Jonathan Hanson

Montrail Hardrock Wide - Trail-Running Shoes

Montrail Hardrock Wide - Trail-Running Shoes

When we finally terraform Mars, the first colonists will doubtless be issued Montrail Hardrock Wides—kicks perfectly suited to the dusty slopes of 78,740-foot-high Olympus Mons. OK, admittedly,...

The North Face Cutback - Trail-Running Shoes

The North Face Cutback - Trail-Running Shoes

ONE SWEET RIDEForget the South Beach Diet: The cushioning here will convince you that you've lost ten pounds. Credit trademarked midsole components (they boil down to strategically tuned EVA and a...

Salomon GCS Pro - Trail-Running Shoes

Salomon GCS Pro - Trail-Running Shoes

BRING ON THE BREEZEYou don't know ventilation until you've experienced the GCS Pro. The uppers are like a screened-in porch—take off the shoe and look straight through it to read your watch, if...

The River

On February 4, a team comprising explorers and kayakers from seven nations began a planned two-month-long expedition through the Tsangpo Gorge in southeastern Tibet. Their goal is to chart some of...

The North Face's four-season Mountain 25

The Plan

How exactly do you go about getting 80 people, 14 boats, and several thousand pounds of equipment from one end of the deepest river canyon in the world to the other? You view it like a king-sized,...

Mobile Homes

Thanks to smart design and engineering, today's tents deliver high-altitude performance at a low-elevation price

Sea Kayaking

Big Agnes Cross Mountain (synthetic) If you've ever slid off a slick mattress pad onto the cold ground, you'll appreciate the 40-degree Big Agnes Cross Mountain ($120). This semirectangular two-pound...

Rattle & Roll

When mountain biking this swath of border country, you hope that all the snake bites is your derailleur

Fast Friends

That's right, you should like your footwear. This will help.