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

Nike claims to solve hygiene and slippage problems with its new Studio Wrap, but the slipper-like shoe could compromise your connection with the mat

In the first installment of her new The Adventuress column, Ali Carr Troxell, who has over 16 year of snowboarding under her belt, reveals her favorite jackets for the current snow season.

Redesigned in 2012, the Arbor Poparazzi is a directional-shaped, women’s specific snowboard with a rockered profile meant for everything from powder to park laps

When it comes to holiday giving, you should never have to choose. This year, our editors have pulled together 68 perfect ideas—priced from $4 to $50,000—guaranteed to make anyone on your list feel like a million bucks.

Warm and winterized footwear doesn’t have to be frumpy.

The nimble, lightweight Velvet Guru stands head and shoulders above the competition in a park setting.

Like riding in slippers, the Boa Coiler is one comfy boot.

Our testers raved about the great energy transfer that the DVa delivers.

Outside reviews the best adventure gear for man’s best friend.

All you need to know about going wild with man's best friend, including training tips, canine gear, and wilderness etiquette

A strong trunk is the key to efficient paddling. These four poses will help get you there.

Staying loose and strong are essential for efficient swimming. These four poses strike the perfect balance.

Pounding pavement can leave you cramped after a hard run. These four stretches will remedy those tight hips, calves, and IT bands to keep you going.

Long hauls in the saddle got you sore? These four yoga poses will stretch your trouble spots.

Scott's Off-Grid Goggle allow you to adjust the shape of the frame to fit your face.

Atomic and Salomon have collaborated to create a powerful alpine touring ski binding.

Petzl's Nao is the most high-tech headlamp we’ve ever seen.

Sierra Designs DriDown technology, unveiled at Outdoor Retailer, allows down to retain its insulating properties even while wet.

Versatile outfits, shoes, and other gear made with world travelers in mind.

Bikes, jerseys, and other essential gear for two-wheel warriors.

A newbie-friendly board, a watch that knows the tides, and other essential gear for the paddler on your list.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 gift guide, including the Lib Tech C2BTX snowboard.

So you're shopping for someone who shuns modern technology? This rugged, timeless gear is sure to be a hit.

She can shred like nobody's business. Here's what to get her.

The perfect gifts for the active city-dweller.

Classic boots, a backcountry-ready axe, and other awesome gifts for hikers.

The best gear for fly-fishing fanatics, from quick-drying water shoes to a handmade paddle.

The best holiday gifts for climbers, from peak baggers to Himalayan mountaineers.