week in review 3-11-17

GJ Week In Review: SUP Across Atlantic, Breathable Boot, Most Pricey Gear

A recap of top stories for the week of March 5 – March 11, 2017.

week in review 3-11-17

1) Connect-Together ‘Qube’ Tents For Modular Camping

A new type of shelter lets you camp alone, or ‘hook up’ via connectable corners that create a multi-room tent village.

2) In The Spotlight: Topo Designs Brand Profile

Colorado-designed and made in the USA, few brands scream ‘domestic manufacturing’ like Topo Designs.

3) Famous Snowboarder Saved By His Helmet

‘Without a helmet, the doctor thinks I could easily have died’

4) TNF To Give Half-Million In Outdoors Grants

The North Face will support organizations that increase outdoors participation, appreciation, and stewardship. Apply for your organization now!

5) Monday Bargains: Three Steals To Start Your Week

Great outdoor gear at an amazing price. Check out the bargains from The House, The North Face, and Louis Garneau.

6) Nucleo High GTX: La Sportiva ‘Most Breathable’ Boot

La Sportiva says its Gore-Tex Surround and a ‘macro membrane’ make the waterproof Nucleo High GTX its most breathable boot yet.

la sportiva nucleo gore tex boots

7) Patagonia Goes ‘All In’ On Bears Ears

First, it made a stance to pull Outdoor Retailer from Utah. Now, the outdoors apparel giant launches a major marketing campaign to support Bears Ears National Monument.

8) First Look: AG Russell Light’n Bug Review

The AG Russell Light’n Bug is a small, EDC folding knife that everyone will love in their pocket.

9) Search & Rescue Land Rover Deploys Drone From Roof

‘Project Hero’ will use a drone and a paired moving SUV to save lives by speeding up response times during disasters.

10) Under Armour Wants To Make Trail Running ‘Mainstream’

The apparel giant wants you to run up a mountain.

11) Canoes And Ladies’ Night: Inside Nick Offerman’s Woodshop

From handmade pencil-holders to a boat named Huckleberry, and weekly parties with a possum, the Offerman Woodshop is as cool as you think.

offerman sawdust

12) Whitewater To White Dwarfs: Guided Stargazing Adventures

White water raft during the day, bust out the telescopes at night.

13) World’s Most Expensive Gear

A $500,000 road bike, $5,500 tent, and $4,000 swiss army knife. Here, GearJunkie surveys the most expensive outdoors gear ever made.

14) Screaming Deals: Gear Savings Of The Week

Outdoor gear deals that are too good to pass up. Click at your own risk! Deals from: Shimano, The North Face, Bear Archery, and more.

15) ‘Frostbike’ Trade Show: Bike Tech Preview, 2017

The annual winter gear show for bike nerds had standout products for fat bikers and road warriors alike.

16) Hiking Spain’s Oldest Trail: Camino De Santiago

Over 1,000 years of relentless feet, hooves, and bike tires have literally carved this trail into the earth, making it one of the most famous pilgrimages in the world.

17) Man Completes First SUP Crossing Of Atlantic

Chris Bertish today became the first person to paddle a standup paddle board across the Atlantic Ocean.

chris bertish atlantic sup crossing copy

18) Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

From the fastest marathon shoes to chewable coffee bars, our weekly peek at emerging products examines the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design.

19) First Look: 2017 Strafe Outerwear

Air permeable fabrics and thoughtful design distinguish Strafe’s 2017-18 Pyramid Jacket and Capitol Pant as serious backcountry ski garments.

20) What’s With Ultrarunners Doing Reality TV?

More and more endurance athletes are doing turns on reality-type TV shows. We talked to a couple to find out why.

21) Thirsty Thursday: Bathe In Beer At World’s First Brew-Pub Hotel

Treat yourself to malted barley massage, enjoy a hop-infused facial, or relax in a steaming barrel of beer. All this and more at the ‘beeriest place on earth.’

22) ‘Slipstream’ Site Is Netflix For Outdoors Films

With more than 300 adventure films and exclusive access to pay-per-view movies, Slipstream is the video streaming site for the outdoors-film junkie.

23) Could A Drone Be The Future Of Pollination?

A team of researchers in Japan put drones to the test doing the job of insects. The result was a successfully pollinated flower.

drone replace bees pollinator