GJ Week In Review: Deca Ironman, REI Gore-Tex, Hydro Bike

A recap of top stories for the week of Nov. 12–18, 2017.

1) Camille Herron Breaks 100-Mile Running World Record

In Vienna, Illinois, Camille Herron ran the Tunnel Hill 100-mile in 12 hours, 42 minutes, and 39 seconds. She shattered the women’s 100-mile record by more than an hour.

2) Fold-Up: Elan Mountaineering Skis Hinge For Easy Transport

Elan designed the foldable Ibex Tactix Ski for mountaineers. The folding design makes the skis much more maneuverable when climbers carry them on a backpack.

3) Monday Bargains: Three Steals to Start Your Week

Great outdoor gear at an amazing price. Check out the bargains from Timbuk2, SOL, and Filson.

4) Keep Kids Warm! Dressing Children for Cold Weather

Layer up the babies, toddlers, and kids with wool base layers, tiny performance outerwear, and warm boots to enjoy winter as a family.

Best Warm Winter Layers for a Happy Baby and Kids

5) APEX Awards Reveal 2017/18 Outerwear Trends

From breathable insulation to high-loft fleece, the annual APEX Awards recognize innovation in the category of apparel and outerwear, each designed with fabrics and materials from sponsor Polartec.

6) Rediscovering Iraq: Veterans Return for ‘Adventure Not War’

‘Climbing and skiing kept me out of the grave.’ Watch as three veterans rediscover Iraq through outdoor adventure.

7) Do-All Upland Game Boots: Danner Sharptail Year-Long Test

In late 2016 I was searching for a pair of do-it-all boots, fit to stand up to a variety of situations. My choice selection was the leather-bound and waterproof Danner Sharptail.

danner sharptail boots chopping wood

8) Renowned Adventure Athlete Dies Attempting 22,000-Foot Wingsuit Jump

Russian extreme sport veteran Valery Rozov died BASE jumping off Mt. Ama Dablam in Nepal. He was 52.

9) Outdoor Hazards: Tree Well Suffocation

Powder stashes, no crowds, a silent forest in winter: Tree skiing can be glorious. But with trees comes danger in the form of tree wells.

10) Ironman Times Ten! Youngest Finisher Explains ‘Deca Ironman’

To most, an Ironman Triathlon is a pinnacle of endurance racing. But to a crazy sliver of elite athletes, it’s not even close to tough enough. Meet the ‘Deca-Triathlon.’ Ten. Ironmans. In. A. Row.

11) All Hail The Rock God! Photoshop Spawns Climbing Hilarity

Photographer Ted Schiele took the climbers out of rocks with some photoshop magic. The result is hilarious.

12) Thrifty Climbing: Black Diamond Solution Harness Delivers on the Rock

Slender, lightweight, and super inexpensive: Black Diamond’s Solution harness offers a whole lot of bang for not a lot of buck.

13) REI Reintroduces Gore-Tex Line After Decade-Long Absence

Spring 2018 will see REI-brand outerwear made with Gore-Tex fabric—a move that ends a 10-year partnership with eVent Fabrics.

gore tex rei shell jackets

14) Screaming Deals: Gear Savings of the Week

Our weekly column finds the best deals from across the web to save you money on outdoors gear. Check out the deals from Primus, Mountain Hardwear, The North Face, and more.

15) Organizational Bliss: Mountain Hardwear ‘MultiPitch’ Climbing Pack

Climbing is a gear-intensive sport. The Mountain Hardwear Station 40 has built-in panels, clip points, and daisy chains to keep it all organized at the crag.

16) Watch Gord McArthur Send ‘World’s Hardest Mixed Route’

At D16, Storm Giant is the hardest mixed route in the world.

17) Bike On Water: Electric-Assist Foil Is Strange New Water Toy

New Zealand-based brand Manta5 introduces a new vessel that lets users take nice bike rides across the lake.

18) Beef Jerky Store Opens In Minneapolis, First In U.S.

Jack Link’s opened its first brick-and-mortar retail location in downtown Minneapolis. The ‘Wild Side’ store offers Sasquatch-themed merch, a $5,000 fur coat, and oh so much jerky.

Jack Links Wild Side Retail store

19) For the Outdoorsy Chef: A Camp Cooking Gift Guide

Whether checking items off your own list or filling the stocking of a camp chef, these camp cooking gift ideas are sure to please.

20) Battle Of The Beams: Headlamps vs. Flashlights

Handheld or head-mounted? Each lighting type has its advantages. Here, we distill the debate from a few angles—in the dark.

21) Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

Our weekly peek at emerging products examines the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design.

22) Dreams of Flying? You’ll Love This Video

Paraglider Jean-Baptiste Chandelier’s ‘Weightless’ is one of the best adventure edits on the web right now.

23) Earn Your Turns: Hottest Splitboards for 2017-2018

Whether on a single- or multi-day backcountry tour, accessing terrain is easier with one of this year’s best splitboards.

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