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Between sun, water, sand, and wind, river trips are hard on the skin. Here are six packable essentials to protect you from the elements.

All the essentials for crushing long days on the trail

The Fenix 6 is the ideal companion for folks that are serious about training. That’s why we think it makes a great tech gift. It “has the same bells and whistles as its predecessors, but features a larger display, a pacing mode that’s great for runners, and over 2,000…

A DIY almond—or cashew, or sunflower—spread should be a staple in any kitchen

The $50 Leatherman Bond is a throwback to the company’s original Pocket Survival Tool

Five clever field repairs that can salvage your day out on the trails

Bringing order to parental chaos is an uphill battle, but these products can help

Contributor Andrew Skurka tested Zoleo’s Satellite Communicator last year, and he liked how it measured up to the competition: “It’s priced, constructed, and engineered well, and it provides a significantly improved messaging experience for both the user and their contacts,” he wrote.

Gourmet meals on the road start with the right ingredients and prep

Your ticket to trout-filled waters

Cultivate calm with these home-studio essentials

Cast in comfort, even on the hottest days and most remote streams

Relax hard so you can adventure harder

Cook naturally with these open-flame barbecues

The carvers and gadgets for every task that needs cutting

Equip your best friend for camping out

What you need for pushing hard and feeling good afterward

What you need for pushing hard and feeling good afterward

Devices for passing the toughest training milestones

We featured this 3.4-ounce headlamp in our 2020 Summer Buyer’s Guide for its plethora of features. “[Its] spot- and floodlight modes can work in tandem,” wrote tester Will Palmer. “The ­resulting 1,400 lumens are like turning on your car’s high beams.”…

If you’re looking for a reliable running and backpacking headlamp on a budget, the FL1R is a solid choice. It weighs just 1.1 ounces and has a 2.5-hour run time on its highest setting. “It sheds mellow rain, has a red-light setting, and feels secure (but barely there) as you…

It’s going to be another crazy year for bike shops. Get ahead of it to ensure your ride is ready to go.

Keep an eye on anything, pretty much anywhere, for just $150

An avalanche is every backcountry adventurer’s worst nightmare. Know what to do with your beacon in case the worst happens.

How to stay fueled and warm on the slopes without looking like a total nerd

Need to add knot-tying skills to your life but don’t know where to start? Follow along with professional tree climber Waldo Etherington.

This box has a locking lid, and it stacks on top of other Wolf Packs. At 20”x 16”, we found it small enough to stack four of these in the back of a 4Runner, or strap two to the roof rack. But it’s still big enough to hold miscellaneous gear…

Six items that keep me self-sufficient while traveling

Small enough to keep in your pocket, these notebooks are inconspicuous companions for your next adventure. Keep track of your New Year’s resolutions, or just your grocery list––totally up to you.

Like the LifeStraw, MSR’s TrailShot lets you drink straight from the source, but it’s also good for filling a water bottle. Drop the long straw in the stream and squeeze the hand pump to get the magic started. It works fast, treating a liter of water in 30 seconds.

After a summer of testing, here are our favorite tools

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