Running

Asics Gel-Nimbus 12

Some runners are light on their feet; others need some cushioning. For the latter group, we recommend the new Gel-Nimbus. With its generous foam-and-gel landing pad, the Nimbus took the sting out...

Vasque Transistor FS

Close to the ground, firm, and fast--the Transistor FS is jonesing to push the pace on packed singletrack and fire roads. It has a thin, flexible sole--for smooth and fast striding--plus a built-in...

Nike Free Run+

The Free Run gets about as close to barefoot running as most people will want to go, with an ultra-flexible, stripped-down design that strengthens your feet while inspiring an uninhibited,...

Road and Trail Running Shoes

Garmont 9.81 Bolt DLThe GripperThe tread on Garmont's first trail runner doesn't look particularly aggressive. Looks, we soon found out, can be deceiving. The Bolt DL...

How to Run in the Heat

The latest endurance booster might give you a headache. A new study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that runners who drank a ten-ounce...

Best Towns 2010: Mammoth Lakes, CA

With a world-class ski resort (Mammoth Mountain Ski Area) and the second-largest contiguous wilderness area in the lower 48 (John Muir and others) off the back porch, Mammoth Lakes (pop. 7,392)...

Best Towns 2010: Ashland, Oregon

POPULATION 20,996MEDIAN HOME PRICE $395,000HOMETOWN HERO Hal Koerner, two-time Western States 100 winner, owner of Ashland's Rogue...

The 50 Best Places to Work in 2010

How we picked them: First, with help from the Outdoor Industry Association, we got the word out to eligible applicants--nonprofit or for-profit companies with at least 15 employees working in...

Adventure Icon: Nikki Kimball

[38, BOZEMAN, MONTANA]Fun? The race? Fun? Yeah, there were parts of it that were fun. One time, five of us were running along the singletrack and saw this wasp nest, and there was nothing...

Vacation Homes: Buy Low, Sell Never

Everyone knows one of those guys whose grandparents bought a vacation home for peanuts when property was cheap. Once a year, you get invited—to the lake house, the slopeside cabin—and say the...

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