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Save on hiking and camping equipment with Amazon’s biggest sale of the year

It took me months of cold, scary failure to learn how to roll my boat in the open ocean. The effort taught me that barriers to outdoor proficiency, no matter how daunting, can be overcome if you don’t give up.

If you want a swath of stunning wilderness all to yourself, book a trip to Lake Clark, says our 62 Parks columnist of the 37th stop on her quest to visit all the parks in the U.S.

Join L. Blount as she pushes her boundaries and tries an Oru Kayak for her first time

Plan a trip to this Alaskan treasure to explore vast glaciers and to see huge whales and a diverse array of other fauna, says our 62 Parks columnist about the 35th stop on her quest to see every U.S. national park

Stowable craft that can handle whatever the water deals you

Escape the crowds with a self-supported weekend paddle

With cruise traffic set to be at an all-time low this summer, you’ll be able to have the 49th state all to yourself

Traveling with your pod? Buy out these places for private stays.

The Platypus GravityWorks 4.0 is the best filter of its kind

Grant Horton and Michael Stevens take on a seemingly pleasant journey around Washington D.C. only to be hit with many environmental hurdles.

Make the most of the warm days with these river and lake essentials

Chile's Rio Claro is a beautiful stretch of water, some sections of which are only accessible by kayak

On a solo expedition in the Himalayas, whitewater paddler Nouria Newman nearly drowned—then found her purpose

Wade Holland teams up with pro kayaker Brad Ludden​​​​​​​ to share hilarious tips on how to train for the spring runoff—without leaving home

Anna Levesque uses yoga to slow down and fight self-doubt

These kayak, sailboat, and yacht itineraries have all the makings of a post-pandemic remedy: wide-open space and time with friends

So-called "flush drownings" lack an obvious cause like getting trapped underwater. Researchers now believe water temperature is a key factor.

The Mexico of your dreams still exists at the hiking and mountain-biking playground of Rancho Cacachilas

Don't let your insecurities stand in the way of what you want to do

With a résumé full of wins at kayaking's most prestigious competitions and historic first descents of the planet's deadliest whitewater, Nouria Newman is considered one of the greatest paddlers around. So why can't she turn her passion into a sustainable career?

A week of running rivers around Voss, Norway, with French kayaking sensation Nouria Newman and her buddies

Adventures take a lot of planning. But what if all that stress means you don't go at all?

New Zealand's South Island is undoubtedly one of the world's most beautiful places, where golden beaches and dense rainforests border the snow-capped Southern Alps and adventures are endless. But for those of us who can't pick up and move to Christchurch, here's a definitive guide on how to make the most of your time there.

Mexico's 775-mile-long Baja Peninsula is a magnet for travelers in search of their own arid slice of adventure paradise. From surfing to mountain biking to beach lounging, here's how to get off the beaten path and do it right.

Extend that layover—these megacities have plenty of outdoor activities within an hour or two of downtown

These shorts are a summertime staple for editorial assistant Claire Hyman. The quick-drying, DWR-coated fabric is ideal for paddle sessions, sweaty bike rides, and lazy days at the beach. There’s nothing subtle about the look of these shorts, and that’s why we love them.

The 'Long River Home' follows three kayakers as they overcome challenges while navigating through the Grand Canyon

Two Outside gear editors go head to head in a contest to see who can set up the new Oru Inlet kayak fastest

Expedition kayaker Scott Lindgren knocked off first descents of the most remote and dangerous rivers on earth, from the Himalayas to the Sierra. He paddled with an aggro attitude and saw weakness as an unforgivable trait in himself and others. But when a brain tumor started to derail his athletic performance and threaten his life, everything changed.

Use the best open space NYC has to offer: the water

'Wild Olympics' is a tribute to the pristine rivers of Washington's Olympic Peninsula

In 2018, New Zealand–based photographer Mike Dawson and his two kayaking partners dodged crocodiles, land mines, and torrential rains to paddle wild rivers in a remote corner of Africa

From We Are Hungry Productions and NRS, 'The River's Call' documents a whitewater kayaking adventure on the Apurímac River in Peru

Sea kayaker Pa Arding has suffered two traumatic injuries, but 'Looking Out' shows how she uplifts herself and those around her

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