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SNEAK PEAK: THE COOLEST CAMP GEAR OF 2018

SNEAK PEAK: THE COOLEST CAMP GEAR OF 2018

Aaron Bible

We got a sneak peak into the latest and greatest camping and backpacking products manufacturers are getting ready to relase later this fall and next spring. Here's a great list of items to put on your holiday wish list!

First Look: Yeti Panga Duffel

First Look: Yeti Panga Duffel

Morgan Mason

From big river water to the sea, the new waterproof submersible duffel from Yeti has proven to be an incredibly durable bag.

Tested: Five Water Repellant Coating Treatments

Tested: Five Water Repellant Coating Treatments

Lawrence DiVizio

When it comes to re-applying a waterproof coating to your gear, there are a lot of brands to wade through. Here are five we tested to make your choice a bit easier.

Fix Your Roof Top Tent Mounting Problem

Fix Your Roof Top Tent Mounting Problem

Aaron Bible

Roof top tents are more popular than ever...here's the quickest RTT mounting and removal system in the world to make them even more user friendly.

First Unsupported Single Kayak from Cuba To US Underway

First Unsupported Single Kayak from Cuba To US Underway

Seiji Ishii

A team of adventurous paddlers have set out across treacherous waters once used only by Cuban refugees making their way to the U.S. 

Binge Watch This: Hoka Hacks Running Films

Binge Watch This: Hoka Hacks Running Films

Corey Smith

Hoka One One's pro athletes share their tricks on how they madie it to (and stay at) the top of their game. 

First Look: Mountain Hardwear Men’s Right Bank Scrambler Pant

First Look: Mountain Hardwear Men’s Right Bank Scrambler Pant

Seiji Ishii

These climbing pants fits perfectly under a harness and work just as well on the wall as they do at the office. 

Save Your Skull And A Few Bucks

Save Your Skull And A Few Bucks

Kelly Bastone

With its new Rover (mountain bike) and Route (road/commuter) helmets, Smith democratizes its flagship technology.

First Look: Camelbak’s Revamped Fourteener 24 Daypack

First Look: Camelbak’s Revamped Fourteener 24 Daypack

Kraig Becker

The company that made hiking hydration systems popular across a multitude of sports goes back to the basics to make a great day hike pack.

First Look: Outdoor Research Gauge Tee

First Look: Outdoor Research Gauge Tee

Seiji Ishii

New Polartec Delta fabric strikes a balance between moisture wicking and evaporative cooling.

 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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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