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In a year when record numbers of Americans were changing jobs, these companies attracted top talent with benefits like paid sabbaticals, all-inclusive ski trips, and free health care
Why do I feel so, I don’t know, not that great after I spend a few minutes scrolling through social media?
Whether you want to explore public or private lands, these maps demonstrate landownership lines for the entire U.S.
At trailheads and on city streets, thieves are stealing more gadgets than ever. Here’s my solution for stopping them.
Pursue your favorite activities with color-coded trails in Gaia GPS’s U.S. Forest Service roads and trails layer
This snow rocket was built for fun
Sleek timepieces for every kind of adventure
All your exercise data, simplified
Trick out your own training space
There are five wearables in our print magazine, but several more worth checking out
Thanks to the app’s open diary format, a race is more than just a race—it’s an opportunity for public introspection
If you get lost or injured in the woods these days, aid might come from above—in the form of small-propeller drones that are revolutionizing SAR and saving lives
We’ve all felt that panic when you wander off trail and can’t find your way back. Gaia GPS solves this problem.
As always, Apple found clever ways to improve upon its camera lenses, making the latest iteration increasingly useful for outdoor adventures
A new app called NatureQuant harnesses the latest research to track and rate your time outside. Next up: determining how much you need.
Supersapiens’s new continuous glucose monitor promises to help athletes manage their energy levels. But can it really stave off a bonk?
The popular app promises weight loss without dieting. Then it proposes restrictive eating habits.
In our guide to bike lights, we recommend riding with a minimum of two lights at night: a rear-facing taillight and a headlight. (A front-facing one that emits at least 1,000 lumens is a solid choice—columnist Graham Averill uses the Urban 1000 for winter riding.)
Keeping our devices fully charged in the backcountry is a treat, and the Sherpa 15 is made for that luxury. “This sleek aluminum battery fits in the palm of your hand but holds enough juice to recharge a phone,” wrote tester Janna Irons.
Electric muscle stimulation claims to be a more efficient form of exercise. Here’s how it holds up.
When it comes to safety, training, and exercise, gadgets and apps can’t beat old fashioned consistency and patience
On a backpacking trip through Utah’s Buckskin Gulch with ultralight gear legend Glen Van Peski, our writer learns about the Crotch Pot, an Oscar-winning actor’s anti-snoring technique, and that there’s a whole lot of shit you don’t need when you’re on the trail 1,000 miles from home
The later moon missions didn’t grab as much attention as the first landing in 1969, but they had something very cool on the gear front: the lunar rover, a lightweight go-kart that gave crews unmatched mobility on another world
We’ll be combing the site for the steepest discounts, so you don’t have to
We gave these buds a Gear of the Year award in our 2021 Summer Buyer’s Guide. “What puts these over the top is the extra bass,” wrote tester Will Palmer. “Without crowding out high and midrange notes, the rich, undistorted low-end sound simply makes your music livelier,…
The former Harvard rower is making the most of a six-month sabbatical from his new job at Zwift
We featured the Yeti 150 in our 2016 roundup of road trip essentials. “The 12-pound, toaster-size Yeti 150 offers USB, 12-volt, and AC ports. Wall-charge it before your trip, and connect Goal Zero’s solar panels to keep it humming for days on end,” wrote our tester.
The $50 Leatherman Bond is a throwback to the company’s original Pocket Survival Tool
Though Outside columnist Andrew Skurka loves the Garmin InReach Mini, the device’s bigger and older brother, the Explorer+, offers a few nice features at the cost of size and weight: a bigger color screen, more efficient button layout, better virtual keyboard, and longer-lasting battery.
