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The ASAP Dash Might Be The Fastest Portable Charger Around

The ASAP Dash Might Be The Fastest Portable Charger Around

Kraig Becker

This sleek looking portable USB charger collects power blazingly fast, and can keep your smartphone running up to three times longer than its standard battery.

The IceMule Classic Is The Cooler Made For Outdoor Adventure

The IceMule Classic Is The Cooler Made For Outdoor Adventure

Kraig Becker

Lightweight and extremely portable, the IceMule Classic is a cooler designed for keeping beverages cold and food fresh in the backcountry.

This Bottle Refills Itself Using Only Moisture From The Air

This Bottle Refills Itself Using Only Moisture From The Air

Kraig Becker

The Fontus is a revolutionary new water bottle with the ability to pull moisture right out of the air to create drinking water, making it a product that could quite literally change the world.

Nikon's KeyMission 360 is an Action Cam with Some New Tricks

Nikon's KeyMission 360 is an Action Cam with Some New Tricks

Kraig Becker

Nikon's entry into the crowded action cam market brings some interesting features we haven't seen before, but will it be enough to dethrone GoPro?

Products With a Purpose: Oliberté Gando Boots

Products With a Purpose: Oliberté Gando Boots

Christopher Cogley

With their classic style, comfortable fit, and sturdy construction, the Gando boots from Oliberté are an excellent addition to any wardrobe. They're also helping to make a big difference in the lives of the men and women who make them.

The Perfect Gear to Take With You Anywhere

The Perfect Gear to Take With You Anywhere

Christopher Cogley

Need the perfect watch for all your adventures? How about a good flashlight for hiking and camping? We've got you covered with this definitive list of "go anywhere" gear.

Urban Adventure Gear Mixes Performance with Style

Urban Adventure Gear Mixes Performance with Style

Kraig Becker

The latest trend in outdoor gear? Good looking, stylish products that are designed to perform just as well around town as they do on the trail.

Wrap Your iPad Pro in Urban Armor

Wrap Your iPad Pro in Urban Armor

Kraig Becker

Keep your iPad Pro well protected from the elements and the rigors of travel with this new case from Urban Armor Gear.

Manfrotto Introduces a Backpack Designed to Carry a Drone

Manfrotto Introduces a Backpack Designed to Carry a Drone

Kraig Becker

Need a backpack to carry your done with you on a photo shoot? Manfrotto has you covered with their latest pack that is designed to safely carry camera gear and a quadcopter. 

Products with a Purpose: Cotopaxi's Pacaya Jacket

Products with a Purpose: Cotopaxi's Pacaya Jacket

Christopher Cogley

The latest insulated jacket from Cotopaxi is warm, highly packable, and very stylish. And as with all products from this company, buying one does good things for the planet too. 

Meet The Urban Messenger Bag Designed For Every Aspect of Your Life

Meet The Urban Messenger Bag Designed For Every Aspect of Your Life

Kraig Becker

The Urban C-Series is a high-tech messenger bag that can accompany you on bike commutes, work meetings, the gym, and a night out on the town, with functionality to enhance all aspects of your day. 

Tag Heuer Connected: The First Smartwatch Built for Adventure

Tag Heuer Connected: The First Smartwatch Built for Adventure

Milosz Pierwola

With a spate of features, and the Swiss watchmaker's legendary build quality, this high tech wearable might be the first smartwatch built with the outdoor adventure crowd in mind. 

The Mollusc is a Radical Departure in Tent Design

The Mollusc is a Radical Departure in Tent Design

Milosz Pierwola

Big, spacioius, and comfortable, this tent is a bit too bulky for backpacking, but just might be perfect for concerts, festivals, and car camping. 

REI's evrgrn Line of Urban Gear Expands in Time for Holidays

REI's evrgrn Line of Urban Gear Expands in Time for Holidays

Kraig Becker

REI's casual line of outdoor urban gear gets some fresh new products added to the line-up just in time for the 2015 holiday season. 

Sennheiser Creates $55,000 Pair of Headphones

Sennheiser Creates $55,000 Pair of Headphones

Milosz Pierwola

German audio company Sennheiser has raised the bar in terms of sound quality with their latest pair of headphones, but unfortunatley for most of us they come with an impressive price tag too. 

This Weekend Travel Bag Has Everything You Need – Including WiFi

This Weekend Travel Bag Has Everything You Need – Including WiFi

Kraig Becker

The Voyager weekend duffel offers everything a light traveler needs for their next getaway, plus a few surprises. 

ExOfficio's Storm Logic Vest Makes a Great Travel Companion

ExOfficio's Storm Logic Vest Makes a Great Travel Companion

Kraig Becker

This comfortable and good looking vest includes a number of great features that make it an excellent choice to take on far-flung adventures, or just wearing around town. 

This Week in Gear: What You Missed (Oct. 9, 2015)

This Week in Gear: What You Missed (Oct. 9, 2015)

Yitka Winn

Every week, we bring you five gear-related stories, from all over. This week's highlights include a fashionable jacket from Mountain Hardwear, better cycling gear for women, and indestructible socks. 

These High Tech Headphones Will Keep You Safe Out On The Road

These High Tech Headphones Will Keep You Safe Out On The Road

Milosz Pierwola

Aftershockz new Trekz Titanium hearphones use bone conduction technology to protect your hearing and keep you safe while running or cycling. 

You Won't Believe This Insane New Cycling Event From Clif Bar

You Won't Believe This Insane New Cycling Event From Clif Bar

Scott Boulbol

The CykelScramble is equal parts cyclocross, BMX, and Spartan, with a good dose of insantiy thrown in for good measure. 

New For Fall: Osprey's Flapjack Travel and Commuter Pack

New For Fall: Osprey's Flapjack Travel and Commuter Pack

Kraig Becker

Updated with new weather resistant fabrics, a clean modern design, and an interior built to carry all of your important items, the Flapjack Pack arrives just in time for fall travel. 

Celestron's New Power Packs Recharge Your Gadgets, Keep Your Hands Warm

Celestron's New Power Packs Recharge Your Gadgets, Keep Your Hands Warm

Milosz Pierwola

Celestron has killed two birds with one stone in their latest power packs. Now you can recharge your smartphone on the go, while keeping your hands warm at the same time. 

Thule Atmos X5 Is Ultimate Protection For Your iPhone 6/6s

Thule Atmos X5 Is Ultimate Protection For Your iPhone 6/6s

Nick LeFort

The latest rugged smartphone case from Thule delivers solid protection at an affordable price. 

Keep Your Laptop Secure With This Ultra-Slim Backpack

Keep Your Laptop Secure With This Ultra-Slim Backpack

Kraig Becker

An incredibly thin backpack specifically designed to carry a laptop actually fits under your jacket, keeping the computer safe from prying eyes. 

Goal Zero Upgrades Portable Solar Panels

Goal Zero Upgrades Portable Solar Panels

Kraig Becker

The company that specializes in portable power options for backcountry excursions has upgraded its solar panels to be more efficient, flexible, and useful. 

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