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The optics brand Maven made waves a couple years ago with a direct-to-consumer model that offered high-end binoculars at a fraction of the price of competitors. Now it wants to do the same thing with rifle scopes.

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Half-Price Shooting Optics? Maven Shakes Up Scope Market

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A Totally Unofficial Guide to Denver’s First Outdoor Retailer Show

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Best Men’s Winter Boots of 2017–2018

From hiking boots to snow boots, we tested winter boots for every budget and found some favorites. These are the best winter boots of 2017-2018.

Corrugated Crash Pad Review: New Tech for Better Landing

After two months of testing, we found the Send Climbing 3×4 Pro Crash Pad safe and easy to carry.

GNARBOX Editor Lets You Leave Laptop at Home

More than just a fancy hard drive, GNARBOX packs sophisticated hardware and editing software system in a rugged, portable, wireless device that lets you edit photos and video anywhere.

Best Women’s Flannel Jackets Review

Insulated flannel jackets are the perfect answer to cold winter nights. They offer the warmth of a coat and the soft comfort of a flannel.

No Ice Needed: Put A Refrigerator In Your Car

The Dometic CFX35W adds WiFi and a mobile app interface to an already popular line of 12-volt fridges.

First Look: Arc’teryx Konseal FL Approach Shoe Review

The Arc’teryx Konseal FL is a light, nimble approach shoe with moderate cushioning for quick travel in steep terrain. We put this model, coming to market Feb. 2018, to the test for this review.

Paddle to Pedal: Do-All Portage Pack Doubles as Messenger Bag

Loads of room, surprisingly comfortable fit, and bomber construction—it’s no wonder this canoe pack became my favorite messenger bag.

Chop, Split, Carve: T.M. Hunt M18 is Beast Mode Knife

Meet the TM Hunt M18, the biggest, baddest, most capable chopper I have ever used.

Non-Locking Standout: Benchmade Proper 318 Knife Review

Can a non-locking knife hold up against the rigors of modern use? In testing, the Proper 318 proved itself a rugged and ready worker.

A Better Bike Tube? Tubolito Tubo Put To Test

It is the first major reboot of the bicycle tube in over a century. Lighter, stronger, and faster, was the Austrian-made Tubolito Tubo worth the wait?

Volkl M5: Brand’s Most Popular Ski Gets Better

Volkl revamped its most popular ski, the Mantra, for 2018. We traveled to Austria to get a first-hand look at its next generation, the Volkl Mantra M5.

10 Essentials: Winter Ice, Alpine Climbing Gear

Gear up and get ready to scale mountains, climb icy walls, and turn frigid summits into your personal play-land with the best winter climbing gear.

Beginner Blade? The Buck Selkirk Makes the Cut

Lots of utility, an reasonable price, and just the right amount of imperfections make the Selkirk an ideal novice knife.

Pitch on a Ledge: MSR Advance Pro 4-Season Tent Review

The MSR Advance Pro 2 is lightweight, has a small footprint, bomber construction, and a single climber can pitch it standing in one spot. We review this highly desirable tent for the hardcore alpinist or mountaineer.

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Looking for a winter getaway? - How about staying in a yurt and exploring the gorgeous, rocky Utah desert. Goblin Valley Dtate Park is open year round, offers hiking and camping, and is home to some of the highest occurrences of hoodoos (rock stacks) in the world. Sounds pretty great to us! - Anyone been here? We’d love to hear your tips for a successful trip. - And big thanks to @photobyjl for the awesome picture and adventure inspiration.

Ice, ice baby. - With the right gear and training, frozen waterfallls and ice walls turn into the perfect playground. Anyone have a passion for ice climbing? Where’s your favorite place to climb? - Big thanks to @federico.sette for the gorgeous photo. Be sure to check out his gallery for more stunning adventure inspiration.

Sitting in the office, dreaming of this. Who’s with us? 🙋🏻‍♀️ - And big thanks to @ranznav for the awesome pic and Monday adventure inspiration.

If the mountains aren’t getting snow, might as well make the most of it and climb on. - What about you, what adventures are you finding this winter? - And big thanks to @tradprincess for the climbing 💪🏼 and @ladylockoff for the awesome photo 📸.


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