Michael Frank

The 16 Best Cars for Adventure

Whether you spend most of your drive time navigating urban streets or powering through rugged dirt, 2017's standout rides are all-access passes to wild adventure.

A Secret Skier's Paradise in Norway

This past March, I flew to the island of Senja, Norway, to take part in one of the many self-powered backcountry programs offered by Pure Ski Touring. The island is part of a 612-square-mile...

Chevy Colorado ZR2

Chevy debuted its new Colorado ZR2 on Tuesday night at the L.A. Auto Show and the truck (available April 2017) is clearly designed to dethrone the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro as America’s mid-size, off-...

Tested: the Nikon D5

We've written a lot about the rise of mirrorless cameras, and the Outside staff uses them frequently because they're small but powerful. But that that doesn’t mean we hate DSLRs. Case in point: the...

Tinker Tailor Solder Dye

Engineers futz with things for a ­reason: that’s how breakthroughs happen. And as these 29 products demonstrate, there’s never been a better time to mess around.

This Mapping App Makes Flying Way More Fun

Flyover Country uses your phone's GPS chip, even in airplane mode, to track your location and provide fun geographical, geological, and historical facts about what's below.

VanMoof Just Released an Unstealable Bike

VanMoof just built what they hope is the ultimate theft-proof bike. Dubbed the SmartBike, it’s a commuter that’s chock-full of anti-theft features, most importantly, a GSM/GPS tracking system that...

Tested: Nikon D500

Many of us were drooling when Nikon dropped its new D5 camera at the Consumer Electronics Show this past January, thanks to its astoundingly high ISO rating. But here’s a tip: Instead of spending the...

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