Hiking and Backpacking
Sun hoodies are the multi-tool of the hiker’s wardrobe, but they often get gross, fast. Not Coalatree’s new Suray.
The results, however hilarious, remind us how hikers destigmatize the body
Joe “Kanga” Harvey was last seen heading toward the Connecticut River, where his body was later retrieved
The veteran hiker takes us through his three-day attempt, which saw him battle bladder problems and extreme exhaustion
The Granite State has the right to bill hikers for the cost of their rescue, if officials deem them to be reckless in the outdoors
Each year, Big City Mountaineers changes thousands of kids’ lives by bringing them on their first outdoor adventures. You can make it happen for another.
People keep falling into outdoor latrines while rescuing lost phones. Our editors list the belongings they would fish out of an outdoor crapper—and which ones they’d leave behind.
Ditch the daypack and never go back
Lessons learned during a stroll through London’s narrow streets and soaring parks
There’s a reason a strenuous outing makes you desire a greasy mound of meat: it has a lot of what your body needs
Ten years after the publication of ‘Wild,’ the beloved author shares her thoughts on the haters who thought she was unprepared, the transformative power of doing big things, and where Monster is now
On Thursday, they finished the last leg of the triple crown, but they’re not done yet
When the celebrated singer-songwriter moved to this adventure hub nearly ten years ago, she instantly fell in love with the small-town feel and surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. Here are her tips for where to hike, grab a meal, and go dancing afterward.
Want to hike without crowds? See jaw-dropping vistas without torching your quads? Check out these dayhikes and backpacks.
Slawek Kalkraut and Krzysztof “Kris” Szymanski, also known as Men with the Pot, have millions of likes on TikTok—and a new cookbook
They’re 1,706 miles in and this is what they like most
Trying to wrap your head around the depth of the rapidly expanding pit in South America? We’ve broken it down in terms our readers understand—like fly rods, climbing ropes, and breakfast burritos.
From local favorites to tourist must-dos, these trails are the best of America's Finest City
Driven by closures and new parking rules, Colorado’s highest peaks saw a precipitous drop in hiker visits from 2020 to 2021
“Um, don’t do drugs kids (and don’t start spiders on fire during a drought),” Utah governor Spencer Cox tweeted Tuesday
How people get lost (and found) in the outdoors
Is the PürTrek pole-filter mashup a brilliant idea or a Frankensteinian mess?
How a satellite communicator helps me tamp down panic in the wilderness
Put down those soggy, freeze-dried go-to’s and dig into these delicious recs from Outside staffers
And what to do when your girlfriend won't hike with you but plans to hit the trails with her friend
From family-friendly hikes to deep-wilderness paddling trips, Maine has it all.
An unidentified hiker went missing in California while retracing the footsteps of Jonathan Gerrish and Ellen Chung, who died with their one-year-old daughter of heat exposure and dehydration in 2021
You've spent ages preparing for a trip, but now it's right around the corner and you're having second thoughts
Scott Benerofe finished a rare and daunting southbound winter thru-hike of the AT. His self-proclaimed normalcy about the endeavor suggests such treks might not stay so rare for long.
Weight-loss discussion in outdoor forums can inadvertently reinforce the idea that there's a "correct" kind of outdoors body. What should you post about where?
Outside’s ethics guru weighs in on the Great Outdoors Music Debate
You don’t need to “get in shape” to enjoy hiking season. Here’s how to savor it from the start.
Here are the nine pieces from the 2022 Summer Gear Guide that our gear editors are obsessing over
Perfect for cold nights in the backcountry, the Stoic Groundwork 0 Degree Sleeping Bag will keep you warm and dry, thanks to the synthetic down filling. The 20D mini ripstop nylon and DWR finish makes this bag extra durable. It was one of our go-to sleeping bags in 2021.
Perfect for the on-the-go adventurer, these portable products make sunscreen application—and reapplication—easy
Regularly praised as one of our favorite backpacking stoves, the Jetboil MiniMo is a shorter, wider version of their famed Flash stove. The MiniMo still holds a liter of water and reaches a boil in under 3 minutes. Plus, weighing in at under a pound and measuring at 5×6…
We love a piece of high-performing, multi-functional gear. One of our editors calls these shoes “close to perfect.” Thanks to the stretchy, breathable uppers, wide toe box, and treaded rubber outsole, these shoes “sit at the intersection between a runner, a travel slipper, a water shoe, and a low-cut…
The latest pieces of clothing and knowledge that’ll help you get the most from this season’s excursions in the backcountry
A lightning-fast water filter makes staying hydrated on the trail easier than ever