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What to pack for the adventure of a lifetime

Essentials for a South African Winter Safari

Traveling too much of Africa is intimidating. Years of headlines, let alone the complications of getting there, are foreboding enough. But South Africa has come to establish itself as a gateway to the larger continent for travelers around the world. When packing for a South African safari, versatility is key; here’s everything you’ll need.

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Live From Salt Lake City

Best of Outdoor Retailer, Summer 2014

You know it’s time for another Outdoor Retailer show when South Main Street in Salt Lake City is populated by fat bikes, single-wheeled skateboards and tan people with good beards. We had boots on the ground at the Salt Palace Convention Center for the summer 2014 edition of the biannual product show; of everything we touched, tasted and saw, this gear stood out most.

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Today in Gear: June 5, 2014

Today in Gear: the drill that could stop screw stripping for good, Bang & Olfusen’s new collaboration with Hard Graft, the best game pad for the iPhone yet, a protective wine carrier, Keen’s “Uneek” sandals and an intelligent new cooling solution from Big Ass Fans.

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Amble on

Keen Ambler

KEEN is the master of versatile footwear (though they have yet to make a killer pair of wingtips), shoes that effortlessly go from trailhead to casual Friday to happy hour. And just when we thought they couldn’t possibly make another cool day hiker, they come out with a new one – the Ambler. Rather than…

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New school waffle stompers

Keen Pyrenees

When you’re hauling a week’s worth of gear on rough terrain, nothing beats a heavy duty pair of thick leather backpacking boots. But let’s face it, most of the time, it’s a day hike to see some fall colors or a romp in a muddy dog park with man’s best friend. Then you don’t want…

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Slip On, Slip Off

Keen Timmons Slip-On

Sometimes footwear should just be simple, comfortable, relaxed (still without Velcro) but versatile. KEEN has come up with a solution to this need in their new KEEN Timmons Slip-On ($90), a grown up version of the casual canvas numbers that are ubiquitous when the weather turns warm. Well, the Timmons Slip-Ons we tried recently proved…

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As Versatile As Their Shoes

Keen Newport DP Backpack

Who knew Keen makes backpacks? Not me. But I’m a big fan of their urban-trail-beach shoes and sandals so when they offered to send their new backpack, the Newport DP, I jumped at the chance to review it. Is this another case of a company trying to capitalize on its success and venturing outside its…

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Go Play In The Rain (Or Snow)

Keen Obsidian WP Hiking Shoes

“There’s no such thing as bad weather. Only inappropriate clothing.” I don’t know who said that, but odds are, he was wearing waterproof shoes. As anyone who has spent much time outdoors knows, there are few things more uncomfortable, more demoralizing, or more downright withering as wet feet. Conversely, there’s a certain joy and smugness…

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All-terrain Slippers

Keen Ormond Slides

For the past decade, Keen shoes have made a name for themselves as worthy companions to both watery and terrestrial adventures. The company has leveraged its distinctive toe bumper design (originally to avoid stubbing toes on sailboat deck cleats) to make countless styles, everything from river running sandals to business casual lace-ups. So when the…

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Winner: Gear Patrol KEEN Footwear Giveaway

We’ve selected a winner for the Gear Patrol KEEN Footwear Giveaway! Congrats Troy Hopper, you should be hearing from us at this very moment about getting your gift card for the Summit County boots you selected. Here’s what Troy had to say: The Summit County boot would be perfect for my family’s yearly boot hockey…

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Gear Patrol Giveaway – KEEN Footwear

Gear Up With A KEEN Giveaway Reading Gear Patrol must be difficult. It must be difficult to sit there reading about all these great products wishing you could just click on that link to order it without having to enter in your payment information. Trust us, we feel the same way. It just happens to…