Outside Magazine, May 2019
Myanmar’s untouched Mergui Archipelago is home to coral reefs, mangrove forests, and a new luxury lodge that’s in the center of it all
For decades professional bike racing has marginalized women riders and lagged behind nearly every major sport in promoting gender equality. Retired star Iris Slappendel is changing that.
After years of empty promises, hydration-tracking wearables are finally close to hitting the market
Now you can pay to take a midday snooze. Here's what you get for your money.
The end was coming for Roany, a strong and beautiful horse who’d been at the center of Pam Houston’s life for 25 years. What she wanted for him was simple: a peaceful exit, lifted by the touch of human hands.
Boards, apparel, and accessories for all kinds of watery pursuits
How to fuel for an action-packed 24 hours
Exercise turbulence-free with these comfortable support systems
Superior shielding against the elements
Two years ago, the climbing photographer known as Nathan Smith saw no way out, after struggling for years with gender-identity issues in the male-dominated outdoor industry. Then—slowly, bravely—Nikki introduced herself to the world.
Busting people for their style miscues is a beloved pastime in outdoor communities. But in the Instagram era, the practice has us sadly all dressing the same.
Professional boxing has been illegal in Cuba for more than 50 years. That hasn't stopped the country from producing the best fighters in the world.
Ask Your Doctor if Nature Is Right for You: A grassroots movement of physicians are prescribing time outdoors as the best possible cure for a growing list of ailments. Can they really convince big health care that free medicine is the way of the future? —Aaron Reuben
Show Up and Be Seen: Two years ago, the climbing photographer known as Nathan Smith saw no way out, after struggling for years with gender-identity issues in the outdoor industry. Then slowly, bravely, Nikki Smith introduced herself to the world. —Julie Ellison
He Trots the Air: The end was coming for Roany, a strong and beautiful horse who’d been at the center of Pam Houston’s life for 25 years on her ranch near Creede, Colorado. What she wanted for him was simple: a peaceful exit, lifted by the loving touch of human hands.
True Grit: In July, a group of Afghan women set out to climb 24,580-foot Mount Noshaq, their country’s highest mountain. Anything could’ve stopped them, from Afghan men who think that women shouldn’t exercise to a terrorist attack two days before the climb. —Theresa Breuer
Gear Policing: Busting people for outdoor-style miscues is a beloved pastime. Too bad it has us all dressing the same. —Marc Peruzzi
Iris Slappendel: Meet the Billie Jean King of cycling, the woman bringing gender equity to the women’s professional circuit.
Portfolio: Brendan Burden’s images of Havana’s heavy hitters, the best boxers on earth.
The River and the Wall: Ben Masters’s new documentary chronicles a wild journey down the Rio Grande.
Family Adventures: From a barrier island off the South Carolina coast to a remote ski town in British Columbia, we’ve rounded up the best spots for active vacations with the kids.
Base Camp: Myanmar’s Wa Ale Resort, in the 800-island Mergui Archipelago.
Tech: Hydration-tracking wearables are finally close to hitting the market.
Laird’s Laws: How to fuel for an action-packed 24 hours.
Recovery: A wave of “nap bars” want you to pay to take a midday snooze.
Fuel: The recovery beer is getting a makeover, with less alcohol and more electrolytes.
The Watch: The ultimate timepiece for aquatic adventurers is crafted with rubbish found at sea.
Watersports: Surf and SUP essentials, from paddle to leash.
Sports Bras: Comfortable, confidence-boosting support systems for exercising turbulence-free.
Rain Shells: Superior protection against spring showers.