Our Most-Read Gear Stories of All Time
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From roundups to takedowns, these are the most-read stories we’ve published about gear, ever.
#10. How to Trick Out the Ultimate Tacoma
Hey, a kid can dream, right? Check out the coolest adventuremobile—and the components that take it to the next level—in this photo essay.
#9. How to Fix a Skipping Bike Chain
If you know how to change a flat, getting familiar with your chain—and all its rattling ways—is the next step toward becoming a do-it-yourself bike mechanic.
#8. The IUD Is the Most Important, Underrated Piece of Outdoor Gear I Own
An ode to backcountry birth control in a time when the conversation around it is more fraught and politicized than ever.
#7. The Unglamorous Realities of #VanLife and How to Make Life on the Road Work
In which an impossibly photogenic, free-spirited couple shares their tips on making van life not, ahem, suck.
#6. Tools They Carry: Wildland Firefighters’ Most Important Gear
Gear matters when you’re mountain biking, climbing, and skiing. Gear really matters when you’re fighting an inferno.
#5. The Most Important Gear of Yosemite’s Search and Rescue
Top picks from a 15-year veteran of the storied Yosemite Search and Rescue team.
#4. Inside Alex Honnold’s Tricked-Out New Adventure Van
When the legendary climber and dirtbag upgraded from a 2002 Ford Econoline, we asked for a tour.
#3. The 4 Best Weather Apps (Plus a Bonus for Storm Geeks)
Reliable weather apps are crucial for summer adventure-planning, so we spent a month testing dozens to find the best ones.
#2. Inside Patagonia’s Top-Secret Gear Archive
This warehouse is what dreams are made of, chock-full of impossibly cool classics from the beloved brand.
#1. 24 of Our Readers’ Best Camper Vans
We asked, and you delivered. Read on for the best adventure rigs and a little inspiration to hit the road.