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First Look: ‘Ultimate Connected SUV’ Debuts For 2017

The parent company of Volvo today introduced a new car brand, Lynk & Co. We traveled to Berlin to get a first look at what’s touted as the ‘Ultimate Connected SUV.’

October 20th, 2016 | 31 Shares
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Adventure Traveler? Book Gives ‘Global Bucket List’

Looking for more adventure than a beach and a book? These 10 activities will get your heart racing.

October 20th, 2016 | 30 Shares

Czech Climber Moving Quickly Up ‘Dawn Wall’

Adam Ondra is a phenomenal climber. But will his superb athleticism and sport climbing skills be enough to match the world’s hardest big wall in his first visit to Yosemite Valley?

October 19th, 2016 | 129 Shares

Review: Bolle’s ‘The One’ Bike Helmet For Any Occasion

A current helmet from Bolle converts for use on the road or single-track, hot weather or cold. We put The One to the test.

October 19th, 2016 | 18 Shares

truTV Launches ‘Reality Show’ All About Gear

You may know him as Councilman Jeremy Jamm from the show ‘Parks and Recreation.’ In real life, Jon Glaser is a gear aficionado, and his soon-to-launch TV show proves it.

October 19th, 2016 | 142 Shares

GearDrop: 50+ Winners In Victorinox Swiss Army Scavenger Hunt

Friday, October 14th was the ‘National Day of Adventure,’ and as a part of the festivities, we teamed with Victorinox Swiss Army to launch a first-of-its-kind event, the GearDrop.

October 18th, 2016 | 38 Shares

1948 Canyon Crossing Repeated On Highline

A 500-foot slackline feat recreates a legendary 1948 high-wire walk in Colorado.

October 18th, 2016 | 19 Shares
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Moosejaw ‘Pro-Level’ Winter Shell Jackets Start At $129

Moosejaw, the massive online retailer, launched its Fall 2016 outerwear line that includes down puffies, stretchy fleece, waterproof pants, and more.

October 18th, 2016 | 123 Shares


Outrider: Bike Adventure For Differently-Abled

Regardless of physical ability, mountain bikers, cross-country explorers, hunters, and eco-friendly commuters can use this electric vehicle to venture into the wilderness.

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.

Beginner Clipless: iSSi Pedal Doubles As Flat

Flats or cleats, the iSSi Flip offers an easy-to-use introduction to the world of clipless pedals.

NoPro? Action Camera Alternative Ricoh WG-M2 Reviewed

Can any action sports camera stand up to GoPro’s quality without the GoPro price? We may have found one.

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.

Origami Boat: Oru Folding Kayak Review

The Oru Kayak is a ‘real boat’ that fits in a backpack. We put it to the test in Minnesota lakes for this review.

Nemo Tensor Sleeping Pad: Non-Stretch Baffles Mean Comfort

Non-stretch baffles, smaller pack weight, and more loft? The NEMO Tensor sleeping pad we tested had some surprising features.

‘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.

GHOST Bikes: Learning To Fly In South Tyrol

The Italian Dolomites are a dream destination for mountain biking, and the proving grounds for the GHOST Carbon SL AMR 6 LC.

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.

Updated Icon: Salomon Speedcross 4 Review

Among the more popular trail shoes of our era, Salomon updates its Speedcross for 2016. We took the 4th generation of the shoe on a series of trail and mountain runs for this review.

First Look: Tent Line From Therm-a-Rest For 2017

We got a first review last month of the ‘palace’-like Tranquility tents, which come in four- and six-person builds.

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?

Review: Arc’teryx Trail-Running Shoe, A Real Scrambler

A new lacing system distinguishes the Arc’teryx Norvan VT trail running shoes. We put it to the test in high mountains for this review.

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