Skinny Carbon Trekking Poles

Skinny but stout, the new ultralight trekking poles from Black Diamond borrow tricks from probe poles used in avalanche rescue. Gear Junkie goes on a…

Power Pack: Equal to 70,000 Batteries!

Need off-the-grid energy? Our writer, a professional photographer and adventurer, conducted a long-term test of Goal Zero’s portable solar power kit, the Sherpa 120, which…

Redux: Mount Everest Trek

Prayer flags, yaks, mountain climbers, and insanely tall peaks. It’s the start of the spring 2011 climbing season in the Himalayas. Gear Junkie offers a…

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…

Test: Adidas ‘Do-All’ Shades

They cost $325. They come with a detachable nose cover and a siliconized “head strap.” Meet the strange and amazingly versatile Terrex Pro sunglasses from…

‘Save the Poles’ Gear

Eric Larsen’s year-long expedition reached the world’s three “poles” — the North and South Poles and the top of Mount Everest. This column dissects some…

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…

‘Birdseed’ Energy Bar

A compressed block of nuts and seeds — flax, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower — make Raw Crunch bars appear to be made for the birds. Gear…

Bite-Size Energy ‘Solids’

Sidewalk chalk or energy food? Gear Junkie tests “the strangest energy food he has yet to try,” Hammer Nutrition’s chalky, hard Perpetuem Solids.

The Gear Junkie Show: Iceland!

In collaboration with Trails.com, Gear Junkie founder Stephen Regenold hosts a new video series. Episode No. 2 was shot last summer on a volcano in…

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