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The leader and the tippet are crucial elements to flyfishing. Once you’ve got the backing and fly line figured out, you’re ready to learn all about them.

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Did you your lucky numbers pay off? Because if price isn’t an issue, we’ve got eight bikes you need to look at.

July 13th, 2018
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Wild Kits: The History of Cycling Apparel

From dun-colored wool to eye-searing Lycra, cycling apparel has seen a significant evolution. But how did we get here?

July 13th, 2018
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Free Gear Fridays: Hyperlite Mountain Gear + Alpacka Raft Package

Calling all ultralight backpackers and packrafters: This is your chance to win some epic gear from Hyperlite Mountain Gear and Alpacka Rafts.

July 13th, 2018
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Five Ten to Launch Bouldering-Specific ‘Aleon’ Shoe

The to-be-released Five Ten Aleon weds modern materials and Adidas testing with the old-school experience of Fred Nicole.

July 13th, 2018

Hitch Mount Hammocking, No Trees Needed

The McLean Metalworks Hammock Mount lets you hang from the hitch or tire of your adventuremobile.

July 12th, 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.

July 12th, 2018

Rock Oddity: Climbing Portland’s Inner-City Butte

The inner-city rock climbing crag Rocky Butte is helping keep Portland weird. The extinct volcanic cinder cone scales right up for rock climbing near downtown.

July 12th, 2018
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GT Redesigns Force, Sensor MTBs for Customization

GT integrated a new version of its Linkage Tuned Suspension into two new trail bikes. The Force and the Sensor aim for versatility on the trail.

July 12th, 2018


Adventure Racer Tests 5 Favorite Day Packs

From epic days on the mountain to hopping an international flight, the right day pack will keep you organized, geared up, and happy.

Review: Spear-Tipped ESEE Camp-Lore PR4 Is Pure Purpose

The ESEE Camp-Lore PR4 is a highly functional fixed-blade knife that simply gets the job done. We chopped, sliced, and scraped it in the field for this review.

Warmest Jacket Yet: Patagonia Grade VII Down Parka Review

Patagonia’s Grade VII Down Parka is a belay jacket designed for the most hardcore alpine conditions. I took the parka on an ice climbing trip last February for this review.

Awesome Hiking Boot: The Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX

The Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX is a very comfortable, fairly light, waterproof boot that fit my foot well right out of the box. Three big days on and off trail left me looking forward to more miles in these boots.

Hike Gnarly Trails: Columbia Conspiracy III Shoe Review

For several days, dozens of miles, and hundreds of rocky, Incan steps, we abused Columbia’s waterproof light hiker — the Conspiracy III Titanium OutDry.

Stealth Fisherman: Flycraft Inflatable Driftboat Review

The trailerless, portable, inflatable Flycraft Stealth Fisherman weighs just 100 pounds fully-rigged for two anglers. We floated several rivers for this review.

Fast & Clean: Katadyn BeFree 3L Gravity Filter First Look

Katadyn’s newest gravity filter is easy to set up, filters water quickly, and collapses so you hardly notice it in your pack. We tested it in rocky mountain streams for this first look review.

Trad Shoe Evolution: Scarpa Maestro Mid First Look

Twist into cracks, smear with precision: The Maestro Mid Eco makes bold claims as a supportive and soft climbing shoe for long routes. We reviewed the latest release from the brand to see how it holds up on the rock.

Foot-Mapped Custom Insoles: Superfeet ME3D Review

Superfeet worked with HP to create fully custom, supportive, and flexible insoles. After getting my feet scanned and gait measured, I tested the ME3D insoles on hikes and trail runs.

Inside-Out Climbing Pack: Mammut Neon Smart Review

Organize gear exactly how you want: The Mammut Neon Smart’s clever design literally opens up more options than traditional backpacks. We tested the sport climbing pack over four months to find out how it performs.

Best Cooler Backpack Review: 6 Brands Put to the Test

We reviewed 2018 cooler backpacks from YETI, Otterbox, Hydro Flask, and more to find out which is best. Read our take on ice retention, portability, and cooler features.

The Garmin Descent Mk1 Is Perfect for Spearfishing: Here’s Why

The Garmin Descent Mk1 is a fully capable GPS-enhanced dive computer with the added functionality of Fenix 5’s everyday lifestyle activity tracking.

‘Eco-Friendly’ Marmot Eclipse Rain Jacket Put to Test

Marmot does away with the shortcomings of potentially toxic DWR treatments with the introduction of the Eclipse Rain Jacket. Instead, it introduces EvoDry technology to make water bead on the surface.

Big Knives on a Budget: 3 ‘Choppers’ Tested

We put three big, burly knives to a head-to-head test to find out which was the best chopping value. Kershaw, Steel Will, and Schrade head to the starting line in this chop-off for glory.

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“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T. S. Eliot - Where will the quest for adventure take you next? - Big thanks to @ofallnationsphotography for the awesome picture and adventure inspiration.

The perfect adventuremobile can easily get off the beaten path and is a comfy home away from home. - What’s your ideal adventuremobile? Where would you roadtrip? - And big thanks to @fotornr for the awesome pic and Overland inspiration.

Adventure is all around us. - And we’re now officially dreaming of a trip to Oregon. 🏔 - Big thanks to @austingwhite for the awesome picture and adventure inspiration.

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