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 Yeti Takes on Waterproof Duffels and... Buckets?

Yeti Takes on Waterproof Duffels and... Buckets?

Kraig Becker

The premium cooler company expands its line-up with a robust waterproof duffel bag and an overengineered bucket, just like its ever-growing fanbase loves.

Mountain Guides Design Their Own Apparel

Mountain Guides Design Their Own Apparel

Seiji Ishii

MtnLogic is a team of guides taking charge to design the alpine workwear that works for them. 

Cutting the Glare: Polarized Lenses Bring Fish into Focus

Cutting the Glare: Polarized Lenses Bring Fish into Focus

Dan Nelson

Looking for a new pair of sunglasses for use while fishing? Our testers share their current favorites for summer 2017. 

The hottest technical fabric of the year is … denim?

The hottest technical fabric of the year is … denim?

Kraig Becker

Blue jeans designed and built for the outdoors are one of the hottest trends in the industry at the moment.

Best Lightweight Storm Shells of 2017

Best Lightweight Storm Shells of 2017

Ryan Stuart

The Gear Institute’s hiking expert conducted a thorough test of the top lightweight storm shells of 2017. Here are the products that competed for our coveted Best in Class award.

Pack Like A Pro: On The Water With SUP Athlete Natali Zollinger

Pack Like A Pro: On The Water With SUP Athlete Natali Zollinger

Kim Fuller

We sit down with professional stand-up paddle boarder Natali Zollinger to talk water gear, packing for a long trip, and the hot technology she is excited about using. 

UCO's Surprising Twist on Headlamps

UCO's Surprising Twist on 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.

Yes, These Really Are Black Diamond Rock Climbing Shoes

Yes, These Really Are Black Diamond Rock Climbing Shoes

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. 

Hydration On Your Arm?

Hydration On Your Arm?

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. 

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