World’s Warmest Winter Hat?

Black Rock Gear’s Original Down Hat is like a puffy jacket for your head. The company touts it as the “lightest and warmest hat on…

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…

Trip Report: ‘Tunnel Vision’ Climb

Gear Junkie recounts a recent rock climb in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, where peaks rise thousands of feet off the sand, and petroglyphs…

‘Glass-Like’ Bike Bottle

Specialized Bicycles’ new water bottle has an infused layer of silicon dioxide to promote “the pure taste of drinking from a glass.” Gear Junkie gave…

Winter Camping Pad

Looking to sleep in the snow this winter? This cushy, four-season camping pad from Pacific Outdoors performs no matter the temperature outside.

Women’s Winter Boots

After decades of lingering in the back alleys of fashion, winter boots made for women have hit a stride as of late with form as…

Interview: Alpine Speed Freak

Switzerland’s Ueli Steck, a record-setting solo climber, is one of the speediest alpine technicians on the planet. Gear Junkie caught up with Steck for a…

Ultra-Light Ski Gear Test

Can you say featherweight? Gear Junkie put a lightweight ski package (boots, bindings, and skis) from Dynafit to the test in the Wasatch Mountain Range…

Q & A with Team GearJunkie.com

Team GearJunkie.com battled to an awesome 2nd place finish in this year’s Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race. We lounged around today in Punta Arenas, Chile, and…

Wenger Patagonian Race Report #6

“T.C., can you be ready in five minutes?” shouted the voice attached to the hand shaking my shoulder. I was only two hours into my…

Wenger Patagonian Race Report #5

As Team Adidas disappeared into the forest, Sam, Paul and I hurried to set our tent up and escape the cold. Two 40-degree, waist-high water…

Wenger Patagonian Race Report #4

In the starkest of contrasts, I’ve gone from living and suffering in the wet wilderness to sitting in a posh (for this area of the…

Patagonia Bound!

Gear Junkie and team head to Chile and the Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race this week. Follow the race action “live” on the site throughout the…

Test: Heat Elite Jacket

Contributor Josh Turner puts the Columbia Heat Elite Jacket to an ultimate objective sedentary test: Spectating at a football game on a winter day at…

Blood. Sweat. Chemo.

With a cancer-be-damned attitude, cyclist Andy Thieman pedals to fight his own battle against the disease — all while helping fund the fight for others.

Yak Wool Sweater

The average male yak weighs upwards of 1,000 pounds and produces a fine wool usable in the making of insulating apparel. Khunu USA employs yak…

Video: Getting Ready for WPER!

Bags packed and ready to head to South America this week, Gear Junkie offers a peek inside his gear picks and training regimen for the…

Save the Huemul!

A rare deer called the Huemul is in danger of extinction. But you can help! Nomadas, the organization that operates the Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race,…

FiveFingers ‘Casual Shoes’

Can you say “casual kangaroo-leather zip boots with articulated toes”? That’s just one of the out-there offerings in a new line of casual footwear from…

‘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”…

‘OR-ified!’

The Outdoor Retailer trade show (called “OR” for short) is more than just an exhibition of new products and rows of booths. Gear Junkie provides…

‘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…

Ultimate AR Backpack

Mike Kloser, a god in the sport of adventure racing, has founded a new company and designed a backpack. Gear Junkie got an exclusive first…

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…

‘Race to the End of the Earth’

The Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race — one of the world’s ultimate wilderness events — was a weeklong test of physical and mental resolve. In this…

Airline Carry-On Suitcases

Maximize your carry-on allowance with a suitcase built for that exact job. After a year of travel, Gear Junkie reviews a spread of overhead-compartment-compliant suitcases.

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