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Make great boots. Inspire people to use them. Here’s how.

Donate? Auction? Burn? Experts weigh in on how the apparel giant should navigate its footwear crisis. 

You probably don’t need new skis. Unless you really do. Here's how you'll know.

Our initial testing reveals the updates to the beloved, game-changing Vaporfly make it an even better marathon racing shoe

Fubuki snow boots are the warmest, lightest, and most functional winter boots we’ve ever worn

Living full-time in the frozen wilderness requires a special kit

We destroyed packs from three different price points to help you decide which one to buy

Our gear director explains what makes the Lightweight Merino Buff a critical part of his daily kit

Stop relying on bulky socks to keep your feet warm when you hike

After learning that length is indeed equal to warmth, I now wear a parka for everything but backcountry activities

The Rocket X2 marathon racer delivers soft landings and propulsive blast-offs that rival the best in the business 

Our editor has tips for staying warm—but not too toasty

Which is better: a couple of pieces that capably do the job, or an array of options for dialed-in performance?

Here’s what our team used to thrive last month

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says that the products can release harmful magnets when the closure systems degrade or fail

What we can learn about winter safety from drivers behaving badly in California and Nevada

Topo’s super-foam-powered Cyclone 2 perfects the brand’s vision of combining the best qualities of natural-movement footwear and cushioned running shoes

Long a staple of quality fixed-blade knives, the grippiest handle material is now adding traction to folding knives, too

Many rider focus on downhill performance above all else. So why the obsession with lightweight parts?

For when you want to get groceries one day and access a remote fishing hole the next

You’ll have a new challenge and it will give you a new way to see your local hill

My other boots are gathering dust since I started wearing Blundstone’s Thermal Chelsea Boots

We explain the differences between the options on the market, so you can find the one makes the most sense for your riding style

Bikes don't run trouble-free forever. Here are some preventative and diagnostic tips and tricks to keep you riding.

It feels silly to be obsessed with a pair of pants, but Proof’s Rovers are really that good 

Save cash and have fun with these tips

Some bike shops are intimidating. Here's how to navigate them.

The Rivera 3 delivers the benefits of Altra's footshaped fit and balanced, zero-drop design without feeling weird

There can be advantages to both, so what is right for you?

This crossover features clever packaging, self-leveling rear suspension, and standout design

The all-new Salomon QST Echo 106 is a lighter weight QST 106 designed for uphill slogs and downhill joy rides

It's easier than it's ever been, but there are still some nuances to understand

COROS just launched the APEX 2 Pro Kilian Jornet Edition, and it comes with the chance to join a 12-week virtual training program with the GOAT himself

Choosing a mountain bike is more complicated than ever, but the good news is we're here to help

Are expensive sunglasses worth it? Two Outside gear editors don’t exactly see eye to eye.

Skip the dozen roses and expensive dinner out. With these 11 ideas under $100, give each other the gift of adventure instead.

After years spent searching, I think I’ve found it: the ideal tool kit to keep in your vehicle

Backpacker executive editor Adam Roy has fully embraced the eccentric footwear after previously swearing them off. Here’s why.

After having my butt saved numerous times by a trekking pole, I now make sure to always pack one in my backcountry kit 

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Nature documentary meets virtual reality with Into the Now, a new series by award-winning photojournalist Michael Muller

If our half-baked effort resulted in the first Grim Donut going six seconds quicker than a production bike, what would happen if we sat down and took it a bit more seriously?

Ready or not, BOA is coming to a downhill ski boot near you

Just as cozy with remarkable technology? Consider me a convert.

The Norda 001 G+ Spike tames impossible trails while keeping you dry and protected in winter weather

The Happier Camper HC1 Studio isn't just pretty

Columnist Eben Weiss argues that any shoe is potentially a great bike shoe

These eight water-shedding shoes laugh in the face of snow, sleet, slush, and rain

16 tester favorites for the 2023 season

The activity tracking company received criticism after raising fees based on a user’s region, billing type, and date of signup

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Ask yourself these key questions to choose the right ski shell for you

Going minimalist can heighten anxieties about staying safe in the backcountry. Here’s how to let some of them go

Some of our favorite gear is garbage. And that's why we love it so much

We scoured the iconic brand's winter sale and found some of our favorite gear at 40 percent off

Sure, everyone has a light on their phone, but preparedness nerds, we need something more

After testing trail-running kits from dozens of brands in an array of nasty conditions, I’ve found my favorite pieces 

After two years of testing, our writer says the Colorado Teardrops Summit Pinnacle gets the job done and more

From electric off-roaders to heavy-duty trucks for towing trailers

From beanies to toe warmers, here's the best cycling kit for cold-weather commutes

The popularity of gravel cycling has prompted tire manufacturers to go wider and softer. Has the trend gone too far?

The Rustler and Sheeva have been top-performing skis for years, but Blizzard is updating them anyway. We went to the company’s factory in Austria to find out why.

Snowtrekker’s new release is the perfect portable, wood-burning dry or wet sauna. Fire it up to unwind after a long winter run or cozy up before bed.

The Mountain Hardwear Kor Airshell Warm is our tester’s new favorite layer

From what to buy to what to leave behind, our ultralight columnist offered up essential advice this year

Five cold-weather merino wool pieces that combine superior performance and longevity

Washing your face or bowl with Dr. Bronner’s? Sure. Using it to cure congestion? Maybe. Using it as toothpaste? Hmm.

Bryan Rogala reviews the Leitner Forged Active Cargo System, Decked Drawers, and CargoGlide

Which down alternative does the best job of keeping you warm without weighing you down?

Zoe Gates went winter backpacking with guide Eric Larsen, and learned valuable lessons on cold-weather gear, nutrition, navigation, and survival

Bryan Rogala gets a tour of Brian Smith’s latest van build