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The fatality marks the first death at Yosemite National Park this year. It’s the first Half Dome casualty since 2011.

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Get Vertical: 4 Essentials to Start Climbing

You don’t need much to start climbing. In fact, you only need four items. Check out these beginner picks for climbing shoes, harnesses, chalk bags, and helmets.

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Potential World Record: 53-Pound Red Drum Caught From Kayak On Fly

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Foot-Mapped Custom Insoles: Superfeet ME3D Review

Superfeet worked with HP to create fully custom, supportive, and flexible insoles. After getting my feet scanned and gait measured, I tested the ME3D insoles on hikes and trail runs.

‘Eco-Friendly’ Marmot Eclipse Rain Jacket Put to Test

Marmot does away with the shortcomings of potentially toxic DWR treatments with the introduction of the Eclipse Rain Jacket. Instead, it introduces EvoDry technology to make water bead on the surface.

Best Folding Knives Under $50

Not too pricy, not too cheap, the $50 mark has largely been abandoned in the folding knife market. But we’ve got three you should look at.

First Ride: Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt Is Lightning on Trails

Rocky Mountain storms onto the trail with its all-new Thunderbolt series including the mid-priced Carbon 50. We got an exclusive pre-launch test ride to write this review.

Swing Light: Salamandra Kevlar-Carbon Ice Axe Review

Despite an impressively light weight, Elite Climb’s carbon and kevlar Salamandra ice axes proved durable and strong in our rigorous testing.

The Garmin Descent Mk1 Is Perfect for Spearfishing: Here’s Why

The Garmin Descent Mk1 is a fully capable GPS-enhanced dive computer with the added functionality of Fenix 5’s everyday lifestyle activity tracking.

Best Running Shoes for Women 2018

Looking for the best women’s running shoes? We’ve tested the best shoes for road running, trail running, and barefoot runners of 2018. Plus, we’ve got a Buyer’s Guide with helpful tips for better shoe shopping.

Rubber Recycled: TreadWright ‘Remolded’ Tires Tested

High performance, affordable rubber for your truck? Tread Wright claims it does just that – and in an environmentally responsible way. We put a set on our truck to test ’em out.

Best Backpacking Stoves of 2018: Let’s Get Cooking

From solo canister stoves to four-season multi-fuel options, we tested and found the best backpacking stoves.

Daypack Reinvented: Mystery Ranch Scree Puts Function First

Imagine the durability, adjustability, and load carrying architecture of a technical backpack in a daypack. Enter the Scree Pack, from Mystery Ranch. We reviewed the Scree on day hikes and climbing trips for several months in this test.

Carbon-Handled ‘Sebenza 21’ Knife Is a Razor-Sharp Gem

Chris Reeve’s small Sebenza 21 Insingo in carbon fiber is the best custom knife you can buy without selling your Subie. Find out why in this review.

Warmest Jacket Yet: Patagonia Grade VII Down Parka Review

Patagonia’s Grade VII Down Parka is a belay jacket designed for the most hardcore alpine conditions. I took the parka on an ice climbing trip last February for this review.

First Look: SPOT X 2-Way Satellite Messenger

The SPOT X can send and receive messages through satellites from nearly anywhere in the world. We got a beta version in our hands for this first look at the SPOT’s newest satellite communicator.

Review: The Shower Pouch Is a Bigger, Better Body Wipe

Don’t just spot-clean the dirtiest bits, get a head-to-toe scrub down with the Shower Pouch — a pH balanced, vegan, hypoallergenic body wipe.

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Nothing like watching the sunrise from the comfort of bed. ✨⛺️ - This has us dreaming of a trip to Crowley Lake. What about you - Where’s your favorite camp location to wake up? - Big thanks to @canevariphoto for the great pic and adventure inspiration.

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Looks like somebody’s ready for a big adventure! - Awesome pic form the @thewildoutsiders as they prepare to tackle the Pacific Crest Trail. - Have you ever been on a long- distance hike? What was the best piece of gear you packed?

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