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This might be the most inspirational ultra finish we’ve seen. Grab a tissue!

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Bike Multi-Tool In A Canister

A new take on the bike tool packs a lot of function into a slick little canister.

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Hammock Virgin, ‘Kniper’ Knife, Colombia Feature: GearJunkie ‘Week In Review’

The top stories from GearJunkie this week, including reviews, videos, and a major feature story on South America.

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Inflatable Bike Rack

The TrunkMonkey is small enough packed to be carried on a bike and large enough inflated to carry your bike on a car.

Friday, June 26th, 2015
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The Watch That Could ‘Save Your Life’

Meet the watch that could save your life. But at $16,000, the world’s first satellite beacon watch may also be the most expensive PLB.

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Leatherman President’s Everyday Carry

If you had access to all the best gear, designers and machinery in the world, what would you carry?

Friday, June 26th, 2015


The Future Of Food? Testing ‘Soylent’ Meal-Replacement For An Active Lifestyle

Could an active person live off Soylent alone? I would give the meal-replacement product a three-day test to start.

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

ESEE Candiru: Fixed-Blade Knife Built To Carry Every Day

One part paring knife and one part chopper, the Candiru is one hell of a work knife.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Minimalist Runner Goes Fat

Uber-cushioned shoes this year are available from many of the biggest shoe brands. Here we put the Hoka Challenger ATR to a test.

Friday, May 29th, 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

Ultralight Tent: 5-Week Test In Amazon Rainforest

Five weeks in the Amazon rainforest put this ultralight tent to an ultimate test.

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Two Climbers, One Sleeping Bag. ‘Backcountry Bed’ Put To Extreme Test On Rainier

An extreme test, our two correspondents shared a single oversize Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed on a 5-day Mount Rainier trip.

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Made In USA: Gerber ‘StrongArm’ Survival Knife

The Gerber StrongArm gives a lot of bang for the buck.

Friday, April 10th, 2015

‘Technical’ Outdoors Blanket

The Rumpl blanket has stitched baffles, synthetic-down insulation, and a rip-stop nylon face.

Monday, April 27th, 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

Ambit3 ‘All-Outdoors’ Watch

This little watch is a powerful tool for all sorts of outdoors athletes.

Friday, April 24th, 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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Inflatable Bike Rack

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The Watch That Could ‘Save Your Life’

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Pocket Power: ‘Flip 2O’ Test

The Flip 20 is a pack-of-gum size battery charger for your phone, camera, headlamp, and more.

40 Years: U.S.-Made Flashlights, Headlamps Hit Milestone

Brand celebrates 40 years of domestic manufacturing in 2015.


Year-Long Test: Flexible ‘3U’ Glasses From Trioo Eyewear

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