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Tipoon is a tiny pop-up camper that triples in size at the campsite

If you’ve always wanted a full-featured camping trailer, but don’t happen to own a truck or SUV to pull one around, we may have found just the thing …

Camping

The Best Backpacking Gear for Men

Backpacking should not be torture. Blisters, chafing, terrible sleep. Vacation time is too valuable to waste lugging around heavy, inadequate gear. …

Backpacking

Going extrawide – The Laowa 9mm f/2.8 review

Now this is something I’ve been looking forward to sharing with you all for a little while now. For the past 2 months I have been using a lens from …

Cameras

Air purifying technology that’s older than electricity itself!

This innocuous little artistically presented block is quite remarkable. Sitting on a V-cut wooden stand, the block contains a honeycomb structure, …

Industrial Design

Enjoy Cozy Outdoors With the Best Sleeping Bags For Camping

Welcome fellow travelers. You want the best sleeping bags for camping and we want to help. Let’s start by giving a little insight into sleeping bags. …

Backpacking

Never worry about lost luggage again—here’s how to pack a carry-on only

There’s nothing more convenient when it comes to flying than not having to check a bag. No lost luggage to worry about. Everything you could need is …

Luggage

Essentials for the Casual Camper, up to 50% Off

I don’t want to jinx it, but it looks like the weather is finally turning for the better. That means weekend adventures up to mountains or out to the …

Outdoors Gear

Tips for Dehydrating Backpacking Meals

DIY dehydrating is easy. Here are a few tips to get you started, plus 3 recipes.<p>Video by Tim & Christine Conners, words and photos by Trevor …

Nutrition

Dyneema Composite tent keeps the toughness and cuts the condensation

Dyneema is a lightweight synthetic fiber with a strength greater than steel, making it great for use in everything from protective clothing for …

Backpacking

48 Hour Florence Travel Guide | The Best Of Florence

Cradle of the Renaissance: 48 Hours in Florence<p>4 minute Read<p>Even a lifetime of travel wouldn’t be enough to conquer all of the stunning landscapes …

Breathe Easy: 10 Best Rain Jackets For Hiking

Staying dry on the trail isn’t as straight forward as simply throwing on a rain shell. Pick the wrong rain jacket and you’ll end up just as soaked as …

Backpacking

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6 of the Best Translation Apps To Use When Traveling

Not multilingual? You don’t actually need to be with these apps, all which will help you read, speak and understand a variety of different languages. …

Apps

The Best Time to Buy an International Plane Ticket, Based on 1 Million Airfares

Last weekend we shared the results of CheapAir.com’s 2018 Airfare study. In the study it looked at 917 million different airfares and made some …

Flying

The 72 Hour Pizza Dough

15 Camping Hacks That Will Make You a Campsite Pro

<b>The snowline is receding.</b> The nights are getting warmer. And when the weekend comes, you're starting to wonder why you’re sleeping at home.<p>These are …

Would you spend the night in a concrete pipe in Hong Kong?

A Hong Kong architect has designed a unique form of micro-accommodation inside concrete water pipes. James Law of James Law Cybertecture designed the OPod – a 2.5-metre diameter concrete water pipe kitted out as a micro living space – to be an affordable housing solution in one of the most densely …

Hong Kong

From Shinjuku to Shibuya: 10 places you need to visit in Tokyo

<b>Japan’s capital, Tokyo, is a bucket-list location for many people.</b><p>It certainly was for me too.<p>The mix of tradition and youth culture in the city, …

Japan

Balega Silver Review

Several testers considered the Balega Silver the most comfortable socks to wear but found that comfort came with a slight tradeoff in wicking …

The Blue Ice Warthog 40L Pack: a worthy, alpine-specific workhorse

<b>MSRP: $149.95</b><p>Backpacks can be like cars—they get you and your stuff where you need to go, and though they're essential for meeting the day's goals, …

How to Make Perfect Lasagna

The best lasagna, says chef Gerard Craft, doesn’t have tomato sauce or meat. The most perfect lasagna, he says, the one for true pasta lovers, is a …

Cooking

Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an invaluable asset that cooks call “liquid gold.”<p>(The term “liquid gold” has also been used to refer to wood cleaner, hair products and of course, urine. For the love of God, please don’t confuse pasta water …

Italian Food

Save more than $70 on a lightweight hiking backpack

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

The ‘Kitchen in a Backpack’ that's cooking up a crowdfunding storm

Enthusiastic foodies gobbled up Aquaforno's crowdfunding target in less than one week<p>Billed as the new ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of outdoor cooking after it …

Save $110 on a Backpacking Tent That Even Casual Campers Will Love

If any tent could be considered a modern classic, it might just be the Hubba Hubba. MSR’s experience designing tents goes way back — its first …

Backpacking

The 7 Best Sleeping Bags of 2018

Bed down better in the backcountry by picking one of these comfy bags.What makes these 7 models the best sleeping bags of the year. It's not just …

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 …

The 12 Best Hiking Boots and Shoes of 2018

From fleet-footed trail runners to midcuts that bash through the worst scree with ease, these 12 pairs can handle any conditions nature dreams …

How Thru-Hiking Changes Your Relationship to Your Body

Some people want to thru-hike in order to lose weight. But here is ACTUALLY what happens to your body when you do a long distance backpacking …

Hiking

Morsel Spork: After 18 months of engineering, meet the ultimate camping utensil

Yes, it's got the forky part, and a cutting edge, and a spoony part. Such things are pedestrian and expected. But unlike a traditional spork, they're …