Your four-legged best friend can be a gear junkie too
These products aren't messing around.
How to build a high-quality quiver on a budget
The TSA might give you trouble about those compressed-gas canisters. Here's how to avoid it.
Stuff these in your pack and head out of the country with peace of mind
Break new ground in your snowsports repertoire without breaking the bank
Your pounding headache is no excuse to not get after it on the mountain.
All you need is a good shovel and some advice from a terrain-park expert.
You need only the essentials, but make sure you know what to look for
Some picks are unexpected—or downright geeky—but we'd run with any of them.
What kind of base layer should I buy: synthetic, wool, or a blend?
Barely-there shells for all kinds of conditions
Pro athletes on the gear they want to unwrap this Saturday
Durable, versatile, and just plain cool
If you spend $1,500 on a new kit, you better make sure it lasts more than a season or two
The best-looking gear from the hipster corner of Outdoor Retailer 2015
They're more important than you think, and high-quality options are plentiful
Six products to make the most of hero snow
The coolest, most high-tech solution to goggle fog we've seen
Turn any backpack into an avalanche airbag system
Coming to a store near you this fall
The brainchild of pro ultrarunner Mike Foote, this sleeveless running jacket offers more protection than a vest and packs down to about the size of a Clif Bar.
The experts of light and fast branch out with a burly charger.
Eliminate goggle fog with such a simple fix? Genius.
5 of the most popular brands designed for playing in the mountains in a head-to-head test
There have never been so many innovative solutions for sleeping in public
Because even a great pair of socks can make getting fit more doable
Even though New Year’s Eve is behind us, you can still use skiing as an excuse to crack open a cold one, either at the local bar or in the parking lot
Let your friends know you care (and didn't totally forget about them)
For those who have been really, really good
We tested five of the best. Here's how they stacked up.
5 pros weigh in
Down versus synthetic in a head-to-head test
You'll need lots of plaid, flannel, a pair of work boots, and a cap. With earflaps.
Every stove claims it's the fastest. We pitted them head-to-head in a winner-takes-all boil-off.
Yes. That's the beauty of running.
Get ahead of the holiday health slump.
Absolutely. But it will take patience and persistence.
For top speeds at minimum price: clean, file, then wax
19 essentials designed to keep you alive
5 must-have tools to rebound from marathon season
High-quality, affordable 3D-printed products are already on the market
Elite mud running champion Max King gives the lowdown on race-day attire.
We put five stainless-steel water bottles through the ultimate test, including punting them off a 50-foot cliff and shooting at them with a rifle. Here's how they stacked up.
Celebrate National Running Safety Month with this high-visibility gear.
Sometimes the weirdest gear is also the most fun.
Time to get creative
Pimp your GoPro with these five add-ons.
How to dress for winter 101
The world's top skiers and snowboarders share their favorite mountain accessories.
For when an evening hike turns into a 20-mile epic
The short answer: Absolutely. For a detailed breakdown of inexpensive, beginner-friendly fly-fishing gear, I contacted my friend Ryan Allred, owner of Jefferson Flywater. Allred’s worked as a guide for 20 years and holds a master’s degree in environmental science with an emphasis on fisheries. Here’s the gear…
While most of us won't be paddling into Mavericks with a GoPro on the nose of our board, there are ways to maximize the camera's life while using it to capture less-extreme footage.
The goofiest gear that's now unobjectionable, even totally useful
Tips from pro triathlete Timothy O’Donnell
Learn to stow your packs and jackets like a true professional.
Grand Canyon tested and approved
Cheryl Strayed started out on the legendary 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail with no backpacking experience, too-small boots, and a massive pack she nicknamed Monster. She learned a thing or two about gear on that 93-day trek (REI’s return policy saved her on one occasion), and she writes about some of…
When you have only the weekend to get outside and play, it helps to have an adventure-ready daypack prepacked and ready to go. Think of it as your bug-out bag, but instead of fleeing an impending apocalypse, you’re escaping from the tedium of your workweek. So whether you’re going…
We put it through the ultimate test—including dragging it behind a car
Choose leather for breathability, strength, and flexibility. You'll never want to stray.
The 6 rules you must follow before embarking on a life on the road
Testing Patagonia's Nano-Air jacket
Matthew McConaughey says yes.
It's a long weekend, perfect for that family wilderness getaway you've been dreaming about.
Tips from 4 elite ultrarunners
It's not all shoes and tents from the companies who hawk their goods at the huge outdoor gear show. These innovations are offbeat, but we (mostly) like 'em anyway.
We combed through the coolest products at Outdoor Retailer 2014 to bring you these six items—all of which cost $35 or less.
A tent that provides all the light you need
A funky design taken from humpback whales
This small gadget transforms what it means to communicate off-the-grid
A breakthrough combination of extreme rocker and attention to detail
We've got the Vanagon packed, but where and how should we unload it for a picture-perfect base camp?
This basic backcountry survival skill is difficult to master—but could save your life if you get it right.
After all, you shouldn’t have to break the bank to get outside.
Having hiked more than 10,000 miles on epic long-distance trails, Liz Thomas is a true expert when it comes to battling blisters.
Six words: The Pearl Izumi EM Trail N2.
For the sake of your spine and your sanity, heed these rules
The right first-aid kit can save your life in the backcountry, so it’s worth investing the time and the money to get it right. To find out what belongs in a novice backpacker’s kit, I turned to NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute, which has trained more than 110,000 students…
Gear that plays well when wet, whether it’s at the beach, in the river, or around town