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Richard Carr, a retired psychologist who had long dreamed of sailing around the world, was in the middle of the Pacific when he started sending frantic messages that said pirates were boarding his boat. Two thousand miles away in Los Angeles, his family woke up to a nightmare: he might be dying alone, and there was almost nothing they could do about it.

A jacket that can handle the trail but looks tailored enough for a dinner in Aspen—and is 100 percent American? We'll take three.

Because your four-legged friends want to travel, too.

Finding the right pack for your body

Increase your hip flexibility and take your upper body and core strength to the next level

Outside reviews the best women's travel dresses, including the Outdoor Research Trance Dress

Outside reviews the best women's apparel that missed the cut for the Summer 2013 Buyer’s Guide, including the Salomon Endurance ¾ Tight.

We sit down with the three-time mountain bike 4-Cross world champ and BMX Olympic medalist

Tired of waiting for the industry to start offering appropriately-sized splitboards and other backcountry items, Ali Carr Troxell is turning to Wagner Custom for the perfect made-to-order gear

Ali Carr Troxell tests Helly Hansen’s new, innovative way to keep you warm out on the slopes

What’s it like to be a woman in the male-dominated outdoor industry? Donna Carpenter, Burton’s president and co-founder, is doing something to prove that diversity in the workplace equals success.

Pick up a shelter dog and curious about what breed he or she is? In this, the second in a two-part series, Ali Carr Troxell learn about Odin and Rio for the first time.

Pick up a shelter dog and curious about what breed he or she is? In this, the first in a two-part series, Ali Carr Troxell orders a cheek-swab test kit from Canine Heritage.

Ali Carr Troxell visits the Actun Tunichil Muknal cave, a noted Maya archeological site. Read about her trip here and then check out her list of 10 must-have pieces of gear for a perfect Belizean expedition.

This year marks not only the 50th anniversary of the first American ascent of Everest, but also the 25th anniversary of the first female ascent up the tallest mountain in the world. We sat down with the female summit record holder to discuss what it’s like to be a female climber in a man’s world, what her gear must-haves are, and what’s next.

From the Lucy Perfect Booty Pants to the Helly Hansen Panorama Jacket, Outside contributing editor and The Adventuress columnist Ali Carr Troxell picks her 10 favorite pieces of women's gear from OR

The Adventuress columnist Ali Carr Troxell caught up with Burton snowboarder Kimmy Fasani to learn about the new all-mountain board she developed

From the L.L. Bean Signature Cowlneck to the Lole Amy Cardigan, Outside contributing editor and The Adventuress columnist Ali Carr Troxell picks her 10 favorite sweaters for the current snow season

Ali Carr Troxell sends live updates on her favorite women’s gear

Ali Carr Troxell spoke to Climbing's Julie Ellison and Jes Nelson, a manager at Bent Gate gear store, after they climbed the 5.7 route about the experience and what pieces of gear were pivotal

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