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Tim Leatherman, Mr. Multi-Tool Himself, Gives A Factory Tour

Tim Leatherman, the inventor of the multi-tool, gave us a first-hand look at how his products are Made In The USA.

September 23rd, 2016 | 386 Shares

Winnebago Just Made A Dirtbag Dream Van

Built on the Ford Transit chassis, this week Winnebago unveils a small motorhome made for the ‘van life’ crowd. But its price tag could keep this dream from becoming reality for many.

September 23rd, 2016 | 1,205 Shares

Review: US-Made Hammock Created From Plastic Bottles

This simple hammock by Yukon Outfitters, the SomniSmart, is made in the USA from recycled plastic bottles.

September 23rd, 2016 | 399 Shares

Behind The Scenes: 36 Hours On Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula

Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula is a sportsman’s paradise. But when making an adventure film, are the long summer days long enough?

September 23rd, 2016 | 39 Shares

Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

Next-gen trail shoes to a 9,000 lumen flashlight, this is our weekly look at emerging products from the world of outdoor gear design.

September 22nd, 2016 | 122 Shares

Citing ‘Brutal Truths,’ REI Reboots On Bikes

REI will drop Novara and head in a new direction with bikes for 2017.

September 22nd, 2016 | 455 Shares
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#GearDrop: Nationwide Scavenger Hunt For Swag

Thousands of dollars in prizes and gear are up for grabs in five U.S. cities on Oct. 14. Snag Victorinox Swiss Army knives, watches, luggage, apparel, and more in the geardrop scavenger hunt.

September 21st, 2016 | 53 Shares

Survival Situation? Check Your Belt

This belt can do a lot more than hold your pants up.

September 21st, 2016 | 1,096 Shares


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.

Night Vision: FLIR Monocular For The Outdoors

A monocular with thermal recognition enables adventurers to see a whole new side of the wild.

First Look: Sierra Designs ‘High Route’ Modular Shelter

Renowned adventurer Andrew Skurka teamed up with Sierra Designs on a lightweight tent for hikers. We put it to a review in the Rocky Mountains.

‘Dolfin Pack’ Delivers Hydration on Land and Sea

Made of neoprene, the $40 Dolfin Pack was designed for biking, running, SUP and other water sports.

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.

Review: US-Made Hammock Created From Plastic Bottles

This simple hammock by Yukon Outfitters, the SomniSmart, is made in the USA from recycled plastic bottles.

First Look: Thule’s 2016 Technical Backpack Line

People know Thule for its vehicle racks. But the Swedish brand has a burgeoning backpack line.

First Look: Iconic Opinel Knife Gets Survival Upgrade

A classic French brand pivots this month with a survival knife design. We took it into the woods for a first test.

Trickle-Down Tech: Bikes We Recommend under $2,000

High-performance bikes leaving you with sticker shock? Check out these sweet rides under $2,000.

YETI ‘Brick’ Is One Burly Bottle Opener

Need to open a bottle, or maybe smash a window? The YETI Brick will easily do both.

Sleep Tight: Cotopaxi Sueño Sleeping Bag Review

The Cotopaxi Sueño sleeping bag is a go-to versatile cold weather bag with a few creature comforts built in,

Complex Knit: First Look At Polartec Delta ‘Cooling’ Fabric

Sweat is the body’s “radiator,” and this evaporative cooling process makes hiking, running, and biking possible even on the hottest of days. What if your clothing could enhance that natural process?

Adventure Bike Reborn: Specialized Sequoia 2016

The new Specialized Sequoia is a rough-stuff touring bike with all the necessary eyelets, mounts, and lashing points a modern-day bicycle boy scout could want.

Review: Ultra-Light Running Vest Feels Like Second Skin

Water, gels, keys, phone: Salomon’s S-Lab Sense will carry it all, and nothing more. We test a minimal running vest for the distance-minded adventurer.

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Not bad watching the latest @reelrock on REAL ROCK during @mnclimbersassociation Sandstone Climbing Festival. 📷: @backgroundeveryday #climbing #bonfire #lit

At #Interbike this week. Digging the Giro Prolight Techlace but $400 is what it costs to shave a 1/2 lb off your feet on race day.

Paddler @drewzieff commandeering a ship on the "high seas" with a simple bullwhip lasso (look close!). 📷: @_paulvincent_ #eboriginals #liveyouradventure #kayaking #gearjunkielife

Interbike 'Dirt Demo' today. The Marin Hawk Hill may be only $1500 but it punches above its weight for an entry-level full suspension bike. #interbike #dirtdemo #mtb #mountainbike #gearjunkielife

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