week in review gearjunkie 2-10-2017

Foam Snowshoes, OR Drama, Icelandic Knife: GearJunkie Week In Review

A recap of top stories for the week of Feb. 4 – 11, 2017.

week in review gearjunkie 2-10-2017

1) Screaming Deals: Gear Savings Of The Week

Outdoor gear deals that are too good to pass up. Click at your own risk!

2) Five Easy-To-Learn Ski Tricks

Take your ollies and shifties to the next level with these simple add-ons to common ski tricks.

3) Best Outdoor Documentaries On Netflix

These 10 documentaries streaming on Netflix will inspire outdoors adventure.

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4) Tougher Teardrop: The Pull-Behind Camper Built To Last

Colorado Teardrops designed a rugged twist on the iconic camper.

5) In Protest, Patagonia Withdraws From ‘Outdoor Retailer’ Show

The boycott rails against Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s decision to rescind Bears Ears National Monument.

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6) The Macabre Beauty Of Iceland’s Signature Knives

Whale teeth, sheep horns, horse hooves, and petrified trees are some of the ‘special ingredients’ that make these knives the stuff of legend.

7) First Look: Crescent Moon EVA Foam Snowshoes

Run through snow on lightweight, curved foam snowshoes.

crescent moon eva snowshoes

8) Polar Pool: Take Plunge In Downtown Minneapolis

An ice-cold pool will be trucked into the heart of Minnesota’s Queen City to raise money for Special Olympics athletes.

9) First Look: Sea To Summit ‘World’s Lightest Hammock’

At 4.9 ounces, Sea to Summit’s Ultralight Hammock is so airy you’ll forget it’s there. We tested it for our first-look review.

sea to summit ultralight hammock

10) Tested: Burly Outdoor Speaker Delivers Massive Sound

The EcoBoulder Bluetooth speaker is entirely waterproof, dustproof, and ready for just about anything your wild outdoor party can throw at it.

11) First Look: Inflatable Solar Lantern Charges Your Phone

Charge it with the sun, throw it in water, light up your camp with LuminAID’s 200 sq ft. solar charged inflatable light.

12) Watch: 10 Tips For Building A Custom Adventure Van

Remember these ten basics when building your own campervan. Hint: Measure twice, cut once.

13) ‘Performance Aviators’ Are Made For Sport

A new brand, ROKA, launched with aviator sunglasses you can wear for running or other fast-moving sports.

Performance aviators phantom sunglasses ROKA

14) Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

From hemp onesies to electric-arc lighters, our weekly peek at emerging products examines the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design.

15) Wrangler Is King: Custom Builds Of The Off-Road Icon

We got a peek at some gnarly modifications to the timeless American classic: The Jeep Wrangler.

16) Following Patagonia, Arc’teryx Drops Outdoor Retailer

Another major manufacturer today pulled out of the Outdoor Retailer convention to protest Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s attempt to overturn Bears Ears National Monument.

17) The Adventure Trailer Built For Small Cars

This off-road-capable adventure trailer carries all your getaway gear, has a platform for your tent, and weighs under 600 pounds.

18) No Trees, No Problem: ENO Roadie Hammock Stand Review

Great news dirtbags, with the ENO Roadie hammock life no longer requires trees.

19) Polartec The Latest Big Brand To Drop ‘OR Show’

The list of big brands dropping the Outdoor Retailer convention in Salt Lake City continues to grow.

22) Hand-Cut Art Portrays Mountain Peaks, Ocean Floors

Simple household materials give shape and texture to these meticulous maps of land and sea.

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21) REI Issues Statement On Public Lands, ‘OR Show’

REI CEO and President Jerry Stritzke calls for industry unity on public lands, confirms plan to attend Summer OR, and supports OIA’s call for bids for new trade show venue.