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Russian ATV, Sled Legs, Winter Biking Pitfalls: GearJunkie Week In Review

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A recap of top stories for the past week, Feb 7 – 13, 2016.

week in review

1) Review: ‘Small Foot’ Inflatable Snowshoes

Light and packable, inflatable snowshoes by Small Foot are the real deal. We put the Small Foot Revolution to the test.

2) Top Knife News From SHOT Show 2016

From luxe everyday carry knives to hard working multi-tools, SHOT Show is a hotbed of knife innovation.

3) 1986 All Over Again? Return Of The ‘Bugaboo’ Jacket

One of the most iconic jackets of the 1980s and 1990s, the Columbia Bugaboo, is back, and it’s exactly as good as it always was.

4) ‘Sled Legs’ Are New Way To Snow Slide

Just strap on Sled Legs, run, and get ready to slide knee-first down the mountain.

5) 9 Winter Biking Pitfalls (How To Overcome Them)

It’s too cold. It’s too expensive. I need a fat bike. NO! This is what cyclists in the U.S. (and city managers) can learn from the hardy folks in Finland to keep biking all winter long.

6) Morakniv Garberg ‘Ultimate Knife For Bushcraft’

Morakniv calls the Garberg the ‘strongest and most robust knife’ it has ever made.

7) Meet An Appalachian ‘Trail Angel’

He helps strangers along their 2,186 hike, and gets something intangible but valuable in return.

8) Toyota’s 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro Looks Wicked

Toyota just unveiled the 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro at the Chicago Auto Show and it looks badass.

9) USA Pro Challenge Bike Race Canceled For 2016

The multi-stage USA Pro Challenge Bike Race won’t run in 2016, but a statement by its CEO leaves hope for a return in 2017.

10) ‘No BS Bike’ Launching As Quiver Of One

New bike company Coastline Cycle aims to create a bike with less BS marketing speak than anyone out there. The One is a bike that simply rides and works well without complaining, and without compromise.

11) Snowshoe Racing Is Straight Up Misery

Clipped ankles, an awkward, wide stride, and more weight on your feet will make your lungs and ego burn in tandem. Get ready for some Type Two fun!

12) Meet Sherp, Russia’s Crazy New ATV

Obstacles by land and water are no match for this burly ATV straight out of Russia.

13) Nuun Nixes Artificial Ingredients

Hydration supplement Nuun has removed artificial ingredients, and is now entirely plant-based.

14) Stretchy Puffy: Dynafit Vulcan Down Jacket

Adding stretch panels to a high quality puff down jacket results in a warm, light, versatile insulating layer for active winter use.

15) Chasing Wolverines: Ultra-Runners Assist Remote Research

When biologists discover wolverines in Utah’s northeastern wilderness, they enlist humans with remarkable speed and stamina to help study these rare and elusive creatures.

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