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Yeti Opens Flagship Store in Austin, Texas

Yeti Opens Flagship Store in Austin, Texas

Kraig Becker

Designed to be a combination retail environment, museum, and hang-out spot, the first ever Yeti Coolers store is as unique and impressive as you would expect. 

Historic Collaboration: The Opinel No.8 L.L. Bean Moosehead Knife

Historic Collaboration: The Opinel No.8 L.L. Bean Moosehead Knife

Nick LeFort

Two venerable companies come together to make an amazing knife from materials that are as old and durable as they are. 

First Impressions: Olicamp Ultra Titanium Xcelerator + XTS Combo

First Impressions: Olicamp Ultra Titanium Xcelerator + XTS Combo

Craig Rowe

Lightweight and versatile, this stove and pot combo looks like a promising option for backpackers and thru-hikers. 

Birding Goes High Tech with Song Based App

Birding Goes High Tech with Song Based App

Aaron Bible

Song Sleuth is an app that turns your phone into a bird song identifier, with illustrations by world famous birder David Sibley.

First Impressions: Kovea Alpine Pot Wide Up

First Impressions: Kovea Alpine Pot Wide Up

Craig Rowe

Gear Institute's stove expert takes an early look at an intriguing new option coming our way from Kovea.

Have Guitar – Will Travel: We Look at the Best Travel Guitars on the Market

Have Guitar – Will Travel: We Look at the Best Travel Guitars on the Market

Nick LeFort

Want to make sweet music while out on the trail or a globe-spanning journey? We have recommendations for the best guitars to take with you anywhere.  

First Impressions: MSR TrailShot Microfilter

First Impressions: MSR TrailShot Microfilter

Seiji Ishii

incredibly small and lightweight, the MSR Trailshot Microfilter offers clean drinking water in the backcountry for trail runners, mountain bikers, and ultralight hikers. 

Polartec PolarFleece Is Making a Comeback

Polartec PolarFleece Is Making a Comeback

Aaron Bible

Your PolarFleece pullover from the '80s is not only back in fashion, it's back on the market, direct from Polartec.

How The American Outdoorsman Brand is Looking to Reshape the Industry

How The American Outdoorsman Brand is Looking to Reshape the Industry

Nick LeFort

A venerable and well-respected brand looks to deliver good-looking and highly technical products for use in the outdoors, while sourcing its materials here in the U.S. 

Project Lunar is a Vintage Lantern with a Modern Twist

Project Lunar is a Vintage Lantern with a Modern Twist

Nick LeFort

Launched and fully funded on Kickstarter, this lantern brings a host of features to the campsite, including bright and efficient LED lights, the ability to charge mobile devices, and classic good looks. 

First Look: MSR Pocket Rocket II

First Look: MSR Pocket Rocket II

Craig Rowe

MSR updates its iconic Pocket Rocket stove, bringing the promise of improved performance and efficiency in an even smaller package. 

Your Gore-Tex Jacket Will Soon Be Much Greener

Your Gore-Tex Jacket Will Soon Be Much Greener

Aaron Bible

Gore has been leveraging a life-cycle approach to evaluating the environmental impact of its products for two decades, leading it to phase out harmful PFCs almost entirely by 2020.

Mini Buyer's Guide: A Winter Fat Bike and Accessories

Mini Buyer's Guide: A Winter Fat Bike and Accessories

Nick LeFort

Need to convince your wife its time to add a fat bike to your collection? You're not alone. One of our gear experts shares some tips to help you achieve that goal. 

Gear Spotter: SegSac Stuff Sack Is The New Way to Organize Your Pack

Gear Spotter: SegSac Stuff Sack Is The New Way to Organize Your Pack

Milosz Pierwola

Stuff sacks are such a simple tool, I’ve often pondered the ways they could be improved as I hiked endless miles in deep thought. SegSac has become an answer for both security and organization.

First Look: What’s New In Cookware From GSI Outdoors

First Look: What’s New In Cookware From GSI Outdoors

Craig Rowe

Need some new cookware for use on your outdoor adventures this year? GSI has you covered with a host of new products for 2017.

Patagonia Expands Iconic Black Hole Line of Packs for 2017

Patagonia Expands Iconic Black Hole Line of Packs for 2017

Kraig Becker

The popular Black Hole line of bags expands with five new options designed to accommodate hikers, active travelers, and daily commuters alike. 

GoPro Karma Drone Goes Back on Sale Following Recall

GoPro Karma Drone Goes Back on Sale Following Recall

Kraig Becker

After getting recalled just weeks after its high profile launch, the GoPro Karma drone is finally available to order once again. 

Lug Your Favorite Beverage Anywhere with the Mountainsmith Growler Sling

Lug Your Favorite Beverage Anywhere with the Mountainsmith Growler Sling

Nick LeFort

Mountainsmith's new Growler Sling makes it easier than ever to carry a jug of your favorite adult beverage with you on your nest outdoor adventure. 

New Heated Jacket Promises to Keep You Warm and Charge Your Phone

New Heated Jacket Promises to Keep You Warm and Charge Your Phone

Kraig Becker

Ravean, the company that practically invented the heated jacket, returns with a new and improved model that performs even better than the original. 

The Ecoxgear EcoBoulder Rocks the (Car) Campsite

The Ecoxgear EcoBoulder Rocks the (Car) Campsite

Kraig Becker

Looking for a great Bluetooth speaker for use in the outdoors? The EcoBoulder from Ecoxgear is an excellent choice. Just don't plan on taking it with you into the backcountry. 

The Outdoor Gear Used  to Survive a Brutal Dog Sled Marathon

The Outdoor Gear Used to Survive a Brutal Dog Sled Marathon

Nick LeFort

Sponsored by the Duluth Trading Co., the Beargrease Dog Sled Marathon puts even the toughest gear to the test. 

Gear Review: Mystery Ranch Mission Duffel 90

Gear Review: Mystery Ranch Mission Duffel 90

Kraig Becker

The newest duffel bag from Mystery Ranch is spacious, durable, and ready for any adventure. 

The Bushcraft Survive & Thrive Kit: The Last Wilderness Survival Skills Kit You’ll Ever Need

The Bushcraft Survive & Thrive Kit: The Last Wilderness Survival Skills Kit You’ll Ever Need

Nick LeFort

A collaboration between Morakniv, UCO Gear, and Dave Canterbury, this new survival kit provides everything you need to survive in the outdoors. 

These Smart Insoles Add GPS Navigation to Your Shoes

These Smart Insoles Add GPS Navigation to Your Shoes

Kraig Becker

Using a Bluetooth connection to your phone and haptic feedback as a guide, the Lechal insoles can provide navigational cues and track fitness metrics. 

The Best Standup Paddleboard Gear for Women

The Best Standup Paddleboard Gear for Women

Morgan Tilton

Gear Institute contributor Morgan Tilton made the first SUP descent of Utah’s Escalante River, 100 miles of the most remote waterway in the lower 48, to test the latest paddling gear that will withstand the rigors of a true desert SUP expedition. 

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