Trending: Our Top Outdoor Stories This Week

A recap of popular stories this past week, Feb. 3-9, 2019.

1) Outdoor Retailer Snow Show ‘Best In Show’ Winter Gear 2019

Outdoor Retailer Snow Show ‘Best In Show’ Winter Gear 2019

Another year, another Snow Show in the books! January’s Outdoor Retailer had no shortage of awesome new gear. Check out our favorite new products!

2) Runner Fights Off, Chokes Mountain Lion to Death on CO Trail

mountain lion

This is probably one of the most outrageous stories we’ve ever covered — and it’s only February! In a harrowing turn of events, a trail runner near Fort Collins, Colo., said he was attacked from behind by a mountain lion. What ensued was an unbelievable fight to the death.

3) CRKT Pilar Large Review: Top EDC Knife Gets Bigger

CRKT Pilar Large Knife

Is bigger better? CRKT updated one of one GearJunkie’s favorite knives from 2018, the Pilar. The biggest change? The Pilar got noticeably bigger. So, naturally, we had to put it to the test.

4) SRAM’s AXS System: Why It Matters Even Though You Probably Can’t Afford It

SRAM AXS Bike Suspension

The bike world went nuts when SRAM dropped its latest innovation: the first truly wireless component system for mountain bikes. Though a likely game-changer for the industry, the new AXS system — like all premium bike products — carries a hefty sticker price. We broke down what you need to know about SRAM AXS: why it’s important and why, even though it’s a sticker shock, you should know about it.

5) prAna, Sharma Gaffe Sparks Responsible Caving Dialogue

Chris Sharma climbing stalactite in prAna Spring 2019 catalog

prAna found itself square at the center of controversy among the caving community. Why? The brand released in its 2019 spring catalog a picture of renowned climber Chris Sharma climbing an immense stalactite. But cave features like that are highly sensitive to human touch. Check out the full story.