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G3 Boundary 100: A Do-All Backcountry Ski

The Boundary 100 ski from G3 is a versatile touring ski light enough to climb fast. But does it have enough beef to really charge downhill?

February 4th, 2016 | 19 shares Read More...
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GearJunkie, QBP Partner To Build ‘Ultimate Winter Bike’

GearJunkie partnered with QBP to custom-build a perfect winter bike for urban riders.

February 4th, 2016 | 55 shares Read More...
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New Zipper From YKK ‘Forms Around Face’

The Fix A Zip zipper forms around the face for a comfortable closure. It comes to market first in the Shaper Jacket from Eider.

February 3rd, 2016 | 372 shares Read More...
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Moto-SUP: Jet Propulsion Motor In Your Board

The internal electric motor of this SUP can push it at up to 3.5 knots and it assists inflation for setup.

February 3rd, 2016 | 50 shares Read More...
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‘Pump’ Real Espresso In Backcountry With Tiny Unit

The Minipresso is a human-powered machine that makes delicious espresso anywhere. We put it to the caffeinated test winter camping and hiking far from civilization.

February 3rd, 2016 | 238 shares Read More...
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Winter Cycling Congress: Tackles Infrastructure, ‘Wimpification’ On Bikes

An international ‘congress’ about biking in the winter? Yep, it started this week in Minneapolis, and GearJunkie is live at the event.

February 3rd, 2016 | 168 shares Read More...
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Eagles Trained To Take Down Drones

‘Guards From Above’ is a new service using birds of prey who, in the company’s words, ‘intercept hostile drones.’

February 2nd, 2016 | 357 shares Read More...
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‘Arrowhead 135’ Ultra In Photos

In the 12th running of what has been included as one of ‘The World’s Toughest Endurance Challenges’, moderate temps created a different set of problems for Arrowhead Ultra racers than in some years—wet clothes and soft snow made for a challenging race.

February 2nd, 2016 | 752 shares Read More...

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Barrel-Hauling Backpack: Granite Gear Vapor Flatbed

This system replaces traditional backpack design with 60-liter barrels perfect for use in canoe camping and travel.

Cotopaxi Tikal: A Waterproof Shell That ‘Gives Back’

Cotopaxi is a relatively new player in the outerwear game with goals to help fight poverty around the world. Our tester reviews the Tikal, a lightweight, waterproof-breathable shell that makes for a versatile, affordable layer.

Bike Safe: Tips To Ride At Night

As the hours of daylight get shorter, it’s time for bike commuters to increase visibility and safety.

‘Venting’ Ski Goggles Work For Uphill & Down

These goggles open up for extreme ventilation and don’t fog while sweating on a strenuous uphill climb.

‘Windshirt’ Jacket A Secret Weapon For Warmth

Tested for two months in the BWCA, our reviewer finds the durable, versatile windshirt made in Ely, Minnesota, to be a perfect companion for cold weather in the Frozen North.

Extra Cush All-Terrain: Hoka ‘Tor’ Boot Reviewed

These ‘fat tire boots’ are big and cushioned, but they still roll fast. We review the Hoka Tor Ultra hiking boots.

900 Lumens: Fenix Headlamp Packs Bright Beam Into Small Package

Tough, waterproof, and bright, the HL55 headlamp by Fenix is a workhorse of a light.

Winter Running: Shoes For Cold-Weather Miles

At GearJunkie, we run year-round. These are some of the best winter running shoes, available on the market for winter 2015 – 2016, that we’ve reviewed.

Waterproof Backpack For Fly Fishing Put To Test

This simple backpack is billed as a waterproof option for fly fishing. We put it, and the waterproof claims, to the test for the review of the Simms Dry Creek Z backpack.

Microsoft ‘Band 2’ Blends GPS With Smartwatch

In our review, the Microsoft Band 2 is an accurate, all-around fitness tracker (with smartwatch capabilities) looking to find its place in the crowded fitness watch market.

Big Sound: FUGOO Sport XL Bluetooth Speaker Review

Need a plus-size portable speaker? After months of testing, we were happy to find that Fugoo didn’t drift from its super durable roots.

BWCA Dispatch: ‘Silky Big Boy’ Folding Camp Saw

During a year in the wilderness, the Silky Big Boy saw is one of Dave and Amy Freeman’s most important tools.

World’s Best Winter Mitts

When it’s too cold for gloves, a good pair of mitts is crucial to enjoying any winter activity.

Electronic Recovery: A Shocking Option For Outdoors Athletes

Electronic stimulation helps muscles recover faster. That’s the theory behind the Marc Pro Plus, a recovery machine we test in this review.

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