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We found the best slippers for women and men. From sitting around the campfire to hanging at home, these slippers are sure to keep you cozy.

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Screaming Deals: Gear Savings of the Week

Our weekly column finds the best deals from across the web to save you money on outdoors gear. Check out the deals from Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, Salomon, SOG, and more.

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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.

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Hang two hammocks side by side from just two trees. In our review of ENO’s Fuse Tandem hammock spreader bar, we found it to be lightweight, versatile, affordable, and awesome.

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.

Do More, Wash Less: Coalatree Pant Revew

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Volkl M5: Brand’s Most Popular Ski Gets Better

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‘Chinese Finger Trap’ Rappel: Beal Escaper First Look

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10 Essentials: Winter Ice, Alpine Climbing Gear

Gear up and get ready to scale mountains, climb icy walls, and turn frigid summits into your personal play-land with the best winter climbing gear.

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GearJunkie Giveaway! - We’ve teamed up with @oofos to give away your choice of recovery sandals or clogs. If you aren’t familiar with OOFOS, they are an amazing recovery shoe. Super lightweight, packable, comfy, and stylish. If you hike, bike, run, backpack, or adventure in anyway you need a pair. - Win in three easy steps: 1) like this photo 2) Mention three adventure friends in the comments 3) Follow @thegearjunkie and @oofos for contest updates. - One winner chosen Friday, February 23rd. - - And big thanks to @jacobpuzey for the awesome pic and adventure inspiration.

Nestled on the south shores of Lake Superior, giant towers of ice offer a dose of frozen adventure. This is the Michigan Ice Fest. - Teaming up with @redbull, we spent the day climbing and exploring the frigid Upper Peninsula with the talented @angela_vanwiemeersch and @sashadigiulian. - Here’s a peek at the weekend’s ice climbing adventures.

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!

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