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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.

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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
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Five Ten to Launch Bouldering-Specific ‘Aleon’ Shoe

The to-be-released Five Ten Aleon weds modern materials and Adidas testing with the old-school experience of Fred Nicole.

July 13th, 2018

Hitch Mount Hammocking, No Trees Needed

The McLean Metalworks Hammock Mount lets you hang from the hitch or tire of your adventuremobile.

July 12th, 2018
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Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

From next-gen tech to ingenious innovation, our weekly peek at emerging products examines the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design.

July 12th, 2018

Rock Oddity: Climbing Portland’s Inner-City Butte

The inner-city rock climbing crag Rocky Butte is helping keep Portland weird. The extinct volcanic cinder cone scales right up for rock climbing near downtown.

July 12th, 2018
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GT Redesigns Force, Sensor MTBs for Customization

GT integrated a new version of its Linkage Tuned Suspension into two new trail bikes. The Force and the Sensor aim for versatility on the trail.

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‘Eco-Friendly’ Marmot Eclipse Rain Jacket Put to Test

Marmot does away with the shortcomings of potentially toxic DWR treatments with the introduction of the Eclipse Rain Jacket. Instead, it introduces EvoDry technology to make water bead on the surface.

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.

Trad Shoe Evolution: Scarpa Maestro Mid First Look

Twist into cracks, smear with precision: The Maestro Mid Eco makes bold claims as a supportive and soft climbing shoe for long routes. We reviewed the latest release from the brand to see how it holds up on the rock.

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.

‘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.

Snow Flotation: Black Diamond GlideLite 127 First Look

No edges, non-traditional bindings, no ski boots: The Black Diamond GlideLite is a different way to get around in snowy conditions. We tested them during a late Colorado storm to review how the short and wide skis work.

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.

The Garmin Descent Mk1 Is Perfect for Spearfishing: Here’s Why

The Garmin Descent Mk1 is a fully capable GPS-enhanced dive computer with the added functionality of Fenix 5’s everyday lifestyle activity tracking.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Why Enlightened Equipment Quilts Are All the Rage

Go to a thru-hike campsite, and chances are you’ll see an Enlightened Equipment quilt. This is why long distance hikers love the lightweight sleeping quilt.

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.

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“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T. S. Eliot - Where will the quest for adventure take you next? - Big thanks to @ofallnationsphotography for the awesome picture and adventure inspiration.

The perfect adventuremobile can easily get off the beaten path and is a comfy home away from home. - What’s your ideal adventuremobile? Where would you roadtrip? - And big thanks to @fotornr for the awesome pic and Overland inspiration.

Adventure is all around us. - And we’re now officially dreaming of a trip to Oregon. 🏔 - Big thanks to @austingwhite for the awesome picture and adventure inspiration.

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