2017 Summer Buyer’s Guide



And the apparel manufacturer joins a growing number of companies that have pledged to cover travel costs for employees who must go to a different state to seek abortion care

Rangers in the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests are asking hikers to be mindful of bears

The Park Service is asking for help to identify who spray-painted rocks near Yosemite Falls

A new order from interior secretary Deb Haaland reverses a Trump-era policy that prevented national parks from banning plastic bottles

You don’t need to “get in shape” to enjoy hiking season. Here’s how to savor it from the start.

Meet Moose, the nine-pound Rex rabbit warming hearts along New Hampshire’s scenic trails

Kaitlin Armstrong, the partner of gravel cycling star Colin Strickland, is charged with first-degree murder

A member of the climber’s expedition confirms that she has once again topped the 29,035-foot peak, breaking her own record of most successful Everest climbs by a woman

Seven climbers from the Full Circle Everest team reached the peak on Thursday

A storm brewing off the coast of India has teams at Base Camp starting their bids for the summit this week

The pro climber shares some hard-earned advice for pushing boundaries and solving problems

Harness the power of observation and the fundamentals of meteorology to make short-term forecasts on your next hike

The narrowest ski in the new Fischer Ranger series represents an entirely new direction for the brand

Morgan McGlashon is one of only five female guides at North America’s oldest guiding company

Instructor Ann Schorling explains how to shred like a pro after a big snowfall

Despite public pressure to stay out of Utah, the outdoor industry’s largest trade show will leave Denver and relocate to its former home in Salt Lake City in 2023

The only Canadian skier to win the World Cup overall title to date is still going strong more than halfway through her seventh decade

Heading out on your first overnight? Use this handy list as your guide to packing for a three-season backpacking trip.

A ton of female-led ski films recently launched, with appearances from up-and-coming skiers and industry legends

The Indian climbing community is predominantly male. These women aim to change that.

A longtime Everest chronicler examines how much it actually costs to climb the world’s highest mountain in 2022—and where the money goes

The 30 percent minimum-wage hike, as well as a plan for more affordable housing, was announced Monday

Should you leave your store unattended? One daring outdoor clothing brand says the practice has boosted trust—and sales.

A look back at the inspiring history of one of the nation’s most iconic independent gear shops on the eve of its 50th anniversary

One inspired the world, one is in danger of being forgotten, and one disappeared

For the fifth year in a row, no one could best the infamously rugged course at running’s quirkiest event

Thanks to female characters Bryce Kellogg and Robin Hand, women in ski towns have a timeless manifesto to follow

Let your grom take the lead and you’ll both learn new tricks and become better skiers for it

Citing Utah’s record on public lands, dozens of outdoor brands released a statement this week protesting the trade show’s potential return to Salt Lake City

Ascending a volcano is supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but on this adventure, the struggle almost outweighed the reward

Jake Lah’s genius with aluminum poles has turned him into the wizard behind many of the world’s best outdoor shelters

The 262-foot wall on the exterior of Denark’s CopenHill is a sight to behold

The pressures she is facing right now, from an ignorant nation and a callous media team, would destroy any of us

We break down essential speed-skiing techniques and tactics used by the best of the best

Learn how to read between the lines of your local avy report with these tips from a backcountry ski guide

Corrado “Korra” Pesce and his partner, Tomás Aguiló, had completed a new route on Cerro Torre’s east and north face when a rime-ice mushroom collapsed onto them from above

The creator of National Park NFTs says he plans to donate a portion of the proceeds to the National Park Foundation, but environmental activists are critical of its choice of blockchain, which is among the least environmentally friendly

Caught in a storm, mountaineers Radoslav Groh and Marek Holecek found themselves trapped on the sheer west face of the Nepalese peak for days

A hiker pulls confidence from an unsolicited gear critique in the Catskills

All you need for city streets and wooded trails.

Go faster, train smarter.

A time-tested piece of headwear attracts a new cult following

Own the waves with these sticks

Suits of all styles for lounging, surfing, and playing

Effortlessly cool accessories for a day on the water

Beasts of burden that shoulder the load for you

Ribs, brisket, salmon. The best cookers do it all.

A full kit for trailhead and parking-lot shindigs.

Five bags that are ready to take on the world.

Portable abodes for every clime

Get low, ride high, and stomp everything in between

Just add water. And, in some cases, air.

It’s the golden era of mid-fats—and pretty much every other ride out there

In the age of big foam, the ghost of minimalism lingers— making for versatile kicks

Suit up, go long, and get after it

Snag that monster brown you’ve been chasing.

Work your project from the ground up

Nail the shot, anywhere, anytime

Modern construction to help the spandex set realize high-wattage dreams.

Don’t get left in the dark

Capable, killer-value tools to make saddling up a bit more affordable

Pedal motors give a boost to the two-wheeled commuting masses

Sacks for a comfortable night’s sleep, wherever you lay your head.

Style marries function in this new crop of eye protectors

High-performance gear for trail and tarmac.

Essentials for wandering—and playing—in style and comfort

The perfect assortment for all manner of out-and-backs

Make a statement with stylish summer kicks

Get the most out of your workouts with these energy sources

Everything you and your pal need for the best summer ever

Quality gear to make you feel like a million bucks no matter how hard you’re pushing it

Wrist computers finally show their style

Make weekend getaways that much easier.

Watches that mix modern technology with old-school appeal

Taking photos shouldn’t be a chore. Make it fun.