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A man climbing a ladder to set up a rooftop tent on top of his vehicle in the campsite.

Here are 7 reasons why you should not buy a rooftop tent

Rooftop tents look cool and all. But don't get too hyped, for we've listed the top seven reasons why you should not buy a rooftop tent.
A picture showing the beautiful landscape and clear skies of Death Valley

You can mountain bike into Death Valley and watch the next solar eclipse on October 14

You can take a really cool mountain bike ride into Death Valley to watch a solar eclipse. It doesn't get cooler than that!
Apple Maps update press release photo

Apple just gave hikers, campers, skiers, and snowboarders a great reason to use Apple Maps and ditch Google Maps

Do you ski, snowboard, hike, or camp? Apple Maps might be your new favorite app with its new offline mode.
Skiiers shred slopes at Beaver Creek ski resort

Make winter sports stress-free: Visit these phenomenal all-inclusive ski resorts

All-inclusive holidays are a great way to reduce stress. Just arrive safe in the knowledge that passes, ski rentals, and everything else is taken care of.
A large sign on a tree on the side of a mountain bike trail telling riders that e-bikes are not allowed

You may want an electric mountain bike, but you probably shouldn’t buy one – here’s why

Electric mountain bikes are amazing, but they've got some serious drawbacks. We get deep on why your next MTB purchase shouldn't be electric
Close-up of large black bison starting at camera from a grassy field

In Yellowstone National Park, one woman was sent running after yet another too-close encounter with a bison

In Yellowstone National Park, one woman decided to get way-too-close to a wild bison, just to get a picture - and quickly learned why you should never do that.
Ski boot clipping into binding from behind

How to adjust ski bindings in 10 easy steps

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.
2024 Burton Blossom

All 2023-2024 Burton snowboards are now available – here’s everything you need to know

All new Burton snowboards for 2023-2024 are now available! We've got the inside scoop on design, specs, and who should buy each new board
Hiking in high elevation

Take the high route when hiking: The best high-elevation hikes around the world

Push yourself to your physical limits and test your mental endurance on some of these best high-elevation hikes from around the world.
Man hiking along trial in forest on foggy morning.

Fall hiking essentials: Don’t leave home without everything on this checklist

As the seasons change, you need to gear up for everything that fall can throw at you. Our fall hiking essentials will keep you warm and in control on the trail.
View from Angels Landing, Zion National Park, Utah

U.S. national parks have a plan to go carbon neutral — here’s what that means for visitors

This is how U.S. national parks are reducing their carbon footprint.
A picture of the Smith Shift MAG sunglasses with a Smith helmet

Mountain biking gear review: SMITH sunglasses dominate the mountain with Shift MAG

Smith's Shift MAG sunglasses handle every mountain biking need
Man walking with hiking poles

Podcasts every outdoors enthusiast will enjoy: The Crux, Dirtbag Diaries, and more

Looking for podcasts that make you want to get outside? These choices won't disappoint!
Nicks Boots with knife

Buck Knives, Nicks Boots join forces for an everyday carry collaboration you’ll love

Pick up two of the most vital items for every man with this collaboration between Nicks Boots and Buck Knives
A table and tent under the trees in fall.

Fall camping ideas: 7 simple tips to avoid a miserable trip

Keep your fall camping trips enjoyable and prepare for long nights outside with these camping tips.
Silhouette of a hiker standing on top of a mountain with a bright orange sky in the background.

Brace your body and mind for the most challenging (and rewarding) hiking spots in the U.S.

Chilling at home is good, but few things are more rewarding than traversing the country's most physically challenging hikes.
bikepacking bicycle gear

A beginner’s guide to bikepacking: How and what to pack for your first overnight on two wheels

Planning a bikepacking trip? From the right bike to the best tent to a solid storage system (and how to pack it), here's everything you need to know.
A shot of the Canyon Spectral CF 8 on a trail

The mountain bike mullet: Why you probably can’t do it (yet)

The mountain bike mullet is a popular option, with the front wheel larger than the rear, but you might not be able to do it on your current bike
Closeup of a red tick and water droplets on a blade of grass.

