Review: Nimbus Trace 62

It’s built to carry loads of 40 pounds or more. A strange, gill-like panel was made to “fit the topography of your back.” Our writer…

Video: Kepler Track Ultra Run

Two members of Team GearJunkie/YogaSlackers are in New Zealand this month. This video highlights their fast, half-day run to complete the country’s famous Kepler Track.

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…

Heli Skiing Nevada

Epic heli skiing in a state most known for its casinos and desert sand? Ruby Mountain Helicopter Skiing offers 11,000-foot peaks and far-from-anything terrain.

‘FindTheGO’ Contest Kick Off!

One of the most exciting and unique events this spring in the outdoors world is SylvanSport’s “FindTheGO contest,” a two-month online event and live treasure…

‘Realfleece’ Wool Apparel

Mention the term “fleece” in an outdoors setting and people think of a synthetic fabric. Icebreaker steps back to the origins of fleece with a…

Live Report: Vail Film Fest

T.C. Worley reports live this week from The Vail Film Festival, a four-day event held in its namesake mountain town in Colorado.

Review: LeMond Cycle Trainer

Cycling indoors will never be as good as the real thing. But a new $499 bike trainer from LeMond Fitness brings it a little closer…

Tiny Bikeshop Concert Series

Promising “free live music shows held in the world’s best bike shops,” Banjo Brothers’ Tiny Bikeshop Concert Series kicks off in Minneapolis tomorrow night.

Test: SeasonFive Water Line

Staking claim between a rash-guard and a wetsuit, SeasonFive has a unique offering with its new line. Our writer tested the apparel on a recent…

Timbuk2 Bike Backpack

The Lightbrite Swig is made with a thick waterproof nylon fabric and has a simple, streamlined design. Gear Junkie gave it a three-month test.

‘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…

Test: $20 Gerber Machete

The $20 Gerber Gator Jr. machete is no heirloom piece. But it does the work of two tools and might make you look tougher, too.

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…

The Odd World of Icebreaker

Mix the Brothers Grimm, international fashion photography, a hint of Salvador Dali, and a crew of New Zealanders obsessed with merino wool and you get…

‘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…

Thule’s $20k Gear Box

Even rich guys need to haul gear! Thule and Sweden-based Koenigsegg Automotive have partnered to make a roof-top box for the Agera R, a car…

Video: ‘Ultimate Gear Test’

Raw and unembellished, this video provides a rare peek into the Wenger Patagonian Exped Race, where Team GearJunkie pushed their bodies and their gear to…

Five Reasons to Get ‘Fit’

Looking for insight on the craft of bike fitting, writer T.C. Worley recently attended Specialized’s Bicycle Component University. He was taught “the science and art…

Test: Salomon Athletic Tights

Gear Junkie reports on two pair of outdoor-oriented tights from Salomon after more than a year of use. They are now his “de facto pants…

Video: ‘What is Gear Junkie?’

New “backgrounder” video introduces Gear Junkie founder Stephen Regenold and reveals a bit about the roots of the GJ project and blog. Watch for a…

Action Pants: ‘Softshell Jeans’

Oregon-based Thunderbolt Sportswear offers a premium pair of pants with its namesake “softshell jeans,” a Schoeller-based product that retails for $188.

Ode to Eggbeaters

A titanium spindle, bearings, a threaded end, and clip-ready titanium “wings” comprise the artwork that is the Eggbeater pedal design. In this article, GJ gushes…

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.

Review: Women’s ‘Down Puffy’

It weighs 8 ounces and packs to the size of a grapefruit. Our contributor gave the Gnar Jacket from Sierra Designs a test in the…

Review: $1,400 Bike Case

Need to fly with a bike in tow? Gear Junkie reviews what is advertised as “the best bike hard case on the market” during a…

Adventure Racing Food Plan

How do you eat for a week-long wilderness expedition race? Gear Junkie gives a peek inside his race pack for a few tricks from the…

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