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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.
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.
Leatherman Real Life Stories From the Field: Camping Stove Tester Craig Rowe

Leatherman Real Life Stories From the Field: Camping Stove Tester Craig Rowe

Craig Rowe

Our top testers talk about one piece of gear they take everywhere, and why it's essential to what they do.
Leatherman Real Life Stories from the Field: Knife & Multitool Tester Nick LeFort

Leatherman Real Life Stories from the Field: Knife & Multitool Tester Nick LeFort

Nick LeFort

Our top testers talk about one piece of gear they take everywhere, and why it's essential to what they do.
Leatherman Real Life Stories from the Field: Ski Testing with Mike Rogge

Leatherman Real Life Stories from the Field: Ski Testing with Mike Rogge

Mike Rogge

Our top testers talk about one piece of gear they take everywhere, and why it's essential to what they do.
Gear Institute Holiday Gift Guides 2016

Gear Institute Holiday Gift Guides 2016

Gear Institute Staff

Looking for the perfect gift? Look no further than this year's Gear Institute gift guides for the Ski Bum, Running Geek, Fly Fisher, Yogi, Climbing Bum, Travel Addict, or Proud Sportsman in your life!

GearBait: 25 Must-Know Camping Hacks

GearBait: 25 Must-Know Camping Hacks

Peter Kray

Spring is here, and camping season has begun. But before you get all tech'd out on how light and fast you can go with your minimalist setup, check out this list of 25 practical car camping-focused hacks.

Polygiene: Your Next Adventure Doesn't Have to Stink

Polygiene: Your Next Adventure Doesn't Have to Stink

Tal-ee Roberts

Sweat doesn't smell, it's bacteria and fungi. Put a stop to smelly gear with Polygiene's silver chloride treatment that is becoming more and more popular in new outdoor products.

How to Buy Hiking Boots: Q&A with Nate Porter

How to Buy Hiking Boots: Q&A with Nate Porter

Gear Institute Staff

From expedition minded peak-baggers to daytrippers in search of mountain meadows, Gear Institute asked Nate Porter to share a few of his favorite tips for getting your feet in the perfect boots.

How to Choose Cams for Climbing

How to Choose Cams for Climbing

Andrew Bisharat

Cams are some of the most interesting, useful and well-engineered pieces of climbing gear made. Due to their moving parts, cams fall into a classification of climbing gear known as “active protection."

All Skiers Should Wax

All Skiers Should Wax

Carry Porter

It doesn’t matter if you are skating or classic skiing, here are three reasons to give your skis some waxy love.

 

Pro Tips for Buying Ski Boots

Pro Tips for Buying Ski Boots

Megan Michelson

Forget the days of pinched toes and shin bang. You can now get a boot that fits just right from day one. In addition to finding the right boot for your foot, you also need to make sure the boot offers the best features for your particular style of skiing.

Best Gear to Survive a Zombie Invasion

Best Gear to Survive a Zombie Invasion

Nick LeFort

All the gear you need to survive the dark days of the undead.

Detours Ballard Market Pannier review

Detours Ballard Market Pannier review

Rich Siemer

Most panniers are very specialized and do only one thing well—usually the on-the-bike part. If something a little more flexible might be in order, Detours’ Ballard Market Pannier fits the bill.

How to Clean Muddy Shoes

How to Clean Muddy Shoes

Leah Gallant

You can clap those running shoes or hiking boots together all you want—that mud isn't coming off. Here are a couple easy tricks.

Keen's new 'indestructible' sock

Keen's new 'indestructible' sock

Leah Gallant

A sock that's stronger than steel. (Wait, seriously?)

What is heel drop—and how much do you need?

What is heel drop—and how much do you need?

Justin Nyberg

A quick guide to the most important new measurement in running shoes.

Review: Complete Guide to Outdoor Gear Maintenance and Repair

Review: Complete Guide to Outdoor Gear Maintenance and Repair

Justin Nyberg

Backpacker's gear expert Kristin Hostetter has collected all her best gear repair tips into one beautiful new How To book.

How to Buy a Heat-Exchanger Stove (Wisely)

How to Buy a Heat-Exchanger Stove (Wisely)

Craig Rowe

Don't obsess over boil times and BTUs. Look for a stove with a heat exchanger pot, good fuel efficiency, good wind- and cold-weather performance, and ease of use.

Gore-Tex launches new Pro shell

Gore-Tex launches new Pro shell

Justin Nyberg

High-end fabric is significantly more breathable, durable, company claims

How to Toprope Without a Partner

How to Toprope Without a Partner

Matt Samet

10 Easy Steps for Rigging the Petzl Mini Traxion for Self Belay

How to Choose a Climbing Rope

How to Choose a Climbing Rope

Andrew Bisharat

The ultimate guide to making your next climbing rope purchase a smart one.

What's a drop seat?

What's a drop seat?

Chris Van Leuven

What's a "drop seat" on a climbing harness?

Climbing Shoes 101: Andrew Bisharat's Overview

Climbing Shoes 101: Andrew Bisharat's Overview

Andrew Bisharat

Looking to buy the perfect climbing shoe for you? Andrew Bisharat has the answers to every one of your questions, as well as the insight on questions you never thought to ask before.

Stronger feet for barefoot runners

Gear Institute Staff

Don't let minimalist shoes injure your feet. These exercises can help.