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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Read More...

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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.

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.

Breathable Hype: The North Face HyperAir GTX

Can a new type of Gore-Tex fabric revolutionize shell jackets? We test the HyperAir GTX Jacket from The North Face to find out.

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.

Waterproof, Inflatable Adventure Backpack

Dubbed an ‘ultimate water adventure pack,’ the Klymit Splash 25 is the lovechild of a waterproof dry bag and a daypack.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Thumb-Less Warmth: Veyo Simplifies Mittens For Kids

Dexterity comes second to warmth for small children playing in snow. A new thumb-less handwear concept from Veyo offers a simple covering from the cold.

Barrel-Hauling Backpack: Granite Gear Vapor Flatbed

This system replaces traditional backpack design with 60-liter barrels perfect for use in canoe camping and travel.

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.

BWCA Dispatch: ‘Silky Big Boy’ Folding Camp Saw

During a year in the wilderness, the Silky Big Boy saw is one of Dave and Amy Freeman’s most important tools.

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