For the last five years, REI has closed its doors on Black Friday for a day outside. This year it’s doing more.

The new Kickstarter film is aimed at getting more people with Down syndrome outside

Andrew “Bob” Harris recently became the first person with Down syndrome to climb the Grand Teton

It has a paint-by-numbers plot, loads of sexism and gratuitous nudity, and a screenplay full of tired racial stereotypes. It’s also the highest-grossing ski movie of all time. Frederick Reimers and Sam Moulton uncover the true story behind every skier’s favorite cult classic.

Pitching the ultimate base camp has never been easier. —Sam Moulton Pitching the ultimate base camp has never been easier. —Sam Moulton (Michael Karsh) Primus FireHole 100 stove There are no fancy features and few moving parts on the FireHole ($150)—and that’s…

The Best Travel Shoes of 2015

We've come a long way from the days of instant coffee and card games by flashlight.

We sacrificed our dignity in a Zumba class, but gained a new appreciation for ostentatious exercises and Top 40

The Colorado startup wants to change the way companies make waterproof-breathable layers with its new core construction technology.

Passes have never been cheaper. But will the deep discounts destroy your local hill?

It’s all part of the iconic outdoor brand’s largest advertising campaign ever.

Two new initiatives from The North Face and Patagonia aim to only use feathers from birds that have never been live-plucked or force fed.

We'd known about the storm for days, so how come hundreds of trekkers were caught off guard?

Claims “Ski City, USA” campaign infringes on “Ski Town, U.S.A.”

Now even more likely that all 7 Wastach-area resorts will be connected

Mountaineers were hoping to climb two 8,000-meter peaks in 7 days

There's nothing cooler than wool

Anheuser-Busch is flying a thousand people into Crested Butte, Colorado this weekend to film a star-studded, beer-drenched series of TV commercials. What could go wrong?

The new adventure bike is truly up for anything.

The most impressive smart watch we've seen yet

The most wholesome flip-flops in the world?

An iconic pair of sunglasses make a comeback.

Finally, more events are offering child-care options for active parents.

The Idaho-based Shotzski's DIY kit turns those old boards into a Shotzski with this DIY Kit.

The BaseCamp is ideal for car camping or tailgating.

Take a look at these six modern takes on classic styles.

A closer look at how air bags increase your chances of surviving a deadly slide

There are quite a few cool kid- and cargo-hauling utility bikes at this year’s show. But there are a bunch of reasons why Xtracycle’s new Edgerunner is our favorite.

E-bikes and fat bikes are once again getting a lot of buzz at this year’s Interbike show. And while the e-bikes get faster and sleeker and cooler looking and fat bikes get lighter and more tricked out, we only found one bike that embodies both trends: Felt’s concept e-fat bike, which mates an electric motor from Bosch to a rigid-framed fat bike.

The GoPro founder on failure, finding a passion, and making your hardest-working decade count

Patagonia updates ten classic designs for the company’s 40th anniversary

Folding kayaks have traditionally been unwieldy and heavy, mainly because of the rib systems that are used to create the integrity of the boat. Not Oru's.

The Key log, a nearly 12-foot-long, 60-pound synthetic log designed for rolling, is without a doubt one of the coolest products we've seen.

Zipperless outdoor gear like the PK 50 is (almost) a trend this year at the show this year

So-called maximum cushioning running shoes, as the Conquest’s are often referred, are definitely having a moment.

It’s hard to reimagine the sleeping bag, which is why we’re so impressed with the new Backcountry Bed.

Dimples cut down on drag and noise, and there's plenty of room inside.

An ode to Topo Designs' Klettersack

Luminox’s Field Watch ups the baditude factor.

James Balog has spent his career pushing the artistic and adventure boundaries of nature photography. For the past five years, he's been capturing the impact of climate change on glaciers, culminating in the powerful film Chasing Ice. What he documented was catastrophic—and should be required viewing for every policymaker on earth.

After months of torture-testing the latest crop of outdoor gear, we've compiled a list of our eight favorite items, from the Never Summer Proto CT/CTX snowboard to the Atlas Race snowshoes

Unfortunately, you can’t just wear your sorels everywhere. Sooner or later you’re going to have to come down from the mountains and return to civilization. But fear not. Bring the spirit of the slopes with you everywhere with our favorite après shoes.

Whether you’re looking for glacier glasses, everyday drivers, or racy speedsters, we’ve got the right pair for you.

