The Outside Guide to the Web

The 100 Best Adventure Web Sites

Jan 2, 2009
Outside Magazine


ShoppingFor new gear, we troll the usual suspects for the best prices:,,,, etc. A more efficient way is to sign up for deal-of-the-day e-mail alerts from sites like (skiing), (mountain biking), (road biking), and (everything). Prefer to support local shops, even on the road? Find them at Of course, if we’re just in the mood to ogle cool stuff, we head to Our favorite snow-gear site is Bikers can comparison-shop for the cheapest goods at, or's two new bike-specific sites, which will launch this March: (road) and (mountain). Runners, buying perfect-fitting shoes online is less harrowing thanks to the expert phone support and no-risk return policies at and

EmploymentAnd for those of you who dream of working in the outdoor industry, bookmark A subscription is required to read all the wonky news, but you can browse the classifieds for free.

Rental & RepairNeed to rent gear for an upcoming trip? rents everything from bear canisters to GPS units to tents. Our favorite piece of gear is past warranty and needs to be repaired? is licensed to repair Gore-Tex fabric—they’re the only guys we’d trust to repair a blown gasket on our drytop.

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