GearJunkie Week In Review July 1 2017

GJ Week In Review: YETI Duffel, Whisky Boot, Everest Interview

A recap of top stories for the week of June 25 – July 1, 2017.

GearJunkie Week In Review July 1 2017

1) Company Profile: EVO Rock & Fitness Climbing Gyms

‘Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.’ Yoda’s words are brought to life in EVO Rock & Fitness gyms.

2) Monday Bargains: Four Steals To Start Your Week

Great outdoor gear at an amazing price: That’s our goal each Monday. Check out the bargains from Sage, prAna, Hydro Flask, and 360fly and save on gear for your next adventure.

3) Sketchy Trad Fall Will Make Your Palms Sweat

Two pieces of protection in roughly 30 feet placed by a novice. Will they hold?

4) Boot Up: Waterproof ‘Nucleo’ High GTX Review

Aggressive tech in an unassuming package, La Sportiva Nucleo boots are waterproof and stocked with upgrades for mountains and trails.

5) First KEEN Boot For Women: Terradora Put To Test

KEEN’s debut hiking boot specifically for women is lightweight and looks good. We tested a pair on the trail and around town.

6) Kilian Jornet: The Everest Interview

The renowned mountain runner Kilian Jornet last month summited Everest twice in one week. We sat down to with him to learn more.

7) Brown Bear Attack Stopped By Pepper Spray

Two cyclists were attacked by a grizzly bear near Anchorage, Alaska, on Saturday. But both survived after one deployed bear spray to stop the attack.

8) House Bill Axes Monument, Opens Public Lands To Logging

H.R. 2936 would remove federal protections from public lands, potentially clearing the way for logging interests, and rescind national monument designation from Oregon and California’s Cascade-Siskiyou forests.

9) EPA, Army Corps Move To Lift ‘Clean Water Rule’

The agencies proposed redefining a two-year-old amendment to the Clean Water Act, potentially removing protections from wetlands, headwaters, and tributaries that feed public water supplies.

10) Study Finds: Head Outside For The Happiest Workout

Spend three hours hiking outside versus walking on a treadmill and you’ll have more energy, a better mood, and less anxiety. Those results published last month in a sports science study from Austria’s University of Innsbruck.

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11) Screaming Deals: Gear Savings Of The Week

Outdoor gear deals that are too good to pass up. Click at your own risk! Check out deals from: MSR, REI, Kammok, Garmin, Metolius, and more.

12) Combine New Gear With Old For The Perfect Kit

Two-thousand miles into a cross-country bike tour, I choose a tent and sleeping system completely new to me. But I also opt for two battle-worn pieces proven never to fail.

13) Beat The Heat: 12 Unorthodox Tricks To Keep Cool

Summer is here. But heat does not need to slow you down. Follow a few simple tips to stay cool outdoors, no matter what the mercury reads.

14) Explainer: How To Choose A Tent

Your tent protects you from the elements and forms years of outdoor memories. Your home in the hills, a tent is one of the biggest purchases an outdoor enthusiast will make. Take the time to weigh your needs before cracking the wallet.

15) Ice Pick: The Leatherman That Saved My Parents

Luke’s parents plunged through the Canadian ice while driving across the lake to their cottage. Mouthfuls of icy water garbled their cries, so they began quietly saying their goodbyes — until Luke’s father found one tool in his pocket that saved both of their lives.

16) Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

Our weekly peek at emerging products examines the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design.

17) YETI Enters New Market: Meet the ‘Panga’ Submersible Duffel

Best known for high-end coolers, YETI just announced its first non-insulated product, the Panga Duffle.

18) YETI’s Latest Innovation Is… A Bucket?!

Those of you who honestly, truly, never-ever use a bucket should feel free to skip this article and carry on with your bucketless life. But for the rest of you, this thing is sweet.

19) Future Gear: Eight Eye-Catching Developments From ‘PressCamp’

Climbing jeans, inflatable surfboards, and post-waste jackets: Our editor tried out the latest, most exciting gear from this year’s PressCamp.

20) Pro-Level Trail Shoe, Affordable Price: Salomon Sense Ride Review

The Salomon Sense Ride borrows specs from the elite S-Lab line for a familiar shoe that meets most trail running needs but doesn’t break the bank.

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