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Rocky Mountain Highs (and Lows): Bike-Touring CO To WY

Near Grand Teton National Park, 3,500 miles from where I started, reflecting on the winding roads of the Rockies behind. 

August 22nd, 2017
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Chinese Automaker Confirms Interest In Buying Jeep

Jeep denied the rumors swirling on Monday after Great Wall Motor Company confirmed ‘an intention to acquire’ the American off-road icon.

August 22nd, 2017
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GearJunkie Investigation Prompts ‘Life-Saving’ Redesign

Last week we reported on a dangerous feature found on a Kickstarter-funded jacket. The company responded with plans for a redesign.

August 21st, 2017
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In The Spotlight: Granite Gear

Granite Gear outfits all manner of outdoor enthusiasts: campers, hikers, paddlers, travelers, even America’s soldiers.

August 21st, 2017

Monday Bargains: Three Steals To Start Your Week

Great outdoor gear at an amazing price. Check out the bargains from The Clymb, Patagonia, and REI.

August 21st, 2017
First Week Bike Commuting: What I Learned

First Week Bike Commuting: What I Learned

I learned a lot about bike commuting in my first week. Gain from my mistakes!

August 21st, 2017

National Park Service Ends Plastic Water Bottle Ban

The nearly six-year prohibition on plastic water bottle sales ends at some of the most prominent parks in the country.

August 21st, 2017

Cabela’s Orion: Good Camp Tent, Easy On The Wallet

At less than $100 on sale, Cabela’s designed its Orion tent as an all-around shelter for anyone on a budget.

August 20th, 2017


Better Bonfire? Leave Out The Smoke

Backyard bonfires are awesome. Smoke? Not so much. The Solo Stove Bonfire gives lots of heat, with a whole lot less fumes.

Meet The Skin-On-Frame Canoe Cleaning Midwestern Rivers

With a thin, translucent skin and weighing barely more than a loaded backpack, the Wilderness Traveler exemplifies what it meant to ‘be out on the water.’

Boot Up: Waterproof ‘Nucleo’ High GTX Review

Aggressive tech in an unassuming package, La Sportiva Nucleo boots are waterproof and stocked with upgrades for mountains and trails.

First KEEN Boot For Women: Terradora Put To Test

KEEN’s debut hiking boot specifically for women is lightweight and looks good. We tested a pair on the trail and around town.

Sticky Scrambler: Lowa’s Redesigned Approach Pro GTX

With a low-to-the-ground chassis, Lowa bills the redesigned Approach Pro GTX as a safer approach shoe, but it comes with a hefty price tag.

Ride With Confidence: Lumos Light-Up Helmet Review

Sixty built-in LEDs, head- and taillights, turn signals, and automatic brake lights — the Lumos helmet radically changed how I feel riding at night.

Cooler Feet, Better Sleep: Kelty Sine Sleeping Bag Review

Zippered vents are the name of the game in the Kelty Sine, a 35 degree down sleeping bag, great for those with sweaty toes.

Zipper Free: Sierra Designs Cloud Sleeping Bag Review

Without any zipper to close off the 40-degree, rain-soaked chill outside, I slept comfortably, nestled cocoon-like in Sierra Designs’ cleverly tricked out mummy sleeping bag.

REI’s New ‘QD Air’ Hammock Tent Put To Test

REI’s Quarter Dome Tent has been popular among campers for years. Now they’ve taken the concept off the ground and created their first hammock tent — the QD Air. We review it here.

The Best Wetsuits To ‘Swim, Run, Repeat’

Swim. Run. Repeat. That’s the recipe for the surprisingly addictive challenge of swimrun. We tested four purpose built wetsuits designed for this burgeoning new sport.

Mega Size, Warmth, & Comfort: Exped ‘MegaMat’

Designed for car campers, Exped made a sleeping pad you will dream about while fast asleep on it.

First Look: Thermo-Mold The Tecnica Forge Trekking Boot

The Tecnica Forge will be the first thermo-moldable hiking boot when it hits the market Spring 2018. But its innovations don’t stop there.

The Future Of Road Bikes? Strada 3T Reveal

The 3T Strada is the bike of the the future, here today.

Pro-Level Trail Shoe, Affordable Price: Salomon Sense Ride Review

The Salomon Sense Ride borrows specs from the elite S-Lab line for a familiar shoe that meets most trail running needs but doesn’t break the bank.

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Nothing like a lunch with a view after a couple hours hiking uphill. - Have you ever been to the Desolation Wilderness near Lake Tahoe? GJ Insider Mallory just got back from backpacking and camping and already can't wait to return. More pics in the Story.

Sometimes getting to the best spots requires a bit more dedication. - And if you want to see behind the scenes how waterproof gear and @seallinegear bags are made, tune into our Story soon for a special sneak peek! - And big thanks to @kodak_hayes for the adventure inspiration and picture!

How does a weekend camping at beautiful Mt Hood with a bunch of adventurous women sound? - That's what the #reioutessa events are all about. Getting more women connected and into the outdoors. Hiking, trail running, paddling and more - there's something for everyone. Check out Story for more behind the scenes pics 👍

Might be time to start planning the next climbing adventure! - Here's what @chris_fenzelino had to say about it, "The "Cave of man hands" in the southern part of the Grampians was our little "Hollow mountain cave" because the complete northern part was closed due to a bush fire earlier this year. It's quite small but nevertheless it offers nice steep boulders and we spent a lot of time projecting good boulders with an awesome group of very cool people. The picture showing Tabea in "Dos manos", the main goal for nearly all of us. In the end all of us succeeded which was crazy good! Australia, 2014." - So cool! Thank you @chris_fenzelino and Tabea for the adventure inspiration!! . . #adventurestartshere #gearjunkielife


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