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From an elk hunter mauled by a grizzly to a full-suspension cargo e-bike, here’s a recap of trending stories from GearJunkie during the week of October 14-20, 2018.
If this doesn’t make you want to go skiing, we don’t know what will.
When it’s too cold for gloves, a good pair of mitts is crucial to enjoying any winter activity.
Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort in Colorado released plans to expand its summertime activities. It recently proposed a new via ferrata and mountain bike trails on the mountain.
The outdoor behemoth backed two democratic ahead of next month’s midterm elections, citing ‘urgent and unprecedented threats to our public lands.’
Alpenglow Expeditions, a guide service based in the Lake Tahoe area, opened Tahoe’s only via ferrata earlier this month.
Chainstays can crack, leading to ‘rear wheel detachment and loss of control.’
Adam Ondra, Madaleine Sorkin, Alex Honnold, Conrad Anker, and more star in this year’s Reel Rock film tour.
A peek at emerging products from the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design.
When you’re on the river, you shouldn’t have to trade safety for comfort. We tested three personal flotation devices for safety and mobility.
One of the gnarliest mountain biking events in the world, Red Bull Rampage sees athletes hucking massive drops. For 2018, the event sees its first venue change in 17 years.
Our contributor, the executive producer of the new film ‘Before the Spill,’ talks about the background, goals, and key issues surrounding the Line 5 oil pipeline that flows under Lake Superior.
Functional fitness and volunteer vacations are in the cool club this year. So it was only a matter of time before the two merged. Check out these seven opportunities to exercise while volunteering.
Hunting often starts with spotting the animal. Quality optics — binoculars and spotting scopes — for glassing are a purchase you shouldn’t overlook. Look for these attributes in your next pair of hunting optics.
A minimalist sleeping bag, a blanket, a top quilt, and an underquilt all in one cozy package, Kammok’s new Bobcat Trail Quilt packs a soft, feathery punch!
Smartwool makes amazing base layers. And now they are on sale. Check that and more out in this week’s roundup of outdoor gear sales.
Self-supported ultramarathons require perfect gear and preparation. Stage racing veteran Jax Mariash shares her tips for finishing a self-supported ultra.
At the Refuge Outdoor Festival, an inaugural campout for inclusion, participants got into the nitty-gritty of hiking, camping, bird watching — and relating to one another. They came away a community eager for next year’s event.
We’ve tried them all, and there’s still nothing like the look and feel of the multifunctional Original Buff.
Like they say in hipster fashion, the old is new again. Taking a cue, the REI Wallace Lake Collection brings a 1929 hike to life, eight decades later.
Big coolers bring in big bucks. YETI, the brand that revolutionized an industry, now aims to rake in $1.7 billion in its IPO.
Manual labor looks good. These new releases from Filson, Patagonia, and more are what’s trending in outdoor lifestyle.
Friends running in the woods might be a new force to be reckoned with. Unsanctioned community races are booming.
Great hunting and fishing gear at an amazing price: We find it each Tuesday. Check out these deals and save on gear for your next fishing or hunting adventure.
Don’t want to spend three figures on premium shades? Here, we rounded up the best budget sunglasses.
With safety features for outdoor enthusiasts, remoldable custom fit, and no dangling wires, the Decibullz Black Diamond earphones claim to be an industry first that almost anyone can afford.
Switch from tight, ‘ski mode’ to articulating ‘walk mode,’ strap on some crampons, and send the icefall. We tested Dynafit’s TLT Speedfit ski touring boot to see how it performs on ice climbs.
Oakley, Smith, and Native Eyewear know how to make quality sunglasses. These options should work great for hiking running, or strolling around town.
Bob Legasa survived the attack thanks to his hunting partner’s quick thinking. But not before a debilitating bear encounter in Gallatin National Forest.
After serious review, the Patagonia Ascensionist is a favorite climbing pack for alpine, ice, and multipitch climbing. Our review, conducted in Alaska, highlights how to best use the pack and who should buy it.
For just $220, it’s hard not to pull the trigger on the MSR FreeLite 2 — a very light and versatile two-person tent.
First, you buy a $500 starter bike. Next thing you know, you’re $10,000 in the hole, constantly browsing new bikes online, and using the word ‘shred’ a lot. How the hell did this happen?!
In seven full days we backpacked in three different ecosystems found in Olympic National Park. With two days in the mountains, two by the Pacific Ocean, and three in a rain forest, the week was full of diversity and pristine wilderness.
The French town of Montriond has temporarily banned all hunting as officials investigate the gunman on suspicion of aggravated manslaughter.
From an affordable outdoor smartwatch to REI’s gear swap, here’s a recap of trending stories from GearJunkie during the week of October 7-13, 2018.
