‘OR Show’ Leaving Utah, Noob Survival, Future Gear: GearJunkie Week In Review


A recap of top stories for the week of Feb. 12 – 18, 2017.

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1) Screaming Deals: Gear Savings Of The Week

Outdoor gear deals that are too good to pass up. Click at your own risk!

2) Recent Grad? 7 Ways To Break Into The Outdoors Industry

Want to work outside or alongside passionate outdoors people? This list will help you land a job in the outdoors industry.

3) Future Gear: Award-Winners At Munich’s ISPO 2017

These outdoors products won the most prestigious award at Europe’s largest stage for new gear.

ISPO product of the year

4) Hunt, Fish, Surf: The Life Of Canada’s First Pro Surfer

Canada’s first pro surfer, Raph Bruhwiler steers his boat to remote breaks along the coast of British Columbia.

5) Made In Detroit: This Bicycle Costs More Than A Car

How much would you pay for a copper-plated, python-skin, handmade bicycle?

6) Opinion: Outdoors Industry Should Bring Fight To Utah

Shouldn’t we take a stance and kick up so much dust that they threaten to KICK US OUT?’

7) Conceptual Snowmobile: Trail Ready, Seats Four

This snowmobile carries the whole family, fits onto existing snowmobile trails, and packs a 165 horsepower engine.

8) Firewaall Makes ‘Curtain Of Fire’ To Heat Camp

Start the fire with tinder in the bottom, add some larger sticks, and enjoy a vertical blaze.

firewaal curtain of fire

9) Eat Frosting, Win Ultras: Rising Star Clare Gallagher

Clare Gallagher won the Leadville 100 with no previous big race wins on a diet of broth, Sour Patch Kids, and cake frosting.

10) Outdoor Industry Issues Ultimatum To Utah Governor

Members of the Outdoor Industry Association united today in a strong rebuke of Utah Gov. Gary Herbert.

11) First Look: Altra ‘Toothy’ King MT Trail-Running Shoe

Traction is not for want on a new shoe from Altra. The King MT is the brand’s toothiest trail shoe to date.

12) Noob Survival Test With The Leatherman Signal

A mile from my van and with limited cell service, I confronted the essentials of life and ‘survived’ for four whole hours.

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13) Walmart Acquires Moosejaw For $51 Million

Patagonia, The North Face, 66 North, Arc’teryx, and many more brands will now contribute to Walmart’s bottom line.

14) Glacial Play: World’s Most Extreme Theater?

Jets, helicopters, snowmobiles, ice climbers, paragliders, fireworks, and a 9,000-pound elephant made of snow. This might be the world’s most extreme theater.

15) ‘Grounds Keepers’ To Clean Litter From Major Trails Nationwide

Hikers around the country will tackle major trails to haul out trash and continue the ‘Packing It Out’ mission.

16) First Look: Petzl ‘Anti-Panic’ GRIGRI+ Belay Device

Petzl Introduces the newest member of the GRIGRI family, the GRIGRI+. We got a chance to try it at one of the world’s foremost climbing gyms.

17) Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

From old-fashioned axes to pocket-size hammocks, our weekly peek at emerging products examines the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design.

Premium Saddle Axe

18) Retail Trend: First Look Inside YETI Coolers Flagship

YETI Coolers opens its first brick-and-mortar retail location, a flagship store in Austin, Texas, on Feb. 23. We peeked inside this shrine to all things YETI.

19) Toast National Parks With Collector Beer Cans

Utah-based Uinta Brewing releases specially-designed artwork celebrating America’s sacred spaces.

20) Outdoor Industry Association: Utah Out, Seeking ‘New Home’ For OR Show

Today, the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) spoke officially with Utah Governor Gary Herbert about the future of the trade show.

21) Teens Drop Cliffs On Freeride World Tour

The drops, flips, and tricks done by these 14- to 18-year-olds are simply unbelievable.

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22) The Key To This Happy Marriage? Live In A Van

Does living in a van 365 days a year make a marriage better? This couple gives some insight.

23) Tested For 2,000 Miles: Granite Gear Crown2 Backpack

We packed, hefted, and hiked with the Granite Gear Crown2 for a five-month test along the Pacific Crest Trail.

24) Meet The Brand Turning Old Land Rovers Into Masterpieces

East Coast Defender takes old Land Rover Defenders and restores them into overland-ready works of art.

East Coast Defender Land Rover Restoration

25) ‘Brothers Of Climbing’ Group Spreads Message Of Inclusivity

‘Black people don’t climb’ is a phrase members of Brothers of Climbing hear all the time. They challenge that misconception with the reply ‘you can do this.’

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