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Leatherman Real Life Stories From the Field: Editor Justin Nyberg

Leatherman Real Life Stories From the Field: Editor Justin Nyberg

Justin Nyberg

Our Executive Editor talks about one piece of gear he takes everywhere, and why it's essential.
Leatherman Real Life Stories From the Field: Climbing Tester Mike Schneiter

Leatherman Real Life Stories From the Field: Climbing Tester Mike Schneiter

Mike Schneiter

Our top testers talk about one piece of gear they take everywhere, and why it's essential to what they do.
Leatherman Real Life Stories From the Field: Camping Stove Tester Craig Rowe

Leatherman Real Life Stories From the Field: Camping Stove Tester Craig Rowe

Craig Rowe

Our top testers talk about one piece of gear they take everywhere, and why it's essential to what they do.
Leatherman Real Life Stories from the Field: Knife & Multitool Tester Nick LeFort

Leatherman Real Life Stories from the Field: Knife & Multitool Tester Nick LeFort

Nick LeFort

Our top testers talk about one piece of gear they take everywhere, and why it's essential to what they do.
Polygiene: Your Next Adventure Doesn't Have to Stink

Polygiene: Your Next Adventure Doesn't Have to Stink

Tal-ee Roberts

Sweat doesn't smell, it's bacteria and fungi. Put a stop to smelly gear with Polygiene's silver chloride treatment that is becoming more and more popular in new outdoor products.

Want to be a running shoe tester? This is your chance.

Want to be a running shoe tester? This is your chance.

Justin Nyberg

If you're an experienced runner, we need your help. Here's how to join our running shoe test crew.

The Toughest Trail Running Shoes of 2015

The Toughest Trail Running Shoes of 2015

Justin Nyberg

We rate the most and lest durable trail running shoes for spring 2015.

The Toughest Road Running Shoes of 2015

The Toughest Road Running Shoes of 2015

Justin Nyberg

How long can your running shoes go before they break down? As our latest round of lab testing shows, that depends entirely on which shoe it is.

Dupre Solo-Summits Denali During Toughest Month

Dupre Solo-Summits Denali During Toughest Month

Gear Institute Staff

After three previous attempts, Lonnie Dupre successfully solo-summited Denali on Jan. 11, 2015. This climb marks the first solo summit of the 20,320-foot peak in January.

Park City & Canyons Merger to Create Largest Ski Resort in America

Park City & Canyons Merger to Create Largest Ski Resort in America

Gear Institute Staff

Proposed merger would create mega resort with 7,300 skiable acres.

First Looks at New Gore-Tex C-Knit Backer Technology

First Looks at New Gore-Tex C-Knit Backer Technology

Aaron Bible

Being touted as a true innovation for hikers, trekkers and free riders, C-Knit backer technology provides a softer, silkier feel as the third-layer of three-layer Gore-Tex laminates.

Meet the Lab Behind our Running Shoe Tests

Meet the Lab Behind our Running Shoe Tests

Justin Nyberg

Gear Institute partners with Heeluxe Laboratories to produce the most realistic, data-driven shoe testing available to runners.

First Annual Gear Forum at The Hotel Telluride

First Annual Gear Forum at The Hotel Telluride

Tal-ee Roberts

Last weekend consumers were invited to an interactive Gear Forum in Telluride, CO to learn about the latest developments concerning gear needed for their all their adventures.

AvaTech SP1 Avalanche Forecasting Tool

AvaTech SP1 Avalanche Forecasting Tool

Brett Prettyman

The AvaTech SP1 tool is capable of reading the structure of snowpack and slope while pinpointing the location. The info is then sent a universal platform where the location and data are recorded and shared.

The Ogden Experience: Salewa Unveils Latest in Utah's mountains

The Ogden Experience: Salewa Unveils Latest in Utah's mountains

Erica Jessop

A first look at Salewa's new gear, as well as the natural wonders of Ogden, Utah.

How We Rate Running Shoes

Justin Nyberg

Get to know how what our running shoe ratings mean

Meet Dan Nelson, our new Deputy Editor

Meet Dan Nelson, our new Deputy Editor

Justin Nyberg

We've tapped a veteran outdoor journalist to help us keep up with our growth. Meet our new number two.

Larsen and Waters Complete Their “Last North” Expedition In Only 53 Days

Larsen and Waters Complete Their “Last North” Expedition In Only 53 Days

Tal-ee Roberts

It was a grueling and emotional journey from Ellesmere Island to the geographic North Pole for American explorers Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters.

Want to be a running shoe tester? Here’s your chance.

Want to be a running shoe tester? Here’s your chance.

Gear Institute Staff

Gear Institute is on the hunt for America's best running shoe testers

Q&A: Polar Explorer Eric Larsen on His Gear and the 'Last North' Expedition

Q&A: Polar Explorer Eric Larsen on His Gear and the 'Last North' Expedition

Gear Institute Staff

Gear Institute editors were able to pose a few questions to Eric Larsen while he and Ryan Waters waited on Ellesmere Island - before the two set out for the North Pole.

Best New Gear Awards: Outdoor Retailer Winter 2014

Best New Gear Awards: Outdoor Retailer Winter 2014

Gear Institute Staff

Our picks for the most innovative, eye-grabbing products being unveiled for Fall and Winter 2014.

Superman’s Cape? Columbia Unveils International Olympic Uniforms

Superman’s Cape? Columbia Unveils International Olympic Uniforms

Gear Institute Staff

World's top freestyle skiers model the new superhero uniforms they hope will fly them to gold at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
Adventure Biking in Eastern Idaho

Adventure Biking in Eastern Idaho

Aaron Bible

Riding the "adventure touring" trend on in lesser-known Teton country

Gear Ticker: Yukon 70 Cold Locker

Gear Ticker: Yukon 70 Cold Locker

Gear Institute Staff

The Yukon Cold Locker is a beast of a cooler that is perfect for hunters and fishermen. But how much beer can it hold?

Gear School: How We Test Sleeping Bags

Gear School: How We Test Sleeping Bags

Dan Nelson

Behind the scenes with Dan Nelson and our sleeping bag test team.

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