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Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

A peek at emerging products, culled from crowd-source sites like Kickstarter, PR campaigns, and industry scoops on the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design.

September 29th, 2016 | 163 Shares

Riding The Radweg: How To Tour Germany By Bike

Ride the ‘Radweg,’ Germany’s 5,000 miles of rustic bikeways. Our editor toured the Bavarian countryside by bicycle and has a few tips to plan your own German bike tour.

September 29th, 2016 | 113 Shares

Strange Gear Patent Could Have Major Consequences

One of the outdoor industry’s trendiest and most copied innovations just received a design patent, and the brand that owns it is taking action against competitors.

September 29th, 2016 | 105 Shares
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Patagonia’s Revised Mission: Do Good

Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard revises his company ethos and takes a hard look at humans’ impact on the planet in an updated edition of his seminal work, Let My People Go Surfing.

September 28th, 2016 | 80 Shares

Interbike: Trade Show Unveils Future Bike Gear

The future of bike gear takes center stage at the Interbike trade show in Las Vegas. We hit the halls to find the most exciting products for 2017.

September 28th, 2016 | 265 Shares

First Look: REI Upgrades ‘Quarter Dome’ Tent For 2017

The REI Quarter Dome is among the most popular tents sold in the U.S., and for 2017 it’s completely redesigned. We got a first look at the all new Quarter Dome 1-, 2-, and 3-person tents.

September 28th, 2016 | 461 Shares

First Look: Primus Tupike For The Campground Gourmet

If your campsite is regularly filled with the aroma of gourmet cooking, the Primus Tupike can match your knife skills and live up to your recipes.

September 28th, 2016 | 109 Shares

Updated Icon: Salomon Speedcross 4 Review

Among the more popular trail shoes of our era, Salomon updates its Speedcross for 2016. We took the 4th generation of the shoe on a series of trail and mountain runs for this review.

September 27th, 2016 | 82 Shares


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.

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?

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.

KUIU: Hunting Brand Makes Top-Tier Tents, Packs, Bags

The KUIU Super Down sleeping bag and Storm Start four season tent are designed with backcountry hunters in mind, but the high quality products will serve cold-weather campers well on any adventure.

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.

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: YETI ‘Hopper Flip’ Soft Cooler Review

YETI gets square and moves ahead in the soft-cooler category with its Hopper Flip 12, a zip-shut cube that’s leak-proof and can purportedly keep ice for days. We give it a first review.

YETI ‘Brick’ Is One Burly Bottle Opener

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

Review: US-Made Hammock Created From Plastic Bottles

This simple hammock by Yukon Outfitters, the SomniSmart, is made in the USA from recycled plastic bottles.

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.

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.

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.

Night Vision: FLIR Monocular For The Outdoors

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

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