An Italian chef, a pro snowboarder, and five other Sun Valley, Idaho, locals tell you the best way to play in one of America's most pristine mountain towns

Outside reviews the the best gear of Outdoor Retailer, including the New Balance Minimus Hi-Rez.

Outside reviews the the best gear of Outdoor Retailer, including the Old Town Heron Junior Kayak.

Outside reviews the the best gear of Outdoor Retailer, including the Fjallraven Kajka.

Outside reviews the the best gear of Outdoor Retailer, including the Columbia Omni-Freeze ZERO Freeze Degree Short Sleeve Crew.

Outside reviews the the best gear of Outdoor Retailer, including the Pieps Global Finder.

From sharks and cougars to avalanches and frozen waters, four survivors share their stories in their own words. Plus: expert commentary.

Robert Young Pelton has traveled to war zones, been kidnapped by rebels, and tracked pirates in Somalia. Why does he keep going back?

Your sleeping bag is only as good as the pad underneath it. We recommend either of these two: the Big Agnes Insulated Q-Core, which employs both horizontal and vertical baffles, resulting in a comfier pad you're less likely to slide off in the middle of the night, or the lighter and warmer Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xlite.

Who says you can't eat, drink, and sleep in your car as well as you do at home? These products, from the three-gallon Nemo Helio portable shower to the low-profile, synthetically-insulated Montbell U.L. Therma-wrap to the 16-pound, 55-inch long REI Camp Table XL, are all about upping the comfort factor.

Headlamps, flashlights, and lanterns keep getting lighter, brighter, and smarter. Here are our picks for everything from bike commuting to car camping, including the 75-lumen Black Diamond Sprinter with a USB-chargeable lithium battery, the 200-lumen Apex headlamp, and the simple 130-lumen Energizer High Intensity LED flashlight.

Of the dozens of poles, stoves, multitools, and other essentials we tested this year, we kept reaching for these six, from the Brunton Get-Back GPS, which stores up to three waypoints and steers you to the trailhead, to MSR SureLock TR-3s, which, at 20 ounces a pair, aren't ultralight, but they are quite sturdy and strong.

New technologies and improved designs make it easier than ever to get all of your gear to the trailhead. This year, we reviewed Yakima’s all-new blade-slim crossbars, which reduce drag over traditional round bars, and the Sylvan Sport Go, an extremely well made 840-pound trailer that swallows up all your weekend toys.

After months of torture-testing the latest crop of outdoor gear, we've compiled a list of our 14 favorite items, from the REI Igneo sleeping bag to the Blue AC1 road bike

This past weekend, the final wave of climbers reached the top safely

The last wave of climbers this season reached the top, with no major mishaps reported

And is it likely that another deadly traffic jam will form this weekend? Grayson Schaffer, who has living been at Base Camp for the past month, has the answers.

The fiberglass mashup is stable, fast, and light, and thanks to the unique seating system, you can pilot it kayak style (double bladed) or with a canoe paddle.

A few piña coladas have nothing on the AT&T Pantech Element.

Aquapac’s waterproof case barely interferes with your beloved touchscreen’s functionality and has a jack for your headphones.

Stacey Peralta's latest documentary—and three other new films—prove that blockbuster season can be smart

My first reaction to SylvanSport’s Go was… meh. I’m not really a trailer guy, and the Go seemed a bit overpriced and gimmicky. Then the company loaned me one.

A versatile midlayer/jacket with wool insulation

Black Diamond's new Carbon Megawatt is light enough for touring and fat enough to float atop soft snow.

A fully-customizable, hike-ready sidecountry boot

Scott's Off-Grid Goggle allow you to adjust the shape of the frame to fit your face.

Atomic and Salomon have collaborated to create a powerful alpine touring ski binding.

Petzl's Nao is the most high-tech headlamp we’ve ever seen.

Sierra Designs DriDown technology, unveiled at Outdoor Retailer, allows down to retain its insulating properties even while wet.

We break down the best sites, Facebook and Twitter accounts, and apps for travelers, bikers, gear nerds, and more

Outside picks the essential tech tools, including the OtterBox Defenders Series case.

Outside picks the essentials for January, including the Rapha Cycle Club espresso machine.

The best gear for fly-fishing fanatics, from quick-drying water shoes to a handmade paddle.

Versatile outfits, shoes, and other gear made with world travelers in mind.

Bikes, jerseys, and other essential gear for two-wheel warriors.

A newbie-friendly board, a watch that knows the tides, and other essential gear for the paddler on your list.