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Review: Stio Azura XT Hooded Jacket

posted by gumptiongear March 14, 2017 0 comments

With a trim, technical fit and packable design, the Azura XT Hooded Jacket is an all-conditions alpine insulator, featuring PrimaLoft® Gold insulation for year-round, weather-resistant warmth. Ready to stand in as your new mountain wing-man, the Stio Azura XT (available for men and women) keeps you comfortably warm on active alpine ascents and less-active base camp recovery sessions.

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More Than A Trade Show: ORWM 2017

posted by gumptiongear January 27, 2017 0 comments

Gumption Gear ReviewOutdoor Retailer Winter Market, the premier trade event and community gathering spot for the outdoor industry, took over downtown Salt Lake City from January 10 — 12, 2017. The show, affectionately known as OR, is North America’s largest winter lifestyle and sports industry gathering. It’s this show that has served as the launch platform for nearly every groundbreaking piece of skiing, climbing, backpacking and winter gear that has come to market. But beyond the hiking boots and headlamps, behind the fancy daypacks and displays are the stories shaking up the notion of ‘business as usual.’
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Best in Show: Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2017

posted by gumptiongear January 20, 2017 0 comments

Referring to the Outdoor Retailer Show as just another “trade-show” would be akin to calling Mount Everest just “another mountain”.  With thousands of brands and attendees, the show affectionately known as OR, is the largest convention of its kind. This is the place where industry trends are defined and the latest cutting-edge products and technologies are on display.

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Gear Guide: Best Insulated Jackets 2016

posted by gumptiongear January 10, 2017 0 comments


‘Tis the season when jackets and beanies come out of hibernation to help fight off rosy-nose temps.

Perhaps you’re looking for an insulated option to wear to and from the office, hiking the final summit of the season, or the right option to layer under a shell while blasting through waist-deep powder in single-digit sunshine. Regardless of how you spend your time, the right insulated jacket is your ticket to better cold weather adventures.

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2016 Annual Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide

posted by gumptiongear December 5, 2016 0 comments


It’s the eternal holiday dilemma: you want to get great gifts for the outdoor enthusiast in your life, but you can’t afford much beyond homemade cookies and a trail map. Fear not my friend, our annual Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide has got you covered with a list of prime gear gifts. Each rings in at $40 or less, and is guaranteed to stoke some serious holiday spirit.
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2016 Holiday Gift Guide

posted by gumptiongear December 4, 2016 0 comments

mv3a2756With the Holiday Season fully upon us, it’s time to grant loved ones their gear wishes.  Whether their passion of choice is hiking, ascending mountains, or just good ol’ fashioned outdoor revelry, we’ve got you covered. Following is our editors’ definitive holiday gift guide chock-full of do anything, go anywhere products for the seriously savvy outdoor fanatics.
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Bear Mattress: Designed for your Active Lifestyle

posted by gumptiongear October 31, 2016 0 comments

mv3a2634“Sleep is food for the brain, sleep is fuel for exercise. Sleep is simply not valued in our 24/7 society. We treat it as a luxury and it’s a necessity.” – James B. Maas, Ph.D.

You wouldn’t run a marathon or hike a mountain without the right gear. And yet, despite spending a third of our lives sleeping, many of us haven’t adequately prepared in the bedroom — when it comes to mattresses, that is. Enter Bear Mattress, a one of a kind American made mattress specifically designed to help you sleep better, recover faster and more fully.
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Gear Guide: 2016 Fall Trail Running

posted by gumptiongear October 10, 2016 0 comments


As sweltering summer temps melt into fall’s perfect beauty, there’s no better time to take your run outdoors. With the wind at your back and the right trail running shoes on your feet, your autumn run routine will transcend earthly delights to something straight from the storybooks. Lucky for you, 2016 is chock full of impressive trail shoes ready and willing to get you out the door, down the trail and through the changing seasons.

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Review: MSR FlyLite Minimalist Backpacking Tent

posted by gumptiongear October 5, 2016 0 comments


Lightweight, spacious, and versatile, the MSR FlyLite 2-Person Minimalist Backpacking Tent features a unique design coupled with MSR weight-saving technologies to offer ounce-counters, speed trekkers, and back country explorers a lightweight full-protection shelter.

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Gear Guide: 2016 Fall Road Running

posted by gumptiongear September 30, 2016 0 comments


Fall is back, and with the new season comes big days of long marathon training sessions.  As the transformation of seasons fully takes shape and your mileage begins that dramatic increase, it’s time to slip into a new pair of road shoes. For the past several months we’ve gathered and tested some of the best new road running shoes available. Rather than overwhelm you with an endless list of options, we’ve paired it down to our four favorite options for this season.
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