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Clip bolts with ease in the rigid Trango Beta Stick Evo Compact. Read our review of the stick clip and find out how it compares to other remote clipping options.

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Swing Light: Salamandra Kevlar-Carbon Ice Axe Review

Despite an impressively light weight, Elite Climb’s carbon and kevlar Salamandra ice axes proved durable and strong in our rigorous testing.

MSR Hubba Tour 2 Tent Review: Weather Storms in Style

Forced to spend outside time inside your tent? MSR builds its new adventure touring tent for those bad weather days with a spacious vestibule to hang out and store all your gear.

Review: Orvis Built the Pro Wading Jacket for Fishing Guides

The Orvis Pro Wading Jacket is a waterproof/breathable shell designed for serious anglers braving nasty weather. I took it fishing in Montana for this review.

Adventure Racer Tests 5 Favorite Day Packs

From epic days on the mountain to hopping an international flight, the right day pack will keep you organized, geared up, and happy.

Snow Flotation: Black Diamond GlideLite 127 First Look

No edges, non-traditional bindings, no ski boots: The Black Diamond GlideLite is a different way to get around in snowy conditions. We tested them during a late Colorado storm to review how the short and wide skis work.

Best Backpacking Stoves of 2018: Let’s Get Cooking

From solo canister stoves to four-season multi-fuel options, we tested and found the best backpacking stoves.

NordicTrack Does Dumbbells: Select-A-Weight Review

Two dumbbells, 30 weight settings. NordicTrack takes a swing at the adjustable weight market with a design aimed at improving reliability and ease of use, while staying affordable.

Fast & Clean: Katadyn BeFree 3L Gravity Filter First Look

Katadyn’s newest gravity filter is easy to set up, filters water quickly, and collapses so you hardly notice it in your pack. We tested it in rocky mountain streams for this first look review.

Hike Gnarly Trails: Columbia Conspiracy III Shoe Review

For several days, dozens of miles, and hundreds of rocky, Incan steps, we abused Columbia’s waterproof light hiker — the Conspiracy III Titanium OutDry.

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Altra breaks into the fitness world with the HITT XT – a tough, stable, and comfortable cross-training shoe. We wore the Altra HIIT XT through two months of workouts (and counting) during our review.

The Garmin Descent Mk1 Is Perfect for Spearfishing: Here’s Why

The Garmin Descent Mk1 is a fully capable GPS-enhanced dive computer with the added functionality of Fenix 5’s everyday lifestyle activity tracking.

First Look: SPOT X 2-Way Satellite Messenger

The SPOT X can send and receive messages through satellites from nearly anywhere in the world. We got a beta version in our hands for this first look at the SPOT’s newest satellite communicator.

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The trailerless, portable, inflatable Flycraft Stealth Fisherman weighs just 100 pounds fully-rigged for two anglers. We floated several rivers for this review.

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@sindreespejord taking a leap of faith high above the fjords of the Lofoten archipelago, Norway. - Talk about getting the adrenaline pumping on your trail run!

Heading into the week like 💃🏻. - Big thanks to @russ_dav for the killer paddling and @che_che_elsey for the pic.

Summer is here and that means backpacking season is in full swing! - We want to know, what’s your must-have piece of gear for hitting the trail? - Big thanks to @jeffcarlsonphoto for the great pic and adventure inspiration.

2 friends, 5 days, and 100-degree heat. What could possibly go wrong? - Our buddies @paddyroc and @laurentaylorsteele teamed up @columbia1938 for a brutal desert hike and some epic gear testing. - And the results are surprisingly hilarious. - Check it out and never forget the importance of bringing a funny friend and your sense of humor when hitting the trail.

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