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Two-way radios might seem absurdly retro, but having an open channel of communication can be priceless on a multipitch climb or when trekking through rainforest in Costa Rica.

Michael Frank
Mar 9, 2012

The 2012 Outside Travel Awards

Globe-trotters: we've got you covered. Our 2012 Travel Awards honor the best destinations on seven continents—everything from idyllic beach escapes to camping safaris in Kenya to a mountain-bike expedition in Tibet. Plus: Outside-endorsed outfitters, adventure insurance, and more.

Stephanie Pearson and Kate Siber
Feb 13, 2012

Gifts for a Gadget Geek

The hottest new gadgets and gizmos this winter.

Ali Carr Troxell, Sam Moulton, and Alicia Carr Troxell
Nov 21, 2011

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Contour+ POV camera.

Will Palmer
Oct 18, 2011

From micro point-and-shoots to DSLRs to a full-on 3-D helmet cam, our eight picks of the season, including the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS.

Will Palmer
Aug 10, 2011

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Pentax WG-1 camera.

Grayson Schaffer
Jun 6, 2011