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The Garmin Xero A1i and A1 bow sights allows archers to range targets and set virtual sight pins with a single tool. It’s a major innovation in archery. We went to Texas to put the Garmin Xero to the test for this review.

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

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Access This Backpack on the Move, No Removal Required

The Mammut Spindrift 14 is one seriously clever backpack. Designed for fast and light backcountry ski missions, you don’t need to take it off to access most of the gear inside. Oh, and it has a built-in windbreaker.

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Ikon Ski Pass to Rival Vail’s Epic: Prices Announced

Look out Epic Pass, there’s a new multi-resort ski pass in town. It’s name is Ikon, and it just released pricing today. Copper Mountain, Aspen, Revelstoke, Jackson Hole… shut up and take our money.

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Beal Escaper: Real-World Test

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From Camp to Home: The Best Slippers to Keep Your Feet Warm

We found the best slippers for women and men. From sitting around the campfire to hanging at home, these slippers are sure to keep you cozy.

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Screaming Deals: Gear Savings of the Week

Our weekly column finds the best deals from across the web to save you money on outdoors gear. Check out the deals from Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, Salomon, SOG, and more.

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In winning gold, Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins have done what no other U.S. skier has done before. The duo won the women’s team sprint freestyle race at the Pyeongchang Games and ended one of the longest medal droughts in Olympic history.

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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?

One Shoe To Hike and Climb: Five Ten Guide Tennie Review

The new Guide Tennie takes a step back to its more sensitive, stable, and robust past. The climbing approach shoe inspired confidence on the rock and hauled heavy packs comfortably during our review.

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.

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.

Filson Single Tin Chaps Review: 40-Year Field Test

The brand name Filson is known for gear made to last the trials of time. This gear test on a pair of tin chaps begins back in 1978.

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.

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.

Non-Locking Standout: Benchmade Proper 318 Knife Review

Can a non-locking knife hold up against the rigors of modern use? In testing, the Proper 318 proved itself a rugged and ready worker.

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.

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.

Pitch on a Ledge: MSR Advance Pro 4-Season Tent Review

The MSR Advance Pro 2 is lightweight, has a small footprint, bomber construction, and a single climber can pitch it standing in one spot. We review this highly desirable tent for the hardcore alpinist or mountaineer.

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.

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.

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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!

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