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I am looking for a reasonably priced heart rate monitor/watch that tracks calories burned. It should also be able survive water sports, like stand-up paddling, swimming, and flatwater kayaking.

It’s summer, and time to run. What are some good trail runners for warm summer days?

We're going for an epic, cross-country road trip. Weight isn’t an issue, so we're excited to load up on gear that we normally wouldn't have in the backcountry. What are three pieces of gear that you think really make for a great car-camping trip?

I'm ready to start paddling more seriously. What boat should I buy?

I'm upping my distance, but every additional mile seems to make it harder to bounce back. What tools will help speed my recovery from a hard run?

There are dozens of hydration packs out there. Which ones are best for specific activities, such as mountain biking, running marathons, or a weekend hike?

I'm in the market for a small, light backpacking tent that won't break the bank.

I bike a lot. Between my sweat and the sun, I wonder—how long does a helmet last? If it's time for a new lid, what do I buy?

I bike a lot. Between my sweat and the sun, I wonder—how long does a helmet last? If it's time for a new lid, what do I buy?

I bike a lot. Between my sweat and the sun, I wonder—how long does a helmet last? If it's time for a new lid, what do I buy?

I bike a lot. Between my sweat and the sun, I wonder—how long does a helmet last? Is there something I can do to extend its life? If it is time for a new lid, what do I buy?

What if you are backpacking or camping, and are confronted by a fast-moving wildfire? What should you do? What should you carry?

There's been a lot of coverage of the this year's climbing season on Everest, and I'm curious as to what day-to-day life is like at the roof of the world. What are the basic necessities?

I'm a proud owner of a new 800-fill down sleeping bag. I want to make sure it stays clean and warm for years to come. What should I do?

What's the best leash for running with my dog? I run on a mix of trails and roads, which means I end up carrying the leash quite a bit.

In general, sunscreen is “water-resistant” if it continues reducing SPF exposure after 40 minutes in the water. To be considered “waterproof,” the bar goes up. The product has to retain its rated SPF factor for 80 minutes in the water. So you could go to the beach or river, hop…

I'm looking for good mixed-use rain pants for hiking, camping, and occasional cycling. I'm size large, but I can't find anything with a short-enough inseam. What do you recommend?

I'm moving to Puerto Rico and I need hiking boots to match the climate and terrain. Since I've got narrow feet, I've been considering the Vasque Breeze or Wasatch. What do you think?

I'm burned out on pasta and trail mix. What easy-to-make food should I take backpacking this summer?

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