‘Top 10’ Gear of 2010

Drum roll. . . GearJunkie’s annual ‘Top 10’ Gear picks award the best of the best outdoors equipment after a year of use and abuse…

Giant Rubber Twist-Ties

GearTie LLC’s namesake product is an original American invention that twists, wraps, grips, and cinches onto bike frames, canoe paddles, skis, and sleeping bags rolled…

Long-Distance Radios

Not your grandfather’s walkie-talkies. Motorola cites 35 miles as the maximum communication range for its new handheld Talkabout radios.

Bear Grylls Knife

Bear Grylls, he of the broadcast television hit “Man vs. Wild,” has designed a knife for Gerber. The “Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife” comes to market…

Review: ULTRA Headlamp

Overkill for the average hiker, but an essential tool in certain high-stakes nighttime scenarios, Petzl’s ULTRA headlamp is in the running as the brightest on…

NEMO Polar Pod

Built with a unique “air-permeable reflective insulation” material, the $3,400 Isopod tent is Nemo’s design culmination from a multiyear experience working for NASA.

Wal-Mart Camping Gear

$19 dome tent, anyone? Josh Turner, a host on CampingGearTV.com, took a trip with camping gear procured only at Wal-Mart. This is his review.

External-Frame Backpacks

Clunky remnants of another era? Not so claim several backpack manufacturers who have brought external-frame models back to the retail floor.

Origins of Swiss Army Knife

Swiss Army Knives are symbols of utility and smart design known the world over. Gear Junkie traveled to Switzerland this summer to investigate the history…

Fly Fishing Idaho’s Salmon River

Hemingway he ain’t. But writer Stephen Krcmar goes fly fishing for the first time and channels “Old Man and The Sea” while trying to pull…

‘Best in Show’ awards

GearJunkie.com’s inaugural “Best in Show” awards highlight a dozen innovative new products seen at the Outdoor Retailer trade show this month.

Gear Made in the USA

The outdoors industry has no shortage of goods that come from overseas. But a surprising number of brands tout products originated in the USA. Gear…

Ultra-light Backpacking Tips

Gear Junkie offers a few bullet points from an ultra-light trip last summer in the Catskill Mountains of New York.

Coleman SkinSmart

Coleman launched a new line of DEET-free insect repellents. Our writer tested the “spray pen” dispenser product on mosquitos in Minnesota.

‘Weatherproof’ Socks

From Patagonia to winter bike commutes in Minneapolis, Gear Junkie reviewer T.C. Worley put Seirus’ “weatherproof” socks to the test.

Review: Yakima Skybox

Need more room for cargo? Yakima’s Skybox 18 is a quick way to increase your vehicle’s luggage space.

Nano Elite Tent

For adventure racers and the “fast and light” among us, Nemo makes the Nano Elite single-wall racing tent, a 3.3-pound portable home.

SteriPEN AdventurerOpti

Purify your water with UV light. The AdventurerOpti zaps viruses, bacteria and other microscopic bad boys to make questionable drinking water clean.

Therm-A-Rest Haven Top Bag

Climbers, adventure racers and ultra-light backpackers (who are already used to giving up a little convenience for weight savings) are going to love this unique…

Platypus CleanStream Gravity Filter

No pumping needed. A new way of filtering water from a river or lake, Platypus’ CleanStream Gravity Filter uses its namesake natural force — gravity!…

Wenger Mike Horn Knife

Wenger consulted with South African explorer Mike Horn to create an uber Swiss Army Knife — pliers, two blades, and screwdrivers included.

Winter Camping Gear Test – Part 1

Any winter camping trip is an exercise in gear choices. Snowshoes, skis, what will you do for shelter, what temperature should you prepare for? When…

Boy Scout Tent

In honor of the Boy Scouts of America’s 100th anniversary, Eureka revamped a long-time Boy Scout favorite tent.


TentPak created a tent-integrated backpack designed as an emergency grab-and-go pack.

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