Zion National Park, Utah. Photo by Daniel Olah.

News & Information

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Terra Nova

Sport Hansa LLC Bothy 2 Person Shelter

“While traditionally it hasn’t not always been practical to carry your shelter with you at all times, the Sport Hansa LLC Bothy 2 Person Shelter is changing the rules of the game when it comes to preparedness and survival…”

October 9, 2012 | Posted in Kupilka

Kupilka Cup – Gear Review and Giveaway

“Some time ago, we were sent a Kupilka Cup by Sport Hansa to review on our blog. This is a sweet little cup. It actually reminds me of one of those ladles you see in in movies scenes that take place in a Russian Gulag. Perfect for dipping into gruel or in our case stew. You could actually put stew into this cup or my personal favorite, coffee…”

September 2, 2012 | Posted in Montane

Best Alpine Climbing Packs

“What is “the best” is highly subject based on personal preferences and so there isn’t a universal answer for which pack is the best. However, we can suggest the products we think you should consider for any given category. As such, we have started our “Top 5″ series of articles. In this article we will discuss what features we look for in a climbing pack, and follow that up with our Top 5 climbing packs…”

August 31, 2012 | Posted in Helle

Knife Time: Swiss Army and Helle Blades Arrive

“The Helle of Norway Skala blade, the second folding pocket knife to arrive in America when it is released in October exclusively from Sports Hansa, doesn’t offer the extra stuff of the Swiss model. It is just a single blade, but not a mere blade. This is a 12C27 stainless steel blade with a handle made of tropical hard Cocobolo wood. And while Helle isn’t 100 years old, the company is celebrating its own 80th anniversary this year…”

June 13, 2012 | Posted in Helle

Helle Elg Knife – Father’s Day Giveaway

“The Limited Edition Elg (Elk) knife from Helle of Norway was designed with Father’s Day in mind. It’s not a model that’s going to be around forever and thanks to my very good friends at Sport Hansa, the US distributor for Helle Knives, I have a brand new boxed Elg knife to giveaway to one lucky reader…”

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Helle

Helle Dokka: A Handcrafted Folding Knife

“Helle of Norway has made knives since 1932—beautiful knives, knives that are handcrafted works of art as well as practical tools. Each Helle knife a unique wood handle and a triple-laminated razor-sharp stainless-steel blade that won’t corrode or break. But the company has never made a folding knife—until now…”

May 7, 2012 | Posted in Helle

Helle Dokka Folding Knife

“Norwegian knife makers Hellen have been making quality ornate, wood-handled knives for over 80 years, and their latest creation the Dokka Folding Knife($159) is just as beautiful as it is useful, with its strong, triple-laminated stainless steel blade and sexy wooden sculpted handle, its the perfect pocket companion for any situation…”

May 1, 2012 | Posted in Helle

Got Knife? Helle Dokka Folding Knife

“For 80 years, Norwegian knife maker Helle has been building ornate, wood-handled knives that look every bit as good on your mantle as they do in your backpack. Interestingly, the company has lived to be an octogenarian without ever building anything but fixed blades. That all changes this spring with the Dokka folding knife. ..”

April 23, 2012 | Posted in Terra Nova

Terra Nova Quasar 30 Pack: Holds Up Despite Holes

“Climbing in the Alps all winter, I put the Terra Nova Quasar pack and its “Ultra” fabric through an ice-and-granite gauntlet. While the pack is a little worse for the wear, it’s come out on the other side still capable of holding my gear…”

January 18, 2012 | Posted in Helle, Kupilka

Gear for 2012: Outdoor Retailer Trade Show

“It’s show time! The Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show kicks off today in Utah with an on-snow demo event at Solitude Resort. Tomorrow, the business begins in the Salt Palace convention hall, where the GearJunkie editorial crew will be roaming vast aisles among more than 1,000 brands and 20,000+ expected attendees. Our goal? To find the latest and greatest and crown “Best in Show” awards to a dozen or so stand-out products to be released in 2012…”