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UCO Introduces Something Unique in Headlamps

UCO Introduces Something Unique in Headlamps

Aaron Bible

Very different from competitors Petzl and Black Diamond, UCO is working hard to prove itself a leader in outdoor lighting, and its newly revamped line of LED headlamps with three new styles offer unique features, comfort and competitive pricing.

Black Diamond Enters Rock Climbing Shoe Market

Black Diamond Enters Rock Climbing Shoe Market

Seiji Ishii

Black Diamond will wade into the increasingly competitive climbing shoe market beginning October 1. 

How to Pick the Right Fly Fishing Leader

How to Pick the Right Fly Fishing Leader

Dan Nelson

We get advice from a seasoned pro on exactly which fly fishing leader you should be using. 

First Look: Timbuk2’s New 2017 Commute-Ready Transit Collection

First Look: Timbuk2’s New 2017 Commute-Ready Transit Collection

Marie Malinowski

Three new bags from Timbuk2 offer a range of features and a high level of versatility to make your commute a better one. 

The Wetsleeve Offers Unique Approach to Staying Hydrated

The Wetsleeve Offers Unique Approach to Staying Hydrated

Kraig Becker

Launched on Kickstarter, the Wetsleeve is a hydration bladder that you wear around your forearm. 

Improve Your iPhone Photos with these Simple Add-On Filters

Improve Your iPhone Photos with these Simple Add-On Filters

Kraig Becker

This set of simple add-on lens filters can have a dramatic effect on the quality of your smartphone images without having to purchase a new device. 

The Top Trail Shoes of the GoPro Mountain Games

The Top Trail Shoes of the GoPro Mountain Games

Kim Fuller

We chat up some of the top runners at this year's Mountain Games to find out what footwear they're rocking on the trail this summer. 

Gravel Bike Trend Crescendos with 11th Running of the Dirty Kanza

Gravel Bike Trend Crescendos with 11th Running of the Dirty Kanza

Aaron Bible

Gear Institute sits down with DK200 4th place women’s finisher Heidi Rentz to find out just how big the gravel bike trend really is.

Field Tested: Petzl's Scary Lightweight Updated Sirocco Helmet

Field Tested: Petzl's Scary Lightweight Updated Sirocco Helmet

Seiji Ishii

One of the lightest and most popular climbing helmets gets an update for 2017, bringing some much appreciated improvements to an already good product. 

Taking the Hobie Kayak Fleet for a Test Run

Taking the Hobie Kayak Fleet for a Test Run

Kraig Becker

We take a spin in several Hobie Kayak models to see how they handle out on the water, and come away quite impressed with their speed, tracking, and maneuverability. 

Finding the Perfect Multitool for Anglers

Finding the Perfect Multitool for Anglers

Dan Nelson

What's the best multitool for use while fishing? We share our picks for the most versatile, lightweight, and compact options currently available. 

Video: What Exactly Are 'Public Lands'?

Video: What Exactly Are 'Public Lands'?

Kraig Becker

A new video from Outside magazine helps us to make sense about what exactly public lands are and why we should care about them. 

First Look: Miir 25L Commuter Cyling Pack

First Look: Miir 25L Commuter Cyling Pack

Marie Malinowski

Miir gives cyclists a solid commuter pack that just so happens to support a great cause. 

Last Minute Father's Day Gift Ideas for the Outdoor Dad

Last Minute Father's Day Gift Ideas for the Outdoor Dad

Kraig Becker

Looking for the perfect gift for your outdoor dad? We have some suggestions that can take the stress out of shopping this Father's Day. 

First Look: Outdoor Research Ascendant Hoody

First Look: Outdoor Research Ascendant Hoody

Seiji Ishii

Does the latest insulation from Polartec make the OR Ascendant Hoodie the most breathable jacket ever? One of our experts puts it through its paces to find out. 

The American Alpine Club Launches Largest Fundraiser of the Year

The American Alpine Club Launches Largest Fundraiser of the Year

Seiji Ishii

Join or renew now and receive a "United We Climb" t-shirt and a chance to win an all-expenses paid climbing trip to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Best Skinny Climbing Ropes (8.9-9.3)

Best Skinny Climbing Ropes (8.9-9.3)

Mike Schneiter

The Gear Institute’s climbing expert conducted a thorough test of the top skinny climbing ropes of 2017. Here are the products that competed for our coveted Best in Class award.

Video: Alex Honnold Climbing El Cap without Ropes

Video: Alex Honnold Climbing El Cap without Ropes

Kraig Becker

National Geographic releases the first video footage of Alex Honnold's historic climb, and it is just as scary as you imagined. 

Finding the Perfect Fly Fishing Box

Finding the Perfect Fly Fishing Box

Dan Nelson

Looking for a good fly fishing box to keep all of your flies and droppers organized? We have some suggestions for the best options for use in a variety of situations. 

Ticks Infected with Powassan Virus Are Rare But Pose a Real Threat

Ticks Infected with Powassan Virus Are Rare But Pose a Real Threat

Lawrence DiVizio

If you're heading outside this spring and summer, you'll want to be aware of this new virus that is causing concerns for hikers and campers. 

Best 2 Person Backpacking Tents of 2017

Best 2 Person Backpacking Tents of 2017

Ryan Stuart

The Gear Institute’s backpacking expert conducted a thorough test of the top 2 person backpacking tents of 2017. Here are the products that competed for our coveted Best in Class award.

The Climbing World’s Reactions to Alex Honnold’s Free Solo of El Capitan

The Climbing World’s Reactions to Alex Honnold’s Free Solo of El Capitan

Seiji Ishii

Honnold receives unanimous respect and amazement from the climbing community. 

Alex Honnold Free Solos El Capitan

Alex Honnold Free Solos El Capitan

Seiji Ishi

Honnold becomes the first person to free solo—to climb without ropes—Yosemite’s El Capitan via the 3,300 vertical foot Freerider route.
2017 Was a Banner Year on Mt. Everest

2017 Was a Banner Year on Mt. Everest

Kraig Becker

From speed records to illegal climbs, 2017 was a climbing season for the record books on Everest.  

First Look: Zenbivy Bed Sleep System

First Look: Zenbivy Bed Sleep System

Kraig Becker

Just launched on Kickstarter, the Zenbivy Bed is a hybrid sleeping bag/quilt that promises a more natural and restful night sleep in the backcountry. 

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