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Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

A tiny knife to a new type of belay device, this is our weekly look at emerging products from the world of outdoor gear design.

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The monumental effort by more than 800,000 volunteers shatters a previous record of trees planted in a single day.

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Beyond The Gear: 9 Questions With Andrew Skurka

Long-distance backpacker Andrew Skurka tells us about his cat Oden, his favorite gear, his next big adventure, and his stint as a camp counselor in our exclusive interview series, Beyond The Gear.

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EDC to FKT: 36 Outdoors Acronyms You Need To Know

Get to know your KN from your LBS with our handy outdoor-world acronym guide.

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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.

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Condom Company Makes ‘Feel-Everything’ Track Suit

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Brand Loyalty: PR Stunt Pits Everyman Against Wilderness

How long can a newbie survive in the woods? One creative agency decided to send a desk jockey into the Oregon wilderness armed with a few pieces of gear – and no food – to find out.

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Review: Ultra-light, Ultra-tough, Hyperlite Mountain Gear Windrider

We marveled at this pack’s futuristic, translucent body, which is made of a Dyneema material so strong the brand compares it against steel.

Neoprene ‘Ocean Jacket’ Review: Coat Stops Cold, Wet

A loose-fitting neoprene layer, this zip-up jacket will keep you warm even when soaking wet.

Rock The Campsite: Brunton ‘LightWave’ Lantern Review

Brunton’s new LightWave Amp is an 11-inch-tall ‘outdoor entertainment system.’ This is our review.

Light, Warm, Fairly Priced: Klymit Sleeping Pad Hits Marks

It’s not the lightest sleeping pad on the market, nor the warmest, but the Klymit Insulated Static V Lite sleeping pad hits a lot of important marks.

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.

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.

First Look: Marmot $99 ‘Kompressor Star’ Backpack

A solid value for a mid-size daypack, we put the Marmot Kompressor Star to a test this spring.

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.

Stitched In America: Reviewing North St. Bags’ Pack Line

With no-frills design, the line of backpacks, duffels, and bike panniers from North St. Bags appear to be from another era.

Santa Cruz Bronson: Best Mountain Bike, For Some

If your definition of ‘mountain biking’ includes technical terrain ridden hard uphill and down, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better bike than the Santa Cruz Bronson.

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,

Review: Foot-Supporting Sandals From Superfeet

Superfeet is a leader of insole technology, so these supportive, primo flip-flops are a natural extension for the brand. We put them through their paces.

Taste Test: Epic’s Wild Boar ‘Meat Bar’

Wild Boar? New meat bar offers ‘feral swine’ flavor – and we tried it.

Sunk In America: Mad Water ‘Domestic Duffel’ Review

Mad Water is returning production of its product line to the USA. A bombproof duffel bag made for the outdoors is the brand’s first domestic offering.

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