Design and Tech


For when an evening hike turns into a 20-mile epic

Buy equipment you don't have to feel guilty about using.

Three boldly versatile boards for managing the most variable conditions

Buying new skis this year? Lucky you. We tested the latest designs, and these came out on top—so shop wisely.

Line's inspired ski looks as good as it rides.

The company is growing up fast—and it's not all about action sports anymore.

It's still possible to be what you wanted to be when you were a kid.

Five business icons share how they flipped the switch on their careers—and how you can follow in their footsteps.

It started with a salsa bowl, some cheap Australian sunglasses, and a little help from Kickstarter. Now, Sunski is making waves—and its founders are living the dream.

An eight-step plan for rebooting your career and finding a job that you love.

There are thousands of outdoor apps to download, but few that will get you where you need to go. These four rules will help you choose the right one.

After years of struggle, the American racing legend returns with a USA-built steel road bike.

We tested GoPro's latest action camera in the waters of New Zealand—and found out that it's as much of a game changer as the rumors have led you to believe

Own Reese Witherspoon’s Hollywood-ready hiking boots.

The $66,000 “Dark Knight” of watches

These wearable tech fitness-tracking tees go way beyond the wrist.

A smart probe that crowdsources snowpack data to tell you where it's safe to ski.

New gear, featuring better mounting, portability, and durability, to capture your most epic days

The Japanese component manufacturer brings electronic shifting to mountain bikes.

An adventure bike that's ready for any terrain

A taillight-camera combo warns traffic of your presence—and records them if they end up getting too close.

Unlike so many of its competitors, the ST2 is a purpose-made e-bike with next-gen features.

The hardware was mostly predictable, but the software could transform workout data

Why the Internet is turning photography on its side

The #vanlife guru settles down in a treehouse-skatepark complex.

Have rolling ModHaus mobile home, will travel.

Crying babies, endless delays, and that one aggressive seat-kicker are almost inevitable travel companions. Doesn't mean you can't have a nice journey: savvy packing will keep you collected and calm. We can't promise the same for the new parents across the aisle.

Ditching gas from the chainsaw equation never felt so good

The age of the wired workout has come—and gone. The latest round of wearables break free of the beta gear's wires, batteries, and inaccurate measurements to finally usher in a fitness revolution.

European resorts are pushing battery-powered trail machines hard. Can they override traditional mountain biking culture?

And all I got was this lousy online article

When it comes to staying safe and enjoying great views, rooftop tents are the way to go.

Though it’s a cross-country racer by the numbers, this lightweight machine rides more like a trail bike.

Starting today, drones are banned in all national parks. Where’s next?

A new global racing series aims to make the electric car cool.

A lens so sharp, you won't leave home without it.

We combed through the coolest products at Outdoor Retailer 2014 to bring you these six items—all of which cost $35 or less.

Diamondback jumps into the enduro game with a flashy 27.5 machine

More gear companies are making running sunglasses that are both stylish and functional—to improve your vision and your PR

A funky design taken from humpback whales

This small gadget transforms what it means to communicate off-the-grid

The most impressive smart watch we've seen yet

A breakthrough combination of extreme rocker and attention to detail

A tent that provides all the light you need

We've got the Vanagon packed, but where and how should we unload it for a picture-perfect base camp?

Get the surf shot you’ve been dreaming of.

Creating a food journal to help you lose weight just got a helluva lot easier.

A seaside retreat that's all grace and good views.

Tech to ensure you thrive on the sand and in the water this summer.

Wind power may have faded as an energy alternative, but a Google-backed startup is poised to revive the industry.

Summer's best timepieces play hard, no matter what you throw at them.

In praise of summer’s original combo deal: clear tunes and swimming holes.

And the solar technology that could lead to a new era of self-powered gear—and the end of our energy dependency.

Redesigning the backcountry shelter

Spend the summer nesting at the Tree Sparrow House in Cornwall

Rediscover the open road with one of these four innovative campers.

Adventure road bikes are in, ‘cross bikes are still trending, disc brakes are coming to road bikes, and 26-inch-wheels are dying.

Designers are using inflatable technology to make products—from the ultimate commuter helmet to airy insulation—lighter, safer, and more portable.

This is what happens when a group of Finnish architects jumps on the tiny-home bandwagon.

The Slimline II isn’t your average roof rack. Rather, it’s a multifunction platform with more accessories than you’ll know what to do with.

Planning to ride your bike across the country? Leave the traditional tent at home.

The sun's shining, the days are long, the crowds are hungry—is there any reason every meal shouldn't be prepared and enjoyed outdoors?

A made-in-America longboard to keep you rolling proud

Virtual reality is just for gamers. But augmented reality—a new wearable technology—could revolutionize how we train for sports, making athletes faster, better, and more precise.

Guess what? The grid is expanding and we predict in the next five years, you won't be able to unplug—even in the backcountry.

Architectural firm Bureau Bernaskoni went against the grain when it designed this no-frills Russian getaway.

Or is this $280,000 splurge the ultimate off-road rolling home?

Nearly unlimited transit and trail data is coming to an app near you. And whether you're seeking singletrack or chasing a commuter train, that's a very big deal.

In a desperate measure to burn surfeit calories, men and women have rushed to stuff their jiggly bits into resistance pants. But can clothing really make a workout any better?

The first time I put on a pair of Spy Discords with the Happy Lens technology, I was blown away by the sharp optical clarity and how well the shades protected my eyes. But do these lenses actually make you happier, as the name would suggest? Sort of. Before…

Depending on the school of thought you’re following, meditation can be practiced in a number of ways—sitting cross-legged in a dark room, while on a long run, or even on a crowded bus with the help of a smartphone app and a pair of headphones. In general, though,…

That’s right. The future of adventure filmmaking lies in 360-degree video footage, at least according to a handful of ambitious inventors.

How to design an energy-efficient getaway in the most remote places on the planet.

From camping expeditions to solo summit attempts, these six items could save your life in the backcountry. At the very least, they’ll make you sleep better at night.

We’re as excited about the proposal to develop solar roadways as anyone. The only problem? They won’t work.

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