The best gear for staying comfortable and climbing on North America’s tallest mountain
“A Danner classic, the 917 transitions seamlessly from mountain to Main Street,” wrote Gabriela Aoun of the Logger 917 in our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide. “The rich suede upper has a waterproof Gore-Tex liner, and a Vibram outsole grips slippery surfaces. We think the throwback kilties look sharp, too.”…
“Don’t be deceived by the Boulder’s classic cut—this men’s shoe is anything but traditional,” wrote our Buyer’s Guide tester. “It’s ultralight and packable, with zero heel drop to promote a natural gait. The wide toe box has room for thick socks, but for serious insulation, look elsewhere.”…
Even the runner-up hikers from this year’s test are pretty great
Thanks to these boots, hiking went from painful to pure bliss
Now’s a great time to save a few bucks on hiking gear
Tools to give anyone a green thumb
Our Minnesotan travel writer spent a year looking for good snow boots. She finally found them.
There's romance in practicality—as long the present arrives on time
It feels like you're wearing a pile of sleeping puppies, and the puppies are all dreaming about lambs
Here's what you need to know if you're in the market to buy this season
When it comes to big purchases like skis and bikes, many of us are punching above or below our weight. Psychology helps explain why.
Elise Wortley is replicating the achievements of historical female adventurers, wearing only the gear that would have been available to them at the time
Keep him cozy and looking good
We included the 1000 Mile in our staff picks roundup of our favorite leather boots. “The 1,000 Mile boots are the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever had besides my house slippers,” wrote former editor Jonah Ogles. “I imagine I’ll be hitting the 1,000-mile mark years from now,…
Not only do we use this stuff for 130 days every summer—we're not exactly nice to it in the process
This season's best boards charge hard, but they're a blast at all speeds
Goods for when the going gets tough
For every foot in every condition
Get to work in style, no matter the weather
Winter utility and post-ski comfort
With more than 350 miles of trails, 124 peaks, and 147 lakes, this must-see Colorado destination is a wilderness lover's paradise. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's 22nd stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park.
Gear that gets better with time
When things go wrong on a ski tour, this is what you should have in your pack
Running with a stroller is all well and good in the milder months, but it takes a little extra planning to pull off in winter
A well-packed ski bag can mean the difference between an epic holiday and trashed gear. Here's how to do it right.
20 pieces we'll be using on the mountain this winter
After a long day on the slopes, these 7 moves (which can be done at the bar) will help you recover and stay injury-free
Powered equipment to stave off the cold
You can’t spend every day chasing powder stashes
Because remote, untracked snow is worth the effort
Our Gear Guy put five well-known brands of snow boots through the wringer and these kicks ranked second in the test. The seam-sealed waxed-canvas upper and rubber bottom are completely waterproof and the nine-millimeter felt liner is removable for easy washing and drying.
As Wyn Wiley, the creator of the drag-queen Instagram star, explains, it all started when he grabbed some six-inch heels buried in his closet and decided to take a risk
Stay comfortable on the trail, whether you're out for two days or ten
Relax, it's not until May 12—you still have time!