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The OX Is ‘Packable’ Off-Road Vehicle

A surprisingly versatile and practical off-road vehicle that ‘packs flat’? The OX, is an off road vehicle like no other.

September 29th, 2016 | 87 Shares

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 | 165 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 | 108 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 | 83 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 | 266 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 | 462 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 | 110 Shares


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.

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,

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.

‘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.

Double-Wheel ‘Juggernaut’ Tackles Everything

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

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.

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.

First Look: CamelBak 2017 Bottles, Hydration Lineup

New options in hydration? We got a scoop from CamelBak, which refines its reservoir for 2017 and launches a ‘flask’ bottle line along the way.

Origami Boat: Oru Folding Kayak Review

The Oru Kayak is a ‘real boat’ that fits in a backpack. We put it to the test in Minnesota lakes for this review.

Adventure Bike Reborn: Specialized Sequoia 2016

The new Specialized Sequoia is a rough-stuff touring bike with all the necessary eyelets, mounts, and lashing points a modern-day bicycle boy scout could want.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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