Eric Hansen

Eric Hansen


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.

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort British Columbia

Land of the Lost

How do you pick an adventure in a country as big and boundless as Canada? We asked our favorite nomads to reveal the greatest hidden paddling, biking, and hiking spots, from Nova Scotia to the...

The Himalaya Everest Edition watch

The Controversial Everest Watch

The fact that Kobold's new Himalayan Edition watch is built with a few chunks of rock that, technically speaking, were removed illegally from Everest has caused a minor hubbub

Buffalo Bayou Paddle Trail

Urban Waterways

From farm shares to bike shares, these seven flashes of genius are reinventing a metropolis near you.


The Killing Fields

In 2009, seven Nepalese villagers died mysteriously while foraging for a fungal aphrodisiac worth its weight in gold. Was it murder? Eric Hansen travels to the remote Lost Valley, in the high...

Elizabeth Hawley

The High Priestess of Posterity

The world's best climbers flock to Nepal to tackle new routes on remote peaks. But their feats don't count until a little old lady from New York says so.

Going Straight

In a tech-assisted misadventure, our man finds the most difficult line between two points

sensory deprivation

Nothing is Illuminated

Could floating in a sensory-deprivation tank for several hours be as mind-expanding as a real-life adventure? Our neurological guinea pig is about to find out.

The North Face Diad - Storm Shells: Reviews

The North Face Diad - Storm Shells: Reviews

DIAD stands for "done in a day," but even testers who didn't speed-climb El Cap appreciated this wispy storm shell. It's perfect for windy summits and surprise squalls—and so light we never...

Mammut Blaze - Storm Shells: Reviews

Mammut Blaze - Storm Shells: Reviews

"I'd climb Everest in this jacket," said one tester. We doubt his fitness but not the jacket's. A top-tier combo of Gore-Tex fabrics—ounce-saving PacLite in the torso and burly three-layer XCR...

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