The Sherpa camping trailer from BRS Offroad combines luxury amenities with rugged off-road capability. This pull-behind hardshell trailer pod carries a rooftop tent on two wheels.
Here at GJ, we test a lot of gear. We are fortunate to test cutting-edge new products. Now, we want to give you the chance to win some gear too. This week, one lucky winner will receive a Bergen winter jacket from Rohan!
The smokeless firepit we loved reboots with both jumbo and more portable models. And the response has been huge.
Riese & Müller launched a new line of e-bikes for 2019, featuring the heavy-duty Load 75. This one-of-a-kind cargo e-bike aims for family-friendly alternative transportation.
From the Appalachian Trail in the U.S. to the Bibbulmun Track in Australia, the Awesome Maps Hiking Map highlights some of the world’s preeminent hiking trails.
Two lithium-ion battery terminals made contact, sparking a two-alarm fire that consumed a single-family home.
The Patagonia Nano Puff has been in stores since 2010. It remains one of the brand’s best-selling lines for a reason: It packs, puffs, stuffs, and warms with remarkable versatility.
A peek at emerging products from the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design.
From harnesses to quickdraws, here’s the essential sport climbing gear needed to show up to a crag and start climbing safely outdoors.
Thanks to a big early-season snowstorm, Wolf Creek Ski Resort will be the first Colorado resort to open in 2018.
A relatively new brand, Maven, just launched the RS.2 scope. It delivers in all categories at a very competitive price.
Marked down from $400 to $260, the Big Agnes Tufly SL2+ is a backpacking tent that doesn’t skimp on comfort.
Military-grade durability, a suite of fitness tracking, and enough built-in tools to venture far off the beaten path give the Garmin Instinct smartwatch some impressive outdoor chops.
We’re always up for a review that involves some cuddling. In this gear test, we took Big Agnes’ Sentinel 30 double sleeping bag and Q-Core SLX insulated double sleeping pad into the backcountry. Spoiler: We’re never going back to separate mummy bags.
Columbia’s OutDry Extreme is one of our favorite waterproof-breathable materials. It’s a unique fabric that doesn’t wet out and beads on the surface. And now it’s on sale.
Today, Bollinger Motors has released its third all-electric truck concept — this time in the form of a double-cab pickup unlike anything on the market.
Clear out your closet, find affordable gear, and help local nonprofits at REI’s used gear swap. This year, it’s bigger than ever.
REI just discounted a ton of backpacking packs, daypacks, and climbing packs. Here are the ones you want to pay attention to.
According to the U.K. firm’s claims data, self-identified cyclists who also drove made fewer than half the claims of noncyclists.
If you’re going to carry a camera sometimes regarded as jewelry, it might as well match your style. And now you can get a Leica in khaki.
Jason Antin and Mike Chambers quest into the Arctic for a brutally cold FKT. In Greenland, the only known speed record of the Arctic Circle Trail was during summer. But this attempt was during the dead of winter.
Learn how to sport climb with our guide. Read on for how we learned the basics of lead climbing, clipping bolts, anchor building, and eventually sport climbing outside on real rock. Say goodbye to auto-belays and top-rope!
A master of mountain biking, Danny MacAskill suits up to ride through slop, deep puddles, and downright nasty mud. But he stays dry thanks to a waterproof onesie.
This Hydro Flask Tumbler will keep your coffee piping hot during your whole commute and won’t break the bank.
Menswear retailer Huckberry traveled to a seafaring town in England for inspiration. The thick sweaters, quilted patterns, and waxed jackets the brand released point toward what’s trending.
Climbing a 14er is an adventure accessible to many people. But it isn’t a walk in the park! Keep these tips in mind whether you’re preparing for your first 14er or just tagging another.
Cannondale first brought you the Habit and Bad Habit mountain bikes back in 2015. And if those didn’t grab you, the brand will launch a new Habit in 2019 that may finally hook you.
If you’ve ever seen plastic bottles and paper cups lining the side streets of a marathon, it won’t come as a surprise that running en masse can be a dirty affair. But the Cape Town Marathon aims to change that.
The Salomon Shift is the most revolutionary ski binding we’ve seen in years. It gives skiers a whole new option for the slopes, from backcountry to groomers. The brand’s marketing video has us stoked for winter.
The Buck 112 Ranger folding knife is an icon of the American woods. Available this month, it now introduces new models that give consumers lighter-weight and higher-quality steel options.
A built-in fish finder, a dedicated well cooler, and a host of other purpose-built features combine to usher in a new wave of personal watercraft with the Sea-Doo Fish Pro.
When something goes wrong, you want a Leatherman in your hand. From cutting wood to fixing tents and repairing cars, Leatherman multi-tools have a long history of saving lives — and for good reason.
