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The Story Behind That Perfect Eclipse Shot

The Story Behind That Perfect Eclipse Shot

Gear Institute Staff

In a newly released video, from Columbia and Goal Zero, Totality | Capturing the Total Solar Eclipse, Ted Hesser and Andrew Studer document the process capturing their impressive images of the total solar eclipse.

Patagonia Goes Mile-for-Mile to Preserve its Namesake

Patagonia Goes Mile-for-Mile to Preserve its Namesake

Kraig Becker

Gear company Patagonia is supporting the completion of a new national park in southern Chile by releasing a beautiful trail runnig film, and matching donations to trail building efforts dollar-for-dollar. 

Hiking Online: Websites to aid your trail adventures

Hiking Online: Websites to aid your trail adventures

Megan Michelson

The trail to your best hiking adventures should begin with a visit to these sites. 

Best Websites for Climbers of Any Caliber

Best Websites for Climbers of Any Caliber

Megan Michelson

From philosophical essays to gear reviews, these five websites offer something for every climber.

Angling Online: Top 5 Sites for Fly Fishers

Angling Online: Top 5 Sites for Fly Fishers

Megan Michelson

Before casting your line upon the water check these sites for the latest intel—and entertainment—concerning fly fishing and fly anglers.

Running on the Web: 5 Sites to Hit

Running on the Web: 5 Sites to Hit

Megan Michelson

For the latest in the outdoor world and content from across adventure sports, these five sites have you covered.

Adventure on the Web: 4 Sites Everyone Should Explore

Adventure on the Web: 4 Sites Everyone Should Explore

Megan Michelson

For the latest in the outdoor world and content from across adventure sports, these five sites have you covered.

3 Kickstarter / Indiegogo Campaigns Worth a Look

3 Kickstarter / Indiegogo Campaigns Worth a Look

Tal-ee Roberts

Three Indiegogo / Kickstarter campaigns for new outdoor products from Outdoor Tech, Dirtball, and OFFPISTE.

Five Websites That Every Skier Should Bookmark

Five Websites That Every Skier Should Bookmark

Megan Michelson

Five websites that every skier should bookmark.

Best of The Web: Can Running Marathons Really Make You Unhealthy?

Best of The Web: Can Running Marathons Really Make You Unhealthy?

Tal-ee Roberts

Recent studies and a popular, but controversial TED talk are bringing up questions about how safe endurance training is for your heart.

Best of The Web: Travel Sites and Tools

Best of The Web: Travel Sites and Tools

Gear Institute Staff

We test gear all over the world. Here are some of the tools we use to make planning and booking travel a little bit easier on ourselves and our wallets.

Best of The Web: 3 Articles You Shouldn't Miss

Best of The Web: 3 Articles You Shouldn't Miss

Tal-ee Roberts

Park City Mountain Resort will be open for the 14-15 ski season, Q&A with TNF athlete Rob Krar, and Patagonia's killer new midlayer Nano-Air.
Take Your DSLR More Places

Take Your DSLR More Places

Tal-ee Roberts

Peak Design, makers of the CaptureP.O.V. and CapturePRO camera clip systems are in the middle of a titanic Kickstarter campaign that has surpassed their fundraising goal by over a quarter million dollars.

Early Returns: Three All-Mountain Skis to Watch

Early Returns: Three All-Mountain Skis to Watch

Gear Institute Staff

The magazine ski tests are coming in. Here are a few early winners in the all-mountain category.

Hats off to Velo News's bike lab tests

Hats off to Velo News's bike lab tests

Justin Nyberg

Velo News puts four bikes to the test—in the lab—to give you an objective look at vibration data, tortional stiffness, and other factors.

Personal Locator Beacon false alarms vex rescuers

Personal Locator Beacon false alarms vex rescuers

Justin Nyberg

The Rocky Mountain Rescue Group reminds you: Don't mistake your PLB for an avy beacon.

OR Report: The Everything Jacket

OR Report: The Everything Jacket

Justin Nyberg

Outdoor Research and Polartec smash your hardshell, softshell, and favorite fleece into one alpine "go suit."

World's Lightest 4-Buckle AT Boot

World's Lightest 4-Buckle AT Boot

Justin Nyberg

The Gear Junkie has the scoop on an ultralight, four-buckle touring boot (i.e., light on the up, burly on the down) that we're already drooling over.

NYT redefines mountaineering "style"

NYT redefines mountaineering "style"

Justin Nyberg

Your next 30 seconds of entertainment -- the New York Times Fashion & Style Section's take on alpinist-chic. (We wish we had rights to show you ourselves—but our lawyers would only let us share the link!)

Rocker Revealed--Excellent Explanation of the Technology

Rocker Revealed--Excellent Explanation of the Technology

Gear Institute Staff

PSIA-AASI's 32 Degrees Magazine offers an excellent explanation of rocker ski and snowboard technology, and how it can improve your riding right now.

New Powderchasers Website Goes Live

New Powderchasers Website Goes Live

Gear Institute Staff

La Niña is back with a full blast promise of another amazing winter. And the Powderchasers.com website is revamped and ready to pinpoint where the storms have the best chance of hitting next.

The AT Binding Shot Seen Round the World

The AT Binding Shot Seen Round the World

Gear Institute Staff

When Daron Rahlves posted a picture of a new alpine touring binding that Atomic had sent him to ski, the internet erupted in response.

Real DPS Ski Footage

Real DPS Ski Footage

Gear Institute Staff

First look at DPS Spoon ski hits the Internet.

Longboard Loft NYC

Longboard Loft NYC

Gear Institute Staff

NYC's Longboard Loft sells street surfing in the greatest city in the world.

OnTheSnow.com Posts Ski Test Results

OnTheSnow.com Posts Ski Test Results

Gear Institute Staff

A new player in the ski test arena, OnTheSnow.com has posted their results online, and they're well-worth checking out.

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