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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.

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Volkl revamped its most popular ski, the Mantra, for 2018. We traveled to Austria to get a first-hand look at its next generation, the Volkl Mantra M5.

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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!

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.

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