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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 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.

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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.

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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 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 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.

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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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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.

World’s Best Winter Mitts

When it’s too cold for gloves, a good pair of mitts is crucial to enjoying any winter activity.

‘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.

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.

Review: ‘Lumen Beast’ Bike Light Has Integrated Display

The Fenix BC30R has a new killer feature good enough to push it to the top of the pile in this fall’s light comparison tests.

Review: ‘Chroma’ Drone Gives Stunning Aerial Footage, Safe Flights

The world has changed for pro and amateur videographers, with the whirring blades of a drone signifying a new era. Here we review the Chroma, a solid mid-level drone option.

Gravel, Mountain, Road: Open Cycles ‘Unbeaten Path’ Review

A do-all bicycle, the Unbeaten Path (U.P.) looks like a road bike but takes tires for rolling on gravel, dirt, and beyond.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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