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One Man’s Method: Running An Unsupported Ultramarathon

A new column, ‘One Man’s Method,’ tells the tale of an outdoor endeavor, and how it was accomplished. Here, an ultra-runner shares how he finished a 30+ mile run through the Rocky Mountains, solo and unsupported.

October 21st, 2016

‘Bottom Of The Earth’: Treasure Hunt In The World’s Deepest Gorge

‘Skin-bubbling’ plants, mummies, and ancient Incan treasure: It happened on an actual race through Earth’s deepest gorge, a story told in the new book ‘Comrades Of The Colca’.

October 21st, 2016
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Life At The Edge: The Art Of Human-Powered Slacklining

A team of humans holds the line while an athlete walks across an abyss. Welcome to the crazy world of human-powered slackline.

October 21st, 2016

Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

‘Mountain lollipops’ to bicycle brake lights: Our weekly peek at emerging products examines the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design.

October 20th, 2016

First Look: ‘Ultimate Connected SUV’ Debuts For 2017

The parent company of Volvo today introduced a new car brand, Lynk & Co. We traveled to Berlin to get a first look at what’s touted as the ‘Ultimate Connected SUV.’

October 20th, 2016
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Adventure Traveler? Book Gives ‘Global Bucket List’

Looking for more adventure than a beach and a book? These 10 activities will get your heart racing.

October 20th, 2016

Czech Climber Moving Quickly Up ‘Dawn Wall’

Adam Ondra is a phenomenal climber. But will his superb athleticism and sport climbing skills be enough to match the world’s hardest big wall in his first visit to Yosemite Valley?

October 19th, 2016

Review: Bolle’s ‘The One’ Bike Helmet For Any Occasion

A current helmet from Bolle converts for use on the road or single-track, hot weather or cold. We put The One to the test.

October 19th, 2016


First Look: Thule’s 2016 Technical Backpack Line

People know Thule for its vehicle racks. But the Swedish brand has a burgeoning backpack line.

Complex Knit: First Look At Polartec Delta ‘Cooling’ Fabric

Sweat is the body’s “radiator,” and this evaporative cooling process makes hiking, running, and biking possible even on the hottest of days. What if your clothing could enhance that natural process?

Family Hauler: Minivan Modified For Kids, Bikes & Gear

Our editor modified a family minivan for ultimate gear-hauling capacity, including six bikes, four kids, two parents, a dog, and camping gear on top.

Double-Wheel ‘Juggernaut’ Tackles Everything

Three wheels, two forks, 2,000 Watts. One tip: It’s not a ‘bike.’

Review: US-Made Hammock Created From Plastic Bottles

This simple hammock by Yukon Outfitters, the SomniSmart, is made in the USA from recycled plastic bottles.

First Look: GoPro HERO5 Black

GoPro released their latest line of cameras October 2nd, and beyond video function, all of the updates come with user accessibility.

First Look: Tent Line From Therm-a-Rest For 2017

We got a first review last month of the ‘palace’-like Tranquility tents, which come in four- and six-person builds.

Review: Danner Mountain 600 Boots Modernize A Classic

Danner plugged new Vibram tech into an old school design with the new Mountain 600 hiking boot. We put them to the test to see if they feel as good as they look.

NoPro? Action Camera Alternative Ricoh WG-M2 Reviewed

Can any action sports camera stand up to GoPro’s quality without the GoPro price? We may have found one.

First Look: KEEN APhlex Thrashed, Still Thrives

The KEEN APhlex is a light hiking boot that can stand up to the rigors of off-trail bushwhacking. We put them to the test in the Rocky Mountains for this review.

Outrider: Bike Adventure For Differently-Abled

Regardless of physical ability, mountain bikers, cross-country explorers, hunters, and eco-friendly commuters can use this electric vehicle to venture into the wilderness.

Trucker Hat Outdoors? Headsweats Builds ‘Performance’ Option

A curved bill, a mesh back, and a tall fabric front — the trucker hat is an unlikely trend in the outdoors.

GHOST Bikes: Learning To Fly In South Tyrol

The Italian Dolomites are a dream destination for mountain biking, and the proving grounds for the GHOST Carbon SL AMR 6 LC.

First Look: Expanding ‘Flex Capacitor’ Backpack From Sierra Designs

Designed with renowned adventurer Andrew Skurka, the Sierra Designs Flex Capacitor expands outward for a pack that ranges from 40 to 60 liters.

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Arapaho Basin opened this weekend! It's not exactly blower, but is a quick fix for those with a serious snow jones! #whitestripofdeath

Our bike editor @crc_hurl hits the South American circuit this week in Colombia, here hanging with the (youthful) locals mid-ride in the #procolombia countryside.

A @neversummerindustries snowboard core emerges in #Denver #Colorado #madeinamerica

The first Never Summer snowboard, called the swift, from 1983, and the 2015 Swift. Both made in #Colorado. Touring the @icelantic_skis / Never Summer factory today.

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