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Gear Care: Prepping Fly Rods, Lines and Reels for Fishing Season

Gear Care: Prepping Fly Rods, Lines and Reels for Fishing Season

Dan Nelson

Get all of your fly fishing gear ready for a new season with this handy tips from a Gear Institute expert. 

These Aren't the Jackets You're Looking For

These Aren't the Jackets You're Looking For

Tal-ee Roberts

New Star Wars Rogue One jackets are packed with technology you'll only find from Columbia. Not only do they keep you warm, dry and comfortable - you'll fit right in on your next trip to an ice planet.

GearBait: #Vanlife Cyrus Sutton's Big Backyard

GearBait: #Vanlife Cyrus Sutton's Big Backyard

Peter Kray

One of our personal favorite 'Roamads' is pro surfer and filmmaker Cyrus Sutton. In his latest installment, he shows off the lazy pleasures of a Southwest Summer, and why #vanlife can be so much fun.

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.

GearBait: How to Launch Your Fishing Line with a Drone

GearBait: How to Launch Your Fishing Line with a Drone

Peter Kray

"DroneBait" might be a better name for today's episode of GearBait, as this fisherman finds an utterly new, innovative way to catch his dinner.

GearBait: Turn Your Car or Truck Into a Snowcat

GearBait: Turn Your Car or Truck Into a Snowcat

Peter Kray

You'd never need a chairlift to access the goods with the Track 'N' Go, a set of snow blades that attach to the wheels of your truck or car.

Gear Bait: One Last Run!

Gear Bait: One Last Run!

Gear Institute Staff

Unless you're in Colorado, Alaska, or Iceland right now, the ski season is sprinting to an end. Time to fit in this incredible video from Lange/Look athlete Wadeck Gorak. It's one of the steepest, best POV edits we've seen this season.

Trail Runner Dies During Race in Patagonia

Trail Runner Dies During Race in Patagonia

Justin Nyberg

Our running jacket tester, Yitka Winn, was on assignment for Trail Runner Magazine when the disaster of the Ultra Fiord 100 unfolded.

GearBait: Walking On Air At the Top of the World

GearBait: Walking On Air At the Top of the World

Gear Institute Staff

f you aren't following Seb Montaz Studio on Facebook, you should be. His photos and videos are presented with an equal mix of clarity and connection that can take your breath away.

GearBait: You Have Never Seen Corbet's Like This Before

GearBait: You Have Never Seen Corbet's Like This Before

Gear Institute Staff

Jackson, Hole-raised shredder Blaine Gallivan is one bad man!

GearBait: Davo Karnicar Has Nerves of Steel

GearBait: Davo Karnicar Has Nerves of Steel

Gear Institute Staff

Davo Karnicar is one of the greatest ski mountaineers of all time. Here he is out for a little tour in his backyard, schussing the vertical slopes of Dolgi Hrbet in Slovenia.

Wyoming Brand Makes Big Bet on Boutique Bottled Air

Wyoming Brand Makes Big Bet on Boutique Bottled Air

Gear Institute Staff

In a world of carbon emissions and greenhouse gases, Nimbus Mayweather made it his mission to bring craft bottled air to the world.

TBT Video: Doug Coombs' Quick & Painless Ski Tune

TBT Video: Doug Coombs' Quick & Painless Ski Tune

Gear Institute Staff

Sunday, April 3rd, will mark 10 years since legendary skier Doug Coombs died in a ski accident in La Grave, France. This slightly grainy video captures the essence of Coombs off the snow; funny, friendly, and absolutely full of life.

Summit of the Matterhorn: Please Don't Slip!

Summit of the Matterhorn: Please Don't Slip!

Gear Institute Staff

The I Love Switzerland! page on Facebook is becoming a must-stop spot for awesome videos like the accompanying don't-slip POV from the Matterhorn Summit.

Heads Up Backcountry Riders Pt. 2: Skier Deploys Airbag in East Vail Avalanche

Heads Up Backcountry Riders Pt. 2: Skier Deploys Airbag in East Vail Avalanche

Gear Institute Staff

In this POV posted Saturday, a Colorado skier deploys his airbag as a slide captures him and sweeps him off a 50-foot cliff.

Heads Up Backcountry Riders: Skier Triggers Slab Avalanche

Heads Up Backcountry Riders: Skier Triggers Slab Avalanche

Gear Institute Staff

This video from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center shows a skier triggering a slab avalanche on Berthoud Pass last week.