The Flip 30 is smaller than your smartphone, but it has the juice to recharge your device up to three times. Plus, the USB is compatible with phones, cameras, and solar panels.
As we begin a critical new decade for the environment, we need to look toward the light
Researchers deploy machine learning to match running styles to the risk of different types of injury
Because going back to the work after the holidays is hard enough already
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A step up in waterproof-breathable performance
Give an old tent new life with these at-home fixes
Scientists turn to high-tech solutions to protect a threatened population
Hyperice’s massage ball was one of our favorite pieces of running tech in our 2017 Summer Buyer’s Guide. This mini massage ball has the same three muscle-melting vibration settings as the regular version, but in a more travel-ready size. Pull it out after a long flight to relieve stiff…
The technology hasn't gotten anywhere close to the early hype—and I'm fine with that
Like an old friend, this stick of personal lubricant is always there when you need it, through the good times and the really awkward ones
Nothing puts a damper on a vacation like losing your wallet, laptop, or luggage. This technology will help you keep track of what's most important.
The RadWagon is useful and efficient, and my daughter loves it
This battery is just four inches long and weighs less than three ounces. It only has one USB port but carries 3,350 mAh of power that will charge your phone once on the fly.
These new training apps can craft customized routines based on your past performance. It’s almost like having an automated personal trainer.
Sometimes smartphone cameras don’t cut it. Upgrade that special mother in your life to the Coolpix B600, which features 60x optical zoom, full HD video, and built-in WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity for sharing photos. The controls are simple, so she can get shooting right out of the box.
If you’re looking for a pair of water-resistant headphones on a budget, look into the Fit line from Plantronics, which has everything from burly over-ear models to true wireless buds. We like the the 350’s security, six hours of play time, and sweatproof IPX5 rating. Just don’t take them swimming.
If you spend much time in the water, you’ll need a “SwiMP3”—a waterproof set of headphones with an MP3 player that straps to the back of your head. The Finis Duo is fully submersible down to nine feet, has four gigabytes of storage (enough for 1,000 songs), and uses bone-conduction…
Waterproof, dustproof, and buoyant, the No Bounds speaker was one of our favorite pieces of waterproof gear in our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide. Plus, the speaker has a 10-hour battery life so you can play music all day without worrying about running out of juice.
A researcher thinks we may be able to recycle beer waste into a powerful algae-fighting tool
The new Ford Mustang Mach-E promises an electric SUV for the masses
The founder of the industry's biggest ski show is acquiring public-facing expos in Denver and Boston
Tech shaming has made us believe that the outdoor experience has to be pure or nothing. Here's why you should absolve your guilt about using your gadgets in nature.
“For avid cyclists who value training and metrics, a dedicated cycling computer such as the Garmin Edge 1030 is a no-brainer,” our columnist wrote. With top-notch mapping, data tracking, and up to a 20-hour battery life, the Edge 1030 is what you want for long (three+ hours) bike rides.
Biotech company Elysium Health just released an at-home DNA test that—supposedly—will tell you how well (or poorly) you're aging
Last week the two companies signed an acquisition deal. Does this mean we'll see a Google smartwatch soon?
Backed by billionaire philanthropists and Silicon Valley venture capitalists, a wave of entrepreneurs are developing high-tech, low-cost technologies to probe the watery realms we still barely understand. Are the oceans finally getting their moon-shot moment?
A new electric-motorcycle company is raising the off-road standard
Following a breakthrough in shoe design, the IAAF might have to start regulating footwear. We asked the best runners in the world for their two cents.
From green trucks and biodegradable garments to thinner and warmer wetsuits and on-demand insurance for athletes
A monthly payment may be scary, but, man, it feels worth it when your loved one gets into a crash
All you need to charge your phone and cook a camp meal are some sticks—not gas canisters—that’s the beauty of the Campstove 2. It features a 10,000 BTU burner that runs thermal energy generated by a small fire. The heat produced also feeds the on-board 2,600 mAh battery, which can…
John Plant created a huge following on his channel, Primitive Technology, by making silent videos of himself fashioning tools and erecting shelters with just what he finds in nature. Now he's releasing a book so his fans can join in.
A vehicle to take from the grocery store to the trailhead
Over the past decade, athletes, coaches, and researchers have been seduced by the performance-boosting promises of brain stimulation. On a ride-and-zap-your-brain-like-the-pros tour through the Alps, Alex Hutchinson wonders whether it really works—and whether we want it to.
