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

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Our team of gear experts scoured REI for our favorite gear picks and gift ideas. Best of all, they don’t cost a fortune, with each item costing $40 or less.

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Clean Hiking: Granite Gear Seeks 25 Garbage-Collecting Trekkers

The ‘Grounds Keepers’ program will sponsor 25 individuals to clean trash along major section hikes and popular public trails in 2018.

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For the Hunter: A Holiday Gift Guide

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Special Buff Designs Benefit Red Cross Relief Efforts

The [As One] line honors U.S. communities devastated by natural disasters this year.

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First Look: Black Diamond’s Ultralight ‘Vision’ Climbing Harness

Super strong, feather light: The Vision is Black Diamond’s light, minimal harness for alpinists. We put it to the test alpine climbing in the Cascades for this review.

First Look: Arc’teryx Konseal FL Approach Shoe Review

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Meet the Next Generation of Ski Bindings

The Salomon S/Lab Shift MNC functions as both an alpine and tech ski binding. And it works with pin-tech boots and traditional alpine ski boots alike. Hitting the market in 2018, this ‘multi-norm compatible’ binding is like nothing you’ve seen before.

First Look: REI’s ‘Iconic’ Half Dome Tents Get 2018 Facelift

REI will roll out a new line of its flagship tents in 2018. We spent a few nights in Great Smoky Mountains National Park camped inside the updated Half Dome 2 Plus to see what’s new.

Paddle to Pedal: Do-All Portage Pack Doubles as Messenger Bag

Loads of room, surprisingly comfortable fit, and bomber construction—it’s no wonder this canoe pack became my favorite messenger bag.

Best Men’s Winter Boots of 2017–2018

From hiking boots to snow boots, we tested winter boots for every budget and found some favorites. These are the best winter boots of 2017-2018.

Knit Comfort: Black Diamond’s First Climbing Shoe Reviewed

The Black Diamond Momentum wears like a sock (in a good way) and still holds up to climbing steep terrain. We put this comfy rock climbing shoe to the test outdoors and in the gym.

Best Women’s Flannels 2017: A Shirt for Every Budget

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GNARBOX Editor Lets You Leave Laptop at Home

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First Look: Trono ‘Cushion Of Air’ Camp Chair

The humble camp chair gets an inflatable upgrade this year. Our contributor lounged on air for a weekend to test a cushioned seat unlike any other.

Citizen’s Sundial: The ProMaster Diver Watch

Tackle the great outdoors with solar charging and stainless steel.

Finnish Budget Hatchet: 14 Inches Of Cutting Power

The 14-inch Fiskars Hatchet brings small upgrades to a popular model. At under $30, it’s a reliable tool for the outdoors. We put it to the test for this review.

Low-Profile Lid: ‘Hyban’ Bike Helmet Review

Looking to avoid the ‘dome’ look? Our quest for passable aesthetics in the category of the bike helmet continues with ABUS.

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

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Nothing like a weekend outdoors with the crew! - What do you have planned? Anyone headed to camp out this weekend? - And if you’re looking for an awesome gift, check out the featherless hoody from @marmot. It’s one of our fave outdoorsy gifts this year: https://gearjunkie.com/outdoor-gear-gift-guide ☝️link in profile

“Over the next 100 hours, Wyatt, my longtime friend and paddling partner, and I would descend the La Venta River. Our route would start just below the Aguacero Waterfall and weave its way to Nezahaulcoyotl Lake, with more than 1,000 feet of drop over the 50-mile descent. This late in the season it is only navigable with packrafts.” - Read about @andrewfitts and @wyattoming’s full adventure here: https://gearjunkie.com/paddling-la-venta-river-mexico ☝️link in profile

Nothing like a day away from it all to recharge. Where do you go when you need to unplug and get outside? - Big thanks to @peaks_and_pizza & @rockymountainhigh_co for the awesome picture.

Weekend goals right here! What about you, what adventures do you have planned? - And big thanks to our friends @ospreypacks and @bcstartrail for the awesome picture and adventure inspiration!


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