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Kicks to keep feet fresh no matter what your mileage

Our favorite kit for long days on the trail

Reliable performers for switchback adventures

We've been married 13 years and backpacked more than 12,000 miles together. This is what we've learned.

Your mindset is your most important tool in the backcountry

How to build a system of equipment that will offer direction in wild landscapes

What types to bring, where to find them, and how to make your own

And how to tell if you really need one

The Alpine Carbon Corks aren't cheap, but they're the best collapsible poles for rugged use

An argument for supported hiking

Nowadays you have more options than ever, from nutrient-dense seeds to bars that taste like they came out of your grandma’s kitchen. Here are six of our favorites.

You don't need mountain trails out your door to get your boots ready for a big hike

You don't need mountain trails out your door to get your boots ready for a big hike

The gear and the skills you need to get home safely

Weather’s nasty? No need to stay inside if you’ve got a pair of these.

Summer may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean you have to put your gear away. We pulled some numbers, and these were the products you were most stoked about.

Dogs belong off-leash outdoors. But if you're going to take your dog off-leash, you need to be responsible.

Step one is pretty damn simple: dry the thing

We partnered with a gear-subscription company to create three custom boxes tailored to different slices of an active lifestyle

An ideal quilt for summer and fall in the Mountain West

The last thing you want is to go for a drink and end up sipping dirty water

From the mouths of hikers mid-trail

Backcountry’s 30-liter Adventure Pack fits everything I need in a sleek, efficient package

Amphibious features make this shoe a no-brainer for warm-weather adventures

The answer isn't just throwing everything in your backpack all at once. Here's the right way to pack for a long haul in the wilderness.

This shoe is a multisport machine, tackling technical approaches, long hikes, and overnight backpacking trips

Our top tips for fixing your gear and getting back out there

We picked the ORCA Liddup cooler as an essential piece of road-trip gear in our 2019 Summer Buyer's Guide

Stay comfortable on the trail, whether you're out for two days or ten

Spending just $25 and 15 minutes nets you something stronger and more comfortable than anything you could ever buy

Everyone's quick to tell you all the reasons to go lighter. Allow me to explain why they're wrong.

I've spent almost two months testing this tough midweight load hauler. Here are my impressions.

The best way to deal with the wild winter's lingering snowpack

Gear hacks for a good backpacking trip when the weather goes bad

Get a doggie backpack, like Kurgo's Baxter, and your pup can lug its own gear along the trail

Snacks, water, and diapers—these fit it all

Move beyond the book bag with these sport-focused models…

Stuff to keep you comfortable for a day (or a month) on the trail

Lightweight hikers that command the path

Stuff to keep you comfortable for a day (or a month) on the trail

My first backpack trip of 2019 is this month. These are the critical and interesting items that I'm taking with me.

The season’s haulers emphasize user-friendliness

Shedding ounces can make a difference on the trail. If you want to move fast and light, consider these items…

Ariella Gintzler talks through the features of her favorite running headphones, which stay put even when she's taking a break from the beats

Sponsor Content: adidas TERREX

Creating adidas's new Free Hiker involved three through-hikes of the Pacific Crest Trail, dozens of prototypes, and one eureka moment at a laundromat

Smart looks and smarter design make this jacket the first thing we reach for when we head out the door

And other advice for the first-time dog owner

Sponsor Content: HOKA ONE ONE

Because hiking faster means hiking farther

The answer depends on your skill level, your feet, and your body type

These will save you from drinking contaminated water—and shelling out a ton of money…

The film ‘Why Is Fjällräven So Expensive?’ examines the intersection of the company’s sound business practices and steep price tags.

A peek at Hydro Flask’s Journey Series hydration pack, Mountainsmith’s Zerk 40L Fastpack, and OluKai's Hawai’iloa boot collection

Style and capability, all in one pretty fun package

Easy to clean and functional to boot

Upgrade your shoes with these great-value options…

Her surfing students wanted swimsuits that stayed put and had a place to stash a key or money. So Andrea “Mona” Picasso created some—and they’re brilliant.

The Camp Café is a coffee-making system available for large groups of people (or folks that need their joe in mass quantities)

Hip shape and torso length matter, and a pack that fits right will save you energy on the trail

Weather-ready footwear with street-worthy good looks

A bear's sense of smell is seven times better than a bloodhound's. Outsmart them with this food-storage bag.

You don't need to spend a fortune to get a bright light with good features. Here are our top picks under $20.

With a new year and new gear right around the corner, it's time to take a look back at our favorite products from the past 12 months

A legit flagship watch, but it needs a firmware fix

With Ember’s Ceramic mug, your coffee stays hot all day.

REI’s Flash Air hammock strings up between two trees but has the mesh and rain fly of a ground tent.

Want to be the life of the party? Bring the Picnic Time Bar Backpack.

The La-Z-Boy of camp chairs, Helinox's Sunset is as comfortable as this essential camp gear comes—without being overbuilt

For those who love beer, the Stanley Go Growler and Stein Set is the perfect combo to keep the stuff frosty and carbonated

Thanks to built-in heaters, Ember’s Ceramic Mug keeps your beverage hot all day.

Gear editor Emily Reed talks about how the Nomad Wireless hub ($80) eliminates tangled wires while keeping all of your devices juiced

The Nanopresso by Wacaco is perfect for campers who want an alternative to the instant junk.

Poles seem simple, but they're an important part of your hiking or backpacking kit. Here are our all-time favorites.

The Everyday Sling from Peak Design can fit a full camera body and two lenses.

The Rumpl Puffy Sherpa blanket is a skier’s best friend for cold-weather tailgating.

These are an absolute joy to use, despite some inherent limitations