Primer: CORDURA Fabric Explained

A quick post about the brand behind our ‘Search for the Most Durable Person’ contest this month. CORDURA makes fabric for everything from bike-messenger bags…

Test: 3 oz. Jacket

It weighs about 3 ounces and packs in a tiny stuff sack smaller than a fist. But the Cirrus Pull-On from Rab can add enough…

‘Realfleece’ Wool Apparel

Mention the term “fleece” in an outdoors setting and people think of a synthetic fabric. Icebreaker steps back to the origins of fleece with a…

Test: SeasonFive Water Line

Staking claim between a rash-guard and a wetsuit, SeasonFive has a unique offering with its new line. Our writer tested the apparel on a recent…

Adidas Enters U.S. Outdoor Market

Athletics behemoth adidas AG is entering the U.S. outdoor marketplace with footwear, apparel, outerwear, and optics. Gear Junkie gets a Q&A with an adidas managing…

The Odd World of Icebreaker

Mix the Brothers Grimm, international fashion photography, a hint of Salvador Dali, and a crew of New Zealanders obsessed with merino wool and you get…

Action Pants: ‘Softshell Jeans’

Oregon-based Thunderbolt Sportswear offers a premium pair of pants with its namesake “softshell jeans,” a Schoeller-based product that retails for $188.

Review: Women’s ‘Down Puffy’

It weighs 8 ounces and packs to the size of a grapefruit. Our contributor gave the Gnar Jacket from Sierra Designs a test in the…

Test: Heat Elite Jacket

Contributor Josh Turner puts the Columbia Heat Elite Jacket to an ultimate objective sedentary test: Spectating at a football game on a winter day at…

Yak Wool Sweater

The average male yak weighs upwards of 1,000 pounds and produces a fine wool usable in the making of insulating apparel. Khunu USA employs yak…

‘Best in Show’ awards (part II)

Part II of Gear Junkie’s “Best in Show” series highlights top products from the Outdoor Retailer trade show and includes touchscreen gloves, an alpine “smock”…

‘Best in Show’ awards (part I)

The twice-annual Outdoor Retailer trade show, held in Salt Lake City, is an exhibition of the best outdoors equipment in the world. Gear Junkie offers…

OR Trade Show: 2011 Teaser

The Gear Junkie crew is off to Utah this week and the twice-annual Outdoor Retailer trade show. Here’s a quick visual tour of a few…

Magnet-Equipped Jacket/Vest

Touting the uncommon feature of “removable raglan sleeves attached with magnets,” the Versa proves to be a solid cycling and aerobic shell jacket from Sugoi.…

Headphone-Equipped Hoodie

Never leave the house without your earbuds. Rusty’s Wired Series sweatshirts include embedded earphones on the shirts’ drawcords. Machine-washable, to boot!

Burton/Adidas Outerwear Collab

A new collaboration by Adidas and Burton is a clean and classic outerwear and apparel line. It just may make you reconsider what “Adidas” as…

Hardshell Jacket ‘Rebirth’ in 2011?

Will 2011 mark the rebirth of the waterproof-breathable jacket? A slew of recent news from Polartec, Mountain Hardwear, Columbia, and Gore points to substantial upgrades…

Wool Cycling Bib

SmartWool’s merino-blend knicker bibs give a “sweatpants-level for comfort,” or so says GJ’s resident bike dork, T.C. Worley, who put a pair to the test…

Fjallraven Old-School Gear

Swedish company prides itself on classic design and a vintage look that could’ve been pulled from an LL Bean catalog page from decades back.

SCOTTEVEST Travel Boxers

Boxer shorts with a pocket in front — that’s the simple concept behind the Travel Boxers. For better or worse, stashing your iPhone in your…

Canada Goose Hip-Hop

In an unlikely alliance, the Toronto parka maker has collaborated with Canadian rap star Drake to make an urban-oriented version of its classic Chilliwack down…

Softshell Jackets 2011

A new breed of jackets made with the latest softshell fabrics, including Polartec’s Power Shield Pro and Schoeller’s WB400, are giving GORE-TEX hardshells a run…

Kayak Dry Suit Test

In cold water, a dry suit can be an essential, life-preserving piece of equipment. Gear Junkie tested a Kokatat dry suit this year kayaking in…

TNF Kishtwar

The Kishtwar jacket from The North Face recently won Outside magazine’s “Gear of the Year” award. Gear Junkie founder Stephen Regenold offers his review on…

‘Yuki’ Expedition Parka

Canada Goose has a new polar mash-up parka this season. The exclusive coat, made in collaboration with Japanese designer Yuki Matsuda, costs a cool $1,750.

‘Performance’ Lingerie

A new company in Carpinteria, Calif., touts sex appeal alongside athletic functionality with its line of “performance lingerie.”

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