John Brandon

Sweat Smart in High-Tech Clothes

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...

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.

4 Campers for Rediscovering the Open Road

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.

The Best Tech Gear for Dads

From smart grills to high-tech camping toys, these gadgets are designed for dads who get after it outside.

Man-Swag That Will Save Your Life

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.

Fishing Goes High-Tech

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...

6 Sun-Powered 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.

8 Bike Gadgets to Make You Faster

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.