A new app that connects to your iPhone's pedometer will track your progress on the AT as if you were thru-hiking with 2,000 other people
Smartwool's new Intraknit range breathes as well as it insulates, thanks to a green new manufacturing technology
If you cheat in a virtual bike race, should you suffer IRL consequences?
Smart devices that track everything you do
Turns out performance and eco-friendliness can play nice together
Train naked. Or wear a panda suit if you want—it’s your house!
Maybe not in our hearts, but certainly in our brains. Plus, they can make you love the indoors far too much—which is why there’s now a full-fledged, woodsy rehab center for joystick addicts who need a soothing pathway back to a normal life.
The once idyllic coastal area of California has been besieged by tourists, and residents worry that lasting environmental damage is being done. But how can you tell visitors not to come when tourism supports so many? One local, Josh Marcus, looks for solutions.
With its impressive new 29er, one brand is increasing its commitment to women's rides
We're living in a new era of sun protection
Bike technology has gotten really, really good. So how do you pick your next bike in an age of overwhelming choice?
The author of 'Digital Minimalism' explains how you can maximize your free time
Gear editor Jeremy Rellosa talks us through his two-week test of blue-light-filtering glasses
The Blumenthal Force Grill will convert even the most diehard charcoal purists
Goodbye, shaky footage. Outside contributor Brent Rose praised the Hero7 Black for its superb image stabilization. “It handles small bumps much better [than the Hero6] and does a killer job of eliminating vibration,” Rose writes. “The footage is certainly smoother and easier on the eyes (and the…
High-end electric roadies are cool, but they won't reverse cycling's decline. What will? Affordable, urban-oriented models.
From troubleshooting an active engine light to naming that mountain in the distance, download these tools for a fun, stress-free road trip
Katie Boué started practicing No Social Sundays and reclaimed her time
The company took an overlooked piece of gear and made it significantly more useful
The new iPhone is an even better camera for people who want to adventure outside
In a controversial move, the secretary of the interior recently decreed that motorized bikes should be allowed anywhere that standard bikes are permitted. How this will work is still being sorted out, but the world of pedal-assist riding is about to really open up.
Getting the most out of your beloved Apple gadget doesn't have to be costly. Upgrade your devices with these affordable tools.
To date, Hipcamp has raised over $41 million in funding, making it the largest online camping marketplace
He's literally tested hundreds of hats, and this is his go-to
And climate change at the same time
A professional videographer shares his years of knowledge on how to make sure your devices arrive in one piece
Thanks to drone footage, we now know how often sharks are close to us in the ocean
This has a battery capacity of 1,425 watt-hours and the ability to power everything from your mini fridge to your laptop and camera. It’s incredibly easy to use (there’s an app to control it with your phone and a screen that will give you the estimated run time) and has…
The Versa’s simple interface allows users to track their heart rate and sleep quality, while boasting 15 exercise modes. The sleek design of the watch face doesn’t look bulky, like most sport watches. We included the Versa in our roundup of The Best Wearable Tech of 2019.
These ubiquitous and inexpensive bikes are oft-maligned—but when it comes to accessibility, they win
We featured the Rylo in our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide as one of the best action cameras. “Rylo’s dual-lens camera shoots video in 360 degrees, so you get everything,” our tester wrote. After you’re done shooting, the easy-to-use app lets to choose the best footage for your clip.
We tested three new kicks that incorporate the controversial feature
Four authors on paying attention, savoring silence, getting off the grid, and living peaceably with technology
NASA picked the Omega Speedmaster for the Apollo missions. It can surely handle your weekend adventures.
The new program, called Kurbo, could encourage dangerous habits for young people
A pair of presentations explore the biomechanics of the controversial shoe, and whether it wards off marathon-induced muscle damage
Living out of your car doesn’t mean you need to rough it. Here’s the gear worth splurging on to up your glamping game.
Cycling's international governing body is busy going through the motions of looking for cheating riders, but what if it just looked for the motors?
The Miami Murals project is adding an interactive digital layer to a series of climate-focused public art in a mural-crazy city
One pair to (mostly) rule them all
The Salt Lake City–based gear company is laying off 70 employees as it shifts its domestic factory to an assembly-only plant
One company thinks it can solve the global algae crisis by making sneakers from sludge