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Deceptive eco-marketing techniques prey on consumers who want to make responsible purchases. Here's how to sort through the greenwashing.

The tour’s brought the stoke to festivals, local shops, and trailheads all summer long—and it’s not over yet. We’ve got dozens more events this summer and fall. See where we’re headed next, and enter to win a sweet gear package worth $5,000!

After years of testing, these five products are still going strong

The products that let us get outside in the summer heat

The outdoor apparel brand was ranked number one against giants such as Amazon, Apple, and Ford

Or even cheaper if you have these common home supplies

Ten products we used to get outside last month

Spoil your mother figures with gear that will make their outdoor adventures more fun

Charm him with these delightful gear upgrades

The company is urging all users to immediately stop using the beacon and either update the firmware or return the device for a full refund

Donate? Auction? Burn? Experts weigh in on how the apparel giant should navigate its footwear crisis. 

Here’s what our team used to thrive last month

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says that the products can release harmful magnets when the closure systems degrade or fail

Skip the dozen roses and expensive dinner out. With these 11 ideas under $100, give each other the gift of adventure instead.

A consumer advocacy group’s recent report raises urgent health questions about other next-to-skin layers

Late fall turned out some inclement weather for our first-ever Gear Summit—but that just meant good conditions for testing products from 28 brands

Cooler temps have arrived and we’re loving it

It will now be known as “high pile,” the company announces

What we used to hit our summer stride

You’ll be shocked to hear we were outside

There’s thinking outside the box, and then there’s using the box to create something entirely new. That’s the kind of innovation Nicole McLaughlin puts into her work.

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

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

One month and 26,000 votes after kicking off our favored footwear tournament, we have a victor

341 products, 150-plus testers, and thousands of hours outdoors—this is your ultimate gear resource

Six contenders have fallen from the mix. It all comes down to this. Your vote decides the outcome.

Jorts, Hawaiian shirts, sandals—we’re frolicking

We’ll include our favorite submissions in an Outside Instagram post

Chaco and Teva storm into the second round, while an upset shocks the Crocs camp

The apparel, equipment, and gear that Outside staffers and contributors are gifting to Mom

Score sunglasses, fire pits, water bottles, and more at a discount until midnight tonight

Hey, spring, didn’t see you there

Show your love for Outside with caps, apparel, drinkware, and more

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

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

A few winter flurries had the Outside staff reaching for some cozy booties, cherished beanies, and near-perfect ski boots

Eco-conscious shopping is hard. Here’s what you need to know about the ten most common standards

What we used to start the year right

We want to be the best outdoor gear resource on the planet. Help us get there.

The wait for winter is over. Here’s the gear that helped our editors stay warm, festive, and active over the holidays.

Tips to navigate the outdoor industry’s gear shortage

November usually means the onset of winter, but much of the country is experiencing dry and unseasonably warm weather. Here’s what Outside editors have been using to pass the time until snow season.

He’s tested them, now they’re on sale

New and existing members receive an annual credit to the Outside Shop

Like proud (and anxious) parents, we’re watching the outdoor market grow up fast

Is it the most underrated month of the year?

It’s easy to spot, but hard to avoid

A month of high-profile acquisitions indicates investors are bullish on the long-term strength of the outdoor economy, even as the industry itself struggles to keep pace with the maturing moral ethos of outdoor consumers

Is there a more universally loved month in the outdoor world?

From running blades to $16,000 handbikes, high-tech gear helped athletes shatter records in Tokyo

One of our favorite adventure travel brands will be relegated to the gilded halls of Ebay by the end of the year

With a pair of Army SPECS and a little ingenuity, Pit Viper’s cofounders built a brand that nobody could have predicted

Versatility is the name of the game with these yet to be released items

Our Outdoor Retailer Gear of Show picks are all items that make life outside easier

When an oil company targeted the North Face with a tongue-in-cheek marketing campaign accusing the brand of hypocritical climate activism, it served as a reminder of the contentious—yet partially codependent—relationship between the outdoor and fossil fuel industries

Outside+ members can ask a gear editor anything for a chance to receive a response in our monthly column

Summer is here. This is what we’re using to stay cool—in every sense of the word.

Sponsor Content: Polartec

How Polartec revolutionized outdoor adventure with technical fabric innovation

Our testers put these items through the wringer, and now they’re discounted…

Shorts, tees, swimsuits, gin... must be almost summer!

Gear up for summer adventures with these killer deals

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Enter for a chance to win one of our 80+ adventure-ready prizes featured in our 2021 Summer Buyer's Guide.

It’s time for shorts, bikes, and—waffles?

They might not splurge on these items for themselves, so do it for them

Pre-owned gear is easier on the planet and your bank account

Sponsor Content: HYDROW

Hydrow’s next-gen rowing machines are helping more people discover that rowing is the ideal mix of cardio and strength training—and the best way to cross-train for virtually any outdoor sport

Spring has sprung, and we’re excited about it

We can’t wait to try these innovative items

We combed through hundreds of products to pick these three

Favorites include fire pits, food, and coffee