GJ Week In Review: OR Preview, Hardrock 100, Carhartt Review

A recap of top stories for the week of July 16 – 22, 2017.

1) Kilian Jornet Wins Hardrock 100 With Arm In Sling

Kilian Jornet is tough as nails. The renowned ultramarathon runner just won the Hardrock 100 with a dislocated shoulder.

2) ‘Time To Play’ Giveaway: 25 Pairs Of Salomon Shoes

We’ve teamed up with Salomon to give out 25 pairs of their new Sense Ride trail shoes. Click here to learn how to get yours.

3) Identify Mountain Peaks, Navigate In Real Time With ‘ViewRanger’ App

Smartphones are powerful navigation tools right out of the box. But an app called ViewRanger can make them all the more useful.

4) Monday Bargains: Three Steals To Start Your Week

Great outdoor gear at an amazing price: That’s our goal each Monday. Check out the bargains from Salomon, Arc’teryx, and Gerber, and save on gear for your next adventure.

5) Why I Love My Carhartt Pants

As these closet staples become fashionable streetwear, Carhartt pants still hold true to their roots.

6) In The Spotlight: Vollebak Brand Profile

Pants stained with fake blood, a hoodie that’s guaranteed to survive on Mars, and base layers “designed to increase your life expectancy.” Vollebak creates gear that performs in ways most companies don’t even consider.

7) First Look: Insole Giant ‘Superfeet’ Jumps Into Shoe Market

After 40 years, Superfeet—the brand renowned for insoles—decides to launch a shoe of its own.

8) In-City Adventure: Documenting ‘Urban Outdoors’ Trend

‘How to find adventure within city limits.’ That’s the premise of our new Great Urban Outdoors series, launching this month.

9) Watch What Happens When Surfers Put Floating Dock In Ocean

A team of surfers placed a floating dock off the coast of Bali for an entirely different way to drop into a six-foot swell.

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10) No More Metal: Airstream Goes Fiberglass With ‘Nest’ Camper

Airstream ditches the silver bullet look with its latest offering, the Nest, which aims to be aerodynamic, lightweight, and strong.

11) Haul Big Kings: Urban Fishing on Alaska’s Ship Creek

Anchorage, Alaska. The name conjures soaring peaks and vast wilderness beyond. But it should also conjure one muddy ‘ditch’ that’s full of salmon, ready to catch.

12) The Future Of Road Bikes? Strada 3T Reveal

The 3T Strada is the bike of the future, here today.

13) Vibram’s Sole Factor Tour Gives Your Shoes A Second Chance

Vibram wants to resole your boots. And it’ll do so for free at nearly 20 REI stores across the U.S.

14) ‘The Push’ Tells Life Story Of Climber Tommy Caldwell

From his origins as a climber to the career defining Dawn Wall, Tommy Caldwell’s memoir takes the reader along for the adventure.

15) Screaming Deals: Gear Savings Of The Week

Our weekly column finds the best deals from across the web to save you money on outdoors gear. Check out the deals from Kuhl, Patagonia Cotopaxi, Oakley, REI, and Osprey.

16) First Look: Upcoming 2018 Outdoors Gear

The Outdoor Retailer trade show, held next week in Utah, is a cornucopia of gear. Thousands of brands debut products for the coming year. Here’s our exclusive look.

17) #Vanlife Essentials: 13 Products To Improve Life On The Road

Want to live the Vanlife in comfort? These 13 items will help make the road less traveled a little more luxurious.

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18) Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

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

19) Should You Buy a Custom Knife?

Custom knives mean craftsmanship, high-quality material, and artful design. They also mean big dollars. Are you ready to hop into the world of custom knives?

20) River Yields ‘100 Pounds Of Trash Per Day’

A DIY conservation effort, this summer two men embody the ‘packing it out’ ethos by bagging and hauling debris each day.

21) Miracle Escape: The Leatherman That Set Me Free

Dazed, upside-down, and choking on smoke, Keith was less concerned about his mangled campervan than the rabid flames surrounding him and the ruined seatbelt that refused to let him go.

22) Dear Utah: ‘We Still Love You, But It’s Complicated’

Breaking up is hard. But we’ll all get through this.

23) First Look: Thermo-Mold The Tecnica Forge Trekking Boot

The Tecnica Forge will be the first thermo-moldable hiking boot when it hits the market Spring 2018. But its innovations don’t stop there.

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24) Recycled Rubber Sticks: La Sportiva Mythos Eco Review

With 95 percent recycled components, including the rubber, the La Sportiva Mythos Eco stand out as a perfectly functional climbing shoe for the eco-conscious climber.

25) REI’s New ‘QD Air’ Hammock Tent Put To Test

REI’s Quarter Dome Tent has been popular among campers for years. Now they’ve taken the concept off the ground and created their first hammock tent — the QD Air. We review it here.