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…

CrossVegas 2010

CrossVegas is one of the nation’s most unique bike races. This fall, the Gear Junkie crew was in attendance, and T.C. Worley, a contributing writer…

‘SSCXWC’ Cyclocross Bike

The limited-edition SSCXWC from Raleigh is the “first ever production carbon singlespeed racing cyclocross frameset.” Short version: It’s fast and light, and ready for the…

Review: Smith Vantage Helmet

T.C. Worley tests out the sleek Smith Vantage snow helmet, a premium hard hat that’s touted to have the lowest profile of any helmet on…

Leather Work Gloves for Skiing

A trend of leather work gloves on the ski slopes has trickled down to a commercial product, the Tough Guy Glove from FlyLow, which costs…

Bear Grylls Gear

We reviewed Gerber’s Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife last month. In February, the company will unveil a complete line of “Bear”-branded products. Gear Junkie offers a…

Winter Running: Unorthodox Advice

Gear Junkie is a big fan of winter running. These 10 tips reveal techniques and gear suggestions gleaned from years of running on the snow…

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…

GPS-Enhanced Goggles

With an in-goggle LCD “dashboard” that displays speed and descent data via an integrated GPS device, the Transcend goggles offer fighter-jet-pilot style readouts in realtime…

Contest: ‘Knives and a Kayak!’

Continuing in the sprit of the season, as a part of our ‘SPOT the Holiday’ promotion we’re giving away an Old Town Kayak and six…

Nat Geo ‘WPER’ Photo Contest

National Geographic Traveler Magazine contest to send one budding adventure photographer to the Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race this winter! Submit your best shot for a…

Line’s Travelling (Ski) Circus

Rough, low-budget, grassroots, and chock full of young skiers pushing limits with no pretense and little concern for anything other than fun. That’s a Line’s…

Blacksmith-Made Hatchet Test

Chop it! Gear Junkie tests a high-end Gränsfors Bruks hatchet, which was made in Sweden by a blacksmith, against a cheap axe produced for Coghlan’s.

Chairlift Art for a Cause

The Canyons ski resort in Utah recently dismantled its historic 42-year-old Golden Eagle chairlift. Artists descended to recreate the chairs for a unique “chairitable” cause.

IKEA Bike

In a generous act, the Swedish retail giant gave 12,400 employees a new bike this month. But shield your eyes, dear gear junkies, for the…

Winners! ‘SPOT Holiday’ contests

Big response to our ‘SPOT the Holiday’ promo last week, where we gave away a pair of Vibram FiveFingers shoes and held a live Treasure…

Barefoot Running Shoe Guide

Gear Junkie presents the ‘A to Z’ on the barefoot and minimalist running shoe market, including a cursory look at 2010/2011 models and all things…

11-inch Camp Knife

SOG’s evolution of the 1838 “Bowie”-style knife includes an integrated sharpener and a polymer handle over-molded with a rubber grip. Writer T.C. Worley gives the…

$150 Winter Sleeping Bag

It’s the time of year for. . . winter camping! A new bargain-priced, -20 sleeping bag from High Peak is put to the test in…

Gear for 2 Million Feet

Greg Hill is a man on a mission to ski 2 million total vertical feet by his own power during the calendar year of 2010.…

Chris King Espresso Tamper

The Chris King Espresso Tamper is not just the product of a bike designer dabbling in the coffee world. It was made as a collaboration…

Team GJ Heading back to Patagonia!

Captained by Gear Junkie founder Stephen Regenold, and with the YogaSlackers adventure group as teammates, the four-person Team GearJunkie.com is heading back to Chile and…

Ultimate Winter Shoe

La Sportiva’s CROSSOVER GTX makes a stride toward the title of “ultimate winter shoe.” Gear Junkie gives the $150 trail runner a two-week trial run.

SPOT on a Keychain

The latest product from SPOT LLC, an “asset protection” package made for the boating market, has GPS-enabling controls that fit on a key fob.

Babes in Bike Helmets Calendar

Prohab Helmet Society, an organization in Vancouver, B.C., has a 2011 calendar that strives to make supporting helmet use on bikes sexy and fun.

VFF Contest, part II

For our ‘SPOT the Holiday’ promotion this week, we’re giving away another pair of Vibram FiveFingers minimalist shoes. Enter to win the TrekSport or Bikila…

Winner! FiveFingers Contest

With more than 1,000 responses to our latest ‘SPOT the Holiday’ contest, which gave away a pair of Vibram FiveFingers shoes, we were somewhat overwhelmed…

$2,000 Bike Pedals?

Computerized bike pedals are the rage with Polar, Look and Garmin, companies that have announced sensor-equipped pedals for 2011. Rumors say costs could rocket up…

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