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Winter Park Ski Train Returns For 2016-2017

Traffic keeping you off Colorado’s slopes? Amtrak has you covered.

August 25th, 2016 Read More...
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First Look: Expanding ‘Flex Capacitor’ Backpack From Sierra Designs

Designed with renowned adventurer Andrew Skurka, the Sierra Designs Flex Capacitor expands outward for a pack that ranges from 40 to 60 liters.

August 25th, 2016 Read More...
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Cook With The Sun: Solavore Solar Oven Review

Go all the way off the grid with a solar oven? We cooked a hearty meal with the heat of the sun to put the Solavore to the test.

August 25th, 2016 Read More...
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How To Land A Ski Resort Job

Is working at a ski resort your dream job? We got some inside advice from Copper Mountain’s HR department to help you land it.

August 24th, 2016 Read More...
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‘Every Freshwater Fish In America’ Charted In Poster

Fit for an angler’s gear cave, the Freshwater Fish of America poster details more than 900 fishy friends.

August 24th, 2016 Read More...
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New Monument Protects 87,500 Acres Near A.T. Terminus

President Obama just designated America’s newest National Monument, protecting nearly 90,000 acres of Maine wilderness.

August 24th, 2016 Read More...
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USA-Made Gear: 20 Domestic Stand-Outs

Some of the outdoor world’s best gear is made in America. Here we highlight 20 domestic stand-outs from around the country.

August 24th, 2016 Read More...
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10 Outdoor Gear Trends To Watch In 2017

From intelligent drones to ‘levitating’ tents, the future of the outdoors industry is nothing if not unique.

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Lil’ Bug Out Shelter: Versatile, Ultralight, Floorless

This modular camping shelter allows for multiple configurations for ‘roughing it’ feel, for any season. It can even be used with a wood stove.

Need Waterproof Hiking Shoes? Try Titanium ‘OutDry’

A trail shoe from Columbia uses the brand’s OutDry waterproof fabric to keep rain and puddles at bay. We put it to a test.

First Look: Tent Line From Therm-a-Rest For 2017

We got a first review last month of the ‘palace’-like Tranquility tents, which come in four- and six-person builds.

A Road Bike For The Everyman: All-City Mr. Pink Review

Mr. Pink is the name of this bike by All-City, and it’s a combo of old and new design, blended to form a road bike for the everyman.

First Look: CamelBak 2017 Bottles, Hydration Lineup

New options in hydration? We got a scoop from CamelBak, which refines its reservoir for 2017 and launches a ‘flask’ bottle line along the way.

Review: 5 Favorite ‘Post-Adventure’ Flip-Flops

It’s hard to choose a best flip-flop for the outdoors, but of the ones I’ve worn, these are 5 top picks.

You Can Run In Scott Jurek’s Shoes (Literally)

Want to capture a little Scott Jurek magic on your next run? Each pair of commemorative Brooks Jurek Cascadia shoes contains a little bit of rubber from shoes worn on his record-setting 2015 run.

Double-Wheel ‘Juggernaut’ Tackles Everything

Three wheels, two forks, 2,000 Watts. One tip: It’s not a ‘bike.’

Review: Arc’teryx Trail-Running Shoe, A Real Scrambler

A new lacing system distinguishes the Arc’teryx Norvan VT trail running shoes. We put it to the test in high mountains for this review.

How To: Choose A Cooler For The Outdoors

Choose the best cooler for the job with our buyer’s guide, a break-down of cooler size, type, and quality for the outdoors.

First Look: YETI ‘Hopper Flip’ Soft Cooler Review

YETI gets square and moves ahead in the soft-cooler category with its Hopper Flip 12, a zip-shut cube that’s leak-proof and can purportedly keep ice for days. We give it a first review.

Beginner Clipless: iSSi Pedal Doubles As Flat

Flats or cleats, the iSSi Flip offers an easy-to-use introduction to the world of clipless pedals.

BioLite CampStove: Three Month Boundary Waters Test

The Biolite CampStove burns wood and other organic material for cooking and device charging in the outdoors. We put it to a tough three month test in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for this review.

Stitched In America: Reviewing North St. Bags’ Pack Line

With no-frills design, the line of backpacks, duffels, and bike panniers from North St. Bags appear to be from another era.

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GJ editor at GHOST Bikes hq this week, testing 2017 line in Alps. Tough day on the job. #ExpectRIOT #REI

The sun goes down over Hapgood Pond in Green Mountain National Forest. #happy #camping #gjmobileoffice 📷: @nuventuretravels

We'll be at #PCTDays this weekend in Cascade Locks, OR. Come on out to celebrate the #PCT, camp with friends, and win free gear! #columbiagorge #backpacking #camping

Enjoying the views of the Appalachian Trail. 📷: @nuventuretravels #AT #hiking #mcaffesknob #gjmobileoffice

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