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5 Paddle-Camping Standouts from the 2017 Winter Outdoor Retailer

5 Paddle-Camping Standouts from the 2017 Winter Outdoor Retailer

Last week, I attended the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City, Utah. I was on the lookout for new water and camping gear as I navigated the stalls of the bustling trade show. The food tru[...]

Charge on the Go: Two Portable Power Banks

Charge on the Go: Two Portable Power Banks

There are a lot of good reasons to bring a power bank on your next river trip, and it’s nice to have an option that is lightweight, compact, and durable. The Lander Cascade Power Bank and Goal Z[...]

Rides: Jami Philip’s Souris River Quetico 17

Rides: Jami Philip’s Souris River Quetico 17

Jami Philip, 42, an Assistant City Clerk in Scandia, Minnesota, loves her Souris River Quetico 17. It’s big enough for two paddlers and her 60-pound dog, but it’s still responsive and light en[...]

25 Days of Gear: MSR AutoFlow Gravity Filter

25 Days of Gear: MSR AutoFlow Gravity Filter

($120, cascadedesigns.com) The AutoFlow microfilter from MSR is hands-down the best gravity water filter we’ve tested. And test we did, putting it through the wringer on a 25-day winter Grand Canyon[...]

25 Days of Gear: Howler Brothers Crosscut Snapshirt

25 Days of Gear: Howler Brothers Crosscut Snapshirt

Loose, lightweight and quick-drying, Howler Brothers well-built Crosscut Snapshirt is a welcome update to the Western pearl-snap classic must-pack shirt for paddling in the heat.

25 Days of Gear: Re-fuel High Performance Sports Wireless Earbuds

25 Days of Gear: Re-fuel High Performance Sports Wireless Earbuds

($49.99 re-fuel.com) The verdict is in: once you go wireless you won’t want to switch back. These earbuds from Re-fuel are another example of a practical design meeting Bluetooth technology. Chargin[...]

25 Days of Gear: Bending Branches Sunburst

25 Days of Gear: Bending Branches Sunburst

A proven performer updated with the flex and response of wood plus carbon-light swing weight.

25 Days of Gear: SealLine Bulkhead Compression Drybag

25 Days of Gear: SealLine Bulkhead Compression Drybag

A rugged roll-top compression drybag with a rebuilt valve highlights SealLine new line.

25 Days of Gear: Camelbak Ultra 10

25 Days of Gear: Camelbak Ultra 10

($150, camelbak.com) We all know that hydration is key to a healthy and effective workout. While there are plenty of hydration packs on the market, Camelbak is still the reigning champ in this field. [...]

25 Days of Gear: Gear Aid ARC Rechargeable LED Light and Power Station

25 Days of Gear: Gear Aid ARC Rechargeable LED Light and Power Station

($99 gearaid.com) The Gear Aid ARC is a multipurpose LED light with applications for both outdoor sports and serous filmmaking projects. This light packs a punch; it holds 60 LEDs and features USB cha[...]

25 Days of Gear: GoPro Hero 5 Black

25 Days of Gear: GoPro Hero 5 Black

$399 gopro.com GoPro has gone and done it again. With their newest camera, the Hero 5 Black, we find a host of new and improved features. Voice control is awesome; no more fiddling with buttons and dr[...]

25 Days of Gear: Outdoor Tech’s Turtle Shell 3.0 Waterproof Speaker

25 Days of Gear: Outdoor Tech’s Turtle Shell 3.0 Waterproof Speaker

($130, outdoortechnology.com) There’s a lot to love about Outdoor Tech’s Turtle Shell 3.0. For one, it packs a big punch for its compact size with thumping bass and clear sound quality. We found i[...]