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Man to Trike 12,000 Miles for Veterans

With two surgically reconstructed knees, Gregory Hook plans to fully circumnavigate the lower-48 states on his recumbent Terra Trike. Along his 12,000-mile journey, he hopes to raise $25,000 for veterans struggling with PTSD.

April 17th, 2018

No Frills Pack: Thule AllTrail 35 First Look

Minimal features and an unassuming profile – Thule shoots for a single-quiver pack with the All Trail 35. I tested it hiking and scrambling.

April 17th, 2018

Tree Huggers & Hunters Unite: Patagonia Founder Joins BHA Rendezvous

The brand Patagonia and the organization Backcountry Hunters and Anglers may come from different sides of the recreational aisle. But with a mutual goal of protecting public lands access, their alliance could make a powerful statement.

April 17th, 2018
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The Mystery of the Missing Hiker Emoji

Do you remember an emoji of a hiker with trekking poles and a backpack? You’re not alone.

April 17th, 2018
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‘Pump Track to Pub’: Giro Unveils Streetwise MTB Shoes

Capped with Vibram’s stickiest rubber yet, Giro’s latest release – the Riddance and Riddance mid – features shoe styles designed for days on pedals and off.

April 17th, 2018
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Injured, Cold, Remote: My Near-Disaster in Greenland

When a modest afternoon ski outing went awry, I found myself with a broken leg and dislocated shoulder in a remote corner of Greenland. This is my story.

April 16th, 2018
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Best Backpacking Stoves of 2018: Let’s Get Cooking

From solo canister stoves to four-season multi-fuel options, we tested and found the best backpacking stoves.

April 16th, 2018
Sponsored Columbia OutDry Extreme Jacket Hiking in Rain

5 Reasons to Try OutDry Extreme

Columbia launched OutDry Extreme as a breathable-waterproof solution in jackets 2016. Since then, it’s found its way across the brand’s top products in footwear, pants, gloves, and more. This is why you should give it a try.

April 16th, 2018


Click On, Ride Down: Burton Step On Binding Review

Burton fueled the hype machine with the Step On binding. But are they any good? We put them to the test for this review.

Zen Zone: Brain-Sensing Eyewear Aims To Focus The Mind

Sporting success ultimately comes down to mental strength and the ability to remain focused in a high-pressure environment. Smith Lowdown sunglasses claim to help.

Strongest Boot Ever? Dyneema Leather EXOSTRIKE First Look

Ecco partnered with Dyneema to launch the EXOSTRIKE, a performance hiking boot made with ‘the world’s strongest leather.’

Carbon-Handled ‘Sebenza 21’ Knife Is a Razor-Sharp Gem

Chris Reeve’s small Sebenza 21 Insingo in carbon fiber is the best custom knife you can buy without selling your Subie. Find out why in this review.

Virtually Undetectable: Bight Gear NeoShell Nuker Jacket Review

Sometimes not noticing a piece of gear while using it is its greatest attribute. So it is with the NeoShell Nuker soft shell from Bight Gear, formerly MtnLogic.

Victorinox INOX Watch Review: Daily Wear, Adventure Tested

The Victorinox I.N.O.X is a tough watch that will dress up for any occasion. We thrashed it (and froze it) to see how it handles the rigors of adventure fo this review.

Daypack Reinvented: Mystery Ranch Scree Puts Function First

Imagine the durability, adjustability, and load carrying architecture of a technical backpack in a daypack. Enter the Scree Pack, from Mystery Ranch. We reviewed the Scree on day hikes and climbing trips for several months in this test.

Review: Rudy Project ‘Protera’ MTB Helmet Made for Dirt

We got dirty with Rudy Project’s first trail-specific bike helmet, the Protera, for this review. Rudy Project’s Protera is well ventilated, light, comfortable, and safe. But it does have some flaws.

First Look: Vans Breathable, Variable Flex Snowboard Boot

Built for backcountry snowboarders, the 2018/2019 Vans Verse Snowboard Boot combines the latest in fit technology, moisture management, waterproofing, and venting for long tours and downhill sessions.

Rubber Recycled: TreadWright ‘Remolded’ Tires Tested

High performance, affordable rubber for your truck? Tread Wright claims it does just that – and in an environmentally responsible way. We put a set on our truck to test ’em out.

‘Electrospun’ Outdoor Research Interstellar Jacket: Review

Outdoor Research packs stretch, weight savings, and comfort into its latest Interstellar Jacket. The key is an electrically spun waterproof-breathable membrane. We put the Interstellar to the test from Mexico to Alaska for this review.

Tough Shoe for Tough Workouts: Altra HIIT XT Review

Altra breaks into the fitness world with the HITT XT – a tough, stable, and comfortable cross-training shoe. We wore the Altra HIIT XT through two months of workouts (and counting) during our review.

Canine Adventure Gear: 5 Essentials for Hiking with a Dog

Hiking with a dog is the best. Get these gear essentials from Ruffwear, Buckley, and Ridgeline to prepare your pet to hit the trail.

‘Chinese Finger Trap’ Rappel: Beal Escaper First Look

The Escaper provides a rope-releasing mechanism for full-length single rope rappels. So why does this potentially life-saving device make us so nervous?

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That moment when you fully test just how sticky your shoes really are. 🧗🏻‍♀️ - Big thanks to @heatherlweidner for the awesome climbing and @pegoodman for the capture. - We’re now officially dreaming of trip to beautiful Waterval Boven, South Africa 🇿🇦 .

Hard to beat a weekend camped out on the beach. - What’s your favorite place to camp? Any favorite beaches? - And big thanks to @therollingvan for the pic and adventure inspiration.

Anyone else ready for spring to arrive? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️ - We’re split in the office on loving winter adventures or summer ones more. What about you? Do want more snow or is it time for summer-time warmth? - And big thanks to @wanderousshepherds for the awesome pic. Your photos always make us smile.

Loving this from @ryankodakbrown. “I just realized something!!! Two years ago (3/9/16), began one of my favorite adventures! The Appalachian Trail is a classic and I’m thankful to be part of its wonderful community. You hear it all the time, but it really is the people who make these trips special. Let’s hear it for the good ol’ AT and the amazing people who make it possible!!! 👏👏👏” - What about you? Have you ever thru-hiked? Any long trail adventures planned this summer?

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