A recap of top stories for the past week, May 15 – 21, 2016.
Could setting up a tent be a hazard to your health? A Duke University study reveals known carcinogens present in tent fabric from five brands.
And the Nobel Prize for cheese ball firearms goes to this guy!
A 14-foot touring kayak that packs down to a 3.5-foot unit comes to market this June.
In 1951, Gene Espy became just the second person to hike the entire length of the Appalachian Trail. Oh, how times have changed.
If your definition of ‘mountain biking’ includes technical terrain ridden hard uphill and down, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better bike than the Santa Cruz Bronson.
What’s the difference between camping and ‘glamping’? Check these 10 tip-offs to see which ‘camp’ you’re in.
‘Automatic’ pop-up roof tent makes almost any car a classic camper.
Swipe a finger across your sleeve to answer a call. A new programmable fabric patch could redefine ‘wearables’ as we know them.
What’s the big idea? Upstart Big Outdoors deals only in independent outdoor brands you’ve probably never heard of.
The disturbing fad of luxury camping needs to be destroyed. Dirtbags unite and take back the smelly ruggedness of over packed, car-born adventure.
Best axe on the market? To use a Gränsfors Bruk Small Forestry Axe or Wildlife Hatchet is to know the joy of efficient manual labor.
Competitors in the Gold Nugget Triathlon in Anchorage, Alaska, ran into furry obstacles during the event on Sunday.
Farm to Feet, a sock brand based in Mt. Airy, NC, delivers in full on its ‘Made in USA’ promise. Using domestically produced materials and USA manufacturing, its 100% USA Supply Chain is an example to follow.
Look out Angry Birds – iPhone fishing could be the next big craze.
Advances in DNA testing and a new process called fibertyping raise questions about cotton purity, quality, and advertising. Are consumers really getting what they pay for?
Apparently, you can pump a canoe the same way you’d pump a bike or skateboard. But you won’t be moving “gently down the stream.”
What do professional weather observers do in 109 mph winds? The exact same thing you would, obviously.
The Goal Zero Sherpa 100 is a compact battery that can charge electronics as large as a laptop computer. We tested it on a road trip through California for this review.
A bike ‘mine,’ handmade sandals, and luxe pump are among emerging products, culled from crowd-source sites, PR campaigns, and industry scoops on the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design.
Hungry athletes take note: ‘Rocket Fuel’ recipes put creative twist on performance food.
Could the Mavic Ellipse be the best urban bike wheel on the market? Over three years of testing, our editor put 10,000 miles on a set to find out.
The top 50 American cities, ranked according to how much they tweet about mosquitoes. See where your town ranks.
Ultra runners know about the Barkley Marathons. A new race in Colorado offers a mountainous version of the Barkley, including far-flung checkpoints and off-trail travel.
A loose-fitting neoprene layer, this zip-up jacket will keep you warm even when soaking wet.