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GJ Week In Review: Fat Tire Grooming, Frostbite, Top Stories

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A recap of top stories for the week of Dec. 24–30, 2017.

1) Target Nods to ‘The North’ with Outdoors-Inspired Collab

The big box chain partnered with Askov Finlayson to release products, back a regional movement for renaming part of the Midwest, and offer a winter activity grant to 1,000 kids in need.

2) One Shoe To Hike and Climb: Five Ten Guide Tennie Review

The new Guide Tennie takes a step back to its more sensitive, stable, and robust past. The climbing approach shoe inspired confidence on the rock and hauled heavy packs comfortably during our review.

3) MSR’s ‘Most Important Product Ever’ Improves Life in Guatemala

We joined MSR in the field to see firsthand how its SE200 Community Chlorine Maker is improving lives with clean drinking water.

MSR SE200 Community Chlorine Maker

4) Screaming Deals: Gear Savings of the Week

Our weekly column finds the best deals from across the web to save you money on outdoors gear. Check out the deals from Patagonia, Buff, C.A.M.P., Fjallraven, and more.

5) Winter’s Bite: Treating and Avoiding Frostbite

Skin exposed to extreme cold can freeze, posing painful and debilitating injury.

6) Rally Cars Through The Desert: Ultra Slow-Mo, 4K

Watching powerful, desert-ready rally cars blast through sandy slopes in 4K is supremely satisfying.

7) Free ‘First Day Hikes’ Kick Off 2018 in All 50 States

The First Day Hikes program aims to get people outside to exercise and connect with nature – on day one of the New Year.

8) Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

Our weekly peek at emerging products examines the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design.

9) ‘Whack Jobs’ Film Reveals Fat-Bike Obsession in Michigan U.P.

Fat tread on fresh snow has a cult following around the world. But in Michigan’s U.P., in and around the Lake Superior town of Marquette, the obsession is strong.

10) Cliff Diving Montage Has Us Dreaming of Summer

Pro cliff jumpers get behind the camera during the Red Bull Cliff Dive World Series.

11) Most Read: GearJunkie’s Top 5 Stories of 2017

From Outdoor Retailer shakeups to record-breaking performances and heart-breaking tragedy, you’ve helped highlight the biggest stories of 2017.

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