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GPS Watch, Rent-A-Drone, Best Knives: GearJunkie Week In Review

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A recap of top stories, week of Oct. 10 – 17, 2015.

week in review

1) Knife Junkie: 5 Favorite Folding Blades For EDC

After sifting through hundreds of folding knives suitable for everyday carry, these five floated to the top as the best on the market today.

2) Suunto Traverse GPS Watch For ‘Everyday Adventurer’

For anyone in need of a wear-everyday GPS watch that can do duty in the wilderness, look at the Traverse line.

3) 14 Good Boots For Cold, Snow & Slop

Winter puts footwear to the test — and so do we. These are some of the best winter boots you can find on the shelf in 2015 – 2016.

4) Canyons, Stars, Mountain Peaks… 15 ‘EarthPorn’ Images

This compilation of nature photos, culled from a mega-popular Reddit feed, will inspire you to get out there, possibly with a camera in tow.

5) Turbine: ‘Performance Nose Ring’ Helps You Breathe

The Turbine is sold as an “intranasal dilator,” and it fits into your nostrils to open the airway and help you breathe.


6) ‘Rampage’ Competitor Completes Run After Insane Crash

What a display of heart and courage! 19-year-old Nicholi Rogatkin falls 40 feet down a cliff, dusts himself off, and finishes the run.

7) Underrated: The Cheapo Waterproof Shell

Non-breathable waterproof jackets have been largely relegated to the ‘old tech’ heap since the invention of Gore-Tex. But a cheap waterproof jacket comes in handy in some situations.

8) Things That Go ‘Bump’ In The Night

As winter approaches, workouts stretch into the night hours, giving your mind plenty of ways to freak you out.

9) Rent-A-Drone Service Coming To Ski Areas This Winter

New service will film skiers and riders with autonomous drones, providing an aerial video perspective of popular runs.

10) Buy A Ski Resort For $149,000

In what may be the best deal in the history of real estate, an entire ski area in Idaho is for sale for less than the price of a condo.


11) ‘Pain Faces’ Of Legendary British Hill Race:

Our quads burn just watching these guys power up a monster hill at full blast, faces contorted in pain.

12) Red Bull Rampage: Even Practice Day Is Crazy

One of the most extreme mountain bike contests on the planet, Red Bull Rampage puts skilled riders to the test on a course of their own creation.

13) The Man Who’s Climbed Devils Tower 2,000 Times

Frank Sanders has guided climbers up Devils Tower for many years. This film captures a wonderfully unique character in the world of climbing.

14) Freakish Strength: This Climber’s Power Is Incredible

These nine gifs of German climber Jan Hojer show physical strength beyond anything we’ve seen yet.

15) Canteen Converts To Cup For Camp Beverages, Hot Or Cold

The 16-ounce Pint has double-wall stainless steel sides for insulation and converts from a bottle to a cup. It can store coffee or beer, or anything hot or cold.


16) Great White Shark Attacks Seal In San Francisco Bay

Watch this display of raw power just feet from a ferry dock in San Francisco bay.

17) Plan Now To Travel Europe By Motorbike This Spring

Turn ‘someday’ into ‘next spring with practical advice on how to tour Europe by motorcycle.

18) 15 Facts: Slowest, Fastest Cities In The Running World

Data from the world’s 12 most active Strava cities gives a peak into residents fitness — and daily lives.

19) Cutting Edge Not Breaking Bank: Best Budget Broadheads

These are the best budget broadheads on the market that will lead to quick recovery and put meat in your freezer.

20) Utility Pants: Two-Week Test At ‘Mongol Derby’

Under Armour touts its designers ‘thought of everything’ with these pants, the Performance Utility Chino. Our contributor wore them for a two-week review in Mongolia.

21) The First Ascent Of ‘Fear Is Life’

‘Fear Is Life’ is a new route on Boulder’s Feared Second Flatiron formation. This video documents its first ascent.

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22) Segmented: Stuff Sack Organizes Your Gear

The SegSac has internal dividers to keep clothes and gear from floating around in your pack or luggage.

23) Dream State: ‘Moonriders’ Nocturnal Fat-Biking

Riding in the moonlit shadow of the Matterhorn in Switzerland, this is one of the most beautiful bike videos we’ve ever seen.

24) Milestone: 5000th Post

It’s been a wild ride, and on this occasion we’d like to step back to look at the roots of GearJunkie and say ‘thanks’ to you, the individuals of the GearJunkie community

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