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The beautiful & efficient Enki biomass stove creates biochar as it cooks your dinner

<b>Whether you're camping or just cooking out, Enki portable pyrolytic stoves offer a clean-burning flame from found fuel.</b><p>The latest entry to the …

Ultralight Adventure Gear for Winter in the Backcountry

<i>Whether you're snowshoeing or skiing, winter camping or tracing a hut-to-hut system in the backcountry, ultralight gear lessens the load and allows</i> …

Backpacking

App-controlled insoles bring the heat

When it comes to heated insoles, ThermaCELL is definitely the brand that most people know. We tried out a pair a few years ago, and while we …

This noise-blocking gadget works like a real-life mute button

Muzo is an acoustic device that claims to stop unwanted noise. It sticks on flat objects, like windows, and uses anti-vibration technology.<p>The device also purports to use "voice masking" sounds to help with privacy when having a conversation.<p>You can preorder one for around £130.<p><i>Produced by Claudia</i> …

iOS

Morakniv Tactical Blade | Carbon Steel Excellence

Morakniv of Sweden has been making blades for over a hundred years. While the company has undergone a few name changes, their commitment to crafting …

An Ode to the Stylish Duffle. Plus 5 of Our Favorites.

There’s plenty to be said for ballistic-denier waterproof duffels that you can drag behind a Jeep, up a mountain, and through raging rivers (like Patagonia’s Stormfront, below).<p>But to avoid looking like a wannabe Conrad Anker on your weekend getaway to Jackson Hole, the other classic waxed-canvas …

The Company Building the World's Best Packs for Women

Looking at Dana Gleason, you wouldn’t peg him for a builder of svelte women’s backpacks. Tall, broad, and bearded, he’s easily three times my mass, but like me, he occupies the underserved ends of the sizing spectrum. I’m little; he’s XXL. So back in 1983, when he founded Dana Designs, Gleason …

Can't Find Two Trees to String Up Your Hammock? Just Use Your Car

What’s the point of going camping if at some point you don’t get to lazily lounge around in a hammock? It’s an essential part of escaping to the …

Eberlestock J-51 Warhammer Pack

I’m a pack whore. Now that we have that out of the way, here’s a first impression on the Eberlestock J-51 Warhammer pack. In an earlier review I …

Backpacking

The Janus Folding Knife Is An Ultra Sleek Blacked-Out Blade Built For Supervillains

Most knives are designed to look and feel rugged – like something that you could carry out with you into the woods or out on deployment. The Janus …

The Sunda Is A 2-Person Hammock Tent Hybrid That's Built For Any Terrain

We think of camping tents today, our view is somewhat myopic. That is to say, a camping tent serves one purpose, looks a specific way and functions …

The New GoTenna Could Make the Backcountry Safer—If People Use It

The original goTenna, which debuted last year, was a pretty slick backcountry communications tool. The battery-powered stick paired with a smartphone via Bluetooth, allowing you to send text messages and broadcast your location without cell service or satellite data. Users could send messages to …

The Best Lights for Illuminating Your Campsite

Kick that old-fashioned lantern to the curb.<p>Remember when a trusty Coleman lantern was the absolute best way to light up your campsite? Introduced in 1914, those kerosene-burning lamps were a mainstay with outdoor enthusiasts for decades. But nowadays there are tons of slick, new gadgets for …

Camping

MTM Special Ops Watch | Cobra

If you’re like me and aren’t opposed to a little man bling, then you need to peruse the offerings from MTM Special Ops watches. The name says it all, …

Smartwatches

XY3 Bluetooth Item Finder

Give yourself some peace of mind and track your items with the XY3 Bluetooth Item Finder. Developed for both iOS and Android, this small device will …

Android News

Loco Libre Cayenne Pepper Synthetic Underquilt Review

Loco Libre Cayenne Pepper Synthetic Underquilt on a Warbonnet Blackbird HammockLoco Libre Gear is a new cottage quilt maker with a host of radical …

Backpacking

Dream Hammock 4-Season Thunderbird Hammock Review

The Thunderbird is a 4-season hammock with a overcover (shown with down underquilt)Dream Hammock is a backpacking hammock maker that provides a wide …

Backpacking

Ultimate Pop-Up Tent Includes Solar Power, Heat Control, LED Lights And More (video)

Jake Jackson has once again taken to Kickstarter to launch his next generation of pop-up tent, which includes a wealth of features to make your …

Gear & Gadgets

Gear Aid Announces Line of Rechargeable LED Lights & Power Stations

With three new powerful camp lights, Gear Aid gives us yet one more reason to stay outside even longer.

First Look: Expanding 'Flex Capacitor' Backpack From Sierra Designs

A new take on backpack design, the Flex Capacitor 40-60 Pack offers lateral expansion to open wide (or cinch tight) to manage gear. We tested an …

Vitchelo – Headlamp W/ Red LED For Hunting, Camping or Running

Price: $29.95Heading outdoors at night won’t be much of a problem if you have VITCHELO® by your side. This is a versatile and reliable headlamp that …

LED Lighting

An ex-North Face employee claims to have made the world's strongest tent

If you're looking for a proper tent, you'll find a wealth of brands: REI, ALPS Mountaineering, The North Face, Tarptent. What you won't get, though, is something strong enough to survive disasters.<p>Martin Zemitis is trying to change that. A former North Face product designer with 33 years in the …

Camping

This smart stud finder works with your phone to do 3D-image sensing - Pocket-lint

There's a new stud finder available that's unlike any typical stud finder you can buy from a local hardware store.<p>It uses Vayyar Imaging’s 3D-image …

Google Play

Prepare For The Worst With The Readyman Mini Pocket Survival Stove

While most folks who are heading out into the woods are going to be well enough equipped to start a fire, either with a gas stove or with matches in …

Get To Work With Civilware's Heritage Hatchets

If a tool’s essential form hasn’t changed in hundreds of years, you can be sure that it is because it was a pretty damn good design to start with. …

The County Is A Modern Take On Your Grandfather's Classic Pocket Knife

Geared toward creating functionally sound items that are also style-forward, The James Brand first stepped out into the spotlight with The Chapter …

2016 Summer Outdoor Retailer Gear Preview (Part 1)

As the 2016 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market gear convention gets underway in Salt Lake City, we take a sneak peek at all of the great new products …

Salt Lake City

Windcatcher AirPad 2+

Sleep easier<p>Windcatcher AirPad 2+<p>Indoor / outdoor inflatable mattress substitute<p>One-way valve inflates in seconds without pumping or power<p>4" thick …

Camping