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Leki makes some great trekking poles, and next year will enter the camp chair market with the Breeze. We test the Leki Breeze on a raft trip for this review.

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

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No Batteries: Light Harvests Power From Runner’s Stride

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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

‘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

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

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

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

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

Hennessy ‘Explorer’ Hammock Tested In MN ‘Jungles’

The Hennessy Jungle Explorer Zip: Nasty blood suckers and torrential downpours don’t stand a chance.

Wednesday, July 1st, 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

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

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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