Here are the nine pieces from the 2022 Summer Gear Guide that our gear editors are obsessing over
‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ a Woodstock playlist, and ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’
Crashing, getting lost, or making a gear mistake is just part of trying a new outdoor activity
We reviewed 341 pieces of gear. But these ones stood above.
341 products, 150-plus testers, and thousands of hours outdoors—this is your ultimate gear resource
Jorts, Hawaiian shirts, sandals—we’re frolicking
An Everest thriller, ‘Bad Vegan,’ and Alex Honnold in the Amazon
A soggy slumber under a roller coaster, a chilly night in the Sierra, a high-altitude headache on Mount Whitney, and other tales of outdoor insomnia
We’ll include our favorite submissions in an Outside Instagram post
We asked a bunch of great writers to bear down, focus, and tell us what makes them giddiest in the outdoors. Join them as they celebrate everything from diving off rocks to adventure flirting to … shivering in a bed between cold sheets? (Hey, don’t judge.) Plus: five scientifically proven ways to up the fun and improve your health.
It’s time to settle a longstanding debate once and for all. Which sandal will be crowned king?
The apparel, equipment, and gear that Outside staffers and contributors are gifting to Mom
‘Severance,’ a John Green audiobook, and ‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’
Hey, spring, didn’t see you there
Show your love for Outside with caps, apparel, drinkware, and more
The Sunshine Protection Act wants to do away with changing the clocks. Naturally, we got to talking about how the shift might affect our outdoorsing.
Join us for a live Zoom Q and A with the beloved author, presented by the Outside Book Club, on Tuesday, April 5
A few winter flurries had the Outside staff reaching for some cozy booties, cherished beanies, and near-perfect ski boots
‘Normal Gossip,’ a book about navigation, and ‘Abbott Elementary’
After her 25-year marriage ended in divorce, the Outside contributing editor turned to science—and a river trip—to navigate through the darkness. Register here for our Zoom book discussion on March 9.
A poet laureate’s memoir, ‘Station Eleven,’ and a lacrosse film based on a true story
What we used to start the year right
Work less, adventure more, and get some rest
The world of fitness is always changing—for better and for worse. Here, we’ve focused on the bright side, spotlighting five faces in the health and wellness scene that are pushing for inclusivity, justice, and kindness, toppling old conventions to make their own.
When travel resumed in early 2021, Americans in droves headed south of the border, with most opting for popular tourist meccas. But why follow the masses when you can explore wild corners of the country few others visit? We rounded up 18 ways to do just that—and to support local economies while you’re at it.
We want to be the best outdoor gear resource on the planet. Help us get there.
The wait for winter is over. Here’s the gear that helped our editors stay warm, festive, and active over the holidays.
New Year's resolutions are for the birds
The stories we were most excited to read and publish across Outside titles this year
This year’s most memorable adventure films include ‘The Rescue,’ ‘14 Peaks,’ and ‘Playing with Sharks’
Make sure to order monthly and quarterly boxes with expedited shipping by December 20 to receive your gear by Christmas…
Some of this year’s best outdoorsy reads include new works from Alison Bechdel, Imbolo Mbue, and Mary Roach
On this trip of a lifetime, you'll explore and trek through the stunning Katmai National Park in Alaska with Outside's editor in chief Christopher Keyes
These are the products worth snagging at REI’s Holiday Warm Up Sale, which lasts now through December 20.
The energy bars and hydration mixes our editors swear by, on sale at Backcountry
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.
Our testers gave these products their stamp of approval
Hunter S. Thompson, Taylor Swift, and ‘King Richard’
Author Jordan Salama began writing this captivating book, about a journey down Colombia’s Magdalena River, when he was just a college student
It’s been another challenging year, but some people thrive on adversity. Here are the athletes, activists, tree planters, chefs, filmmakers, and other disrupters who changed our world for the better in 2021. Plus: Meet Carissa Moore, surfing’s first female olympic gold medalist.
