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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.

A group of people ride Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1 Electric Bikes through a park.

REI just knocked 40% off one of its most popular electric bikes

Right now you can purchase REI's bestselling electric bike, the Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1 electric bike, with a $500 discount.
Skier in Japan powder

Travel tips: 5 easy ways to pack more efficiently for your skiing or snowboarding trip

The DeWalt 20V Max Power Tool Combo Kit on a white background.

This DeWalt 10-piece power tool bundle is 21% off today

A moose on a snowy road

Video: Skiers and snowboarders in Jackson Hole have a scary encounter with a frantic moose

Tumbleweed Tiny House, The Farallon outside picture.

How to buy a tiny house online (and some of our favorite models)

Fishing on the end of a dock.

Bass Pro Shops is having a big sale on fishing equipment

Mountain ridgeline covered in snow

This terrifying viral video shows how one skier narrowly escapes an avalanche

A kayak on the Badwater Basin.

Visitors to Death Valley have rare opportunity to go kayaking in an ancient lake (for a limited time)

Ziggurat Pyramid in Dubai

Dubai will soon be home to a carbon-neutral pyramid that can hold 1 million people

Young man using a portable water filter near a backcountry stream.

Hydrate safely with the best portable water filters

HIker standing in the sunrise

Hiking for beginners: A guide to hitting the trail

Person bicycling on a single track

Hop on the best mountain bikes for under $1,000 – Trek, Specialized, and more

Person fishing from a canoe at Buntzen Lake in British Columbia, Canada.

Rods, reels, and rooftop racks: Get the best fishing gear to elevate your angling game

It's never too early to plan the ultimate fishing trip. So, to help you, here's a list of the best fishing gear for anglers of every skill level.
Sitting on an air mattress while camping

Sleep like a baby on one of the best air mattresses for camping (or for wherever you need it)

We’ve found the best air mattresses for camping, from full-sized, double-height air mattresses to little ones made just for the smaller ones.
Man pouring liquor from a flask

Take your favorite tipple from town to trail with the best camping flasks

From stainless steel to plastic and packable, the best camping flasks let you unload the weight and keep drinks flowing on the trail. Here are our top picks.
EcoFlow portable power station being unloaded from vehicle.

This EcoFlow solar generator with two solar panels is 35% off

With this deal on the EcoFlow Delta 2 portable power station you'll get two solar panels and $450 in savings.
Tumbleweed Tiny House Company Elm House

Want to live in a tiny home? Here’s how much it would really cost, land and all

Here's the scoop on Tumbleweed tiny homes, land costs, and the specifics of settling down in popular tiny home destinations like Oregon, Utah, and Colorado.
Someone about to take a swing at a golf ball.

Play golf and travel frequently? You need to join Links2Golf

If you try Links2Golf, you can get exclusive rates on select courses 100 miles from your residence. And by "select" we mean hundreds and hundreds. Try it today.
Skier at Vail in a puffy jacket

Obermeyer vs Helly Hansen: Which puffy jacket is right for you?

When you’re in the market for a new puffy jacket, Obermeyer and Helly Hansen offer two solid options.
Someone about to take a swing at a golf ball.

The Golf Warehouse sale: 60% off clubs, clothing, and more

The Golf Warehouse has a huge sale with up to 60% off over 2,000 different products. Here's what you need to kit yourself out with for less.
My Specialized Stumpjumper with Forge + Bond 30AM carbon wheels

3 mountain bike trends we hope to see the industry adopt

The mountain bike industry has changed a lot. Here are a few more things we'd like to see change
A Revel Rail 29 on a forest road

Revel Rail 29 review: One of the best mountain bikes we’ve ridden, but is it for you?

It isn't often that a mountain bike wows us. The Revel Rail 29 did just that.
Prayer flags in front of Mount Everest.

This is the gross new thing anyone climbing Mount Everest will have to do

If you're thinking about taking the two-week trek up Mount Everest, be prepared for the mountain's newest rule: manage your own excrement.
Hyundai Staria Lounge Camper parked in a field.

We really wish these compact, Korea-exclusive RVs and campervans were available stateside

Korea knows what's up when it comes to minimalist RVs and campervans, like these three ultra-compact campers we really wish were available stateside.
An REI physical location.

REI Presidents Day sale: Winter clothing and equipment

Shop all categories -- including winter clothing and outdoors equipment like tents -- during the REI sale.
Someone wearing an Apple Watch Ultra 2, showing the Modular Ultra watch face.

The 5 best Apple Watch bands for outdoorsmen

If you're an outdoorsy person, normal Apple Watch bands might not cut it. Here are our top picks for Apple Watch bands that can take on your biggest adventure.
Luxury vanlife build using Garnica lightweight poplar wood paneling.

We love this handsome van-life wood paneling, and it’s sustainable too

Few material choices can impact the look and feel of your van as good wood for your interior. So why not invest in something you love?
Cleat hitch sailing knot

These are the 8 sailing knots you need to know when out to sea

Take it upon yourself to master these sailing knots that will not only impress the skipper but will also come in handy when you least expect it.
Person walking in snow with snow gear on

Keep your digits defrosted this winter with these gloves and mittens

If you're serious about skiing and snowboarding, you need a pair of gloves that can keep up with you. These waterproof, durable options will keep you riding.
A house covered in snow in the winter

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.
Pearl Izumi X-Alp Launch flat pedal mountain bike shoe

Is the Pearl Izumi X-Alp Launch mountain bike shoe for you?

A flat pedal mountain bike shoe with the Boa system? Here's what we thought about the Pearl Izumi X-Alp Launch
Four used mountain bikes lined up

3 great reasons you should never buy a used mountain bike

You may think that buying a used mountain bike will save you buckets of money, but it might just be a headache in the long run
A man riding a Specialized mountain bike down a difficult trail.

The 7 best mountain bike brands in 2024

If you want to choose the best mountain bike of any given day or month, one of the better ways to do so is to look at the latest bikes from these seven brands.
patagonia provisions

I bet you didn’t know that Patagonia makes food and beer

Patagonia, known for outdoor gear, now sells organic foods and seafoods under the Patagonia Provisions food umbrella. You need to see this for yourself.
A person holding a Hydro Flask.

There’s a big sale on Hydro Flask bottles happening today

REI, a popular outdoor outfitter, is having a major Hydro Flask sale where you can snag some bottles for nearly half the price.
Forge+Bond and CSS carbon fiber manufacturing

FORGE+BOND swaps hub, cuts price for revolutionary carbon fiber mountain bike wheels (almost) in half

FORGE+BOND, makers of revolutionary carbon fiber wheels for your mountain bike, swap the hub and drop price by almost half
A snowy mountain bike ride with Pearl Izumi apparel

Review: Cold weather mountain bike gear from Pearl Izumi is perfect on chilly days

Is cold weather mountain bike gear from Pearl Izumi worth it? Read our review.
A professional skier makes a jump-drop from a high cliff against the blue sky leaving a trail of snow powder in the mountains. Caucasian ridge in the background. Photo from the slopes of Mount Elbrus. The concept of extreme sports and recreation in the mountains in winter. Copy the space

A fan-favorite ski competition in Jackson Hole has been canceled, and you already know exactly why

Kings and Queens of Corbet's, a fan-favorite ski competition in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, has been cancelled for 2024
Sportcaravan Cube 1 Microcarvan Travel Trailer isolated on a studio background.

This tiny caravan uses one smart feature to almost double its space when parked

The pint-sized Cube 1 caravan's clever design feature is, as far as we know, entirely unique in the world of compact, lightweight travel trailers.
Man fishing in a river

There’s a new (old) fishing spot in Oregon as a river flows again for the first time in a century

The removal of dams from the Klamath River promises to enhance fishing opportunities and restore wildlife to its natural glory.
Jackery 3000 Pro.

We’ve tested ’em all: These are the best portable solar generators of 2024

Our expert has tested all the latest solar power generators, and these are the greatest for every task.
A tent set up as the sun rises.

Tent deals: Top tents from brands like Marmot from $74

Campers will love all of the tent options available at a discounted price during this REI sale.
sleeping bag guide bags lined in a tent

Sleeping bag deals: 56% off brands like Mountain Hardware

Shop discounted sleeping bags at REI before time runs out.

Nikon binoculars are heavily discounted in REI’s latest sale

View everything in nature more clearly with discounted Nikon binoculars.
A man with black backpack and white helmet cycling to work on a road.

REI sale: 54% off bike helmets for mountain biking and cycling

Shop fresh and sleek helmets on REI for a insane discount.
ac future expandable luxury rv concept eth camper expanded

This expandable luxury RV concept previews the future of off-grid living, and it’s amazing

AC Future's expandable eTH concept RV hints at a future where "ordinary" campervans can expand to two-bedroom luxury apartments at the push of a button.
a man standing on a stone pillar in Grand Canyon National Park

A new study ranks the safest national parks to visit (Spoiler: Grand Canyon is pretty dangerous)

This safest national parks study reveals the best places to experience nature and wildlife with minimal risk.
A man hiking in Yosemite

How being stinky when hiking in the deep woods might actually save your life

When lost in the great outdoors, the unique scent produced by your body can play a crucial role in your rescue. Stinky is safe!
Person holding Jackery Explorer 300 in the woods.

Get this Jackery portable solar generator while it’s 35% off

With this deal at Amazon you can save more than $120 and add the Jackery Explorer 300 portable power station to your home or outdoor adventures.
Burton step on for kids and splitboarders

Get 30% off select Burton snowboards and accessories

Grab all the snowboarding gear you need during Burton's 30% off sale.