‘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…

Six Outdoor Essentials

Equipment can break. Your body can wear down. These six items have helped Gear Junkie endure and work through bad breaks, gear malfunctions and pain.

Trip Report: Hornby Island, B.C.

Hornby Island, a dot of land in British Columbia’s inside passage, was the venue this fall for a solo trail run adventure. Gear Junkie recounts…

Ridge Rest ‘Solar’ Camp Pad

Bombproof and inexpensive — and with a new heat-reflecting aluminized surface! — Cascade Designs’ Ridge Rest Solar camp pad offers a smart sleep option any…

‘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…

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…

Long-Distance Radios

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

Indoor ‘Ice’ Climbing

The IceHoldz line of permeable plastic holds are made to take repeated ice ax placements to allow for training indoors. Numb fingers and falling ice…

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…

‘Boy Who Conquered Everest’

Highly controversial or highly awesome? You can decide. Jordan Romero, the 13-year-old who climbed Mount Everest, co-wrote a kids book on his experience.

First Ascent ‘Tech Hoodies’

Eddie Bauer First Ascent bridges the elusive hoodie/mid-layer gap with a pair of tech tops. T.C. Worley gives the concept a multi-month test.

Via Ferrata Climbing Gear

A bonafide sport in the Alps, but almost unknown in America, Gear Junkie tests equipment for the climbing discipline of via ferrata.

‘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.

The Swiss Trip

Climbing, mountain biking, and factory tours were part of the experience this week in Switzerland, where I went to research an upcoming story on the…

CamelBak Antidote

Hydration stalwart CamelBak touts a “redefinition” of the water reservoir with its to-be-released Antidote line.

JanSport Rainier Climb

T.C. Worley ropes up on JanSport’s annual Mount Rainier Seminar, a mountaineering clinic and ascent of Washington’s highest peak.

Salewa Raven Combi GTX

Italian gear maker Salewa brings some of its footwear line to the North American market. Writer T.C. Worley put a pair to the test on…

The Gear Junkie Video Show

In collaboration with Demand Media and Trails.com, Gear Junkie Stephen Regenold hosts a new video series. Episode No. 1 was shot in April at Mount…

Volcano Climb in Iceland

Gear Junkie tests “fast and light” mountaineering gear while on the ascent of Hvannadalshnúkur, the highest volcano in Iceland.

Gear for Trekking Nepal

After a two-week trek in Nepal earlier this year, Gear Junkie steps back to examine the clothing and equipment that worked en route to Base…

Highpoint in Iceland

Gear Junkie gives report No. 2 and a series of photos from Iceland and his ascent on Hvannadalshnúkur, the country’s highest peak.

Sports Helmet Holy Grail?

A long-awaited idea, the Scarab is a multisport helmet certified as safe for a half-dozen sports, rock climbing, cycling, kayaking, and equestrian activities included.

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