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Wake Up and Smell the Bacon—on Your iPhone

For the sake of your waistline, you probably don’t eat bacon every morning. But thanks to new device, you can now wake up daily to its tantalizing smell—without packing on the pounds.

Are $300,000 Solar Cars the Future of Driving?

We took an inside look at the biannual American Solar Challenge to see what it takes to drive one of these machines up to 1,800 miles across America in less than 10 days.  

Capture Killer Underwater Shots

Ever wonder how surf photographers get that cool half in, half out of the water shot as the surfer rides by? The answer: an underwater housing with a dome mount.

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.

Alex Honnold's Ultimate Adventure Vehicle

Welcome to Alex Honnold's van. The American rock climber may be best known for his free solo ascents of killer walls, but we think his badass mobile home also deserves some attention.

Secret Skin-Care Tips from Rock Climbing Pros

Bone-dry palms that give way to stiff calluses. Ultra-short nails and shredded cuticles. Bandages locked down with superglue. A professional climber’s grip can’t just be strong, it has to be tough....

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...

Is the Tour for Women Just a Parade?

Arguably the most marquee event in women’s cycling is taking place this weekend, and the majority of people probably don’t even know about it.

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.

The Trail Runner You Should Be Running In

A month ago, I caved to the peer pressure and ordered a pair of the N2 Trails. And I couldn’t be happier. Here’s a breakdown of what I—and the rest of my running teammates—love about these shoes.

A Crazy Fast, Bouncy Road Runner

Though the Swiss-engineered shoe sports a thin, almost minimalist mid-sole, the rubber pads compress on each impact, so it takes almost all the sting out of the road while still feeling fast and low...

Find Zen with a New Yoga Kit

We looked high and low for the latest and greatest in yoga mats, bags, and outerwear (for you prudes who don’t go au naturel). Here are our findings.