Hike & Camp

You Should Pitch Camp on Your Car

Rooftop tents aren’t new. But they are getting a high-tech revival in the U.S. as more people take up car camping.

Your Perfect Car Camping Arsenal

To answer this question, I turned to Outside’s executive editor, Mike Roberts, who spends his weekends exploring Marin County with his wife and two young boys.

Why Matthew McConaughey Loves the Fanny Pack

Matthew McConaughey came out as a fanny pack champion during an interview last week. While I appreciate a super-hip, talented actor sticking up for those of us who have worn fanny packs (granted, I prefer to call them waist or hip packs) for years, I've never felt the need to defend myself for looking like a nerd.

The Ultimate Hydration Pack for Women

Outside Online's Whitney Dreier had lost all hope for hydration packs, but then a friend and running expert introduced her to Nathan's race-targeted hydration systems. Enter the Nathan Zeal,...

All Your Storage Needs Answered

Earlier this year, I stumbled on the YardStash, an outdoor storage unit guaranteed to keep your stuff dry and big enough to hold two bikes. And it only cost $130!?

How to Pitch the Ultimate Campsite

Sarah McCloskey just finished a 7,000-mile road trip in a 1987 Vanagon Syncro. During her eight months on the road, she learned the art of pitching the perfect campsite.

The Amazing Shapeshifting Pack

The Eddie Bauer First Ascent Sorcerer goes from hauler to super-long hauler and can also be stripped down to a day-mission sack. Call it magic.

The $700 Cadillac of Down Sleeping Bags

There’s good reason for the shocking $700 price tag: comfortable in temps from 55 degrees down to 5 degrees and able to fend of moisture, it’s the only bag you’ll need year-round.

A Disco Hammock with a Retro Vibe

The best way to spice up your next camping trip? Bust out the Disco Hammock from Betabrand. (The company also carries disco-ball shorts, pants, a hoodie, and a tuxedo jacket if you want to go all...

Life Hack Your Camping Trip

Here are seven low-tech DIY camping gear hacks that take advantage of equipment you likely already have in your garage. After all, you shouldn’t have to break the bank to get outside.

How to Build Your Own Cabin

Call it a cabin-porn addiction, but it seems like a lot of us have the same dream: a cabin of our own. Sounds pretty nice and, on the dream-scale, pretty attainable.