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Way back in 2016, Outside Gear Guy, Joe Jackson, praised the Roo for its durability: “This was the most bomber hammock of the test, thanks to details like burly hanging carabiners and Dyneema racing slings,” he wrote. At just 10 ounces, it’s light enough to keep stashed in a…

Outside tester Andrew Skurka wrote a long-term review of the UberLite and found it ideal for three-season conditions. This pad is as comfortable as the NeoAir XLite, but cuts down weight by 3.2 ounces and isn’t as noisy when moving around. Plus, its insulation is warm enough for temperatures…

This toiletry case is waterproof (like fully submersible waterproof) and made from a light TPU construction that tips the scales at 2.75 ounces. And it has the best of both worlds: the solid base and wide-mouth opening are ideal for countertop use, and the hanging loop allows you to take…

This portable fire pit is one of our favorites because its simple design cuts down on smoke. “Holes at the bottom and top of the stainless-steel stove provide oxygen to the flames, and because it’s a skinny, long tube, the logs burn hot and fall into themselves,…

These are the products worth snagging at REI’s Holiday Warm Up Sale, which lasts now through December 20.

Our testers gave these products their stamp of approval

Working as a camp counselor teaches you important skills that could jump-start your career

“Without a doubt, the Stargaze is the most comfortable camp chair I have ever tested,” wrote our Gear Guy, Joe Jackson in his review of camp chairs made for serious relaxation. “More like a mini-hammock than a chair, it swings effortlessly and reclines easier than a La-Z-Boy.”…

This is probably the most legitimate meal-replacement bar out there, with up to 390 calories per bar depending on the flavor you choose. All options are non-GMO certified and comprised of whole foods (you can pronounce most of the items on the ingredient list). We like the Superfood Slam, which…

In the UST film ‘This Is My Story: Tony Galbreath II,’ Galbreath shares what it’s like being a Black man in a managerial role in the outdoor industry today

We’ve beat these pieces up in the field, and now they’re steeply discounted during REI’s Cyber Week sale, which lasts now through December 6.

Columnist Wes Siler crowned the FirePit the best portable grill ever. It works as both a fire pit and an efficient grill, thanks to the fan that makes the pit run “virtually smokeless,” Siler wrote. “With the fan running on high, the entire thing went from cold to ready-to-sear…

If trail weight is an issue, you can’t beat Hydro Flask’s Trail Series bottles, which are 25 percent lighter than their original versions. They’re still double-wall insulated to keep beverages cold for hours. You can fit two pints in their larger, 32-ounce bottle making it perfect for a happy hour…

Looking for some thoughtful gift ideas for the adventurer in your life? Save up to 40 percent on gear and apparel at Huckberry’s Black Friday sale, now through November 27.

Check something off your wish list with these discounts on tents, apparel, lights, backpacks, accessories and more

These are our favorite pieces that won’t break the bank

Our Buyer’s Guide testers included the Insulated AXL Air in their list of the best sleeping pads of 2020. It’s “great for three-season use,” wrote one tester. The regular version weighs less than 12 ounces, and it packs down to the size of a Nalgene.

Our testers hailed the Stretchdown as one of their favorite winter puffies. “Mountain Hardwear developed a loom that weaves the face fabric and lining simultaneously and creates the baffles without stitching,” one tester wrote. “A snug hood and 800-fill down retained warmth on 20-degree mornings.”…

Ivy Le’s wildy funny take on adventure entertainment might just shift the conversation on who belongs in the outdoors

Yes, this flannel is expensive. But judging by its effect on our writers, it’s worth every penny.

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From campsite to nightlight, BioLite’s AlpenGlow sets the perfect vibe

The stunning, adventure-filled road parallels the eastern Sierra Nevada and has ample stops for hot springs, hikes, and backcountry skiing

Sometimes paying for camping is necessary, but Gaia Topo helps you find free alternatives that you won’t find with Google

From chopping onions to making a mean espresso, these products will help turn backcountry outings into something slightly more gourmet

Maintenance is easy with these eight items that won’t break the bank

The South American pack animal is the perfect companion for getting deep into the wilderness with little ones

Stories are about how human connections are made and kept in the outdoors, and how they’re evolving now—when community has never been more important or more at risk

One of our favorite adventure travel brands will be relegated to the gilded halls of Ebay by the end of the year

Stock up for fall adventures with these killer deals on gear we’ve tested in the field

Save money on gear we love, now through September 6

Now is one of the best times of the year to save on camping essentials

A classic among backpackers, the PocketRocket is one of columnist Graham Averill’s favorite camp stoves: “I refuse to get rid of my PocketRocket, because this featherweight beauty works every time, even after years of use,” he wrote. “I can use it with any cookware, unlike some stoves…

The Mega Mat Duo is the most comfortable mattress we’ve used for car camping, hands down. It’s a 10-centimeter-thick air pad with memory foam insulation. It’s pricey, but it’s the closest we’ve come to feeling like we were in our bed at home while camping.

The Roo Double camping hammock is optimized for adventure. It’s durable, tear resistant, comfortable, and strong enough for two campers—or a baby elephant. Your pick. Diamond ripstop nylon adds reinforcement to protect against tearing and ripping and results in the 500-pound weight capacity.

With an innovative hipbelt and pockets (almost) everywhere I need them, this backpack is a quiver killer for multiday treks

There’s a lot to know before parking your van or pitching a tent on public lands. Here’s how to do it right.

Moab isn’t the only place to go. Explorer and professional skier Kalen Thorien shares her intel on how to find adventures off the beaten path.

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