Objective tests and assessments of the latest outdoor gear and new products.
Winter Running: Shoes for Cold-Weather Miles
At GearJunkie, we run year-round. These are some of the best winter running shoes we’ve reviewed that are available on the market for winter 2018-2019.
NEMO Ramsey 30 Sleeping Bag Review: Down Mummy Vents With ‘Gills’
The NEMO Ramsey 30 is a middle-of-the-road sleeping bag with gills for dumping heat.
A Heavier Rod That Handles Light: Epic 8-Weight 888 FastGlass Rod Review
Graphite has largely unseated fiberglass from its throne, but the classic material has had a resurgence lately. We tested Epic’s 8-weight 888 FastGlass fly fishing rod in Montana waters to find out how it stacked up.
Why Wash What Doesn’t Smell? Sitka’s Fanatic Is My Favorite Hoody
It’s unusual to fall in love with a midlayer. But that’s exactly what happened when I first put on the Sitka Gear Fanatic Hoody for this review. And the passionate affair continues.
PSE Evolve 28 Bow Review: Big Power, Small Package
PSE Archery perfectly molded the Evolve 28 bow from the adage ‘dynamite comes in small packages.’
Kershaw Bareknuckle Knife Review: Lucky 7777
Little strokes of genius abound in this lightweight but stout pocket folder, the Kershaw Bareknuckle.
Moots Farwell Review: The Titanium Ferrari of 27.5+
The Moots Farwell is an expensive bike. But you know what? Sometimes you get what you pay for. We put this gorgeous, handcrafted titanium machine to the test in the mountains of Colorado.
ALPS OutdoorZ Crossfire X Backpack Review: Versatility for Lighter Loads
I went looking for the ultimate scouting/daypack, and I came close with the ALPS OutdoorZ Crossfire X.
Five Ten Quantum VCS Climbing Shoe Review: All Feet Welcome
All-day comfort meets all-around performance in the Five Ten Quantum VCS. From powerful edging on moderately steep terrain to heel and toe hooks along favorite bouldering projects, this shoe takes on a little bit of everything.
Himalayas in Colorado: Northwave Cycling Boot Review
Warm, dry feet add a little appeal to winter cycling. Northwave Himalaya insulated cycling boots aim to keep feet in the Goldilocks zone — not too cold, not too hot — when the weather is frightful.
Bowflex Max Trainer M8 With AI ‘Coach’: Review
Stay fit using video-assisted workouts and AI training without leaving the house. The Bowflex Max Trainer blends elements of various popular fitness machines to provide a full-body, muscle-searing cardio workout in less time.
Somewear Global Hotspot Review: Simple Off-Grid Assistance
Forgoing all the fancy extras, Somewear relies heavily on users’ phones to power its wearable hotspot. But does that ease of use make for reliability headaches? We put the app-based satellite communicator to the test.
How HOKA ONE ONE Built My Favorite Trail Shoe, the Speedgoat 3
Take an early look at the Speedgoat 3, which our reporter tested for three months over 500 miles.
Affordable Optics: Hawke Endurance ED Spotting Scope Review
Hawke Optics isn’t a well-known brand here in the U.S. But that may change as this British company continues to add serviceable and affordable optics choices for hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts.
World’s Skinniest Half Rope: Edelrid Pro Dry 7.1 Review
We put ‘the skinniest and lightest half rope money can buy’ to the test.
Seek Outside Goshawk 4800 Review: A Lightweight, Adaptable Hunting Pack
We put Seek Outside’s Goshawk 4800 through its paces in the wilderness of southwest Montana. It proved to be extremely versatile, serving as a daypack, an overnight combination pack, and a meat hauler.
Highways to High Desert: Colorado Teardrops Canyonland Trailer Review
For eight days and 2,500 miles, my wife and I lived in a Colorado Teardrops Canyonland. If you’re considering a tow-behind for your adventures, here are the ups, downs, and in-betweens of this off-road-ready trailer.
Fastest Filter? GRAYL GEOPRESS Bottle Purifies Nasty Water
GRAYL just announced the third iteration of its innovative water bottle. The all-new GEOPRESS increases volume, adds features, and removes bacteria, viruses, and pollutants in seconds.