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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...

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.

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.

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...

The Easiest Way to Juice Up Outdoors

Remember thermoelectric energy from high school physics? Neither do we, but you don’t have to be a science geek to appreciate the utility of a device that turns heat into electricity.

Stage-Winning Tech of the Tour

It's not just about the bikes at the 2014 Tour. Many companies use the world’s biggest race to unveil all manner of gear.

Wool Apparel That's Born and Bred in the USA

The Duckworth WoolCloud Snap Shirt caught our attention not only for its good looks. Launching this fall, Duckworth’s tailored collection of wool apparel is all made 100 percent in the United States...

The Top 5 Bikes of the Tour de France

Many bike manufacturers use the Tour de France as a testing ground and launching pad for new rides. Often, the race comes so early in the production cycle that only a few key riders get access to the...

A Guide to the Summer's Best Flip-Flops

It's summer's most casual shoe, but that doesn't mean you should settle for the drug-store variety. Keep your feet happy with our 11 favorite flip-flops.

Jawbone Bites Off a New Market

Fitness trackers (those little wearable pods that seem to be on everybody’s wrists or in everybody’s pockets these days) do a pretty reasonable job keeping track of your activity levels and...