Design and TechArchive
Most gear evolves step by step. With this stuff, it’s by leaps and bounds.
The next phase of FKT-worthy custom gear puts consumers in the design chair
We talked to design maverick Thomas Meyerhoffer about the importance of always exploring. Then we had him speak with four other visionaries building an ingenious new world.
MIT research scientist Hugh Herr lost both legs below the knee after a 1982 winter climbing ordeal. In less than a year, he hacked his prosthetics to allow him to climb again, and he went on to become one of the world’s leading innovators in the field. Author Todd Balf, who lost partial use of his legs after a spinal-cord injury, gets a front-row seat as Herr and his MIT colleagues plot their next big act—new science and technology to end a slate of disabling conditions.
Eight exceptional new timepieces
Go faster, train smarter.
This pocket knife is designed like a samurai sword
The new SPIN technology inside POC's 2017/18 helmets could have a significant impact on skiers in coming years
A new building standard has your health and fitness in mind
For decades, hydrogen has been considered the next big fuel source for vehicles. It’s taking time to gain traction, but hydrogen might very well be the future.
The action-cam maker says it's fixed the problem that had some Karmas suddenly plunging to the ground
Think of MuscleSound as a fuel gauge for your body that helps optimize your diet and training plan
The Flir Duo captures thermal images so rescuers can locate hikers, skiers, or anyone else who might have gotten stranded outside at night
The new Ellipse comes with a whole suit of smart anti-theft and safety features
This coffee table is almost too beautiful to use.
For exercising with music, wire-free headphones are the holy grail. But are Apple's AirPods the closest to perfection? We tested half a dozen of its competitors to find out.
Is this design going to revolutionize footwear? We’re not sure yet.
The recently upgraded tool makes glacier retreat and deforestation easy to visualize
The recall is a PR nightmare. The question is: How badly will it hurt the company?
Six months, two trips to Thailand, and flirtations with madness have produced possibly the most forgettable fork ever
It could be the key to making the industry more sustainable, but it's also (unsurprisingly) difficult to convince manufacturers to share their R&D finds. Which is where Patagonia comes in.
Here's how to build the perfect tiny home
A tiny home you can tow around with your truck
Power sources small enough for you to carry that run on solar, fire, or water are heavy and don't produce enough electricity to warrant schlepping into the backcountry
6 tools our editors rely on while traveling
A concrete tiny house that snaps together like Legos
Your flask is ugly compared to this handcrafted beauty
It's not incredibly lightweight, packable, or durable, but all this stuff will serve you just fine in the outdoors and doesn't cost a small fortune
Every wallet should double as a multitool
The updated communications tool creates a network for people to send and receive messages without cell service. But its success is entirely dependent on how many people buy into it.
They now make tiny houses that pop up like tents
LVL, from BSX Technologies, is a wearable for hydration tracking. It'll tell you how much to drink, and when.
At the intersection of modernity and sustainability, the 'Summit Haus' is home for climbers Taylor Rees and Renan Ozturk.
All the products released Monday move the action-camera market forward. Could GoPro have gone even further? Sure. But the new Hero5 Black is the best POV camera to date, and the drone one of the most capable we've ever flown.
These neuron-stimulating Halo Sport headphones are said to boost athletic performance
Engineers futz with things for a reason: that’s how breakthroughs happen. And as these 29 products demonstrate, there’s never been a better time to mess around.
The new Watch is a more sophisticated fitness tracker than its predecessor, with GPS, waterproofing, and a sleek, fast operating system
Hiking a marathon a day in Yosemite with the pro photographer to launch Fitbit's newest fitness challenge
This is not your standard A-frame
An expert look at the most feasible—and nuttiest—submissions
The video of a recent hiking encounter offers a glimpse into the future for outdoor enthusiasts, and it's a little creepy
The next evolution of topographic maps will be 3-D interactives that show how rivers change and landscapes erode with centimeter precision
Don't shower inside again
A portable keg that keeps your beer bubbly
Currently under construction in Ridgway, Colorado
Beautiful and efficient, it's a good excuse to downsize
Across the map, companies large and small are putting out quality gear crafted stateside with pride
The most noteworthy, cringe-worthy items of all time, in all their weird glory
New apps make editing your action footage easier than ever
GoPro Care covers you for two years
A recyclable tiny house made from cardboard
It'll hold eight cards, cash, and there's even a bottle opener
Companies are making digital devices that not only track your steps but also up your style game
Moonlight lets you build collaborative gear checklists, provides important campsite info, and even includes built-in ghost stories
And Charles Lindbergh’s grandson thinks he’s found a quieter way to fly
The material is ultra tough, durable, and lightweight, and it may be the future of outdoor apparel if Patagonia and a California startup have their way
Time to upgrade your car-camping kitchen
Nancy Ford's Repair Lair in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has repaired thousands of products, giving everything from bike shoes to sleeping bags a new life.
Practice your airs, then go inside for hot cocoa
From fresh cut firewood to a stocked fridge, Getaway covers all the bases in advance so that guests can focus solely on escaping the daily grind.
Good looking and totally customizable
84 Lumber, the largest privately held supplier of building materials in the United States, is officially stepping into the tiny-house market
We dunked, abused, and submerged the LifeProof FRE case. Our iPhone stayed bone-dry the whole time.
Stream music on the go
Get this thing on my wrist. Stat.
A lunchbox that comes with an app to help you eat better
For those who enjoy good java in tough-to-get-to places
The most eco-friendly camper we’ve seen
Ditch the musty, ramshackle log house and stay in this exquisitely located architectural gem
The newest way to capture your exploits in high-def, 360-degree video
The only commitment required on your part: a reservation
Sleek, nearly indestructible, and theft-proof
A functional piece of beachside art
Your dog can now have his own Airstream
An electric speedboat made for hosting dinner parties
Crush competitors on Zwift and answer emails, all at the same time
A $375 tiny home...for Fido
Beartooth, a small device that pairs to your phone, allows you to talk to other users within a two-mile range