Design and Tech
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?
A primer on how to shop for secondhand gear
The activity tracking company received criticism after raising fees based on a user’s region, billing type, and date of signup
Stio will open retail stores in Boston, Lake Tahoe, and Bozeman in 2023
Reliable weather apps are crucial for summer adventure-planning, so we spent a month testing dozens to find the best ones
Who says smartphones take you out of the moment? Used smartly, they can open your mind and make you more present than ever.
VF Corporation searches for new CEO
High-end materials and designs go mainstream, delivering smooth-rolling, versatile rides for every runner
The Swiss brand, known for its unique cushioning pods, has transcended running with its style and innovation
Companies are realizing the business benefits of size inclusivity
The outdoor giant accuses Gap of willfully copying its Snap-T pullover
Rab reveals new product labels to fight greenwashing, challenging other outdoor companies to follow suit
Let’s all get mad about where our cables go in our pedal bikes
Good news: there’s a new generation of super shoes that are cheaper, just as fun, and might be better suited for your running
It all started with a marine store in Washington and a company called Showa
We’ve never encountered a zero-degree puffy this light and packable
Over the course of last season, this touring shell impressed us with a combination of serious weight savings and surprising durability
This lightweight, storm-resistant puffy earned an Editor’s Choice award. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
We ran in ten new supershoes and compared their feel and ride so you can narrow your search for the model that best fits your stride and preferences
It will now be known as “high pile,” the company announces
Some of the top gear makers sell national parks apparel and products. Here’s what’s on our list.
Smart upgrades remove most of the frustrations with previous generations of the ubiquitous action camera
The Ultra gets a titanium case, sapphire face, significantly better battery life, and better GPS and off-grid route-tracking features, making it a much more robust backcountry tool
Need to haul a bunch of gear? These devices make it easy.
Nuyarn is the natural fabric heavy sweaters have been waiting for
The post–Usain Bolt era has delivered a bevy of thrilling performances
I’m a Denver Broncos fan. I’m also an environmentalist, outdoorsman, and bike rider who lives in a world that seems increasingly choked with oversized adventure vehicles. Can I really be both?
Where did the brand known for its huge, cushy soles come from—and how did they get on the feet of Britney Spears?
Using vintage vibes, natural fibers, and old-school designs, this Salt Lake City–based manufacturer has inspired a devoted user base—and Instagram fans—all over the world
A small Minnesota company believes it has developed the future of fitness tech. Now it has to teach the rest of us how to use it.
Add Sugru to your gear repair kit
With fabrics created from alga, graphene, and copper, and hoodies built to last a hundred years, two British ad men are creating the apparel and gear of the future
It’s way more expensive and not as comfortable. Our gear director weighs the pros and cons of an über-light kit.
You’ll want to know about these earbuds
Doesn’t look like you’ll head back to the office any time soon—why not add some luxury to your home setup?
Our picks for Outdoor Retailer Gear of the Show flip old ideas on their heads
The Revolution Go is an ideal machine for toting your favorite records to picnics, park days, or anywhere else under the sun
We reviewed 341 pieces of gear. But these ones stood above.
Winning shades for every kind of adventure
341 field-tested favorites for summer adventure
The best gear for capturing your adventures
This portable, packable device will repel mosquitoes no matter where you take it
This compact solar panel will juice up your next long-distance trek
Devices bringing innovation to the trails and beyond
These motor-equipped rides are both fun and functional
A new wave of inflatables is approaching shore
Runners smack the ground harder—but get injured less—in more cushioned shoes. New research explains why.
No, you can’t toss the Essential in your curbside bin. But 75 percent of it can be broken down at the brand’s factory.
They’re almost never waterproof, and not as warm as other jackets. Why bother?
The brand took its time entering the super-shoe race, but its new, responsive model for marathoners was worth the wait
A recent climate commitment pledge among leading cycling brands conjured an unexpected feeling in our Bike Snob columnist—empathy
We put this spring’s super spikes to the test on the oval and sorted the top models for each distance, plus the best-value options on the market
The company’s first try took forever to release and wasn’t perfect. Will the new system live up to the hype?
Starlink promises to bring high-speed internet to rural and remote areas currently underserved by wired internet. Naturally, we had to test it.
Summer Buyer’s Guide tester Will Palmer picked the Bose Sport as the best earbuds for running. “The fit on the well-sealed, sweat- and water-resistant Sport is more secure than anything else in our test,” he wrote.
Should you leave your store unattended? One daring outdoor clothing brand says the practice has boosted trust—and sales.
But is it worth the $700 price tag?
A look back at the inspiring history of one of the nation’s most iconic independent gear shops on the eve of its 50th anniversary
This small but mighty Washington-based apparel brand wants to change your mind about what a mountain biker looks like
Eco-conscious shopping is hard. Here’s what you need to know about the ten most common standards
The Speedland SL:PDX might just change how runners think about their equipment
A disruptive startup is poised to rewrite the definition of performance apparel
The company’s newest flagship timepiece promises astounding battery life as well as efficient solar charging, and it comes with a flashlight
The Bowhead Reach is designed to help those who can’t walk access mountain-bike trails
We recommended this pack for the remote worker in our holiday gift guide. The 20-liter Wayfinder is a versatile everyday pack made from durable ripstop nylon. Plus, the pack as all the tech features you need for work travel like cord organizers and padded laptop sleeves.
“Though we’ve tested pricier, more feature-rich watches, we liked the budget-friendly simplicity of the new M2,” wrote our Buyer’s Guide tester. “It provides all the data you want (heart rate, activity tracking, interval timers) without any extraneous, confusing metrics that you don’t need.”…
Gaia Topo lets you download an entire state map in a matter of minutes without hogging your phone’s precious storage space
Gains in aerodynamics, weight, and stiffness come at the cost of some rider choice and equipment resilience
We featured the Recon LT beacon in our Winter Buyer’s Guide roundup of the best snow safety gear. “The device’s ergonomic shape and low-profile harness make it comfortable to wear and easy to forget about until you need it, and the advertised 50-meter range held up during tests in…
For those folks always seeking the competitive edge
Why not make life a little easier?