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Exercise outdoors all winter long with these essentials

Keep warm this winter by harvesting fuel yourself

Like always, Apple made important upgrades to its new device. The 12 Pro Max, which launches in November, will be even better.

Flashlights have flooded the market. Here's how to choose the best one for you.

Forget working from home. Here's everything you need to stay connected from your vehicle or a trailhead.

Whether you're hunting, bird-watching, or visiting a national park, the six-ounce Kestrel Glassing Systems Monopod will drastically improve your experience

This high-tech—and high-priced—workout gear looks like it's out of science fiction

This new one-bag travel solution provides order in a chaotic world

New tools to make your next adventure better

The odds of dying on Everest are about one in 100. A new pulse oximeter claims it can drastically reduce that risk.

AdvenChair 2.0, coming out late this year, will allow more people to experience more wilderness

In a time when most of us are struggling with restricted access to the activities we love, I wanted to know if VR would help. What I found surprised me.

7 must-haves to keep your skin happy wherever you're headed

How does it compare against the competition? A guide finds out.

From a $25 grill to a genius s'mores contraption, this gear will take your fire pit nights to the next level

Why use a throw-away plastic fork and spoon when you can simply BYOS (spork)? Here are five items that will help you build a zero-waste kit that you can keep in your backpack or car.

I've tested hundreds of them. These are the best daily drivers.

Long hauls in the car get uncomfortable quickly. These items will make your journey more pleasant—and safer.

In the Northeast, you'll find many of the nation's oldest and most interesting gear shops—and some of its younger and most innovative

Plus, other pieces of discounted gear that will make perfect Father’s Day gifts…

Train from the safety of your living room with this versatile, effective equipment

Forget the tie. Consider these gift ideas for Father's Day instead.

Timepieces that check all the boxes

At your waist, across your back—what’s old is cool again

Meet Robb Jankura, bike builder turned camera-gear designer

Hardware to help you maximize your workouts

Versatile bags to withstand your wildest journeys

Goods to take you from morning sun salutation to bedtime savasana

Sponsor Content: LifeProof

From close-to-home micro-adventures to keeping electronics out of the trash, putting the planet first might be easier than you think

The internet is full of gizmos to help your body bounce back from training. These stand out.

A sentimental look at the best piece of gear for hauling your child

When it's highly diluted to clear water of pathogens, it could save your life

This simple piece of gear will keep you fit—and from punching holes in the walls—during quarantine

Cruel? With careful, compassionate application, a shock collar can be the kindest thing you do for your pet.

This gear has kept me active without bogging me down

This is the gear you want for starting your own herb garden or brightening your indoor living space…

It's an upgrade on my previous favorite, the Iota, and my new go-to for backpacking and trail running

In an era dominated by online shopping, dubious influencer endorsements, and trendy, direct-to-consumer gear, it’s harder than ever to know who to trust. Jenny Gyllander, the mind behind the product-review Instagram account @thingtesting, is here to cut through the noise.

Wes Siler shows you his favorite sport: archery

From tech gadgets to apparel upgrades, some of our best-reviewed gear make great presents.

Curated products for the activities your mom loves

Assemble a camp kitchen that is both inexpensive and functional

MSR's $40 Home Emergency Water Filter is the easiest way to guarantee clean drinking water

Wes Siler is a terrible photographer. So he asked his buddy, photographer Chris Brinlee Jr.​​​​​​​, to help him take better shots.

How to stay healthy—and maintain sanity—while you're social-distancing

Even the highest-quality gear needs maintenance. We’ve gathered a handful of trusted repair tools that have been in our kits for multiple seasons and have extended the lives of our favorite pieces of equipment and apparel.

All that time in the sun and wind takes its toll. Be prepared with these moisturizers.

Does the new Yeti V Series cooler stand up to the tried-and-true Tundra line?

'Solar Detroit,' from production company Duct Tape Then Beer, highlights the impact a few solar panels can have on a neighborhood

Because an organized road-tripper is a happy road-tripper

From beers on the river to a family picnic, the Compass has you covered

Sponsor Content: Olympus

Great dark-sky images require a simple formula: patience, the right location, and the appropriate gear

Learn how to degerm your plastic, rubber, or microfiber mat

Our favorite tools for making quick and healthy food

Nothing says "I love you" like getting someone a gift they'll use again and again

You don't have to spend a lot to show someone you care

The pieces we kept coming back to

And everything you need to know before driving over that snowy pass