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‘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.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

October Snow: Powder Turns Today In Colorado

At least one person has got a few powder turns in Colorado so far this year.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
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Man Fights Off Grizzly By Shoving Arm Down Its Throat

Man says unorthodox method passed down from grandmother’s magazine clipping may have saved his life.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
Tenkara Mini Fly Rod

Fly Fishing Rod Fits In Pocket, Weighs Two Ounces

The Tenkara Rod Co. Mini Sawtooth and Mini Teton fly rods are light and compact enough to carry anywhere when hiking, biking or even running.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
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Experts Simple Tips To Sharpen A Knife

A dull knife is less functional and more dangerous to the user than a sharp one. Keep every knife in your house working perfectly with these tips culled from 55 experts.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

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.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015


Underwater ‘Headphones’ Stream Audio Thru Jaw

Good underwater headphones will help those swim workouts go by much faster.

Thursday, September 17th, 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

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

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

Do-All Survival Blade: BK9 Backwoods Chopper

The Ka-Bar Becker BK9 is one of the best (and most affordable) choppers on the market.

Friday, September 4th, 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

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

‘Reeb Dikyelous’ Is My Dream Bike

Riding this belt drive, single-speed, made-in-Colorado bike made me lust for one of my very own.

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

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

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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