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Winter Park Ski Train Returns For 2016-2017

Traffic keeping you off Colorado’s slopes? Amtrak has you covered.

August 25th, 2016 Read More...
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First Look: Expanding ‘Flex Capacitor’ Backpack From Sierra Designs

Designed with renowned adventurer Andrew Skurka, the Sierra Designs Flex Capacitor expands outward for a pack that ranges from 40 to 60 liters.

August 25th, 2016 Read More...
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Cook With The Sun: Solavore Solar Oven Review

Go all the way off the grid with a solar oven? We cooked a hearty meal with the heat of the sun to put the Solavore to the test.

August 25th, 2016 Read More...
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How To Land A Ski Resort Job

Is working at a ski resort your dream job? We got some inside advice from Copper Mountain’s HR department to help you land it.

August 24th, 2016 Read More...
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‘Every Freshwater Fish In America’ Charted In Poster

Fit for an angler’s gear cave, the Freshwater Fish of America poster details more than 900 fishy friends.

August 24th, 2016 Read More...
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New Monument Protects 87,500 Acres Near A.T. Terminus

President Obama just designated America’s newest National Monument, protecting nearly 90,000 acres of Maine wilderness.

August 24th, 2016 Read More...
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USA-Made Gear: 20 Domestic Stand-Outs

Some of the outdoor world’s best gear is made in America. Here we highlight 20 domestic stand-outs from around the country.

August 24th, 2016 Read More...
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10 Outdoor Gear Trends To Watch In 2017

From intelligent drones to ‘levitating’ tents, the future of the outdoors industry is nothing if not unique.

August 23rd, 2016 Read More...

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First Look: YETI ‘Hopper Flip’ Soft Cooler Review

YETI gets square and moves ahead in the soft-cooler category with its Hopper Flip 12, a zip-shut cube that’s leak-proof and can purportedly keep ice for days. We give it a first review.

‘Dolfin Pack’ Delivers Hydration on Land and Sea

Made of neoprene, the $40 Dolfin Pack was designed for biking, running, SUP and other water sports.

Review: 5 Favorite ‘Post-Adventure’ Flip-Flops

It’s hard to choose a best flip-flop for the outdoors, but of the ones I’ve worn, these are 5 top picks.

Tested: ‘UltaMid’ Pyramid Among Best Ultralight Shelters

Amazingly light, durable, and useful, a thin sheen of Dyneema Composite Fabrics comprises the entirety of this top-tier pyramid tent. Read on for a full review of the UltaMid 2 by Hyperlite Mountain Gear.

Complex Knit: First Look At Polartec Delta ‘Cooling’ Fabric

Sweat is the body’s “radiator,” and this evaporative cooling process makes hiking, running, and biking possible even on the hottest of days. What if your clothing could enhance that natural process?

Flagship Folding Knife: Benchmade 555-1 Review

The Benchmade 555-1 is one of the best production knives out there and, while pricy, a great value for high-end steel, handles, and design.

Need Waterproof Hiking Shoes? Try Titanium ‘OutDry’

A trail shoe from Columbia uses the brand’s OutDry waterproof fabric to keep rain and puddles at bay. We put it to a test.

A Road Bike For The Everyman: All-City Mr. Pink Review

Mr. Pink is the name of this bike by All-City, and it’s a combo of old and new design, blended to form a road bike for the everyman.

KUIU: Hunting Brand Makes Top-Tier Tents, Packs, Bags

The KUIU Super Down sleeping bag and Storm Start four season tent are designed with backcountry hunters in mind, but the high quality products will serve cold-weather campers well on any adventure.

How To: Choose A Cooler For The Outdoors

Choose the best cooler for the job with our buyer’s guide, a break-down of cooler size, type, and quality for the outdoors.

Lil’ Bug Out Shelter: Versatile, Ultralight, Floorless

This modular camping shelter allows for multiple configurations for ‘roughing it’ feel, for any season. It can even be used with a wood stove.

Sleep Tight: Cotopaxi Sueño Sleeping Bag Review

The Cotopaxi Sueño sleeping bag is a go-to versatile cold weather bag with a few creature comforts built in,

Latest Outdoors Seating Trend? Meet ‘Inflatable Hammock’

A take-anywhere cushion of air? We test the WindPouch, a new product made for getting supine in the outdoors.

Review: Arc’teryx Trail-Running Shoe, A Real Scrambler

A new lacing system distinguishes the Arc’teryx Norvan VT trail running shoes. We put it to the test in high mountains for this review.

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GJ editor at GHOST Bikes hq this week, testing 2017 line in Alps. Tough day on the job. #ExpectRIOT #REI

The sun goes down over Hapgood Pond in Green Mountain National Forest. #happy #camping #gjmobileoffice 📷: @nuventuretravels

We'll be at #PCTDays this weekend in Cascade Locks, OR. Come on out to celebrate the #PCT, camp with friends, and win free gear! #columbiagorge #backpacking #camping

Enjoying the views of the Appalachian Trail. 📷: @nuventuretravels #AT #hiking #mcaffesknob #gjmobileoffice

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