Gear Reviews

Extreme Unicycling, Lost Hikers, and How to Make Shelter: Outdoor Videos of the Day

Extreme Unicycling, Lost Hikers, and How to Make Shelter: Outdoor Videos of the Day

You may have thought unicycling in and of itself was an extreme sport, but when compared to this… well, it really just doesn’t compare. Unicyclists Stephanie Dietze and Lutz Eichholz carry their unicycles to the top of a mountain in the Dolomites, then begin a treacherous descent down. This is really [...]

Hammock Breakdown

Hammock Breakdown

It’s hard not to like a hammock. They symbolize lazy days spent on beaches with Mexican lagers, palm trees, and a complete lack of responsibility. Or at least they used to. At some point in recent history, some very un-lazy people decided to get downright serious about our favorite body [...]

Green and Classy: Luxury Hybrids to Watch for in 2013-14

Green and Classy: Luxury Hybrids to Watch for in 2013-14

Just because you care about Mother Earth shouldn’t deny you the privilege of cruising around town in a sophisticated ride. If you plan to do some car shopping next year, one of these luxury hybrids may suit your fancy (provided you’ve got a fat wallet).

Outdoor Retailer 2013 Gear Roundup

Outdoor Retailer 2013 Gear Roundup

There are many trade shows around the world, but only a handful excite us as much as Outdoor Retailer. All of the best outdoor brands in the world, congregated in one central area to show off their newest goodies – now that’s what we call a good time. Here’s a look [...]

Top 5 Outdoor Trends for 2013

Top 5 Outdoor Trends for 2013

2013 is here and a whole new year to explore the outdoors is upon us. While you’re making your plans to explore the great beyond, consider the trends and prospects for the upcoming season.

What You Need to Know About Layering

What You Need to Know About Layering

While layering is a very basic concept for folks interested in outdoor activities, there’s always someone who needs to learn the whys and wherefores of layering. Maybe you just got into playing in the outdoors,

The Modern Day 10 Essentials for The End of the World

The Modern Day 10 Essentials for The End of the World

The so-called end of the world is here and it’s time to prepare. Here are ten items we have in our bugout bags. For everyone else – well, good luck to ya.

How to Buy Your First Climbing Shoe

How to Buy Your First Climbing Shoe

Buying a climbing shoe for the first time can be a confusing process. If you’ve never worn climbing shoes before, or if your only experience is with rental shoes, you’re going to be a little overwhelmed by the options available.

5 Handmade Gifts for the Outdoorsy Person in Your Life (Who Has Everything)

5 Handmade Gifts for the Outdoorsy Person in Your Life (Who Has Everything)

We all know how tough it can be to find the right gifts during the Holiday season.   The following items are unique, hand-made, and examples of the finest craftsmanship.  Even that person who seems to have everything probably doesn’t have these.

7 Early Gift Ideas for the Outdoor Enthusiast

7 Early Gift Ideas for the Outdoor Enthusiast

I’ve always questioned why gifts have to be opened on Christmas morning, given that the holiday is halfway into the winter (and thus, ski season). For winter sports lovers, it would only make sense that some presents be opened and enjoyed earlier.