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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?
Meet the innovators and activists who are making their favorite sports more accessible to plus-size adventurers
40-plus testers spent four months testing the latest, greatest winter gear on ski hills, backcountry routes, and trails, and in our own home gyms and backyards
Make like a hare in any conditions
There were so many good boards this year that it was hard to pick just a few for print. Here are the others our testers loved.
This snow rocket was built for fun
Sleek timepieces for every kind of adventure
All your exercise data, simplified
Stellar gear for hard chores
Trick out your own training space
There are five wearables in our print magazine, but several more worth checking out
From campsite to nightlight, BioLite’s AlpenGlow sets the perfect vibe
The upstart Swiss company is shaking things up with an unorthodox cushioning system and an emphasis on grassroots marketing
We’ve all felt that panic when you wander off trail and can’t find your way back. Gaia GPS solves this problem.
As always, Apple found clever ways to improve upon its camera lenses, making the latest iteration increasingly useful for outdoor adventures
A new app called NatureQuant harnesses the latest research to track and rate your time outside. Next up: determining how much you need.
With an innovative hipbelt and pockets (almost) everywhere I need them, this backpack is a quiver killer for multiday treks
Contributor Andrew Skurka tested the Ambit3 Peak for more than 1,500 miles and 300 hours in 2018. For ultra runners and backpackers, the Ambit3 Peak excels in three important ways: its long-lasting battery, its barometer, and price. “It makes the traditional outdoor ABC watch obsolete,” he wrote.
The Metolius anchor draw held up surprisingly well in our field testing
The later moon missions didn’t grab as much attention as the first landing in 1969, but they had something very cool on the gear front: the lunar rover, a lightweight go-kart that gave crews unmatched mobility on another world
Barriers for whatever the atmosphere dishes out
The carvers and gadgets for every task that needs cutting
These stylish pieces are ready for adventure
These rigs are royally fun
Bike design is evolving so you can go farther and faster
Devices for passing the toughest training milestones
It’s the perfect size to haul around but still packs a big optical punch
L. Renee Blount is a designer, a photographer, and an outdoor enthusiast. In this new series, she tries a new activity every month.
Why Apple’s CEO wants to make health and wellness the company’s greatest legacy
A revolutionary robotic device is opening up all kinds of new possibilities in the mountains
Last winter, when the robotics firm Roam released its latest version of Elevate, a revolutionary exoskeleton promising to boost skiing performance, our writer knew he had to give it a test drive. His analysis: the company's debut product is fun yet flawed—but its vision of a tech-assisted sports future will still blow your mind.
The company's library of studio exercise classes, integrated with on-screen fitness data from your Apple Watch, launches today. Our Sweat Science columnist takes it for a spin.
Apple's CEO says technology can help us lead healthier, more balanced lives—but we also need to learn how to ignore our screens
Over the past two decades, eBird has become the go-to online platform for scientists and hobbyists alike to upload and share bird observations. But it has also transformed the process and etiquette of birding.
The 900-denier ripstop polyester body is water-resistant and boasts a padded bottom panel for added structure. Daisy chains make lashing a breeze, the shoulder straps are comfy and removable, and there are side-grab handles for extra convenience. We dig the U-shaped lid, which makes for quick packing, and the two…
After this year, we can use all the help we can get
There's always the next level
Speed demons, air addicts, and powder hounds, meet your matches
Coats for every adventure, from sunny singletrack to frigid summits
Dialed and ready for big loads, these bags will help you keep the pace
Keeping tabs on training and health has never been this seamless
These timepieces are ready to get down to business
Like always, Apple made important upgrades to its new device. The 12 Pro Max, which launches in November, will be even better.
These buds made it into our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide in our list of the best audio gear. They’re lightweight and have a cord that clips to your shirt to stay in place. The sound quality is “faithful to your favorite tracks,” our tester says, but be aware—the buds…
It keeps your mobile device accessible and in place on paved and dirt roads alike
Whether you're hunting, bird-watching, or visiting a national park, the six-ounce Kestrel Glassing Systems Monopod will drastically improve your experience
Science says the HoverGlide reduces vertical forces by more than 80 percent. But what does it actually feel like?
The company's brand-new SB115 evolved from its super-capable SB100 cross-country model. The latest rendition is even more versatile and well suited to being an everyday trail bike for many.
From iconic brands like Patagonia to that indispensable camping store in your hometown, the adventure economy has taken an unprecedented hit. The good news: the people who created these businesses are doers, and they're putting everything they've got into staying afloat and preparing for an uncertain future.
When COVID-19 hit, designers at DPS Skis viewed the pandemic as a way to pivot and do something impactful for health care workers
Rose Marcario was one of the most vocal and progressive leaders in the outdoor industry
It's a strange time in the world of bicycles. That's one reason we chose two favorite road rigs: one for pavement and one for gravel.
Timepieces that check all the boxes
Meet Robb Jankura, bike builder turned camera-gear designer
Trail machines are more versatile than ever
Updated rides for modern performance
Jessica Rogers and her team make some of our favorite trail-running gear
Meet Ryan Lovelace, designer at Trimcraft Surfboards
Hardware to help you maximize your workouts
Keep moving in all conditions
We caught up with Scarpa's climbing shoe category manager Heinz Mariacher to talk about what's next
These cut through the competition
Gear that gets better with time
Tim Fish talks about gaining design inspiration from unexpected places
John Cordoba thinks the future of bikes—and bike racing—includes e-bikes
This category is coming for your road bike
Our testers loved how playful Revel's Rascal was and how it provided confidence in any terrain
Grow your own delicious herbs easily with this all-in-one kit. Our digital managing director, Abigail Wise, loves her AeroGarden because she always has fresh herbs at the ready for cooking. The low-effort system comes with a grow light that operates on a timer, so all you have to do is…
Because you always need hot sauce
Technological advances and a growing line of research have paved the way for a new class of support systems that are comfortable, look good, and fit a wide(r) variety of bodies.
Advances in technologies have ushered in a new era for the world’s most important piece of sports equipment
It has everything to do with odor control