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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 | 117 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 | 453 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 | 53 Shares

Survival Situation? Check Your Belt

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

September 21st, 2016 | 1,094 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 | 51 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 | 168 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 | 1,013 Shares


You Can Run In Scott Jurek’s Shoes (Literally)

Want to capture a little Scott Jurek magic on your next run? Each pair of commemorative Brooks Jurek Cascadia shoes contains a little bit of rubber from shoes worn on his record-setting 2015 run.

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.

First Look: Expanding ‘Flex Capacitor’ Backpack From Sierra Designs

Designed with renowned adventurer Andrew Skurka, the Sierra Designs Flex Capacitor expands outward for a pack that ranges from 40 to 60 liters.

First Look: Thule’s 2016 Technical Backpack Line

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

Outrider: Bike Adventure For Differently-Abled

Regardless of physical ability, mountain bikers, cross-country explorers, hunters, and eco-friendly commuters can use this electric vehicle to venture into the wilderness.

Trucker Hat Outdoors? Headsweats Builds ‘Performance’ Option

A curved bill, a mesh back, and a tall fabric front — the trucker hat is an unlikely trend in the outdoors.

‘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.

Sleep Tight: Cotopaxi Sueño Sleeping Bag Review

The Cotopaxi Sueño sleeping bag is a go-to versatile cold weather bag with a few creature comforts built in,

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.

Double-Wheel ‘Juggernaut’ Tackles Everything

Three wheels, two forks, 2,000 Watts. One tip: It’s not a ‘bike.’

YETI ‘Brick’ Is One Burly Bottle Opener

Need to open a bottle, or maybe smash a window? The YETI Brick will easily do both.

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?

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.

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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Not bad watching the latest @reelrock on REAL ROCK during @mnclimbersassociation Sandstone Climbing Festival. 📷: @backgroundeveryday #climbing #bonfire #lit

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

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