‘Green Friday’, Kamikaze Squirrel, Icy Running Shoes: GearJunkie Week In Review

A recap of top stories for the week of Nov. 20 – 26, 2016.


1) Colorado Approves ‘Huge’ Tiny Home Community

This tiny-home neighborhood at 7,083 feet will soon be one of the largest in the country.

2) Black Friday: Patagonia To Donate 100% ‘For The Planet’

Patagonia makes an unprecedented move to combat the Black Friday frenzy.

3) Roof-Top Tents: A Primer

Set up camp on top of your own personal adventure-mobile. These tips will get you started and help you choose the best roof-top tent or pop-up setup for your needs.


4) Mount Everest: China To Invest Millions In Massive Facility

Everest’s north side is getting a new facility intended to improve tourism, safety, and respect on the mountain.

5) First Look: Saucony RAZOR ICE+ Winter Running Shoes

Are you a winter runner? We test a new gaiter-equipped, ground-gripping shoe that Saucony touts can ‘make ice obsolete.’

6) Squirrel Sacrifices Self, Politician Hospitalized

In case political stories haven’t been crazy enough, here’s one that involves a ‘kamikaze squirrel’ and local politician who hates the rodents.


7) Thoughtful Gifts For The Adventurous Lady

Love a woman who loves the outdoors? She’s bound to love one of these 22 great new products.

8) Green Is The New Black: Free State Parks On Friday

California’s ‘Green Friday’ initiative offers free passes for nearly half the state’s 208 parks the day after Thanksgiving

9) The Dawn Wall Goes Free…Again!

Adam Ondra successfully completed the last pitches of the world’s hardest big wall climb, the Dawn Wall.


10) Post-Paralysis, Stacy Kohut Still MTBs Like A Beast

Left paralyzed from the waist down after “fooling around on a swingset,” Stacy Kohut never stopped seeking thrills on the bike. And man he rips!

11) 9 Best Men’s Short Sleeping Bags

Nine sleeping bags were put through months of testing and countless nights outside for this review. Here are the best men’s short sleeping bags for camping and backpacking you can buy.

12) Black Friday: Best Outdoor Gear Deals

Great Black Friday deals, no lines. Check out these screaming deals on outdoors gear online today.


13) Seeing Scarves On Trees? Here’s Why

Around cities facing frigid temperatures this winter, you might notice ‘bundled-up’ tree trunks and branches. The reason will warm your heart.

14) Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

Our weekly peek at emerging products examines the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design.