GSI Outdoors & Innate Gear


GSI Outdoors is pleased to announce that we’ve acquired Vancouver, Canada based Innate (, whose product collection of essentials for travel, food, and drink delivers seamless performance from work to adventure helping customers live healthy, active lives. We were drawn to Innate’s focus on creating clean design for active lives (a design philosophy of Leaner, Cleaner, Greener) and how that meshes nicely within the GSI Outdoors brand.

“The integration of Innate products into our collection is a key step in our expansion plans and the growth of our footprint in the outdoors market,” commented Don Scott, co-owner of GSI Outdoors. “Their ultra clean designs and ecologically sensitive approach to product development mesh well with the direction we are taking, evident in our spring 2015 collection.”

We can’t wait to show you some of the amazing new products in the weeks to come.


GoPro: Climate Change and the Optimistic Future


Professor Richard Muller, of Berkeley Earth Foundation, discusses his views on climate change and how he hopes we can leave a better planet for our children.

Shot 100% on the HERO3+® and HERO4® cameras


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GSI Outdoors Commuter Java Press Gear Review

From Open Air Life by Chet Ricketts


My initial impression of the GSI Outdoors Commuter Java Press, or shall I say French press was great, visually appealing and I loved the color, nice dark blue nylon exterior wrap with a simple and soft touch. It’s a perfect size. Not too big and not too small. I hate going through all of the trouble to make a killer coffee only to do it again so quickly afterwards. Anything close to a typical large coffee is ideal and this hits the spot.


The design and build is nice, slightly rugged but it does not look out of place on my desk in my office. Yes, it’s actually something I even use in my office. The Commuter Java Press replaces the traditional plunger rod with an inner mug that creates a double wall of insulation. Coffee stays tightly sealed, no spills here and it also stays nice and hot. The rubber no slip bottom is nice and the sturdy clasp on the lip is handy. It also fits nicely in my cars cup holder.


But to the good stuff, the design is super simple and super easy; I actually think it’s great. Coffee grounds stayed clear and away from your awesome fresh coffee. As your buddies deal with that old school coffee press consider sharing your good roast with them. Camping will be better, it’s always better with good coffee. This device helps get you there.


Features and Includes:

• 15 fl. oz. Press Mug

• Sealable Lid w/ Loop

• Insulating Sleeve

• Non-Slip Foot

• Weight: 10.4 oz.

• Dimensions: 3.80″ x 3.00″ x 7.80″

• MSRP: $22.95

Scott Athlete McRae Williams Claims Overall Top Spot


McRae Williams Claims Overall Top Spot

The AFP World Tour Finals took place this past weekend in Whistler, B.C. during the 20th annual World Ski & Snowboard Festival, where for the first time in a few years all three disciplines- Slopestyle, Halfpipe and Big Air- were a part of the event. Many of the top competitors in the world were in a attendance and they put on a show. 

McRae finished second during the slopestyle finals, clinching the top overall spot over Gus Kenworthy and becoming the 2015 AFP Men’s Slopestyle World Champion. With 4,293.12 points, McRae earned this year’s title as a result of his top 5 slopestyle results, which included 7th at Dew Tour, 10th at X-Games, 2nd at USSA Grand Prix, 1st at SFR Freestyle Tour Finals and 2nd at AFP World Tour Finals.” Read More


Photo credit: Matt Sklar / Matt Sklar Media


UKPro Video of the Week – Low Pass on a Glider


UKPro’s Video of the Week comes from Erik Feder, who took a ASK-21 glider out for a spin with his buddy Alberto Ruiz. The footage is from Altagracia de Orituco in Venezuela.

Shot with GoPro and the UKPro Pole54HD pole.



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For a truly exceptional range, go with the 54HD. It extends from 22.5” to a massive 54”, making it the longest retractable GoPro Pole on the market. Use it in climbing to get a wide angle shot from the top, while hiking to capture the true beauty around you, or in any sport activity to really get above the action.


  • Standard attachment point for GoPro® camera
  • Retracts To 22.5″ For Easy Travel
  • Light Weight Anodized Aluminum
  • High Visibility Grip Colors (Easy to find even in the snow!)
  • All Sports Capable : skate/snow/bike/team sports/water sports
  • Ok for use in fresh or salt water (please follow care instructions)
  • Size: Retracted: 22.5″ x 2.5″ x 2.5″ / Extended: 54″ x 2.5 x 2.5″
  • Lanyard & UKPro Knob Included

Yakima Bike Racks: Top of Car vs Rear of Car


So you bike, and you want a rack, but you’re not sure: Roof rack? Trailer hitch?

Top of car racks give you the most versatility and the most multi-sport options for your bike check out the Frontloader or Forklift.


Hitch racks are easy to install and easy to load. For all the best features and convenience check out the FullSwing.


Yakima Bedrock


Epic excursion planned? Double your truck bed capacity with the BedRock. You can carry anything from bikes, cargo boxes, skis or boats on top while leaving plenty of room for gear underneath.

  • Installs and removes easily with BedRock™ quick-release levers
  • No tools needed to install
  • No drilling into your bedrails required
  • Gives your pickup two levels of storage: gear up top with pickup truck versatility below
  • Multi-Sport tower system compatible with all Yakima accessories.
  • Compatible with multiple crossbar widths. Crossbars sold separately.
  • INCLUDES SKS Lock Core package to lock system to truck
  • Sold in set of 4 towers


Spring is here and it is never to early to start your outdoor adventures. Load up with the Yakima Bedrock and go outside.


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