Common sense is a good place to start

We destroyed packs from three different price points to help you decide which one to buy

Our gear director explains what makes the Lightweight Merino Buff a critical part of his daily kit

Are expensive sunglasses worth it? Two Outside gear editors don’t exactly see eye to eye.

Which of these popular aprés accessories burns brighter?

The bereaved Steinsapir family is suing Rad Power Bikes after a tragic accident

It’s way more expensive and not as comfortable. Our gear director weighs the pros and cons of an über-light kit.

Our picks for Outdoor Retailer Gear of the Show flip old ideas on their heads

This simple sandal has everything you need and nothing you don’t

Water-cooler chat? Make an appointment.

Great bikes are the bikes that fit your life. See how our gear director has tailored his Surly Bridge Club to meet his needs in this episode of the Gear Shed.

Tips to navigate the outdoor industry’s gear shortage

Memories outside with your family are priceless. These simple items will help ensure that they happen.

New and existing members receive an annual credit to the Outside Shop

It’s easy to spot, but hard to avoid

Timeless after-ski essentials you’ll be reaching for all season long

One editor transformed his sunroom into a workout studio-cum-playroom with this customizable flooring

You can run these off of gas, pellets, or wood. We tested each kind to see which worked best.

Cook naturally with these open-flame barbecues

Cycle your way around town with these smart solutions

One of our editors is ready to declare this slightly effervescent libation as the perfect sports pick-me-up

Not only do we love these items, but they might be hard to find in stock during the holidays

We explore the pros and cons of two relatively affordable options

Cold weather is no reason to skip your sweat sessions

Keep warm this winter by harvesting fuel yourself

Rose Marcario was one of the most vocal and progressive leaders in the outdoor industry

A new Southern California resort will feature the same tech—and waves—as the prototype

It has everything to do with odor control

Are you going to paddle in to shore, find a bathroom, strip down to your ankles, use the toilet, suit back up, and risk missing waves?

There are certain skills every Outside guy should possess. For this, the first installment of our four-part fundamentals series, we address the basics of adventure.

From hot springs to mountain-town fiestas to one surprisingly easy island getaway, we've got you covered.

Introducing our 2011 READER OF THE YEAR, Ryan Levinson, an athlete who competes like a champ while fighting a savage form of muscular dystrophy. PLUS: SIX HONORABLE-MENTION HEROES

Caught in an avalanche. Mastless in the Indian Ocean. Come back alive from your worst nightmare.