Iconic ways to make every day count and infuse more adventure into your life.
We made these errors so you don’t have to
After a five year hiatus, thru-hiking legend Heather “Anish” Anderson just set another FKT, the 250-mile section of the Appalachian Trail that runs through Pennsylvania. In this essay, she explores how her relationship with the sport has evolved over the past decade since her ground-breaking Pacific Crest Trail record in 2013.
Move over spicy margarita. You’ve got collagen-filled competition.
These ten items caught our eyes at the 2023 show
When fitness influencer William Goodge ran across the country to raise money for charity, his feat received unprecedented scrutiny from hardcore running fans
The effort to reseed mollusks along Maine’s shorelines
There’s learning, connecting with self and others, and did we mention dance parties?
Here’s a look at the gear, tech, media, and general miscellany our Outside Run editors loved last month
2021 Outsider of the Year Steph Catudal’s new memoir, ‘Everything All at Once,’ offers a raw look inside the paradoxical landscape of grief and surrender, love and loss of her father, and nearly her husband, endurance athlete Tommy Rivs
Make money and do the planet a solid by embracing the circular economy
When the schoolteacher had a stroke, her doctor told her to stop running. Instead she embraced the sport with a newfound joy.
Here it is June and you’re still turning over travel plans? Come along with us, as we head out to see wolves, test our mettle on Tour de France ascents, trek across one of Colorado’s most photographed mountain passes, and generally get outside in big, bold ways this season.
A brisk journey to determine the top products in our Hike and Camp category
These were the products we couldn't wait to test
The brand with the hard-to-pronounce name has been making industry-leading sports shoes for 125 years
Gladys McGarey, MD, explains what we should all be doing to seek out happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives
What’s better than a post-hard-workout shower? The perfect beer to go with it.
Some blame the weather, while others point the finger at the economic trends that are shaping Himalayan mountaineering
Turn that vacay into a trail-running foray with these popular destination races
Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi’s new film, ‘Wild Life,’ captures the saga of Doug and Kristine Tompkins, whose devotion to conservation and each other led to the creation of extraordinary national parks in Chile and Argentina
At the end of my mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, I realized I needed to handle my sorrow the same way I approached athletic training
These science-backed hacks can help you lower your stress levels almost instantly
The writer learned to have patience with himself after a catastrophic first day as an amateur sheepherder
Our national parks are celebrating the season (aren’t we all?) with fun and immersive special events. We've mapped out our favorites, from photo classes to great music to getting dirty helping on a trail day.
In 2016, a wildfire jumped the Athabasca River and headed straight for Fort McMurray, an Alberta oil town 600 miles south of the Arctic Circle. In this excerpt from ‘Fire Weather: A True Story from a Hotter World,’ John Vaillant chronicles the moment the blaze enters town, forcing nearly 90,000 people to flee in what remains the largest, most rapid single-day evacuation in the history of modern fire.
Here’s how to maximize the benefits of that “hurts so good” feeling
The ultrarunner and endurance skier is open to whatever the mountain gives her—she wants to experience a new adventure and inspire other women to do the same
You’ve probably never appreciated hang time like this before
Race director Megan DeHaan partners ultrarunning and agriculture to celebrate and protect open space
Tips and tricks to keeping your food safe and your camp bear-free
From outdoor adventure to sampling local food culture, here’s how to enjoy the Green Mountain State
After suffering from anxiety and depression for years, the wellness practitioner had a profound psychedelic experience that set her on a path to healing
It took 20 years of planning to open the new 190-mile Aquarius Trail bikepacking hut system in southern Utah’s spectacular wilderness, sandwiched between Bryce and Zion national parks. Stephanie Pearson saddles up for a wild ride.
Can’t take six months off to hike the PCT? We understand. Here’s how to take a big trip without getting fired.
Thru-hiking is for everyone—but if you really want to build your life around the trail, some careers make it easier than others
Tahoe residents are fighting a plan to turn Homewood Mountain Resort into a semi-private resort, limiting community access to the slopes
Physicians and researchers weigh in on the benefits and disadvantages of having hypermobile joints
The sad situation is a reminder to visitors to avoid handling wild animals
The legendary trail runner and mountaineer was trying to climb the world’s highest mountain from the West Ridge
These odd scraps of property tell us more about ourselves than we realize.
With brand new offerings from Chevy, Ford, GMC, and Toyota, this auto class has never been better, or more competitive. Our off-road expert explains why.
A quick, easy skirt-steak marinade with a pop of flavor and color
Kelly Murray, a certified pediatric and adult sleep consultant, shares what you need to know about this common habit
Our beloved pups have caused countless accidents, moments of horror, and sleepless nights
Virginia Sole-Smith’s new book, ‘Fat Talk: Parenting in the Age of Diet Culture,’ takes an unflinching look at fatphobia and how it affects our collective ideas about health
A group of young hikers used Apple’s Emergency SOS system to trigger a rescue
Got a few days off, a pair of healthy feet, and a pain threshold higher than Dean Karnazes? You can (possibly) blaze the length of America's Most Beautiful Trail.
For Mental Health Awareness Month, the Olympian partnered with the New York Road Runners to share the message that when it comes to mental health, it’s about progress, not perfection
After suffering a traumatic brain injury in a mountain-biking accident, they found their real estate job intolerable. Taking a bold chance at a new career changed everything.
L.A. chef and cookbook author Bricia Lopez gives us the tips and tricks to a Mexican-style grilling
Here are the builds we drooled over while combing the overlander gathering’s show space and parking lots
Our hiking columnist went to the AT’s legendary Trail Days this year with one mission—to figure out what hikers were and weren’t putting on their feet
Learning how to buy, cook, and eat meat after eight years of vegetarianism
Don’t have a cow about cooking steak. We’ve got you covered.
Kaitlyn Brann, 34, died after being struck on a popular route on May 12
It’s a bit simpler than you might think
The 2023 season should be full of record-breaking performances from the sport’s biggest stars. Here are the most important things to know.
When the mixed media artist feels alone, there’s one place that always offers her the comfort and support she needs: the wilderness
Learning how to buy, cook, and eat meat after eight years of vegetarianism
The iconic film festival is celebrating its 45th year this weekend. Here are the documentaries we’re most excited to watch.
A dish that fuels here, there, and everywhere
386 products to maximize fun in the sun
Whether you’re bedding down in a state forest campground or deep in the wilderness, these nine sleeping bags will keep you warm and cozy
We asked 13 testers to take the plunge on this year's newest fleet of watercraft. These boats floated to the top.
These adventure-ready rigs will help you stay out longer
Our favorite hard hats of the year are so light and comfortable, there’s no excuse to climb without one
Six testers tried out 8 trekking poles. These ones came out on top.
23 testers snoozed on nineteen pads. These are the very best of the year.
Land more lunkers this season
We asked 10 testers to try 16 climbing shoes. These came out on top.
Three testers tried eight swimsuits. These came out on top.
Put your head down and go with these lids
Nine testers waded through more than eighty pieces of gear to winnow down the six best products for summer exercise
Eight testers tried fifteen bags. These ones came out on top.
Four testers logged over 1,000 miles in 10 pairs of sunglasses. These stood out from the pack.
We tested dozens of pieces of apparel on all types of runs—short and long, slow and fast, road and trail, from New Mexico to New Hampshire. These emerged as our favorites.
6 testers tried 15 bikes. These ones came out on top.
We’re living in the golden age of digital image making
Modern mountain bikes are insanely capable