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Tough and waterproof, it fits everything you need for a day

Tried-and-true adventures big and small, from sea to shining sea

Even if you don’t own a dog! (Yes, this is possible.)

From filmmakers Tyler Allyn and Cooper Lambla, Frontier of Firsts addresses the great lengths it takes to find unpaddled whitewater.

When you want to make sure your essentials—phone, cash, etc.—don't end up in the drink

Turns out the brand that makes my favorite PFDs also knows its footwear

From music and film to mountain biking and yoga, here are our favorite jamborees celebrating the outdoors this season

Pedal-powered boats are coming to the masses

On the morning of May 10, 2017, three whitewater kayakers embarked on a 24-hour expedition to paddle 300 miles.

With a hydration sleeve, clamshell zipper pocket, and rescue-compatible features, this is the future of PFDs

It's one of the most indispensable pieces of gear I own

Since 1997 there have been four attempts at a first kayaking descent of British Columbia’s Klinaklini River, none have been successful.

And also, when to stop being a baby and learn to enjoy yourself

In this video from River Roots and Astral, A Women Knows Her Place takes an irreverent look at paddler Nouria Newman putting on a metaphorical clinic for her male counterparts who just happen to be freestyle world champion Dane Jackson and Rush Sturges on California’s Upper Cherry Creek.

First screened at the National Paddling Film Festival, Heart of Dampness took home their best of award back in 1988. Enjoy a little throwback. 

An Outside investigation of sexual harassment in outdoor workplaces, where unwanted advances, discrimination, and assault are a frequent and destructive occurrence for far too many women

Matt Thomas was a world-class kayaker who got paralyzed in a mountain-bike accident. His friend Joe Jackson moved in for a demanding stint as a caregiver. Outdoor sports were off the table, of course—until Thomas heard about paragliding.

Adventure paddler Aleksander Doba willed his 71-year-old body and 1,600-pound kayak through a 4,000-mile trans-Atlantic journey

New approaches to wellness travel offer detoxifying spa treatments, nutritious meals, and awesome fitness options

The race takes place on a section of the Payette River in Idaho known as Jacob’s Ladder, which is famous for its massive features. This year, the record runoff had some competitors worried.

A celebrated origami boat gets a crucial upgrade

The Chinese government's interest in damming rivers for hydropower motivated Winn to open a rafting company in an attempt to bring people to see rivers before they disappear behind a dam.

When the folks at NorthSouth decided to travel to the Faroe Islands and make their film Silent Odyssey they wanted to do it without the assistance of motors. Armed with two bikes, one kayak, and one kiteboard they explored the 18 islands that make up this archipelago.

These nonmetal signifiers could save your hand when playing outside

Rafa Ortiz and Red Bull are known to get into some pretty ridiculous antics together, but this hilarious new video may top them all.

I tested eight options to find out which will actually keep your stuff dry

On March 30, the five kayakers launched their boats at the village of La Tunia, attempting to make the first descent of the Rio Apaporis over 30 days. Twenty-one days and 500 miles later, FARC rebels ended it.

From Octave Zangs, Together Against The Mines shares the success story of a campaign to disallow a nickel mine to be placed on the Hunter Creek watershed.

Astral's high-performance Layla is specifically designed for big-breasted paddlers

Our Play Now series highlights an epic POV clip so you can get in on the action even when you're stuck behind a desk. This incredible footage comes from professional kayaker Ben Marr who was on the Zambezi River directly underneath Victoria Falls.

We pitted a lightweight, teched-out camp towel against one you'd hang in a bathroom. Here's how it stacked up.

From kayaker and filmmaker Mike Mckay, 'Jondachi' tells the story of young man and his connection to the Rio Jondachi in Ecuador.

As Arctic sea ice melts, business for Alaskan passenger ships is booming. Can the fragile region handle the traffic?

She was present when her fiance drowned during a kayaking trip last year, and even told authorities she wanted him dead. But there's no way a jury will convict. Here's why.

This six-pound kayak ($525) is built with a collapsible carbon frame and a ripstop waterproof nylon skin, allowing it to pack down to the size of a yoga mat. Users can easily haul it on a bike or carry it onto a plane.   Buy Now…

This month, German Freya Hoffmeister became the first kayaker to circumnavigate the continent, paddling through everything from gale-force winds to ship-clogged canals.

Can Caroline Queen win a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics?

Sixteen years ago, the man who helped raise Megan Michelson was shot to death at a remote kayaking lodge in Northern California. Michelson embarks on a painful search to find out what happened, and why.

Whitewater's brightest stars are launching bigger drops than ever. But it'll take more than sweet photos to right this fading sport.