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Yeti Tundra Haul Cooler

YETI is finally putting wheels on their coolers! The new Yeti Tundra Haul Cooler is the Austin based company´s upgrade of their successful previous …

Austin

Shiftpod

If you were at the Burning Man festival this year, you most likely saw one of these shelters. Shiftpods are a popular choice for festivals thanks to …

Festivals

Airstream debuts new compact luxury camper van

All of the luxury of an Airstream in a small Sprinter van<p>The RV industry is booming, and one of the fastest growing sectors is the Class B market (not sure of the difference between a Class A and a Class B? Read this). Camper vans don’t require any towing, can often function as both a daily driver …

Campervans

Basecamp 2019 Features

Timberleaf Pika Teardrop Camper Trailer – $11,750 USD

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>4x4<br>• American<br>• Camping<p>The Timberleaf Pika Teardrop Camper Trailer is a new offering from the highly-regarded Colorado-based …

The 73 best action movies of all time, according to critics

The list we compiled here from the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes includes the site's most critically acclaimed films featuring an "Action & Adventure" tag. We excluded animated films and any movie that leaned more toward adventure than action.<p>The site ranked movies by an adjusted critical …

Movies

13 unusual things you should always pack when traveling

As fun as travel typically is, it can also be stressful. No matter how much you plan, in some way or another, there's always going to be some oversight. You'll inevitably leave behind your toothbrush or maybe your favorite shoes. Of course, you can often pick up menial things left at home when you …

Powerstrip

Today in Gear: Spot X’s Off-Grid Messenger Device, DOXA’s Aqua-Lung Diver Reissue and More

<i>We’ve made some new adjustments to Today in Gear, including a new publishing time of 4 p.m. in order to capture all the day’s new stories. Comments</i> …

Where to drink in Austin now: 5 beachy bars for an instant vacation

Just look at the Hawaiian print shirts currently crowding the racks at Stag or the tropical wallpaper spreading like kudzu to restrooms across town. …

On Your First Backpacking Trip, Don't Do These Things

Backpacking and camping can be daunting to get into as a beginner—from knowing what to pack, finding a campsite, to knowing how to layer properly—it's hard not to feel like you're the only one if the world who doesn't know how to do it right. But even us here at <i>Outside</i> have made our share of …

LC200 Supertourer

In 2016 Patriot Campers took the 4X4 world by storm with the release of their LC79 Supertourer dubbed the "Black Truck", a highly-customizable, …

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 …

The Best Sleeping Bags and Pads of 2018

Sack out in something snug, breathable, and packable.<p>Marmot Ultra Elite 20 ($199)<p>We’d never guess that the Ultra Elite 20 is filled with anything but down—it’s that warm and compressible. But Marmot stuffed the bag with a mix of three cutting-edge synthetic fibers layered together in strips: one …

How to Build Your Perfect Car Camping Box

The camping box is one of the best ways to organize your gear and makes it easy to get up and go. Just throw the box, plus your tent, sleeping bag, and some food, in the car and you have everything you need for a night under the stars. I made my first camping box several years ago after getting …

Review: Spear-Tipped ESEE Camp-Lore PR4 Is Pure Purpose

The ESEE Camp-Lore PR4 is a highly functional fixed-blade knife that simply gets the job done. We borrowed one from a YouTuber for this review.<b>The</b> …

Hiking

Hotshot’s 2018 PCT Gear List

We have all seen the YouTube videos and all scrutinized countless gear lists. You all know how this works. Let’s add one more to the pile and get …

Morphing Karambit utility knife keeps your fingers out of harm's way

The roots of the karambit knife can be traced back to agricultural practices in Indonesia during the 11th century, where the curved blade of the …

Tentsile Una Tree Tent

New from Tentsile is the UNA Tree Tent, another glorious hanging den by the tree tent specialists. UNA, is a three-season, one-person tent for the …

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

If you're going to spend a whole 18 months re-designing the camping spork, you might as well make the world's most badass single outdoor …

Finetza expanding camper van is part beauty, part beast

Pinnacle starts with the Force Motors Traveller, a commercial van and small bus line that looks quite ideal for creating some pretty cool camper vans …

Campervans

Hiker’s Dream Knife: Benchmade Bugout Review

The Benchmade Bugout is a useful, versatile folding knife that weighs less than 2 ounces. We put this ultralight folding knife to the test for this …

The best camping knives: survive in the wild with these tough and compact blades

By Sarah-Jane Butcher<p>Whether you’re camping, hiking, hunting or backpacking, a decent knife is an essential piece of kit. Having one can make your …

I Packed My Life Into a Single Backpack to Travel the World for 9 Months. Here's What I Brought

I had to embrace minimalism and get rid of most of my stuff.<p>You have not witnessed frustration until you’ve seen a 24-year-old woman trying to stuff …

How the Experts Layer in a Sleeping Bag

When it comes to polite conversation, it’s best to avoid politics, religion, and whether you should layer up in a sleeping bag.<p>I have watched bickering matches break out in bars, on message boards, and on riverbanks over that last topic. The main disagreement is over how much you should wear under …

The Best Products of 2017: Outdoors

When an industry is brimming with reputable brands — both old and young — making awesome gear, it’s difficult to define what’s <i>best</i>. And what makes a …

15 Under $15: Amazon Camping Gear Guide

Camping gear is great for all kinds of outdoor activities, and it doesn’t need to break the bank. We utilized Amazon’s Outdoor section to showcase …

Outdoors Gear

How to Sleep Warmer While Camping

1) Insulate inside. Sleeping bag liners (silk, synthetic, or wool) can add 5 to 25 degrees of warmth. 2) Insulate below. Use an inflatable pad to …

The 9 Best New Knives of 2017, According to Top North American Knife Dealers

On November 13, KnifeNews kicked off its second annual Dealer’s Choice Awards, a week-long commemoration of the year’s best new production knives. As …

These Solar Chargers Bring Your Phone Back to Life When You're Not Near an Outlet

Solar chargers are an efficient and eco-friendly solution for charging a smartphone and other essential tech gadgets while outdoors. Below are our favorite picks worth your attention today.<p>Most solar phone chargers will be a tad slower than the one that's bundled with your smartphone. However, …