Making sure you’re always safe and found
Digital, wireless, and solar-powered, the newest pieces of outdoor gear help us get off the grid in more ways than one.
Heading deep into the mountains? Bring proper backup.
Guess what? The grid is expanding and we predict in the next five years, you won't be able to unplug—even in the backcountry.
Value your friends? Carry good safety gear, like something from this 2014 five-gear line up–and learn to use it well.
Outside reviews the best gear from Outdoor Retailer's 2013 Winter Show, including the Backcountry Access BC Link.
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.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Contour+ POV camera.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Motorola Brute i680 cell phone.
Im planning a three-month trip to the Big Island and wanted to have some way to keep in contact with my travel companions. We are thinking about buying a set of walkie talkies. If we purchase these in Ontario will they work in Hawaii? Or do we need to purchase them in Hawaii? Can you suggest the best model to buy? Diane Ontario, Canada
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