It took 20 years of planning to open the new 190-mile Aquarius Trail bikepacking hut system in southern Utah’s spectacular wilderness, sandwiched between Bryce and Zion national parks. Stephanie Pearson saddles up for a wild ride.
Whether you’re bedding down in a state forest campground or deep in the wilderness, these nine sleeping bags will keep you warm and cozy
23 testers snoozed on nineteen pads. These are the very best of the year.
‘Wild Life,’ a new film by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, chronicles Tompkins’s life as one of the world’s most influential conservationists
A longtime resident of the Southwest shares her favorite ways to see this region’s geological wonders, surreal sunsets, and wide-open spaces
Keep those piggies wiggling, no matter the conditions
Ten testers covered 965 miles to narrow down the best gear for skate and classic skiing
We had ten testers with 96 Birkie finishes help us identify the top-performing skate and classic skis for all disciplines and ability levels
To control mass tourism, the National Park Service is working on solutions, like its reservation system. We tourists need to do our part, too. Here’s how.
Camp cooking expert Emily Vikre says top-shelf cocktails pair well with s’mores
The stunning destination of Sedona, Arizona is feeling the squeeze, along with many other iconic destinations worldwide. A new film called ‘The Last Tourist’ offers up ways we can fix the travel glut.
With this gear, twice the ice is just as nice
Drifting off under the stars has never been this easy
Our favorite new kit for two-wheeled adventures
Our Minnesotan travel writer spent a year looking for good snow boots. She finally found them.
Gear to help you appreciate cold-weather riding
Exercise outdoors all winter long with these essentials
These innovative technical pieces make wilderness camping more fun and less work
Reliable performers for switchback adventures
Comfortable, stylish gear for the road (or plane)
Comfortable, technical, light—sleep systems for every season
One day, Michael Shattuck started to run. He liked it, so he ran longer, sometimes for as many as 65 hours each week. He never wanted to stop. What was he running from?
The Mexico of your dreams still exists at the hiking and mountain-biking playground of Rancho Cacachilas
One of the many things that COVID-19 has taught us is to always consider buying a travel insurance policy. If you bought travel insurance for a trip you have to cancel during the travel bans, you may or may not be covered. Here's how to protect yourself now and on future trips.
Mexico's 775-mile-long Baja Peninsula is a magnet for travelers in search of their own arid slice of adventure paradise. From surfing to mountain biking to beach lounging, here's how to get off the beaten path and do it right.
Hotel Rodavento in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, serves up an entrancing mix of downtime and adrenaline
A new lodge in Bolivia’s Uyuni salt flats exponentially ups the awe factor
Think Minnesota’s cycling season lasts only a few months? Guess again. The midwestern state is an ideal year-round biking hot spot.
Don’t let chilly weather keep you on the couch
Keep cozy when you’re off the slopes
And climate change at the same time
Stay comfortable on the trail, whether you're out for two days or ten
Last July, then 28-year-old Alexandera Houchin won the women's Tour Divide, a 2,745-mile race from Canada to Mexico over the Continental Divide. Next on her list? The new Dirty Kanza XL, a 350-mile unsupported race across Kansas.
At 1.1 million acres, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is one of the largest and most popular backcountry destinations in the U.S. and a longtime proving ground for adventurers. But now the region is facing the threat of sulfide-ore copper mining. Stephanie Pearson paddles into the wild.
What do we lose when we lose the animals that make up the soundtrack of the outdoors?
Outfit any expedition
Who says summer camp is just for kids? We rounded up seven escapes made for grown-ups (and a few for their families), plus seven more to entertain the kids while the adults are at play.
Sleep so magnificent, you’ll be turning in early
Stuff to keep you comfortable for a day (or a month) on the trail
Take your gym sessions seriously
For this veteran journalist, the intoxicating freedom of traveling solo outweighs the risks every time. Here are her life-on-the-road strategies.
