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Trending: Our Top Outdoor Stories This Week

From a chainless bike to a V8 Jeep, here’s a recap of trending stories from GearJunkie during the week of July 8-14, 2018.

July 14th, 2018
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Brawny Beauties: Wild Rides From Northwest Overland Rally

The 2018 Northwest Overland Rally attracted more than 2,000 attendees – all to take in some beautiful (and menacing) all-terrain monsters.

July 13th, 2018
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The Best Hunting Podcasts for the Offseason

Summer’s here, which means the itch for fall has also arrived. Quench your autumnal desires by listening to the following podcasts, which educate, entertain, and illuminate all things hunting.

July 13th, 2018
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Man Charged With 141 Arson Counts for CO Wildfire

He ignored a fire ban, and now he faces 141 felony counts. Police charged the man, living illegally in the U.S., for starting the second-largest wildfire in Colorado’s history.

July 13th, 2018
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New Army Test Aims to Better Assess Fitness

The Army is officially doing away with the classic Army Physical Fitness Test. Most of us know it as the pushup test, but that’s changing.

July 13th, 2018

What’s on Your Reel? Leader and Tippet Explained

The leader and the tippet are crucial elements to flyfishing. Once you’ve got the backing and fly line figured out, you’re ready to learn all about them.

July 13th, 2018
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The Road Bikes We’d Buy If We Won the Lottery

Did you your lucky numbers pay off? Because if price isn’t an issue, we’ve got eight bikes you need to look at.

July 13th, 2018
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Wild Kits: The History of Cycling Apparel

From dun-colored wool to eye-searing Lycra, cycling apparel has seen a significant evolution. But how did we get here?

July 13th, 2018
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Free Gear Fridays: Hyperlite Mountain Gear + Alpacka Raft Package

Calling all ultralight backpackers and packrafters: This is your chance to win some epic gear from Hyperlite Mountain Gear and Alpacka Rafts.

July 13th, 2018


MSR Hubba Tour 2 Tent Review: Weather Storms in Style

Forced to spend outside time inside your tent? MSR builds its new adventure touring tent for those bad weather days with a spacious vestibule to hang out and store all your gear.

Best Cooler Backpack Review: 6 Brands Put to the Test

We reviewed 2018 cooler backpacks from YETI, Otterbox, Hydro Flask, and more to find out which is best. Read our take on ice retention, portability, and cooler features.

Swing Light: Salamandra Kevlar-Carbon Ice Axe Review

Despite an impressively light weight, Elite Climb’s carbon and kevlar Salamandra ice axes proved durable and strong in our rigorous testing.

First Look: Wild Country Revo Revamps Assisted Belay

Fall fast, and the Wild Country Revo kicks in, catching you. Read on for our take on the nuanced assisted-locking belay device, which differs considerably from the GriGri and tube-style belay devices used in climbing.

Gunner Kennels: The $500 Dog Crate Worth Every Penny

A $500 dog kennel might sound expensive until you consider the cost of a trip to the veterinarian.

Sitka Sights Past Hunting: Nimbus Jacket Review

Sitka branched outside of its hunting market with the Train, Travel, and Work line. We reviewed the Nimbus Jacket, a lightweight and windproof option for travelers and outdoors people.

First Look: SPOT X 2-Way Satellite Messenger

The SPOT X can send and receive messages through satellites from nearly anywhere in the world. We got a beta version in our hands for this first look at the SPOT’s newest satellite communicator.

Best Ultralight Backpacks of 2018

What’s the best ultralight backpack? We interviewed thru-hikers and put several models to the test ourselves to find some of the top lightweight backpacks for hikers.

Stealth Fisherman: Flycraft Inflatable Driftboat Review

The trailerless, portable, inflatable Flycraft Stealth Fisherman weighs just 100 pounds fully-rigged for two anglers. We floated several rivers for this review.

Hike Gnarly Trails: Columbia Conspiracy III Shoe Review

For several days, dozens of miles, and hundreds of rocky, Incan steps, we abused Columbia’s waterproof light hiker — the Conspiracy III Titanium OutDry.

Awesome Hiking Boot: The Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX

The Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX is a very comfortable, fairly light, waterproof boot that fit my foot well right out of the box. Three big days on and off trail left me looking forward to more miles in these boots.

‘Goldilocks’ Trail Shoe: HOKA ONE ONE Torrent First Look

Chug uphill, glide down, and cut through rocky switchbacks – the HOKA ONE ONE Torrent touts the best of everything a trail runner wants: agility, ground feel, cushion, breathability, and minimal weight. We tested them for a month on Colorado trails.

Nikon Spur Optic Review: Field and Hunt Tested

Nikon strengthens its line of sport optics for outdoor enthusiasts with the introduction of the Spur Reflex Sight. We took it turkey hunting for this review.

Sensitive and Steep: Scarpa Furia S First Look

Scarpa adds a sensitive, soft, aggressive shoe to its high-performance lineup. We tested the Furia S both outdoors and in for this first look review.

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