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This hybrid twin fin will change how you hunt for waves

This batch is up for adventures big and small

These bottoms can tackle any wave—and then hit the bar

It might not be time to head out on a big excursion yet, but it's a great time to get inspired.

From comfortable wetsuits to bags that protect my board from dings

They'll be ready for whatever the coast can throw at them

Score peak-season waves no matter how low the mercury goes

Make the most of the warm days with these river and lake essentials

A smoldering solution for a wide range of conditions

Suits for women with butts, boobs, and big-wave dreams

Don't let your insecurities stand in the way of what you want to do

Two Outside gear editors go head to head in a contest to see who can set up the new Oru Inlet kayak fastest

Keep your gear compact and safe with these handy haulers

It's not good enough to simply keep one with you while you're on the water. You've got to know how to work it.

You can't put a price on the peace of mind that comes with good gear organization

Perform your best in these stylish yet technical bottoms

Surf-ready bikinis and one-pieces that protect and flatter

An asymmetrical board with a blazing performance

Boards, apparel, and accessories for all kinds of watery pursuits

Bikinis that stand up to every wave for women who rip

A boat that can jump out of the water like a dolphin? This I had to try.

Gear editor Emily walks us through Alpacka Raft's Wolverine during the brand's trip to the Outside office.

Don’t let the StairMaster aesthetics fool you: this thing can move

Turns out the brand that makes my favorite PFDs also knows its footwear

Versatility is the name of the game

Pedal-powered boats are coming to the masses

It’s south-swell season. Make sure you have the right board.

Slip-ons and lace-ups for your soggiest adventures

Tried and true gear for river, lake, and ocean play

Wherever the waves take you, you’re covered

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