2011: Year in Review, Top 10 Articles

The year 2011 will be remembered as another wild one at GearJunkie, where the editors and staff traveled the globe to climb, hike, paddle, ski, and adventure race in pursuit of ultimate adventure and ultimate test venues for new gear. We also attempted to stay on the pulse of the outdoors on our blog, covering product releases, industry news, oddities, trending videos, and cultural connections to the outdoors world. Here below are the top 10 articles viewed and read on the site in 2011, from Army regulations on “barefoot” shoes (our top story of the year!), to an innovative camp stove, to Gerber knives stamped with the “Bear Grylls” name brand and seal of approval. —Stephen Regenold

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Vibram’s ‘barefoot boots’ and a dude named Bear made the top 10 list in 2011

1. ‘U.S. Army Bans Vibram FiveFingers’
http://gearjunkie.com/us-army-bans-vibram-fivefingers

2. ‘Best in Show’ Awards (Summer, 2011)
part I: http://gearjunkie.com/outdoor-retailer-best-in-show-summer-2011
part II: http://gearjunkie.com/outdoor-retailer-best-in-show-part-ii-summer-2011

3. Vibram FiveFingers ‘Casual Shoes’
http://gearjunkie.com/vibram-fivefingers-casual-shoes

4. Gerber Bear Grylls Knife Review
http://gearjunkie.com/gerber-bear-grylls-knife

5. Backcountry Boiler ‘Chimney Stove’
http://gearjunkie.com/backcountry-boiler-camp-stove

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Gerber multitool with tripod; Backcountry Boiler stove

6. ‘Best in Show’ Awards (Winter, 2011)
part I: http://gearjunkie.com/outdoor-retailer-innovation-awards-winter-2011
part II: http://gearjunkie.com/outdoor-retailer-innovation-awards-winter-2011-part-ii

7. ‘Multi-Tool Converts to Camera Tripod’
http://gearjunkie.com/gerber-multitool-camera-tripod

8. ‘Top 10’ Gear of 2011 Awards
http://gearjunkie.com/top-10-gear-of-2011-awards

9. Bear Grylls ‘Ultimate Fine Edge Knife’
http://gearjunkie.com/bear-grylls-ultimate-fine-edge-knife

10. ‘Not Your Daddy’s Softshell: 2011/12 Jacket Review’
http://gearjunkie.com/softshell-jackets-buyers-guide-2011

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Top-viewed knife of 2011: Bear Grylls ‘Ultimate Knife’

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