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The next time you find yourself camping by a wild body of water, catch your own dinner with this packable fly fishing kit

These hikers will help you carry your load and stay comfortable and secure, no matter the terrain

The best gear for staying comfortable and climbing on North America’s tallest mountain

For two years, I logged nearly 70 snack varieties in a spreadsheet on my search for the perfect adventure snack

And here’s how you can do it yourself at home, step-by-step

Our writer tested four of the highest-quality down jackets on the market to determine whether they're worth the price

It's the lightest backpacking meal—and one of the easiest and tastiest

A handful of big insulation brands are suddenly raising the bar for premium down. What changed?

Reusable canisters power our backyard grill, so why not our car-camping stove?

Thanks to a couple inventors, a handful of national parks might be the best places to take your propane canisters to keep them out of landfills. But why hasn't the process taken off across the country?

As vanlife and overlanding surge, serving an overlapping consumer has brought the outdoor and RV industries into increasingly similar territory

Half-priced, used gear helps this old school retailer fight internet discounts

Superfeet’s FitStation automates the fitting process, for better or for worse

Don't let the slight square footage of this Southern California outdoor shop fool you. It  likely carries all you need.

Utah State and other colleges offer students the chance to get a step ahead in the outdoor industry

Four-legged “employees,” a trail town vibe, and an obsession with maps are some of the things that make this store unique

Technology is front and center for Terry Lee’s Amazon-focused retailer

At the gates of Yellowstone, this retailer has learned to embrace the non-local traveler, alongside the hometown expert

Dave Polivy is using big-brand marketing to boost his small shop and get around an Amazon-induced downturn

Events, customer confidence, and beer foster a tight-knit community around this local retailer

Local history, family history, and shop history mesh at Hometown Sports

The newest member of Grassroots Outdoor Alliance, Maine Sports Outfitters is one part specialty retailer and one part guide service. It’s a winning combination.

Onion River, in Montpelier, Vermont, capitalized on a bad winter by selling fat bikes

How do you turn your customers into a family? In The Innovation Project's 17th episode, Rutabaga's owner Darren Bush talks about fostering his huge community of paddling die-hards.

Calling Proof Lab Station a specialty outdoor shop is like calling Yosemite a place. It’s so much more than just that. Founder Will Hutchinson talks about the many reasons customers come into his store in Episode 16 of The Innovation Project.

College entrepreneurs turned ski moguls blend web and in-store sales to give customers the best of both worlds

Backcountry Experience’s deep commitment to hardgoods and custom fitting sets them apart in retail-heavy Durango

Most ice axes are made from metal—and for good reason. But last month, the geniuses at Furnace Industries launched their new wooden tool that’s as strong as it is pretty. While you may be tempted to just hang it over the fireplace, please don’t.