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Video: MTJP| Joshua Tree

posted by gumptiongear March 6, 2015 0 comments

Shot in Joshua Tree, over the course of four months, this video is part of a larger video project called “More Than Just Parks.” Taking us inside America’s National Parks, the project is founded in an effort to effect a greater awareness of the treasures that reside within America’s National Parks. The videos remind us of our nation’s wild heritage and restore our appreciation for the wilderness that surrounds us all – even when it can be hard to find.

More than just five minutes of epic footage, the Joshua Tree film breathes new life into John Muir’s words when he said “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.”


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2014 Summer Essentials

posted by gumptiongear July 29, 2014 0 comments

Photo Cred: Gumption Gear Contributor @cillajohnson Sure summer may have officially kicked off at the end of June, but the thermostat is telling us there’s still plenty of time left for your warm weather adventures. Towards those ends, our editors share some of their favorite gear for this summer and beyond. Continue Reading

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Review: Hydrapak Soft Flask Bottles

posted by gumptiongear June 4, 2014 0 comments

Review: Hydrapak Soft Flask Bottles

For the uninitiated,  Hydrapak makes some of the most highly sought after hydration systems on the market. Don’t just take our word for it… ask any of the world’s top twenty outdoor brands who are partnering with Hydrapak to make the hydration reservoir for their own brand of packs. Now Hydrapak has expanded their line of products with the introduction of the award-winning Hydrapak 350ml, 500 ml and 750 ml SoftFlasks.

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BlogGear ReviewsGo RunGo Tri

Evolution, not Revolution: The Saucony Mirage 4

posted by gumptiongear May 13, 2014 0 comments

Evolution, not Revolution: The Saucony Mirage 4

Runners can be a fickle bunch. Subtle changes to traditional favorites can mean the difference between a continuing love affair with your run shoes or a serious relationship debacle. That fine line can make the upgrade process to an already well-performing (and selling) running shoe a challenge. For Saucony and the Mirage 4, solid sustained performance comes through deliberate incremental evolution, not revolution.

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The Answer: Odin H2FLOW™ Shell Jacket

posted by gumptiongear April 3, 2014 0 comments


Q: I’ve burned through my jacket and need an all around performer that easily transitions through three seasons and is durable enough to meet the demands of life above the treeline.

A: Go with the technically savvy Odin H2FLOW™ Shell Jacket. Whether you’re tapping high peaks, slogging through remote backcountry locales, or out for a weekend adventure in questionable conditions, this jacket is ready to serve as your divine protection in the thick of it all.

This jacket combines the Odin collection’s renowned lightweight waterproof breathable shell technology with a H2FLOW™ mechanical venting system for superior performance and body temperature management.  The advanced Helly Tech Professional fabric remains breathable and flexible so you never find yourself overwhelmed by your own microclimate, or feel restricted during the steepest sections of your climb.

In addition to providing dependable waterproof protection, this jacket is designed to be compatible with helmet and harness so you can achieve all of your mountain activities unhindered. To date, no jacket we’ve tested has met the challenge of mountain life with greater ferocity and dependability than the Odin H2Flow Shell Jacket.

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Louis Garneau: Course Aero Road Helmet

posted by gumptiongear February 18, 2014 0 comments

The Course

Cyclists beware. The Course aero road helmet by Louis Garneau isn’t just another bike helmet.  Aided by advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software and wind tunnel testing, Garneau engineers managed to create a lightning fast aero road helmet in a traditional looking shell.

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Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2014: ‘Best in Show’ Awards

posted by gumptiongear February 4, 2014 0 comments

The Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, known affectionately as Winter OR, is the outdoor industry’s largest trade show. Twice a year retailers, distributors and members of the media gather in Salt Lake City to check out the brands, gear and emerging industry trends for the year ahead. Our team spent four days scouring the show room floor seeking out the best gear for the year ahead.   Following is our list of the very best gear from Winter OR 2014.

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Video: Flying from Mt. Everest – World’s Highest BASE Jump

posted by gumptiongear October 18, 2013 0 comments

Nearly 60 years to the day after the first ascent up Mount Everest, Russian extreme sport star Valery Rozov (48) flew off the north face of Mount Everest – the world’s highest BASE jump ever – 7220 meters (23,688ft) above sea level.

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The Business of Gear: Q&A with Steve Kitto of Liquid Hardware

posted by gumptiongear May 31, 2013 0 comments

LQH-Color-FinalIn addition to providing in-depth and balanced reviews of the latest outdoor & adventure lifestyle products, one of our goals at Gumption Gear Review is to introduce readers to the personalities, ideas and vision behind various outdoor brands.  Towards those ends, our “Business of Gear” feature allows us the unique opportunity of talking with insiders, entrepreneurs and designers within the outdoor industry to bring you the stories about your favorite (or soon to be favorite) gear.   Today we bring you the story of Liquid Hardware.

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Flee the Bondage of Convention: The Teva TevaSphere

posted by gumptiongear April 25, 2013 0 comments

The Teva TevaSphere

“Once we rid ourselves of traditional thinking we can get on with creating the future.” — James Bertrand

Since Teva pioneered the first sport-sandal category nearly 30 years ago, the brand has consistently moved beyond traditional thinking to develop products that enable and encourage your adventure.  Teva’s latest development, is no exception.  TevaSphere is a collection of outdoor cross-trainers designed with a first-of-its-kind spherical heel and pod-arch system that offering the runner a minimalist feel with maximum stability for an incredible ride over any terrain.

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