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Our team of gear experts scoured REI for our favorite gear picks and gift ideas. Best of all, they don’t cost a fortune, with each item costing $40 or less.

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Clean Hiking: Granite Gear Seeks 25 Garbage-Collecting Trekkers

The ‘Grounds Keepers’ program will sponsor 25 individuals to clean trash along major section hikes and popular public trails in 2018.

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For the Hunter: A Holiday Gift Guide

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Special Buff Designs Benefit Red Cross Relief Efforts

The [As One] line honors U.S. communities devastated by natural disasters this year.

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Do-All Upland Game Boots: Danner Sharptail Year-Long Test

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World’s Best Winter Mitts

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First Look: Merrell’s Nimble, Next-Gen ‘Chameleon’ Boot

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Made In MN: Granite Gear Day Pack And Duffel Test

Granite Gear’s Minnesota Made collection is designed and hand-sewn in Two Harbors, MN. We tested an 18L daypack and tube-style duffel during a month of travel and climbing for this review.

Rubber vs. Leather: Head-to-Head Brooks Saddle Review

With more than 5,000 miles of cross-country biking as the testing ground, I set it out determine which Brooks bike saddle is friendlier on the fanny.

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

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The Pack Is Back: 10 Must-Have Fanny Packs

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Hammer, Shatter, Slice: Steel Will Roamer is Rugged, Budget-Friendly Blade

Big, strong, and ready for hard use, Steel Will’s Roamer R300 fixed blade is as easy on the wallet as it is useful in the field.

Meet the Next Generation of Ski Bindings

The Salomon S/Lab Shift MNC functions as both an alpine and tech ski binding. And it works with pin-tech boots and traditional alpine ski boots alike. Hitting the market in 2018, this ‘multi-norm compatible’ binding is like nothing you’ve seen before.

First Look: Trono ‘Cushion Of Air’ Camp Chair

The humble camp chair gets an inflatable upgrade this year. Our contributor lounged on air for a weekend to test a cushioned seat unlike any other.

Citizen’s Sundial: The ProMaster Diver Watch

Tackle the great outdoors with solar charging and stainless steel.

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Desert vibes outside Canyonlands. Looks like a perfect way to spend the weekend! - Big thanks to @facing_north for the dreamy picture and adventure inspiration.

Nothing like a weekend outdoors with the crew! - What do you have planned? Anyone headed to camp out this weekend? - And if you’re looking for an awesome gift, check out the featherless hoody from @marmot. It’s one of our fave outdoorsy gifts this year: https://gearjunkie.com/outdoor-gear-gift-guide ☝️link in profile

“Over the next 100 hours, Wyatt, my longtime friend and paddling partner, and I would descend the La Venta River. Our route would start just below the Aguacero Waterfall and weave its way to Nezahaulcoyotl Lake, with more than 1,000 feet of drop over the 50-mile descent. This late in the season it is only navigable with packrafts.” - Read about @andrewfitts and @wyattoming’s full adventure here: https://gearjunkie.com/paddling-la-venta-river-mexico ☝️link in profile

Nothing like a day away from it all to recharge. Where do you go when you need to unplug and get outside? - Big thanks to @peaks_and_pizza & @rockymountainhigh_co for the awesome picture.


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