Food / Hydration
Energy bars, gels, protein, and electrolytes… the fuel for your body outdoors.
Traeger’s Top-End Grills Now Heat Faster
New Traeger grills claim higher temperatures and faster heating to help you sear your steak quicker.
Pasta Bar: Skratch Labs Savory Trail Food Taste Test
Skratch Labs introduced an energy bar that made the entire GearJunkie staff scratch our heads: parmesan, sun-dried tomato, and black pepper energy bars are here.
Cooler in Winter? 3 Ways to Get More From Your YETI Gear
Cold weather is no reason to leave your high-end cooler at home. In fact, these YETI products can greatly enhance your enjoyment of cold-weather activities like car camping or skiing.
Meet the ‘Omelette Guy’: Trail Angel Cooks Food for AT Hikers
Out of pure generosity, the Omelette Guy sets up shop on the Appalachian Trail to feed hungry hikers. He doesn’t charge anything, and the serving size is as big as you want it. Trail magic is truly beautiful.
Travelers, Ditch the Bottled Water: LifeStraw Pitcher Provides Clean H2O From the Tap
Filtering water from lakes and streams is great, but what about your overseas Airbnb? Meet the LifeStraw Home glass pitcher.
Camp Knife Kit Review: Better Blades for Chefs on the Go
When weight and space aren’t the biggest concerns, camp knife kits provide extra freedom and utility for on-the-go trail lunches.
Gear for the Elements: What to Take on a Winter Hike
Want to get out in weather that keeps most people cocooned in their beds? Here’s how to stay warm and prepare to spend the day hiking in a winter wonderland.
Best Cooler Backpack Review: 7 Brands Put to the Test
We reviewed 2018 cooler backpacks from YETI, Otterbox, Hydro Flask, and more to find out which is best. Read our take on ice retention, portability, and cooler features.
GearJunkie’s Favorite Gear: Nate Mitka’s Cast Iron Pan
It’s hard to beat a good ole cast iron pan. From searing burgers to cooking jambalaya, this pan is a camping favorite.
Hydro Flask Launches ‘Thermo-Regulating’ Hydration Backpack
Hydro Flask today introduces its first hydration backpack. Known for its double-wall water bottles, this spring the Bend, Ore., brand, will jump into hose-equipped backpacks.
Campfire Sippers: 5 Best Whiskey Picks
Fill up the flask and stoke the fire. We’ve found the best whiskey and bourbon to accompany your campfire s’mores.
Best Protein Powder Supplements for Every Athlete: Happy Muscles, Happy Mouth
From nutrition content to taste, from Paleo to vegan, we have it all. These are the best protein powder supplements right now.
Where Do Bobo’s Come From? Behind the Scenes of the Famous Oat Bars
Organic oats, brown sugar, and a whole lotta’ love — we toured Bobo’s to see how these popular energy bars are made. Plus, we made some custom bars for ourselves!
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.
‘Drink Now’ Tech Mug Means Coffee’s Never Too Hot
Travel mug brand BURNOUT is using space tech to keep fluids like coffee at their optimal — or most drinkable — temperature.
Free Gear Fridays: BURNOUT Temperature-Regulating Mug
This week, three lucky winners will receive a temperature-regulating mug from BURNOUT!
How to Carve a Turkey, GearJunkie Style
How many knives does it take to carve a turkey? It took us quite a few, plus a box cutter, two axes, and even a chainsaw!
Best Backpacking Water Filters and Purifiers: Drink Up Safely
From lightweight chemical purifiers to fast-acting pumps and large-quantity gravity filters, we’ve rounded up the best water filters and purifiers for the backcountry and beyond.