We scour the web each week to bring you the best outdoor videos we can find. Here are our top ten picks of the week:
Testing the 2016 Toyota Tacoma
We drove the 2016 Toyota Tacoma for a week around Santa Fe, New Mexico, pushing both it's on and off-road capabilities to the limit. Watch to find out what we love about this year’s updates to Toyota’s classic mid-size truck.
This Is the Best Waterproof iPhone Case You Can Buy
Nobody likes a soggy phone. That's why our Gear Guy, Joe Jackson, risked total iPhone destruction in a quest to find the greatest waterproof case of all. Watch and see why the Lifeproof FRE came out on top.
Home Videos from the Bear Lady
In April 2016, Outside profiled Kay Grayson, also known as the Bear Lady. Before she died, Grayson captured hours of home videos of the wild black bears she lived side-by-side with on her property in North Carolina. Watch this short video to get a glimpse into the lives of Kay and her bears, and read the full story here.
First Impressions: The Arc’teryx Voltair Avalanche Airbag
The new Arc’teryx Voltair Avalanche Airbag will be a game changer for backcountry skiing and riding. Online gear editor Jakob Schiller shows us what makes this powerful airbag stand out from the rest.
This Couple Converted a School Bus Into an Adventure Vehicle
These days, we all lust after adventure vehicles, getting lost in Internet searches for dream rigs, but few of us make the leap from romanticising to reality. That's not the case for Joe Herbert and Kaitlin Fewings, who bought a school bus and converted it into their version of the ultimate home on wheels. They then traveled around New Zealand for two years before moving back to Australia and leaving the bus behind. Within weeks of the move, the couple acquired a new vehicle and started the process over again. This film from Ben Walton documents their second go at building an adventure rig, and you can follow updates on the new build on Facebook here.
Salomon Running TV: 'Barcelona'
Barcelona is the third episode of Season 5 of Salomon Running TV and follows runners Max King and Ellie Greenwood as they explore Barcelona on foot. From dark gothic alleyways to vibrant beaches, the city is a melting pot of both culture and people, and the most intimate way to experience all Barcelona has to offer is through running. That said, we hope you discover something unique while trailing along with the runners in this beautiful episode, a collaboration between Wandering Fever and The African Attachment.
This Man Builds Skis in the Backcountry of Siberia
The Great Siberian Traverse is a feature film from Sherpas Cinema that documents a 6,000-mile journey through Russia with pro skiers Ingrid Backstrom, Callum Pettit, and Nick Martini. The Trans-Siberian Railway takes the team deep into Siberia, finally arriving at the indigenous village of Ust'-Anzas. There, they meet Vitaly, a local man who builds skis from timber and coarse animal hair. In this clip, the team gets a few runs in on Vitaly's skis. You can follow Sherpas Cinema on Facebook here and on Instagram here.
An Exclusive Look at an All-Female Ski Expedition to Greenland
It's not uncommon for athletes to access remote ski routes by way of helicopters and snowmobiles, leaving an ecological footprint in their wake. In March 2014, an all-women expedition team set out to buck that trend by using wind and human power to accomplish their mission—ski first descents along the western coast of Greenland. In this exclusive clip from the resulting documentary Shifting Ice + Changing Tides (named after the expedition) the team discusses navigating sea ice to reach their destination. You can watch the full documentary from Kt Miller here, starting on April 22.
Take 120 Seconds to Shake Off Workday Blues
The typical work break runs the gamut from walking around the block to scrolling through Facebook to scarfing down a sad-looking salad at your desk. This break is not like the others. Our ongoing Weekly Escape series transports you from your desk to an incredible place in two minutes or less. This week we fly above the Lofoten archipelago in northern Norway with filmmaker Dennis Schmelz. Watch and daydream about dramatic mountains, quaint towns, and secret bays. You can follow Schmelz on Facebook here and on Instagram here.
The Patagonia Trip of a Lifetime
Fueled by yerba mate, a five-man production team traveled 16,000 km by car and more than 500 km on foot through Argentina and Chile (a total of thirteen border crossings!) to capture Patagonia in impressive 4K resolution. Patagonica, this resulting short film by Joseph "Dapp" Foster and HB Live, packs in everything you'd expect from a trip to the region—and then some. You can go behind the scenes of the project here and follow the crew's adventures on Instagram here.