We Tested Yak Wool, And It’s Awesome (but pricey)

Yaks evolved in the harshest conditions on the planet with a fine, thick, durable, coat to insulate and protect them. Humans did not. The Kora Azog Hooded Jacket; photos courtesy Kora Fortunately, yak wool can be collected and knit into clothing that, from our testing, keeps two-legged users as warm and dry as the four […]

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‘Big Outdoors’ An Upstart Marketplace For Tiny Brands

The ironically named, online-only platform Big Outdoors fills orders from its 15-foot by 20-foot storage locker warehouse with limited-run wares like socks, pants, tops, packs – even artisan chocolate. As Tucas out of Sabiñanigo, Spain, is among Big Outdoors smallest vendors The company features “cottage industry” vendors that range from small to smaller – all the way down to […]

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Review: Stio ‘Eddy Gingham’ Women’s Shirt

Breaking the design paradigm, Stio’s Eddy Gingham shirt for women is a winner for water repellency, sun protection, fit, and style. A cut-and-paste replication of men’s clothing designs to a women’s line does not work. Fortunately, brands are making great strides on the ladies’ front. Case in point: Stio, a Jackson Hole-based outdoor lifestyle apparel company […]

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Moosejaw ‘Pro-Level’ Winter Shell Jackets Start At $129

Looking for skiwear this fall and winter that’s not outrageously expensive? Moosejaw now has its own outerwear line, with fleece jackets starting as low as $49. Included: Signature Moosejaw bottle opener tethered to the jacket Moosejaw, the massive online retailer, has its own line of products, including t-shirts, water bottles, and, more recently, outerwear. The […]

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Columbia Goes Rogue With ‘Star Wars’ Jackets

From a galaxy far, far away come three “very limited-edition” high-performance jackets by Columbia. We may not have lightsabers or hyperdrive, but on December 9th Columbia Sportswear gives us jackets fit for a Star Wars hero, heroine, or villain. The Star Wars-themed jackets accompany the latest franchise film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. According to a […]

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‘Quadcycle,’ Star Wars Jackets, Outdoor Dream Job: GearJunkie Week In Review

A recap of top stories for the week of Nov. 27 – Dec. 3, 2016. 1) Antarctic Bike: Four Wheels For Polar Cycling Want to bike across the Antarctic? You might need a bike like this. 2) Potato, Po-tah-to: How To Pronounce Tricky Gear Brand Names Thule, Injinji, Fjällräven… Outdoor gear brand names can be a bear […]

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Red Bull Vision: Sports Drink Maker Sells Sunglasses

Energy drink juggernaut Red Bull has blurred the lines of branding, making huge strides in media with a magazine and popular video channel, and by running a popular race series. Now, sunglasses. Red Bull Sunglasses The high-octane brand is entering the lucrative world of high-end sunglasses in the U.S. market Today the company announced a […]

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