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First Look: Summer 2019 Outdoors Gear

The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market trade show, held next week in Denver, will be gear central. Thousands of brands will debut products for the coming year. Here’s our exclusive pre-show peek at some exciting outdoors gear coming to market for spring 2019.

July 19th, 2018 | 73 Shares
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Salomon Unveils Its First Hydration Vest Built for Women

You can’t get your hands on Salomon’s ADV Skin 8 Set until next spring, but keep this women’s hydration vest on your gear-dar.

July 19th, 2018 | 58 Shares

First Look: The Lyfx App Lets You Adventure With The Locals

Lyfx is a unique digital platform designed by outdoor enthusiasts with the goal of getting everyday travelers to spend more time outside. Think Airbnb for outdoor adventure travel. The app recently launched for both iOS and Android.

July 19th, 2018 | 49 Shares
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iKamper Skycamp: Sleep on the Roof With a Family of 4

The iKamper Skycamp gives the whole family room to camp on top of your car or truck. We put it to the test in the mountains of Colorado.

July 19th, 2018 | 23 Shares

Screaming Deals: Gear Savings of the Week

Salomon, Black Diamond, KEEN, and Hydro Flask are on sale this week. We found the best deals from across the web to save you money on outdoor gear.

July 18th, 2018 | 13 Shares
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(Re)Green Is the New Black: GoLite’s 100% Recycled Jacket

Plastic bottles made into chic windbreakers? Be green and look stylish in the upcoming GoLite ReGreen Jacket.

July 18th, 2018 | 21 Shares

When Disaster Strikes: Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance

When a carefully planned trip starts tumbling out of control, your best bet is to pull the Ripcord. Available now, Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance covers everything from lost passports to life-threatening emergencies.

July 18th, 2018

5 Cool Tools to Elevate Your Bike Repair Game

Whatever your level of dedication to cycling, these five tools will make fixing fun.

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1 Day, 2 FKTs: Runners Make History on Brutal ‘Nolan’s 14’

Run 80 miles over 14 peaks more than 14,000-feet tall each. That’s Nolan’s 14. And on the same day, Coloradans Alex Nichols and Joe Grant set supported and unsupported records on the gnarly challenge.

July 17th, 2018 | 154 Shares


Nikon Spur Optic Review: Field and Hunt Tested

Nikon strengthens its line of sport optics for outdoor enthusiasts with the introduction of the Spur Reflex Sight. We took it turkey hunting for this review.

Snow Flotation: Black Diamond GlideLite 127 First Look

No edges, non-traditional bindings, no ski boots: The Black Diamond GlideLite is a different way to get around in snowy conditions. We tested them during a late Colorado storm to review how the short and wide skis work.

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.

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.

‘Vintage Electric’ Makes Bike Commuting a Breeze

The electric bicycle is increasingly gaining traction in the U.S. And after riding a Vintage Electric e-bike for the last month, I know why.

Sensitive and Steep: Scarpa Furia S First Look

Scarpa adds a sensitive, soft, aggressive shoe to its high-performance lineup. We tested the Furia S both outdoors and in for this first look review.

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.

When Disaster Strikes: Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance

When a carefully planned trip starts tumbling out of control, your best bet is to pull the Ripcord. Available now, Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance covers everything from lost passports to life-threatening emergencies.

Why Enlightened Equipment Quilts Are All the Rage

Go to a thru-hike campsite, and chances are you’ll see an Enlightened Equipment quilt. This is why long distance hikers love the lightweight sleeping quilt.

First Look: Wild Country Revo Revamps Assisted Belay

Fall fast, and the Wild Country Revo kicks in, catching you. Read on for our take on the nuanced assisted-locking belay device, which differs considerably from the GriGri and tube-style belay devices used in climbing.

Sitka Sights Past Hunting: Nimbus Jacket Review

Sitka branched outside of its hunting market with the Train, Travel, and Work line. We reviewed the Nimbus Jacket, a lightweight and windproof option for travelers and outdoors people.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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