Twelve testers ran, trekked, and squatted in 45 products to find this summer’s best new hiking pants and shorts.
Twelve testers donned 36 tops to find this summer’s best new shirts, midlayers, and baselayers.
Charm him with these delightful gear upgrades
Need the nuclear option for staying warm this winter? Reach for one of these five ultra-cozy winter essentials.
Led by one of the outdoors' biggest retailers, some manufacturers may soon ditch women's and men's sleeping bags for nonbinary ones made to fit a wide variety of bodies
Outdoor brands are staking their sustainability cred on down, wool, and synthetic insulations. Are their claims accurate?
How to prepare, what to learn, and where to drive in Utah’s greatest four-wheeling playground
We asked 58 testers to put 99 puffies through their paces. These are the best.
A new wave of outdoor brands aimed at youngsters are busting the myth that parents won’t pay for premium goods
Some of the top gear makers sell national parks apparel and products. Here’s what’s on our list.
Gear shops are most powerful when they sit at the center of a strong community orbit. Here are a dozen proven strategies to grow your clan.
The best gear for staying put outside
This portable, packable device will repel mosquitoes no matter where you take it
Choosing the right puffy is challenging. We’re here to help.
Jake Lah’s genius with aluminum poles has turned him into the wizard behind many of the world’s best outdoor shelters
Jake Lah, the founder of DAC Poles, may dislike camping—but his genius with aluminum has turned him into the wizard behind many of the world’s best outdoor shelters
Winter needn’t send your overlanding setup into hibernation. Here’s what you need and where to go.
Your 4x4’s dashboard displays a bunch of buttons that you probably don’t know how to use. Here’s your guide.
These shred-slippers mean business
Outer-layer technology has reached new heights
From light sprinkles to daylong downpours, these shells have you covered
Polartec’s NeoShell and eVent took the hardshell scene by storm more than a decade ago—only to be outshone by proprietary versions of the same stuff. Can these brands mount a comeback?
Our ten-year-old ripper tests the pedal-assisted Woom UP 6 to find out
Snow-sports lovers, it's time to give your bathroom an upgrade
Every outdoor situation demands a slightly different layering system, but with these three puffies and three shells, you can pretty much do it all
Six lady shredders, sizes 4 to 16, tried nearly all of the mountain-bike overshorts on the market to find the ones that truly fit, flatter, and perform
A nice warm rinse can boost your camping trips to new heights of luxury. Here are our favorite setups.
If you’re worried about how the current campsite and rental-car shortages are going to impact your summer travels, consider these options. We’ve rounded up our favorite companies in six cities, plus the itineraries to test them out on.
Barriers for whatever the atmosphere dishes out
Your foot’s one true love is finally here
I’ve never been one for post-bath luxuries, but this cozy zip-up has me hooked
To become more sustainable, the outdoor industry should make less gear. But can brands battle their own bloat?
New technologies and better materials have enabled a few willing brands to make bikes with big wheels and extra-small frames feel nimble and fast
The right combination of power, finesse, and comfort
Coats for every adventure, from sunny singletrack to frigid summits
The coronavirus is wreaking havoc on the outdoor industry’s typical timelines—and “normal” looks to be a long way off. Here’s how the domino effect will change the manufacturing and retail calendar for years to come
Like nature, the outdoor industry needs change, renewal, and adaptation—and disruptors to challenge and supplant the way we do things. Here’s a peek into what’s coming around the bend. Because under the law of evolution, if you don’t adapt, you don’t survive
Keep moving in all conditions
Maximize your time in the saddle
Everyone knows Amazon—or thinks they do. But most shoppers and even retailers misunderstand how this gargantuan marketplace really works. We deconstruct 8 common fallacies
Challenge winter's chill with these insulated jackets
Terramar was the first outdoor company to make silk baselayers, and it’s still pioneering new performance technologies. You could be forgiven for not knowing: this brand doesn’t make a lot of noise, just a lot of good products
Our writer will never go back
Because you don’t want to be huddled in the lodge while fresh snow is falling
Control made comfortable
Turns out performance and eco-friendliness can play nice together
It’s not rocket science: if brands hope to sell to women, they should sponsor female pros
With its impressive new 29er, one brand is increasing its commitment to women's rides
One company thinks it can solve the global algae crisis by making sneakers from sludge
Women cyclists who train long hours on a bike often experience damage to their genitalia. But Specialized's new Mimic saddles could solve the problem.
A new startup called Vast Terrain taps U.S. suppliers to make top-shelf goods
Lightweight hikers that command the path
At long last, full-protection shells that breathe, too
A year after Bonnie Carroll's husband, U.S. Army brigadier general Tom Carroll, died, she devoted her life to caring for those who’d lost loved ones from war. For widowed women in Afghanistan, this called for more than emotional support.
Nadia Burton couldn't always find ski gear that fit her body or her style. So she made her own.
Don't rely on convenience stores and junk food to fuel your miles
There would be no Border Route Trail without John Elliott
This gear shop owner moved from Nebraska to Wyoming's Wind Rivers for a smaller salary and higher cost of living. She wouldn't change it for the world.
Olde Virden's Red Hot pepper flakes turn even the rankest dehydrated meal into mouthwatering fare
The Garden State doesn't usually bring to mind bucolic wilderness. But if you ask people in the know, that's only because you've been looking in the wrong place.
New owners are revitalizing Shaw's, the beloved hostel on the Appalachian Trail
These trails thrill hikers with more than just scenery
For years I wrote off fur-trimmed gear as all look and no performance. I stand corrected.
Our favorite puffies and shells for men and women, whether you’re riding lifts or out for a tour
The AWD-e aces snowy roads—but there's a catch
One small Colorado-based ski company invited women to describe their perfect powder ski—then made their dreams a reality
Never worry about cold feet again
Her surfing students wanted swimsuits that stayed put and had a place to stash a key or money. So Andrea “Mona” Picasso created some—and they’re brilliant.
With sophisticated Asian factories and Amazon, it’s easier than ever to launch a low-cost gear brand. Are companies that prioritize price over innovation a boon to the outdoor industry—or a threat?
The Swedish apparel company ReDew makes the comfiest, best-fitting performance denim we've found for women on the move. Bonus: the jeans are made in part from recycled plastic bottles.
Winter jackets for every occasion
Finally, a ski for women that excels in all conditions, from hardpack to powder to tight trees
Alixandra Klein's upcycled waterproof bangles can go everywhere you do
Bikinis that stand up to every wave for women who rip
Your everyday kicks aren't always comfortable. These new stylish, eco-friendly sneakers are.
The gear company’s products and promotional videos feature real women who rip
Winter adventure starts here
Comfort and performance in a lightweight package
Juliana’s new mountain bikes are among the very best options for women—and so are the company’s Ride Outs
The secret to making a great women’s puffy? The perfect combination of flattering lines, cozy insulation, and the freedom to move.