Not only is it zero emissions, but it can power your home for up to ten days in the event of an infrastructure collapse
Vehicle seats are not designed to resist the force dogs or other cargo create during a crash, endangering not only their lives, but those of human occupants, too
Equipment to help you get lost in the music
Devices for passing the toughest training milestones
Barriers for whatever the atmosphere dishes out
Cook naturally with these open-flame barbecues
The carvers and gadgets for every task that needs cutting
With haulers this featured and well designed, you’ll be ready for anything
Capture your adventures like never before
A bad sleeper tries to train her brain with the help of virtual jellyfish, space-flight simulations, and the URGOnight device
It’s the perfect size to haul around but still packs a big optical punch
These placed first in our test of noise-canceling headphones under $150. “Low-frequency sounds, like road noise and car engines are the things you want to drown out. After listening to all three pairs back-to-back in my truck with the engine running, the Ankers were the clear winner,”…
Spun-out Teslas on snowy roads. Cabins bought for cash, sight unseen. A shoveling disaster. Locals bemoan the pandemic-induced migration of Bay Area residents to the mountains. But there are two sides to the Zoom-town story.
The newly revamped TrainerRoad cycling app uses an advanced algorithm to create training programs custom-tailored to the user. Our writer gave it a go.
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It’s like biathlon, but for geeks
The gap between performance and style has never been wider—or has it?
And here’s how you can do it yourself at home, step-by-step
L. Renee Blount is a designer, a photographer, and an outdoor enthusiast. In this new series, she tries a new activity every month.
The billionaire philanthropist has thrown his wealth at some of the world’s most intractable problems, drawing both praise and criticism along the way. His approach to tackling the climate crisis is no different.
Inundated by text messages, one millennial decided to exclusively converse through this more classic form of communication
Why Apple’s CEO wants to make health and wellness the company’s greatest legacy
Everyone says modern lids are better than ever. But because of outmoded testing and unreliable information, it's never been harder to figure out whether that's true.
MountainFlow Eco-Wax scored thousands of dollars from a powder-slaying investor on the reality-TV show
A revolutionary robotic device is opening up all kinds of new possibilities in the mountains
It's more affordable than the Series 6 and comes with the most important features
An ambitious new project is based on a straightforward and very attainable goal: to help kids spend as much time outdoors as they do in front of screens
2021 the year to get out of your comfort zone. Every season, we’ll challenge you to conquer your fears, embrace uncertainty, and try something new with us. Up first: turn off your phone; it's time to unplug.
Sometimes spending more money gets you measurable value. But there's a point where that stops.
Last winter, when the robotics firm Roam released its latest version of Elevate, a revolutionary exoskeleton promising to boost skiing performance, our writer knew he had to give it a test drive. His analysis: the company's debut product is fun yet flawed—but its vision of a tech-assisted sports future will still blow your mind.
The company's library of studio exercise classes, integrated with on-screen fitness data from your Apple Watch, launches today. Our Sweat Science columnist takes it for a spin.
Concept products push the limits of our creativity but are only helpful when they're grounded in reality
Apple's CEO says technology can help us lead healthier, more balanced lives—but we also need to learn how to ignore our screens
A new generation of futuristic at-home workout solutions—including Mirror, Tonal, and Peloton—were gaining steam even before the pandemic
Over the past two decades, eBird has become the go-to online platform for scientists and hobbyists alike to upload and share bird observations. But it has also transformed the process and etiquette of birding.
When it comes to big purchases like skis and bikes, many of us are punching above or below our weight. Psychology helps explain why.
A pro marathoner looking for a sponsor takes a scientific approach to finding the right match
There are more powerful headlamps out there, but it’s the ultralight design of the 200 that makes it especially intriguing for runners. BioLite ditched its external battery design for a more streamlined design where the light and battery are combined in the front panel, and the brand did it without…
Make sure your exercise lover has what they need to sweat this holiday season
After this year, we can use all the help we can get
There's always the next level
Make their exploits that much better
New technologies and better materials have enabled a few willing brands to make bikes with big wheels and extra-small frames feel nimble and fast
Fast tint shifts, seamless lens changes, and better antifog technology mean you can focus on your line
Speed demons, air addicts, and powder hounds, meet your matches