The new program, called Kurbo, could encourage dangerous habits for young people
This summer, get your kids off the couch and get swole
Tips from the pros about the importance of communication, being prepared for a breakdown, and taking it slow
Liz "Snorkel" Thomas, an Appalachian Trail record holder, created a 225-mile route through the Big Apple to help bring attention to the city's need for more playgrounds
What to do about a friend who's uptight about splitting expenses and a date who's uptight about bodily functions
We owe it to our children to get them on two wheels
It sounds like a great idea. Churches have high ceilings, are centrally located, and, recently, have been falling vacant. But redesigning them to accommodate climbing routes? Not so easy.
Kickster models built between 2013 and 2019 may have a defect that causes the handlebars to fall off
Copy these overachievers and make the most of your trek to the office
The fine line between holding on and letting go
Outside gear tester Jakob Schiller can’t say enough about the Chandler CNX shoes. These kicks held up against the abuse of both his children as they grew in and out of them. He says, “Even after years of wear, they’re in great shape. I can’t say that about any…
These nine essentials make camp life easier, all under $100
Like the rest of us, Tom Vanderbilt was dreaming of a new kind of vacation. He wanted adventure and a physical challenge, but also a trip that would appeal to his wife and young daughter. The answer: swimming in the open ocean, day after wet, wild day.
Kids need more outdoor playtime, and one national nonprofit is helping provide families with just that
Kayaker Eric Jackson is still developing new tricks—and beating his kids in competitions
On July 13 and 14, Outside magazine is bringing its first active-lifestyle festival to Chicago, with stand-up paddleboarding, climbing, fly-fishing, running, biking, axe throwing, an adventure film festival, speakers, live music, and more
When the path to parenthood is an uncertain trek
The 44-year-old Ironman competitor wakes up early—and we mean early—and only takes one rest day a month
The adventurer takes us through self-doubt, being a dad, and learning to stick with it
Take your children fishing. Then do that over and over again for the rest of your life.
She's the youngest person in history to climb the iconic 3,000-foot route
It’s true. I am a bicycle scofflaw. Sue me.
When his time and energy are both in short supply
How one nonprofit is working to get more people outside through urban adventures
There's been limited research on the risks kids face in thin air, which means parents and guides have to make some tough decisions
Taking a tiny human floating seems intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be
These kids today...riding bikes? In the streets?? The horror!!!
Watch the waves, watch your children, and, above all, keep it fun
The famed ski mountaineer on what she thinks about when she looks down
At 1.1 million acres, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is one of the largest and most popular backcountry destinations in the U.S. and a longtime proving ground for adventurers. But now the region is facing the threat of sulfide-ore copper mining. Stephanie Pearson paddles into the wild.
Who says summer camp is just for kids? We rounded up seven escapes made for grown-ups (and a few for their families), plus seven more to entertain the kids while the adults are at play.
You're just as likely to build a robot as paddle a canoe at summer camp today, but the value of the experience is even more important for our screen-addled youth
You can set up your own, off-the-cuff version of summer camp in one of these stellar settings
Scientifically proven to contain the most nostalgic value, bug spray, and peanut-butter-dipped Oreos
This hauler’s 55-liter capacity can hold a few days’ worth of gear (up to 45 pounds), but don’t go overboard: you don’t want to weigh down your child too much on their first multi-night backpacking trip. The Optifit suspension can be lengthened as your kid grows, while multiple exterior pockets…
CamelBak built a kid’s version of its most popular mountain-bike pack for the littlest of shredders. The Mini Mule comes with a 1.5-liter hydration bladder, just under a liter of gear space, and a mesh harness that vents so junior isn’t left with sweat stains under the shoulder straps.
The 40-liter Icarus is designed for overnight or quick weekend trips into the backcountry, and it comes loaded with the same features your favorite adult packs have: a hydration sleeve, a trekking-pole attachment, a rain cover, a separate slot for a sleeping bag, and an exterior stash pocket. The VersaFit…
Built for big boys and girls (8 to 12 years old), the Tarn Hydro is a straightforward daypack with a wide opening to the main compartment and a comfy padded back panel with an air-flow channel. The stretchy mesh side pockets are great for items your kids want to access…
This Deuter pack is for when you introduce your children to technical pursuits, like ski touring and rock climbing. It has 22 liters of room in a top-loading compartment, with space for a hydration bladder, but is also outfitted with ice-ax straps, D rings, and gear loops for lashing rope,…
A pack made for fast-and-light adventures on a bike, the Moki is a small 1.5 liters, just enough for a layer and some snacks. But it also comes with a dedicated hydration sleeve—with its own quick-zip access—and an attachment strap for a blinking light, so it’s easy for your child…
Who says you can't camp in (or near) big cities?
