Frederick Reimers

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.

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...

Wave Sport EZG - Kayaks: Reviews

OVERACHIEVERThis boat's predecessor, the EZ, proved stable and easy to paddle yet was up for the latest tricks. And with a new, narrower cut and a hull tweaked for freestyle moves, the '05 EZG...

Big Agnes Gore Pass 2 – Camping Tents: Reviews

"Big enough for comfy car camping but light enough for backpacking." That tester comment pretty much sums up the Gore Pass. Although our team praised its four gear pockets, huge doors, and generous...

Therm-a-Rest Haven 20 - Down Sleeping Bags: Reviews

A Minimalist SackThe sleeping bag, deconstructed. The ultralight (1.4-pound) 700-fill-down Haven has no zippers and, thanks to the giant hole in the underside of the bag, a fifth less insulation and...

Marmot Aura - Camping Tents: Reviews

1. The Aura is downright spacious (35 square feet), with two doors and two big vestibules. It's plenty sturdy, easily withstanding 50-mph winds without guylines. And light: The Aura flirts with the...

The North Face Hotlum - Down Sleeping Bags: Reviews

Durable and Well-PricedWith beefy draft tubes around the hood and along the full-length zipper, glow-in-the dark zipper pulls, and 600-fill goose down, the 15-degree Hotlum is built to the same...

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