May/June 2022

11 easy summer adventures, in pursuit of outdoor nudity, cushioned running shoes are back, is ultralight gear really worth it?, the world’s best new trail-running route, and siege of the Amarula: a terrifying true story of courage and survival

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It’s way more expensive and not as comfortable. Our gear director weighs the pros and cons of an über-light kit.

From a creamy pasta main to a chard-corn side, we’ve rounded up some of the best meals to enjoy in the outdoors

From the Wave to the Wonderland Trail, more famous outdoor destinations are enacting lottery systems. For one writer, it’s not worth the hassle.

‘Deep Water’ marks the first time a gravel bike has appeared in a major motion picture. Well, a motion picture, anyway.

Eighteen years ago, I was one of the best runners in the country, then a mysterious fatigue took that away. Now I’m learning to appreciate the running I still can do.

To commemorate Father’s Day, editors recall their favorite fishing trips, bike rides, and outdoor misadventures with dad

A team of Canadian Olympic sports psychologists tries to nail down the intangible “it”

The second-city travel trend is helping alleviate pressure on the world’s most overtouristed urban centers. Here’s how it could help crowded outdoor escapes, too.

It’s easy to fall for the bells and whistles, but the hardtail wins with its affordability, versatility, and simplicity

We’re for an official mandate: make this the season of long weekends. To help you out, we found the most fun new summer adventures.

Essential gear for any type of summer travel and adventure

In an exclusive interview about his first album in five years, the multiplatinum-selling musician opens up about his competitive side, songwriting, and the struggle to stay optimistic in trying times

Holders of Outside’s first NFT, the Bedrock Badge, will automatically be entered to win concert tickets and limited-edition signed copies of the artist's new album, ‘Meet the Moonlight’

Dads come in all varieties. One of Outside’s gear dads has the perfect Father’s Day gift idea for each.

After a lifetime of prudishness, our writer tries to become one of those people who bares it all in the great outdoors

She didn’t seem up for the challenge—but her friend kept pushing her to keep soloing anyway

Some words of wisdom from one of the most consistently excellent marathoners of the past decade

Most surf films portray riding waves in a purely positive light. A new Apple TV+ docuseries and the documentaries ‘Waterman’ and ‘Havana Libre’ take a nuanced look at a spectrum of experiences amid the waves

How to train your proprioception to more effectively control body movements and improve power, speed, agility, and durability

Thanks to a lot of hard work, skill, luck, and love, these amazing animals emerged safely from the flames and disruption

Our picks for Outdoor Retailer Gear of the Show flip old ideas on their heads

When vast gas reserves were discovered off the idyllic coast of northern Mozambique, a crew of roughnecks flew in from around the world to make their fortunes. But in March 2021, Islamist rebels attacked, and the foreigners and thousands of Mozambicans were abandoned. Two hundred holed up at the Amarula Lodge, where the expats faced a choice: save themselves, or risk it all to save everyone. As oil and gas fuel a new war in Europe, Alex Perry pieces together, shot by shot, a stunning morality tale for the global economy.

The Swiss Alps are home to an incredible new hut-to-hut runners’ route called the Via Valais. It’s a little demanding—150 miles, nine stages, and 42,000 feet of elevation gain—but if you can take it on, you’re guaranteed one of the most spectacular adventures of your life.

Runners smack the ground harder—but get injured less—in more cushioned shoes. New research explains why.

Indiana Dunes National Park is an adventure gem for urban midwesterners all year long, but particularly in summer, when Lake Michigan almost appears tropical

From ‘Naked and Afraid’ to ‘Running Wild with Bear Grylls,’ these are our picks for the most riveting adventure series on TV

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