GEAR

Check out the latest and greatest from the outdoor gear world. From the latest releases and previews to the all-time classics and reviews, we cover it all.

THE BEST WINTER GEAR OF 2019

By Doug Schnitzspahn | 18 Dec 19
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It’s time to restock your closet with skis, boards, snowshoes, shells, and extras that will improve your game, uplevel your look, and keep you cozy on the slopes and in the backcountry this winter. Alpine Ski Nordica Enforcer 88 Meet your new do-it-all ski. With a wood core and snappy turning power, this beast can…

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Gift Ideas for Gearheads

By Jedd Ferris | 17 Dec 19
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The holidays are fast approaching. Here’s a shortlist of gift ideas for the outdoor enthusiasts in your life. Blundstone Originals 500 There’s a reason these boots have been around for half a century. Blundstone’s rugged Originals are made of supple leather that enables an easy slip-on and gets more comfortable with age. They’re also outfitted…

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide

By BRO Staff | 20 Nov 19
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Looking for the perfect gift for the outdoor adventurer in your life? Here are a few of our favorite ideas for the holiday season. Patagonia Men’s Woolie Fleece Pullover, $159Inspired by one of Yvon Chouinard’s favorite original pieces, this go-to fleece is made of a warm, soft blend of recycled materials (40% recycled wool, 35%…

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GEAR UP: Top Picks for Great Gear

By BRO Admin | 07 Nov 19
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This year’s hottest products are here and just in time for the holidays. Get in gear! Want to get your hands on some of this gear? Enter to win the GIVEAWAY! Icemule Boss Ultimate portability. Ultimate ice retention. Ultimate ease of use. No wonder the ICEMULE BOSS™ is the ultimate cooler. Premium, multi-day ice retention…

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Best in Backpacking

By Ian Dzilenski | 09 Oct 19
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Outdoor guide Corinna Mokotoff picks her go-to gear Corinna Mokotoff, a 21-year-old student at Appalachian State University, knows a thing or two about backpacking. From participating in multiple NOLS courses to guiding trips for the Outdoor Programs Department at ASU to countless overnight hikes with friends on the weekends, Mokotoff has spent her fair share…

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Best in Bike Gear

By Ian Dzilenski | 10 Sep 19
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Photo by Jess Daddio Andy Beckman’s must-haves for mountain biking “I grew up riding bikes up and down the street as every kid does,” racer Andy Beckman said. “It all progressed from building little ramps in the driveway and just having fun with friends.”  The enjoyment of riding continued through childhood and far beyond. In…

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Gear On The Go: September 2019

By Road Team | 06 Sep 19
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Our favorite season! September in the West. We are six months into our tour, with only two left to go. Where did the time run off to? This month, we’ve planned a big trip out west to complete a 50-mile loop around The Three Sisters. Roxy is raising money for The Cairn Project, an organization…

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Is Your Waterproof Gear Toxic?

By Michael Welch | 29 Aug 19
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The Outdoor Industry ADDRESSES widespread carcinogenic compounds in its products  While many fans of the outdoors have been practicing Leave No Trace principles since before the non-profit was founded, they might be surprised and disappointed to learn how much of their favorite gear leaves trace amounts of perfluorocarbons (PFCs) that will remain in the environment…

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Gear On The Go: August 2019

By Road Team | 15 Aug 19
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This month has been a bit of a whirlwind, to say the least. We’ve covered a lot of miles and visited some of our favorite Colorado mountain towns. The days are still hot, but the mountain nights are starting to get that familiar chill in the air. Last night, in Crested Butte (where we’ve set…

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Dad’s Gear Lending Closet

By Carla Francis | 22 Jul 19
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After losing her father, a hiker rediscovers his vintage gear—and his inspiration  Accessing the riches of dad’s gear lending closet came with one stipulation: Lecture Time, abbreviated to “LT.” Want to borrow his vintage Sigg Tourist Cook Set? No problem, but first a long-winded lesson on how to light and care for the stove we’d…

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Gear On The Go: July 2019

By Road Team | 15 Jul 19
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Check out some of the gear that keeps us groovin’ in this months’ Gear On The Go.

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Gear On The Go: June 2019

By Road Team | 14 Jun 19
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Gear On The Go is a series that highlights tried and testes outdoor gear from the Live Outside and Play Road Team.

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Gear On The Go: May 2019

By Road Team | 09 May 19
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Check out some of the gear that keeps us groovin’ in this months’ Gear On The Go

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Gear On The Go: April 2019

By Road Team | 17 Apr 19
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A collection of the Live Outside and Play Road Team’s favorite Gear, April 2019

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The Goods: Fly Gear

By Nick Carter | 07 Mar 19
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Top Regional Guides Dish On Indispensable Gear Fly fishers are gear people. There  are closets full of rods, reels, tools and tying materials. Boxes of flies, acquired long ago for a particular stream and season, wait forgotten in the pocket of an old vest. All of it has, or had, a purpose. Yet there are…

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