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...

Follow the Rules

Cultural and basic tenets of international exploration

Erika Vohman

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

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...

Hilleberg Kaitum 2 GT – Camping Tents: Reviews

If you need a shelter that can handle the nastiest weather year-round, Hilleberg's flagship model, the Kaitum, is the best non-freestanding tent we've ever tested. Setup, even in high winds, is a...

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