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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.


I Got To Be A Mountain Hardwear Designer For A Day

Mountain Hardwear designs some of the most technically-advanced outdoors apparel and gear on the planet. I just got to spend a day working alongside their designers. This is what their process is like.


Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed Duo Review: The Coziest Two-Person Sleeping Bag Yet 

Thanks to its shoe-style, zipper-free design, this new Backcountry Bed Duo from Sierra Designs packs bed-level comfort for two into a bag that’s small and light enough to actually fit in a backpack. If you want to cuddle outside, this is the bag for you. Sadly, it’s not as good as it could be.


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