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The wait for winter is over. Here’s the gear that helped our editors stay warm, festive, and active over the holidays.

New Year's resolutions are for the birds

The stories we were most excited to read and publish across Outside titles this year

This year’s most memorable adventure films include ‘The Rescue,’ ‘14 Peaks,’ and ‘Playing with Sharks’ 

Make sure to order monthly and quarterly boxes with expedited shipping by December 20 to receive your gear by Christmas…

Some of this year’s best outdoorsy reads include new works from Alison Bechdel, Imbolo Mbue, and Mary Roach

On this trip of a lifetime, you'll explore and trek through the stunning Katmai National Park in Alaska with Outside's editor in chief Christopher Keyes

These are the products worth snagging at REI’s Holiday Warm Up Sale, which lasts now through December 20.

The energy bars and hydration mixes our editors swear by, on sale at Backcountry

November usually means the onset of winter, but much of the country is experiencing dry and unseasonably warm weather. Here’s what Outside editors have been using to pass the time until snow season.

Our testers gave these products their stamp of approval

Hunter S. Thompson, Taylor Swift, and ‘King Richard’

Author Jordan Salama began writing this captivating book, about a journey down Colombia’s Magdalena River, when he was just a college student

It’s been another challenging year, but some people thrive on adversity. Here are the athletes, activists, tree planters, chefs, filmmakers, and other disrupters who changed our world for the better in 2021. Plus: Meet Carissa Moore, surfing’s first female olympic gold medalist.

We’ve beat these pieces up in the field, and now they’re steeply discounted during REI’s Cyber Week sale, which lasts now through December 6.

Looking for some thoughtful gift ideas for the adventurer in your life? Save up to 40 percent on gear and apparel at Huckberry’s Black Friday sale, now through November 27.

These are our favorite pieces that won’t break the bank

Join us in reading Heather Hansman’s ‘Powder Days’

Sasha DiGiulian set out to become the first woman and second person in history to complete the Rocky Mountain Trilogy, a compilation of three of the hardest 5.14 big walls in the Canadian Rockies

‘The Trilogy’ features one of climbing’s strongest personalities at her most vulnerable

We only have space for seven shoes in our print magazine, but there are a few others you should know about, too

Is it the most underrated month of the year?

‘The Secret History,’ ‘Battle Royale,’ and the latest Sally Rooney novel

Don’t let your old stuff gather dust or go to the landfill. Put it to work doing good.

The results are in, and these are the region’s 20 top-scoring resorts, according to the 2022 ‘Ski’ Reader Resort Survey

The masses have spoken and these are the 20 top-scoring resorts in the region, according to the 2022 ‘Ski’ Reader Resort Survey

W. Kamau Bell, the host of ‘United Shades of America,’ sits down with fellow comedian and activist Baratunde Thurston for a lively conversation on what we learn about this country when we engage with communities very different than our own

Only the very best makes it into print. But there are some pretty great runners-up you should know about, too.

There were so many good boards this year that it was hard to pick just a few for print. Here are the others our testers loved.

These vests, fleeces, shells, and puffies came up just short of print inclusion—but they’re still worth your attention

A knife, rangefinder, jacket, and other pieces that are worth checking out

Even the runner-up hikers from this year’s test are pretty great

Testers like eight boots, but we only had room for six. Here’s an all-around boot and a women’s powder-chasing boot that almost made the cut.

We only have space for six pants in the print magazine, but there are plenty more worthy pairs you should know about

In a lineup of touring packs, this boot bag and small daypack didn't make the cut, but they're still well worth your attention

There are five wearables in our print magazine, but several more worth checking out

Six of the world’s leading climbers take on one of the world’s last great climbing frontiers: Queen Maud Land

Watch the short film ‘Queen Maud Land’ with your Outside+ membership

The past year showed us all that having access to the outdoors is essential for our health and well-being. It also magnified the inequities inherent in that access. For 2021’s Best Towns package, we chose 13 of the country’s most diverse places and evaluated them according to the factors that matter today: sustainability, affordability, and outdoor equity. Here are the cities of tomorrow.

Surfing in Baja. Summit-to-sea skiing in Alaska. Hiking in Death Valley. There’s no shortage of epic adventures to be had in winter. We’ve rounded up our favorite trips to make sure you get your fill of thrills.

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