outdoor gear

New E-Bike Gear for Backcountry Biking Adventures – Gym Fitness Article

New E-Bike Gear for Backcountry Biking Adventures This summer, biking has seen a U.S. resurgence like no other. The day-to-day impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic has created increased demands for two-wheeled transportation, entertainment, and solace. The New York Times reports that in March alone, national bike sales doubled. That was just the beginning. There’s something to the newfound national obsession with bikes. Pre-COVID enthusiasts have long espoused the benefits of bicycling: fresh air, exercise, a connection with local community…

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Road Trip Gear Essentials for Self-Contained Travel – Gym Fitness Article

Road Trip Gear Essentials for Self-Contained Travel If you’re thinking that the best bet for travel right now is by road, you’re not alone. Though total trip numbers are down, AAA predicts that 97 percent of summer travel in 2020 will be by vehicle. The next step, in terms of social-distancing measures to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus: traveling self-contained. What is self-contained travel? The technical definition for many campgrounds and public lands usually includes language about toilet…

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5 of the Best Portable Outdoor Showers – Gym Fitness Article

5 of the Best Portable Outdoor Showers We’ve seen some serious innovation in the portable shower category in the last several years. However, it’s important to note that not all showers are created equal. Each serves a distinct and unique purpose, so shop with care. We’ve rounded up a selection of showers to suit all desires, from the ultra-portable to the most luxurious. What sets this shower apart from the proverbial pack? It’s got shoulder straps, making this by far the…

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The Best New American-Made Knives for Summer – Gym Fitness Article

The Best New American-Made Knives for Summer Plenty of great knives are being made overseas these days, but the bladesmith scene in the U.S. is thriving. From big companies and small shops, you can pick from a wide variety of stellar cutting tools, all crafted with care and precision in America. We selected a few folders and fixed-blade knives that will make any outdoor slicing, carving, or chopping task this summer easier and more enjoyable. Pick any of these born-in-the-USA…

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The Best New Gear for Canoeing, Kayaking, and Standup Paddling – Fitness Article

The Best New Gear for Canoeing, Kayaking, and Standup Paddling Months spent hunkered down at home have us all itching to get back to the great outdoors. And what better way to stay reasonably close to home, and yet safely get out and away, than by hitting the water? Be it via board or boat, kayak or raft, you’re outside, responsibly maintaining social distance from others, exercising and retaining sanity with every stroke. Here are 10 of the latest pieces…

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Outdoor Brands Stepping Up to Support Racial Equality and Social Justice – Gym Fitness Article

Outdoor Brands Stepping Up to Support Racial Equality and Social Justice The ongoing struggle for social justice and racial equality in the U.S. reached an inflection point with the May 25 police-killing of George Floyd. On the heels of other gut-wrenching examples of injustice in Black communities that included the deaths of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, plus the efforts of Amy Cooper to mischaracterize Central Park birdwatcher Christian Cooper to the NYPD, mass outrage against racial injustice has turned…

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