Frederick Reimers

Marmot Plasma 15 Sleeping Bag

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Marmot Plasma 15 sleeping bag.

Switch Craft

A portable kayak that's (finally!) both inexpensive and a cinch to put together.

King Pacific Lodge

What makes these 10 launchpads stand out is access to terrain and peaks that no one else can reach. Home-cooked meals and five-star service don't hurt, either.


Best Adventure Lodges. Amangiri, Utah

The Outside Guide to Adventure: Mastering the Basics

For the first installment of our four-part fundamentals series, we address the basics of adventure: everything from packing like a pro and paying bribes to pulling off your dream trip and hunting...