Kiss insect bites goodbye: Why insect-repellent clothing is the best thing since, well, insect repellent

Insect repellent does a good job of preventing insect bites, but can clothing work better?
A man skis on a clear run, with mountains and trees behind him.

Get your skis and snowboards ready: Ski resorts worldwide are starting to see snow

Ski resorts worldwide saw their first snowfall of the season in August.
Red Toyota Tacoma towing an Airstream Basecamp throw a grassy field.

Travel trailer showdown: The best Airstream, Jayco, Winnebago, and Casita travel trailers you can buy today

Travel trailers are a great way to get out and explore the country, and these are the best options from Jayco, Airstream, and Winnebago.
A hiker looks out over Mount Everest.

Cost to climb Mount Everest is skyrocketing because people keep dying

As the death toll rises on Mount Everest, officials plan to increase cost significantly.
Solo stove tiki torch

New Solo Stove Torch might be the only tiki torch you’ll ever need to buy

Tiki torches are cool, and retro - and Solo Stove just took it to a new level with Torch
White campervan driving a dusty road in a hot desert landscape.

Climate change is seriously affecting RV travel, and 30% have changed plans due to excessive heat

RV travel is nostalgic and timeless, but a recent survey reveals climate change is affecting how people travel and where they go.
Skier heading downhill at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, with the sun and aerial tram in the background.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort owners sell to local families, keeping resort hyper-local indefinitely

Jackson Hole's owners decided to sell shares to local families, almost ensuring no big resort conglomerate will ever get its hands on the property.
Vintage Electric Roadster e-bike

E-bike gear roundup: Everything you need for safety and peace of mind

Looking for the best e-bike gear for keeping you and your bike safe and secure? We've got you covered with these extensively tested recommendations.
Cheerful traveler lying on a mattress in a tent.

Make ‘roughing it’ a little less rough with these tips for sleeping in a tent comfortably while camping

Sleeping comfortably in a tent requires preparation, the right outdoor gear, and a dash of compromise. These are our favorite, field-tested tips.
Red-headed ax buried into a tree stump next to a blue coffee mug in the outdoors.

Backcountry brew: How to make cowboy coffee that doesn’t suck

When made right, cowboy coffee tastes just as good as any drip- or pour-over-style coffee you make at home. Here’s how.
Kayaker paddling an inflatable kayak with a floating cooler in tow and snowy mountains in the background.

Tow your beverages on the water with the best floating coolers of the year

Most coolers aren't light, portable, or on-the-water-friendly. To take your favorite bevvies anywhere the water takes you, you need a floating cooler.
A shot of the Canyon Spectral CF 8 on a trail

Canyon Spectral CF 8 mountain bike review: A trail bike for an active rider

The Canyon Spectral CF 8 is a long-travel trail bike with a twist: it can't be found in bike shops. Ordering and assembling are on you — so is the money you save.
Rocky Mountain-National Park

These are the most affordable times to visit the most popular U.S. national parks

With a little planning, you can avoid large crowds and high costs when visiting U.S. national parks. Learn the best times to visit popular parks in the country.
Man pulling a wheeled Igloo cooler over sand at the beach.

Take your booze, seltzer, or homemade kombucha anywhere with the best wheeled coolers

Wheeled coolers blend mobility and insulation to keep drinks ice cold on the go. Praised and used by adventurers, here are the best coolers on wheels.
Three campers and a dog relaxing at a wilderness campsite with a Winnebago Revel campervan.

Hit the road in style (and luxury) this year with the best motorhomes and drivable RVs

The best motorhomes combine all the comforts of home into a single, drivable vehicle, sometimes not much larger than a traditional van.
The James Barnes Micarta knife, open on a grey background.

