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April 21st kicks off National Park Week, and the National Park Service is celebrating with a free admission day at all parks on Saturday!

April 18th, 2018 | 205 Shares
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Despite an impressively light weight, Elite Climb’s carbon and kevlar Salamandra ice axes proved durable and strong in our rigorous testing.

April 18th, 2018 | 21 Shares
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‘Ultimate Metric’: Strava Revamps Suffer Score With ‘Relative Effort’

Strava’s new Relative Effort feature will provide premium users a score that compares any sport’s workout intensity against any other, and provide fine-tuned training tips.

April 18th, 2018 | 16 Shares

Screaming Deals: Gear Savings of the Week

Our weekly column finds the best deals from across the web to save you money on outdoors gear. Check out the discount gear from Big Agnes, ENO, SOG, and more.

April 18th, 2018 | 17 Shares
Greg Hook's PTSD route by TerraTrike

Man to Trike 12,000 Miles for Veterans

With two surgically reconstructed knees, Gregory Hook plans to fully circumnavigate the lower-48 states on his recumbent Terra Trike. Along his 12,000-mile journey, he hopes to raise $25,000 for veterans struggling with PTSD.

April 17th, 2018 | 268 Shares

No Frills Pack: Thule AllTrail 35 First Look

Minimal features and an unassuming profile – Thule shoots for a single-quiver pack with the All Trail 35. I tested it hiking and scrambling.

April 17th, 2018

Tree Huggers & Hunters Unite: Patagonia Founder Joins BHA Rendezvous

The brand Patagonia and the organization Backcountry Hunters and Anglers may come from different sides of the recreational aisle. But with a mutual goal of protecting public lands access, their alliance could make a powerful statement.

April 17th, 2018 | 1,747 Shares
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The Mystery of the Missing Hiker Emoji

Do you remember an emoji of a hiker with trekking poles and a backpack? You’re not alone.

April 17th, 2018 | 37 Shares


Best Folding Knives Under $50

Not too pricy, not too cheap, the $50 mark has largely been abandoned in the folding knife market. But we’ve got three you should look at.

Review: Orvis Built the Pro Wading Jacket for Fishing Guides

The Orvis Pro Wading Jacket is a waterproof/breathable shell designed for serious anglers braving nasty weather. I took it fishing in Montana for this review.

Rubber Recycled: TreadWright ‘Remolded’ Tires Tested

High performance, affordable rubber for your truck? Tread Wright claims it does just that – and in an environmentally responsible way. We put a set on our truck to test ’em out.

Click On, Ride Down: Burton Step On Binding Review

Burton fueled the hype machine with the Step On binding. But are they any good? We put them to the test for this review.

Best Running Shoes for Women 2018

Looking for the best women’s running shoes? We’ve tested the best shoes for road running, trail running, and barefoot runners of 2018. Plus, we’ve got a Buyer’s Guide with helpful tips for better shoe shopping.

Hiker’s Dream Knife: Benchmade Bugout Review

The Benchmade Bugout is a useful, versatile folding knife that weighs less than two ounces. We put this ultralight folding knife to the test for this review. From the Benchmade Bugout’s excellent action to its effortless carry and cutting ability, it’s been hard to kick out of the pocket.

NordicTrack Does Dumbbells: Select-A-Weight Review

Two dumbbells, 30 weight settings. NordicTrack takes a swing at the adjustable weight market with a design aimed at improving reliability and ease of use, while staying affordable.

‘Chinese Finger Trap’ Rappel: Beal Escaper First Look

The Escaper provides a rope-releasing mechanism for full-length single rope rappels. So why does this potentially life-saving device make us so nervous?

Daypack Reinvented: Mystery Ranch Scree Puts Function First

Imagine the durability, adjustability, and load carrying architecture of a technical backpack in a daypack. Enter the Scree Pack, from Mystery Ranch. We reviewed the Scree on day hikes and climbing trips for several months in this test.

BCA Float 27 Speed Avalanche Airbag Reviewed

The new BCA Float 2.0 system is lighter and more useful than previous versions. We skied with the BCA Float 27 Speed pack during an avalanche course for this review.

Best Women’s Adventure Pants: Hiking, Climbing, and Travel

Here are the best women’s hiking pants, climbing pants, and travel pants. Pick a pair and get ready for adventure.

Sunglasses Without Arms Are Surprisingly Awesome

A new brand called Ombraz this week launches sunglasses without “sidearms.” They are very unique, and we received a sample to put them to the test.

Trail Slipper: Teva Ember Moc Review

Part sneaker, part puffy, Teva’s Ember Moc may soon be part of many campers’ gear collections. We reviewed it outside, inside, and around town.

Canine Adventure Gear: 5 Essentials for Hiking with a Dog

Hiking with a dog is the best. Get these gear essentials from Ruffwear, Buckley, and Ridgeline to prepare your pet to hit the trail.

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That moment when you fully test just how sticky your shoes really are. 🧗🏻‍♀️ - Big thanks to @heatherlweidner for the awesome climbing and @pegoodman for the capture. - We’re now officially dreaming of trip to beautiful Waterval Boven, South Africa 🇿🇦 .

Hard to beat a weekend camped out on the beach. - What’s your favorite place to camp? Any favorite beaches? - And big thanks to @therollingvan for the pic and adventure inspiration.

Anyone else ready for spring to arrive? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️ - We’re split in the office on loving winter adventures or summer ones more. What about you? Do want more snow or is it time for summer-time warmth? - And big thanks to @wanderousshepherds for the awesome pic. Your photos always make us smile.

Loving this from @ryankodakbrown. “I just realized something!!! Two years ago (3/9/16), began one of my favorite adventures! The Appalachian Trail is a classic and I’m thankful to be part of its wonderful community. You hear it all the time, but it really is the people who make these trips special. Let’s hear it for the good ol’ AT and the amazing people who make it possible!!! 👏👏👏” - What about you? Have you ever thru-hiked? Any long trail adventures planned this summer?

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