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First Look: POC Octal X Helmet Review

First Look: POC Octal X Helmet Review

Robert Annis

Light, incredibly airy and offering plenty of protection, the Octal X should be on the short list for any rider needing one helmet for multiple cycling disciplines.

Best Freshwater Fishing Rods of 2017

Best Freshwater Fishing Rods of 2017

Dan Nelson

The Gear Institute's fishing expert conducted a thorough test of the top freshwater fishing rods of 2017. Here are the products that competed for our coveted Best in Class award.

New App Calculates Race-Day Fueling & Hydration

New App Calculates Race-Day Fueling & Hydration

Cory Smith

Web-based Fuel The Core provides evidence-based nutrition for running, cycling and triathlons.

First Look: RoofNest Sparrow

First Look: RoofNest Sparrow

Matt Hart

Check out a rooftop tent for a removable and cheaper taste of #vanlife.


Racing Flats: The Best Shoes To Run Fast In

Racing Flats: The Best Shoes To Run Fast In

Cory Smith

All flats are not the same. We check out and evaluate seven different pairs of flats for anyone keen to go faster.

Bike Gear We’re Stoked About This Week

Bike Gear We’re Stoked About This Week

Robert Annis

Here’s the latest and greatest cycling gear for the week: a sweet 2018 fatbike from Salsa, ull-suspension carbon trail bike from Heller, Julbo’s Aero frames, SRAM’s newest Roam 60 29er wheelset, relaunched elliptical chain rings from Wolf Tooth, and more.

Interview with Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz

Interview with Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz

Matt Hart

The Gear Institute's skiing expert catches up with Vail Resorts' CEO Rob Katz.

River Lights: Headlamps Suitable for Anglers

River Lights: Headlamps Suitable for Anglers

Dan Nelson

Sometimes when the fishing is so good, it's easy to lose track of time and get caught out after dark. These headlamps will help you find your way home. 

First American Woman Summits K2

First American Woman Summits K2

Seiji Ishii

Vanessa O’Brien adds one of the world’s deadliest mountains to her list of feats.

Best Mountain Biking Windbreakers of 2017

Best Mountain Biking Windbreakers of 2017

Boad Swanson

The Gear Institute's mountain biking expert conducted a thorough test of the top windbreakers of 2017. Here are the products that competed for our coveted Best in Class award. 

Best Road Cycling Helmets of 2017

Best Road Cycling Helmets of 2017

Marie Malinowski

Gear Institute's cycling expert conducted a thorough test of the top cycling helmets for 2017. Here are the products that competed for our coveted Best in Class award. 

First Look: Kuiu Taku Gear Bags

First Look: Kuiu Taku Gear Bags

Seiji Ishii

Braving the perils of designing by committee, this ultralight hunting brand crowdsourced their design and made a very tough cargo bag set.

First Look: Suunto Spartan Trainer Wrist HR Watch

First Look: Suunto Spartan Trainer Wrist HR Watch

Kim Fuller

The Gear Insitute's running expert shares the goods on Suunto's new Spartan Trainer watch.

Prepping for the 400 km Ultra Gobi

Prepping for the 400 km Ultra Gobi

Cory Smith

Ultra runner Michael Wardian talks training, gear & preparing for the longest race of his life.

Evolv Makes Climbing Affordable for Adaptive Climbers

Evolv Makes Climbing Affordable for Adaptive Climbers

Seiji Ishii

Development of Evolv’s Adaptive Foot and Eldo-Z Shoe was spurred on by frustration from the high cost of entry for aspiring adaptive climbers.

Leaving Las Vegas: Interbike Will Call Reno Home in 2018

Leaving Las Vegas: Interbike Will Call Reno Home in 2018

Robert Annis

Trade shows are on the move. Hot on the heels of the Outdoor Retailer show move, parent company Emerald Expositions also moves the Interbike show.

Functional Personal Floatation Options for Anglers

Functional Personal Floatation Options for Anglers

Dan Nelson

Striking a balance between functionality and convenience, these PFDs meet the needs of anglers without having to make compromises. 

Total Solar Eclipse Survival Kit

Total Solar Eclipse Survival Kit

Kraig Becker

On August 21, much of North America will experience a total solar eclipse. Here is all of the gear you need to take advantage of this rare celestial show.

New see-through ultralight hammocks pack crazy small

New see-through ultralight hammocks pack crazy small

Aaron Bible

Sea to Summit has an ultralight hammock with breathable fabric that packs down to the size of an orange.

All the New Cycling Gear You’ll Need This Week

All the New Cycling Gear You’ll Need This Week

Robert Annis

Strava adds new benefits, Giant’s enduro bike Reign(s), Pearl Izumi’s new bibs ideal for summer riding, and more. 

Angling Apparel is Essential Gear

Angling Apparel is Essential Gear

Dan Nelson

Just like other outdoor sports, the apparel we wear while fishing plays a vital role in our comfort and enjoyment. Here are the best shirts for anglers to have in their closets. 

The Italian Gamble: Silca’s American Rebirth

The Italian Gamble: Silca’s American Rebirth

Robert Annis

Silca moves from Italy to Indianapolis to the ire of some while winning the harts of more.

Which Stick Clip is Best for Climbing?

Which Stick Clip is Best for Climbing?

Seiji Ishii

Three different stick clips come with pros and cons, but they all work and help ensure safety at the sport crags.

Superfeet Scans Your Foot For Custom Insoles

Superfeet Scans Your Foot For Custom Insoles

Cory Smith

3D printed custom insoles are coming to your local running store.

New Fly Fishing Rods Feature Modern Designs from Classic Brands

New Fly Fishing Rods Feature Modern Designs from Classic Brands

Dan Nelson

We take a look at some excellent new fly fishing rods from a pair of classic brands who have been making exceptional gear for a very long time. 

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