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How To Wash And Maintain Your Down Jackets And Sleeping Bags

Down has the highest warmth-to-weight and warmth-to-packed size ratio of any widely available material. And quality items made from it can last for decades. If you take care of them. Here’s how.

Class Up Your Camping With A Canteen That Turns Into A Pint Glass

Drinking from a canteen’s spout is fine when you’re just rehydrating after a hike. But once camp is set up, you’ll probably be drinking something other than water, and that’s where this canteen from the Stable Goods Co. really shines. Flip it over, remove the bottom and suddenly you’ve got a wide-mouthed pint glass.

What Gear Are You Buying For Your Summer Adventures?

It’s finally warming up just about everywhere, so I think we can safely declare that summer is here. With the days growing longer, I’m planning some camping and hiking trips, including taking inventory of my gear. What’s on your must-purchase list to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors?

Samsung's New Project For Gear VR Is A Thriller In 360 Degrees

Samsung just announced a new project using Gear VR called Gone, in partnership with Skybound Entertainment (think Walking Dead) and WEVR. It’s either about the horrors of child abduction, or having a kid full of exploratory whimsy. The trailer is vague on that point.

Your Ultimate Guide To Mountaineering Gear

Ready to geek out on outdoors gear? Combining climbing, high altitudes, camping and extreme winter weather, mountaineering is probably the most gear-intensive sport there is. And here’s your ultimate guide to the best gear for it.

Columbia OutDry Extreme: The Future Of Rain Jacket Performance?

Columbia Sportswear has spent the last few years designing a new kind of waterproof clothing technology called OutDry Extreme. It’s a nifty reversal of waterproof gear design that promises to deliver unheard of dryness and comfort. But will it work or is it all marketing?

Nikon D810 Review: The Ultimate Adventure Camera?

Last month, I took the Nikon D810 out on the Sierra High Route — one of the toughest adventures around. It got dirty, wet, and constantly banged around. Here’s how it performed.

A Pool Floatie That Explodes From Your Wrist Like A Jack-in-the-Box

Well here’s a clever idea. An Indiegogo campaign for a floatie that pulls a drowner to the surface. It looks like a wild ride — a bit like flying through the air while hanging on to a helium balloon.

This LED Bike Helmet Gives You Working Brake Lights And Turn Signals 

When you ride a bike at night, staying visible is essential — and this illuminated helmet not only adds lumens to your ride, but gives you some added functionality compared to your average clip-on lights.

You Can Pay Nearly $13,000 To Attach An Apple Watch To An Even Fancier Watch 

Here’s an innovation so impractical, uncomfortable and expensive that I can’t stop looking at it. Of course the world has produced a luxury Swiss timepiece that has space on its band for an Apple Watch. It’s a goofy two-faced hybrid watch that packs a gloriously unnecessary double-whammy of bling into a single object.

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