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How to Choose a Roof Rack for Your Bike

How to Choose a Roof Rack for Your Bike

After a general purpose roof rack or rooftop cargo carrier, the most popular rooftop accessory for your adventuring needs this summer is a bike carrier.

Father’s Day Gift Guide:  More New Tech & Tools

Father’s Day Gift Guide: More New Tech & Tools

Dad’s not immune to the lure of flashing LEDs, voice-activated anything or shiny objects for home, car and travel.  Active Junky’s done both giver and getter right with these three products.

W.L. Gore:  No Longer Simply Waterproof-Breathable

W.L. Gore: No Longer Simply Waterproof-Breathable

One of the biggest names in outerwear is radically altering its product offerings this year, moving away from 100-percent waterproof-breathable membranes and into a variety of laminates to cover a world’s worth of outdoor scenarios.

Best Early Season Camping Hacks

Best Early Season Camping Hacks

Three products turn the year’s first outings into successful forays, whether a state forest campground or primitive campsite is your destination.

Best New Commuting Products

Best New Commuting Products

Active Junky’s gathered some obvious brand choices along with road-worthy newcomers to roll in with solid options that work on and off the bike.

Best Photo Safari Gear

Best Photo Safari Gear

These pieces of gear have proven essential in-transit and on-site to travel safely with camera in hand.

Best Photo Safari Apparel

Best Photo Safari Apparel

Apart from technical photo gear, the team’s spotted great apparel to put comfort and agility in focus.

Best Portable Power Supplies

Best Portable Power Supplies

Pushing a smart phone, tablet, digital camera, navigational watch or ancillary device hard puts you in an energy Black Hole in as little as an hour.

Road Cycling Maintenance Tips

Road Cycling Maintenance Tips

These five pointers from Active Junky will make returning to the road easier and safer no matter what your riding goals for this year.

Best Road Bikes Under $2,000

Best Road Bikes Under $2,000

Active Junky brings the need for confident handling, speed and reliability back to Earth with these four selections.

Best Men’s Travel Sandals

Best Men’s Travel Sandals

The right pair of sandals does more than hang loose at café or pub.  Travel-worthy styles make multi-sport adventure possible without adding much weight to pack or duffel.

ENO Sub7 Hammock Review

ENO Sub7 Hammock Review

Weighing in at 6.5 ounces and the size of a large fist when compacted, the ENO Sub7 Hammock is perfect for those looking for an ultralight sleeping system or just to inject some lounge time into their next backpacking adventure

Top Trip-Saving Accessories

Top Trip-Saving Accessories

Far from home and days into the trip, little things add up.  With these Active Junky selections, your focus is on fun rather than frustration.

3 Road Trip Essentials

3 Road Trip Essentials

While these essentials won’t completely convert your vehicle into a mobile adventure wagon, throwing these pieces of gear into your trunk is a surefire way to make your trip go a lot smoother. 

Two Awesome Stanley Cooksets

Two Awesome Stanley Cooksets

The word “backpacking” suggests roughing it, but today’s cooksets allow backcountry travelers to bring mini kitchens into the wilderness.

Darn Tough Hiking Socks

Darn Tough Hiking Socks

Here are a few of our favorite Darn Tough options that you’re likely to wear outside, but unlikely to wear out.

The Rise of Wood Skis and Snowboards

The Rise of Wood Skis and Snowboards

From wood cores to bamboo sidewalls and wooden topsheets, a small number of ski and snowboard shapers have turned to wood for its undeniable aesthetic, sustainable potential and penchant for performance.

Royal Robbins Spring ’16 Gear Review

Royal Robbins Spring ’16 Gear Review

We just got our hands on a few of the new pieces in the Royal Robbins line, and it’s safe to say that the quality has returned to the high standards set by Royal and Liz (the 1968 founders) so many years ago. 

Recharging in the Woods: How to Pick a Power Source

Recharging in the Woods: How to Pick a Power Source

Whether you are trying to charge up to get the shot or simply want to have a line of communication should your trip go awry, there are a few questions to ask yourself before picking a charging device:

5 Active Junky Power Recommendations

5 Active Junky Power Recommendations

We’ve tested a ton of charging devices over the past year, and these five Active Junky recommendations represent the gear testing team’s favorite picks.

GloveTacts: Tech and Tools

GloveTacts: Tech and Tools

GloveTacts are small, sticky patches of touch-screen friendly suede that adhere to the outside of your gloves.

Best Baselayer Tops

Best Baselayer Tops

A quality baselayer comes in handy more often than you’d think.

Best Cameras for Backpacking

Best Cameras for Backpacking

So you spend a lot of time adventuring in the backcountry, and you need a camera to capture the action. We're here to help you pick out a camera that meets your needs and budget.