Water Sports

2020 Trips
The first Yulex wetsuits were expensive and stiff, but with more wetsuit makers adopting the technology, that's changed.

For serious training sessions that end in the ocean, any old bikini won’t do. Here are our favorite specialized sets.

Six accessories to get your entire crew on the water

Stowable craft that can handle whatever the water deals you

This hybrid twin fin will change how you hunt for waves

Your ticket to trout-filled waters

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

This batch is up for adventures big and small

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

Escape the crowds with a self-supported weekend paddle

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

Seven pieces that offer sun protection, breathability, and waterproofing—on and off the river

Brush up on your knowledge before you hit the waves

From setting up a vise to gathering materials, here's everything you need to tie a basic fly

Treat your skin to reef-safe protection and soothing aftercare

A smoldering solution for a wide range of conditions

Gear to make landing lunkers easy, no shooting required

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

'Big Ben' profiles former professional surfer Ben Wilkinson, whose current career is working with unwieldy Hawaiian trees

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

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.

Really, I just needed an excuse to take a dip

It’s summer. Board shorts should be part of your regular rotation. Here are some of our favorites.

“What to Bring” showcases how too much or too little gear could ruin a day out on the water

Are you going to paddle in to shore, find a bathroom, strip down to your ankles, use the toilet, suit back up, and risk missing waves?

These runners-up to the 2019 Outside Summer Buyer’s Guide will help you make perfect casts to perfect fish

A space-age-looking inflatable with versatility to spare leads this year’s picks

This year is a celebration of the past—each of the boats at the top of our list is a revamp of a bestseller. Some might say that looking back is a sign that the sport isn’t progressing, but we don’t agree.

An assortment of oars to take you where you want to go

Packs, cases, and other stuff that survive a good soaking

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