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Moab Camping & Fishing Essentials

Moab Camping & Fishing Essentials

We geared up for our most recent adventure to Utah with the latest offerings from Stio, GU, and LuminAID.

4 Pro Models for the Best Snowboarding Kit

4 Pro Models for the Best Snowboarding Kit

We’ve pulled together a few of our favorite pro models to make a complete head-to-toe snowboard kit, designed with input from an all-star team of riders.

Beginner’s Guide to Splitboarding: Getting the Gear

Beginner’s Guide to Splitboarding: Getting the Gear

The splitboard is a variation of a snowboard developed specifically with backcountry exploration in mind. By removing the bindings, unhooking the board, and reattaching the bindings to the now-separate halves, a splitboard transforms into a pair of skis. 

Tsunami 125: A Landlocked Paddler’s Touring Kayak of Choice

Tsunami 125: A Landlocked Paddler’s Touring Kayak of Choice

Years of navigating white water kayaks and SUPs through technical waters in summer runoff have tuned basic awareness in to controlling a craft at an exceptional level. For any new craft, efforts are immediately funneled into creating a relationship with its technical features. Active Junky tester experience with the Tsunami 125 in the Sam Houston Wilderness area was no different. 

Brand Spotlight: Hydro Flask

Brand Spotlight: Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask is the leader in all things vacuum insulated. If you are looking to keep anything hot or cold, Hydro Flask is the way to go.

Gear That Got It Done: Winter Hiking a Colorado 14er

Gear That Got It Done: Winter Hiking a Colorado 14er

Hiking 14ers is a favorite pastime of locals and visitors alike, and while spring to fall are the most popular months to summit, winter hiking provides opportunities to push yourself and experience different gear.

Commerce With a Conscience: Penny Skateboards

Commerce With a Conscience: Penny Skateboards

Putting wheels on a deck made of odd materials is no longer unique. But Australia-born company Penny Skateboards takes riders down the road to a better future, both with the “I Ride I Recycle” collection of boards as well as work they’re doing around the world.

Early Season Hiking & Camping Products

Early Season Hiking & Camping Products

Record snowfall is a beautiful thing. So is a mid-winter trip to warmer climates and being ready when the drifts start disappearing. 

Brand Spotlight: Kryptonite

Brand Spotlight: Kryptonite

Our team’s time late last fall at the InterBike trade show opened our eyes afresh to the company’s deft manipulation of materials and technology. Here are a few of Kryptonite’s recent lock contributions to the cycling life of cities around the globe.

Favorite Group Camping Products

Favorite Group Camping Products

Call it “going big.” We’re out to get friends and family away from their screens and living more amazing days with us. 

Editor’s Picks: New favorites to start the year strong

Editor’s Picks: New favorites to start the year strong

Hundreds of brands fill the potential gear locker with all manner of technology, performance and style sensibilities. Following are a few that reached out and grabbed us by the editorial collar.

Hard Working Apparel & Gear

Hard Working Apparel & Gear

Active Junky’s found three brands uniquely qualified to deliver the goods. With enough left in the tank to put up a couple of cords before whiskey-sipping time arrives.

Emerging Brand Spotlight: North Sails

Emerging Brand Spotlight: North Sails

North Sails, surprise, started by plying the world’s lakes and oceans. Their hard-won knowledge of tackling changing weather, with more than a little back-at-the-dock style, showed up in pieces recently put under test by Active Junky.

Technical Base Layers: Sets & Bottoms Roundup

Technical Base Layers: Sets & Bottoms Roundup

Have a look at our top picks for base layer bottoms and sets from some of the best outdoor clothing brands for your next adventure to stay warm, but not too warm.

Innovative Gear & Apparel: New tech for the New Year

Innovative Gear & Apparel: New tech for the New Year

Missions to Mars aren’t the only dreams engineers are carrying around in their pulsing grey matter. These Active Junky selections turn yesterday’s imaginings into relevant products ready to wear and carry now.

Winter Warmers: Insulated Footwear and Apparel

Winter Warmers: Insulated Footwear and Apparel

It doesn’t take a record blizzard to discourage the unprepared from going forth into winter activities. Active Junky has a “no excuses” approach to gearing up for getting out. And this selection of favorite products fits the adventurous spirit, big dump or not.

Technical Base Layers: Long Sleeve Tops Roundup

Technical Base Layers: Long Sleeve Tops Roundup

You don’t often hear a set of long underwear or long sleeve wool shirt listed as part of your life-saving gear list. But when it comes to technical base layers, a crucial part of your outdoor adventure kit, they most certainly are. 

Stand Up Paddle Boarding: Favorite Accessories

Stand Up Paddle Boarding: Favorite Accessories

Active Junky’s been hitting the water hard (often, that is) and finding ways to make each outing more positive and memorable. Dive into this selection to upgrade your style and performance from coast to coast, churning surf to quiet mountain lake.

Holiday Gift Guide: Sunglasses

Holiday Gift Guide: Sunglasses

Who has the right sunglasses? Or a spare pair that’s capable of taking charge when the go-to breaks? Not many of us, so Active Junky jumped in to remedy the Curse of the Crappy Shades with some solid options logging in at well under $200.

Holiday Gift Guide: Wireless Earbuds and Charger

Holiday Gift Guide: Wireless Earbuds and Charger

Each day has its own rhythm. Choose between these two options and set your own pace with the sounds that motivate, calm or energize your life. And charge up while protecting your investment with our third selection.

Holiday Gift Guide: Fly Fishing Accessories

Holiday Gift Guide: Fly Fishing Accessories

There’s no reason not to pursue this new or growing passion as soon as weather (and legal seasons) permit thanks to this hand-selected collection of fly fishing accessories.

Holiday Gift Guide: Blankets and Quilts

Holiday Gift Guide: Blankets and Quilts

Whether enrobed in warmth around the fireplace, tucked into a hand-hewn cabin or watching Red Bull stunts on the couch at home, there’s good reason to wrap up gift-giving in a premium blanket or quilt.

Holiday Gift Guide: Filson Dry Packs

Holiday Gift Guide: Filson Dry Packs

Filson’s no stranger to adventure. And looking good around the corner and across the globe. Their new line of dry luggage takes a heritage of keepsake canvas into a wet-but-wonderful world. 

Holiday Gift Guide: Paddling Accessories

Holiday Gift Guide: Paddling Accessories

One stroke after another makes the miles flow by. And the right paddling accessories add to safety and comfort on day trips as well as tours. Here are some of our paddle-proven favorites.

Holiday Gift Guide: Men’s Casual Boots

Holiday Gift Guide: Men’s Casual Boots

There’s a time to plow up a mountain and a moment to plod through winter slush. A time to stroll into work looking good and occasions to show up after hours ready to roll. Active Junky’s footwear choices take all these scenarios in stride.