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BD Recall, Shaped Zipper, Snowball Gun: GearJunkie Week In Review

A recap of top stories for the past week, Jan. 30 – Feb. 6, 2016.

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‘Survival Jacket’ For Those Who Expect The Worst

If your next adventure requires this jacket, you may want to reconsider your plans. But when it all hits the fan, the Condition Black survival jacket’s got you covered.

February 5th, 2016 | 580 Shares Read More...
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Skier & Ivy Leaguer: ’12-Year-Plan’ At Dartmouth

He drives a junker ’91 Toyota purchased with a six-pack of beer, but this 22-year-old is simultaneously aiming for the Olympics and an Ivy League degree.

February 5th, 2016 | 18 Shares Read More...
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‘Manic Training’ A Workout Fit For Everest

High Intensity Interval Training is a booming trend in the fitness world, and how Colorado-founded Manic Training helps Olympic competitors, mountaineers, traumatically injured athletes, and even stay-at-home parent, reach their summits.

February 5th, 2016 | 256 Shares Read More...
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Black Diamond Issues Recall Of Carabiners, Runners

If you own carabiners or runners manufactured by Black Diamond in the last year or two, this recall likely affects you.

February 4th, 2016 | 2,433 Shares Read More...
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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 | 57 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.

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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.

Bike Safe: Tips To Ride At Night

As the hours of daylight get shorter, it’s time for bike commuters to increase visibility and safety.

‘Venting’ Ski Goggles Work For Uphill & Down

These goggles open up for extreme ventilation and don’t fog while sweating on a strenuous uphill climb.

‘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.

Camera Kit: Dakine ‘Reload’ Backpack Review

Battle-hardened shooters looking to carry a ‘run and gun’ camera setup into the wilds should consider the Reload from Dakine.

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.

Ride All Winter Long: Chrome Cold-Weather Cycling Kit

Sure, biking in the winter is tough. But you can laugh into the teeth of the wind when you dress right. Three products from Chrome help dominate the winter chill.

GearJunkie, QBP Partner To Build ‘Ultimate Winter Bike’

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

Big Sound: FUGOO Sport XL Bluetooth Speaker Review

Need a plus-size portable speaker? After months of testing, we were happy to find that Fugoo didn’t drift from its super durable roots.

‘Windshirt’ Jacket A Secret Weapon For Warmth

Tested for two months in the BWCA, our reviewer finds the durable, versatile windshirt made in Ely, Minnesota, to be a perfect companion for cold weather in the Frozen North.

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.

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.

BWCA Dispatch: 50-Night Sleeping Bag Test

After 50 days of sleeping in the Sea To Summit Talus Ts II our reviewer has found her favorite sleeping bag.

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.

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Honored to have been schooled at the #pricklypedal by #tinkerjuarez. We have always admired his work ethic and approachability. #cannondale #sockdoping #mtb #legend #hewon #stillhasit

Another powder day at @coppermtn testing the latest and greatest from @siasnowsports #powday

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Powder day ski testing! #sia16

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The G3 Scala combines scales with the plush nylon found in the Alpinist for less resistance when breaking trail. Also packs up like a rock star! #ski #sia #snowshow

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