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Award-Winning Gear: Top 5 Picks for Great Gifts

by Michelle Flandreau
Crescent Moon EVA Snowshoes

Giving gifts is the best, but, let’s be honest, picking them out is kind of the worst. So take a shortcut. These five items recently earned accolades like Editors' Choice and Gear of the Year from the likes of Gear Junkie, Backpacker and Outside. Plus, we got the inside scoop on what features made each item […]

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Bankrupt Gander Mountain Reemerges As ‘Gander Outdoors’

by Sean McCoy

The rebranded Gander Outdoors will refresh the bankrupt Gander Mountain stores and online presence with direction from new owner Camping World, Inc.

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Stretch Puffy: Mountain Hardwear DS Hooded Review

by Stephen Regenold

Stretch it! A new construction method adds stretch and makes this 2017/18 Mountain Hardwear jacket unlike anything on the market.

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Watch: First Female Ascent of 5.14 R Trad Route

by Staff Post

Heather Weidner climbed China Doll, a 5.14- R trad route in Dream Canyon, Colorado, on trad gear. This film documents her progress, with passion and determination exposed in full.

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Play Pickleball at Outback RV Resort in Tanglewood!

by Good Sam Camping
For several years, pickleball has been promoted as “the fastest growing sport in North America.” With ten years of pickleball play at Outback RV Resort in Tanglewood, we can agree it has certainly been the fastest growing sport in our community. This strangely-named game is played on a court about one quarter the size of

First Look: Trono ‘Cushion Of Air’ Camp Chair

by Staff Post

The humble camp chair gets an inflatable upgrade this year. Our contributor lounged on air for a weekend to test a cushioned seat unlike any other.

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The Most Exciting Shoes From ‘The Running Event’

by Staff Post

The Running Event trade show debuts some of the running industry's top products for the coming year. We were on hand to learn about five exciting new running shoes for 2018.

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Avoid Knee Injuries While Skiing: Tips to Keep You Healthy

by Steve Graepel

Changing snow conditions, weak legs, skiing above your ability—knee injuries are one of the most common traumas on the slope. Here are some tips to avoid knee injuries this winter.

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3 Tips for RVing with Dogs in Winter

by Rene Agredano
Winter RV dog travels — keeping your pet warm on the road. Dogs wear permanent sweaters, but fur isn’t always enough to keep them warm during cold weather. Short hair or long, your pup will thank you for trying out these three easy tips for RVing with dogs in winter.   Create a Cozy Sleeping

Ice Skating Alaskan Backcountry is the Stuff Of Dreams

by Staff Post

Even if you're not a serious ice skater, this video will make you want to strap on a pair and glide across a frozen lake.

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Try Before Buying: We Rented Gear and You Can Too

by Mallory Paige

Renting outdoor gear is a great option for anyone traveling or looking to try before buying.

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3 Warm Drinks To Get You Through Winter

by Anders Norblom
Mexican Hot Chocolate Final

One of the best ways to brave the deep chill of winter is with a warm cozy drink in hand. Whether you enjoy them at home or on the go, nearly every occasion can be enhanced with a nice warm beverage. To give you a little inspiration, we’ve put together three of our favorite warm […]

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