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September 17

Bryan Rogala shares his first impressions of Kuat’s new Piston Pro X bike rack. They’re very positive.

Some of the most popular national-park sites come alive this season, offering vibrant hikes, cool camping weather, and amazing wildlife spotting

Breathable, stink-free, and softer with wear. What's not to love?

A series of extreme weather events stripped the lower 48’s most glaciated mountains of their snowpack, leaving guides in the lurch

Stories are about how human connections are made and kept in the outdoors, and how they’re evolving now—when community has never been more important or more at risk

Are you even bikepacking if you’re not hiking your bike, wiping out, making wrong turns, and going completely off plan? We’d argue no. But does that make it any less rewarding? Well, that’s up to you.

Smart tips to make sure your new adventure partner has a blast and feels welcome outside

A new study suggests that hydrogels enable you to down more carbs with less digestive distress, and race faster as a result.

We’ve sweat in them, worn them on muddy trails, and through countless miles on pavement. Now they’re discounted.

After a particularly rough spring, an Outside editor invested in a Coway Mighty air purifier to help with her asthma. She’s breathing better already—and the rest of her family is, too.

An unnatural lack of fear, a high tolerance for suffering, and a healthy sense of humor. Just ask Cedar Wright.

A firsthand account of a free-solo accident in the Sierra Nevada

In ‘Fuzz,’ science journalist Mary Roach travels around the world to examine people’s troubled attempts to coexist with wildlife

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A new study measures the physical and cognitive load of four different treading techniques. The key? Generate lift.
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Aging doesn’t mean you have to stop getting stronger. Here we’ve provided training tips for continued improvement.
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Living in a remote mountain town made him irresistible to curious dudes—and got me wondering why we assign so much importance to where people are from
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Writer Jason Motlagh has been reporting in Afghanistan since 2006, which has involved developing close relationships with Afghan journalists and their families. He and a network of media colleagues are currently in a race to get more than 100 of them out of the country as the Taliban cracks down.

Wes Siler walks you through everything he’s carrying, wearing, and shooting in the mountains of southwest Montana this September

When you carry the whole world in your pocket, aid can arrive from the most unexpected places

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A new app called NatureQuant harnesses the latest research to track and rate your time outside. Next up: determining how much you need.

A new app called NatureQuant harnesses the latest research to track and rate your time outside. Next up: determining how much you need.