Hiking and Backpacking
Increasing Diversity in the Outdoors One Hike at a Time
‘Step by Step’ Captures the Mindset of a Game-Changing Athlete
How to Choose the Right Backpack
A Mother’s Loss and a Grueling Race to Process the Pain
Dropping the Localism: Outsiders Are Welcome
A PSA on How to Recreate Outdoors During These Times
Life as One of the Last Fire Lookouts
If We Want to Protect the Places We Love, We Must Vote
An Adaptive Athlete and Her Home Mountain
What Shoes Should You Be Hiking In?
Celebrating LGBTQ People in the Outdoors
A Father and Son Process Grief on a Walk
5 Moves for Increased Flexibility
How to Break in New Hiking Boots
Quick Tips to Avoid Getting Lost Outside
You Should Make Your Own Maps. Here’s How.
New Rules for Hiking with an Off-Leash Dog
Hiking Lions Head Ridge in Idaho Is Crazy
How to Teach Your Dog to Come
Watch: How to Clean Your Hydration Pack
Unboxing the Outside x Cairn Collaboration
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Together, Outside and Cairn have expertly curated three limited-release gear boxes for travel, fitness, and water pursuits. Here, gear editor Ariella Gintzler takes a look at the Hit the Water box that’s ready for oceans, lakes, and rivers. Interested in bringing home a box of your own? Get it here.