The Editors

Fin, Surfboard

Surfboard Fin: A structural element, usually made of wood or fiberglass, attached to the bottom of a surfboard to aid maneuverability.

Pour-Over Coffee

Pour-Over Coffee: A method of brewing coffee by passing near boiling water through grounds held in a paper filter.

Dutch Oven

Dutch Oven: A large cast-iron pot and the campfire cooking vessel of choice for pioneers, cowboys, and river guides.


Portaledge: A collapsible sleeping platform for climbers.

Head, Howard

Howard Head: The founder of ski brand Head.


Westfalia: A breed of Volkswagen camper van prone to expensive repairs, yet beloved by those who own them and coveted by road-trip dreamers everywhere.


Filson, a Seattle-based maker of high-quality leather goods.


P-cord: Parachute cord, also known as paracord, the world’s most versatile survival tool.

Gloves, Elk Skin

Elk Skin Gloves: Hand protection made from the skin of the great wapiti.

Fat Shoes

Fat shoes: Shoes with roughly 20 millimeters of foam underfoot


Waffle: A repeating inverted cube shape adopted by sporting-goods manufacturers, beginning with Nike, which used the pattern on the sole of its iconic waffle trainer.

Pack Raft

Pack Raft: A small inflatable raft that can be rolled up to fit in a backpack.


Gel: A sugary fuel used during races and serious training, typically packed into sealed foil pouches.

Outside Knife

Outside Knife: A yellow knock-off Swiss Army knife given away by Outside to new subscribers from the early nineties through 2008.

Garmin Forerunner 201

Garmin Forerunner 201: The world’s first all-in-one GPS-enabled running watch, released in 2003 by Kansas navigation company Garmin.