Aerobie’s AeroPress

Unbeknownst to me, Aerobie, Inc. — maker of those ring-shape discs that fly about a mile — also dabbles in coffee. Indeed, the AeroPress is…

Quick Sight LLC Tandem Spotter

The age-old technique of pointing to yonder distant object with an extended arm and outstretched finger — “Right there, right there!” — is an inane…

Rite in the Rain

According to the J.L.Darling Corporation, soggy and illegible paperwork has plagued outdoor writers for decades. As an outdoor writer myself, I concur. Regular paper often…

Dog Tag Sharpener

Klawhorn Industries’ Redi-Edge Dog Tag P38 is a skimmed-down knife sharpener shaped like a — you guessed it — military dog tag. It weighs essentially…

Quick Sight LLC

Made for birders, hunters, photographers, star gazers, and maybe rock climbers trying to point out holds high on a face, the IC-UC handheld spotting sight…

Gorilla Tape from Gorilla Glue Company

Duct tape has long been a personal panacea for me in the outdoors, patching torn Gore-Tex, padding blisters, and performing a litany of ad hoc…

Gorilla Tape

Like duct tape, Gorilla Tape is marketed as a universal salve for quick fix-ups. In the outdoors this means repairing broken poles, patching punctured tarps,…

PhotoMap

New government-issue color aerial photographs taken between 2003 and 2006 have enabled MyTopo.com to create a new cartographic product, the TopoPhoto map. This hybrid feat…

Prescription Action Eyewear

Eyewear is annoying in the outdoors. Foggy lenses, sweaty frames, mud splats on glass — all are common complications of wearing glasses in the great…

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Today we officially launch with full access to the web site, including a vast archive of gear reviews, adventure-travel feature stories, interactive slideshows, and video…

Outdoor Industry Trends

In the take-it-for-what-it’s-worth file, the organizers of the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market trade show have identified a few “key trends” based on last month’s show…

Holistic Fitness Gear

Metaphysics rarely intertwines with physical fitness. But the mixing of magic, muscle and mind is encouraged by a tiny subgenre of companies in the outdoors…

OR Show, gear highlights

Mike Santi, Online Publisher of THEGEARJUNKIE.com, and I just returned from the OR Show in Salt Lake City. (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2006, if you’re…

Davis Instruments Knot-a-Bag

The humble plastic bag is an indispensable item for anyone who spends time in the outdoors. Whether stowing food for an overnight backpacking trip, transporting…

Nordic Walking

Perhaps you’ve seen them walking through the park, striding earnestly, poles pumping at their sides, skiers without any snow. Perhaps you’ve snickered or offered a…

Oakley Prescription Glasses

Despite a dependency on corrective lenses, I’d never considered sports-oriented prescription glasses to be germane for the active genre of outdoor sports I favor. When…

Gerber LED lights

Gerber, a renowned knife manufacturer, has stepped into the camp-accessories market with the introduction of two unique lighting products. Based on L.E.D. lighting technology, the…

Monoculars — Bushnell, Minox

The monocular has a unique slide-focus switch to let you easily and precisely adjust focus while sighting a distant object. Its sharp, clear lens provides…

Bob Ibex

Long bike trips into the backcountry are often limited by the amount of food, water and gear you can haul in panniers or a backpack.…

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