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Travel safely by upgrading your car or truck’s most essential tool

It’s the only midsize pickup truck that genuinely gives you everything you want and need

How to turn unexpected problems into easy solutions the next time you go off-grid

And a detailed analysis of what that means for American EV drivers

We tracked down everything from old-school DIY projects to cutting-edge all-electric builds

The knowledge you need to find the most effective gear on a budget

These shelters score major comfort points

The best gear for staying put outside

When life started feeling a little stale for writer Graham Averill, he went out in search of a new hobby. He found it in his Toyoya 4Runner, which he’s been converting into his very own adventure vehicle.

Planning a vacation to Yellowstone involves many details, one of which is deciding how you will enter the park

What American off-road enthusiasts can learn from the culture of regulation and responsibility down under

The technology promises more performance, but limited by stock reflector housings, it fails to deliver

With prices starting at $40,000, the Hummer-based truck will help take zero-emissions 4x4’s mainstream

New Year's resolutions are for the birds

With used car prices through the roof, it’s time for cyclists to put our money where our mouth is

Winter needn’t send your overlanding setup into hibernation. Here’s what you need and where to go.

There’s the pathological response, and there’s the reasonable one

I’ve been unprepared for everything that’s happened to me since a criminal driver plowed into me in July 2019, so it shouldn’t have been a surprise that I was also unprepared for the feelings that confronting my attacker in court stirred up

Your 4x4’s dashboard displays a bunch of buttons that you probably don’t know how to use. Here’s your guide.

Car rental companies have been struggling post-pandemic with a surge in demand and limited supply—but don’t let that stop you from going on the trip you’ve been dreaming about during lockdown

It’s a great truck—even with zero modifications

We combed the event for the most unique and badass builds

I’m really sorry it happened and really glad I survived. Notes on the flabbergasting climax of an Alaska road trip that changed my life.

There’s a right and a wrong way to live in the desert, says Outside’s ethics guru

More people are buying vehicles that allow them to visit national parks, car-camp, and get farther into the backcountry. But what does this mean for the future of the outdoor industry and the planet?

This portable jump starter is the size of a sandwich, but has the juice to single-handedly revive a vehicle. Charge it via the included USB cable, and throw it in the trunk for additional peace of mind wherever you drive.

Personal-finance guru Mr. Money Mustache breaks down how Outside readers can stop wasting hard-earned cash on expensive gear and trips and start putting it toward real freedom: the financial kind

Our ethics columnist weighs in on balancing conservation and enjoyment

When President Biden needs a break from Putin and Mitch McConnell, he vacations on the Delmarva Peninsula, a blend of mid-Atlantic beauty, quirky accents, and tasty treasures from soil and sea. I grew up in the heart of it. Hear my song to this glorious land.

It’s time to radically reimagine the silhouette of the American outdoors vehicle

Here’s what to do when your little one brings up sea-level rise, extinction, wildfires, and other ecological griefs

At some point in every adventurous life, you need to pursue something completely trivial with such single-minded focus that it nearly drives you mad. Allow me to explain.

Dispersed camping is getting less dispersed. Our ethics columnist weighs in on whether you need to share.

These gifts will add a touch of flair to his wardrobe

There are easy ways to prevent both, yet we carry on as if nothing is wrong

In attempts to hoard fuel, panic buyers are taking dangerous shortcuts

Vehicle seats are not designed to resist the force dogs or other cargo create during a crash, endangering not only their lives, but those of human occupants, too

Luxury accommodations all year long, no hotel required

Thankfully, at least two congressmen agree, which is why your next e-bike could be as much as $1,500 cheaper

With funding from the federal government, Zion and other parks are swapping in electric shuttle buses and adding charging stations for visitors’ electric vehicles, putting the park system on the cutting edge of green technology

Chloé Zhao’s new film follows a baby boomer who moves into her van after the Great Recession

This box has a locking lid, and it stacks on top of other Wolf Packs. At 20”x 16”, we found it small enough to stack four of these in the back of a 4Runner, or strap two to the roof rack. But it’s still big enough to hold miscellaneous gear…

Tire chains are great—until they're not. Wes Siler explains how and when to consider using them.

After appropriate tires, the second most important safety upgrade you can make to your vehicle is a powerful set of lights

Bryan Rogala walks you through the best upgrades you can make to your camper

Nearly 700 people on bikes have been killed by drivers this year. This is who we lost.

The pandemic has led to an unexpected positive—people reclaiming streets in ways that have made urban America more bikeable, walkable, and enjoyable. Preserving that will take work, but it’s worth it.

Essential auto gear for the season’s worst-case scenarios

Zero emissions, 1,000 horsepower, 0-60 in 3.0 seconds, and better angles than a Jeep

A father-daughter duo tackle the world's cheapest build-out and give you the guide to try it yourself

Fed up with packed trails and parking lots, small groups of people have begun to summit in the dark

With Recon Campers, your daily commuter can actually double as your weekend off-grid rig

There are those that help you see and those that help you be seen. Here's the difference—and how to buy the ones you need.

The ins and outs of keeping Fido safe, comfortable, and happy while on the go

Camper vans, pop-ups, RVs, and more—if you're ready to upgrade from tent camping, you've got plenty of options. Use this handy tool to pick your ideal vehicle setup.

For those looking to give vanlife a shot, follow these tips on renting and traveling with the family

Are electric vehicles ready for the open road and the backcountry?

Fur, dingleberries, and dog claws are no match for a Harbor Freight moving blanket

Go Fast Campers SuperLite 50 is the lightest, most-affordable hard-shell rooftop tent ever—and it’s made in Montana

As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19, travel for many is still a faraway dream. But Ian Frazier reminds us that there’s no more promising feeling than hitting the road, windows down, hair blowing, full speed ahead.

Vanlife has totally mainstreamed. But if you don't have the finances to own a home on wheels, these companies have you covered.

They’re ideal for casual adventures and chores around the backyard

A 2.5-liter engine with more torque has bolstered the 2021 iteration

Bicycles have been agents of change and rebellion since the 19th century. That's why seeing law enforcement use them to repress protesters feels especially jarring and wrong.

Here's the gear that will get you outside and pedaling in no time

Consider this the first step toward becoming self-sufficient

You're contributing to America's addiction to speeding—and you're much more likely to kill someone

Cleaner air, quieter streets, more people riding—there's an opportunity here for cities and cycling advocates willing to grasp it

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