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February 24th, 2017
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Is your exercise routine a healthy habit or a symptom of a potentially fatal disorder?

February 24th, 2017

Ultimate Visibility: ‘Torch’ Cycling Jacket Shines At Night

Shine bright on dark rides wearing an ultra-high-vis jacket with lights and all-over reflectivity.

February 24th, 2017
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This California Neuroscientist Shoots ‘Mind-Blowing’ Photos

These trippy landscape photos defy most people’s imaginations. But not if you’re a neuroscientist nicknamed ‘The Light Ninja.’

February 23rd, 2017
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Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

From roll-up kayaks to the world’s lightest socks, our weekly peek at emerging products examines the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design.

February 23rd, 2017
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Cubed Coffee: Jiva Camping Coffee Review

A mini brick of coffee that fits in your pocket sounds great for hikers, but how does it taste? We tried it.

February 23rd, 2017
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Winner Takes All: Skiers Vs. Snowboarders Vs. Fatbikes

Fatbikes dueling skis, dueling snowboards? It’s finally going to happen.

February 22nd, 2017

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February 22nd, 2017


First Look: Vasque Lost 40 Boot Is ‘Modern Mukluk’

A hybrid mukluk, these boots have a Vibram sole and modern add-ons like softshell synthetic material and aerogel insulation in the sole.

First Look: Patagonia’s ‘Permeable’ Nano-Air Light

The super-breathable Patagonia Nano-Air Light builds on the success of one of the brand’s flagship jackets.

Big Wall Warmth: Arc’teryx Proton AR Hoody Review

Arc’teryx’s ‘active insulation’ helps mountain athletes regulate body temps in varying conditions, like our tester’s two-day solo aid climb in Zion National Park.

Cubed Coffee: Jiva Camping Coffee Review

A mini brick of coffee that fits in your pocket sounds great for hikers, but how does it taste? We tried it.

First Look: Yaktrax Summit ‘Traction Device’ For Ice

These new spike-equipped Yaktrax Summit ‘devices’ are made for flat ice and steep hillsides.

Hammock Head-To-Head: ENO TechNest Vs. DoubleNest

This review breaks down the differences between ENO’s DoubleNest and TechNest hammocks to help you decide which is better for you.

An Unlikely Knife: Tiny ‘Morakniv Eldris’

Morakniv recently created a fixed blade knife so small that you may mistake it for an April fool’s joke. But it packs a ton of performance into a tiny package.

First Look: Columbia ‘Star Wars’ Parka

We got a first look at Columbia’s Star Wars replica parka. Call us nerds. Call us super-fans. Just don’t call us cold.

Toughest Climbing Pack: Dyneema 2400 Porter Reviewed

Made from fabric that is ‘stronger than steel,’ the Hyperlite Dyneema 2400 Porter is light, streamlined, and just about perfect – except for the price.

Top Of Its Class: Petzl SITTA Review

A climbing harness with zero foam padding, super strong Spectra fibers, and near weightlessness. Meet the Petzl SITTA.

Fezzari: A Custom Carbon Fatbike Under $2K

I found a race-ready, carbon fatbike for under $2,000. The only catch: It was from a brand I’d never seen before.

First Look: Black Diamond ‘Iota’ Headlamp Review

The era of efficient micro-lighting has arrived with the Black Diamond Iota.

Secret Tech: Saucony Winter-Running Shoe Review

We took Saucony’s RAZOR ICE+ shoes, with Vibram’s secret slip-resistant Arctic Ice sole, for a stroll… and a sprint.

2,000-Mile Test: Granite Gear Crown2 Backpack

We packed, hefted, and hiked with the Granite Gear Crown2 for a five-month test along the Pacific Crest Trail.

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What's your favorite way to make coffee outdoors? - Here are 10 tried and tested options for you: https://gearjunkie.com/coffee-brew-in-outdoors-camping ☝️link in profile - PC: big thanks to @ashtonmarlene for the Monday morning motivation! Can't wait for some camp coffee next weekend!🏕☕️😃 ・・・ #adventureboldly #gearjunkielife

Who's ready to charge into the weekend?! - Love this from @explorewithollie! May we all have so much fun exploring and hitting the trail 👍🐶😁 - #adventureboldly #gearjunkielife

Have you heard of this guy?! @mikehornexplorer is on a mission to circumnavigate the world. As Gear Junkie Insider Adam explains, "Horn is now nine months into his two-year, 24,000-mile journey by vehicle, sailboat, kayak, skis, and on foot. His idea is crazy by many measures. So it’s been considered by some to be among the greatest expeditions of all time." - Read more here: https://gearjunkie.com/mike-horne-pole2pole-expediton ☝️link in profile - #adventureboldly #gearjunkielife - PC: @chrisbrinleejr // @inkwell.media

We wouldn't mind spending a few nights in an awesome Colorado cabin like these! - As GJ writer Sarah explains, "It’s known as the Leadville Mountain Center (LMC), a logistics base for the outdoor and adventure skills school, Outward Bound. The cabins are also home for instructors and staff, who live 2-3 per unit on a rotating basis throughout the summer." - Read the full article here: https://gearjunkie.com/colorado-outward-bound-cabins - #adventureboldly #gearjunkielife

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