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A Beginner's Guide To Winter Camping

A Beginner's Guide To Winter Camping

While fair-weather camping mistakes lead to “we’ll laugh about it later,” winter is less forgiving; know where you’re going, what you’re taking, and trust who you’re going with.

Arva Avalanche Safety Beacon and Probe Review

Arva Avalanche Safety Beacon and Probe Review

We tested out the Evo4 Beacon and the Light 2.40 Compact Probe in the backcountry terrain outside of Telluride, Colorado and found there were pros and cons to both products. Here’s the full scoop:

How to Plan an Epic Climbing Trip

How to Plan an Epic Climbing Trip

Planning a climbing trip? Going international? Follow these tips and you’re sure to have an experience of a lifetime.

Winter Photography Basics

Winter Photography Basics

Wintery conditions don’t always lend to the best photos, so make sure you arm yourself with these basic tips.

An Introduction to the Compass

An Introduction to the Compass

Compass fundamentals are imperative in any backcountry endeavor.  Silly as it sounds, accelerated compass competence begins with a rhyme.

Hiking & Camping Gifts

Hiking & Camping Gifts

When hiking and camping, comfort, safety and convince can make or break the trip, and the recipient of the perfect outdoor gift will thank you every time it’s used.

Gifts for Bike Lovers

Gifts for Bike Lovers

From performance apparel to tools to keep their set of wheels rolling, we’ve pulled together our top gift ideas for the bike lover in your life.

Gifts Under $100

Gifts Under $100

Outdoor products can get pricy, but there’s plenty of high quality and functional gifts under $100 that the active people in your life will love.

Gifts Under $50

Gifts Under $50

When shopping for a mid-price gift, our favorites range from rugged technology to cool weather gear.

Gifts Under $25

Gifts Under $25

From stocking stuffers to making your backcountry trip just a bit more glam, check out our list of best gifts under (or around) $25. 

Best Travel Surf Gear

Best Travel Surf Gear

A minimalist traveler has no room for the semi-useful or the sometimes-helpful—and the following pieces of travel surf gear have proven themselves to be reliable day-in, day-out.

Gifts from Patagonia

Gifts from Patagonia

Active Junky testers love Patagonia for several reasons, but particularly for the top-notch performance from their gear and apparel, all of which make perfect gifts.

Gifts for Fishing & Water Sports

Gifts for Fishing & Water Sports

From standup paddle boards to fishing gear and accessories, Active Junky pulled together some of our favorite and top-reviewed products for fishing, paddling and water sports. 

Gifts Under $200

Gifts Under $200

Outdoor products under $200 start entering investment-grade gear that make great gifts that will get plenty of use and last years. 

The Best Holiday Gifts for Her

The Best Holiday Gifts for Her

Active Junky pulled together some of our favorite products for the outdoorsy lady in your life. Check out our recommendations for gifts sure to make her smile.

The Best Holiday Gifts for Him

The Best Holiday Gifts for Him

Active Junky pulled together some of our favorite products for the outdoorsy man in your life. Check out our recommendations for gifts sure to make him smile.

Best Activities in Ubud, Bali

Best Activities in Ubud, Bali

If you’re considering a trip to Bali, or you’re already planning on a jaunt to Ubud, read up on these amazing things to do to make the most of your trip. 

The Best Pedometers

The Best Pedometers

Pedometers are simple devices that track your daily steps, but the truth is technology has come far enough that few pedometer today are only pedometers. 

Deserted Island Go Bag

Deserted Island Go Bag

While the tactical or doomsday Go Bags sound pretty tough, we were thinking more of the Active Junky adventure version—a bag that you can grab and go for a specific trip. 

The Best Walkie Talkies

The Best Walkie Talkies

Active Junky tested two-way radios from top brands to determine the best walkie talkies and help you decide which pair best fits your adventuring needs. 

Thule 2017 Travel Gear

Thule 2017 Travel Gear

Check out our reviews of Thule's new travel gear, and get a better sense of what they're delivering to the market in 2017

The Best Binoculars

The Best Binoculars

Active Junky pulled together some of the best binoculars on the market from reputable brands to help you choose which pair is right for your favorite activities.

The Best Bike GPS of 2017

The Best Bike GPS of 2017

Active Junky testers spent hours evaluating these bike computers, and we've pulled together seven of the best bike GPS options on the market to help you find one that fits your cycling goals and your budget.

Best Activities in Costa Rica

Best Activities in Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s diversity of landscapes and habitats makes it an ideal destination to visit for a variety of outdoor adventures.

The Best Trail Cameras of 2017

The Best Trail Cameras of 2017

Active Junky mounted seven of the best trail cameras and tested each for image quality, detection accuracy, and important design features. Here are our recommendations for the best trail cameras under $200.

Tips to Plan the Perfect Road Trip

Tips to Plan the Perfect Road Trip

We’ve put more miles on our poor vehicles than we’d like to admit, but the result is an intimate understanding for life on the road, and advice for anyone about to take off on a road trip.

Awesome Activities to Experience in California

Awesome Activities to Experience in California

A wealth of topographic and ecological diversity bless Golden State residents and visitors alike with a bottomless bank vault overflowing with an invaluable resource: adventure.

Best Polarized Sunglasses for Fishing

Best Polarized Sunglasses for Fishing

Active Junky has taken a variety of combinations in material, lens color and sizes to review the best options for polarized sunglasses offered in 2017.

Travel Tips and Adventures in Israel

Travel Tips and Adventures in Israel

Israel isn’t necessarily thought of as an adventure destination, but it’s time we give credit where credit is due. 

Moab Camping & Fishing Essentials

Moab Camping & Fishing Essentials

We geared up for our most recent adventure to Utah with the latest offerings from Stio, GU, and LuminAID.

8 Underrated National Parks

8 Underrated National Parks

Brush back the facade of the frequented. Explore elsewhere. Because this landscape of ours is as big as it is beautiful, and we bet you haven’t seen it all.

5 Unforgettable Spring Hikes

5 Unforgettable Spring Hikes

Dust off your hiking boots, grab your crew, and head to some of the best springtime hikes the United States has to offer.