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Gear Reviews

Editor’s Choice Bike Gear

March 27, 2017

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Arkel, Nutcase, Charlie’s Coat, Xventure, Blackburn

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Editor’s Choice: Road Trip Gear Review

January 31, 2017

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By Kris Parfitt and PJ Watanabe

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Food Reviews: Handcrafted Beef Jerky

December 6, 2016

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Protein for the Adventurists – Handcrafted Beef Jerky

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Holiday Gift Ideas: Give the Gift of Gear

December 6, 2016

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LifeStraw Personal Water Filter, Road Noise Long Haul Vest, Eagle’s Nest Outfitters SingleNest Hammock, and more!

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Best New Winter Gear

November 6, 2016

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Making the Most of Winter Adventures

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Gear review – Staff picks

October 25, 2016

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Oboz Boots, Naked Band, Leki Poles and more

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Best Gear for Northwest Events

May 6, 2016

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Staff Picks Compiled by Jennifer McLaughlin, Kris Parfitt and PJ Watanabe

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Editor’s Choice: New Bike Gear

March 2, 2016

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Be safe and be seen with illuminating bike gear. Also, every age will love striding on these balance bikes.

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Road Trip Gear

February 2, 2016

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Editor’s Choice: Bags, Straps and Shoes

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Traction devices help you stay stable and upright

November 24, 2015

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If you’re a hearty winter runner, hiker, walker or trail runner

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Best Ski-Boot Fitting Tips from the Experts

November 5, 2015

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Find out the secrets to great fitting and performing ski boots.

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Staff Gear Picks: A photo gallery of ONW Staff modeling their favorite winter gear

November 5, 2015

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Nothing says winter is coming like new cold-weather gear!

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Hiking Gear Reviews: Get in gear this fall with these new products

September 10, 2015

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It’s fall and ’tis the season for some of the Northwest’s best hiking, camping and backpacking

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Great finds at the 2015 Summer Outdoors Retailer Show

August 14, 2015

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Imagine a booth for each brand stocked with product and people

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Gear and Food for Outdoor Adventures

July 29, 2015

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Gear that promises comfort, ease and quality and gluten-free food for campers

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The Best Gear and Food for Outdoor Doggies

July 8, 2015

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Kanine gear and food reviews by OutdoorsNW staff

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Bike Commuting Gear

May 14, 2015

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Make Your Commute Stylish and Easy

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NW Cyclist Gear Review

March 4, 2015

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Check it out! Retro Image Apparel Two, Albedo 100 Reflective Spray, Nite Ize, “The Denny,” and more!

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Biz Buzz: Elliott Bay Bicycles and Speedy Reedy

March 2, 2015

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End of an Era — Beginning of a New OneElliott Bay Bicycles — Davidson Handbuilt Frames By Carolyn Price Photo at right: Bill Davidson, left, and Bob Freeman, far right, share a laugh with author Geoff Drake at Elliott Bay Bicycles a few years back. The store closed its doors last fall. Photo by Carolyn [...]

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Buying Your First Bike

March 2, 2015

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The advice that local bike shop owners have might surprise you.

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Gear Review: Grins for Winter Gear

February 10, 2015

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If these gear reviews were a Bob Ross painting, he’d tell you about happy little Pacific Northwest travelers staying warm and dry

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Gear Review: Winter Cheer for Outdoor Gear!

November 20, 2014

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Stay safe, warm and stylish this season with our staff’s winter picks!

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Gear Review: New Accessories for Runners

November 10, 2014

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Whether you want to be more visible on your morning run or are looking for a little extra motivation to take your training to the next level

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Health Nut: New Shoe Technology from Brooks Running

September 11, 2014

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I’m always excited for something new from Seattle’s own Brooks Running.

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New Summer Gear for Happy Camping

August 12, 2014

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Lace up your trail shoes, and pack your bags. It’s time to check out what’s hot in summer outdoor gear

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Get up and GO with SylvanSport

July 24, 2014

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The SylvanSport GO camping trailer might provide the most versatile and comfortable camping experience you’ve ever had.

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Lightweight Gear We Love

July 21, 2014

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Teva Originals; DexShell Waterproof Thermalite Socks; ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer Briefs; SweatHawg’s Helmet Liners; and Arkel Dry-Lites, Ultralight Saddlebags

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Folding Bikes for Commuters

July 18, 2014

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There’s nothing like a bike to make your commute feel more like play. That is, until you can’t . . .

