get An Upgrade

The Selk’bag gets an upgrade so you can really wear it anywhere — if you dare.

Zipper-Free ‘Frontcountry’ Bed Aimed At Car Camping Bliss

This moderately priced sleeping bag aimed at car campers ditches zippers in exchange or a quilted covering and rectangular shape.

Crowdsourcing Site To Fund Your Next Expedition

Building on crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, Fortua focuses solely on projects in the outdoors and adventure.

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Lights, Microphone, Accident Sensor… New Kind Of Bike Helmet

More than just a helmet, the LIVALL Bling has lights, communication, and automated emergency messaging.

Tested: Latest LED ‘Light Cannon’ For Biking At Night

A tiny, powerful light designed for broad use, from road cycling to trail running. Our tester gives it a first review.

Magnetic ‘Pins’ Hold Race Number, Don’t Harm Clothes

A new product aims to eliminate safety pins from the race-day ritual.

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Lights, Microphone, Accident Sensor… New Kind Of Bike Helmet

More than just a helmet, the LIVALL Bling has lights, communication, and automated emergency messaging.

Clip-On Lens Expands Phone’s Camera Utility

The Olloclip is an add-on lens that can be clipped on to your smartphone to give your camera a little extra oomph.

Power Cells: How To Choose A Flashlight Battery

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Repair Kit, Briefcase Stove, Purify Water With Sun: GearJunkie Week In Review

A week’s news, all in one place! We recap the top stories on GearJunkie, week of August 14 – 21, 2015.

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Interactive map shows the other threats to the Animas and San Juan Rivers.

Columbia Sportswear Hiring ‘Directors Of Toughness’

This is a gear junkie dream job, a six-month contract that involves traveling the world and testing gear.

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