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G3 Boundary 100: A Do-All Backcountry Ski

The Boundary 100 ski from G3 is a versatile touring ski light enough to climb fast. But does it have enough beef to really charge downhill?

February 4th, 2016 | 19 shares Read More...
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GearJunkie, QBP Partner To Build ‘Ultimate Winter Bike’

GearJunkie partnered with QBP to custom-build a perfect winter bike for urban riders.

February 4th, 2016 | 56 shares Read More...
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New Zipper From YKK ‘Forms Around Face’

The Fix A Zip zipper forms around the face for a comfortable closure. It comes to market first in the Shaper Jacket from Eider.

February 3rd, 2016 | 371 shares Read More...
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Moto-SUP: Jet Propulsion Motor In Your Board

The internal electric motor of this SUP can push it at up to 3.5 knots and it assists inflation for setup.

February 3rd, 2016 | 50 shares Read More...
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‘Pump’ Real Espresso In Backcountry With Tiny Unit

The Minipresso is a human-powered machine that makes delicious espresso anywhere. We put it to the caffeinated test winter camping and hiking far from civilization.

February 3rd, 2016 | 238 shares Read More...
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Winter Cycling Congress: Tackles Infrastructure, ‘Wimpification’ On Bikes

An international ‘congress’ about biking in the winter? Yep, it started this week in Minneapolis, and GearJunkie is live at the event.

February 3rd, 2016 | 170 shares Read More...
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Eagles Trained To Take Down Drones

‘Guards From Above’ is a new service using birds of prey who, in the company’s words, ‘intercept hostile drones.’

February 2nd, 2016 | 356 shares Read More...
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‘Arrowhead 135’ Ultra In Photos

In the 12th running of what has been included as one of ‘The World’s Toughest Endurance Challenges’, moderate temps created a different set of problems for Arrowhead Ultra racers than in some years—wet clothes and soft snow made for a challenging race.

February 2nd, 2016 | 752 shares Read More...

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The Pickup Truck Of Bikes: Yuba Spicy Curry

This electric-assist ‘cargo bike’ can haul as much as you can fit in the trunk of a small car.

First Look: Vibram Wrap-On ‘Winter Furoshiki’ Footwear

No laces, no tongue, a shearling wool interior, and an innovative wrap-on design… the Winter Furoshiki footwear from Vibram stands out as perhaps the most innovative “boots” of the year.

BWCA Dispatch: ‘Silky Big Boy’ Folding Camp Saw

During a year in the wilderness, the Silky Big Boy saw is one of Dave and Amy Freeman’s most important tools.

Boundary Waters Expedition: Gear Update From The Field

After 124 days straight in the wilderness, these five camping products have proven their utility time and again.

Microsoft ‘Band 2’ Blends GPS With Smartwatch

In our review, the Microsoft Band 2 is an accurate, all-around fitness tracker (with smartwatch capabilities) looking to find its place in the crowded fitness watch market.

Thumb-Less Warmth: Veyo Simplifies Mittens For Kids

Dexterity comes second to warmth for small children playing in snow. A new thumb-less handwear concept from Veyo offers a simple covering from the cold.

Waterproof, Inflatable Adventure Backpack

Dubbed an ‘ultimate water adventure pack,’ the Klymit Splash 25 is the lovechild of a waterproof dry bag and a daypack.

High-Output: 2016 Arc’teryx Atom SL Jacket Review

From peak-bagging to cool weather hiking, the Atom SL from Arc’teryx is a step forward in insulted wind shell technology.

Bike Safe: Tips To Ride At Night

As the hours of daylight get shorter, it’s time for bike commuters to increase visibility and safety.

Extreme Test: Gear For AR World Championships

Nothing punishes gear like adventure racing, and this race is the pinnacle event of the year. This is the gear that excelled over seven rough days in the Brazilian jungle.

Camera Kit: Dakine ‘Reload’ Backpack Review

Battle-hardened shooters looking to carry a ‘run and gun’ camera setup into the wilds should consider the Reload from Dakine.

Waterproof Backpack For Fly Fishing Put To Test

This simple backpack is billed as a waterproof option for fly fishing. We put it, and the waterproof claims, to the test for the review of the Simms Dry Creek Z backpack.

Extra Cush All-Terrain: Hoka ‘Tor’ Boot Reviewed

These ‘fat tire boots’ are big and cushioned, but they still roll fast. We review the Hoka Tor Ultra hiking boots.

‘Windshirt’ Jacket A Secret Weapon For Warmth

Tested for two months in the BWCA, our reviewer finds the durable, versatile windshirt made in Ely, Minnesota, to be a perfect companion for cold weather in the Frozen North.

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