New limited edition everyday carry knife from The James Brand might be the splurge purchase you’ve been waiting for

Looking for a new everyday carry knife that stands out? The James Brand has you covered
Scorkl 2.0 underwater

This revolutionary device might make snorkeling more like scuba diving

The Scorkl 2.0 Electric will let you snorkel and do boat maintenance tasks with a lot more freedom.
Mercedes eSprinter driving street

Van Life goes EV: New fully electric Mercedes Sprinter starts at $71,886, has 249 mile range

The long-awaited Mercedes eSprinter is priced at $71,886, and has a 113kWH battery with 249 miles of range
Ft. Wayne - Circa August 2017: Costco Wholesale Location. Costco Wholesale is a Multi-Billion Dollar Global Retailer X

Costco has a secret online store, Costco Next, that any member can access – here’s how

Did you know Costco has a secret online store named Costco Next? It's true! Here's how to access it
Epic Pass backdrop photo

Epic Pass, the world’s best ski and snowboard season pass with access to over 80 resorts (including Vail), to raise prices

Epic Pass, which grants access to over 80 resorts (including Vail), will raise prices on September 4
A wooden outhouse with a crescent moon cutout on the door.

How to poop in the woods: A guide for when nature calls when you’re out in nature

The next time you're on a hike and your bowels come a-knockin', you'll wish you'd have read this guide on how to poop in the woods like a pro.
A man stands in a field wearing backpack and using Black diamond walking poles.

Hiking poles 101: All the different kinds — and our top picks

When searching for the best trekking poles, this is what you need to know.
Rattlesnake in the desert

How to treat a snake bite when you’re stuck in a worst-case scenario

A snake bite can be terrifying, but as long as you stay calm and follow these doctor-approved first aid tips, you'll live to hike another day.
Setting the sag on the Canyon Spectral while setting up the suspension

How to set up your mountain bike’s suspension in 10 minutes

Want to get the most from your mountain bike? Making sure your suspension is set up the right way will get you the optimal performance.
A man relaxing on a red camping hammock by a body of water.

Swing yourself to sleep under the stars with the best camping hammocks

The gentle rocking of a hammock might be the greatest way to sleep in the backcountry. Try it out yourself with our picks for the best camping hammocks of 2023.
Jenny in Utah in Outdoor Vitals hiking gear

We tested all of Outdoor Vitals’ lightweight hiking clothes: Here’s our verdict

We tested lightweight hiking gear from the Utah brand Outdoor Vitals. Here's what we thought of it.
The Pacific Northwest

Here’s your camping and outdoor guide for the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest camping opportunities are many and wonderful. Here are a few of its most renowned outdoor spots.
The Smith Wildcat sunglasses with Red Mirror ChromaPop lens

Review: Why Smith’s Wildcat sunglasses are must-haves for mountain biking

Smith has made high-quality eyewear for a long time and the Wildcat sunglasses are no exception. Smith's high standards and style make their way to the trails.
Close-up of a mountain lion with its mouth open against a green blurred background.

Here’s how to fend off a mountain lion attack and live to tell the tale

Do we need to worry about mountain lion attacks? We talked to the experts to learn more about cougars and how to both avoid and survive encounters.
Apple Watch Ultra

Good news: Why we’re likely to get a new Apple Watch Ultra this year

The impending release of the Apple Watch Ultra 2 in 2023 appears to be a reasonable assumption supported by credible sources.
A person snowboarding down a hillside.

This is the strongest indication yet that we should have another incredible ski and snowboard season in ’23-’24

Looking forward to skiing or snowboarding this winter? The Farmers' Almanac says it's going to be very cold
A picture of 2 trail bikes that have had some component upgrades

Save money on mountain bike upgrades with these simple tips

Whether it's a want or need, upgrading comes with mountain biking. Call them tips, tricks, or hacks, there are ways to save money while upgrading your bike.