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For This Man, the Iditarod Is a Father-Son Rivalry

Dallas Seavey is the latest in an esteemed bloodline of Iditarod champs. Since 2012, he's won two of them, and set records as the race's youngest and fastest. This year's goal? Out-mush dad.

How One Wolf Charmed an Entire Town

Alaskan author Nick Jans knows wolves. He used to hunt and kill them during his 20 years living in remote Eskimo villages. Now, he's an advocate for the animals.

Outside Online Rush Sturges

Training Tips for Power Paddling

Serious boaters, including 28 year-old professional kayaker Rush Sturges,will tell you the only way to train for whitewater paddling is to go paddling.

Rush Sturges free wheel

The Planet's 8 Best Paddling Spots

Pro kayaker and filmmaker Rush Sturges, has dipped a paddle all over the globe. Here, he picks for the 8 most amazing places to kayak on earth.

Boardworks Badfish MCIT

Finally, an inflatable SUP that’s solid, durable, and entertaining. The Badfish is even a hoot in ocean surf.

404 Monster 2.0

A touring race board that gobbles up the miles. The carbon-fiber model ($2,675) offers more full-on speed.

Naish Nalu

A great all-rounder and close runner-up for Gear of the Year.

Shred Ready Carbon Deluxe TDUB

A whitewater-specific design that can take multiple hits and should accommodate just about every head size and shape. (It comes with an assortment of pads for fine-tuning the fit.)


Paddlers will appreciate its snug fit and mesh back panels that breathe easy in summertime heat.

Stohlquist Elvis

Considering that the expedition-ready Elvis comes with a removable storm hood and a relief zipper, it’s an even greater bargain.