Every week, we bring you five gear-related stories, from all over, that you won’t want to miss. Here are this week’s highlights:
The Amazing Warranties of the Outdoor Industry
“Outdoors gear gets used hard and put away dirty,” begins this recent piece by Gear Junkie. “Yet many brands stand behind products in full.”
Interested to know which outdoor gear companies carry the most generous warranties for their products? This roundup features everything from lifetime, no-questions-asked guarantees to promises to repair or fix specific parts that may wear out over time. The list is surprisingly extensive.
Watch This: Midnight Mountain Biking Film
If you haven’t already had a chance to check out this new short film, Darklight, from Sweetgrass Productions, do yourself a favor and watch it now. A “mind-bending night ride through the moonscapes of Southern Utah to the Ewok forests of the Pacific Northwest,” Darklight was shot entirely during midnight hours with pro mountain bikers.
How to Pack Your Camping Gear Away for Winter
Snow has begun falling in some mountain towns already, which means camping season is nearing its end in many places (at least for most of us). Before you stuff all your gear into a box for the winter, spend some time reading through this list of supremely helpful tips on Out and About Live.
As the piece reminds us, it can also be a great time of year to make necessary repairs to gear, reapply waterproofing treatments and do other general maintenance.
The Best Heated Clothing
Always cold? Digital Trends is looking out for you, especially now that winter’s on its way. In this roundup of electric clothes, they feature a variety of innovative jackets, vests, pant liners and other accessories—including this uber-cozy, Kickstarter-funded, heated puffy from Ravean that’s already raised a whopping $354,366 with 37 days to go in their campaign.
We’re feeling a little toastier just reading about it all!
How to Pack Your Pack
Need an introduction (or refresher) to the ideal way to organize the inside of your pack?
Bookmark this one for next summer: the folks at Indefinitely Wild have created a short new video to help you choose the right size pack, then decide where to put your tent, sleeping bag, bear canister and food, and other accessories. A few simple gear shifts can make a huge difference in your comfort level on your next backpacking trip.