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New Cool Bicycling Gear

May 2, 2014

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Donkey Label Chamois Balm, PDW Aether Demon Bicycle Taillight, Rainy Day Biking Reflective Mud Flaps, Tonik Colette Cycling Jersey, RideOut FireFly Handlebar Grips and more!

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GEAR Up Expo Exhibitors and Speakers!

April 17, 2014

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Check out who all will be exhibiting and/or speaking at GEAR Up Expo!

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NW Cyclist: 2014 Cycling Gear Review

March 31, 2014

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Bike gear to keep your wheels turning!

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NW Kids: Best new gear for getting outside with kids

February 4, 2014

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Spending time in the outdoors with kids is rewarding, but gearing up can be a challenge.

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Gear Review: Winter Gear

November 18, 2013

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Cool gear from: Madshus, RAMP, SWIX, MontBell, ZEAL Optics, Ortovox, Teva, Muck Boot Co., Mountainsmith, and more!

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Running Gear Review

November 15, 2013

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Gear put through its paces. By Amy Whitley, Carolyn Price and Diane Rudholm

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OutdoorsNW Summer Gear Review

July 22, 2013

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Our outdoor gear review for summer 2013. Packs, boots, bottles and more including: Rakuda, ENO, Mountain House, Hi-Tec, Platypus, Therm-a-Rest, Liberty Bottleworks, Eureka, Easton, Deuter, Eton

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NW Cyclist: 2013 Gear Review

March 26, 2013

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NW Cyclist: 2013 Gear Review
Gotta-have Gear by Hilary Meyerson
Wheeled things and accessories for Cyclists

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Winter Gear Review

December 7, 2012

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We checked out some great winter outdoor gear including skis, snowboards, boots, clothing, avalanche bags and more!

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Gear Review: Winter Running Gear

November 15, 2012

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Check out these gear reviews from our November/December issue of Outdoors NW magazine to help keep you running through the cold winter months . . .

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Outdoor Bags:
Review and Pinterest Contest!

May 30, 2012

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Repin It to Win It Outdoor recreation requires stuff. This also means you need to carry your stuff, which means in bags.   We solicited outdoor gear bags from manufacturers in all aspects of the outdoor industry and selected these 10 as our top choices for toting your goods around. Read our reviews — then [...]

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NW Cyclist: 2012 Gear Review

April 9, 2012

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Grip your handlebars. Snap on a helmet. In 2012, a deluge of new accessories, apparel, and bike models are guaranteed to help you roll faster, safer and with more style on the road or trail. Gathered from sneak peeks at the Interbike trade show last September, to product tests from the past few weeks, here are the 10 top items we feel will stand out in 2012.

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Gear Review: Winter Hiking and Running

December 1, 2011

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Gear for outdoor trekking during winter’s extra cold, dark weather. Mountain Equipment, RoadNoise, Burley We!, Kahtoola, Mountain Hardwear, and Easton Mountain Products are reviewed.

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Outdoor Gear Review: Bicycle Lights

November 21, 2011

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With the days getting ever shorter, it’s time to think about lights for your bike. There are so many lights on the market; it can be dizzying trying to pick the right one. But like most things cycling-related, let the type of riding you do be your guide.

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Gear: Running Shoes

November 21, 2011

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New running shoes are minimal, colorful and eco-friendly. Reviews on: Brooks Pure Project Collection, Newton MV2, New Balance newSky, Altra Adam, and Vibram FiveFingers

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Camping Gear

June 29, 2011

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Clearly the designers at Black Diamond wanted to do something impressive with the suspension on the Infinity pack series. Now swivels are not new, I put many miles on my NF Back Magic frame pack and its built-in flex joint, so I was pretty excited to try out an internal frame pack with a swivel.

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Trail Running Gear

May 18, 2011

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When it comes to running in general, the beauty of the sport lies in the fact that you need so very little to get started. Even shoes, it seems these days, are optional.

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Cycling Gear: NW Cyclist 2011

March 27, 2011

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Gear and Garb for 2011 — Keep an eye out for these Northwest favorites at your local bike shop. Ortlieb Zip City bags, Specialized Sport & Spirita Touring Shoes, Mavic Women’s Cloud Jersey + Arm Warmers, and more!

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Outdoor Gear for Women

July 29, 2009

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Deuter Futura 24SL: Deuter’s packs have a reputation for comfort and breathability, and the Futura 24SL is no exception. Also: Mountain Hardwear Nitrous Vest, Therm-a-Rest Women’s ProLite™ Plus, and more!

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