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$3,500 e-Bike Has No Pedals, Made With Colored Pencils

Flower Power is back, baby! And it’s got a 500-Watt motor. The Big Buddy Bike presents the “world’s first adult electric balance bike.” And it is groovy.

February 16th, 2018

Build This Snow-Sliding Toy With Your Kids

The Infento Snow Kit lets parents and kids build eight different snow-gliding toys together from a single kit.

February 16th, 2018

Winter Traction: Which Kahtoola Spike Is Right for You?

Traction on snow and ice is a challenge. Two lightweight footwear products from Kahtoola are made to give grip.

February 16th, 2018
For the Hunter: A Holiday Gift Guide

Report: Outdoors Economy Is Bigger Than Oil

The Bureau of Economic Analysis valued U.S. outdoor recreation at $373.7 billion, contributing 2-percent of the U.S. GDP.

February 15th, 2018
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Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

From next-gen tech to ingenious innovation, our weekly peek at emerging products examines the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design.

February 15th, 2018

Race UP North America’s Only Ski Flying Hill This Summer

The Red Bull 400 might be the world’s toughest 400-meter race. And now it’s coming to the biggest ski jump in the western hemisphere!

February 15th, 2018
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Stay Healthy Abroad: Travel Immunization Guide

Got the travel bug? When traveling abroad, it’s important to get vaccinated to protect the body from new threats. Get your vaccinations up to date before you go and avoid contracting malaria, Hepatitis A and B, diarrhea, and rabies.

February 14th, 2018

REWARD: One-Of-A-Kind Bikes Stolen From Specialized Designer

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Meet the Next Generation of Ski Bindings

The Salomon S/Lab Shift MNC functions as both an alpine and tech ski binding. And it works with pin-tech boots and traditional alpine ski boots alike. Hitting the market in 2018, this ‘multi-norm compatible’ binding is like nothing you’ve seen before.

Pitch on a Ledge: MSR Advance Pro 4-Season Tent Review

The MSR Advance Pro 2 is lightweight, has a small footprint, bomber construction, and a single climber can pitch it standing in one spot. We review this highly desirable tent for the hardcore alpinist or mountaineer.

Zen Zone: Brain-Sensing Eyewear Aims To Focus The Mind

Sporting success ultimately comes down to mental strength and the ability to remain focused in a high-pressure environment. Smith Lowdown sunglasses claim to help.

World’s Best Winter Mitts

When it’s too cold for gloves, a good pair of mitts is crucial to enjoying any winter activity.

One Shoe To Hike and Climb: Five Ten Guide Tennie Review

The new Guide Tennie takes a step back to its more sensitive, stable, and robust past. The climbing approach shoe inspired confidence on the rock and hauled heavy packs comfortably during our review.

Pitch a Pyramid: Hyperlite Ultamid 2 Tent Review

Minimalism meets all-mountain functionality in the next great line of multi-sport tents. We reviewed the ultralight Ultamid 2 tent in Mexico, Colorado, and the Sierras. Made from Dyneema fabric, this is one tough, expensive tent.

First Look: Vans Breathable, Variable Flex Snowboard Boot

Built for backcountry snowboarders, the 2018/2019 Vans Verse Snowboard Boot combines the latest in fit technology, moisture management, waterproofing, and venting for long tours and downhill sessions.

Corrugated Crash Pad Review: New Tech for Better Landing

After two months of testing, we found the Send Climbing 3×4 Pro Crash Pad safe and easy to carry.

First Look: Trono ‘Cushion of Air’ Camp Chair

The humble camp chair gets an inflatable upgrade this year. Our contributor lounged on air for a weekend to test a cushioned seat unlike any other.

Sweet Suite! Unique Tent Design Gives Strong Results

Pre-bent poles give this semi-freestanding Sierra Designs tent more space without the extra weight.

Beginner Blade? The Buck Selkirk Makes the Cut

Lots of utility, an reasonable price, and just the right amount of imperfections make the Selkirk an ideal novice knife.

Non-Locking Standout: Benchmade Proper 318 Knife Review

Can a non-locking knife hold up against the rigors of modern use? In testing, the Proper 318 proved itself a rugged and ready worker.

Sleep in the Elements: ‘Space Cowboy’ Sleeping Bag Review

Cowboy campers rejoice, Therm-a-rest’s upcoming sleeping bag is light enough for a nap sack and built to shed morning dew—perfect for sleeping outside.

A Better Bike Tube? Tubolito Tubo Put To Test

It is the first major reboot of the bicycle tube in over a century. Lighter, stronger, and faster, was the Austrian-made Tubolito Tubo worth the wait?

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Who’s ready for a weekend of adventures? - Our GJ crew is spread from coast to coast and has a bit of everything planned - from ice climbing in the north to paddling in the south. What about you, what do you have planned? - And way to go @reptarhikes for capturing this awesome moment hiking up Kearsarge Pass. And congrats to on the mountaintop engagement @wooingthewild and @meowtaincatt!

Who’s been to the Wave? - - Adding it to our must-visit list and would love to know your tips and tricks for visiting. - If you’ve never been, check out these tips: https://gearjunkie.com/how-to-essentials-hiking-wave-coyote-buttes-arizona ☝️link in profile - And big thanks to @hello_mallory for the awesome pic and adventure inspiration.

Launching into the week like 💃🏻. - Big thanks to @gerdserrasolses for the killer paddling and @jasper.gibson for the picture. - Has us dreaming if a trip to Spirit Falls pronto. Anyone been on the Little White Salmon? Any tips for a fun adventure?

Waking up to a breathtaking view just might be one of the best things about camping? - What’s your favorite part? - Big thanks to @prestonhoffman_ for the amazing pic and adventure inspiration.


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