Packing for a fall backpacking trip isn’t complicated
Stifle that laughter. These aren’t merely kids’ pj’s anymore.
The number-one most basic, most important camping skill
The perfect assortment for all manner of out-and-backs
Turns out Polartec rules the market when it comes to bike clothing made for weather that's all over the map
We asked a group of pro outdoor athletes how they deal with conditions that can swing from sunny and warm to cold and dreary in an instant
Everything you need to know to ensure you don't ruin your skis, boots, and kit before next season
Darcy Conover couldn't find the ultimate base layer, so she ended up designing one herself. I've been testing her women's piece for the past few months and can verify that it is indeed a stroke of genius.
Underwear just keeps getting better. (Icebreaker) Icebreaker Helix Long-Sleeve Zip Jacket If you need a do-it-all midlayer this winter, go with the Helix. Despite the svelte profile, it’s warmer than any other top on this page, thanks to its wool insulation and wind-blocking poly exterior. That face fabric also shrugs off…
The author's lament to the underwear responsible for the conception of his son
Photographer David Stubbs captured the action as workers harvested more than seven tons of raw Rambouillet wool at Helle Rambouillet Ranch's annual shearing
The outdoor-apparel industry’s surprising effort to get you to purchase less stuff
Startup Knix Wear raised $1.1 million on Kickstarter during its quest to build the world’s most advanced bra. Why the hell did it take the industry so long?
The 5 products from the Denver trade show that we can’t wait to test this season
How to stay warm and dry, one layer at a time
New designs and better materials mean you should immediately throw out all your cotton boxers
Boutique brands are making some of the best kits we’ve ever tried
If it’s next to skin, it had better be good
Pedaling to work is a lot more fun with the right setup
Lighter, softer, and more stylish than we thought possible for a performance top
Gear companies from around the world released their brand-new summer 2016 products this week at Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City. We pored over all of it, and these five products—from a brilliant new water filter to a totally reinvented waterproof jacket—were our top picks for Gear…
Don’t just throw money at the problem. Master layering—yes, even for summer!—and the outdoors will never be the same.
What kind of base layer should I buy: synthetic, wool, or a blend?
Forget the forecast. This gear will keep you moving through the toughest season.
Let your friends know you care (and didn't totally forget about them)
You'll need lots of plaid, flannel, a pair of work boots, and a cap. With earflaps.
Time to get creative
How to dress for winter 101
From the coolest kayak we’ve ever seen to a super grippy water shoe, this is the gear you need for those quiet days on the river.
There's a group of people who believe that in a world of extreme natural disasters, being ready for any catastrophe is more than just a precaution. It’s practical.
I ran my first ultra, The North Face Endurance Challenge 50-Mile on December 7. Save two missing toenails and a pinky toe that looks like it belongs on a cadaver, I think I am far enough away from the pain to write about the gear that helped…
If you think stars and stripes are only for Fourth of July, think again.
I've always wanted to try a onesie. Good idea? Bad idea?
Outside reviews the best women's apparel that missed the cut for the Summer 2013 Buyer’s Guide, including the Salomon Endurance ¾ Tight.
Pants are fine, but if your goal is waist-deep powder, a good pair of bibs like FlyLow’s Bakers ($330) are what you need.
When it comes to holiday giving, you should never have to choose. This year, our editors have pulled together 68 perfect ideas—priced from $4 to $50,000—guaranteed to make anyone on your list feel like a million bucks.
Let’s start with nature’s wünderfabric. Not only is merino wool (sourced mostly from sheep in New Zealand’s Southern Alps) a sustainable, bio-degradable fabric, but gear makers have figured out how to make it softer and thin enough to wear on a hot summer day.
Frigid temperatures, biting wind, blowing snow—if you’re well outfitted, it doesn’t really matter.
Rather sort your sock drawer than run on a treadmill? Us too. Here’s the gear you’ll need to keep running outdoors all winter long.
Bug spray seems messy and outdated. Do the apps for Android phones and iPhones really work? What about bug-repellent clothing?
I've heard conflicting things about synthetics and their ability to keep me cool. What should I wear while running in this brutal heat?
Outside reviews the best triathlon gear of 2012, including the Felt B12 triathlon bike.
The stout chromoly tubing on Jamis’s Aurora Elite (27 lbs) gave us confidence, even on circuitous descents with full loads.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Summer Buyer's Guide, including the Linus Gaston 3.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Summer Buyer's Guide, including the Merrell Mariposa waterproof jacket.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Summer's Buying Guide, including the Prana Piggyback yoga-mat strap.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Summer Buyer's Guide, including the 5.10 Coyote Canvas climbing shoes.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Summer Buyer's Guide, including 2XU's 3/4-length compression tights.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Summer Buyer's Guide, including the Roxy 10'6" SUP.
Five Ten’s Guide Tennie Canvas is a few ounces lighter than the original but every bit as capable on talus and techy trails.
Outside reviews the best gear for the 2012 Summer Buyer's Guide, including the Arc'teryx Incendo.
Outside reviews the best barbecuing gear of June 2012, including the Primo Oval Junior.
Outside picks the best hiking gear of June 2012, including the Helly Hansen Odin Fastpack.
I love the outdoors, but I'm at risk of developing melanoma (my mom passed away a few years ago from it) which limits my ability to be outside. What can I wear to reduce my risk of melanoma and remain comfortable?
Outside picks the essentials for March, including the Arc'teryx Motus Crew.
Outside picks the essentials for January, including the Icebreaker Oasis Crewe Razor Shirt.
Cross-country skiing is among the world's great human-powered modes of movement. Whether you ski classic or skate, here’s the gear you’ll need to get started.
For hiking in 110°F, what top would you recommend? I was once told the best choice was a cotton T-shirt with a wind-resistant outer shirt. Is there any truth to that idea?
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Fischer RCS Carbonlite Skating Hole skis.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the L.L. Bean Polartec Power Dry Quarter-Zip Lightweight base layer.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Moving Comfort Rebound Racer Bra.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Surly Pugsley bike.
There’s no reason to be sheepish about switching those synthetic baselayers for a more natural alternative.
Good news: Some cotton no longer kills. Like any good gear girl, I’ve avoided wearing cotton for outdoor activities—it’s comfortable, but when it gets wet it tends to stay that way, and wet clothing chaffes, saps body heat, and can induce hypothermia, even in mild conditions. Hence the saying. PolarMax…
After competing in more than two dozen adventure races, Stephen Regenold breaks down his go-to outdoor gear
Outside brings you the best adventure-specific dresses for your next late summer trip.
Seven surfers from Montauk, New York, give you the lowdown on one of the East Coast's premier surf towns.
Cooling Agents: Our favorite ultralight gear for sweltering summer runs, including Saucony's Vortex sleeveless top.
Casual-but-sharp button-downs and lace-ups for the summer season, including the Dockers Convertible Mobile men's button-down.
Casual-but-sharp button-downs and lace-ups for the summer season, including the Eddie Bauer Legend Wash Poplin men's shirt.
Casual-but sharp button-downs and lace-ups for the summer season including the Quiksilver Marzone SS men's shirt.
Casual-but-sharp button-downs and lace-ups for the summer season, including the Patagonia Three Trees men's shirt.
Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including Nalini's Cotone base layer.
Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including Patagonia's Ultralight down shirt.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Arc'Teryx Cita Bra.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Helly Hansen Pace Singlet.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Sheila Moon Alice Shimmel Top.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Horny Toad Bivalent Dress.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Isis Brighton Bay Tank.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Specialized Women's Trail Top.