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A recap of popular stories this past week, October 7-13, 2018.

1) REI’s Gear Swap Is This Month: What You Need to Know

With the sticker shock of gear these days, gear swaps like REI’s are a great place to score premium gear. This year’s event is bigger than ever, with 11 locations across the U.S.

2) Garmin Instinct: Rugged Smartwatch for Under $300

The Instinct packs phone pairing, notifications, weather forecast, calendar, and heart rate monitor into a smartwatch that costs just under $300. And you can bet this watch will last thanks to its military-grade construction.

3) Sea-Doo Launches First PWC for Anglers, the ‘Fish Pro’

A built-in fish finder, a dedicated well cooler, and a host of other purpose-built features combine to usher in a new wave of personal watercraft with the Sea-Doo Fish Pro.

4) I Tried the Camp Sleep System Made for the Restless

Back sleepers, side sleepers, restless sleepers: The Zenbivy is for you. Zenbivy builds on a revolutionary design with its zipperless, hooded quilt.

We tested one of its latest prototypes, the Zenbivy Light, high in the Rocky Mountains for this review.

5) Massive Bike Heist: 160 High-End Mountain Bikes Stolen

Rocky Mountain Bicycles confirms thieves made off with 160 brand new bikes, all destined for dealer floors. Each likely runs $1,800 to $8,000.

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