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These humble blue straps may have been designed for rafting, but their utility is (almost) as limitless as your imagination

Our Outside experts examine the internet drama and nasty comments about this week’s Titan submersible catastrophe

The Melanzana Micro Grid hoodie isn’t just cozy—it’s a real comfort

The brand with the hard-to-pronounce name has been making industry-leading sports shoes for 125 years

386 products to maximize fun in the sun

After being hit by a car, the entrepreneur was afraid to cross the street. Training for a marathon helped her take back her life.

We put this spring’s super spikes to the test on the oval to sort the top models for each distance and the best-value options on the market

All ski jackets and pants will eventually be available in three fit choices: fitted, regular, and relaxed, and skiers can choose them based on fit and style preference

Brooks’s innovative Aurora BL gives your feet both comfort and freedom

Donate? Auction? Burn? Experts weigh in on how the apparel giant should navigate its footwear crisis. 

Our editor has tips for staying warm—but not too toasty

Being incarcerated at a young age taught the gear designer that we can move past our biggest mistakes—as long as we keep going

Are expensive sunglasses worth it? Two Outside gear editors don’t exactly see eye to eye.

If our half-baked effort resulted in the first Grim Donut going six seconds quicker than a production bike, what would happen if we sat down and took it a bit more seriously?

The activity tracking company received criticism after raising fees based on a user’s region, billing type, and date of signup

Stio will open retail stores in Boston, Lake Tahoe, and Bozeman in 2023

Reliable weather apps are crucial for summer adventure-planning, so we spent a month testing dozens to find the best ones

Who says smartphones take you out of the moment? Used smartly, they can open your mind and make you more present than ever.

High-end materials and designs go mainstream, delivering smooth-rolling, versatile rides for every runner

The Swiss brand, known for its unique cushioning pods, has transcended running with its style and innovation

Companies are realizing the business benefits of size inclusivity

The outdoor giant accuses Gap of willfully copying its Snap-T pullover

Rab reveals new product labels to fight greenwashing, challenging other outdoor companies to follow suit

Let’s all get mad about where our cables go in our pedal bikes

Good news: there’s a new generation of super shoes that are cheaper, just as fun, and might be better suited for your running

It all started with a marine store in Washington and a company called Showa

We’ve never encountered a zero-degree puffy this light and packable

Over the course of last season, this touring shell impressed us with a combination of serious weight savings and surprising durability

This lightweight, storm-resistant puffy earned an Editor’s Choice award. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

We ran in ten new supershoes and compared their feel and ride so you can narrow your search for the model that best fits your stride and preferences

It will now be known as “high pile,” the company announces

Some of the top gear makers sell national parks apparel and products. Here’s what’s on our list.

Smart upgrades remove most of the frustrations with previous generations of the ubiquitous action camera

The Ultra gets a titanium case, sapphire face, significantly better battery life, and better GPS and off-grid route-tracking features, making it a much more robust backcountry tool

Need to haul a bunch of gear? These devices make it easy.

Nuyarn is the natural fabric heavy sweaters have been waiting for

The post–Usain Bolt era has delivered a bevy of thrilling performances

I’m a Denver Broncos fan. I’m also an environmentalist, outdoorsman, and bike rider who lives in a world that seems increasingly choked with oversized adventure vehicles. Can I really be both?

Where did the brand known for its huge, cushy soles come from—and how did they get on the feet of Britney Spears?

Using vintage vibes, natural fibers, and old-school designs, this Salt Lake City–based manufacturer has inspired a devoted user base—and Instagram fans—all over the world

A small Minnesota company believes it has developed the future of fitness tech. Now it has to teach the rest of us how to use it.

With fabrics created from alga, graphene, and copper, and hoodies built to last a hundred years, two British ad men are creating the apparel and gear of the future

It’s way more expensive and not as comfortable. Our gear director weighs the pros and cons of an über-light kit.

You’ll want to know about these earbuds

Doesn’t look like you’ll head back to the office any time soon—why not add some luxury to your home setup?

Our picks for Outdoor Retailer Gear of the Show flip old ideas on their heads

The Revolution Go is an ideal machine for toting your favorite records to picnics, park days, or anywhere else under the sun

We reviewed 341 pieces of gear. But these ones stood above.

Winning shades for every kind of adventure

341 field-tested favorites for summer adventure

The best gear for capturing your adventures

This portable, packable device will repel mosquitoes no matter where you take it

This compact solar panel will juice up your next long-distance trek

Devices bringing innovation to the trails and beyond

These motor-equipped rides are both fun and functional

A new wave of inflatables is approaching shore

Runners smack the ground harder—but get injured less—in more cushioned shoes. New research explains why.

No, you can’t toss the Essential in your curbside bin. But 75 percent of it can be broken down at the brand’s factory.

They’re almost never waterproof, and not as warm as other jackets. Why bother?

The brand took its time entering the super-shoe race, but its new, responsive model for marathoners was worth the wait

A recent climate commitment pledge among leading cycling brands conjured an unexpected feeling in our Bike Snob columnist—empathy

The company’s first try took forever to release and wasn’t perfect. Will the new system live up to the hype?

Starlink promises to bring high-speed internet to rural and remote areas currently underserved by wired internet. Naturally, we had to test it.

Should you leave your store unattended? One daring outdoor clothing brand says the practice has boosted trust—and sales.

A look back at the inspiring history of one of the nation’s most iconic independent gear shops on the eve of its 50th anniversary

This small but mighty Washington-based apparel brand wants to change your mind about what a mountain biker looks like

Eco-conscious shopping is hard. Here’s what you need to know about the ten most common standards

The Speedland SL:PDX might just change how runners think about their equipment

A disruptive startup is poised to rewrite the definition of performance apparel

The company’s newest flagship timepiece promises astounding battery life as well as efficient solar charging, and it comes with a flashlight

The Bowhead Reach is designed to help those who can’t walk access mountain-bike trails

Gaia Topo lets you download an entire state map in a matter of minutes without hogging your phone’s precious storage space