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Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

Our weekly peek at emerging products examines the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design.

October 19th, 2017
Black Diamond Vision Alpine Ice Climbing Harness Review

First Look: Black Diamond’s Ultralight ‘Vision’ Climbing Harness

Super strong, feather light: The Vision is Black Diamond’s light, minimal harness for alpinists. We put it to the test alpine climbing in the Cascades for this review.

October 19th, 2017
vaporwear vape hydration pack

Chug, Puff, Hike: Hydration Pack has Vape Port

Add a little high to your next elevation adventure. This hydration pack includes a special port for vaping on trail.

October 19th, 2017

2017 UTMB Winner Sets New John Muir Trail Speed Record

If you thought that outrageous mountain running records were the sole domain of Kilian Jornet then you need to think again.

October 18th, 2017
Nangpai Gosum II first ascent Jost Kobusch

Lone Climber Summits World’s 4th Highest Unclimbed Peak

Failing anchors, rockfall, and precarious ice: The fourth tallest (previously) unclimbed peak has been summited.

October 18th, 2017

Screaming Deals: Gear Savings of the Week

Our weekly column finds the best deals from across the web to save you money on outdoors gear. Check out the deals from Pelican, Topo Designs, Osprey, UST, and more.

October 18th, 2017
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Rechargeable ‘Smokeless’ Fire: BioLite FirePit First Look

Crank up the dial to get a campfire raging in just minutes. Or, turn it down to keep a mellow fire nearly smokeless. BioLite brings off-grid power to the FirePit.

October 17th, 2017

Drive, Camp Anywhere: Top Vehicles From Overland Expo

There are a HUGE variety of vehicles that can take you on your next adventure, and you’re sure to see a few of each type at the annual Overland Expo East. Our editor breaks down the various overland options from the show.

October 17th, 2017


Low-Profile Lid: ‘Hyban’ Bike Helmet Review

Looking to avoid the ‘dome’ look? Our quest for passable aesthetics in the category of the bike helmet continues with ABUS.

Custom Sleeping Bag: Big Agnes ‘Hazel’ Review

Big Agnes introduces its newest women’s sleeping bag, the Hazel SL 15. It stands apart due to its unique “customizable” fit. We tested it in Northern Minnesota for this review.

Finnish Budget Hatchet: 14 Inches Of Cutting Power

The 14-inch Fiskars Hatchet brings small upgrades to a popular model. At under $30, it’s a reliable tool for the outdoors. We put it to the test for this review.

Best Kid Bike Ever? Strider 14x Adds (and Removes) Pedals

Add-on pedals and refined ergonomics make a new children’s bike from Strider stand out. Our preschool-age tester gives his first-look review.

Super Steel Knife: Bark River Bravo LT in 3V

The combination of thinner stock, superior steel, and amazing grind make the Bravo 1 LT in 3V my favorite fixed blade on the market.

Going The Distance: Arc’teryx Introduces Norvan Running Vest

Arc’teryx listened to its ultrarunners, single day peak baggers, and minimalist adventurers. The Norvan Running Vest is a pack just for them.

Meet The Skin-On-Frame Canoe Cleaning Midwestern Rivers

With a thin, translucent skin and weighing barely more than a loaded backpack, the Wilderness Traveler exemplifies what it meant to ‘be out on the water.’

Blue Light Special: $10 Kershaw Hotwire Tested

The Hotwire is Kershaw’s cheapest knife. We test the Walmart exclusive to see what $10 gets you.

Quite Possibly the Toughest Work Shirt Ever Made

The brand 1620 makes workwear in the USA. With its new Stretch NYCO Work Shirt, you get few frills and one of the toughest shirts I’ve ever worn.

Lean-To Shelter: First Look At ‘High Side’ Tent

Bigger than a bivy, but tighter than a traditional tent, the 2018 ‘High Side’ shelter shoots for the weight-to-space sweet spot.

Simple Steel: Cost-‘Efficient’ Knife Review

With the cost for a trusty, solid knife now pushing upward of $700, it’s hard for the price-conscious to find a good deal. Enter the Efficient by Spyderco.

Sleep With Your Bike In This Roomy Cycling Tent: Review

The Bicycle Tour Camping Tent from NSR RIding lets you store your bike inside, with plenty of room left over for quality slumber.

Relax Anywhere With ENO Nomad Hammock Stand

With ENO’s Nomad Hammock Stand you don’t need trees, suspended bliss can happen anywhere. Hang a hammock at the beach, in the yard, or even in the living room.

Race Day Optimized: Niner Air 9 RDO Race Bike Review

Niner builds the Air 9 RDO as a flagship racing hardtail. We put it to the test to find out if it reaches what Niner calls “ultra-refined heights.”

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