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The White House didn't include outdoor apparel or gear on its 58-page list of taxed Chinese imports, but that could change

The Expedition Press built an estimated five million sleeping pads over its 38-year life

Twenty-two years after its founding, the e-retailer will start making in-house outdoor apparel and gear, as well as collaborating with a few select brands, like Flylow and Black Diamond, on co-branded product

The clothing company has, once again, come out against the Trump Administration for its handling of public lands

The new collection includes 11 items, five of which we put to the test this month

The brand cited "market conditions" as the reason it won't go ahead with its initial public offering

These are the stretchiest, most comfortable jeans we've ever worn

We've been using the new smartwatch for a week. Here's what we think.

What's so special about this limited special-edition P5X tri bike?

Last week, camouflage brand Realtree sued West, alleging he ripped off one of its patterns for his Yeezy apparel line. But an oak-leaf print is an oak-leaf print, right?

This jacket is knit from recycled polyester "yarn," making it dump heat better than its competitors

Yet as much as the boycott’s flaws undermine its likelihood of success, they also suggest a viable roadmap for the outdoor industry's future as a political force

On Saturday, the pro ultrarunner skinned and skied a combined 61,200 feet in 24 hours, setting a record for the most vert in a single day

Companies making gear from aluminum and steel—everything from camp stoves to bike frames—will be hit hardest by the new tariffs, economists say

Altra founders Golden Harper and Brian Becksted will remain involved under the new ownership

The Versa, which debuted Tuesday, pairs heart-rate tracking with new health features and a sleek look—all for $199.

These planks have built-in sensors to track your ski dynamics and offer real-time coaching. Geeky or brilliant?

Flourfund purchased the recently shuttered wool-apparel brand and plans to revamp its direct-to-consumer sales

The special-edition pack is made of G-1000 HeavyDuty Eco fabric to celebrate the 65th birthday of Fjällräven's first jacket

Two new running shoes designed specifically with the ultrarunner in mind

The parent company owns outdoor brands like CamelBak and Giro, as well as Savage Arms, a manufacturer of AR-15-style semi-automatic rifles

The boards are custom-made and feature bog oak top sheets and bindings plated in 14-karat gold

If your only exposure to Canada Goose has been an abundance of black parkas on the New York City subway, this rant is for you

Say one of your favorite hydration-pack brands has a parent company that also owns a semi-automatic rifle maker. Should you stop buying the gear? We asked three ethicists for their opinions.

Even superstar Olympians need some help staying fresh through the competition

The iconic boating sandal gets an upgrade

If you own a Generation 3.0 Mammut avalanche airbag pack from 2016 to 2018, the deployment cable may have been installed incorrectly.

Customers now have one year to return a product—and must bring in a receipt

Ralph Lauren designed Team U.S.A.'s uniforms, but a pair of leather, tasseled gloves bear resemblance to those made by a small company from Colorado

You can take the Outdoor Retailer trade show out of Salt Lake, but you can't take the Salt Lake blues out of the show

The big outdoor trade shows are upon us, which means it's time to start looking at the top products for winter 2018–19. Here's what our editors are most excited about.

But how many planks did he trash along the way?

The Texas company introduces four new products this spring. These are our first impressions after a long weekend with them.

24 products—for work and play—that we fell in love with this year

REI’s winter sale features excellent products at rock-bottom prices

Stocking stuffers, anyone? REI's winter sale can help with everything from gloves and goggles to knives and boot heaters.

A software update brings phone-free music experience to the Watch

We look forward to having you as part of the gear-nerd club, and thank you, as always for your support

Both brands just built websites that will help people shop for pre-owned products

Most gear evolves step by step. With this stuff, it’s by leaps and bounds.

Some of the industry’s best-known brands are doing whatever they can to aid those affected by the floods

The animal-rights group is claiming once again that sheep were harmed under Patagonia’s watch. But according to the apparel brand, it had cut ties with the company before any abuse took place.

The result: quality gear made for the masses

The women at Wylder Goods had a big dream: to create the world's first online outdoor-gear retailer for women, bust into an industry overrun by bros, and save the planet. All in four not-so-easy steps.

Things get done a little differently across the Atlantic. They take their ski hill fashion more seriously, use more avalanche airbags, and still love Rollerblades

Not everything made for sliding on snow has to cost a fortune

The most exciting new products from the country's largest ski trade show

The five products we're most excited to test next winter

Is this design going to revolutionize footwear? We’re not sure yet.

The California ski area is building a whole set of features inside their famous hike-to bowl, creating the country’s first off-piste playground

Kyle Wester broke the world speed record for skateboarding earlier this fall—but we wanted to see how his miles-per-hour compared to other sports

While other stores close their doors for the day, Patagonia will stay open and give away every cent of what it earns to environmental nonprofits

Pass those well-loved hiking shoes, skis, and jackets to someone who will put them to better use

It could be the key to making the industry more sustainable, but it's also (unsurprisingly) difficult to convince manufacturers to share their R&D finds. Which is where Patagonia comes in.

All the best skiers I know are women. We need gear that can keep up.

The five products we’re most excited about this year

Can you outfit an entire trip with random scores from gear subscription boxes? Our writer gave it a shot.

More technical gear is being built in the U.S., but companies are scrambling to find talent who can sew

The 5 pieces of gear we're most excited about from this year’s event

The outdoor apparel brand just released a new wool standard to ensure the natural fiber comes from suppliers that don't mistreat their sheep

Gear and apparel manufacturers are big chemical users. A new overhaul of the Toxic Substances Control Act has them scrambling to innovate—minus the toxins.

The brand commissioned a study to find out how many synthetic microfibers—the tiny bits of plastic that marine scientists say could be jeopardizing our oceans—are shed from its jackets in the wash. The results aren't pretty.

We reviewed 369 products for our Summer Buyer's Guide. Only these 14 earned the coveted Gear of the Year award.

The problem isn’t technical, it’s psychological. And we’re to blame.

84 Lumber, the largest privately held supplier of building materials in the United States, is officially stepping into the tiny-house market

Colorado-based gear shop 123Mountain has lost much of its inventory following a court-ordered seizure to repay debts

The beloved Bombardier snowcoaches are headed to the auction block

An undersized version of the American dream comes to life in Texas

The 5 products from the Denver trade show that we can’t wait to test this season

Upstart companies are offering to ship customers primo boxes of hand-selected outdoor tool and toys

The five products we’re most excited about this year

Pro big-mountain extreme skier Lexi DuPont has a 500-square-foot geodesic dome—complete with wooden shingles, a cow skull, and riverside hot springs.

In Colorado, small units could be the solution to a chronic mountain-town problem: lack of affordable housing for the people who work there

Last month, REI launched its #OptOutside campaign and announced that it would close on Black Friday. Here are 5 other companies that followed suit—or beat the big retailer to the punch.

It'll leave you grinning—if you can overcome your nausea and fear of death

The outdoor equipment co-op will close on one of the biggest shopping days of the year. The rest of the gear world should take note.

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