Land more lunkers this season
SUPs has become a crowded field, so we narrowed the field down to this year’s four stand-out winners
Six testers rode nearly two dozen surfboards. These were the ones that came out on top.
Keeping your dog safe on the water is easy. Designing PFDs for canines is hard.
The five-time Ironman world champion says she unknowingly wore a banned wetsuit in competition. Triathlon organizers have decided not to punish her.
All-star garb for aquatic adventure
Give the pack the slip
Purpose-built platforms for a variety of experiences
Leave the heavy lifting to these pieces
A new wave of inflatables is approaching shore
Masterful sleds for a variety of conditions
Surf companies have been ignoring compelling research that could make wetsuits warmer and easier to paddle in. Two scientists are making sure someone listens.
Cold water is no obstacle if you’re prepared
The first Yulex wetsuits were expensive and stiff, but with more wetsuit makers adopting the technology, that’s changed
Whether you want to fish, float, or just relax, add these destinations to your water-adventure hit list
For serious training sessions that end in the ocean, any old bikini won’t do. Here are our favorite specialized sets.
Six accessories to get your entire crew on the water
This hybrid twin fin will change how you hunt for waves
Your ticket to trout-filled waters
Cast in comfort, even on the hottest days and most remote streams
This batch is up for adventures big and small
These bottoms can tackle any wave—and then hit the bar
Inflatable SUPs are getting even better
Stowable craft that can handle whatever the water deals you
Splash and wade with abandon
Escape the crowds with a self-supported weekend paddle
From comfortable wetsuits to bags that protect my board from dings
They'll be ready for whatever the coast can throw at them
Score peak-season waves no matter how low the mercury goes
Make the most of the warm days with these river and lake essentials
Seven pieces that offer sun protection, breathability, and waterproofing—on and off the river
Brush up on your knowledge before you hit the waves
From setting up a vise to gathering materials, here's everything you need to tie a basic fly
A smoldering solution for a wide range of conditions
Gear to make landing lunkers easy, no shooting required
Kit to keep you casting all day long
Six trunks for transcending limits
Suits for women with butts, boobs, and big-wave dreams
Essentials for coastal escapes
Treat your skin to reef-safe protection and soothing aftercare
Meet Ryan Lovelace, designer at Trimcraft Surfboards
Surf, glide, and explore
Watercraft suitable for everyone
Amphibious adventures await
'Big Ben' profiles former professional surfer Ben Wilkinson, whose current career is working with unwieldy Hawaiian trees
Two Outside gear editors go head to head in a contest to see who can set up the new Oru Inlet kayak fastest
It's not good enough to simply keep one with you while you're on the water. You've got to know how to work it.
Really, I just needed an excuse to take a dip
It’s summer. Board shorts should be part of your regular rotation. Here are some of our favorites.
“What to Bring” showcases how too much or too little gear could ruin a day out on the water
Are you going to paddle in to shore, find a bathroom, strip down to your ankles, use the toilet, suit back up, and risk missing waves?
These runners-up to the 2019 Outside Summer Buyer’s Guide will help you make perfect casts to perfect fish
Footwear for land and sea
Packs, cases, and other stuff that survive a good soaking
Here’s what to know when shopping for a SUP
Gear so capable, the trout will practically come to you
Gear so capable, the trout will practically come to you
An asymmetrical board with a blazing performance
A space-age-looking inflatable with versatility to spare leads this year’s picks
This year is a celebration of the past—each of the boats at the top of our list is a revamp of a bestseller. Some might say that looking back is a sign that the sport isn’t progressing, but we don’t agree.
An assortment of oars to take you where you want to go
Boards, apparel, and accessories for all kinds of watery pursuits
John Oppito taught himself to handcraft surfboards in high school. Now he's winning awards for his exquisite East Coast creations.
For fly-fishers, falconers, and horseback riders, a sling pack is perfect for easy, one-handed access to gear
In this video from Rio, sales manager Zack Dalton demonstrates how to properly rig a fly rod from start to finish
Bikinis that stand up to every wave for women who rip
A boat that can jump out of the water like a dolphin? This I had to try.
(Courtesy Oboz) Oboz M-Trail Low Shoes ($120) The Oboz M-Trail Low shoes perform all day from city to trail, with breathable uppers and cushioned, supportive EVA midsoles and inserts for extra energy return. Buy Now (Courtesy Seea) Seea Lido One Piece Suit ($125) Seea’s Lido One…
Gear editor Emily walks us through Alpacka Raft's Wolverine during the brand's trip to the Outside office.
What you need to bring in a lunker
After years of fishing in borrowed men’s clothing, Linda Leary launched a line of practical apparel and totes in an array of funky designs
Board basics for a season on the waves
Float, surf, and play hard
Here's the gear I chose for my first fly-fishing setup
Even better, they’re all cheaper than $50.
Boards of Legends is about surfboard shaper Christian Bradley who has built surfboards for many of the world tour’s best surfers.
After a summer of testing, these four SUPs came out on top
When you want to make sure your essentials—phone, cash, etc.—don't end up in the drink
Here's what you can do to keep your filter in good shape and how to know when it's time to spring for a new one