Eric Hansen

Eric Hansen


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

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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.

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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...

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

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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...

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.

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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.

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...

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.