Trailhead To Eureka... Thru-Hiking The 'PNT'

Contributing editor Jeff Kish is hiking the 1,200-mile Pacific Northwest Trail this summer. This is his first report from the trail.
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Is Backpacking Dying?

Why do younger people seem less interested in this outdoor tradition?
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First Look: Mountainsmith 'Mountain Dome'

The to-be-released Mountainsmith Mountain Dome 2 is a mid-priced, all-around backpacking tent. Our editor reviews it after a night in the Rockies.
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Cooler 'Air Conditioner' Made For Outdoors

Keep your beer, and family, cool with this cooler/cold air-blower. A new product capitalizes on the simple air-cooling solution popularized by the DIY crowd with the first commercially available beverage cooler/air conditioner we've seen.
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Test: Source 'Ultimate Hydration System'

An Israel-based brand ships the "Ultimate Hydration System" worldwide and sells the kit for $54. It includes everything needed to sip water and stay hydrated in the outdoors.
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Find Nature In The City With These 10 Tips

Big city living certainly has its perks, but with all the hustle and bustle it can be hard to get in tune with nature. One editor shares her tips for getting outdoors in the city.
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First Look: Katadyn 'Gravity Filter'

Why not let gravity do the work as opposed to pumping or other methods of purifying water? We test a new water filter from Katadyn.
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First Look: Super Wide, Cushy And Packable Sleeping Pad

The Static V Luxe sleeping pad by Klymit unrolls to remarkable proportions and still packs small enough to ride easily in a backpack. Our editor reviews this cushy backcountry mattress.
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First Look: Ticla Car Camping Kit

The cush car camping equipment from Ticla was "nothing like we have ever experienced before." Our contributor Chelsey Magness tests the company's camping gear on a long road trip through the American West.
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'Coolest' Cooler Has Blender, Lots More

Coolers usually do one thing -- keep food and drinks cold. Count it as two if you want to use it as a seat, but generally, that's about it. But it's hard to believe everything one can do with this cooler!
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