Trending: Our Top Outdoor Stories This Week

A recap of popular stories this past week, Dec. 9-15, 2018.

1) Top Picks: GearJunkie ‘Gear of the Year’ 2018

This list isn’t about the most innovative or most eye-catching — it’s our favorite gear released in 2018 that works well. We tested hundreds, if not thousands, of products this year, and these stood out as the best.

2) Womp, Womp: 5 Gifts You Should NOT Get for the Outdoors Person

There are 1,001 gift guides out there. But this list is not an average gift guide. Instead, we highlighted the top gifts to avoid.

3) Mundo Trailboard Is a Skateboard for Snowy Trails

Talk about a new way to get down mellow slopes and snowy trails! Mundo introduced the Trailboard — a high-performance, bindingless snowboard designed to take on hikes and ride on any type of snowy terrain.

4) Butter Knife vs. Credit Card: GearJunkie Goes Sharpening

Sure, this tool is made to sharpen knives. But who wants to watch a knife-sharpening video? How about a credit-card sharpening video?

5) Flashlights: Tips to Pick a Top Torch

Flashlights run the gamut of price and quality. Here, we break down how to choose a flashlight, including best flashlight LEDs, batteries, designs, and more.