First Look


The latest

Archive

First Nations mountain bikers are discovering that good flow and cash flow are one and the same when you’ve got some of the world’s gnarliest trails

Introducing the 42-pound future of skateboarding, Fox Rio

A marathon swimmer's reenactment transports theatergoers to the middle of the Florida Straits

The Swedish car company has partnered with outdoor gear maker POC to make helmets that communicate with cars. The goal: to end collisions between bikes and drivers.

For those who like their coffee strong and their appliances even stronger

For one young chief, protecting his people means embracing ecotourism.

Who says you have to chose between land or water?

And all I got was this lousy online article

Think you're ready for the world's longest stand-up paddleboard race? We'll be the judge.

Nathan’s Zeal race vest packs a lot of hydration into one small, efficient must-have.

A new documentary chronicles one couple's summer project: building a 124-square-foot home and downsizing their lives to fit.

Despite the republic's best efforts to modernize, its legacy of trade and cultural expansion still lingers three centuries later

Diamondback jumps into the enduro game with a flashy 27.5 machine

People have been trying to build a better bike almost as long as people have been trying to build a better mousetrap. With the Denny, that quest may be over—at least when it comes to urban commuting.

Booze from the only country in the world that measures its progress by Gross Domestic Happiness.

Procrastinators are about to get the last laugh. Turns out you can save 10 to 40 percent if you book a hotel at the last minute through an app.

The Colorado brand says its newfangled suspension is even better than its previous excellent iteration.

Cycling isn't always spectator-friendly. But the UCI's decision to allow on-the-bike cameras at the Tour de France might just change how you view the sport.

1,800 CrossFit gyms already offer programs for kids. Should they?

A jacket that can handle the trail but looks tailored enough for a dinner in Aspen—and is 100 percent American? We'll take three.

I want to explore the best of what nature has to offer. Where can I find some up-and-coming ecotourism sites?

Top shoe brands are racing to enter the super-cushioned fray. We review 2014’s corpulent shoe crop.

11 questions you’re too embarrassed to ask about cycling’s most famous race.

The roomiest, sturdiest, and most stylish hanging nests of the year

Redesigning the backcountry shelter

Five wild mountain ranges. Hundreds of miles of trails. Zero crowds. That’s what awaits visitors at the country’s newest Naitonal Monument in New Mexico. Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks consists of four separate patches of the Chihuahuan Desert surrounding Las Cruces in southern New Mexico. Encompassing a half-million acres…

Finally, an aero road helmet that doesn’t look ridiculous.

There's a new brand in town. Does its dehydrated food stack up to—or shrivel before—its rivals?

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.

Behold the biggest—and possibly the best—long-travel 29er we’ve ever tried.

Seven men want to share a few thousand pieces of gear with the world. And they need your help.

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?

Three entrepreneurs envision a future of shared outdoor equipment. And while the project is barely off the ground, their idea could change how we buy and sell gear.

A growing number of trail runners are finding a new way to test themselves—without race fees, bibs, or finish line chutes—in search of virgin trail and new course records.

How do you make a fat bike better? Put it on a diet, naturally.

James Prosek's beautiful fascination with ocean fish

Fitness magnate Bahram Akradi is buying up some of the most beloved endurance events in the country—and he has plans to improve them. So what's everybody afraid of?

Surfer Mark Visser has a can’t-miss formula for becoming cable’s next action hero: crazy stunts, against-the-odds luck, and a growing Internet fan base. So why isn’t it working?

See the archive