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See What GoPro's New Action Cam Is Capable Of

GoPro released its much-anticipated Hero 4 today. And while we're as stoked about the camera's specs as anyone, it's the launch video that does the best job demonstrating how game-changing the Hero 4...

The 4 Best Waterproof Packs

Whether you're planning a rafting trip or just need a commuter bag for fall, it's good to have a quality waterproof daypack stashed in your closet. We tested the following four packs during an 18-day Grand Canyon trip in May.

The Return of a Bike-Making Legend

In a tale of old is new again, Lemond Bicycles has announced that it will reenter the bike market this fall with a single, steel road frame, the Washoe.

The 3-Foot Law Isn't Enough

California’s rule requiring cars to give cyclists a three-foot berth went into effect last week. Too bad what we really need to keep riders safe on the road are more bike lanes.

Wear the Hiking Boots from "Wild"

The boots Reese Witherspoon wears in “Wild,” the movie based on Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling memoir about the Pacific Crest Trail, are coming to a store near you.

The $66,000 Watch of Sci-Fi Fantasy

Most watches look the same, but not the Urwerk UR-105M. Instead of two hands rotating in a circle of numbers, the UR-105M has three orbiting satellites that show the hour.

A Wetsuit to Keep Sharks Away

Sure, the wetsuit looks like its designers took cues from a prisoner uniform, but don’t be fooled by the wacky stripes: this product could save your life. Maybe.

The Gym-Season Grooming Goods You Need

There are a million reasons to skip the shower after a gym workout, but for your sake and everyone else's, please do. These quick-drying, multitasking essentials will keep your locker-room grooming...

The Hollywood-Worthy Gear of "Wild"

Cheryl Strayed started out on the legendary 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail with no backpacking experience, too-small boots, and a massive pack she nicknamed Monster because of its weight. We caught up with Strayed to hear about Monster, REI, and her current gear closet.

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...

Be Adventure-Ready, Anytime, Anywhere

When you have only the weekend to get outside and play, it helps to have an adventure-ready daypack prepacked and ready to go. Whether you're going to the beach, a music festival, or on a hike, these 10 essentials will get you through any everyday adventure.