We’ve beat these pieces up in the field, and now they’re steeply discounted during REI’s Cyber Week sale, which lasts now through December 6.
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.
These are our favorite pieces that won’t break the bank
Join us in reading Heather Hansman’s ‘Powder Days’
Sasha DiGiulian set out to become the first woman and second person in history to complete the Rocky Mountain Trilogy, a compilation of three of the hardest 5.14 big walls in the Canadian Rockies
‘The Trilogy’ features one of climbing’s strongest personalities at her most vulnerable
We only have space for seven shoes in our print magazine, but there are a few others you should know about, too
Is it the most underrated month of the year?
‘The Secret History,’ ‘Battle Royale,’ and the latest Sally Rooney novel
Don’t let your old stuff gather dust or go to the landfill. Put it to work doing good.
The results are in, and these are the region’s 20 top-scoring resorts, according to the 2022 ‘Ski’ Reader Resort Survey
The masses have spoken and these are the 20 top-scoring resorts in the region, according to the 2022 ‘Ski’ Reader Resort Survey
W. Kamau Bell, the host of ‘United Shades of America,’ sits down with fellow comedian and activist Baratunde Thurston for a lively conversation on what we learn about this country when we engage with communities very different than our own
Only the very best makes it into print. But there are some pretty great runners-up you should know about, too.
We still love these runner-up apparel pieces and accessories
There were so many good boards this year that it was hard to pick just a few for print. Here are the others our testers loved.
These vests, fleeces, shells, and puffies came up just short of print inclusion—but they’re still worth your attention
A knife, rangefinder, jacket, and other pieces that are worth checking out
Even the runner-up hikers from this year’s test are pretty great
Testers like eight boots, but we only had room for six. Here’s an all-around boot and a women’s powder-chasing boot that almost made the cut.
We only have space for six pants in the print magazine, but there are plenty more worthy pairs you should know about
In a lineup of touring packs, this boot bag and small daypack didn't make the cut, but they're still well worth your attention
There are five wearables in our print magazine, but several more worth checking out
Six of the world’s leading climbers take on one of the world’s last great climbing frontiers: Queen Maud Land
Watch the short film ‘Queen Maud Land’ with your Outside+ membership
The past year showed us all that having access to the outdoors is essential for our health and well-being. It also magnified the inequities inherent in that access. For 2021’s Best Towns package, we chose 13 of the country’s most diverse places and evaluated them according to the factors that matter today: sustainability, affordability, and outdoor equity. Here are the cities of tomorrow.
Surfing in Baja. Summit-to-sea skiing in Alaska. Hiking in Death Valley. There’s no shortage of epic adventures to be had in winter. We’ve rounded up our favorite trips to make sure you get your fill of thrills.
Outside TV and its 600+ hours of adventure films and television shows are now free with Outside+
‘Only Murders in the Building,’ Shirley Hazzard, and a whimsical TV musical
Is there a more universally loved month in the outdoor world?
We’re relaunching our community for outdoorsy book lovers—starting with Richard Powers’s new novel, ’Bewilderment’
Our experts sought out epic adventures in every landscape, from new desert outposts to off-the-grid wellness retreats, with plenty of trails, beaches, and base camps—all perfect to give or get
We've partnered with travel outfitter Modern Adventure to create four epic trips for Outside+ members at discounted rates. Better yet, an Outside editor will join you on each inaugural journey.
These are the full contest rules for Outside’s survival stories essay contest. You can read more about the contest and how to enter on this page. 1. Eligibility You must be 13 or older to participate. Employees and family members of Outside employees cannot participate. We’d especially like to hear…
Introducing a new essay contest for Outside readers
Some of the most popular national-park sites come alive this season, offering vibrant hikes, cool camping weather, and amazing wildlife spotting
We’ve sweat in them, worn them on muddy trails, and through countless miles on pavement. Now they’re discounted.
Summer is fleeting
Stock up for fall adventures with these killer deals on gear we’ve tested in the field
‘The White Lotus,’ ‘Ted Lasso,’ and the harrowing tale of a shipwreck