Treasure Hunt with your Smartphone!

Part online game, part participatory adventure, GearJunkie’s ‘Checkpoint: SPOT’ treasure hunt this week opens up to smartphone users! Check-in at locations around the U.S. to…

Massage Therapist in a Bag

Our writer Jason Magness, a yoga instructor as well as a competitive outdoor athlete, tests a new kit of massage-mimicking tools from Trigger Point, a…

OMG, Did You See All the Swag?!

We’re staking a claim: The Gear Junkie’s “Treasure Hunt: Roanoke” event is the biggest outdoor gear giveaway consolidated each year anywhere in the world. Here…

‘Treasure Hunt: Roanoke’ 2011 Race Results

Congrats to all participants in our 2011 “Treasure Hunt: Roanoke” event! Here are the official tallied race results with name, course time, and overall rank.…

How Would Chuck Norris Use Footwear?

Contest Time! Join us at The Gear Junkie on Facebook to get in on the discussion and try to win some shoes from Timberland.

Ultimate Gear Test

A single photo illustrates what Gear Junkie calls his most “ultimate gear test” of the past five years.

Free USGS Topo Maps

Your guide to the free downloading of 1:24,000-scale USGS topo maps. Go forth taxpayer! Enter into the public domain. And download at will.

Review: Thule K Summit Chains

You can be prepared for any winter storm with Thule’s K Summit chains. But are they worth $450? This is the Gear Junkie review.

Gibbon Jibline slackline

Gibbon, a company helping transform slacklining into a mainstream activity, produced the Jibline to make it easier for slackers to do tricks.

Puzzle Book for Map Geeks

Drills on compass bearings, UTM coordinate plotting, tests on the principles of declination — these are the puzzles you solve in the new “Table Top…

Smith Pivlock Sunglasses

Swapping lenses with the Smith Pivlock Sunglasses is as easy as removing the nosepiece and tilting the earpieces at a 45-degree angle to detach them.

OR Show Highlights

From full-strength mini carabiners to a “rip-stop merino wool” backpack, this year’s Outdoor Retailer trade show revealed an impressive lineup of new product innovations. This…

Loaded Dervish Longboard

The Loaded Dervish is a longboard cambered from tip to tail and with wheels completely visible when standing on the deck. It looks different –…

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