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Half-Price Shooting Optics? Maven Shakes Up Scope Market

The optics brand Maven made waves a couple years ago with a direct-to-consumer model that offered high-end binoculars at a fraction of the price of competitors. Now it wants to do the same thing with rifle scopes.

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January 15th, 2018

Half-Price Shooting Optics? Maven Shakes Up Scope Market

The optics brand Maven made waves a couple years ago with a direct-to-consumer model that offered high-end binoculars at a fraction of the price of competitors. Now it wants to do the same thing with rifle scopes.

January 17th, 2018
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A Totally Unofficial Guide to Denver’s First Outdoor Retailer Show

If you work in the outdoors industry, there’s a fair chance you’re headed to Denver in the next week. For those not familiar with the city and event space, I’ve pulled together a few thoughts to make the trip easier.

January 17th, 2018
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70th Anniversary Defender Is ‘Most Powerful’ Ever

Land Rover celebrates its 70th birthday with a limited-edition Defender that overpowers its predecessors.

January 17th, 2018
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Outdoor Hazards: Dislocated Shoulder in the Backcountry

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body – and the most likely to dislocate. What would you do if you dislocated a shoulder in the backcountry?

January 17th, 2018
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(Re)Breaking the Mold: Crescent Moon Updates Foam Snowshoes

In 2017, Crescent Moon introduced a snowshoe unlike any other. For 2018, the brand hopes to build on its design.

January 17th, 2018

Meet Chevy’s 2019 Adventure Truck: Silverado Grows ‘Wings’

Chevy announced details of the 2019 Silverado this week at the Detroit Auto Show. We dug in to learn about some exciting new developments for this flagship truck.

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First Look: Under Armour’s 2018 HOVR Running Shoes

Under Armour this week took the curtains off a running shoe project in the works for more than two years. Meet HOVR.

Volkl M5: Brand’s Most Popular Ski Gets Better

Volkl revamped its most popular ski, the Mantra, for 2018. We traveled to Austria to get a first-hand look at its next generation, the Volkl Mantra M5.

GNARBOX Editor Lets You Leave Laptop at Home

More than just a fancy hard drive, GNARBOX packs sophisticated hardware and editing software system in a rugged, portable, wireless device that lets you edit photos and video anywhere.

Meet the Next Generation of Ski Bindings

The Salomon S/Lab Shift MNC functions as both an alpine and tech ski binding. And it works with pin-tech boots and traditional alpine ski boots alike. Hitting the market in 2018, this ‘multi-norm compatible’ binding is like nothing you’ve seen before.

Made In MN: Granite Gear Day Pack And Duffel Test

Granite Gear’s Minnesota Made collection is designed and hand-sewn in Two Harbors, MN. We tested an 18L daypack and tube-style duffel during a month of travel and climbing for this review.

Non-Locking Standout: Benchmade Proper 318 Knife Review

Can a non-locking knife hold up against the rigors of modern use? In testing, the Proper 318 proved itself a rugged and ready worker.

Better Together: ENO Fuse Tandem Hammock System Review

Hang two hammocks side by side from just two trees. In our review of ENO’s Fuse Tandem hammock spreader bar, we found it to be lightweight, versatile, affordable, and awesome.

First Look: Trono ‘Cushion Of Air’ Camp Chair

The humble camp chair gets an inflatable upgrade this year. Our contributor lounged on air for a weekend to test a cushioned seat unlike any other.

Stretch Puffy: Mountain Hardwear DS Hooded Review

Stretch it! A new construction method adds stretch and makes this 2017/18 Mountain Hardwear jacket unlike anything on the market.

Citizen’s Sundial: The ProMaster Diver Watch

Tackle the great outdoors with solar charging and stainless steel.

Do-All Upland Game Boots: Danner Sharptail Year-Long Test

In late 2016 I was searching for a pair of do-it-all boots, fit to stand up to a variety of situations. My choice selection was the leather bound and waterproof Danner Sharptail.

10 Essentials: Winter Ice, Alpine Climbing Gear

Gear up and get ready to scale mountains, climb icy walls, and turn frigid summits into your personal play-land with the best winter climbing gear.

Corrugated Crash Pad Review: New Tech for Better Landing

After two months of testing, we found the Send Climbing 3×4 Pro Crash Pad safe and easy to carry.

First Look: Arc’teryx Konseal FL Approach Shoe Review

The Arc’teryx Konseal FL is a light, nimble approach shoe with moderate cushioning for quick travel in steep terrain. We put this model, coming to market Feb. 2018, to the test for this review.

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Looking for a winter getaway? - How about staying in a yurt and exploring the gorgeous, rocky Utah desert. Goblin Valley Dtate Park is open year round, offers hiking and camping, and is home to some of the highest occurrences of hoodoos (rock stacks) in the world. Sounds pretty great to us! - Anyone been here? We’d love to hear your tips for a successful trip. - And big thanks to @photobyjl for the awesome picture and adventure inspiration.

Ice, ice baby. - With the right gear and training, frozen waterfallls and ice walls turn into the perfect playground. Anyone have a passion for ice climbing? Where’s your favorite place to climb? - Big thanks to @federico.sette for the gorgeous photo. Be sure to check out his gallery for more stunning adventure inspiration.

Sitting in the office, dreaming of this. Who’s with us? 🙋🏻‍♀️ - And big thanks to @ranznav for the awesome pic and Monday adventure inspiration.

If the mountains aren’t getting snow, might as well make the most of it and climb on. - What about you, what adventures are you finding this winter? - And big thanks to @tradprincess for the climbing 💪🏼 and @ladylockoff for the awesome photo 📸.


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