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GJ Week In Review: New GoPro, Margo Hayes, Paper Airplane

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

1) Outdoor Hazards: The Bonk

We caught up with Salomon ultrarunner and coach Max King to learn more about the bonk and how to avoid it.

2) Monday Bargains: Three Steals To Start Your Week

Great outdoor gear at an amazing price. Check out the bargains from Smartwool, Columbia Sportswear, and Outdoor Research.

3) Too High: Stoned Hikers Need Rescue From England’s Tallest Peak

Cumbria Police in England responded to four hikers’ plea for help off the mountain because they were ‘incapable of walking.’

4) Trending Gear from ‘The Outpost’

This month, in the redwoods of Northern California, we got a peek at the industry’s hottest new gear at The Outpost.

5) Camp Baby! Tips and Gear To Take Your Newborn Outdoors

Getting outdoors with a baby can seem daunting. Our contributor (a new mom) offers tips and advice to get tiny ones outdoors all year.

6) Trekking ‘Mount Everest’ In England, Falling Short

Six ordinary women with limited backpacking experience attempt to ascend the height of Mount Everest in five days.

7) Strap This Engine On Paper Airplane, Fly With Phone

At long last, the final holdout from the digital revolution has caved. You can now pilot your paper airplane to barrel rolls and tricks with your phone.

8) Going The Distance: Arc’teryx Introduces Norvan Running Vest

This spring Arc’teryx launches into a new territory: Long distance running. Meet the Norvan Running Vest.

9) Tough As Nails: Australian Overland Trailer Hits U.S. Market

Tighten the lug nuts and fill the jerry cans, ’cause the Aussies’ favorite camping trailer is now available in ‘Murica.

10) Silent Stalking: First Lite Merino Hunting Apparel Review

The brand First Lite puts quiet, stink-free merino wool to use in pants and jackets for hunting. We tested a kit from the brand during four weeks of Colorado elk hunting and came away impressed.

Silent Stalking: First Lite Merino Hunting Apparel Review

11) Pint-Size Fixed Blade: Cold Steel Pendleton Mini Review

The Cold Steel Mini Pendleton is a small fixed blade perfect as a kid’s first knife but capable enough for adults.

12) Pushing Limits: Margo Hayes, Anak Verhoeven Send 5.15a Projects

Two of the hardest climbs in the world just saw groundbreaking firsts.

13) 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 Osprey, Garmin, Leatherman, and more.

14) Hitch-Mountable: ‘Rooftop’ Tents, Down To Earth

Coming soon, the Hitch n’ Pitch moves the rooftop tent off the roof and onto a trailer hitch. It even gives the ability to leave the tent parked and drive away.

15) Adult Summer Camp: Don’t Laugh, It’s Awesome

The Camelbak Pursuit Series offers adults the opportunity to learn outdoor skills and find a community of like-minded, active people.

16) GoPro HERO 6: Specs, Images Leaked

Images and specs for the sixth-generation camera, the GoPro HERO 6, leaked in advance of today’s official launch.


17) ‘Skidsville’ Brings Waves of Bike Nostalgia

Get ready to skid the tires and hit some sweet jumps. Your 12-year-old self will love this.

18) With Fusion, GoPro Dives Deep Into VR World

GoPro is about to take the virtual world by storm with a 360-degree camera, the Fusion.

19) Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

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

20) Interbike: 12 Hot Products from Final Vegas Show

Interbike, the annual North American bike-industry trade show, held its final Las Vegas appearance last week. We got the scoop on 12 cool new products.

21) Genius or Insanity? DIY Bicycle ‘Kit’ a Strange Urban Ride

Front-wheel drive, figure-eight chain, and handlebars by your butt, Bell Cycles makes one of the weirdest—and most reasonably priced—bikes we’ve ever seen. One caveat: You must build it yourself.

22) REI Beefs Up Co-op Cycles with Plus-Size Touring Bike

For 2018, REI expands its in-house Co-op Cycles bike line. Headlining the expansion is a wide-tire, tubeless-ready beast.

23) ‘Passenger Drone’ Launches to Whisk You to Work

Suck it, rush-hour traffic. I’m taking my drone to work.

24) ‘A Year in the Wilderness’ Speaks Loudly for Quiet Places

Amy and Dave Freeman spent a year in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Just released, the book “A Year In The Wilderness” tells their story.

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