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Outdoor Industry Association: Utah Out, Seeking ‘New Home’ For OR Show

Today, the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) spoke officially with Utah Governor Gary Herbert about the future of the trade show.

February 16th, 2017 | 548 Shares
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Toast National Parks With Collector Beer Cans

Utah-based Uinta Brewing releases specially-designed artwork celebrating America’s sacred spaces.

February 16th, 2017 | 1,040 Shares

Retail Trend: First Look Inside YETI Coolers Flagship

YETI Coolers opens its first brick-and-mortar retail location, a flagship store in Austin, Texas, on Feb. 23. We peeked inside this shrine to all things YETI.

February 16th, 2017 | 783 Shares
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Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

From old-fashioned axes to pocket-size hammocks, our weekly peek at emerging products examines the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design.

February 16th, 2017 | 175 Shares

First Look: Petzl ‘Anti-Panic’ GRIGRI+ Belay Device

Petzl Introduces the newest member of the GRIGRI family, the GRIGRI+. We got a chance to try it at one of the world’s foremost climbing gyms.

February 16th, 2017 | 66 Shares

‘Grounds Keepers’ To Clean Litter From Major Trails Nationwide

Hikers around the country will tackle major trails to haul out trash and continue the ‘Packing It Out’ mission.

February 16th, 2017 | 181 Shares
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Glacial Play: World’s Most Extreme Theater?

Jets, helicopters, snowmobiles, ice climbers, paragliders, fireworks, and a 9,000-pound elephant made of snow. This might be the world’s most extreme theater.

February 15th, 2017 | 27 Shares
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Walmart Acquires Moosejaw For $51 Million

Patagonia, The North Face, 66 North, Arc’teryx, and many more brands will now contribute to Walmart’s bottom line.

February 15th, 2017 | 1,794 Shares


Patagonia ‘Black Hole’ Backpack, Lighter For 2017

The redesigned Black Hole series of packs from Patagonia include this 26-liter daypack we put to the test. It comes to market next spring.

First Look: Altra ‘Toothy’ King MT Trail-Running Shoe

Traction is not for want on a new shoe from Altra. The King MT is the brand’s toothiest trail shoe to date.

First Look: Sea To Summit ‘World’s Lightest Hammock’

At 4.9 ounces, Sea to Summit’s Ultralight Hammock is so airy you’ll forget it’s there. We tested it for our first-look review.

First Look: ‘Continuum’ Is New Breed Of Made-For-Winter Bike

A new kind of winter bike? Look close and you’ll notice this one has no chain, no gears, and its tires come set with hundreds of tiny spikes.

Taste Test: ‘Filling’ Boosts New Clif Energy Bars

Chewy bars with a creamy nut-butter center give Clif a ‘category-first’ kind of delicious energy.

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.

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.

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.

5.11 Reinvents The Cargo Pant

They look like a normal pair of khakis or blue jeans, but the Defender-Flex pants have more storage space than you’d imagine possible.

First Look: Black Diamond ‘Iota’ Headlamp Review

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

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.

5-Year Test: Leatherman ‘Style CS’ Doesn’t Fail

Carrying the Leatherman Style CS everywhere for five years, including on two trans-national trails, the only problem I experienced was solved by a drop of oil.

Review: ‘Ultra Vesta’ Running Pack Fit For Mountain Trails

Ultimate Direction made an ultralight upgrade to this women’s running vest. We had our editor take for a run—through the Rockies.

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Freedom, adventure, the open road. Van life at its best. But could you imagine living in this tiny space with your partner? - Meet Sarah and Matt of @thebuslife. They call this van home and live the freedom it gives them. But it's not always easy as Sarah explains, "You’re never going to be closer to someone than if you decide to live in a van with them. That’s one of the biggest pros — incidentally, that’s also the biggest drawback.” - To see more of their adventuremobile and mobile life check out the latest GJ video from @ericrhanson : https://gearjunkie.com/living-in-van-married-couple-vanlife ☝🏼link in profile - PC: @thebuslife - #adventureboldly #gearjunkielife

Winter trail running can be some of the best times. Great opportunity to get the trail to yourself and epic views along the way. - Thanks @tcup_half_full for the reminder to get out there and charge hard!

Where do you head when you want to get away from it all? We're on the hunt for the best camp spots and starry skies! - PC: @austincronnellyphotography

Want to know more about camping in a rooftop tent? See how it can change your camp game here: https://gearjunkie.com/why-rooftop-car-top-tents-explained - Awesome camp capture from @mb1k👍👍 - Already a seasoned rooftopper? Share your favorite tips and tricks in the comments! - #adventureboldly #gearjunkielife

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