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

Peak Design is known for its intuitive and feature-rich camera accessories and packs. Its latest is no different.

A solid budget-minded option, so long as you can tolerate the infuriating keyboard

The Altra Lone Peak 4 Mid RSM is lighter, more comfortable, and more supportive than any other boot I've tested. They're not stylish, but hey: Looking good in the woods is overrated.

If the shoe fits, ski in it

Like its predecessors, the Sawyer Micro Squeeze removes 99.9 percent of bacteria, but through a much lighter and smaller package.

These packs are perfect to tuck away for an adventure on a moment's notice

An extremely light and comfortable sleeping pad that is excellent for three-season conditions.

Excellent breathability and a welcome surge of innovation in the otherwise-predictable rainwear category

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

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.

Sponsor Content: Fjällräven

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

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