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‘Future’ Bikes, YETI Brick, Badass Women: GearJunkie Week In Review

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A recap of top stories for the week of Sept. 11 – 17, 2016.


1) Future Bike: Award-Winners At Eurobike 2016

We were on hand last week at Eurobike, the biggest bike show in the world. A handful of products rise above the thousands on display. These 12 were given the prestigious Gold Award by the show and hint at the future of cycling.

2) Eight Badass Brands (& the Women Who Run Them)

Beyond ‘pink it and shrink it,’ these eight organizations, run by women, are fueling adventures in the outdoors.

3) ‘Kings Of The Kenai’ Epic Alaska Fishing Day

Alaska native Corey Hetrick guides the waters of the Kenai Peninsula, where volcanoes smoke, king salmon swim, and glaciers tumble to the sea.

4) Drone Surfing: No Wind Needed

No wind? No problem. Drone surfing is now a thing.

drone surfing

5) 5 Favorite Free, Beautiful Camp Spots

After a year on the road, a wandering adventurer shares her favorite five dispersed campsites.

6) World Record! Woman Rides Bike 147 MPH

Fastest woman on wheels: Denise Mueller scorches the Bonneville Salt Flats ‘to give women a voice’ on a bike.

7) Patagonia Voters’ Guide Stumps For Environment

Hate politics but love the planet? Patagonia launched a massive resource to help you vote across the board for the environment.

patagonia vote our planet

8) Family Hauler: Minivan Modified For Kids, Bikes & Gear

Our editor modified a family minivan for ultimate gear-hauling capacity, including six bikes, four kids, two parents, a dog, and camping gear on top.

9) Packing It Out Inspires Big Brands To Lend A Hand

Employees of this outdoors company decided to pitch in and ‘Pack It Out’ to clean one of Colorado’s most littered areas.

10) Yosemite Just Got Bigger, And Greener

America’s most renowned National Park grew by 400 acres this month in the largest addition to Yosemite since 1949.

11) 6 Quadrillion Gallons Of Stoke At ‘Fresh Coast Film Festival’

The Midwest’s own outdoor film festival kicks off in one month and will showcase outdoors films and filmmakers from the Great Lakes Region.

12) The Fastest Skateboard Of All Time

Watch Kyle Wester shatter the previous fastest skateboard record (and the speed limit), screaming down the road at 90 mph!

13) Trailer: ‘Reel Rock 11’ Full Of Crimps, Whipers, Booms

Rock climbers get stoked. Reel Rock 11 is coming with five films featured at hundreds of shows around the world starting this month.

14) Method Man: Inside The Mind Of Mountaineer Conrad Anker

Conrad Anker’s attention to detail has helped him become both a legendary climber and a valuable gear designer.

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15) Highline Video: A Walk Between Soaring Towers

Scary and inspiring all at once, Hayley Ashburn’s walk between towers is a feat to behold.

16) NoPro? Action Camera Alternative Ricoh WG-M2 Reviewed

Can any action sports camera stand up to GoPro’s quality without the GoPro price? We may have found one.

17) Campfire Breakfast With Survival Expert Dave Canterbury

Sausage, eggs, potatoes, and cheese cooked over a campfire make a simple but delicious looking dish. Yum!

campfire scramble

18) Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

Belay glasses, wool backpacks, one wicked fast track bike, and 20 more products: This is our weekly look at emerging products from the world of outdoor gear design.

19) GHOST Bikes: Learning To Fly In South Tyrol

The Italian Dolomites are a dream destination for mountain biking, and the proving grounds for the GHOST Carbon SL AMR 6 LC.

20) High-Tech Sleep: Big Agnes Reboots Q-Core Pad

This year, Big Agnes ups the ante in three holy grails of sleeping pad design: light weight, comfort, and durability.

big agnes sleeping pad

21) Expedition Communication: How To Get In Touch, Anywhere

Spending a year ‘off the grid,’ Amy and David Freeman use high-tech devices to keep in touch with the real world.

22) New To Camping? Rent A ‘Camp Kit’

A new company rents all the gear you need for camping and backpacking. We talked to the founder for a primer.

23) YETI ‘Brick’ Is One Burly Bottle Opener

Need to open a bottle, or maybe smash a window? The YETI Brick will easily do both.

24) Death By Drops: The Compounding Of Water Loss

Feeling heavy after that hamburger? It took 700 gallons of water to make. The realities of our water use are staggering, here’s how you can save every last drop.

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