Hike & Camp

What Is the Best Fill for a Sleeping Bag?

This is one of the most contentious subjects in the outdoor gear world. In general, a down bag packs smaller, weighs less, and is warmer than a synthetic one. But down is worthless if it gets wet, and it's increasingly expensive.

Kilian Jornet's Ultra-Fast Boots

Salomon’s limited S-Lab X Alp Carbon GTX mountaineering boot is designed for the one ­percent—those rare ultra-athletes, like Kilian Jornet, who are shattering records on traditional mountaineering...

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...

The Next Big Thing in Wool? Bison Down

Up to now, Rambouillet sheep raised in the Rocky Mountain West have been the stars of the American-made wool movement. But softer, warmer bison down is poised to take over.

What Do I Need in My Winter Emergency Car Kit?

The emergency we're most likely to encounter this winter has nothing to do with a superstorm, nuclear attack, or apocalyptic volcanic eruption—it's more likely to take place in your car. The right gear can mean the difference between life and death.

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...

Finland's Saunalautta

Finns really know how to relax. Finland's official travel website boasts that there is roughly one sauna for every three residents. And at least one of those saunas floats.

The Perfect Field-Tested Travel Kit

I’m lucky. I get paid to go outside for a living, often while writing about outdoor adventures for Outside. As a result, I’m always on the lookout for the best—and lightest—equipment to use on my...

These Bags Fly The Eco-Friendly Skies

When Southwest decided to improve the fuel efficiency of its fleet by replacing heavier materials with lighter ones—including the fabrics used in seats—a design company called Looptworks saw more...

Sugoi Zap Jacket

The Zap Jacket isn’t a replacement for a light. But if I forget my blinkers (or neglect to charge them), I know that the jacket, which I’m not likely to leave at home given the cooler temps, will...

The Crowdsourced Survival Kit

Kickstarter is home to many gear ideas, some more groundbreaking than others, intended to make the outdoors more hospitable. We trolled the crowdfunding capital of the Internet for the five most...