Whether you’re headed for California or Costa Rica, these tips will maximize savings and minimize hassle
Ancient European pilgrimages. Coastal treks along jungle isles. Surprising Rocky Mountain summits. Checking off any of these bucket-list hikes is sure to be the experience of a lifetime.
Get the most out of gym days and training runs
Kit to relax with after a big day on the mountain
Our writer tested the new model of the legacy bike she used to ride in the nineties and loved its speed, precision, and power
As the U.S. battles over the fate of public lands, the Chilean government and Kristine Tompkins are doing something extraordinary down in Patagonia—setting aside millions of acres for stunning new national parks. And they aren't done yet.
Lauren Geoghegan and Jay Austin were riding around the world when they were killed in a brutal attack
Ditching weight means going farther faster
Make gym time more than tolerable
Five times the size of Texas, the country offers a stunning array of options for getting lost. Here are eight of our favorite escapes.
Gear that can keep up, no matter how hard the efforts.
Comfortable, classy fireside wear.
Why one couple couldn’t keep a secluded Caribbean island to themselves
With thousands of acres of parkland, 13 lakes, and hundreds of miles of biking and hiking trails that can be found all across town, it's no wonder the Twin Cities is active year-round.
Famously cold and frighteningly massive, Lake Superior contains 10 percent of the world's surface freshwater, holds the remains of 6,000 shipwrecks, and offers a lifetime of adventure. Stephanie Pearson sets out to circumnavigate America's most overlooked playground.
The perfect assortment for all manner of out-and-backs
Quality gear to make you feel like a million bucks no matter how hard you’re pushing it
From 1926 to 2016, the expeditions—and the women behind them–that have rocked our world
And these numbers are proof
As Arctic sea ice melts, business for Alaskan passenger ships is booming. Can the fragile region handle the traffic?
Lose the backpacking hordes with these wild new ideas, from surfing in Sri Lanka to a culinary tour of Myanmar
Don't let the snow stop you. (CurrexSole) CurrexSole RunPro Insoles If you’re training year-round, you’ve got to take extra care of your feet. RunPro insoles are built from an EVA composite that’s cushy yet responsive, and they come in high, medium, or low arch. Price $50 Buy Now (Flylow)…
When you’re off the mountain, comfort wins
Adventurers Dave and Amy Freeman today emerged from 12 months living in the Boundary Waters wilderness in northern Minnesota. One of their top challenges? Filing their taxes on time.
First Nations mountain bikers are discovering that good flow and cash flow are one and the same when you’ve got some of the world’s gnarliest trails
Modern basics to stoke your watery fun
You're going to fill every free day—from Memorial Day through Labor Day—with wild races, delicious food and drink, good music, and an abalone or two
Get wet. Go long. Have fun.
Everything you need for quick jaunts or all-day trips.
By European standards, Ireland’s County Donegal, tucked into the country’s far northwest corner, may as well be Mars. But for adventure travelers, it’s a hidden frontier packed with wind-bitten landscapes to mountain-bike, rowdy coastline to surf, and 500-foot sea stacks to climb. That is, if you’re brave enough.
Jamtara Wilderness Camp brings the safari to India
Kristine and Doug Tompkins lived a life of adventure and risk uncommon to most couples. They also helped to protect millions of acres of land in Chile and Argentina. Following her husband's death, Kristine now faces the daunting challenge of creating six new national parks without him.
The North Face co-founder left an indelible mark on outdoors recreation and environmentalism here and abroad
North Face co-founder Doug Tompkins has an ambitious goal: to donate 12 national parks in Chile and Argentina
All the outdoor access in the world doesn't mean much if your job keeps you chained to a desk with no time to enjoy it. So to find the best places to work in the U.S. in 2015 and 2016, we started by creating five company categories that reflect Outside's values and focus: Gear, Adventure & Travel,…
Stay warm, dry, and comfortable, no matter the conditions.
In 'Think South,' Cathy de Moll explains how a team of explorers pulled off one of the 20th century’s most challenging expeditions
Jumping rope is for serious athletes, and a weighted, travel-friendly set is for serious rope jumpers