Eric Hansen

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The Outsider’s Ode to the City

The metal spires and busy streets of a city pale in comparison to snowy peaks and undulating countryside, but there's something redeeming—dare I say special—about the concrete jungle

Eric Hansen
Oct 3, 2016

Drones Grounded

As of Wednesday, pilots of hobbyist drones like the DJI Phantom will no longer be allowed to fly their gadgets in national parks.

Eric Hansen
Aug 20, 2014

The Ultimate Urban Utility Bike

What do you get when a company known for its luxury airplane seats teams up with a well-known bike builder from Seattle? Answer: the ultimate utility bike. And we’re excited about it for a few...

Eric Hansen
Aug 13, 2014

Raleigh Tamland 1

The Raleigh Tamland is the most versatile, well-behaved, and eager bike this author has ridden.

Eric Hansen
Mar 28, 2014

A Boy and His Drone

Camera-equipped flying robots have quickly become a ­staple of the ­adventure world, filming first ascents and nailing poachers. But that’s just the beginning. As Eric Hansen found out during a cross...

Eric Hansen
Feb 26, 2014

The Best Travel Cameras

Anyone shopping now can pick up a terrific, future-proof travel camera. So get ready to hit the road—and document your adventure.

Eric Hansen
Feb 25, 2014

Niseko Is Japan’s Mythical Powder Paradise

In a typical January, the fabled Japanese resort Niseko gets more snow—nearly 15 feet—than any ­other ski area in the world. Is there such a thing as too much? We sent Eric Hansen to find out.

Eric Hansen
Dec 15, 2013

The 7 Sweetest Apres Ski Bars

Kick back, you earned it. And at one of these lively winter watering holes, you won't regret it.

Eric Hansen
Dec 5, 2013

Mom and Dad's Excellent Adventure

When Eric Hansen’s parents abruptly decided to join the Peace Corps in their fifties, it was just what the family needed

Eric Hansen
Sep 18, 2013

Surfing the Desert States of India

Eric Hansen gets a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of a project to surf in each of India's states, nevermind that 21 (of 28) are landlocked and that the coastline is known for little more than...

Eric Hansen
Nov 30, 2012

3 of Our Favorite Wetsuits

Lots of surfers take pride in spending as little as possible on a wetsuit. What do you get if you spend more? In the best cases, exactly what you pay for.

Eric Hansen
Nov 29, 2012