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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.

Lil’ Bug Out Shelter: Versatile, Ultralight, Floorless

This modular camping shelter allows for multiple configurations for ‘roughing it’ feel, for any season. It can even be used with a wood stove.

Flagship Folding Knife: Benchmade 555-1 Review

The Benchmade 555-1 is one of the best production knives out there and, while pricy, a great value for high-end steel, handles, and design.

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.

Light, Warm, Fairly Priced: Klymit Sleeping Pad Hits Marks

It’s not the lightest sleeping pad on the market, nor the warmest, but the Klymit Insulated Static V Lite sleeping pad hits a lot of important marks.

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.

How To: Choose A Cooler For The Outdoors

Choose the best cooler for the job with our buyer’s guide, a break-down of cooler size, type, and quality for the outdoors.

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.

Need Waterproof Hiking Shoes? Try Titanium ‘OutDry’

A trail shoe from Columbia uses the brand’s OutDry waterproof fabric to keep rain and puddles at bay. We put it to a test.

Stitched In America: Reviewing North St. Bags’ Pack Line

With no-frills design, the line of backpacks, duffels, and bike panniers from North St. Bags appear to be from another era.

Night Vision: FLIR Monocular For The Outdoors

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

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.

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