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‘UGOAT’ Trailer, Convertible Helmet, ‘Ultimate’ SUV: GearJunkie Week In Review

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A recap of top stories for the week of Oct. 16 – 22, 2016.


1) UGOAT ‘Multi-Trailer’ Is A Bombproof Tow-Behind

This is might be the baddest all-terrain trailer we’ve ever seen.

2) Best All-Around Blade? Fallkniven F1z Review

Are you in the market for a knife that’s light on the pocketbook but heavy on utility? The Fallkniven F1z could be your ideal everyday carry.

3) Red Bull Rampage: Sketchiest MTB Run Ever?

Is this the sketchiest Red Bull MTB course ever?

Red Bull Rampage

4) ‘On Thin Ice’ Chronicles ‘Last Trek’ To The North Pole

Eric Larsen’s 2014 hike to the North Pole might well be the last such trip ever taken. In a new book about the adventure, Larsen describes the most terrifying moment: A close encounter with polar bears.

5) Riding NYC: Three Days In America’s New ‘Bike City’

A map, a bike messenger, and a goal: see the City That Never Sleeps gripping handlebars on crowded streets. Our editor earned a new perspective on the strange, thriving bike scene in New York.

6) Moosejaw ‘Pro-Level’ Winter Shell Jackets Start At $129

Moosejaw, the massive online retailer, launched its Fall 2016 outerwear line that includes down puffies, stretchy fleece, waterproof pants, and more.

moosejaw jacket bottle opener

7) Drone Scorches The Night With 90,000-Lumen Light

90,000-lumen drone light is almost as bright as the sun. Wow.

8) 1948 Canyon Crossing Repeated On Highline

A 500-foot slackline feat recreates a legendary 1948 high-wire walk in Colorado.

9) GearDrop: 50+ Winners In Victorinox Swiss Army Scavenger Hunt

Friday, October 14th was the ‘National Day of Adventure,’ and as a part of the festivities, we teamed with Victorinox Swiss Army to launch a first-of-its-kind event, the GearDrop.

10) truTV Launches ‘Reality Show’ All About Gear

You may know him as Councilman Jeremy Jamm from the show ‘Parks and Recreation.’ In real life, Jon Glaser is a gear aficionado, and his soon-to-launch TV show proves it.

Jon Glaser geared up

11) Review: Bolle’s ‘The One’ Bike Helmet For Any Occasion

A current helmet from Bolle converts for use on the road or single-track, hot weather or cold. We put The One to the test.

12) Czech Climber Moving Quickly Up ‘Dawn Wall’

Adam Ondra is a phenomenal climber. But will his superb athleticism and sport climbing skills be enough to match the world’s hardest big wall in his first visit to Yosemite Valley?

13) Adventure Traveler? Book Gives ‘Global Bucket List’

Looking for more adventure than a beach and a book? These 10 activities will get your heart racing.

Hiking in the arctic
Photo credit: Jeff Topham

14) First Look: ‘Ultimate Connected SUV’ Debuts For 2017

The parent company of Volvo today introduced a new car brand, Lynk & Co. We traveled to Berlin to get a first look at what’s touted as the ‘Ultimate Connected SUV.’

15) Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

‘Mountain lollipops’ to bicycle brake lights: Our weekly peek at emerging products examines the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design.

16) Life At The Edge: The Art Of Human-Powered Slacklining

A team of humans holds the line while an athlete walks across an abyss. Welcome to the crazy world of human-powered slackline.

human powered slackline

17) ‘Bottom Of The Earth’: Treasure Hunt In The World’s Deepest Gorge

‘Skin-bubbling’ plants, mummies, and ancient Incan treasure: It happened on an actual race through Earth’s deepest gorge, a story told in the new book ‘Comrades Of The Colca’.

18) One Man’s Method: Running An Unsupported Ultramarathon

A new column, ‘One Man’s Method,’ tells the tale of an outdoor endeavor, and how it was accomplished. Here, an ultra-runner shares how he finished a 30+ mile run through the Rocky Mountains, solo and unsupported.

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