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Build an Ultralight Backpacking Kit for $600

Going ultralight just makes sense. The lighter your gear, the longer, faster, and more comfortably you can hike. The problem is that ultralight gear is usually bitterly expensive. If high costs have been keeping you from shaving ounces from your kit, you're in luck. Through the end of the month, …

Backpacking

Pacific Crest Trail Hikers' Must-Have Gear

By the time northbound through-hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail reach my hometown of Ashland, Oregon, they’ve traveled the entire length of California and have logged just over 1,700 miles. Needless to say, anyone making it this far has their backpacking kit dialed. So I decided to track down half …

Backpacking

Sebastian Maluska's pop-up rooftop tent converts any car into a camper

As a student of the renowned art and design univeristy ECAL, designer Sebastian Maluska has come up with some seriously innovative designs, and his …

Incorporated

We Tested The Lightest, Most Compact Sleep System Ever

It’s not often that I get to test a new product that genuinely changes my life. But that's the case with Therm-A-Rest’s new UberLite sleeping pad. Weighing just 8.8 ounces in its six-foot long, regular-length configuration, this pad offers just as much comfort as the rest of the brand's NeoAir line …

Backpacking

Prefab camper van kits cost $13,500

Bonus: They can be installed in two weeks<p>Talk to any aspiring van owner and there are usually two barriers to making the #VanLife dream come true: time and money. There are ways to build a van on the cheap—this couple tricked out a Sprinter for just $18,000—but a DIY build can require upwards of …

Campervans

The New Nordic A-Frame: A Flat-Pack Tiny House by BIG

Tight quarters aren’t what you expect from the architect who dubbed his studio BIG (for Bjarke Ingels Group). As Ingels and his friend Søren Rose, …

New York State

The 18-Piece Capsule Wardrobe a Travel Editor Packs for a Summer Hiking Trip

The stakes are high when packing for a hiking trip: Temperatures wildly fluctuate in national parks, and it can be hard to buy supplies if you forget …

Top Five Western U.S. Campsites

I’ve spent the last five months of my life traveling out of my camper full time, searching the Western half of the United States for the best …

The Best Websites for Finding a Private Campsite

The sharing economy of Uber and Airbnb has come to camping. These sites connect you to private lands where you can camp.<p>1. Tentrr<p>Ideal for new campers, or folks looking for built-in comfort, Tentrr sites include a 10-by-12-foot canvas tent with a queen-size cot, fire pit, drinking water, sun …

Totally Free, Genuinely Useful Camping Gear

This isn’t another listicle telling you to put your headlamp on your water bottle to turn it into a lantern. These are genuinely useful upgrades you can make to your current camping setup, without spending any money whatsoever.<p>Set a Bear Alarm with Your Camp Cup<p>Tie your metal camping cup next to …

Packable (and Fun) Outdoor Gear That Will Actually Fit In Your Car

Road trips are the best way to see a new place and get in some epic adventures. But how do you bring all your food, friends, and camp gear along and …

Olympic National Park Is Home to the Quietest Spot in the Continental U.S.

In this week's Maphead, Ken Jennings explores the Hoh River valley, where you can find "one square inch of silence."<p>The Hoh River valley in Washington's Olympic National Park is a strange and beautiful place. It's one of the only temperate rain forests in the United States, and its lichen-shrouded …

Car-powered shower puts users in hot water

If you're dirty and sweaty from performing an outdoor activity, it's understandable that you don't want to drive home that way. Wouldn't it be nice …

The Best Rooftop Tents of 2018

When weather rolls in, grab one of these. (Courtesy Outdoor Research) Outdoor Research Interstellar ($299) At long last, the holy grail of waterproof jackets. The Interstellar blew our crew away with an uncanny mix of weatherproofing, breathability, and stretch. “It feels softer than a soft shell …

24 of the Most Scenic Places to Camp in the United States

Take a road trip from coast to coast, and you’ll find beautiful sights in every state in the U.S.<p>One of the best things about traveling around the …

Budget-conscious camper gets you van life for $60K

Price includes both a new van and the conversion<p>The current popularity of camper vans can’t be overstated. There are months-long waiting lists for popular models like the 4x4 Mercedes Sprinter, and new van conversion companies popping up every week. But two factors make fancy adventure vans out of …

RVs

Escapod’s rugged Topo trailer lets you live off-grid in any environment

1/9<p>Topo by ESCAPOD<p>Taking your adventure off-road—and even off-grid—is now easier than ever thanks to the teardrop trailer makers at Escapod, a …

For This Mom, Motherhood Is A Long Hike. Literally.

Think you have to tote a lot of stuff with you on a morning outing with your baby? Trying heading out for six months in the woods. That's what Bekah …

Gear review: A tent that mounts on top of your car

FENTON CAMPGROUND, LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Ky. — Early morning, and one of the three guys at the neighboring campsite pitched the dregs of his coffee in the campfire and approached with a determined stride.<p>I descended the ladder to greet him.<p>“Hey,” he said jerking his chin …

Why Highway 395 is California's Most Underrated Road Trip

Roads trips have become a staple of American culture! There is no better way to see this great nation and spend time with family and friends, then …

Hiking

Nesty roof-top tent delivers van life without van headaches

The Nesty story started out with a familiar #vanlife tale. Disillusioned with corporate life, company founder Ryan Minarik realized his passion was …

The Best Camping and Hiking Gear You Can Find on Amazon

We rounded up Amazon shoppers’ favorite outdoor gear — from tents to backpacks to bug spray.<p>When you need a break from everyday life, there's no …

Camping

The Gear Our Editor Always Takes Backpacking

I’m Emily, the most recent addition to <i>Outside</i>’s gear team. Backpacking is a huge part of how I enjoy the outdoors, and over the years, I’ve had the chance to put plenty of gear through the wringer, most recently on a Boundary Waters trip in northern Minnesota. Below, you’ll find my time-tested …

Modular, Erector-like camper van slides easily between work and play

Even when you're out living the #vanlife, life isn't merely a camping trip. Which is why we're seeing more and more camper vans designed to keep up …

RVs

The best new hiking gear for your next adventure

Hikers traverse a rocky slope in eastern British Columbia's Cariboo Mountains. (Photo: Javier Frutos/Can Geo)An easy hike in beautiful spring or …

Hiking

An Astronomer Solves a 70-Year-Old Ansel Adams Mystery

Ansel Adams circa 1950<p>Ansel Adams circa 1950<p>Ansel Adams was a genius with a camera, but he wasn’t so great about taking notes. The famous 20th …

This man did a 22,000 mile road trip of North America — these are the 25 spots he says you can't miss

The 12 Best Hiking Backpacks of 2018

From light daypacks to heavy load haulers, these packs keep your essentials close at hand—and makes carrying them less of a chore.Best Hiking …