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Pack Like a Pro: Running with Aliza Lapierre

Pack Like a Pro: Running with Aliza Lapierre

Gear Institute Staff

Lapierre, an ultra runner from Williston, Vermont, says she finds peace and a sense of belonging while running in mountains. We sat down with her to talk about running, running gear, and the state of the running world. 

Highlights from Outdoor Retailer — More Gear

Highlights from Outdoor Retailer — More Gear

Gear Institute Staff

Four days of scouring the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show turned up some exciting and unique new outdoor products. Here are the highlights our team uncovered.

Highlights from Outdoor Retailer—Boots, Jackets & Gear

Highlights from Outdoor Retailer—Boots, Jackets & Gear

Erica Jessop

Four days of scouring the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show turned up some exciting and unique new outdoor products. Here are the highlights our team uncovered.

Highlights from Outdoor Retailer — Accessories

Highlights from Outdoor Retailer — Accessories

Erica Jessop

Four days of scouring the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show turned up some exciting and unique new outdoor products. Here are some of the highlights our team uncovered.

Pack Like a Pro: Fishing with Tom Larimer

Pack Like a Pro: Fishing with Tom Larimer

Dan Nelson

When not teaching, guiding, or fishing with friends and family, Tom Larimer helps design fishing products. As if that doesn’t keep him busy enough, Larimer also organizes and leads destination fly fishing trips around the world.

Suunto Ambit3 offers unmatched features

Suunto Ambit3 offers unmatched features

Dan Nelson

The Suunto Ambit3 Peak represents the latest in wearable technology. Hikers, mountain bikers, climbers trail runners and adventure racers will find all the tracking, record keeping and navigation tools they want for their individual activity.

Enjoying crepes and climbs in the Alps with Salomon

Enjoying crepes and climbs in the Alps with Salomon

Doug Schnitzspahn

We had come here to Annecy to check out Salomon’s new S-Lab X Alp Carbon GTX, a mountaineering shoe that rings true to those little differences you discover in Europe.

Shackets are the new Black

Shackets are the new Black

Aaron Bible

Cool kids do not wear jackets, they wear heavily-insulated flannels layered with hand-me-down western vests and vintage-inspired pullover fleeces.

Pack Like a Pro: Mark Smiley's modern take on classic climbs

Pack Like a Pro: Mark Smiley's modern take on classic climbs

Aaron Bible

Smiley, an IFMGA-certified guide with Exum Mountain Guides, works closely with the Gore-Tex team as well as Arc’Teryx designers when out exploring the mountains of North America.

The Perfect Kit for Beginning Climbers

The Perfect Kit for Beginning Climbers

Erica Jessop

With all of that specialized gear available to climbers, novices may be intimidated by the task of trying to get the gear they need. So I sought to cut through the clutter to collect the Perfect Kit for Beginning Rock Climbers.

Powered Gloves Keep Fingers Warm in Frigid Conditions

Powered Gloves Keep Fingers Warm in Frigid Conditions

Dan Nelson

Outdoor Research’s StormTracker gloves use of ALTIHeat Technology provides warmth to cold hands, helping keep skiers skiing instead of retreating to the warming huts.

Portable Heat sources for winter adventures

Portable Heat sources for winter adventures

Dan Nelson

Many 3-season adventurers cite the fear of getting too cold as the number one reason they avoid snow sports, but new innovates in portable heat can help keep digits warm and toasty while playing in winter’s wonderland.

2014 Holiday Gear Guide

2014 Holiday Gear Guide

Dan Nelson

Our 2014 Holiday Gear Guide breaks down the very best outdoor gifts this holiday season. For him, her, or whether you're on a tight budget or a big spender. Get the perfect piece of gear for the outdoor enthusiast on your list!

Ridgemont Outfitters: The ultimate do-it-all travel shoes

Ridgemont Outfitters: The ultimate do-it-all travel shoes

Aaron Bible

So when it comes to being able to run to catch a flight, bang out a day-hike up a volcano, or bar hop the streets at night, guys now have new do-it-all options from Ridgemont Outfitters footwear.

MSR WindBoiler: The new standard for efficient backpacking stoves

MSR WindBoiler: The new standard for efficient backpacking stoves

Craig Rowe

The WindBoiler resists wind influences and boils water quickly thanks to its primary air fueling system. And because the radiant burner is fully enclosed, the captured exhaust augments the pace at which the pot is heated.

Pack Like a Pro: Kayaker Chris Gragtmans Shares His Tips

Pack Like a Pro: Kayaker Chris Gragtmans Shares His Tips

Aaron Bible

Professional kayaker, author and motivational speaker Chris Gragtmans manages the Pro Team for Dagger Kayaks from his home in Asheville, North Carolina. Here he shares his thoughts on his sports, and the gear he uses.

GoPole Extends Your Camera’s Potential

GoPole Extends Your Camera’s Potential

Dan Nelson

The new GoPole tools move your camera out beyond the end of your arm, giving you the chance to shoot from angles few photographers can match, especially in aquatic situations.

Peak Design: Camera mount for fast action

Peak Design: Camera mount for fast action

Dan Nelson

Peak Design’s Capture Pro Camera Clip attaches to virtually any belt, shoulder strap, or sling where it securely holds any camera equipped with the clip’s camera mount. The highly adjustable Capture mounts firmly even to thick, padded shoulder straps.

AvaTech SP1 Avalanche Forecasting Tool

AvaTech SP1 Avalanche Forecasting Tool

Brett Prettyman

The AvaTech SP1 tool is capable of reading the structure of snowpack and slope while pinpointing the location. The info is then sent a universal platform where the location and data are recorded and shared.

Hot Gear: Highlights from Outdoor Retailer—General Gear

Hot Gear: Highlights from Outdoor Retailer—General Gear

Dan Nelson

Four days of scouring the Outdoor Retailer trade show turned up some exciting and unique outdoor products. Here are the highlights in General Outdoor Gear.

Hot Gear: Highlights from Outdoor Retailer—Hiking & Camping Gear

Hot Gear: Highlights from Outdoor Retailer—Hiking & Camping Gear

Dan Nelson

Four days of scouring the Outdoor Retailer trade show turned up some exciting and unique outdoor products. Here are the highlights in Hiking & Camping Gear.

Hot Gear: Highlights from Outdoor Retailer—Camp Shelters

Hot Gear: Highlights from Outdoor Retailer—Camp Shelters

Dan Nelson

Four days of scouring the Outdoor Retailer trade show turned up some exciting and unique outdoor products. Here are the highlights in Tents and Shelters.

Hot Gear: Highlights from Outdoor Retailer—Footwear

Hot Gear: Highlights from Outdoor Retailer—Footwear

Dan Nelson

Four days of scouring the Outdoor Retailer trade show turned up some exciting and unique outdoor products. Here are the highlights in Footwear.

Hot Gear: Highlights from Outdoor Retailer—Specialty Apparel

Hot Gear: Highlights from Outdoor Retailer—Specialty Apparel

Dan Nelson

Four days of scouring the Outdoor Retailer trade show turned up some exciting and unique outdoor products. Here are the highlights in Specialty Apparel.

3 Cool Pieces of Gear on Kickstarter

3 Cool Pieces of Gear on Kickstarter

Tal-ee Roberts

Kickstarter is now the go-to spot for both independent start-ups and established companies to test the waters with new and innovative products. Here are a few outdoor related items currently seeking funds on the top crowd-funding website.

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