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In Utah, Fight For Bears Ears Monument Heats Up

In a place where history, culture and geography intermingle, ‘local’ can be hard to define.

May 3rd, 2016 | 18 Shares
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(Free) Fall In Love: Online Dating For Adventurers

What do you love more than being outdoors? This dating site for adventurers might help.

May 3rd, 2016 | 40 Shares
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Sasha DiGiulian’s ‘Permanent Summer Break’

One of the world’s best climbers is about to graduate from college and into a world of opportunities.

May 3rd, 2016 | 116 Shares
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If You’ve Not Eaten A Fruit Noodle, Now’s The Time

Froodles are a handy way to get essential nutrients without turning to freeze-dried or foraging. They travel well, taste great, and give a great boost along the trail.

May 3rd, 2016 | 23 Shares
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New Bike Security: Folding ‘Altor’ Titanium Lock

This ain’t your average U-lock. Altor has a new kind of titanium tube lock that gives security but at a hefty price.

May 3rd, 2016 | 113 Shares

Wilderness Brewing: Beer Foraged From The Wild

Named one of the best new breweries in the United States, Arizona Wilderness Brewing finds ingredients from the mountains and deserts to use in unique beers with roots in nature.

May 3rd, 2016 | 672 Shares

Rock The Campsite: Brunton ‘LightWave’ Lantern

Brunton’s new LightWave Amp is an 11-inch-tall ‘outdoor entertainment system.’

May 2nd, 2016 | 23 Shares
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Where There Is (No) Smoke, There Is Fire

The most environmentally-friendly camp stove? The Enki ‘Wild’ stove is touted as a smokeless unit that burns natural materials completely.

May 2nd, 2016 | 72 Shares


Featherweight Flipper Knife: AG Russell Small Skorpion

At just 1.8 ounces, the AG Russell Skorpion is a modern folding knife with all the bells and whistles for just $65.

First Look: ‘Smart’ Solar Panel Charges Phones, Gadgets Fast

The Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus has a modulation system to smooth power transfer to devices while providing valuable feedback for the user.

Taste Test: Epic’s Wild Boar ‘Meat Bar’

Wild Boar? New meat bar offers ‘feral swine’ flavor – and we tried it.

Stretchy Puffy: Dynafit Vulcan Down Jacket

Adding stretch panels to a high quality puff down jacket results in a warm, light, versatile insulating layer for active winter use.

Review: Specialized/686 Winter-Biking Outerwear

Specialized and 686 teamed up to make head-to-toe winter apparel for fat biking. The results are impressive, but our tester is not completely convinced.

New Ninja Suit Is A ‘Woolverino’ Onesie

Like a onesie for adults, this Ninja Suit base layer from Airblaster is stealthy enough to wear almost anywhere.

Ultralight Hiking: Katabatic Gear Helios Backpack

Tough-as-nails Cuben Fiber and a streamlined design make the Helios from Katabatic Gear an efficient backpack for hauling gear that weighs just over two pounds.

Clip In: Reviewing Five Ten ‘Kestrel Lace’ Bike Shoe

New from Five Ten, the Kestrel Lace is great for enduro riders, hike-a-bike freaks, commuters needing a do-it-all bike shoe, and anyone who have never clipped in.

Testing Dynafit’s 2016 Head-To-Toe Backcountry Ski Kit

Already a well known brand in Europe, backcountry ski pioneer Dynafit is pushing hard for the US market. We tested their skis, boots, bindings, and apparel in the snowy mountains near Crested Butte.

Review: $40 Camping Hammock, Straps Included

Serac provides a sturdy, budget-friendly hammock that will get you off the ground for less than $40, with tree straps included.

Review: Cotopaxi ‘Luzon’ Custom Daypack

This simple daypack starts at $35. It’s a pared-down ‘sack with straps’ but can work for hiking, biking and everyday use.

‘CookStove’ Has Fan To Stoke Blaze

‘Burn wood not gas.’ That is the simple tag line of the BioLite CookStove, a camp-cooking product new this month that incorporates a small fan to perpetuate a hot-burning fire.

Personal Audio: ‘Boombot’ MINI Review On A Bike

Is a mini speaker worn while biking an affront on fellow riders? Our editor ditched headphones to try listening to music in the open air.

REI ‘House Brand’ Reboots As Premium Gear

This spring, retail juggernaut REI says it will lead the industry in quality and performance. We put a couple of the new products to a test.

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A simple stone pillar and line cut through the forest marks where the Yukon meets Alaska on the #alcan

Peak-bagging in the Gallatin range this weekend. Spring time in Montana means MUD and there was no shortage of it as we dodged rain, sleet, and snow on our way up the summit. You can't argue with those views though! | photo: @plutinc #peakbagging #hiking #montana #montanamoment

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