It’s an unfortunate tragedy, but, many argue, high-mountain adventure can never be completely free of risk
Reebok’s Floatride Energy 4 Adventure delivers a road-shoe ride with just enough toughness for dirt
The loss of a big toenail sent Outside columnist Brendan Leonard into an existential crisis—but maybe not for the reason you think
This shoe brings carbon-plated speed to the masses
The Swiss Alps are home to an incredible new hut-to-hut runners’ route called the Via Valais. It’s a little demanding—150 miles, nine stages, and 42,000 feet of elevation gain—but if you can take it on, you’re guaranteed one of the most spectacular adventures of your life.
When you’re covering 145 miles through the Alps, every gram counts
The fell runner from the UK came to the sport relatively late, but she seems to be making up for lost time
Starting at five hours a week, this ten-week program will help you build endurance and jump-start your training this winter
Our trail shoemeliers pick the best off-road running models to pair with each trail surface
Outside tester and mountain guide Andrew Skurka summed up the Lone Peak best in his roundup of backpacking shoes: “[It’s] a favorite of thru-hikers, who appreciate its extra-wide toe box and generously cushioned 25-millimeter stack height when putting in long days on well-maintained trails.”…
Beloved by many Canadians, the trail is especially important to Vancouver-based Judith Kasiama, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo and founder of Colour the Trails
In our long-term test of the best women’s running shorts, our testers picked the Strider Pro as the best low-rise pair. “Aside from the next-to-skin feel, the biggest benefit of the Strider Pro is that it stays out of the way. The generous leg openings and light, stretchy fabric make it feel roomy.”
“Our test team applauded the thicker midsole, which has a segmented rock plate in the heel and air pockets in the forefoot, for soft landings and smooth, snappy takeoffs,” we wrote of the Terra Kiger in our 2022 Winter Buyer’s Guide. “Even with this beefier profile, the Kiger 7…
The AFO-Vent Multi short is one of our favorite pairs for warm-weather runs. “Fashioned from a nylon-spandex blend, these shorts have a stunning five pockets below the waistband,” wrote Buyer’s Guide tester Martin Fritz Huber. “The larger ones at back and side fit gloves, while keys or gels go…
We only have space for seven shoes in our print magazine, but there are a few others you should know about, too
In the second edition of the Max Vert October challenge, Christopher Fisher spent ten hours a day running up and down a mountain
“Our favorite for uphill skiing or wearing under a large mitten, this glove has fleece on the back of the hand for warmth and a combination of polyester and goatskin in the palm for durability,” wrote our Buyer’s Guide tester. It’s one of the best deals we’ve…
‘What It Takes’ provides an authentic glimpse of what an ultramarathon is all about, the importance of the support crew, and the strategy needed to win
Our Gear Guy, Joe Jackson, likes the Challenger ATR 5 because its cushioned sole is kind on his body. “Hammering those mentally therapeutic miles and not complaining about aching knees afterward make the ATR 5’s some of my most cherished gear,” he wrote.
In order to achieve his first UTMB win, the American ultrarunning star is taking a whole new approach: rest
It is believed to be the first death in the 19-year history of the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc races in and around Chamonix
Can I cut switchbacks? What about smoking on the trail? And what do I do with all those rocks?
The Flight Futurelight is one of our favorite shells for trail runs in any type of weather. “The Futurelight membrane acts like a nano-sieve: it’s permeable to air but not water, so it’s fully weatherproof and remarkably breathable,” wrote tester Martin Fritz Huber in our 2020 Summer…
How Mario Mendoza is training to conquer the alps at the UTMB 100-mile trail run this August.
It has all the comfort and features you’d expect from a high-end performance shell, but at an affordable price
5 run-centric places ideal for relocating.
Incorporating steep inclines into your training can help improve strength, agility, endurance, and more
Free-flowing, feel-based long runs still have a place in structured training plans.
Outside columnist Jakob Schiller picked the Peak Mission as his favorite pair of winter running gloves. “Patagonia wisely included a thin nylon mitten that folds out of the cuff and covers your fingers. It withstands chilly wind and provides warmth to keep you going when temperatures dip…
Top-notch gear for wrangling singletrack adventures
A merger of two race event giants leaves trail running leaders concerned about rising entry fees, homogenization of racing experiences, and bulldozing of smaller events.
Outside contributor Wes Siler called these the best hiking boots he’s tested. “If you need ankle support and weather protection, then you’ll find more of that in these Altras at less of a weight penalty, and with more comfort, traction, and support, than you will in just…
The Daylite doesn’t come with a bladder, but there’s storage aplenty: 20 liters in the main compartment plus an exterior pocket. The sleeve in the main compartment can house a reservoir you buy separately, or it’ll accommodate a tablet or small laptop if you’re just using it for commuting. If…
Pro runner Max King offers tips, tricks, and helpful perspective.
We featured the Shakedry in our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide. “Sparse but effective, the Shakedry Trail is essentially a waterproof membrane without any additional laminating fabric,” wrote tester Fritz Huber. “That’s why it might be the lightest water- and windproof jacket on the market—a size large weighs…
The climate organization isn’t just about winter. Here’s why—and how—to make a difference.