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When outdoor athletes launched the first energy bars more than 30 years ago, no one could have predicted it would revolutionize the way Americans eat. A look inside the hottest—and strangest—category in natural foods.

Two men died in one of the worst inbounds avalanches in decades. What happens now?

From mountain bikers in California to snowmobilers in Montana, renegade adventurers see the shutdown as a chance to get away with anything. They need to stop.

Whether you ski more powder or hardpack, these planks have the chops to perform on any mountain, any day

There's one realistic thing we can do to survive the new era of giant blazes: build smarter communities that can take the heat

Advocates of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are trying to make an end run around the law and the American people. If they succeed, your backyard conservation area could be next.

The corporations buying up resorts are making the slopes crowded. But they're also throwing the sport a lifeline.

Indie design shops are working quietly in the background on many of the best products out there (think of Patagonia's Black Hole duffle). But the gear companies don't want you to know that.

Being outdoorsy is not without its risks. If I could travel through time, here's some of the advice I'd give my (seemingly) immortal and (definitely) ignorant 20-year-old self.

Make your way down, across, and, yes, even up the mountain with these premium planks

Put the beers in the snowbank. Drinking while shredding—or running or biking—is for Joes, Chads, Barts, and Squis

A complete revamp of a classic leads the cream of the crop from our test in Snowbird, Utah

Hammer like the gods in this cross-country kit

New lens designs are improving the view even on low-contrast days

Spend any time on Twitter and you'll quickly conclude that everyone is outraged about everything. It's time we put that energy to use in the real world.

Think the death of specialty outdoor retail has been foretold? Don't let your favorite local shop go down without a fight.

Thanks to a grassroots movement, it's soon going to get a lot simpler to book campsites on federal lands. But with more than two-thirds of public campgrounds controlled by the states, the work has just begun.

What did I learn after watching every stage of this year’s three-week race? The supertuck needs to go, Peter Sagan is as entertaining as ever, and Stage 17 was epic.

Cycling’s most infamous legend talks us through the twists and turns of the Tour with his daily podcast and exclusive updates on 'Outside'

Roadside shrines marking the site of cycling tragedies are showing up everywhere, a sign of how little progress we've made in making biking safer. It's time we organize.

The Tour de France still has cheats, but we owe it to the clean riders to keep watching

The third annual International World Extreme Sports Medicine Congress confirmed our collective willingness to wreck ourselves in pursuit of stoke

Think the effects of a warming planet are only theoretical? If you spend any time recreating outside, they're suddenly everywhere you look.

It's time to lay down some guidelines for what counts as etiquette among rivals, friends, and professional athletes

In February, we put more than 250 pairs of next winter's skis through their paces at Snowbird, Utah. We're talking 18 testers, three days, and a total of 1.5 million vertical feet. Find out which planks rose to the top in the Winter Buyer's Guide, which hits newsstands in October. In the meantime, let photographer Lee Cohen take you through the test.

In today’s era, claiming an adventure record requires more than skill. You need a laundry list of caveats and qualifiers.

Enough already with skis and headlamps that can talk to our phones. The whole thrill of being outside is in escaping the modern tyranny of tech distractions.

It's hard to know what to make of the sudden rise of electric bikes. But one thing is certain: Racing them is a sign of the apocalypse.

Voters have the power to fix the public lands crisis, but first we need get smarter about how we fund open spaces

If your only exposure to Canada Goose has been an abundance of black parkas on the New York City subway, this rant is for you

Americans didn't crush it in Pyeongchang, but medal-counting haters need to shut it. Let me explain.

The sudden, joyful rise of America's cross-country squad makes you wonder: Is happy faster than angry?

You can take the Outdoor Retailer trade show out of Salt Lake, but you can't take the Salt Lake blues out of the show

Existentialism, rabbit holes, and the pursuit of happiness—with a hundred miles of singletrack and a foot of airy powder thrown in

The gear you need to shred all winter long

We can't normalize bigger, faster, farther anymore

The simple reality is that, with a touch of nuance, we can have our mountain biking and Wilderness, too

We put 161 pairs of planks through the paces during our annual ski test at Snowbird mountain in Utah. These eight won out.

Boulder, Colorado, celebrates 50 years of Open Space this year. Here’s what I’ve learned as a 16-year resident.

Thanks to a plethora of new materials, skis are getting way more versatile.

His misguided immigration and climate-change policies are worse than January rain

Cylindrical lenses that strike the perfect balance between performance and price.

Keep fit all year with this fast-gliding skinny-ski gear.

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