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Looking for a mountain bike that won't break the bank? Here are five great options that can handle a wide range of terrain.

The products that let us get outside in the summer heat

I’ve tried dozens of hot-weather tops, shorts, glasses, and hats over the years. Here are my favorites.

A classic performance training shoe gets rejuvenated, and we find it delivers a versatile, smooth, quick-rolling ride

Ten products we used to get outside last month

Here’s a look at the gear, tech, media, and general miscellany our Outside Run editors loved last month

A brisk journey to determine the top products in our Hike and Camp category

These were the products we couldn't wait to test

A collaboration between Sitka Gear and the James Brand combines the finesse of a chef’s knife with durability in camp

Swiss company Bold houses the shock inside the frame of their futuristic new enduro bike. Naturally, we had to test it out.

Spoil your mother figures with gear that will make their outdoor adventures more fun

Charm him with these delightful gear upgrades

Science has proven the performance benefits of caffeine, but companies are now using coffee grounds in running apparel. Here’s the scoop.

The Mountain Hardwear Kor Airshell Warm is our tester’s new favorite layer

Usually, I ignore Instagram’s advertisements—but it’s getting harder and harder to. So I decided to put the app’s algorithm to the test.

These items make it easy to get out before work for some much-needed, quiet contemplation.

In the market for a new, very capable all-round mountain bike? One of these five options might do the trick.

When it comes to whipping up delicious meals, we have opinions

Columnist Eben Weiss explains how the Woom NOW cargo bike overcomes the hurdles kids face in the commute to and from the classroom

We've rounded up some early holiday discounts for outdoor chefs and entertainers

A good pair of socks and a quality shirt will help you run more–and do it more comfortably

Find out what tweaks Santa Cruz made to this cult classic

What we used to hit our summer stride

Simple application, nongreasy formula, and a light scent are a winning combination

An ideal ski for beginners to gain confidence on hardpack and corduroy

An easy-skiing option for all levels, especially newer or casual skiers

A beefy ski with stability and power for strong intermediates and up

A dialed groomer ski that excels in short to medium turns

A true frontside ski made for all levels of skiers to improve their carving prowess

Super-stable planks for strong skiers who know how to steer a ski

A ski that likes to stay on-piste for skiers who like to do the same

Truly a ski for everyone, in all conditions, wherever you ski

Not just for carving, this all-mountain ski can do it all

This year’s category winner makes everyone who skis it feel like a star

Everything one cyclist packed for a blistering, long-distance pedal

The Cannondale Topstone Carbon 1 RLE is a gravel bike for mountain bikers who like to ride roads

Whether you’re hiking or heading to the beach, these six items will keep you protected from UV rays

They’re 1,706 miles in and this is what they like most

You’ll be shocked to hear we were outside

An unscientific journey to test Spy's new Discord shades

Dads come in all varieties. One of Outside’s gear dads has the perfect Father’s Day gift idea for each.

Jorts, Hawaiian shirts, sandals—we’re frolicking

Our sibling titles Pinkbike and Beta teamed up for a value-oriented field test in Tucson, Arizona. Here are the results.

Hey, spring, didn’t see you there

Our first impressions put it right up there with the best offerings from this beloved purveyor of cushy runners

We want to be the best outdoor gear resource on the planet. Help us get there.

The wait for winter is over. Here’s the gear that helped our editors stay warm, festive, and active over the holidays.

Perfect for gifting—or treating yourself in the new year

November usually means the onset of winter, but much of the country is experiencing dry and unseasonably warm weather. Here’s what Outside editors have been using to pass the time until snow season.

Consumer-direct Fezzari challenges the big brands with this mountain-bike-inspired gravel racer that’s best on rough roads and trails

He’s tested them, now they’re on sale

After upgrading his medicine cabinet, one Outside editor credits the Superberry Overnight Mask with his biggest skin transformation

Is it the most underrated month of the year?

It’s easy to spot, but hard to avoid

Four times more powerful than a traditional indoor stove, the PowerFlamer is perfect for achieving restaurant-style Chinese dishes in your backyard

Is there a more universally loved month in the outdoor world?

After a particularly rough spring, an Outside editor invested in a Coway Mighty air purifier to help with her asthma. She’s breathing better already—and the rest of her family is, too.

It’s one of the lightest, thinnest adventure-sport watches on the market. Here’s what our editor thought.

This bike is a big alloy coil-sprung 29er for those who don’t like big alloy coil-sprung 29ers (and also for those who do, too)

With an innovative hipbelt and pockets (almost) everywhere I need them, this backpack is a quiver killer for multiday treks

Versatility is the name of the game with these yet to be released items

Our Outdoor Retailer Gear of Show picks are all items that make life outside easier

The Flying Cloud 30FB Office oozes quality, but it’s not immune to the bumps in the road

The Metolius anchor draw held up surprisingly well in our field testing