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.
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The new OtterBox Outdoor line is an impressive group of products bringing OtterBox back to their roots.
Active Junky loves the products we’ve tested from Klymit, and this insulated hammock pad and double hammock are no exception.
We’ve pulled together some of our favorite and top-performing running headlamps from Black Diamond, Petzel and Nathan.
Whatever your reason or need for power on the go, we’ve pulled together some of the best solar power options.
Whether hitting the slopes or trailblazing through fresh powder on foot, the right equipment is crucial for successful winter pursuits.
After exploring over 25 countries, our traveling gear tester names the three palm-sized travel gadgets critical to every trip.
Sometimes, it’s not the most expensive gear that makes or breaks your trip. Sometimes, it’s the little things that you rely on daily that prove their worth time and time again.
We pulled together some of our favorite products from TNF, all of which make great gifts for the outdoors lover in your life.
The Priority Continuum Onyx from Priority Bicycles is the perfect bike for city commuting.
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.
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.
The short answer: yup, we think so. Read on for the long answer about why.
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.
When working out and getting your sweat on, proper gear can make a huge difference in performance and even safety.
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.
Outdoor products under $200 start entering investment-grade gear that make great gifts that will get plenty of use and last years.
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.
When shopping for a mid-price gift, our favorites range from rugged technology to cool weather gear.
From stocking stuffers to making your backcountry trip just a bit more glam, check out our list of best gifts under (or around) $25.
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.
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.
We took these three pieces of Basin and Range gear out to Wyoming’s Wind River Range to do some camping during the 2017 Solar Eclipse.
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.
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.
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.
Subscription Boxes have become super popular in the last few years. Everything from organic food to women’s fashion. Cairn is the subscription box for outdoor adventures.
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 Rokform system is the perfect bike mounting solution for commuters and long distance cyclists alike.
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.
We geared up for our most recent adventure to Utah with the latest offerings from Stio, GU, and LuminAID.
Active Junky has you covered for gift ideas for the father that loves to fly fish.
Active Junky has pull together some of the best bass fishing rods, reels and lures from Cabela’s.
We break down a few tips for how to start your avalanche education and how to stay safe when in avalanche-prone backcountry terrain.
We’ve pulled together a few of our favorite pro models to make a complete head-to-toe snowboard kit, designed with input from an all-star team of riders.
The splitboard is a variation of a snowboard developed specifically with backcountry exploration in mind. By removing the bindings, unhooking the board, and reattaching the bindings to the now-separate halves, a splitboard transforms into a pair of skis.
Some folks prefer the winter rush of carving silky powder on the mountain. Others head south to feel that drop and bottom turn of a wave set.
This guide helps you build a list of essential equipment and supplies to keep you going for 72-hours if you are caught in a disaster situation.
Trips are now a bit more complicated as space is limited. Catching flights with restricted space requires thought-out and well-constructed luggage.
Accomplishing the Danner boot fabrication process takes nearly 100 people holding the line.
Gear That Got It Done: Whitewater SUP Paddling
Years of navigating white water kayaks and SUPs through technical waters in summer runoff have tuned basic awareness in to controlling a craft at an exceptional level. For any new craft, efforts are immediately funneled into creating a relationship with its technical features. Active Junky tester experience with the Tsunami 125 in the Sam Houston Wilderness area was no different.
Hydro Flask is the leader in all things vacuum insulated. If you are looking to keep anything hot or cold, Hydro Flask is the way to go.
Hiking 14ers is a favorite pastime of locals and visitors alike, and while spring to fall are the most popular months to summit, winter hiking provides opportunities to push yourself and experience different gear.
Putting wheels on a deck made of odd materials is no longer unique. But Australia-born company Penny Skateboards takes riders down the road to a better future, both with the “I Ride I Recycle” collection of boards as well as work they’re doing around the world.
Record snowfall is a beautiful thing. So is a mid-winter trip to warmer climates and being ready when the drifts start disappearing.
Our team’s time late last fall at the InterBike trade show opened our eyes afresh to the company’s deft manipulation of materials and technology. Here are a few of Kryptonite’s recent lock contributions to the cycling life of cities around the globe.
Call it “going big.” We’re out to get friends and family away from their screens and living more amazing days with us.
Charging into your favorite outdoor pursuits takes the right gear. Winter means warmth, traction and even margin if the weather gets worse. Here are some solid choices to succeed in tough conditions.
Hundreds of brands fill the potential gear locker with all manner of technology, performance and style sensibilities.