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The carvers and gadgets for every task that needs cutting

These stylish pieces are ready for adventure

Bike design is evolving so you can go farther and faster

Devices for passing the toughest training milestones

It’s the perfect size to haul around but still packs a big optical punch

L. Renee Blount is a designer, a photographer, and an outdoor enthusiast. In this new series, she tries a new activity every month.

Why Apple’s CEO wants to make health and wellness the company’s greatest legacy

A revolutionary robotic device is opening up all kinds of new possibilities in the mountains

Last winter, when the robotics firm Roam released its latest version of Elevate, a revolutionary exoskeleton promising to boost skiing performance, our writer knew he had to give it a test drive. His analysis: the company's debut product is fun yet flawed—but its vision of a tech-assisted sports future will still blow your mind.

The company's library of studio exercise classes, integrated with on-screen fitness data from your Apple Watch, launches today. Our Sweat Science columnist takes it for a spin.

Apple's CEO says technology can help us lead healthier, more balanced lives—but we also need to learn how to ignore our screens

Over the past two decades, eBird has become the go-to online platform for scientists and hobbyists alike to upload and share bird observations. But it has also transformed the process and etiquette of birding.

The 900-denier ripstop polyester body is water-resistant and boasts a padded bottom panel for added structure. Daisy chains make lashing a breeze, the shoulder straps are comfy and removable, and there are side-grab handles for extra convenience. We dig the U-shaped lid, which makes for quick packing, and the two…

Speed demons, air addicts, and powder hounds, meet your matches

Coats for every adventure, from sunny singletrack to frigid summits

Dialed and ready for big loads, these bags will help you keep the pace

Keeping tabs on training and health has never been this seamless

These timepieces are ready to get down to business

Like always, Apple made important upgrades to its new device. The 12 Pro Max, which launches in November, will be even better.

These buds made it into our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide in our list of the best audio gear. They’re lightweight and have a cord that clips to your shirt to stay in place. The sound quality is “faithful to your favorite tracks,” our tester says, but be aware—the buds…

It keeps your mobile device accessible and in place on paved and dirt roads alike

Whether you're hunting, bird-watching, or visiting a national park, the six-ounce Kestrel Glassing Systems Monopod will drastically improve your experience

Science says the HoverGlide reduces vertical forces by more than 80 percent. But what does it actually feel like?

The company's brand-new SB115 evolved from its super-capable SB100 cross-country model. The latest rendition is even more versatile and well suited to being an everyday trail bike for many.

From iconic brands like Patagonia to that indispensable camping store in your hometown, the adventure economy has taken an unprecedented hit. The good news: the people who created these businesses are doers, and they're putting everything they've got into staying afloat and preparing for an uncertain future.

When COVID-19 hit, designers at DPS Skis viewed the pandemic as a way to pivot and do something impactful for health care workers

Rose Marcario was one of the most vocal and progressive leaders in the outdoor industry

It's a strange time in the world of bicycles. That's one reason we chose two favorite road rigs: one for pavement and one for gravel.

Trail machines are more versatile than ever

Jessica Rogers and her team make some of our favorite trail-running gear

Hardware to help you maximize your workouts

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