Jeremy Jones and Elena Hight trek deep into the John Muir Wilderness for untracked snowboarding lines. The film, ‘Ode to Muir,’ has us stoked to explore the backcountry this winter!
Rocky Mountain Bicycles confirms thieves made off with 160 brand new bikes, all destined for dealer floors.
From outer space to planet Earth, Dainese now has you covered. The Dainese Explorer Range line of motorcycle touring jackets and pants incorporates lessons learned from Mars mission research to protect motorcycle adventure riders from all the elements found here on Earth.
Chris Figenshau has quietly become one of the most respected photographers and videographers in skiing and snowboarding, working with notable athletes like Jeremy Jones and Jimmy Chin.
From a heated mountain bike frame debate to the new climbing film ‘Free Solo,’ here’s a recap of trending stories from GearJunkie during the week of September 30 to October 6, 2018.
Zenbivy builds on a revolutionary design with its zipperless, hooded quilt. I took one of its latest prototypes, the Zenbivy Light, high in the Rocky Mountains for this review.
Rory Bosio, Martina Valmassoi, and Fernanda Maciel absolutely fly up and down the trails around Chamonix in the French Alps. The footage is stunning and has us itching to hit the trails.
Owners of the $8 Ozark Trail camp axe should stop using the tool immediately.
The Leadville 100 ultramarathon pretty much kicked my ass. But I came away with a few tips I’d like to share. Treat this as a guide from one person’s experience, complete with the gear I used, my running strategy, and ultra secrets.
The gourmand grizzlies of Alaska’s Katmai National Park square off to see who’s the fattest of them all.
Keep coffee warm for many hours in a vacuum bottle that has withstood the test of time.
From next-gen tech to ingenious innovation, our weekly peek at emerging products examines the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design.
Are you in the market for a new paddle to get you into uncharted waters? We took this roundup of paddles for anglers to the Madison River in Montana for a river-based test.
One of the most photographed places in all of Colorado, the Crystal Mill does not disappoint. But getting there is half the shot.
For 2019, Osprey revamped and expanded its full line of cycling-specific hydration packs. We got an early look at the line and were impressed with the fit and function of the many men’s and women’s Osprey cycling packs.
Itching for a fight? Start a thread on social media asking which is better: hardtail or full-suspension. I decided to cut through the rancor and get some cold, hard data.
We tested and researched the best backpacks for hunting deer, elk, and big game. These top hunting packs shined through.
The North Face Ventrix, Arc’Teryx Atom LT, and Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer are some of the best layers GearJunkie has used in the outdoors. And now, they’re up to 47 percent off.
Looking for an everyday carry to fill your pocket without breaking the bank? This multi-tool deal will go fast!
Flannel up this fall to hike, operate the tailgate grill, or wield an axe for firewood. This flannel shirt list includes the best classic, organic cotton, plaid, and shirt jackets for fall weather in the outdoors.
What could be more snuggly than a plush fleece in fall? How about one that you design! Now, you can create a custom PolarFleece in a style and color combo that’s truly unique.
This year’s bike industry trade show offered a greater focus on e-bikes. New battery tech, control systems, and integration into a range of different bike styles marked an e-bike coming of age at Interbike.
Great hunting and fishing gear at an amazing price: We find it each Tuesday. Check out these deals from Muddy Outdoors, SIMMS, and more to save on gear for your next fishing or hunting adventure.
For many hunters, utilizing as many parts of their harvest as possible is an integral part of the overall experience. For a successful bear hunt, this can include rendering the fat for use in the kitchen.
Best known for adventure-proof phone cases, LifeProof expands into backpacks with a well-organized urban solution.
At Interbike this year, we found some top-quality skull buckets for road and mountain biking. One can record two hours of video, another has clips for your sunglasses. Read on for more innovative examples of the future of cycling helmets.
It’s no secret that upland hunting is synonymous with logging miles. Here are the best 10 boots money can buy that place comfort, protection, durability, and support at a premium.
Funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund just expired. The lapse could affect air, water, and recreation in open spaces ranging from national parks to local ballfields.
Looking for great outdoor gear at an amazing price? Check out these discounts and sales from Light My Fire, Sawyer, and Arc’teryx.
A baselayer unlike any other, Columbia’s Omni-Heat receives a microscopic upgrade with noticeable effects.
Mosquitoes can and will kill your motivation to hunt. But Thermacell can help you defeat them.
From zip-on bike tires to the new Hennessey Goliath 6×6 truck, here’s a recap of trending stories from GearJunkie during the week of September 23-29, 2018.
National Geographic released footage of Alex Honnold free soloing El Cap. While it isn’t the documentary film, the camera angle allows you to ‘climb’ alongside him up one of the most daunting big walls in climbing.