These pieces of gear have proven essential in-transit and on-site to travel safely with camera in hand.
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Apart from technical photo gear, the team’s spotted great apparel to put comfort and agility in focus.
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.
These five pointers from Active Junky will make returning to the road easier and safer no matter what your riding goals for this year.
Active Junky brings the need for confident handling, speed and reliability back to Earth with these four selections.
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.
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
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.
We tested the AfterShokz Trekz Titanium wireless headphones and here are a few thoughts on the tech:
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.
With Casio’s rugged WSD-F10, local data trumps regional weather reports to spur effective here-and-now tactics.
The word “backpacking” suggests roughing it, but today’s cooksets allow backcountry travelers to bring mini kitchens into the wilderness.
Here are a few of our favorite Darn Tough options that you’re likely to wear outside, but unlikely to wear out.
Casio’s created the the rugged WSD-F10 to make smarter decisions no matter what the next ride holds.
Alice Perlowski, MD, is a spokesperson for CEP Compression, and she’s well suited to explain the benefits of compression to outdoor enthusiasts.
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.
Here are a few of the best ways to protect your camera in the backcountry.
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.
2016 marks a year of change for Royal Robbins, but not necessarily in the way you might think.
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:
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.
We break down three of the ways to recharge in the woods: portable power banks, solar panels and wood stoves.
GloveTacts are small, sticky patches of touch-screen friendly suede that adhere to the outside of your gloves.
Casio converts powerful, four-season data acquisition into visual displays to inform, guide and celebrate every adventure.
A quality baselayer comes in handy more often than you’d think.
Considering the light weight, year-round versatility and class-leading technologies, our Active Junky gear testers agree that if you are only going to buy one sleeping pad, the NeoAir XTherm Max is the best you can get.
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.
Now, let’s discuss a different beast, coreshots, and the various options you have for fixing them.
Active Junky tested Sweet Protection’s Monkeywrench Jacket and the Supernaut R Pant in Chile this summer and Colorado this winter, and we were beyond impressed.
If you’re looking to bump beats via Bluetooth, consider linking up with one of these three top choices from Goal Zero, Outdoor Tech and Beats By Dre.
Sneak Peak of the Burton Custom X Flying V and Line Skis Mordecai.
The Rab Neutrino Endurance Down Jacket is, simply put, one of the best cold-weather jackets we’ve ever tested.
Is it a good idea to bring a camera into the backcountry?
One tester, pennywise surf, SUP and beach lover from coastal North Carolina, left the test and ordered one for personal use.
Active Junky puts you into winter with more wonderland for you and your faithful hound with these six winners.
Active Junky’s pulled, zip and buttoned dozens of wool-fiber options this season. Three top the charts for standout insulation and peer plaudits.
Even with the motivation, and know how, biking to work in the winter can be bone-chilling. The last piece of the puzzle is gear—toasty, blissful pre- and post-work rides are just a few purchases away.
Ladies: looking for a hydration pack to take with you on the trail? We put these CamelBaks to the test in Chile, and our testers were as stoked as they were satiated.
Active Junky’s been rocking this Coal gear all winter long (we actually started testing them this summer in the Chilean Andes), and we couldn’t be more stoked.
These versatile tops and shorts proved their worth over every trip and trail. Peruse the following reviews—no passport required.
Never have jackets been more technical. These three, all technical in their own right, got the job done in Chile.
Campground or paddle-in settings allow room for creative cooking and dining options; multi-course replaces foil pouches and boiling water.
Over the past few years, we’ve tested quite a few of Pearl Izumi products, from Chile’s volcanic grit to Colorado’s frosty mountain passes. These six products stood out by standing the test of time:
Following a winter camping trip in Utah’s Wasatch Range, Active Junky gear testers agree that Backpacker’s Pantry supplies some of the best dehydrated backpacking meals in the game.
Active Junky combed through thousands of new products at the 2016 Outdoor Retailer show and found five tech-laden gear choices for your backcountry adventures in 2016.
Let’s talk Base Repair. More specifically, how to fix a gouge in your ski.
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:
A basic ski wax, done by hand, involves three major steps.
Taking your phone on the road? Breeze through these durable, lightweight phone accessories that set outdoor athletes and world travelers free.
We ran through the Basin and Range line this fall and early winter, and these are four of our favorites.