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Spring comes in like a lion. This gear will help.

The Makita 18V LXT lithium-ion cordless inflator makes traditional pumps a thing of the past

The best gear for staying comfortable and climbing on North America’s tallest mountain

Don’t assume a noise deterrent will save you from a run-in with a wild animal. Do your homework before you head out into the wilderness.

Potatoes, popcorn, paella, and apple crisp—all of these, and more, can be made using a smokeless fire pit

Outside’s gear director, Will Taylor, included the StoneHauler Pro in his roundup of the best winter workout gear. “The padded duffel has a separate cinchable wet-clothes zone within the main compartment, plus backpack straps and a stout side handle,” he wrote.

“Though we’ve tested pricier, more feature-rich watches, we liked the budget-friendly simplicity of the new M2,” wrote our Buyer’s Guide tester. “It provides all the data you want (heart rate, activity tracking, interval timers) without any extraneous, confusing metrics that you don’t need.”…

This quiet, four-speed tool helps ease sore muscles. “It doesn’t come with a lot of frills—there is no carrying case and no extra attachments—but it is a solid piece of machinery that can give you a relatively deep massage,” wrote our tester. “For the majority of people,…

Make sure to order monthly and quarterly boxes with expedited shipping by December 20 to receive your gear by Christmas…

Our Gear Guy called this the best multitool for simple use: “It really hit a sweet spot in terms of extreme tool capability and ease of use,” he wrote. “The screwdriver is particularly impressive: it spans the entire length of the handle (rather than swiveling out of the interior…

We featured the Armbar Cork in our 2020 Summer Buyer’s Guide. “This eight-tool, 3.1-ounce device is a solid base-camp assistant, with scissors, a hammer, and a 2.5-inch blade for an array of chores,” wrote gear editor Maren Larsen. “Bottle, can, and wine openers keep food and drink flowing, and…

November usually means the onset of winter, but much of the country is experiencing dry and unseasonably warm weather. Here’s what Outside editors have been using to pass the time until snow season.

Benchmade’s custom configurator makes ordering a custom blade faster than ever before

Looking for some thoughtful gift ideas for the adventurer in your life? Save up to 40 percent on gear and apparel at Huckberry’s Black Friday sale, now through November 27.

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