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Monday Bargains: Three Steals To Start Your Week

Great outdoor gear at an amazing price. Check out the bargains from The North Face, G3, and Victorinox Swiss Army.

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238 Miles On Foot: Courtney Dauwalter Wins Moab Ultra

Courtney Dauwalter finished the Moab 240 in two days, 9 hours, and 59 minutes. She was faster than any of the men in the pack, beating the second-place finisher by more than 10 hours.

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Suzuki’s Off-Road Samurai Gets High-Tech Reboot

Suzuki teased an off-road concept ahead of its Tokyo Motor Show unveiling this month. And it looks like a (post) modern twist on an old favorite.

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GJ Week In Review: Avalanche, REI Used Gear, ‘Toolbox’ Minivan

A recap of top stories for the week of Oct. 8 – 14, 2017.

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Cut, Chop, Smash: Survival Axe Has 30 Ways To Keep You Alive

From backcountry emergencies to backyard projects, the Survival Axe Elite probably has a tool to see you through.

October 13th, 2017 | 22 Shares

Robot ‘Charges’ To Test Your Bear Spray Skills

I hear a noise and turn. In an instant, I notice a bear charging. Fumbling for my bear I take aim and mash the firing button—too late! Thank God, it was just a robot.

October 13th, 2017 | 253 Shares

REI End Of Summer Sale: Our Favorite Deals

Today, REI launched its End of Summer Sale. It’s a great chance to nab quality gear at a bargain. These are some of our editors’ favorite deals from the sale. Note, take an extra 25% off listed sale price through Oct. 16!

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‘Geo Cables’ Give TNF Trail Runners Snug, Comfy Fit: Review

Three weeks before a 50K race, I started wearing the North Face Ultra Vertical. I put this comfortable trail running shoe to the test on just about every surface for this review.

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Zipper Free: Sierra Designs Cloud Sleeping Bag Review

Without any zipper to close off the 40-degree, rain-soaked chill outside, I slept comfortably, nestled cocoon-like in Sierra Designs’ cleverly tricked out mummy sleeping bag.

Simple Security: Drawstring ‘Flak Sack’ Review

Yes, it’s a drawstring backpack. And yes, it’s tough enough to resist a slash. We put the Loc Tote Flak Sack to the test.

Lean-To Shelter: First Look At ‘High Side’ Tent

Bigger than a bivy, but tighter than a traditional tent, the 2018 ‘High Side’ shelter shoots for the weight-to-space sweet spot.

Recycled Rubber Sticks: La Sportiva Mythos Eco Review

With 95 percent recycled components, including the rubber, the La Sportiva Mythos Eco stand out as a perfectly functional climbing shoe for the eco-conscious climber.

Super Steel Knife: Bark River Bravo LT in 3V

The combination of thinner stock, superior steel, and amazing grind make the Bravo 1 LT in 3V my favorite fixed blade on the market.

‘Geo Cables’ Give TNF Trail Runners Snug, Comfy Fit: Review

Three weeks before a 50K race, I started wearing the North Face Ultra Vertical. I put this comfortable trail running shoe to the test on just about every surface for this review.

Simple Steel: Cost-‘Efficient’ Knife Review

With the cost for a trusty, solid knife now pushing upward of $700, it’s hard for the price-conscious to find a good deal. Enter the Efficient by Spyderco.

First Look: Patagonia ‘New’ Micro Puff Hoody

Patagonia calls it the ‘lightest, most packable insulated jacket the company has ever created.’

Low-Profile Lid: ‘Hyban’ Bike Helmet Review

Looking to avoid the ‘dome’ look? Our quest for passable aesthetics in the category of the bike helmet continues with ABUS.

Pint-Size Fixed Blade: Cold Steel Pendleton Mini Review

The Cold Steel Mini Pendleton is a small fixed blade perfect as a kid’s first knife, but capable enough for adults.

Review: A Serious Sleeping Bag For Kid Backpackers

The Feathered Friends Flicker Nano sleeping bag gives kids a high-end option on a level similar to top down adult offerings.

‘Bullet Ant’ Blade: Big Utility in a Small Package

The $80 ESEE Izula-II takes its name from one of the fiercest insects in the jungles of Peru. We put it to the test in this review.

Head-Mounted Light Cannon: Ledlenser MH10 Review

Ledlenser’s lightest 600-lumen headlamp is like strapping a car headlight on your head.

Race Day Optimized: Niner Air 9 RDO Race Bike Review

Niner builds the Air 9 RDO as a flagship racing hardtail. We put it to the test to find out if it reaches what Niner calls “ultra-refined heights.”

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No better way to enjoy fall than from the comfort of your hammock! - Where’s your favorite place to 🍁 watch? - - Big thanks to @kurtisminster for the capture. Check out his profile for some downright beautiful photography.

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