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Three-Year Test: The Osprey Talon 22 Backpack

Hikes, bikes, and ice climbs, Osprey’s Talon 22 is a jack-of-all-trades pack. We tested it through three years of dusty, thorny, sometimes muddy archaeological expeditions.

April 28th, 2017

Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

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

April 27th, 2017
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YETI Sues Home Depot, Takeya For ‘Confusingly Similar’ Mugs

The cooler and tumbler behemoth is in court again, this time suing Home Depot and drinkware-manufacturer Takeya USA for trademark infringement.

April 27th, 2017

45 Miles, Two Nights: Pushing The Limits Of A Foldable Kayak

Can an origami ‘folding’ kayak manage the rigors of a multi-day, whitewater river trip? We paddled an Oru Bay ST 45 miles down the John Day River to find out.

April 27th, 2017
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Patagonia May Sue White House Over Nat’l Monument Review

‘We’re watching the Trump administration’s actions very closely and preparing to take every step necessary.’ — Rose Marcario, Patagonia CEO.

April 27th, 2017
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‘Packing It Out’ Tour Begins! Event And Cleanup Schedule

Today, the Packing It Out duo embarks on a 5,025-mile bike tour. Along the way, they’ll host REI store events and local cleanups. Check out their schedule here and join the cause!

April 26th, 2017

Screaming Deals: Gear Savings Of The Week

Outdoor gear deals that are too good to pass up. Click at your own risk! Check out deals from: Arc’teryx, REI, Patagonia, MSR, Eddie Bauer, and more.

April 26th, 2017

Zimmerbuilt: My Custom Pack, Hand Sewn In The USA

Want a backpack made to perfectly fit your body with exactly the features you desire? Chris Zimmer will sew one just for you.

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Fastest Folding Bike? Brompton NYC Review

Unfold it, then pedal quickly to 25mph. This hinge-equipped city bike is among the speediest ever built.

Three Top New Ski Touring Boots For 2017-18

Ready to earn your turns? These three new backcountry touring boots hit the market in 2017 and have us drooling.

First Look: Stove Cooks Pizza With Your Campfire

Now you can have kitchen-quality pizza in the outdoors. But it will cost you dearly.

Radical New Device Measures All Motion For Cyclists

Years in the making, a startup company sees its ‘wearable motion measurement tool’ as the next big thing for biking (and beyond).

Black Diamond Camalot Ultralight: Ultimate, Essential Climbing Pro

BD claims the ‘most significant’ advancement in its cam technology since the 1980s. We put the Camalot Ultralight to a test.

2,000-Mile Test: Granite Gear Crown2 Backpack

We packed, hefted, and hiked with the Granite Gear Crown2 for a five-month test along the Pacific Crest Trail.

‘Performance Aviators’ Are Made For Sport

A new brand, ROKA, launched with aviator sunglasses you can wear for running or other fast-moving sports.

Tested: Ultralight Anfibio ‘Alpha XC’ Packraft

The German company Anfibio Packrafting Store brings a new line of ultralight boats to market. We put the new Delta XC to the test bikerafting in Utah.

Real Hikers Wear Tights: Fjallraven’s Abisko Trekkers Reviewed

Hikers take note: Tights offer a better option than pants for tackling miles on the trail.

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.

ENO Lounger DL: Hammock Comfort In A Camp Chair

ENO’s latest lounger stands on its own. And boy, it feels nice.

No Trees, No Problem: ENO Roadie Hammock Stand Review

Great news dirtbags, with the ENO Roadie hammock life no longer requires trees.

Big Wall Warmth: Arc’teryx Proton AR Hoody Review

Arc’teryx’s ‘active insulation’ helps mountain athletes regulate body temps in varying conditions, like our tester’s two-day solo aid climb in Zion National Park.

Technical Trousers: Western Rise ‘Camp Pants’ Review

Compared to my typical pants choice (Dickies, Carhartts, Mountain Khakis) the Granite Camp Pants save weight and are a more versatile outdoors option.

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Jump into the weekend and hit the trails - with your phone?! - Technology and the outdoors can go hand in hand - these 5 apps help riders find trails and track your ride: https://gearjunkie.com/great-apps-mountain-biking ☝️link in profile - Thank you @kenaldinio for the great photo!

Everyone needs a puffy! Do you have a go-to favorite? - Let us know in the comments 👍 - And if you're on the hub for a puffy, check it out this library of reviews: https://gearjunkie.com/?s=Puffy+jacket ☝️link in profile - Awesome pic from @kellll_bell89 🐶😁

Mark your calendars! We're teaming up with @eddiebauer to help you #liveyouradventure! - Join us in cities throughout the USA for a fun night of local adventure, tasty treats and plenty of fun freebies! - More info here: https://gearjunkie.com/gearjunkie-nationwide-tour-live-your-local-adventure-2017

Dreaming of getting away for awhile? Well boondocking might be just for you. - Head to National Forest or BLM land, drag your trailer into the wilds and enjoy a bit of free camping away from it all. - We think the #scamptrailer looks like a fun option. Light enough to pull with smaller vehicle and made in the USA the #scamptrailer looks like a fun option. - What do you think? Have you ever camped in a trailer? Pros and cons? - And if your brand new to boondocking check out these basic tips to get started: https://gearjunkie.com/7-tips-camper-off-grid - Big thanks for @cora.line, @hopiestockman , @barronlink and @dean.coolio for the awesome camp inspiration! . . #adventureboldly #gearjunkielife


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