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2 Months, 2 Chairlift Accidents: Should You Worry?

Speeding up, running backwards, even being left overnight in mid-air – a few weird things have occurred on ski lifts of late. But how dangerous are they really?

April 20th, 2018

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.

April 19th, 2018 | 33 Shares
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New York will award 65 lucky families a “First-Time Camper” weekend with all the gear and instruction for a night under the stars.

April 19th, 2018 | 27 Shares
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Surly Lowside: Your First Bike, All Grown Up

“The big-kid version of your childhood bike,” Surly’s Lowside offers a bare-bones singe-speed designed for taking the scenic route around town.

April 19th, 2018 | 143 Shares

MSR Hubba Tour 2 Tent Review: Weather Storms in Style

Forced to spend outside time inside your tent? MSR builds its new adventure touring tent for those bad weather days with a spacious vestibule to hang out and store all your gear.

April 19th, 2018 | 41 Shares

Fastest Known: Trail Running Trend Hits Stride in 2018

Long an obscure pursuit, FKT today nears critical mass. Major brand sponsors, media coverage, Red Bull stunts, and athlete Kilian Jornet are driving the movement into the mainstream.

April 18th, 2018 | 34 Shares
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Go to National Parks on Saturday: They’re Free!

April 21st kicks off National Park Week, and the National Park Service is celebrating with a free admission day at all parks on Saturday!

April 18th, 2018 | 276 Shares
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Swing Light: Salamandra Kevlar-Carbon Ice Axe Review

Despite an impressively light weight, Elite Climb’s carbon and kevlar Salamandra ice axes proved durable and strong in our rigorous testing.

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First Look: Vans Breathable, Variable Flex Snowboard Boot

Built for backcountry snowboarders, the 2018/2019 Vans Verse Snowboard Boot combines the latest in fit technology, moisture management, waterproofing, and venting for long tours and downhill sessions.

Canine Adventure Gear: 5 Essentials for Hiking with a Dog

Hiking with a dog is the best. Get these gear essentials from Ruffwear, Buckley, and Ridgeline to prepare your pet to hit the trail.

Best Backpacking Stoves of 2018: Let’s Get Cooking

From solo canister stoves to four-season multi-fuel options, we tested and found the best backpacking stoves.

BCA Float 27 Speed Avalanche Airbag Reviewed

The new BCA Float 2.0 system is lighter and more useful than previous versions. We skied with the BCA Float 27 Speed pack during an avalanche course for this review.

Daypack Reinvented: Mystery Ranch Scree Puts Function First

Imagine the durability, adjustability, and load carrying architecture of a technical backpack in a daypack. Enter the Scree Pack, from Mystery Ranch. We reviewed the Scree on day hikes and climbing trips for several months in this test.

Tough Shoe for Tough Workouts: Altra HIIT XT Review

Altra breaks into the fitness world with the HITT XT – a tough, stable, and comfortable cross-training shoe. We wore the Altra HIIT XT through two months of workouts (and counting) during our review.

Canyon Releases Holy ‘Grail’ of Gravel Bikes

Canyon Bikes rethinks the gravel-grinder with its Grail, sporting unique handlebars and more. Our editor put this versatile new bike to the test for this review.

NordicTrack Does Dumbbells: Select-A-Weight Review

Two dumbbells, 30 weight settings. NordicTrack takes a swing at the adjustable weight market with a design aimed at improving reliability and ease of use, while staying affordable.

Sunglasses Without Arms Are Surprisingly Awesome

A new brand called Ombraz this week launches sunglasses without “sidearms.” They are very unique, and we received a sample to put them to the test.

Jacket Brand ‘Live Out There’ Review: Bold Statements Tested

Upstart brand Live Out There this winter made its debut with a line of performance-oriented (but budget-friendly) jackets for the outdoors. We reviewed three models to see how they stack up in the cold.

Spyderco H1 Fish Hunter Knife Review: A Saltwater Solution

The Spyderco H1 Fish Hunter knife is built specifically for adventurous free diving and spearfishing in saltwater. We took it to southern Baja on a spearfishing trip to see how it stacks up in this review.

Filson Single Tin Chaps Review: 40-Year Field Test

The brand name Filson is known for gear made to last the trials of time. This gear test on a pair of tin chaps begins back in 1978.

No Frills Pack: Thule AllTrail 35 First Look

Minimal features and an unassuming profile – Thule shoots for a single-quiver pack with the All Trail 35. I tested it hiking and scrambling.

Zen Zone: Brain-Sensing Eyewear Aims To Focus The Mind

Sporting success ultimately comes down to mental strength and the ability to remain focused in a high-pressure environment. Smith Lowdown sunglasses claim to help.

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That moment when you fully test just how sticky your shoes really are. 🧗🏻‍♀️ - Big thanks to @heatherlweidner for the awesome climbing and @pegoodman for the capture. - We’re now officially dreaming of trip to beautiful Waterval Boven, South Africa 🇿🇦 .

Hard to beat a weekend camped out on the beach. - What’s your favorite place to camp? Any favorite beaches? - And big thanks to @therollingvan for the pic and adventure inspiration.

Anyone else ready for spring to arrive? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️ - We’re split in the office on loving winter adventures or summer ones more. What about you? Do want more snow or is it time for summer-time warmth? - And big thanks to @wanderousshepherds for the awesome pic. Your photos always make us smile.

Loving this from @ryankodakbrown. “I just realized something!!! Two years ago (3/9/16), began one of my favorite adventures! The Appalachian Trail is a classic and I’m thankful to be part of its wonderful community. You hear it all the time, but it really is the people who make these trips special. Let’s hear it for the good ol’ AT and the amazing people who make it possible!!! 👏👏👏” - What about you? Have you ever thru-hiked? Any long trail adventures planned this summer?

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