A year after Bonnie Carroll's husband, U.S. Army brigadier general Tom Carroll, died, she devoted her life to caring for those who’d lost loved ones from war. For widowed women in Afghanistan, this called for more than emotional support.
Jorgeson's 1Climb foundation and Adidas are partnering to build 10 climbing walls across the country
The winding path to a dream job
An environmentalist grapples with a common question in an uncommon time
Chia-Chia Lin's highly anticipated debut novel follows a Taiwanese American family struggling on the outskirts of Anchorage, Alaska
A grassroots movement of physicians are prescribing time outdoors as the best possible cure for a growing list of ailments. Can they really convince big health care that free medicine is the way of the future?
What do you do when your kid thinks winning is everything?
After a massive fire, one man tried to replant the forests of his childhood. After more than half a decade, he realized he was fighting a losing battle against climate change. We all are.
Dierdre Wolownick gives us an inside look at what it was like to raise the 'Free Solo' climber in 'The Sharp End of Life'
Make your kids love the trails as much as you do
Teach, plan, supervise, and let go
What good is there in letting them loose on the nearest mud puddle? Let me count the ways.
Nine life-saving tips I learned the hard way
Extreme athlete Will Gadd on why kids should develop competence over confidence
Kicking off spring film-festival season, these shorts and features explore the Grand Canyon, skate culture, and the nature of sufferfests
How low will some of us go to keep our neighborhoods bike-free? And won’t somebody please think of the children?
How a father-son trip to Yosemite conquered my fear of hiking, bears, and falling off chairlifts
To raise strong, independent kids, you need to let them make some brave choices
This gear shop owner moved from Nebraska to Wyoming's Wind Rivers for a smaller salary and higher cost of living. She wouldn't change it for the world.
Expert advice on surviving family travel mishaps
From a barrier island off South Carolina’s coast to a remote ski town in British Columbia, we’ve rounded up our (and our kids'!) favorite places to chase adventure this summer
The Consumer Product Safety Commission tried to recall strollers it claimed were defective, but the newly appointed chair stopped it
Made for kids, this water bottle filters out bacteria, parasites, and chemicals and improves the overall taste for your little one. It lasts for up to 1,000 gallons of filtering and only weighs 7.9 ounces.
An excerpt from Ben and Penny Hewitt’s new book, 'The Young Adventurer’s Guide to (Almost) Everything,' reveals how your family can add a little buzz to your snacks
Who needs a killer routine when you can just have coffee?
A road-warrior parent of two small children shares his favorite gear for wee ones on the go
For active mamas-to-be, nine months of playing it too safe feels wrong. Good news: you don't have to give up on outdoor adventure.
An active outdoor lifestyle doesn’t end with pregnancy. It's time for gear manufacturers to tap into the growing market of high-performance maternity apparel.
Indian relay racing is sometimes called America’s first extreme sport. For years, the Brew Crew—a team from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota—were a dominant force. Then tragedy struck. This is the story of the Lakota’s spiritual relationship with the horse, and a quest to regain glory on the track.
The Youth Climate Strike is working to shut down schools across the country on March 15 to demand that world leaders act on preventing climate change
Sure, it makes my daughter adorable. But it's also everything a parent could want in a winter suit for their outdoorsy toddler.
Posting shots of my kids skiing, camping, and playing outside is good for my brand as an adventure writer. And there's nothing wrong with that.
In 2017, the Trump administration announced that it was shrinking the iconic Utah national monument by nearly 50 percent. Leath Tonino devised a sketchy 200-mile solo desert trek, following the path of the legendary cartographer who literally put these contentious canyons on the map.
You can. You should. It will become part of your family lore.
A playlist that both parents and children can enjoy.
Keep your little ripper warm with OR’s full-face-covering balaclava. Its nylon-polyester blend is soft against the skin, so they can forget the cold and stay focused on shredding.
Five important lessons I learned from ‘Raising Humans in a Digital World'