Frederick Reimers

Get Fixed

Tips on how to hire a competent fixer abroad.

You Make the Call

When to hire a guide, rent or buy a motorcycle, bring your dog, and get a medic.

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...

Erika Vohman

Introducing our 2011 Reader of the Year and six honorable mention winners.

Dagger Crazy 88 - Kayaks: Reviews

Ready to go pro? Then you already know that tricks are for kids—and success hinges on huge air. Enter Dagger's Crazy 88, our Gear of the Year selection. This boat is a masterly equation of...

Marmot EcoPro 15 - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

VERSATILE THREE-SEASON SACKThe EcoPro costs a bit more than Marmot's other synthetic 15-degree-rated models (like the Trestles 15, $90). But this bag has good karma. Its insulation and shell are spun...

DragoRossi Fish - Kayaks: Reviews

WILD STALLIONDig in your paddle and the Fish will instantly respond. But this one isn't for newbies: With sharp edges and cavernous volume, this DragoRossi will toss those who don't fully commit to...

Kelty Foraker 15 - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

EXPEDITION-READYKelty developed the new Foraker line in conjunction with Alaska Mountain Guides, an adventure outfitter whose guides spend hundreds of days in the field. You can tell: This 750-fill...

Kelty Coromell - Down Sleeping Bags: Reviews

Base-Camp KingA zero-degree-rated, 650-fill down bag for $219? It's not a misprint. The Coromell saves a few bucks by using duck down. While duck and goose down are virtually the same performance-...

Necky Crux - Kayaks: Reviews

ALL-ROUNDERDid Necky's designers once work for Hasbro? Like a vintage Weeble toy, the Crux will wobble, but it won't fall down. With minimal rocker in the stern, this one is nimble enough for tight...

Nemo Losi 3P – Camping Tents: Reviews

1. At 50 square feet, this three-person model is as big as many four-person tents but weighs the same as some built for two. Even more impressive, it achieves this balance without sacrificing...

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