Katie Arnold

Author's Bio

Katie Arnold (@raisingrippers) is a freelance journalist and editor who writes Raising Rippers for Outside online. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband, two young daughters, and puppy Pete.

What's the Best Running Kit?

When you run long miles in tough terrain you don't want to have to worry about your shorts chafing or your technical T riding up. That's why it's so important to find apparel that works and stick...

What Gear Should I Take Trail Running?

Trail running is one of the fastest, simplest ways to explore the backcountry on your own two feet. But like any wilderness mission, it requires savvy prep and the right gear.

What Are the Best Winter Essentials Under $40?

Adventure women aren't prima donnas when it comes to gear. We know that some of the best, most reliable tools don't have to put a serious dent in our fun fund. Here are four low-cost secret weapons...

What's the Best Winter Travel Gear?

Just like pro athletes who dial in their race-day strategy, seasoned travelers are fanatical about their travel tools. In winter, it's even more important to fly healthy and arrive fresh and ready to...

What's the Best Après Ski Gear?

On stormy days, powder days, and bluebird days, the right ski gear helps you leave it all on the mountain. Afterwards, you want an equally savvy system to maximize comfort and optimize your apres...

The Downsizing Uprising

We don't need a river or a tent with a view to simplify and minimize. We just have to be smart. We just have to live smaller.

What Gear Do I Need for a DIY Home Gym?

With the increasing popularity and proven efficacy of functional, bodyweight fitness on the cheap, the DIY gym has undergone a radical, and welcome, simplification. These are all the tools you need...

Which Companies Make the Best Women's Gear?

These days, adventure gear companies have emerged from the dark ages to design product specifically for women's proportions—not merely as an afterthought.

What's the Best On-Mountain Fuel for Women?

High-output, endurance activities demand smart eating if you want to avoid the bonk–especially in winter, when we burn calories just trying to stay warm. Presenting five of our favorite feeds for...

Don't Let Youth Sports Hijack Your Life

Athletics shouldn't be this complicated, but increasingly, for children around the country, they are. Organized sports, once a healthy outlet, are threatening to hijack the lives of children and...

Rewild Your Child

Ben Hewitt’s essay on “unschooling” in our September issue has sparked some heated debate. Few parents are willing to do as the Hewitts do, and turn their kids loose entirely. But how can we give our...

America Needs a Playtime Intervention

Anxiety, depression, obesity, sociopathy—American kids don't play enough, and many researchers associate this fun deficit with serious health issues. It’s time to wake up.

The Same River Twice

Just as with parenting, when you're in the thick of rafting, it can be difficult to identify small changes in a river you think you know well. It might seem like the same river on the surface, but...