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The Best Standup Paddleboard Gear for Women

The Best Standup Paddleboard Gear for Women

Morgan Tilton

Gear Institute contributor Morgan Tilton made the first SUP descent of Utah’s Escalante River, 100 miles of the most remote waterway in the lower 48, to test the latest paddling gear that will withstand the rigors of a true desert SUP expedition. 

SOG Rethinks the Multitool for the 21st Century

SOG Rethinks the Multitool for the 21st Century

Nick LeFort

The new Baton Series from SOG features a fresh design that brings the venerable multitool kicking and screaming into the modern age. 

Udee is a Travel Pack With Every Feature Imaginable

Udee is a Travel Pack With Every Feature Imaginable

Kraig Becker

Looking for the ultimate travel backpack? A new travel bag that recently launched on Kickstarter was built specifically with the modern traveler in the mind. 

Volkswagen Reveals a Microbus for the Digital Age

Volkswagen Reveals a Microbus for the Digital Age

Nick LeFort

The new Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Microbus Concept could herald the return of a classic, but is it too modern for its own good?

Exclusive First Look: Soto's StormBreaker Stove

Exclusive First Look: Soto's StormBreaker Stove

Craig Rowe

The new StormBreaker stove from Soto is a much-anticipated follow-up to the company's popular WindMaster. 

The 5 Best Products From Outdoor Retailer (As Seen From Afar!)

The 5 Best Products From Outdoor Retailer (As Seen From Afar!)

Nick LeFort

One of our regular contributors shares his favorite new gear announced at Outdoor Retailer, as seen from 2400 miles away. 

The Best New Gear Awards - Winter 2017

The Best New Gear Awards - Winter 2017

Gear InstituteI Staff

Our picks for the most innovative and noteworthy gear being unveiled this week at the Outdoor Retailer convention. 

ESEE Knives Wants You to Add an Outdoor Cleaver to Your Knife Collection

ESEE Knives Wants You to Add an Outdoor Cleaver to Your Knife Collection

NIck LeFort

Renowned knife macker ESEE is introducing a new outdoor cleave, and it just might be the all-around multitool that you've been waiting for. 

The Sportsman's Dream Boot: Danner Sharptail Reviewed

The Sportsman's Dream Boot: Danner Sharptail Reviewed

Morgan Mason

Our tester paid a visit to the Danner factory and pulled a pair of boots off the shelf to prove that these sporting classics seemingly cannot be outdone. 

Casio Updates Outdoor Smartwatch with Onboard GPS

Casio Updates Outdoor Smartwatch with Onboard GPS

Kraig Becker

Casio's next-generation smartwatch sees significant upgrades by adding built-in GPS and the Android Wear 2.0 operating system. 

Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Product Preview (Part Three)

Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Product Preview (Part Three)

Gear Institute Staff

Take a spin through the latest, possibly the most innovative, gear that will hit the market this Fall, in Part Three of our Outdoor Retailer preview.

Goal Zero Unveils New Lithium Battery Packs, Solar Panels, and a Gas Powered Generator

Goal Zero Unveils New Lithium Battery Packs, Solar Panels, and a Gas Powered Generator

Kraig Becker

Ahead of next week's Outdoor Retailer Convention, Goal Zero has taken the wraps off a slew of new products. 

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.
The Spyderco Para 3: Getting Everything Just About Perfect

The Spyderco Para 3: Getting Everything Just About Perfect

Nick LeFort

Our resident knife editor takes a look at a new spin on an old classic, and comes away very impressed. 

These Rooftop Tents are Spacious, Comfortable and Solar Ready

These Rooftop Tents are Spacious, Comfortable and Solar Ready

Kraig Becker

Ever new tent in the Gen3 line-up from Treeline Outdoors is solar ready, making it easier than ever to charge your gadets and get a good night's sleep on the road. 

Trailfoody is a Service That Will Send You Hiking Snacks Each Month

Trailfoody is a Service That Will Send You Hiking Snacks Each Month

Kraig Becker

The latest monthly subscription box aimed at outdoor enthusiasts aims to keep you well supplied with food for the trail. 

Outdoor Retailer New Product Preview (Part Two)

Outdoor Retailer New Product Preview (Part Two)

Gear Institute Staff

Here it is, Part Two of the Gear Institute's exclusive look-ahead at all the new gear for 2017 in anticipation of January's Outdoor Retailer tradeshow.

Gear Review: Dynafit Cho Oyu Down Jacket

Gear Review: Dynafit Cho Oyu Down Jacket

Kraig Becker

Need an insulating layer to keep you warm during your winter adventures? Dynafit has you covered with this warm, comfortable, and durable down jacket. 

Liftopia Shares Its Best in Snow Awards for 2016-2017

Liftopia Shares Its Best in Snow Awards for 2016-2017

Kraig Becker

Liftopia has announced its favorite ski resorts in North America as the online lift ticket broker shares its first ever 'Best in Snow' Awards.

The Buffalo Tent Offers Shelter in All Kinds of Weather

The Buffalo Tent Offers Shelter in All Kinds of Weather

Kraig Becker

Built to survive the desert at Burning Man, this tent from Alien Buffalo may be your new favorite shelter. 

Bluetooth Travel Lock Keeps Valuables Safe and is TSA Approved

Bluetooth Travel Lock Keeps Valuables Safe and is TSA Approved

Kraig Becker

This high-tech, TSA-approved travel lock is opened using your smartphone and has location tracking to help you find it when your bags get lost. 

This Lightweight Solar Panel is an All-In-One Solution for Mobile Charging

This Lightweight Solar Panel is an All-In-One Solution for Mobile Charging

Kraig Becker

With a built-in battery pack and efficient solar panels, the Kogalla Solar Storage Bank is a good option for charging mobile devices on the go. 

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.
GoPure Pods Make Water Purification Simple

GoPure Pods Make Water Purification Simple

Kraig Becker

Hikers, backpackers, and travelers have a new option for filtering water while on the go, and it couldn't be easier or more effective. 

The Malvaux Model Number 1 Swiss Army Knife Refines a Classic Design

The Malvaux Model Number 1 Swiss Army Knife Refines a Classic Design

Nick LeFort

With the release of the limited edition Model Number 1 Swiss Army Knife, Malveux brings real innovation to a classic design. But don't hold your breath waiting to get your hands on one. 

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