Our team of testers vetted 20 new rucksacks. These ones came out on top.

15 testers tried 12 of the season’s top packs. These rose above the rest.

Reap all the physical and mental advantages of mindfulness without ever saying “ohm”

Faced with risk and loss in the mountains, our writer grapples with what it means to lead a life well-lived.

As a sponsor of the 2022 Defender Service Awards, Outside is helping to support the critical work of this nonprofit, which also gets to take home a brand-new Land Rover Defender 130

The alpine guide’s new memoir gives readers an honest take on the highs and lows of parenting as a full-time climber

From tiny pocketknives to freeze-dried foods, these ultralight-friendly gifts are best presented in a sub-one-ounce merino sock

River Barry’s quick thinking likely saved the jumper’s life after he crashed into a cliffside near Moab, Utah

Burnout can affect participants of any sport—including hiking. Here’s how to identify, prevent, and cure it.

The outdoor industry’s growth last year was more than three times higher than that of the broader U.S. economy

From shredding powder to climbing ice, these top packs keep your gear secure and dry

Lessons learned during a stroll through London’s narrow streets and soaring parks

The habits and attitudes of outdoor consumers are changing fast. Marketers across the industry are racing to keep up.

You don’t need to “get in shape” to enjoy hiking season. Here’s how to savor it from the start.

This pack bridges the gap between ultralight and ultracomfy

A beginner friendly backpacking pack with everything you need—and nothing you don’t

From the backcountry to the airport, this pack has you covered

A reliable workhorse that will last for years

Shoulder the load and make miles with these trail-ready rucksacks

A disruptive startup is poised to rewrite the definition of performance apparel

This California trail was my dream hike—until maggots, a missing tent, and the stomach flu turned it into a nightmare

Backpacking rule number one: pack enough to eat

Technology has become an all-encompassing fixture of our lives, even when it comes to outdoor recreation. Here’s a snapshot of how it’s shaping our national parks—for better or for worse.

Today’s athlete sponsorships are rife with dangerous pressure, inequality, and unfair compensation. It’s time for things to change.

In the wake of the pandemic, some brands, like Cotopaxi, are sticking with the remote work (or hybrid) model. Here’s how to do it right.

How to level up your camp coffee game, no matter your brew method

As you read this, your life savings is funding things that probably repulse you. You’re paying to raze the Amazon, lay pipe across Arctic tundra, and manufacture the cigarette butts that line the bellies of fish. You didn’t make those decisions. But your bank did.

Most brands require reps to pay for their sample lines, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Is it fair?

What does it take to grow a sport from scratch? A tight-knit community of passionate masochists. And some rusty farm equipment.

Last year the jackpot was $311,652. Watching ice melt just got really interesting.

Do you have a noble sense of Leave No Trace? Or is that your racial bias talking? One outdoor enthusiast re-examines her position

Six testers ran, climbed, hiked, and played outside with 17 different deodorants. Here's what didn't stink.

Looking for an outdoor mentor? So is everyone else. Here's how to make yourself a little more competitive.

Outdoor brands are taking a harder look at inclusivity, but are they factoring age into the equation?

The 2019 Trans Am bike race ended two months ago for everyone except one 78-year-old competitor

From behind the windshield, the future can look pretty grim. But independent sales reps are fighting to stay relevant

Osprey shakes up hardgoods with a new sustainability battle plan

Sponsor Content: ExpertVoice

Is the pro-purchase system a valuable marketing tool, or source of market saturation? ExpertVoice’s Nick Stagge braves the hot seat

Tours aren't just for rock bands. With direct sales eating away at specialty shop sales, road shows featuring retail events offer a symbiotic solution

Tap into the adventure travel burst and market to frequent fliers with tips from the brands and retailers who do it best