The History of Gear
Outdoor tools and tech have come a long way since the days when alpinists wore straw hats
It's rare for a product to stand the test of time, but these seven items are as good as they ever were
Like a cicada, the North Face Denali fleece hibernates for stretches, only to emerge one season with such force that you can't remember a time it wasn't around
We’ve scoured the gear archives and the history of sport across continents and eras to compile our first attempt at an authoritative list of the 100 most important outdoor inventions ever
Because a world without internal-frame backpacks, bike derailleurs, and wetsuits would be a darker place
Elise Wortley is replicating the achievements of historical female adventurers, wearing only the gear that would have been available to them at the time
Surf companies have been ignoring compelling research that could make wetsuits warmer and easier to paddle in. Two scientists are making sure someone listens.
We asked a group of professional athletes about the oldest pieces of gear they still use every day
We’ve come a long way from the chlorine troughs of yesteryear
Technological advances and a growing line of research have paved the way for a new class of support systems that are comfortable, look good, and fit a wide(r) variety of bodies.
The journey of a fabric enjoyed by everyone from Welsh shepherds to grunge Seattleites
Women's pockets used to be functional. Why aren't they anymore?