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Outside Magazine, March/April 2020



The buzziest supplement on the market might just live up to the hype. Here are our favorite new products.

Our writer tests out a novel “natural performance enhancer”: breathing through your nose. It's harder than it sounds.

Build your balance with this essential workout—no beam necessary

In 'Spirit Run,' Noé Álvarez recounts the journey that transformed his view of the world


World’s Best Kayaker Seeks Full-Time Employment: With a résumé full of wins at kayaking’s most prestigious competitions and historic first descents of the planet’s deadliest whitewater, Nouria Newman is considered one of the greatest paddlers around. So why can’t she turn her passion into a sustainable career? —Kyle Dickman

The Best a Man Can Get?: Men suffer higher rates of depression, suicide, and drug abuse than women. Many are anxious and lonely—and, as a result, they’re all too often angry and violent. Wilderness Collective thinks the solution lies in open spaces, UTVs, and fireside talks. Chris Colin rides along to find out if the outdoors can save guys from themselves.

We Are Gone: Artist Eric Bealer was living the remote, rugged good life in 

coastal Alaska with his wife, Pam, an MS sufferer, when they made a dramatic decision: to exit this world together, leaving behind precise instructions for whoever entered their cabin first. Eva Holland investigates the mysteries and meaning of an adventurous couple who charted their own way out.

Golf at Last, An Apologia  —David Quammen


Big Idea

Forever Camping: America’s homelessness crisis is spilling onto public land—where it’s an even more challenging issue to solve. —Marc Peruzzi

The Outsider

Noé Álvarez: In the new book Spirit Run, the Latino writer and ultrarunner recounts the 6,000-mile journey that transformed his view of the world.


Portfolio: Anna Filipóva documents climate research in the remotest tundras on earth.


The Big Screen’s Best Friend: What Hollywood gets right—and wrong—about our favorite sled-dog stories. Plus: Park Service artists-in-residence create unsettling works to inspire action.


Men’s Bike Commuting: How to look good and ride safe.

Rough Road Bikes: A trio of steeds for the path less taken.

Road Runners: Six pairs of pavement gluttons.

Trail Running: Make tracks in the dirt.


Here Comes the Sun: Shoulder-season travel goods.


Training: New technology is striving to make power the next great metric for runners.

Moves: Improve your balance with six essential exercises—no beam necessary.

Lab Rat: Could proper breathwork be the key to boosting athletic performance? 

Fuel: The buzziest supplement on the market just might live up to the hype.


The Best Trips of 2020: We asked our experts where they want to go this year. Their answers will surprise and inspire you. Presenting 27 wild adventures to get you out in the world.