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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.

Sweet Protection Ski Outerwear Gear Review

Sweet Protection Ski Outerwear Gear Review

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.

3 Best Portable Bluetooth Speakers

3 Best Portable Bluetooth Speakers

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.

RinseKit: Après Play Spray

RinseKit: Après Play Spray

One tester, pennywise surf, SUP and beach lover from coastal North Carolina, left the test and ordered one for personal use.

Winter Dog Walking Winners

Winter Dog Walking Winners

Active Junky puts you into winter with more wonderland for you and your faithful hound with these six winners.

Best Men’s Wool Tops

Best Men’s Wool Tops

Active Junky’s pulled, zip and buttoned dozens of wool-fiber options this season.  Three top the charts for standout insulation and peer plaudits.

Best Winter Bike Commute Gear

Best Winter Bike Commute Gear

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.

Women’s CamelBaks: Built for Bikers

Women’s CamelBaks: Built for Bikers

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.

Coal Headwear’s Winter Line

Coal Headwear’s Winter Line

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.

6 Pedal-Ready Pearl Izumi Products

6 Pedal-Ready Pearl Izumi Products

 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:

Ode to Backpacker’s Pantry

Ode to Backpacker’s Pantry

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.

Backcountry Tech: Five New Products for 2016

Backcountry Tech: Five New Products for 2016

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.

Arva Avalanche Safety Beacon and Probe Review

Arva Avalanche Safety Beacon and Probe Review

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:

Top Phone Accessories

Top Phone Accessories

Taking your phone on the road? Breeze through these durable, lightweight phone accessories that set outdoor athletes and world travelers free.