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G3 Boundary 100: A Do-All Backcountry Ski

The Boundary 100 ski from G3 is a versatile touring ski light enough to climb fast. But does it have enough beef to really charge downhill?

February 4th, 2016 | 19 shares Read More...
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GearJunkie, QBP Partner To Build ‘Ultimate Winter Bike’

GearJunkie partnered with QBP to custom-build a perfect winter bike for urban riders.

February 4th, 2016 | 55 shares Read More...
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New Zipper From YKK ‘Forms Around Face’

The Fix A Zip zipper forms around the face for a comfortable closure. It comes to market first in the Shaper Jacket from Eider.

February 3rd, 2016 | 368 shares Read More...
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Moto-SUP: Jet Propulsion Motor In Your Board

The internal electric motor of this SUP can push it at up to 3.5 knots and it assists inflation for setup.

February 3rd, 2016 | 50 shares Read More...
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‘Pump’ Real Espresso In Backcountry With Tiny Unit

The Minipresso is a human-powered machine that makes delicious espresso anywhere. We put it to the caffeinated test winter camping and hiking far from civilization.

February 3rd, 2016 | 236 shares Read More...
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Winter Cycling Congress: Tackles Infrastructure, ‘Wimpification’ On Bikes

An international ‘congress’ about biking in the winter? Yep, it started this week in Minneapolis, and GearJunkie is live at the event.

February 3rd, 2016 | 170 shares Read More...
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Eagles Trained To Take Down Drones

‘Guards From Above’ is a new service using birds of prey who, in the company’s words, ‘intercept hostile drones.’

February 2nd, 2016 | 356 shares Read More...
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‘Arrowhead 135’ Ultra In Photos

In the 12th running of what has been included as one of ‘The World’s Toughest Endurance Challenges’, moderate temps created a different set of problems for Arrowhead Ultra racers than in some years—wet clothes and soft snow made for a challenging race.

February 2nd, 2016 | 752 shares Read More...

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World’s Best Winter Mitts

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

Electronic Recovery: A Shocking Option For Outdoors Athletes

Electronic stimulation helps muscles recover faster. That’s the theory behind the Marc Pro Plus, a recovery machine we test in this review.

Waterproof Backpack For Fly Fishing Put To Test

This simple backpack is billed as a waterproof option for fly fishing. We put it, and the waterproof claims, to the test for the review of the Simms Dry Creek Z backpack.

Extreme Test: Gear For AR World Championships

Nothing punishes gear like adventure racing, and this race is the pinnacle event of the year. This is the gear that excelled over seven rough days in the Brazilian jungle.

The Pickup Truck Of Bikes: Yuba Spicy Curry

This electric-assist ‘cargo bike’ can haul as much as you can fit in the trunk of a small car.

High-Output: 2016 Arc’teryx Atom SL Jacket Review

From peak-bagging to cool weather hiking, the Atom SL from Arc’teryx is a step forward in insulted wind shell technology.

Microsoft ‘Band 2’ Blends GPS With Smartwatch

In our review, the Microsoft Band 2 is an accurate, all-around fitness tracker (with smartwatch capabilities) looking to find its place in the crowded fitness watch market.

First Look: Vibram Wrap-On ‘Winter Furoshiki’ Footwear

No laces, no tongue, a shearling wool interior, and an innovative wrap-on design… the Winter Furoshiki footwear from Vibram stands out as perhaps the most innovative “boots” of the year.

900 Lumens: Fenix Headlamp Packs Bright Beam Into Small Package

Tough, waterproof, and bright, the HL55 headlamp by Fenix is a workhorse of a light.

Tiny, Mighty Knife: GEC #25 Small Jack

This knife is made in Pennsylvania, USA and exemplifies traditional cutlery with a fine fit and finish and useful form.

Review: ‘Lumen Beast’ Bike Light Has Integrated Display

The Fenix BC30R has a new killer feature good enough to push it to the top of the pile in this fall’s light comparison tests.

‘Modular’ Sleeping: Kammok Thylacine Sleeping Bag

Three sleeping bags in one. That’s the promise of the new Thylacine sleeping bag from Kammok. This review finds its modular sleeping bag system is a success.

Gravel, Mountain, Road: Open Cycles ‘Unbeaten Path’ Review

A do-all bicycle, the Unbeaten Path (U.P.) looks like a road bike but takes tires for rolling on gravel, dirt, and beyond.

Wild Fixed-Blade: Spyderco ‘Schempp Rock’ Knife Review

The Spyderco Schempp Rock is a wild looking survival knife that works exceptionally well in the field.

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