week in review

Trending: Our Top Outdoor Stories This Week

Here’s a recap of popular stories this past week, June 2-8, 2019.

1) Magnetic Pocket Knife: Leatherman Expands ‘FREE’ Line

Leatherman hopes to repeat the success that its “FREE” technology brought to the iconic pliers-based multi-tool — now in pocket knives.

2) NEMO Switchback Ultralight Sleeping Pad Review: New Take on Classic Design

NEMO challenges the gold standard in ultralight sleeping pads with the Switchback Ultralight Sleeping Pad. Is the Switchback better than the Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol?

3) Spyderco Launches Super-Fast Emerson-Opening Dragonfly 2

Pull this knife from your pocket, and it’s open instantly. That’s the theory behind Emerson openers. Now, Spyderco is putting this wicked-fast opener into a popular EDC knife: the Dragonfly 2.

4) Black Diamond Enters ‘Performance Footwear’ With Approach, Lifestyle Shoes

Four new shoes mark Black Diamond’s entry into everyday footwear for both technical and casual pursuits.

5) Best Father’s Day Gifts for Outdoorsy Men

Father’s Day is June 16; whether the outdoorsman in your life loves camping, hiking, fishing, or grilling, these gift ideas are all winners.


In case you missed it, we discussed Black Diamond’s new cams on this week’s GearJunkie Weekly Roundup: