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Ah, the great outdoors. Don’t let a lack of experience keep you from enjoying it. We’ve got gear suggestions, guides, and how-tos for aspiring adventurers and seasoned explorers alike. Camping, hiking, and survival essentials are our focus, but we also touch on activities like snow sports, off-roading, and extreme experiences, as well as general fitness and exercise.

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The best merino wool socks (whether you’re hiking, skiing, or going to work)

Merino wool is an amazing natural fabric: It is moisture-wicking, keeps you warm, and naturally fights odors. Here are the 20 best Merino wool socks in 2023.
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You can now design your own splitboard, courtesy of… Twix?

Protect your dome with the best ski and snowboard helmets

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Review: is the Smith I/O Mag Imprint 3D Goggle worth its $450 price tag?

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Dakine Sender Stretch 3L review: The best snowboarding outerwear you can buy?

The best hunting knives are purpose-built for helping you process meat after the kill.

Arm yourself with the 13 best hunting knives of 2023

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Understanding ski slope trail markers: What those colors actually mean

Find the best places to rent outdoor gear.

Go green and save with the best places to rent your outdoor gear in 2023

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How to buy the right ski gear this winter: A complete guide

Step into comfort with the best ski boots of 2023

Best Skis for All Types of Skiers in 2021

Are you a park rat, powder hound, or all mountain ripper? We have a ski for you

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X Games 2023: Schedule, how to watch, favorites to win, and more

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Winter camping: Everything you need for a safe trip

Stay safe winter camping with proper equipment, knowledge, and a rigorous safe home procedure, so that you can keep heading out under the stars.
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Make winter sports stress-free: Visit these phenomenal all-inclusive ski resorts

All-inclusive holidays are a great way to reduce stress. Just turn up safe in the knowledge that passes, ski hire, and everything else is booked.
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Snowboarding for beginners: With our slang guide, you won’t look like a newbie

There's much more to snowboarding than just getting on a board and learning how to ride. Our snowboard slang guide will help you integrate into the culture.
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Camping gear 101: the must-have equipment for everyone

Winter camping is a whole different ball game. Why go lightweight this winter when you can go in comfort with our best winter camping gear.
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The 5 best all-around snowboards you can buy in 2023

Rather than spend a fortune on a separate snowboard for every occasion, why not invest in a high-quality board to get you through all sorts of conditions?
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The perfect skiing mid layer? Why this jacket has become my winter gear go-to

Skiing, especially ski touring, is all about regulating your temperature. I have tested the new Ibex Aire Hoodie for over a month; here's what I think.
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Take a dip in these 9 best hot springs across the globe

Relax and rejuvenate in one of these 9 best hot springs around the world, where you'll be treated to wondrous views and therapeutic waters.
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Get the best snowboard boots for comfortable connection

These are the best snowboard boots on the market to give you a comfortable and responsive ride this winter.
Workouts for the Cold and Snow

These winter workouts get you out of the gym and into the great outdoors

Winter isn't the easiest time of year to get outside and stay fit, but these four ideas can help you to change it up this year and keep up your fitness journey.
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These are the best ski resorts for beginners in the US

Whether you've never strapped on a pair of skis or you just need a refresher, these are some of the best ski resorts for beginners.
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Learn your turns and your terms with our ski slang dictionary

There's a whole culture around skiing, and that means a whole language. Our ski slang dictionary is here to help you sound like a true skier.
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Step up your ride this year with our best snowboard bindings

Winter is here and the mountains are covered with snow. This is the perfect week to get out and enjoy some snowboarding.

Explore the winter landscape with our snowshoeing tips

Snowshoeing is a great winter alternative to skiing if you want to explore local trails on foot. These tips will help you to get started or hone your skills.
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Learn how to adjust your ski bindings at home this winter

With the right steps in place, adjusting your ski bindings at home is straightforward and safe. Here are our three key steps for ski binding adjustment.
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Hit the slopes with the whole family at these top resorts

Heading to the slopes with the whole family this winter? Hit up one of these resorts for a great time for everyone.
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Snowboarder slander or cartoon nonsense? What is goofy foot stance?

Snowboarding with your right foot forward is commonly referred to as goofy footed, but where does this term come from, and why is there a difference?
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Don’t let rain and snow douse your campfire

The winter months are still great for camping, but knowing how to build a fire when everything around you is soaked is key to enjoying your nights outside.
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Ski tips for beginners: 13 essential things to know

We answer the tough questions for first-time skiers: What clothes to pack, which gear to buy, and how to transport it all to the mountain.
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The surprise must-have item for your winter sports adventures

Ever wanted to warm up between ski runs? When tailgating at a ski resort, you need the best gear possible. The BioLite FirePit+ is this year's must-have.
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The best ski and snowboard jackets for bombing the slopes in 2023

From resort skiing to extreme backcountry powder adventures, these are the best ski and snowboard jackets available right now.
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Growatt VITA 550 is the perfect portable power station for your next adventure

Growatt VITA 550 is the perfect portable power station for your next adventure

The Growatt Vita 550 is a compact and versatile portable power station for all your charging needs. It's now available for pre-order at a limited-time discount.
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Save time strapping in with these step in snowboard bindings

Want to spend more time riding on the mountain and less time sitting at the top of a chair? Check out these step in snowboard bindings.
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These are the best ski brands on the market this winter

Is there such a thing as too many skis? In a market offering so many options, it's hard to know where to start, but the right ski brand is a must.
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Are you a top shredder? These incredible US ski resorts are for you

These 10 ski resorts are the best in the US for advanced and expert skiers who want varied terrain, steep skiing, and gnarly tree runs.
The best gaiters are lightweight, waterproof, and durable to protect your legs and footwear.

The best leg gaiters for exploring the snowy outdoors this winter

The best gaiters keep your legs, feet, and footwear dry and protected while bushwhacking, post-holing, and extreme off-trail exploring.
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This is the essential winter motorcycle gear to keep you riding all year long

There are two kinds of men in this world: Those who ride in the winter, and those who don't. Earn your curves year-round with the best winter motorcycle gear.
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Don’t let the season stop you: Our top picks for the best winter hiking gear

Winter hiking provides some of the best views and quietest trails of the year, but along with this comes the need for a whole different set of gear.
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Keep your fingers toasty warm this winter with the 7 best hand warmers

Serious cold demands serious heat. These battery- and chemical-powered hand warmers are the best way to keep your hands warm this winter.
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Protect your eyes with the best ski and snowboard goggles of 2023

The best ski and snowboard goggles protect you from flying powder, glare, and harsh winds while also improving contrast and visibility. Here are our top picks.
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The 8 best snowboarding movies and documentaries to add to your watch list

If you're craving some spice and action from the comfort of your home, you may want to watch these heart-stopping snowboarding movies and documentaries.
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How to keep warm while winter camping: 9 life-saving tips you need to know

Keeping comfortable and toasty warm while camping in winter is not about packing more. It's about packing smarter. Here are nine simple tips to help.
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Your winter gear deserves serious protection: The best ski and snowboard bags

Ski and snowboard bags are essential for travel to avoid dinging and denting your expensive equipment, and many are padded, offering additional protection.
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The complete snowboard buying guide and size chart

Want to buy a snowboard but aren't sure where to start? Check out our buying guide for all the information you need this winter.
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We tested out the dryrobe to see if it’s worth your money

The dryrobe is a versatile jacket that you can wear while changing, but as we found out, it's also good for a number of other wet weather activities.
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Upgrade your winter gear closet with the world’s best snowboarding brands

Field-tested and approved, there are our top picks for the world’s best snowboarding brands for shredding fresh pow or groomed slopes in style this season.

I tried nearly all the ski lodges in Whistler and Banff: Where you should stay

Looking for the perfect place to stay for your Banff, Whistler, or Glacier adventure? These hotels and ski lodges deliver verified excellence.
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The 10 best ski resorts and mountains in the U.S.

Some people prefer the cold and snow to tropical locations. Here's where to visit the best ski resorts and U.S. ski mountains year after year.
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These are the best Colorado ski resorts for beginners to learn their turns

These are the best Colorado ski resorts for beginners to learn their turns

These Colorado ski resorts are primed to help you go from your first turns on the slopes to being a fully-fledged cruiser on the mountain this winter.