Oakley All-Metal Sunglasses

Oakley’s latest sunglasses are made of metal. A stout aerospace aluminum offers durability as well as performance features for moderate activity outdoors.

Review: Vasque Transistor

The Transistor FS shoe has no footbed and a low-to-the-ground design. Contributing writer T.C. Worley put them to the test this fall.

Bear Grylls Knife

Bear Grylls, he of the broadcast television hit “Man vs. Wild,” has designed a knife for Gerber. The “Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife” comes to market…

Review: ULTRA Headlamp

Overkill for the average hiker, but an essential tool in certain high-stakes nighttime scenarios, Petzl’s ULTRA headlamp is in the running as the brightest on…

External-Frame Backpacks

Clunky remnants of another era? Not so claim several backpack manufacturers who have brought external-frame models back to the retail floor.

Origins of Swiss Army Knife

Swiss Army Knives are symbols of utility and smart design known the world over. Gear Junkie traveled to Switzerland this summer to investigate the history…

Fly Fishing Idaho’s Salmon River

Hemingway he ain’t. But writer Stephen Krcmar goes fly fishing for the first time and channels “Old Man and The Sea” while trying to pull…

‘Best in Show’ awards

GearJunkie.com’s inaugural “Best in Show” awards highlight a dozen innovative new products seen at the Outdoor Retailer trade show this month.

World’s Scariest Hikes

Shoulder a pack. Lace up your boots. Now, don’t look down. My recent article for Travel+Leisure covers 10 of the planet’s scariest hikes.

Gear Made in the USA

The outdoors industry has no shortage of goods that come from overseas. But a surprising number of brands tout products originated in the USA. Gear…

CamelBak Antidote

Hydration stalwart CamelBak touts a “redefinition” of the water reservoir with its to-be-released Antidote line.

Ultra-light Backpacking Tips

Gear Junkie offers a few bullet points from an ultra-light trip last summer in the Catskill Mountains of New York.

‘Weatherproof’ Socks

From Patagonia to winter bike commutes in Minneapolis, Gear Junkie reviewer T.C. Worley put Seirus’ “weatherproof” socks to the test.

Darn Tough Socks

Writer T.C. Worley tested Darn Tough’s Coolmax socks running and cycling this summer.

Gear for Trekking Nepal

After a two-week trek in Nepal earlier this year, Gear Junkie steps back to examine the clothing and equipment that worked en route to Base…

SteriPEN AdventurerOpti

Purify your water with UV light. The AdventurerOpti zaps viruses, bacteria and other microscopic bad boys to make questionable drinking water clean.

Heated Boots Fail To Impress

Columbia’s heated boots, powered by lithium-polymer batteries, are touted to provide the “warmth of a furnace.” Our test found this to be far from the…

Alleghenies Fly Fishing

Wrap-up from day two of the “Choose-Your-Alleghenies-Adventure” sweepstakes trip! Fly Fishing on the Little Juniata River.

Free USGS Topo Maps

Your guide to the free downloading of 1:24,000-scale USGS topo maps. Go forth taxpayer! Enter into the public domain. And download at will.

Columbia Heated Boots

Heated boots have long been a Holy Grail. Columbia continues on the quest with its heated men’s and women’s boot models.

Wenger Nomad Compass Watch

You’ll be the best-looking navigator in the city with Wenger’s high-end Nomad Compass, a $375 timepiece enclosed in a stainless steel case with black and…

Review: Leki Trekking Poles

Leki’s ergonomic hand grips, like what’s found on the Thermolite AERGON Antishock model, help set the trekking poles apart from the competition.

Ribz Frontpack

In the world of backpacks, there is a niche category of products that positions compartments and pouches over the chest. The RIBZ Frontpack is a…

Rand McNally fabMAP

Take a microfiber lens cloth and print a map on it. That’s essentially what Rand McNally did with its fabMAP products, a cartographical collection featuring…

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