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    This Week in Gear: What You Missed (April 24, 2015)

    By: Yitka Winn

    Every week, we bring you five gear-related stories, from all over, that you won’t want to miss. This week's stories include a massive bike recall by Trek, the best gear for national parks, and a smartwatch that isn't made by Apple. 

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    Q&A: Climber Ines Papert Shoots for the Moon

    By: Kelly Bastone

    Climber Ines Papert talk to Gear Institute about blancing motherhood and adventure, being a role model to other women, and her dream project. 

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    This Camping Chair Stores Itself in its Own Legs

    By: Kraig Becker

    Therm-a-Rest's innovative new camp chair has the ability to fold up, and store away in its own legs, making it a highly compact and portable option for those looking for outdoor seating. 

  • Snow Peak's New Camp Stoves Are A Stroke of Genius

    Snow Peak's New Camp Stoves Are A Stroke of Genius

    By: Kraig Becker

    Snow Peak introducdes two new innovative camp stoves – the BiPod and the Geoshield – that are designed to appeal to minimalist backpackers and mountaineers.

  • Pack Like A Pro: Runner Magdalena Lewy Boulet

    Pack Like A Pro: Runner Magdalena Lewy Boulet

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    Former Olympic marathoner turned trail runner Magdalena Lewy Boulet shares her favorite gear, what motivates her to run, and the items she never leaves home without. 

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    Can Milkweed Replace Down in Our Outdoor Gear?

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    For years, down has been the lightest and warmest insulation available for use in outdoor gear. But what if there was an alternative that performed just as well, but was far less expensive, and retained its insulating propertities even when wet?

Fresh Tests

  • Rab Muztag

    84

    2014

    Waterproof Jackets (Storm Shell) > Climbing

    Rab Muztag

    The Rab Muztag is a simple mountain inspired shell with breathability worthy of aerobic pursuits.

  • Mountain Hardwear Quasar Lite

    82

    2014

    Waterproof Jackets (Storm Shell) > Climbing

    Mountain Hardwear Quasar Lite

    The Mountain Hardware Quasar Lite provides excellent value for a shell that can hack everything from backp...

  • Millet Silver Triaxiale

    87

    2014

    Ropes > Climbing

    Millet Silver Triaxiale

    The Millet Silver Triaxiale is a high-performing 9.8mm rope that is great for sport climbers who want a du...

  • Lowa Hudson GTX Mid

    85

    2014

    Hiking & Camping > Lightweight Hiking Boots

    Lowa Hudson GTX Mid

    The Hudson GTX Mid is a lightweight, waterproof, mid-height, hand-crafted, full leather backpacking boot d...

  • Jetboil MiniMo

    81

    2014

    Hiking & Camping > Rapid Boil Stoves

    Jetboil MiniMo

    Thanks to the new regulator technology, the Jetboil MiniMo stands as the brands best all-around cook syste...

  • Troy Lee Designs A1 Drone Helmet

    94

    2014

    Bike Helmets > Cycling

    Troy Lee Designs A1 Drone Helmet

    The A1’s great achievement is that it turns full-coverage head protection into something that’s light ...