Michael Roberts

Michael Roberts

Michael Roberts is the senior executive editor of Outside.


Looking to Up Your Air Time? Jump On the Trampoline

Professional freeskiers train on trampolines, you should, too. These simple jumping exercises will help you add something more flashy than "The Cricket" on the kickers in the terrain park.

Michael Roberts
Nov 14, 2013

The Pain Games

An obstacle-racing obsessed filmmaker aims to find out why suffering has become America's favorite new sports pastime.

Michael Roberts
Oct 30, 2013

What Would Survivorman Do?

Les Stroud, the most trusted name in survival, has seen it all—and lived to tell about it. Next time you’re up a creek, you should probably do what he says.

Michael Roberts
Oct 8, 2013

The New Station Wagon: Cargo Bikes

Long popular in Europe, kid-hauling bikes with an electric assist are catching on stateside and opening up new roads for family adventure.

Michael Roberts
Sep 27, 2013

Fast Times at Singletrack High

A new breed of jocks are taking over at Marin County’s Sir Francis Drake High School—endurance geeks who think spandex is cool, love getting dirty, and want to make mountain biking America’s favorite...

Michael Roberts
Sep 12, 2013

Too Fast to Fail

Larry Ellison’s bid to convert America’s Cup sailing into a high-risk action sport was labeled a disaster before the first race. But it still might work.

Michael Roberts
Aug 14, 2013

Bear Grylls Returns

On July 8, NBC will premiere his first-ever network series, Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls, a weekly reality game show that plays out (roughly) in the Survivor model: Ten two-person teams try to...

Michael Roberts
Jul 2, 2013

Our Favorite Things

From crabbing off a dock to the second half of Buried in the Sky

Kyle Dickman, Stephanie Pearson, Michael Roberts, Christopher Solomon, Alex Heard, and Grayson Schaffer
Feb 5, 2013

Food Hacking With Tim Ferriss

Considering that he’s already devised miracle shortcuts for jobs (The 4-Hour Workweek) and fitness (The 4-Hour Body), you might think Tim Ferriss, king of life hacking, would find few challenges in...

Michael Roberts
Dec 20, 2012

GoPro's New Hero

The action cam company's latest iteration is, in a word, awesome.

Michael Roberts
Oct 19, 2012

Green Days

The most ambitious environmental documentary since An Inconvenient Truth tries to make the case that we just might win.

Michael Roberts
Sep 10, 2012

Rolling Off a Clif

In the Napa Valley, Clif Bar CEOs Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford have built a wine-tasting room that doubles a a refuge for cyclists. To really understand the concept, I figured I had to join...

Michael Roberts
Sep 4, 2012