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Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

Next-gen trail shoes to a 9,000 lumen flashlight, this is our weekly look at emerging products from the world of outdoor gear design.

September 22nd, 2016 | 95 Shares

Citing ‘Brutal Truths,’ REI Reboots On Bikes

REI will drop Novara and head in a new direction with bikes for 2017.

September 22nd, 2016 | 450 Shares
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#GearDrop: Nationwide Scavenger Hunt For Swag

Thousands of dollars in prizes and gear are up for grabs in five U.S. cities on Oct. 14. Snag Victorinox Swiss Army knives, watches, luggage, apparel, and more in the geardrop scavenger hunt.

September 21st, 2016 | 52 Shares

Survival Situation? Check Your Belt

This belt can do a lot more than hold your pants up.

September 21st, 2016 | 1,082 Shares

Try ‘Augmented Reality’ Climbing Wall For Goofy Fun

Use your body for a pong paddle or climb ‘augmented routes’ with this bouldering wall coupled to a computer-controlled projector.

September 21st, 2016 | 50 Shares
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New & Niche: Cool New Climbing Gear For 2017

For 2017, keep your eyes peeled for more gym-centric products, women’s-specific shoes, and kids selections.

September 21st, 2016 | 158 Shares
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First Look: Thule’s 2016 Technical Backpack Line

People know Thule for its vehicle racks. But the Swedish brand has a burgeoning backpack line.

September 21st, 2016 | 65 Shares

5 Couples Who Made Adventure Their Jobs

Find love, quit the 9 to 5, and travel the world? These five couples did just that.

September 20th, 2016 | 1,009 Shares


First Look: Tent Line From Therm-a-Rest For 2017

We got a first review last month of the ‘palace’-like Tranquility tents, which come in four- and six-person builds.

First Look: Sierra Designs ‘High Route’ Modular Shelter

Renowned adventurer Andrew Skurka teamed up with Sierra Designs on a lightweight tent for hikers. We put it to a review in the Rocky Mountains.

Review: Arc’teryx Trail-Running Shoe, A Real Scrambler

A new lacing system distinguishes the Arc’teryx Norvan VT trail running shoes. We put it to the test in high mountains for this review.

Review: Ultra-Light Running Vest Feels Like Second Skin

Water, gels, keys, phone: Salomon’s S-Lab Sense will carry it all, and nothing more. We test a minimal running vest for the distance-minded adventurer.

‘Dolfin Pack’ Delivers Hydration on Land and Sea

Made of neoprene, the $40 Dolfin Pack was designed for biking, running, SUP and other water sports.

GHOST Bikes: Learning To Fly In South Tyrol

The Italian Dolomites are a dream destination for mountain biking, and the proving grounds for the GHOST Carbon SL AMR 6 LC.

Trickle-Down Tech: Bikes We Recommend under $2,000

High-performance bikes leaving you with sticker shock? Check out these sweet rides under $2,000.

First Look: Iconic Opinel Knife Gets Survival Upgrade

A classic French brand pivots this month with a survival knife design. We took it into the woods for a first test.

Night Vision: FLIR Monocular For The Outdoors

A monocular with thermal recognition enables adventurers to see a whole new side of the wild.

Lil’ Bug Out Shelter: Versatile, Ultralight, Floorless

This modular camping shelter allows for multiple configurations for ‘roughing it’ feel, for any season. It can even be used with a wood stove.

Complex Knit: First Look At Polartec Delta ‘Cooling’ Fabric

Sweat is the body’s “radiator,” and this evaporative cooling process makes hiking, running, and biking possible even on the hottest of days. What if your clothing could enhance that natural process?

Beginner Clipless: iSSi Pedal Doubles As Flat

Flats or cleats, the iSSi Flip offers an easy-to-use introduction to the world of clipless pedals.

Adventure Bike Reborn: Specialized Sequoia 2016

The new Specialized Sequoia is a rough-stuff touring bike with all the necessary eyelets, mounts, and lashing points a modern-day bicycle boy scout could want.

Family Hauler: Minivan Modified For Kids, Bikes & Gear

Our editor modified a family minivan for ultimate gear-hauling capacity, including six bikes, four kids, two parents, a dog, and camping gear on top.

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At #Interbike this week. Digging the Giro Prolight Techlace but $400 is what it costs to shave a 1/2 lb off your feet on race day.

Paddler @drewzieff commandeering a ship on the "high seas" with a simple bullwhip lasso (look close!). 📷: @_paulvincent_ #eboriginals #liveyouradventure #kayaking #gearjunkielife

Interbike 'Dirt Demo' today. The Marin Hawk Hill may be only $1500 but it punches above its weight for an entry-level full suspension bike. #interbike #dirtdemo #mtb #mountainbike #gearjunkielife

Downtown #Seattle with #Rainier looming in the background. We visited @eddiebauer HQ last week to see their 2017 gear firsthand. Fun fact: Many of the original down mountaineering pieces from Eddie Bauer were tested out on the slopes of Rainier; what better proving grounds than that! 📷: @_paulvincent_ #eboriginals #liveyouradventure #gearjunkie #gearjunkielife

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