Michael Roberts

Michael Roberts

Michael Roberts is the senior executive editor of Outside.


Andy Samberg Likes to Watch

With his new film 'Popstar' in the can, we helped the SNL alum 
blow off steam the best way we know how—birding

Michael Roberts
Jun 8, 2016

Meet the World’s Best Tree Climber

In March, Tim Kovar led a group of climbers up a 200-foot-tall ancient redwood tree in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California. As the top tree climber on earth, he also leads tree-climbing...

Michael Roberts
May 17, 2016


The portable shower has gotten a much-needed reboot.

Michael Roberts
Aug 5, 2015

The Outdoor Industry Has a Millennial Problem

Outdoor gear and apparel is lighter, more durable and stronger than ever, but millenials, the generation coming into its peak buying years, doesn't seem to care. This has forced gear makers to...

Michael Roberts
Jul 30, 2015

How Surfing's Happiest Champ Returned to Center

Stephanie Gilmore was a world-champion surfer when a brutal attack by a stranger nearly ended her career. Now she's back on top, with a sixth world title, and reveals how she found happiness again—in...

Michael Roberts
Feb 17, 2015

Levi Leipheimer's Life After Doping

On a spectacular day for a bike ride in Sonoma County, Levi Leipheimer is sitting on the side of the road adjusting his cleat position.

Michael Roberts
Jul 15, 2014

How to Race (and Live) Like a Spartan

“Am I intense? Yes, I’ll be the first to admit it.” So writes Joe De Sena about a third of the way into his new book, Spartan Up!, out May 13 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Michael Roberts
May 5, 2014

Live by Bike

Never mind the health and environmental benefits. It’s good for the soul.

Michael Roberts
Dec 4, 2013