John Brandon

Smart Fitness Shirts

Heading to the gym? Toss that useless cotton T-shirt in the hamper in favor of one of these high-tech fitness shirts. The following smart apparel connects to a smartphone app or tracks your heart...

Glassy Pro Surf Watch

Surfing is about to get a bit easier—or at least a bit more high-tech.

6 Beach-Ready Essentials

Instead of that old-school boombox, consider throwing a powerful water-resistant speaker or high-tech action camera in your beach bag this summer.

High-Tech Travel Trailers

Even our towable trailers are getting smart. With innovative aerodynamic designs, rugged suspension systems, and wide-open skylights, these four high-tech trailers are ready for the open road.

5 High-Tech Grills for Summer Cookouts

The sun's shining, the days are long, the crowds are hungry—is there any reason every meal shouldn't be prepared and enjoyed outdoors?

6 Essential Survival Tools

Start a fire. Bunker down in a gale. Navigate through the backcountry. Those are all important survival skills that can save your life in an emergency—if you have the right gear in your kit.

Why Solar-Powered Roads Won't Work

An ambitious plan to build solar roadways across the country sounds almost too good to be true. And guess what? It is.

High-Tech Fishing Gear

Fishing season is about to go into full sprint across the U.S., and so are the fish. This new high-tech fishing equipment can improve your chances of catching them.

8 Rugged All-Terrain Vehicles for Mud Season

Mudding is as much about getting in touch with nature (literally) as it is about exploring the backcountry. And whether you hate ‘em or love ‘em, the vehicles can be a lot of fun—both to drive and to...

Solar Chargers for the Backcountry

All your technology—from GoPro to GPS—is useless in the backcountry once the batteries die. And that’s when these six sun-powered chargers come into play.

Super Charged

A new era of super-fast charging batteries is on the horizon, and that could mean more gadgets in the backcountry.

8 High-Tech Bike Gadgets for Spring Training

For some cyclists, every ounce of gear and every megabyte of data matters. And while high-tech gadgets alone won’t make you a better rider, more information usually can’t hurt.

Apple’s Brave New Fitness World

The computer company plans to revolutionize how we work out, and it has the hardware (or at least the patents) to prove it.