A recap of some top stories on GearJunkie, week of July 24-31, 2015.
1) Future Gear: First Look At 2016 Outdoor Equipment: Look for this gear (and thousands additional debuts) at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market trade show, beginning next week.
2) Burning Man Inspired: Heat-Reflecting ‘Pod’ Tent: Shift Pods are tents made with a thick, insulating and reflective material to regulate temperature inside.
3) Year Of The Package: Men’s Underwear Redefined: Men’s underwear got an upgrade in 2015, so we tested and reviewed four pairs of “the most comfortable underwear out there.”
4) Bike-Packing Kit: Full Camp System From Nemo Equipment: A line of camping equipment by NEMO specifically for bike-packing might be the first of its kind.
5) Bears: Tips From A Controversial Expert: A man who has spent 48 years studying bears shares his wisdom about how to act in bear country.
6) Ultralight Climber’s Knives Inspired By Hans Florine: The elite speed climber helped design super light knives with functions useful in the vertical plane.
7) Dyneema Sock Shoe: Dyneema fiber is 15 times stronger than steel, and it’s the foundation of these crazy new ‘shoes.’
8) Bike Helmet With Brake Lights: Brake lights and turn signals on this bike helmet help you communicate with cars and be seen at night.
9) ‘Field Candy’ Launches Tents For US Market: Dozens of stunning designs make Field Candy one of the most stand-out tent brands we’ve seen, and now they are coming to America.
10) Off-Grid: Nokero ‘Self-Perpetuating’ Solar Light: The W100 Solar Work Light is among the stranger products we have tested this year.
11) Spyderco ‘Zulu’ Knife A Radical Design: Don’t let its looks fool you. The Spyderco Zulu may seem weird, but it’s one heck of a functional tool.
12) Biker Lifts, Moves Car Parked In Bike Lane: Don’t park in this guy’s bike lane, or he’ll move your car the old fashioned way.
13) CamelBak Acquired By Vista Outdoor: The acquisition will expand one of the outdoor industry’s largest players.
14) 10 Small Food Brands ‘Fueling’ Outdoor Play: Eat well in the outdoors while supporting small businesses that make great camping and hiking foods.
15) Lowepro Photo Sport 200 AW Review: Want to bring a camera mountain biking, hiking or snowboarding? The Lowepro Photo Sport 200 AW is a solid choice for an outdoors camera pack.