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Plan Your Summer: 27 Western Mountain Town Festivals

Putting together your summer calendar? Check out these 27 mountain town festivals for a fun weekend on the road.

April 21st, 2017 | 51 Shares
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GoPro Pivots, Gets ‘Spherical’ With New Camera

The Fusion is said to capture every angle simultaneously ‘as though you had six GoPro cameras fused into one.’

April 20th, 2017 | 133 Shares
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Most-Sustainable Gear? German Brand A ‘Quiet Leader’

With a huge line of products and 900 retail stores around the planet, Germany-based Jack Wolfskin is making waves in sustainable practices.

April 20th, 2017 | 165 Shares

Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

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

April 20th, 2017 | 127 Shares

Ultra-Heavy Backpacking: Hunter’s Video Reveals Bottomless Pack

How much is too much to pack? How about this much?

April 20th, 2017 | 193 Shares
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Altra’s First ‘Smart Shoe’ Will Change The Way You Run

Years in development, Utah-based Altra adds a set of sensors to one of its flagship shoes. We ran 40 miles for a first review.

April 20th, 2017 | 157 Shares
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Study Finds: Running Is Contagious

More than one million runners, 217 million miles, and five years of study reveal runners influence each other’s habits. And they’re competitive about it.

April 20th, 2017 | 108 Shares

Screaming Deals: Gear Savings Of The Week

Outdoor gear deals that are too good to pass up. Click at your own risk! Check out deals from: ENO, Patagonia, REI, Sunnto, and more.

April 19th, 2017 | 96 Shares


First Look: Stove Cooks Pizza With Your Campfire

Now you can have kitchen-quality pizza in the outdoors. But it will cost you dearly.

2,000-Mile Test: Granite Gear Crown2 Backpack

We packed, hefted, and hiked with the Granite Gear Crown2 for a five-month test along the Pacific Crest Trail.

First Look: Polartec ‘Naked’ Jacket By Rab

Alpha Direct is made of post-consumer recycled polyester. In its naked form, it is essentially a synthetic fleece on steroids and it works alone or layered under a shell.

First Look: AG Russell Light’n Bug Review

The AG Russell Light’n Bug is a small, EDC folding knife that everyone will love in their pocket.

First Look: Petzl ‘Anti-Panic’ GRIGRI+ Belay Device

Petzl Introduces the newest member of the GRIGRI family, the GRIGRI+. We got a chance to try it at one of the world’s foremost climbing gyms.

5.11 Reinvents The Cargo Pant

They look like a normal pair of khakis or blue jeans, but the Defender-Flex pants have more storage space than you’d imagine possible.

First Look: Vasque Lost 40 Boot Is ‘Modern Mukluk’

A hybrid mukluk, these boots have a Vibram sole and modern add-ons like softshell synthetic material and aerogel insulation in the sole.

First Look: Patagonia 2017 ‘Hyper Puff’ Parka

Hyperpuff or hyperbole? New for 2017, Patagonia’s accordion-style insulation lofts outward to create a unique synthetic puffy piece.

Real Hikers Wear Tights: Fjallraven’s Abisko Trekkers Reviewed

Hikers take note: Tights offer a better option than pants for tackling miles on the trail.

No Trees, No Problem: ENO Roadie Hammock Stand Review

Great news dirtbags, with the ENO Roadie hammock life no longer requires trees.

First Look: Black Diamond’s Beefy Mid-Range Rope For All Climbers

The FullDry 9.6 is both heavier and burlier than average, making it an excellent all-around cord. We put the 70-meter version to the test.

First Look: ‘Continuum’ Is New Breed Of Made-For-Winter Bike

A new kind of winter bike? Look close and you’ll notice this one has no chain, no gears, and its tires come set with hundreds of tiny spikes.

First Look: Eureka Gonzo Grill Aims For All-In-One Cooking

Pancakes for breakfast. Steak and veggies for dinner. The Gonzo aims to be a single cook set that can cook everything so we had to try it out.

First Look: ‘Outdry Extreme’ Waterproof Running Shoes

Waterproof on the outside, the Caldorado II Outdry Extreme stands alone as the first trail running shoe with a permanent beading surface.

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There's no denying it, this world is full of beautiful, wild wonder. - We hope you have an awesome Earth Day and get a chance to get out and explore. - -Ethereal and inspiring pic from @thekiwifrog✨

It's #EarthWeek and you know what that means - clean up those trails! - There's nothing sadder than showing up to a beautiful outdoor spot, only to find it covered in trash. So let's all do our part and pack it out💪🏽🏔👍 - What's the weirdest trash you've found? - Here's one from our team: The scene of the crime: A baseball, nowhere near a baseball field. GearJunkie editor Adam Ruggerio doing his part during a lunch break to clean up Minneapolis's trails. @LeaveNoTraceCenter is starting a movement to clean up our shared outdoor areas. Post a picture of yourself picking up trash outdoors with #LeaveNoTrash and join the LNT movement!

Where's your favorite mountain summit? What about a bucket list peak? - Roys Peak in New Zealand looks pretty amazing. - And if you're aiming to climb to new heights above 14,000 feet be sure to check out Three Tips for High Altitude Newbies: https://gearjunkie.com/three-tips-for-high-altitude-newbies ☝️ link in profile - And big thanks to @thekiwifrog and @theworldisacircus for the summit celebration inspiration!

Have you heard? Oregon state parks are making an extra 1,000 campsites reservable this summer for The Great American Eclipse! ✨ Learn more here: https://gearjunkie.com/oregon-state-parks-extra-campsites-solar-eclipse - Big thanks to @chuckdeezmt for the Oregon camp inspiration!


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