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Eco Jacket, Forbidden Photos, Best GPS: GearJunkie Week In Review

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A recap of top stories for the week of June 18 – 25, 2016.

week in review

1) First-of-Kind ‘ECO’ Jacket Poised To Disrupt Outerwear Industry

Stark-white and minimal in build, a jacket line from Columbia Sportswear will rock the outdoors industry when it comes to market for 2017.

2) Forbidden Photo? Quest For The Perfect BASE Jump Image

What does the perfect BASE jumping photo look like? Adventure photographer Krystle Wright gives a peek at the struggle to find the immaculate image.

3) Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

From a GoPro gimbal to a better wetsuit… a look at emerging products from the cutting-edge (and sometimes quirky) world of outdoor gear design.

4) Going ‘Cosmic’ On Mont Blanc

An immense and iconic ridge on Mont Blanc, the ascent of the Arete des Cosmiques route in Chamonix, France, is requisite for mountaineers ticking off classic climbs in the Alps.


5) BeatMonday Redefines ‘Weekend Warrior’

Rainier in a weekend? From Boston? For the founders of a new online community, the challenge of audacious adventure is part of the fun.

6) Ten Essentials: Gear To Climb Colorado’s 14ers

Climbing 14,000-foot peaks, known as 14ers, is a popular activity for burgeoning climbers and serious mountaineers alike. Be ready when you head up with this must-have gear list.

7) Plains Paddle: Road Trip Pitstop At The Platte River

When life gives you some Nebraska, you make do with SUP boards and a flowing Platte River. Next time you’re driving full blast on I-80, consider a pitstop in a very overlooked adventure landscape.

8) Best Backpacking GPS? Try Your Phone

No cell service required, a new smartphone app dubbed ‘ROAM’ turns your phone into a high-powered, reliable GPS device.


9) Ten Essentials: Gear For Trail Running

From energy gel to body lube… these 10 essential items will get you through most any trail-running session.

10) ‘Chasing Niagara’ Film Has Waterfall Hucks Around Planet

High-falls insanity? Kayakers journey the planet to master the art of paddling towering vertical cascades.

11) Carson Footwear: Minimal Shoes Made In Oregon

When a trail runner wasn’t happy with his shoe choices, he invested a half-million dollars to make his own, and Carson Footwear was born in Oregon.

12) Trail Etiquette: 7 Tips To Keep It Wild

Don’t be “that guy.” Here’s how to practice good trail etiquette when hiking in the wilderness.

13) Woman Runs, Alone, 1,144 Miles Across Iran

In 2015, a lone Swedish woman set out to run across Iran. This film tells her story.

14) Gear Hoarders: An Intervention

This isn’t about me. It’s about helping you.

Mike Finish

15) Brit Wins, Sets ‘Tour Divide’ MTB Course Record

Mike Hall, of Yorkshire, England, finished the Tour Divide race in the early hours of June 24th and beat the previous course record by over half-a-day.

16) Marathon Runner Attacked By Bear In New Mexico

The bear was euthanized after it attacked a runner taking part in a marathon in the Valles Caldera National Preserve, sparking social media outrage.

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