We travel along with Ed Knight to understand what it means to put food on your table and put back what you don’t need
How to buy your first bike, grill, paddleboard, sleeping pad, and more
Six accessories to get your entire crew on the water
Inflatable SUPs are getting even better
Plastic Tides, a nonprofit based in Bermuda, uses paddleboards to enlighten and inspire kids to move toward a plastic-free future
Seven pieces that offer sun protection, breathability, and waterproofing—on and off the river
Surf, glide, and explore
Versatility that plays nice in small spaces
Welcome to a gearhead's paradise: Demo Day at the 2019 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market
A space-age-looking inflatable with versatility to spare leads this year’s picks
An assortment of oars to take you where you want to go
Boards, apparel, and accessories for all kinds of watery pursuits
Forget functional fitness. If you want to run whitewater on a SUP, you need focused fitness.
After a summer of testing, these four SUPs came out on top
‘Big World’ shares the journey of father-son duo David Morton and his son Thorne paddling the Karnali and Bheri rivers in Nepal.
Versatility is the name of the game
Swap ice and cold for sand and sun
In our ongoing Weekly Escape series, we aim to transport you from your desk to an incredible place in two minutes or less
This Giant SUP Holds Up To 10 People
Astral's high-performance Layla is specifically designed for big-breasted paddlers
When photographer David Gonzales Buendia learned that the expedition sailing ship Barba was looking for a resident photographer he was all aboard.
Or so it seems. The 24-year-old from Hawaii is a multiple-time world champion of stand-up paddling, a dominant wind- and kitesurfer, and one of the most fearless big-wave riders on the planet. His combination of talents would seem impossible if he didn’t make it all look so easy.
Luckily for you, these involve no slot machines—only glassy waters for paddling and natural playgrounds for climbing
Grab a wetsuit and a paddleboard, and hit the little-visited lakes on the park's western edge
The weapons in the arsenals of this year's athletes
Why didn’t someone think of this sooner?
Get wet. Go long. Have fun.
For Lorenzo and Patti Diaz, paddleboarding the waterways along San Diego county's coastline evolved from a recreational pursuit into an environmental one when they began collecting marine debris. From tires to hypodermic needles, the trash the couple found shocked them into action, and they began organizing regular cleanups with other paddleboarders. In 2015,…
The 15-year-old paddling champ is focused, driven, and ready to revolutionize a sport on the brink of the mainstream
Two days in the city should be enough to convince you to make the move
SUP: Short for stand-up paddle-board, a stable floating platform that combines the cool of surfing with the practicality of a spin workout.
SUPs are a great way to explore your nearest lake or coastline. Just don’t get caught off guard when the tides change.
Paddleboarding keeps getting bigger—and the SUPs keep getting better. Here are three of the most versatile new models. Plus, smart tools for discerning paddlers.
You know how much the ladies in your life have done for you. Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show them all they do hasn’t gone unnoticed.
A self-inflating SUP that offers extra zip
Endurance athletes, thrill seekers, and the yoga set have all fallen for stand-up paddleboarding. Find your perfect match.
A portable sound system built for the demands of the outdoors
A handful of years ago Rachel Brathen was a cigarette-smoking, rebellious teen in Sweden. Then she moved to Costa Rica, found yoga, booted up Instagram, and became a yoga celebrity—if there is such a thing.
These stripes could keep you from becoming shark bait
Think you're ready for the world's longest stand-up paddleboard race? We'll be the judge.
You don't need an ocean to stand-up paddleboard
Kai Lenny is a 21-year-old hailing from Paia, Hawaii who also happens to be the breakout star of the SUP world, having paddled his way to six world titles.
Jenny Kalmbach, 35, winner of the Battle of the Paddle and the Molokai 2 Oahu, on training and racing technique
Dreaming of screaming rapids, green barrels, or a calm harbor cruise? These are the boards for you.
For some surfers and SUPers, hanging ten is the holy goal—toes on the nose, nothing in front of you but pure green wave. With a nerve disorder threatening to destroy his balance, longtime kook Erik Hedegaard asked a waveriding genius to train him for one last shot.
Tiny adventure tools that prove size doesn't matter
Portable outdoor toys that play big and travel small
Yes, sun hats are one of the most effective ways to prevent skin cancer. But did you know they can also keep the heat from zapping your energy? During my decade as a raft guide, I found I was much more energetic at the end of the day when I…
Budding explorer Sonya Baumstein becomes the first person to SUP across the Bering Strait
When Katie Arnold's girls were big enough to try stand-up paddleboarding on an inflatable SUP, the whole family fell in love with the sport.
Outside reviews the best gear in the Summer 2013 Buyer’s Guide, including the Bic Sport Wing Ace-Tec
A great choice for beginners who want to get their money's worth and use it for touring, surfing and longer expeditions.
With stand-up paddleboarding more popular than ever, surfers—legendary for their sectarianism—have new fuel for their ire
There can be only one super-specific, outdoor sport
What made Katie Heaney feel like a combination of Pocahontas and Jesus Christ? Standing on a board and holding a paddle.
Whitewater on Maine's Kennebec River, single-track in Vermont—these are the Northeast's best-kept adventure secrets
A Q&A with an Outside in Aspen participant
Make the most of the warmer months with these weekend itineraries
What's the best way to keep gear dry when rafting or kayaking?
A newbie-friendly board, a watch that knows the tides, and other essential gear for the paddler on your list.
British adventurer Dave Cornthwaite spent almost three months stand-up paddleboarding the length of the Mississippi River. We break his trip down by the numbers.
The best bays, breaks, lakes, and rivers for learning the world’s fastest growing paddle sport
What looks simple from the shore can easily become chaotic and exhausting in practice. After all, you’re trying to transfer power while maintaining balance on a constantly fluctuating surface. Use these movements to develop the skills you need to paddle efficiently: Split Squat Rotational Chop Why it works: This…
Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including WaveJet's Personal Water Propulsion Pod.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Surftech Marisa Miller Stand-Up Paddleboard.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Dakine Coiled SUP Leash.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the C4 Waterman Bamboo Laminate HD Paddle 8" Blade.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Smith Optics Skyline sunglasses.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the O'Neill Vex shorts.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Roxy Hot Chip rash guard.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Patagonia R1 Reversible Spring Juanita Suit.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Hobie Elite Race standup paddleboard.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the NRS Big Earl kayak.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Walden GSI Epoxy SUP.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Surtech Gerry Lopez Surf Music standup paddleboard.
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