National parks protect our land and a wide variety of wildlife, many of them dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. Here are the animals and reptiles to look out for and the best ways to keep you—and them—safe.
The last thing you want while looking out over Bryce Canyon contemplating the millennia is a tourist helicopter buzzing overhead. That’s why some parks, like Glacier, are working to end air tourism.
Looking for an awesome summer job? Go to work in a national park. We’ve rounded up some of the best opportunities and smartest advice on how to land a position.
Purchase the GoWild! Pass and you'll get an unlimited number of domestic and international flights between May 2 and September 30, 2023. But is it too good to be true?
The Happier Camper HC1 Studio isn't just pretty
While California’s storms were devastating in many parts of the state, they blew epic snow and adventure opportunities into the park. Waterfall viewings are off the charts, there are fewer crowds, and conditions are primo for backcountry exploring.
Eager to visit one of America’s national parks this year? Start planning now. Here’s all the information you need to book hard-to-get reservations.
The Mountain Hardwear Kor Airshell Warm is our tester’s new favorite layer
A raging rain and wind storm is hitting Northern California hard. The state has closed regional, state, and national parks, with partial closings of 37 others, while Yosemite braces for a blizzard.
Reliable weather apps are crucial for summer adventure-planning, so we spent a month testing dozens to find the best ones
Hiking and living in a vibrant city are no longer mutually exclusive. From Los Angeles to Atlanta, you don’t have to leave the city to get dirty on these nearby trails.
The CRKT Chogan Hammer makes quick work of campfire wood and tent stakes
We binged ‘Human Playground,’ narrated by Idris Elba; ‘Aftershock: Everest and the Nepal Earthquake’; and ‘Thai Cave Rescue,’ a dramatized account of the 2018 ordeal, to figure out which ones are worth your time
Will you want one after reading this review of the Hitchfire Ledge? Probably.
From Acadia in Maine to the Everglades in Florida, this road trip hits seven national parks, covers 1,800 miles, and guides you away from the crowds
Put down the checkered top and pick up one of these men's denim shirts
We put a pair of $200-plus haulers up against a ubiquitous $14 box so you don’t have to
Once thought to be annoyingly trite, pumpkin beer has come into its own in recent years. Here are eight of our favorites.
The items that got our writer through the Steamboat Gravel Black Course
How far can professional coaches and a revamped diet take an average off-the-couch gravel cyclist? Pretty far, apparently.
The Cannondale Topstone Carbon 1 RLE is a gravel bike for mountain bikers who like to ride roads
There’s more to these tools than their blades
Western national parks like Yellowstone, Zion, and Joshua Tree are among our most iconic, but it’s the journeys road-tripping in between them that provide the greatest opportunities for adventure. From Montana to Southern California, here’s how to make the most of this itinerary and avoid the crowds.
In HBO’s ‘Edge of the Earth,’ the Best Athletes Attempt the Craziest Feats in the Most Remote Places
The four-part Teton Gravity Research series, premiering this week, captures incredible footage of terrifying expeditions, but it succeeds because of the compelling human stories at its heart
The store isn’t just good for bulk buys or $1.50 hot dog combos. There are some great outdoor deals, too.
If you haven’t snagged a reservation to the growing list of timed-entry parks, it might seem like a trip there this summer is out of the cards. But fret not—we found some legal ways to visit.
This Central American destination is the adventure traveler’s dream, from its jungle-covered peaks to a coastline dotted with more than 450 islands stretching across the world’s second-largest barrier reef. It’s also delightfully accessible (English is the official language and the dollar a main currency), culturally diverse, and home to historically significant Maya sites, creating a particular dynamism that's unique to the region
When life started feeling a little stale for writer Graham Averill, he went out in search of a new hobby. He found it in his Toyoya 4Runner, which he’s been converting into his very own adventure vehicle.
The American downhill skier may not have won a medal in Beijing, but he got the most style points by far
Getting through airports is a far easier proposition with the Thule RoundTrip
The ski jacket has gotten a major makeover, but don’t worry—it still comes with the same retro design and its signature kangaroo front pocket
From Lake Placid to Cordova and some select places in between, here’s our (highly subjective) list of the nation’s best mountain towns. Before telling us where we went wrong, please take a moment to acknowledge the courage and gall it takes to attempt such an impossible feat.
