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Haulers big and small that go above and beyond

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

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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

Picked by Kicker, a golden retriever with over 40,000 Instagram followers

They're durable, smartly built, and ridiculously comfy

Walk on—no matter the weather.

We asked some of our favorite hiking guides to dish on the shoes and boots that they’ve fallen in love with over the years

Load them up, kick them through the snow—these haulers will serve you well no matter what.

Why this 35-year-old fanny pack is still a perfect piece of gear

Essentials for a basic kit to get you far, far out there

Don't let a little weather keep you inside

What we’re most excited about, plus five runner-ups

The only stuff you need to hit the trail

Seven items that the Mystery Ranch founder always has on the trail

After years of testing, I've determined that these must be the most versatile approach shoes around

Like running shorts, but tough as nails, these bottoms are made for hard hiking

Turning a puppy into an adventure companion is hard. This stuff will help.

One of the products we are most excited about this year is the new hiking boot from Tecnica, which uses a heat molding process to custom fit each pair of boots.

The well-known ski company now makes specialty trail shoes, too

We stopped six trekkers passing through Oregon to find out what they love most so far

Four products I use all the time that were built here in the USA

This winter, paddlers Mike Dawson, Aniol Serrasolses, and Ciarán Heurteau set off for a ten-day trip to add their names to the history books of Pakistan’s largest river.

Travel light with these versatile multitaskers

Why good old leather shit kickers like the Oboz Wind River II BDry still matter

You might be a disappointment, but the stuff you give your dad doesn’t have to be

Nemo’s 1.75-pound Hornet Elite 2P is shockingly livable for an ultralight shelter

Most of us really only need one internal-frame pack. Here's why it should be the Osprey Aether AG and not one of its super high-end, tech'ed out competitors.

To find out, I put both chemical and mineral formulas to the test

Beasts of burden that shoulder the load for you

Everything you and your pal need for the best summer ever

This Backpack is Made From a Recycled Billboard

The men's shoes, clothes, and equipment you need to stay comfortable on the trail

The best travel backpack ever made.

Hydroflask's 32-ounce offering might be the perfect H2O carrier

This plant is just coming into season. Be prepared.

Not all lotions are created equal. Choose wisely.

High-performance kit for the long way

Our favorite straps for outings with the pup

A buffalo leather briefcase with all the necessary details.

The tools and strategies you need to maintain proper hygiene on long camping trips

The 11 products I rely on for my awesome dog

Andrew Skurka’s updated guide is a masterclass in how to enjoy the outdoors comfortably

Military-style heat-sensing “night vision” monoculars now cost just $600. Should you buy one?

Under Armour’s recently released line of hiking boots draws inspiration from an unlikely source: basketball player Steph Curry.