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February 16th, 2018

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The Infento Snow Kit lets parents and kids build eight different snow-gliding toys together from a single kit.

February 16th, 2018

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Traction on snow and ice is a challenge. Two lightweight footwear products from Kahtoola are made to give grip.

February 16th, 2018
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Report: Outdoors Economy Is Bigger Than Oil

The Bureau of Economic Analysis valued U.S. outdoor recreation at $373.7 billion, contributing 2-percent of the U.S. GDP.

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February 14th, 2018

REWARD: One-Of-A-Kind Bikes Stolen From Specialized Designer

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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.

Hammer, Shatter, Slice: Steel Will Roamer is Rugged, Budget-Friendly Blade

Big, strong, and ready for hard use, Steel Will’s Roamer R300 fixed blade is as easy on the wallet as it is useful in the field.

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.

Sweet Suite! Unique Tent Design Gives Strong Results

Pre-bent poles give this semi-freestanding Sierra Designs tent more space without the extra weight.

‘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?

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.

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.

World’s Best Winter Mitts

When it’s too cold for gloves, a good pair of mitts is crucial to enjoying any winter activity.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Citizen’s Sundial: The ProMaster Diver Watch

Tackle the great outdoors with solar charging and stainless steel.

First Look: Trono ‘Cushion of Air’ Camp Chair

The humble camp chair gets an inflatable upgrade this year. Our contributor lounged on air for a weekend to test a cushioned seat unlike any other.

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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.

Launching into the week like 💃🏻. - Big thanks to @gerdserrasolses for the killer paddling and @jasper.gibson for the picture. - Has us dreaming if a trip to Spirit Falls pronto. Anyone been on the Little White Salmon? Any tips for a fun adventure?

Waking up to a breathtaking view just might be one of the best things about camping? - What’s your favorite part? - Big thanks to @prestonhoffman_ for the amazing pic and adventure inspiration.


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