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Margo Hayes became the first woman to climb 5.15a this weekend with a send of ‘La Rambla’ in Catalonia, Spain.

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REI launches its second annual lineup of ladies-only active retreats, pushing the trend to empower more women in the outdoors.

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February 24th, 2017 | 146 Shares
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Black Diamond Camalot Ultralight: Ultimate, Essential Climbing Pro

BD claims the ‘most significant’ advancement in its cam technology since the 1980s. We put the Camalot Ultralight to a test.

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Is your exercise routine a healthy habit or a symptom of a potentially fatal disorder?

February 24th, 2017 | 15 Shares

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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: Patagonia’s ‘Permeable’ Nano-Air Light

The super-breathable Patagonia Nano-Air Light builds on the success of one of the brand’s flagship jackets.

First Look: Vasque Lost 40 Boot Is ‘Modern Mukluk’

A hybrid mukluk, these boots have a Vibram sole and modern add-ons like softshell synthetic material and aerogel insulation in the sole.

Big Wall Warmth: Arc’teryx Proton AR Hoody Review

Arc’teryx’s ‘active insulation’ helps mountain athletes regulate body temps in varying conditions, like our tester’s two-day solo aid climb in Zion National Park.

Secret Tech: Saucony Winter-Running Shoe Review

We took Saucony’s RAZOR ICE+ shoes, with Vibram’s secret slip-resistant Arctic Ice sole, for a stroll… and a sprint.

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.

First Look: Yaktrax Summit ‘Traction Device’ For Ice

These new spike-equipped Yaktrax Summit ‘devices’ are made for flat ice and steep hillsides.

First Look: Stylish & Tech Women’s Down Jacket

‘One jacket to get you through the winter, on the ski hill and off.’ – That’s the promise behind the down-insulated Durrance from Stio.

Review: Mukluks Made For Coldest Places On Planet

We tested Steger Designs’ Yukon Jack mukluks this month in the dank cold of a Minnesota winter. The boots are modeled after footwear worn long ago by Arctic tribes.

Love At First Send: Butora Acro Climbing Shoe Review

The Acro rock climbing shoes from Butora have become my new favorite shoe for hard boulder problems and short, steep sport climbing routes. Here’s why.

First Look: Sea To Summit ‘World’s Lightest Hammock’

At 4.9 ounces, Sea to Summit’s Ultralight Hammock is so airy you’ll forget it’s there. We tested it for our first-look review.

Ultimate Visibility: ‘Torch’ Cycling Jacket Shines At Night

Shine bright on dark rides wearing an ultra-high-vis jacket with lights and all-over reflectivity.

Fezzari: A Custom Carbon Fatbike Under $2K

I found a race-ready, carbon fatbike for under $2,000. The only catch: It was from a brand I’d never seen before.

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.

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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

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