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

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Review: Black Diamond Shadow Climbing Shoe

Black Diamond Equipment just released the Shadow climbing shoe, its first aggressive shoe designed for steep sport climbing and bouldering. We put the Black Diamond Shadow to the test on Mexico’s Potrero Chico for this review.

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She climbs 5.14 rock but wanted a baptism on ice. In a two-week session Red Bull caught on film, a friend stepped up to help Sasha DiGiulian push personal boundaries while ice climbing frozen walls and freestanding columns of the U.P.

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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.

Trail Slipper: Teva Ember Moc Review

Part sneaker, part puffy, Teva’s Ember Moc may soon be part of many campers’ gear collections. We reviewed it outside, inside, and around town.

Meet the Next Generation of Ski Bindings

The Salomon S/Lab Shift MNC functions as both an alpine and tech ski binding. And it works with pin-tech boots and traditional alpine ski boots alike. Hitting the market in 2018, this ‘multi-norm compatible’ binding is like nothing you’ve seen before.

10 Essentials: Winter Ice, Alpine Climbing Gear

Gear up and get ready to scale mountains, climb icy walls, and turn frigid summits into your personal play-land with the best winter climbing gear.

Do More, Wash Less: Coalatree Pant Revew

Made with tear-resistant nylon ripstop, the Trailhead Adventure Pant from Coalatree might be a front-runner for the most versatile hiking pant.

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.

Sleep in the Elements: ‘Space Cowboy’ Sleeping Bag Review

Cowboy campers rejoice, Therm-a-rest’s upcoming sleeping bag is light enough for a nap sack and built to shed morning dew—perfect for sleeping outside.

Better Together: ENO Fuse Tandem Hammock System Review

Hang two hammocks side by side from just two trees. In our review of ENO’s Fuse Tandem hammock spreader bar, we found it to be lightweight, versatile, affordable, and awesome.

‘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?

Volkl M5: Brand’s Most Popular Ski Gets Better

Volkl revamped its most popular ski, the Mantra, for 2018. We traveled to Austria to get a first-hand look at its next generation, the Volkl Mantra M5.

Pitch a Pyramid: Hyperlite Ultamid 2 Tent Review

Minimalism meets all-mountain functionality in the next great line of multi-sport tents. We reviewed the ultralight Ultamid 2 tent in Mexico, Colorado, and the Sierras. Made from Dyneema fabric, this is one tough, expensive tent.

Corrugated Crash Pad Review: New Tech for Better Landing

After two months of testing, we found the Send Climbing 3×4 Pro Crash Pad safe and easy to carry.

No Ice Needed: Put A Refrigerator In Your Car

The Dometic CFX35W adds WiFi and a mobile app interface to an already popular line of 12-volt fridges.

Stretch Puffy: Mountain Hardwear DS Hooded Review

Stretch it! A new construction method adds stretch and makes this 2017/18 Mountain Hardwear jacket unlike anything on the market.

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GearJunkie Giveaway! - We’ve teamed up with @oofos to give away your choice of recovery sandals or clogs. If you aren’t familiar with OOFOS, they are an amazing recovery shoe. Super lightweight, packable, comfy, and stylish. If you hike, bike, run, backpack, or adventure in anyway you need a pair. - Win in three easy steps: 1) like this photo 2) Mention three adventure friends in the comments 3) Follow @thegearjunkie and @oofos for contest updates. - One winner chosen Friday, February 23rd. - - And big thanks to @jacobpuzey for the awesome pic and adventure inspiration.

Nestled on the south shores of Lake Superior, giant towers of ice offer a dose of frozen adventure. This is the Michigan Ice Fest. - Teaming up with @redbull, we spent the day climbing and exploring the frigid Upper Peninsula with the talented @angela_vanwiemeersch and @sashadigiulian. - Here’s a peek at the weekend’s ice climbing adventures.

Who’s ready for a weekend of adventures? - Our GJ crew is spread from coast to coast and has a bit of everything planned - from ice climbing in the north to paddling in the south. What about you, what do you have planned? - And way to go @reptarhikes for capturing this awesome moment hiking up Kearsarge Pass. And congrats to on the mountaintop engagement @wooingthewild and @meowtaincatt!

Who’s been to the Wave? - - Adding it to our must-visit list and would love to know your tips and tricks for visiting. - If you’ve never been, check out these tips: https://gearjunkie.com/how-to-essentials-hiking-wave-coyote-buttes-arizona ☝️link in profile - And big thanks to @hello_mallory for the awesome pic and adventure inspiration.

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