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These trippy landscape photos defy most people’s imaginations. But not if you’re a neuroscientist nicknamed ‘The Light Ninja.’

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Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

From roll-up kayaks to the world’s lightest socks, our weekly peek at emerging products examines the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design.

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Cubed Coffee: Jiva Camping Coffee Review

A mini brick of coffee that fits in your pocket sounds great for hikers, but how does it taste? We tried it.

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Winner Takes All: Skiers Vs. Snowboarders Vs. Fatbikes

Fatbikes dueling skis, dueling snowboards? It’s finally going to happen.

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Booby Trap Impales Runner’s Foot On N.C. Trail

Pinnacle Park in North Carolina closed after 60 hidden spikes were found littering a trail system, leaving one runner injured.

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First Look: Polartec ‘Naked’ Jacket By Rab

Alpha Direct is made of post-consumer recycled polyester. In its naked form, it is essentially a synthetic fleece on steroids and it works alone or layered under a shell.

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Minimalist Camp Gives Outward Bound A New Look

Staffers formerly crammed into 10-to-a-room dormitories. Then Outward Bound went modern and minimalist with an ambitious cabin project last summer.

February 22nd, 2017 Read More...
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First Look: Eureka Gonzo Grill Aims For All-In-One Cooking

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First Look: Columbia ‘Star Wars’ Parka

We got a first look at Columbia’s Star Wars replica parka. Call us nerds. Call us super-fans. Just don’t call us cold.

First Look: Outdoor Research ‘Skyward’ Ski Jacket

Air-permeable fabric and massive vents in the Outdoor Research Skyward Jacket help backcountry skiers stay dry while earning turns.

Head to Head: In Search Of ‘Perfect’ Lightweight Puffy Jacket

The Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer and LL Bean Ultralight 850 Down Jacket are pinnacle light-puffy pieces work alone or as a mid-layer. We tested them head to head.

First Look: Petzl ‘Anti-Panic’ GRIGRI+ Belay Device

Petzl Introduces the newest member of the GRIGRI family, the GRIGRI+. We got a chance to try it at one of the world’s foremost climbing gyms.

2,000-Mile Test: Granite Gear Crown2 Backpack

We packed, hefted, and hiked with the Granite Gear Crown2 for a five-month test along the Pacific Crest Trail.

First Look: Black Diamond ‘Iota’ Headlamp Review

The era of efficient micro-lighting has arrived with the Black Diamond Iota.

First Look: Polartec ‘Naked’ Jacket By Rab

Alpha Direct is made of post-consumer recycled polyester. In its naked form, it is essentially a synthetic fleece on steroids and it works alone or layered under a shell.

Patagonia ‘Black Hole’ Backpack, Lighter For 2017

The redesigned Black Hole series of packs from Patagonia include this 26-liter daypack we put to the test. It comes to market next spring.

First Look: ‘Continuum’ Is New Breed Of Made-For-Winter Bike

A new kind of winter bike? Look close and you’ll notice this one has no chain, no gears, and its tires come set with hundreds of tiny spikes.

5.11 Reinvents The Cargo Pant

They look like a normal pair of khakis or blue jeans, but the Defender-Flex pants have more storage space than you’d imagine possible.

‘Performance Aviators’ Are Made For Sport

A new brand, ROKA, launched with aviator sunglasses you can wear for running or other fast-moving sports.

Super Friction: Edelrid ‘Mega Jul’ Belay Device Review

Durable and multifunctional, Edelrid’s Mega Jul belay device makes belaying rock climbers safer and more efficient.

First Look: Eureka Gonzo Grill Aims For All-In-One Cooking

Pancakes for breakfast. Steak and veggies for dinner. The Gonzo aims to be a single cook set that can cook everything so we had to try it out.

Taste Test: ‘Filling’ Boosts New Clif Energy Bars

Chewy bars with a creamy nut-butter center give Clif a ‘category-first’ kind of delicious energy.

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Who's ready to charge into the weekend?! - Love this from @explorewithollie! May we all have so much fun exploring and hitting the trail 👍🐶😁 - #adventureboldly #gearjunkielife

Have you heard of this guy?! @mikehornexplorer is on a mission to circumnavigate the world. As Gear Junkie Insider Adam explains, "Horn is now nine months into his two-year, 24,000-mile journey by vehicle, sailboat, kayak, skis, and on foot. His idea is crazy by many measures. So it’s been considered by some to be among the greatest expeditions of all time." - Read more here: https://gearjunkie.com/mike-horne-pole2pole-expediton ☝️link in profile - #adventureboldly #gearjunkielife - PC: @chrisbrinleejr // @inkwell.media

We wouldn't mind spending a few nights in an awesome Colorado cabin like these! - As GJ writer Sarah explains, "It’s known as the Leadville Mountain Center (LMC), a logistics base for the outdoor and adventure skills school, Outward Bound. The cabins are also home for instructors and staff, who live 2-3 per unit on a rotating basis throughout the summer." - Read the full article here: https://gearjunkie.com/colorado-outward-bound-cabins - #adventureboldly #gearjunkielife

Dreaming of a winter fishing getaway? Check out these 13 awesome fly fish destinations: https://gearjunkie.com/winter-fly-fishing-destinations - PC: @ngkelley thanks for the awesome capture!! - #adventureboldly #gearjunkielife

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