As road frames evolve to become more capable on various surfaces, many roadies may find a sweet spot for their riding that’s short of a full-on gravel bike
In the same way that backcountry skiers read avalanche reports and whitewater kayakers check water levels, anyone hiking in the West needs to start planning for fires as a baseline safety precaution
Here are some foolproof ways to ward off ticks, no-see-ums, mosquitos, and fleas—and to find relief if they get you anyway
Two versatile, go-anywhere dresses that are practical before all else
These pieces have been in heavy rotation for years
“You always think you’ll save the ones you love when the moment comes. But he didn’t save her.”
Sleeves still play an important role against the elements, even when it’s hot
Her list of physical feats seems almost impossible. Win national sport-climbing competitions starting at the age of 13? Check. Summit Mount Everest? Check. Free-climb El Capitan in under 24 hours? That, too. But in order to cement her status as one of the world’s best climbers, there were more daunting obstacles to overcome.
At the most recently declared national park, the adventure starts and ends with the 1,000-foot-deep New River Gorge. The 73,000-acre stretch of rugged canyon in West Virginia is home to Class IV+ whitewater rafting, some of the best rock climbing on the eastern seaboard, purpose-built singletrack, and more than 100 miles of hiking trails that capture this dramatic part of the country.
It’s not just the gear purchases—it’s how we think about the future. Here’s the Outside guide to getting your financial $hit together, no selling out required.
Blessed with rich soil, abundant rain, and a long growing season, the Delmarva peninsula—a tri-state area sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay—was known as the breadbasket of the American Revolution. Later it rapidly grew into one of the wealthiest agricultural areas in the country, as farmers and watermen…
Essential questions to ask during your doctor's visit, at every age
When you start a new sport, everything will be hard, perplexing, and intimidating. But your brain will be on fire.
Hard-won advice from someone who hated the sport, until it changed his life
All the essentials for crushing long days on the trail
Looking to level up? Get started with this inexpensive, four-move routine.
Sustaining and delicious whole-food meals and snacks to pack for your next mission
A body in motion will inevitably need a little maintenance
Our writer, a lifelong surfer, tries to find out
It took me months of cold, scary failure to learn how to roll my boat in the open ocean. The effort taught me that barriers to outdoor proficiency, no matter how daunting, can be overcome if you don’t give up.
Elevate your next outdoor sleepover with these genius tricks
How to buy your first bike, grill, paddleboard, sleeping pad, and more
Looking to progress in your sport? From deepwater soloing in Majorca to mountain biking in New Zealand, these trips will take you to the next level.
Every outdoor situation demands a slightly different layering system, but with these three puffies and three shells, you can pretty much do it all
A spiral of injuries—and the attendant existential crisis—can be an opportunity to revisit the fundamentals
Think you wouldn’t benefit from some mental maintenance? Think again.
Why reaching outdoor nirvana means journeying far from the beaten path
Having a disability and staging epic adventures can go hand in hand. You just have to be willing to ask for a little help.
From a baobab-filled outcropping in the middle of Botswana’s Makgadikgadi salt pans to an adventure hot spot in Iraqi Kurdistan, plan a trip to these bold destinations to earn some major adventure travel cred
Dealing with discomfort isn’t a magical gift. It’s a skill, and you can improve at it.
Despite their differences, climbing’s most famous besties get along because they share the same convictions, support each other’s harebrained schemes, and, of course, engage in some good-natured smack talk
We asked movers and shakers in different corners of the outdoor world about what people can do to make certain spaces and sports more welcoming for all
Tuliamuk had secured her spot in the Tokyo Olympics—then 2020 happened. Fortunately, she’s always run for more than just the medals.
At some point in every adventurous life, you need to pursue something completely trivial with such single-minded focus that it nearly drives you mad. Allow me to explain.
Five clever field repairs that can salvage your day out on the trails
Presenting your ultimate how-to manual for the outdoors.
Whether you’re just dipping your toe in the water or pushing the outer limits of adventure sports, you can use this handbook for decades to come. Inside are more than 70 technical tips and words of wisdom from the pros, ranging from ways to stay warm while cold-weather camping to nurturing the inspiration to get out there every day.
The Joy of Being a Lifelong Noob: When you start a new sport, everything will be hard, perplexing, and intimidating. But your brain will be on fire.
Long Haul: All the essentials for crushing your first ambitious day hike.
Why Running Doesn’t Suck: Hard-won advice from someone who hated the sport, until it changed his life.
Starter Kit: Launch your journey with the right equipment.
Fueling Station: Five sustaining and delicious whole-food meals and snacks to pack for your next mission.
Some Squad Required: Having a disability and staging epic adventures can go hand in hand. You just have to be willing to ask for a little help.
Acts of Resistance: Looking to level up? Get started with this inexpensive, four-move, do-anywhere workout.
Roll With It: As you progress with a new outdoor passion, you’ll hit a stage where you have to either learn a tough new skill or give up. Here’s how to stay the course.
The Odd Couple: Climbing’s most famous besties share what to look for in an adventure partner.
Campfire Hero: Elevate your next outdoor sleepover with these four tricks.
Road Scholarship: Looking to progress? A trip to these sports-friendly destinations and skills camps will take you to the next level.
All Inclusive: Seven movers and shakers on how to make the outdoors more welcoming.
Pedal to the Mettle: Dealing with discomfort isn’t a magical gift. It’s a skill, and you can learn to do it better.
Coat Check: The right jacket for every outdoor situation.
Over the Ledge: After a lifetime in the water, can you pick up big-wave surfing in middle age?
Way Out There: Three bold destinations that will earn you major adventure-travel cred.
Own Your Health: Core curriculum for lifelong wellness.
The Evolution of Emily Harrington: Her list of physical feats seems impossible. But to become one of the world’s best climbers, there were far more daunting obstacles to overcome.
MacGyver, Meet Bike: Five clever field repairs that can salvage your ride.
Out of Bounds
Get Off Track: Why reaching outdoor nirvana means journeying far from the beaten path.
A Higher Calling: Marathoner Aliphine Tuliamuk had secured her spot in the Tokyo Olympics. Then 2020 happened. Fortunately, she’s always run for more than just the medals.
Beauty in the Breakdown: On living through loss and heartbreak in the mountains.
Grow Up, Dirtbag!: Why are so many of us terrible with money? Hint: it’s not just the gear purchases. Here’s the Outside guide to getting your financial $hit together, no selling out required.
Down the Rabbit Hole: At some point in every adventurous life, one needs to pursue something completely trivial with such single-minded focus that it nearly drives you mad. Here’s why.