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A space-age-looking inflatable with versatility to spare leads this year’s picks

Here’s what to know when shopping for a SUP

Boards, apparel, and accessories for all kinds of watery pursuits

After a summer of testing, these four SUPs came out on top

Tried and true gear for river, lake, and ocean play

Versatility is the name of the game

From apparel to accessories, this gear will make sure your time on the water is well-spent

Just add water. And, in some cases, air.

Smarter boards plus lower prices equals happy paddlers

Oahu’s Juan Oliphant and Ocean Ramsey dive with sharks almost every day. Yes, it’s their job. And, yes, they have all their limbs. Dedicated researchers, Ramsey and Oliphant operate One Ocean Diving on the island’s North Shore. Through their business, they offer visitors a chance to swim—cage free—with large pelagic animals. This occupation requires a special skill set and a few indispensable pieces of gear.

Every year, an elite group of racers gathers in the small Northern California town of Arcata. They’re not runners. They’re not cyclists. They’re not drivers. They’re much stranger than that. Their competition: the Kinetic Grand Championship, a grueling three-day, 42-mile schlep over sand, water, mud, and pavement. Their steeds: bizarre amphibious human-powered vehicles. So sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the wild, crazy ride.

A Texas startup wants to convert shipping containers into portable rooms that would put an end to limited lodging at sporting events.

The proper one-pieces for ski slopes, business conferences, and Christmas morning.

The hunting, fishing, hiking, and work clothes built for getting dirty.

Designers are using inflatable technology to make products—from the ultimate commuter helmet to airy insulation—lighter, safer, and more portable.

Yes, it's possible to abandon the stakes, poles, and fly. Tuck into these alternatives next time you need some shut-eye outdoors.

A pair of chemists think they have an edge in the prestigious competition. Are they all wet?

Yosemite National Park offers arguably the most scenic hiking in the country. The only challenge? Picking which trail to hike.

French press, espresso, or Clif Shot?

Our list of 10 must-have items for a debauchery-filled summer

Five of the icon's most influential inventions