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Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Summer Buyer's Guide, including the Merrell Mariposa waterproof jacket.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Summer's Buying Guide, including the Prana Piggyback yoga-mat strap.

Outside reviews the best SUP gear of June 2012, including the Naish Mana Wood SUP.

Outside Presents the 2012 Gear of the Show awards for OR Winter Market, including The North Face Powder Guide ABS Vest.

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.

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.

Keep them running all winter with these holiday gifts.

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

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Nau 3/4 Length Cocoon jacket.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Arbor Swoon Board.

An exclusive interview with singer, songwriter, and Yosemite lover Brett Dennen

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Lole Mojito swimsuit bottom and Bermude swimsuit top.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Roxy Hot Chip rash guard.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Patagonia R1 Reversible Spring Juanita Suit.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Quiksilver Women's Sandblaster Pants.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Kaenon Sequence Sunglasses.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Horny Toad Bivalent Dress.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Surftech Marisa Miller Stand-Up Paddleboard.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Rusty Entwine Fedora.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Dakine Coiled SUP Leash.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Gravis Travel Duffle.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the C4 Waterman Bamboo Laminate HD Paddle 8" Blade.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the OluKai Kukuna Sandals.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Pistel Aster Visor.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Rusty Turn Around swimsuit Top and Bottom.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Smith Optics Skyline sunglasses.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Merrell Rowena Jacket.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the O'Neill Vex shorts.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Isis Brighton Bay Tank.

We've got your all-access pass to summer: 21 DIY and outfitted adventures guaranteed to recharge for less than $500*. Just pick one—or five—and leave your lawnmower behind. *Transportation not included

Some of the world's best outdoor gear is still made right here in the USA.

The Imperial has plenty of trick features—like shell material that helps distribute the rider’s weight and rubber ice spikes on a Vibram outsole for better hiking traction. But testers most appreciated the simple lacing system, which allows you to quickly lock in the ankle and toe areas separately.

Team-proven Snowboarder Scott Lago’s binding, the Flow NXT-ATSE, keeps getting better: This year’s is lighter and easier to adjust on the fly. Testers liked how quick it was to strap on, making skier friends equally pleased at the top of the lift.

Rome’s new lacing system lets you adjust four different areas—the inner liner, forefoot, ankle, and upper cuff. Sounds complicated, but two cords are all it takes. And it works. The Libertine received the highest score for out-of-the-box comfort and chutes-to-kickers credibility. TAGS: customizable fit, supportive…

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