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Interview with Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz

Interview with Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz

Matt Hart

The Gear Institute's skiing expert catches up with Vail Resorts' CEO Rob Katz.

Prepping for the 400 km Ultra Gobi

Prepping for the 400 km Ultra Gobi

Cory Smith

Ultra runner Michael Wardian talks training, gear & preparing for the longest race of his life.

Denver Is The New Home Of The Outdoor Retailer Trade Show

Denver Is The New Home Of The Outdoor Retailer Trade Show

Cameron Martindell

Beating out a number of other cities vying for the show, Denver makes room for the twice-a-year gathering of outdoor industry professionals.

Worn Wear Goes to Market

Worn Wear Goes to Market

Cameron Martindell

Patagonia has been pushing for people to repair rather than replace their gear for some time now. But if you must do either, send it to Patagonia to find new life, for free.

Montrail to be Absorbed Into Columbia

Montrail to be Absorbed Into Columbia

Kraig Becker

The popular traill running shoe brand will soon be pulled under the giant Columbia Sportwear umbrella.

Melting: Last Race to the Pole - The 'Last North' Adventure to Air on Animal Planet

Melting: Last Race to the Pole - The 'Last North' Adventure to Air on Animal Planet

Tal-ee Roberts

Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters completed an unsupported expedition to the North Pole in 2014, filming each step of the way for Animal Planet.

Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Kelly Bastone

Looking to get your favorite outdoor enthusiasts the perfect gift this holiday season? We've got suggestions for the best gear to suit all of their needs.

Dynafit Earns Certificate for Downhill Standards on Radical 2 Binding

Dynafit Earns Certificate for Downhill Standards on Radical 2 Binding

Gear Institute Staff

Dynafit announced that its Radical 2 binding just earned a TÜV quality certificate as safety ski bindings.

Skiing & Testing in the Elks with Bergans of Norway

Skiing & Testing in the Elks with Bergans of Norway

Tal-ee Roberts

Gear Institute travels to the Elk Mountains of Colorado to trest new gear with Bergans of Norway. 

Q&A with Cody Townsend: Making Belts That Don't Suck

Q&A with Cody Townsend: Making Belts That Don't Suck

Tal-ee Roberts

Arcade Belts makes a line of simple, durable and flexible belts. Read our Q&A with Arcade Co-Founder, Cody Townsend.

The Last Hard Shell You’ll Ever Buy?  Columbia's New Outdry Extreme

The Last Hard Shell You’ll Ever Buy? Columbia's New Outdry Extreme

Tal-ee Roberts

Possibly the biggest development in waterproof/breathable in decades, Outdry Extreme boasts sizeable improvements over traditional construction methods.

Cascade Designs Seeks Expansion

Cascade Designs Seeks Expansion

Dan Nelson

Cascade Designs (makers of Therma-Rest and MSR products) plans to expand business with addition of new facility in Reno.

The secret to a better fishing shirt? Better fabric.

The secret to a better fishing shirt? Better fabric.

Kelly Bastone

Fabric technology is what distinguishes Columbia’s PFG line of fishing apparel from its competitors. Yes, other brands make top-performing clothing, but Columbia is more invested in fabric development than most.

Pressing “Reset” on the World of Multitools

Pressing “Reset” on the World of Multitools

Nick LeFort

Leatherman created the multitool category and now the brand is redesigning the icon tool to fit into the realities of the 21st Century.

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.

Dupre Solo-Summits Denali During Toughest Month

Dupre Solo-Summits Denali During Toughest Month

Gear Institute Staff

After three previous attempts, Lonnie Dupre successfully solo-summited Denali on Jan. 11, 2015. This climb marks the first solo summit of the 20,320-foot peak in January.

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.

The North Face...goes local?

The North Face...goes local?

Aaron Bible

A locally-sourced, locally-made hoodie begs the question: Will mega-local manufacturing ever make the big time?

What Do Gear Professionals Want This Holiday Season?

What Do Gear Professionals Want This Holiday Season?

Dan Nelson

People who work day-in and day-out with the latest and greatest gear certainly have easy access to a wide variety of products. So what gifts would make them jump for joy?

First Annual Gear Forum at The Hotel Telluride

First Annual Gear Forum at The Hotel Telluride

Tal-ee Roberts

Last weekend consumers were invited to an interactive Gear Forum in Telluride, CO to learn about the latest developments concerning gear needed for their all their adventures.

Are Skiers the Richest Outdoor Participants?

Are Skiers the Richest Outdoor Participants?

Peter Kray

Of the 51 sports/activities that NSGA tracks, Alpine Skiing leads the list with the median household income of participants being $114,000 per year.

The Ogden Experience: Salewa Unveils Latest in Utah's mountains

The Ogden Experience: Salewa Unveils Latest in Utah's mountains

Erica Jessop

A first look at Salewa's new gear, as well as the natural wonders of Ogden, Utah.

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.

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