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Five Great Folding Blade Knives for Under a Hundred Bucks

Five Great Folding Blade Knives for Under a Hundred Bucks

Nick LeFort

Looking for a high-quality folding knife that doesn't cost a fortune? We've got 5 awesome blades that you'll love. 

Backcountry Skiing in Crested Butte: The Cat's Pajamas

Backcountry Skiing in Crested Butte: The Cat's Pajamas

Cameron Martindell

Crested Butte has gotten so much snow this winter, it’s literally crushing buildings. So, why go to the tracked out ski area when you can get fresh tracks every run on a private ski cat tour?

Best All Mountain Snowboards of 2017

Best All Mountain Snowboards of 2017

Stephen Krcmar

The Gear Institute’s snowboarding expert conducted a thorough test of the top all mountain snowboards of 2017. Here are the products that competed for our coveted Best in Class award. Check out which one scored the highest Gear Institute rating in the test. 

Rossignol Creates World's First 'Connected Ski'

Rossignol Creates World's First 'Connected Ski'

Kraig Becker

The ski manufacturer has partnered with a technology start-up to create a smart ski to track your movements on the slopes. 

Silky Saws: Professional Arborist Tools for the Outdoor Enthusiast

Silky Saws: Professional Arborist Tools for the Outdoor Enthusiast

Nick LeFort

We take a look at some of the best tools from Silky Saws designed specifically with the outdoor enthusiast in mind. 

Yeti Opens Flagship Store in Austin, Texas

Yeti Opens Flagship Store in Austin, Texas

Kraig Becker

Designed to be a combination retail environment, museum, and hang-out spot, the first ever Yeti Coolers store is as unique and impressive as you would expect. 

Best Insulated Ski Jackets of 2017

Best Insulated Ski Jackets of 2017

Frederick Reimers

The Gear Institute’s skiing expert conducted a thorough test of the top insulated ski jackets of 2017. Here are the products that competed for our coveted Best in Class award. Check out which one scored the highest Gear Institute rating in the test. 

Historic Collaboration: The Opinel No.8 L.L. Bean Moosehead Knife

Historic Collaboration: The Opinel No.8 L.L. Bean Moosehead Knife

Nick LeFort

Two venerable companies come together to make an amazing knife from materials that are as old and durable as they are. 

First Impressions: Olicamp Ultra Titanium Xcelerator + XTS Combo

First Impressions: Olicamp Ultra Titanium Xcelerator + XTS Combo

Craig Rowe

Lightweight and versatile, this stove and pot combo looks like a promising option for backpackers and thru-hikers. 

Birding Goes High Tech with Song Based App

Birding Goes High Tech with Song Based App

Aaron Bible

Song Sleuth is an app that turns your phone into a bird song identifier, with illustrations by world famous birder David Sibley.

First Impressions: Kovea Alpine Pot Wide Up

First Impressions: Kovea Alpine Pot Wide Up

Craig Rowe

Gear Institute's stove expert takes an early look at an intriguing new option coming our way from Kovea.

Best Folding Knives of 2017

Best Folding Knives of 2017

Nick LeFort

The Gear Institute’s knife expert conducted a thorough test of the top folding knives of 2017. Here are the products that competed for our coveted Best in Class award. Check out which one scored the highest Gear Institute rating in the test. 

After Meeting with Utah Governor, Outdoor Industry Ready to Move On

After Meeting with Utah Governor, Outdoor Industry Ready to Move On

Kraig Becker

Leaders of the outdoor industry and Utah Governor Gary Herbert fail to see eye to eye on protection of public lands, prompting the OIA to continue search for new home for Outdoor Retailer. 

5 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Trail-Running Shoes

5 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Trail-Running Shoes

Yitka Winn

Wondering when it is time to go shopping for a new pair of trail running shoes? We have five sure-fire signs your footwear is in dire need of replacement. 

Have Guitar – Will Travel: We Look at the Best Travel Guitars on the Market

Have Guitar – Will Travel: We Look at the Best Travel Guitars on the Market

Nick LeFort

Want to make sweet music while out on the trail or a globe-spanning journey? We have recommendations for the best guitars to take with you anywhere.  

Best Ski Boot Bags of 2017

Best Ski Boot Bags of 2017

Christopher Cogley

The Gear Institute’s skiing expert conducted a thorough test of the top ski boot bags of 2017. Here are the products that competed for our coveted Best in Class award. Check out which one scored the highest Gear Institute rating in the test. 

Walmart Buys Moosejaw for $51 Million

Walmart Buys Moosejaw for $51 Million

Kraig Becker

Walmart has bolstered its online presence in its war against Amazon with the acquisition of online gear retailer Moosejaw.com. 

First Impressions: MSR TrailShot Microfilter

First Impressions: MSR TrailShot Microfilter

Seiji Ishii

incredibly small and lightweight, the MSR Trailshot Microfilter offers clean drinking water in the backcountry for trail runners, mountain bikers, and ultralight hikers. 

Polartec PolarFleece Is Making a Comeback

Polartec PolarFleece Is Making a Comeback

Aaron Bible

Your PolarFleece pullover from the '80s is not only back in fashion, it's back on the market, direct from Polartec.

Outdoor Industry Leaders to Meet with Utah Governor

Outdoor Industry Leaders to Meet with Utah Governor

Kraig Becker

As leaders in the outdoor industry prepare to meet with the governor of Utah, more brands throw their support behind the Outdoor Retailer show. 

Best Comfort Road Running Shoes of 2017

Best Comfort Road Running Shoes of 2017

Cory Smith

The Gear Institute’s running expert conducted a thorough test of the top comfort road running shoes of 2017. Here are the products that competed for our coveted Best in Class award. Check out which one scored the highest Gear Institute rating in the test. 

5 Ways to Screw Up Your Climbing Helmet

5 Ways to Screw Up Your Climbing Helmet

Mike Schneiter

Think your climbing helmet is indestructible? Think again! Here are five ways you can totally screw yours up, potentially compromising your safety as a result. 

More Brands Flee Outdoor Retailer While Industry Leaders Encourage Unity

More Brands Flee Outdoor Retailer While Industry Leaders Encourage Unity

Kraig Becker

As more and more companies withdraw from Outdoor Retailer others call for unity and cooperation for the overall health of the industry. 

Revolt Grows as Arc'Teryx, Others Withdraw From Outdoor Retailer

Revolt Grows as Arc'Teryx, Others Withdraw From Outdoor Retailer

Kraig Becker

More brands join the fight against the governor of Utah by announcing that they are withdrawing from the semi-annual gear convention held in Salt Lake City. 

Under Armour CEO Calls Trump 'a real asset for the country'

Under Armour CEO Calls Trump 'a real asset for the country'

Kraig Becker

Not everyone is critical of Donald Trump as Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank sings the praises of the new President in an interview.

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