Can mindful running make you faster—or at least happier?
One should be a staple in your outdoor kit
At the most recently declared national park, the adventure starts and ends with the 1,000-foot-deep New River Gorge. The 73,000-acre stretch of rugged canyon in West Virginia is home to Class IV+ whitewater rafting, some of the best rock climbing on the eastern seaboard, purpose-built singletrack, and more than 100 miles of hiking trails that capture this dramatic part of the country.
I gave my 12-year-olds the Rand McNally on our 300-mile drive from Atlanta to the South Carolina coast to impart the joys of reading an old-school physical map
It has all the comfort and features you’d expect from a high-end performance shell, but at an affordable price
Elevate your next outdoor sleepover with these genius tricks
All types of athletes can benefit from quicker instincts
Bringing order to parental chaos is an uphill battle, but these products can help
This seat holds its own against competitors that are twice as expensive
The Saxx Hot Shot outperformed every other top in my quiver
From Colorado’s second-largest state park to a midwestern tribal park, there are plenty of new wild spaces to plan to visit. Plus, Outside staffers share what they think our 64th national park should be.
Tested for style and durability, these tops can handle anything coming down the trail
The best way to refuel after a perfect day of adventure? With your crew at one of these ideally located watering holes.
Your muscles need relief. You can take matters into your own hands at home without breaking the bank.
A little TLC can add years of life to your favorite hikers
Here are five pieces of gear that I’m looking forward to using with my dog this winter and beyond…
Good gear doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here are five favorite pieces of gear that I tested in the past year that cost less than $70.
The iconic leather hiker is now better than ever
The Ombraz Leggero forgoes sidearms for an innovative nylon strap, which is both good and bad
The underrated West Virginia adventure hub is finally getting the recognition it deserves
These are the items on my gift list that will help my family make the most of the winter…
Help them keep their streak alive through winter with these gifts designed to keep them warm, safe, and inspired…
After a summer of testing, here are our favorite tools
Don't let the cold keep you inside
Getting off the ground makes you feel like you're lying in an actual bed
What to do when you're on an outdoor adventure and disaster strikes
This pastoral stretch of the Southern Appalachian mountains in Virginia is packed with hiking, fishing, road biking, and other adventures—if you know where to look
While spending months in quarantine, my daily run has become my salvation. Here are a handful of accessories that help me make the most of those miles.
Forget working from home. Here's everything you need to stay connected from your vehicle or a trailhead.
Make the most of the warm days with these river and lake essentials
This new one-bag travel solution provides order in a chaotic world
With more than a hundred 11,000-foot peaks, five glaciers, and some 150 alpine lakes, Colorado's most popular park has served as an idyllic backdrop for some of our writer's bigger life moments: it's where he proposed to his wife, where his kids earned their first Junior Ranger badges, and where he said goodbye to someone special. While you'll be among 4.7 million visitors who visit every year, there's something personal to be found here.
From a $25 grill to a genius s'mores contraption, this gear will take your fire pit nights to the next level
Why use a throw-away plastic fork and spoon when you can simply BYOS (spork)? Here are five items that will help you build a zero-waste kit that you can keep in your backpack or car.
Living in a big city doesn't mean you can't spend a weekend outdoors this summer
A self-proclaimed "soft" writer tries to beef up his end-of-world skills during quarantine
All across the country, major cities are making it easier to access nature with vibrant greenways
A massage gun is the ideal gift for Father's Day
Forget the tie. Consider these gift ideas for Father's Day instead.
Zwift, track workouts, and more keep 47-year-old Jon Brown ready for next winter
Anna Levesque uses yoga to slow down and fight self-doubt
Brittany Griffith says now is the perfect time to have some fun with your diet
Stuck at home with your kids? You might as well make the most of it.
Sean MacCormac says the keys to his success are ballet and breathing through the panic
Jeremiah Bishop is still riding strong and staying healthy without a spring race schedule
Even the highest-quality gear needs maintenance. We’ve gathered a handful of trusted repair tools that have been in our kits for multiple seasons and have extended the lives of our favorite pieces of equipment and apparel.
Our writer tests out a novel “natural performance enhancer”: breathing through your nose. It's harder than it sounds.
This world champion says you can get into surf shape without ever catching a wave