Kyle Dickman

Kyle Dickman

Kyle Dickman is a former editor at Outside and a former member of the firefighting crew known as the Tahoe Hotshots. He spent five seasons fighting wildfires in California. Dickman’s reporting has been nominated for a National Magazine Award. He's the author of On the Burning Edge, and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife, Turin.

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SUP

SUP: Short for stand-up paddle-board, a stable floating platform that combines the cool of surfing with the practicality of a spin workout.

Spork

Spork: An eating utensil that adds fork tines to a spoon and never fails to amuse its users.

Shelter

Caves, tepees, wall tents, those green canvas triangles that caused hypothermia in so many Boy Scouts—in one form or another, ideas borrowed from these flawed shelters appear in their modern...

Thule

Thule: A company founded by Swedish outdoorsman Erik Thulin, originally to make fishing gear.

Therm-a-Rest

Therm-a-Rest: The first mass-market inflatable sleeping pad.

strava

Strava

A pioneering social-fitness app released in 2009.

Snurfer

A bindingless monoski invented in 1965.

Tompkins, Doug

Doug Tompkins: Businessman and crusading conservationist who cofounded the North Face and Esprit.

Vibram

Vibram: A vulcanized-rubber sole that revolutionized footwear.

Velcro

Velcro: A two-piece fastening material that features hooks on one side and a swath of loops on the other.

Vasque Sundowner

Vasque Sundowner: A svelte hiking boot that serves as a testament to how well-made products can endure despite evolving design trends.

Vacuum, Double

Double Vacuum: A technology dating back to 1892 that suspends one container inside another, leaving a small amount of air between the two to insulate the inner contents from external temperature...

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