Ultralight Camper, Grappling Hooks, Crocobiner: GearJunkie Week In Review

A recap of top stories, week of August 28 – Sept. 4, 2015.


1) 10 Favorites: ‘Bike Art’ PostersBike-centric artwork now available at new ARTCRANK website. These are some of our favorites.


2) Camping Scooter: Concept On Three WheelsAimed at the solo traveler, the Bufalino is the minimalist camper’s eco dream.


3) Do-All Survival Blade: BK9 Backwoods ChopperThe Ka-Bar Becker BK9 is one of the best (and most affordable) on the market.


4) Free ‘Urban Adventure’ Event: GearJunkie/Salomon CITYTRAILAs a part of its CITYTRAIL series, Salomon and GearJunkie are hosting a unique running event on Thursday, Sept. 17th.


5) Crested Butte Mountain Biking, To ThoreauCome on a ride along the iconic 401 mountain biking trail set to the words of Thoreau.


6) Kit For ‘Soft-Core’ CyclistsBELCH jerseys have roots in a culture of two wheels and beer.


7) The 8 Most Badass Expedition Vehicles Of All Time: Call them RVs. Call them off-road vehicles. Call them whatever… you know you want to drive every one of these once in your life.


8) Vibram’s ‘Wrap On’ Minimalist Furoshiki FootwearThe Vibram Furoshikis are advertised as outsoles that wrap around your foot.


9) Tested: ENO’s Lightest Hammock YetWeight weenies will rejoice in a much lighter hammock system, but does it sacrifice too much comfort? Find out in this review of the ENO Sub7.


10) ‘Reeb Dikyelous’ Is My Dream BikeRiding this belt drive, single-speed, made-in-Colorado bike made me lust for one of my very own.


11) Grappling Hook Folds Down Flat: If you need a grappling hook you can transport in a pack, this is the ticket.

Grappling Hook

12) Climbers’ Ranch: Epicenter Of Teton Climbing: Climber or not, the Climbers Ranch is a way to experience Grand Teton National Park away from the throngs of tourists and in the company of fellow dirtbags, climbers, and athletes.


13) Slip-N-Slid Flip Cup: Best Or Worst Drinking Game Ever? A long holiday weekend is coming and not everyone can get out to the wilds. This could be a fun way to entertain friends at home on a hot afternoon.


 14) Arctic Influences, Minnesota Roots: Urban ‘Outdoors’ Shop: A new kind of outdoorsy store, Minnesota-based Askov Finlayson carries apparel, backpacks, and gear packed in an 1,800-square-foot urban space.


15) The Camper You Can Pull With Your Subaru: At just 1,100 pounds, the Happier Camper can be towed by many small cars, yet still packs a lot into the small trailer.

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16) ‘Crocobiner’ MultitoolA multi-tool that looks like a crocodile has 10 functions.


17) Foolish Interaction With A Black Bear: ‘I’m not food,’ he says, as if a black bear speaks English.


18) Prepare To Be Amazed: Teenage Surf Prodigy: Not only is the surfing incredible, but the cinematography so beautiful it won the 2015 REDirect Surf Film Festival Grand Prize.


19) First Woman Free Climbs Eiger TestpieceSasha DiGiulian and fellow American Carlo Traversi climbed Magic Mushroom (7c+) in three days.


20) Why Is Obama Getting Dirty With Bear Grylls? President Obama’s recent trip to Alaska to stump for his climate change initiative brings with it the odd partnership with Bear Grylls