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The Ruffwear Trail Runner bowl is a worthy addition to any dog owner’s kit

Jeremy walks us through the features of Trexad's Air Pack, which takes a novel approach to cushioning and support.

A crowdfunding project promises to bring smoother pack-carrying experiences to the masses

Gear haulers slim down and grow up

A dash of style doesn’t have to mean reduced traction

A product manager from the Boulder, Colorado, brand walks us through the designs details of an upcoming tent, pack, and sleeping bag.

The 42-liter pack stood up to more than a week in Yosemite's backcountry

These baby carriers will keep the whole family happy in nature

Osprey's new update was a long time coming, but it was worth the wait.

New versatile pieces for summer, fall, and winter

Altra's zero-drop, wide toe-box trail runners—which have become insanely popular with thru-hikers—are designed to mimic your foot's natural shape

It’s time to sharpen your pencils and pack your bags—the school year is here again

We tested 29 models and found a favorite stove that nailed the sweet spot of being reasonably priced, simmering well, and boiling quickly.

Clip it to his collar, sync it with the app, and never lose your dog again

Dress up your backcountry wardrobe

During that time of the month, this pack keeps everything clean, organized, and in one place

Slim, stylish, and affordable—this pack is a great daily carry

The UberLite pad and Vesper quilt weigh just 23.8 ounces

Outside's Gear Guy, Joe Jackson, hit the floors at Outdoor Retailer in search of the coolest new gear under $50.

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Whether you’re backpacking or bike commuting, the Swedish gear maker has you covered

Women need packs that are just as capable as men’s—and they need them to fit right. Here are the best, most comfortable performers for all-around backpacking.

Besides your hiking boots, your daypack is your most-used piece of gear. These are our favorites.

Everything from a spare battery to a rainjacket

The Tiger Wall UL was not designed to break records. Instead, it tries to do more with less, while keeping in check its weight and price and remaining very easy to use.

A budget-friendly list of the gear you should—and definitely shouldn't—save money on

The sad story behind one of the outdoor industry's smartest hard-shell designs. Turns out, we were the problem.

We took a n00b friend into the backcountry and shot video

Lightweight and incredibly packable, the Flash Air is a complete, protective camping system for under $200

When you gotta go, you gotta go. These make it easier no matter where you are.

From finding an open site to tracking the weather, these apps will up your camping game

Give your wallet a break for just a slight weight penalty

Our writer spent years trying to find the perfect daypack. This is it.

Seven tips to make everything from your tent to your hydration bladder work better for longer

And how to know when it's time to splurge on a new pair

Rule number one? Resist the urge to overcomplicate things.

Ditching weight means going farther faster

Ditching weight means going farther faster

The latest hikers are as cozy as they are bombproof

Haulers big and small that go above and beyond

We’re all for traveling light—just make room for these

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Thanks to smart features, Hydro Flask’s Unbound Series™ Soft Cooler Pack lets you comfortably carry more than just food and drinks

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There’s a right way and a wrong way. Here’s how to do it correctly.

How does the new Mini compare to other satellite messengers—and is it the right backcountry communications device for you?

Keep your toiletries and accessories organized

Taking some time off after graduation? Here's all the gear you need to travel the world.

Here’s our comprehensive guide for how to choose the right backcountry shelter

There's no point in hauling one around if you're going to make these mistakes

From insulated water bottles to portable toilet-paper rolls, here's what our staff never leaves home without

These are my dirty, well-used, time-tested picks

Even when weight is at a premium, don't skip these items

Headlamps are underrated yet vital gear for living on the road

Show your pup you really love her with these tasty treats

After extensive testing and interviews, I've found that some of the company's two-way messenger devices can inadvertently call search and rescue teams

These pants prove that performance materials can look good too

For the photographer who cares about style and function

When it comes to daypacks, it's all about the details

A good general rule of thumb is to never drink unpurified water. Yet if you do, then use common sense first.

In the West, where it's stupidly easy to get scorched, it's best to show less skin. These sun gloves help.

At the Outdoor Retailer trade show last month, these seven standout hiking and trail running products caught my eye

Say goodbye to cement blocks—the latest crop of hiking shoes and boots is lighter and comfier than ever

The new Vasque Clarion 88s work as good as they look

Is Osprey's new "super ultralight" Levity/Lumina right for you? Unless you're a dedicated thru-hiker or gram weenie, probably not. But it's still pretty impressive.

One of our favorite new packs pays homage to the Forest Service—and looks good doing it

My new favorite gloves cost $20 and are lightweight, durable, waterproof, and breathable

A simple, well-thought-out design makes this pack worthy of a place in your gear closet

What to get the outdoor lover in your life

Snow, sleet, or full-on torrential downpour, these packs keep your cargo safe

There's a dearth of high-performance, heavy duty work gear out there. Patagonia and glove-maker Tougher are trying to change that.

Yes, you can still camp in the winter

It's the simplest way for you—and all your stuff—to stay dry on the trail

Utah-based Cotopaxi has earned a lot of accolades for its progressive approach to philanthropy, including its commitment to donating 2 percent of all revenue to nonprofits that improve health, education, and the standard of living around the world. In recent years, the benefit corporation has supported malaria prevention in sub-Saharan…

Sixteen years and eight iterations in, this boot is a solid hiker that feels an awful lot like a trail runner

Essentials to get you hunting—or just make being outside more enjoyable