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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. 

First Look: Ortovox Peak 45 Backpack

First Look: Ortovox Peak 45 Backpack

Seiji Ishii

Ortovox's latest alpine pack uses Swiss wool to help manage moisture. 

Best Hard Shell Jackets of 2017

Best Hard Shell Jackets of 2017

Ryan Stuart

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

Bivy.com: Your Go to App to Find, Track and Share All of Your Adventures

Bivy.com: Your Go to App to Find, Track and Share All of Your Adventures

Staff Report

Looking for intel on new climbing, hiking, biking, and paddling routes? Bivy.com has you covered with more than 30,000 options to choose from. 

Laying it on the line: Spooling up the correct fly line

Laying it on the line: Spooling up the correct fly line

Dan Nelson

Which fly line is best for reeling in the big one? We provide our picks for the one you should be using in a variety of different conditions. 

Best Running Bras of 2017 (C/D Cup)

Best Running Bras of 2017 (C/D Cup)

Kim Fuller

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

New Garmin Virb Action Cam Brings 360º Video

New Garmin Virb Action Cam Brings 360º Video

Kraig Becker

Aspiring filmmakers looking to create 360º videos will find a lot to love in the new Virb 360, although the price tag might be steep enough to induce sticker shock. 

Paddling Oru Kayaks on the John Day River

Paddling Oru Kayaks on the John Day River

Kraig Becker

Since making their debut on Kickstarter several years back, Oru's foldable kayaks have always been intriguing and have proven well on flatwater. This time we hit the river.

Alleviate the Disadvantages of Fuel Canisters with this Simple Device

Alleviate the Disadvantages of Fuel Canisters with this Simple Device

Seiji Ishii

The G Works Gas Saver+ can transfer fuel to avoid lugging around an empty gas canister.

Fly Fishing video Offers Entertainment, Education and Chance to Win Big

Fly Fishing video Offers Entertainment, Education and Chance to Win Big

Dan Nelson

Watch the new fly-fishing film Convergence for a chance to win some impressive prizes, including gear and guided fishing trips. 

The MoonBoard Just Might Make You a Better All-Around Climber

The MoonBoard Just Might Make You a Better All-Around Climber

Seiji Ishii

A venerable training method gets a modern update, making it one of the best options for improving your climbing skills. 

Fly Fishing Can Be Pure Child’s Play

Fly Fishing Can Be Pure Child’s Play

Dan Nelson

Want to introduce your kids to fly-fishing? We have some tips and gear to help you do just that. 

DJI Reveals Its Smallest, Most Affordable Drone Yet

DJI Reveals Its Smallest, Most Affordable Drone Yet

Kraig Becker

The new DJI Spark is easy to fly, offers plenty of features, and best of all, won't break your wallet. 

Pack Like A Pro: Catching Up with BMX Rider Gary Young

Pack Like A Pro: Catching Up with BMX Rider Gary Young

Kraig Becker

We chat with pro BMX-er Gary Young to find out about his favorite gear and essential travel items. 

Best Climbing Ropes of 2017 (9.3-9.5mm)

Best Climbing Ropes of 2017 (9.3-9.5mm)

Mike Schneiter

The Gear Institute’s climbing expert conducted a thorough test of the top midsize ropes (9.3-9.5mm) of 2017. Here are the products that competed for our coveted Best in Class award.

First Look: Mountain Smith Mountain Shelter LT

First Look: Mountain Smith Mountain Shelter LT

Kraig Becker

Lightweight and simple to set up, the Mountainsmith Mountain Shelter LT just might be the answer to your ultralight dreams. 

Maxxis Ardent Mountain Bike Tire Review

Maxxis Ardent Mountain Bike Tire Review

Robert Annis

We take Maxxis' aggressive Ardent mountain bike tire for a spin to see how it performs. Does it meet the strict expectations of our tester? Read on to find out.

Kickstarter First Look — Boundary Prima System

Kickstarter First Look — Boundary Prima System

Tal-ee Roberts

The Boundary Prima System is a versatile commuter and travel pack that lends itself to the “urban outdoors” more than the wilderness.

Is it Time to Consider a Custom Built Bike?

Is it Time to Consider a Custom Built Bike?

Robert Annis

One of our experts tells you why a custom bike works for him, and how it just might help serious riders take their game to the next level. 

Petzl Delivers New GriGri with Additional Safety and Performance Features

Petzl Delivers New GriGri with Additional Safety and Performance Features

Seiji Ishii

The GriGri+ improves on previous generation braking device in some key ways, making it an excellent choice for use at the climbing gym and the crag. 

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