Backpacking

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 …

Outdoors

Bristlecone Loop Trail, Bryce Canyon National Park

Bristlecone Loop, accessible from Rainbow Point at the southern-most end of Bryce Canyon National Park, meanders through a spruce-fir forest atop the …

National Parks

This No-Frills, 100% Waterproof Rain Jacket Is $75 Off Right Now

Currently, it’s downpouring in New York City, and I wish I had a rain jacket in the office. Luckily, Amazon Prime has this Marmot Minimalist rain …

Outdoors

REI Waterproof/Breathable Rain Pants Review

REI’s Waterproof/Breathable Rain Pants are a surprisingly good value compared to name brand rain pants which cost two to four times as much.I’m a big …

Outdoors

Merrell Moab FST Waterproof Low Hiking Shoes - Men's

The waterproof Merrell Moab FST Waterproof Low hiking shoes have lightweight midsoles that deliver the all-day comfort and great out-of-the-box fit …

Outdoors

These Lightweight Packing Cubes Are on Super-sale for Prime Day Right Now

They're 40 percent off for six hours only.<p>After yesterday's slightly rocky, dog-filled start, Amazon Prime Day is in full swing today. At <i>Travel +</i> …

Outdoors

Upgrade Your Camping Kit with This Wildly Affordable Sleeping Pad

While many campers still favor closed-cell foam, air pads are the new standard in lightweight comfort when it comes to camping. No, they’re not …

Camping

Florida Packing List: How To Pack For Florida Any Time Of Year

If you are looking for the perfect Florida packing list or wondering how to pack for Florida, you have come to the right place! As a born and bred …

Outdoors

Everything You Need to Know About the Crazy World of Fastpacking

We’re all obsessed with speed. Fast cars, fast trains, fast bikes. Even when a machine doesn’t amplify it, speed is still thrilling; it’s why we …

Outdoors

How to Choose the Perfect Camping Chair

When you tell someone you're bringing along a camping chair for your weekend adventure, most of us picture a heavy, folding fabric chair that's so-so …

Camping

Running Shorts Roundup — 2018

There are too many running shorts in the world, so we’ve rounded up seven of our favorites (for everything from quick jogs to long trail runs) and …

Outdoors

<em>Backpacker</em> Shares Tips For Hiking the Summer Heat

We're in the dog days of summer here in the Northern Hemisphere and if where you live is anything like my home, it is hot, humid, and challenging to …

Outdoors

This May Be the Best Cheap Camping Chair, and Now It’s Cheaper

You may not have heard of Moon Lence, but you wouldn’t be blamed for mistaking its ultralight camp chair for some of the more-popular names found in …

Camping

Why You Don't "Backpack" With a Wheelie Suitcase

She looked like she was about to cry as she scraped her shiny four-wheel suitcase over the broken pavement and up another set of stairs. Since there …

Outdoors

Wave Rock Walk and Hyden Rock Walk

Wave Rock Walk and Hyden Rock Walk is a 3.2 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hyden, Western Australia, Australia that offers …

Hiking

Lightning Deal: Save $15 on Our Favorite Packing Cubes

If the state of your suitcase leading up to a trip and then returning home is like night and day, it’s time to invest in packing cubes. Eagle Creek …

Shopping

Gear Closet: Altra Duo Running Shoes Review

Lightweight and agile running shoes are fairly common in the athletic footwear industry with nearly all of the major players offering something that …

Backpacking

Get Coleman’s Compact Aluminum Campsite Table For Just $30

What’s even better than having all the tools, utensils and supplies you need at your campsite? Having a stable flat surface to work from. Anyone …

Camping

BEST LIGHTWEIGHT HIKING SHOES OF 2018

1. Salomon X Ultra 3 GTX ($150)<p>Type: Hiking shoe<br>Weight: 1 lb. 10.8 oz.<br>Waterproof: Yes (non-GTX available)<br>What we like: Great mix of lightness, …

Outdoors

Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody Review 2018

Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody Overview<p>Patagonia’s reputation for environmentally friendly, long-lasting gear precedes the high price tags of their …

Outdoors

A Modest Proposal: Let the National Parks Go Wild

I used to live in Grand Lake, Colorado—the western gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, which is bludgeoned by an estimated 4.4 million visitors …

National Parks

Hydration Pants: Ultimate Direction Reveals 'Hydrolight' Series

Ultimate Direction integrates water bottle holders and pockets into shirts and shorts. Say goodbye to running vests and hydration packs.<p><b>Runners need</b> …

Outdoors Gear

Gear Review : Merrell MQM Flex Trail Shoes • Mindful Explorer

Trail running, hiking and backpacking is the tri-fecta of outdoor fun in the summer. With that in mind I set out to see if there was a trail shoe …

Outdoors

Deal of the Week: Merrell Trail Glove 4 Knit

If you're headed to Amazon Prime Day for outdoor gear this year, you might be disappointed. There are a few good buys—LifeStraw water filters at 60 …

Outdoors

First Look: Three Sweet Summer Products from Salewa

Gear Institute and Salewa are offering you the chance to win a pair of Firetail 3 women’s high tech approach shoes right now. Click here to enter the …

Outdoors

Patagonia Cloud Ridge Women's Jacket | Review

The Cloud Ridge Jacket from Patagonia is best described as a waterproof jacket on steroids. It's a 3-layer recycled and recyclable lightweight shell …

Outdoors

Canada Goose Expands Waterproof 3-Season Line

A new breathable membrane and stealthy design make the latest from Canada Goose stand out. GearJunkie got a first look at the company’s 2018</b> …

Outdoors Gear

Replace Your Trucker Hat with This Straw Fedora

How many trucker hats do you own? I’m guessing at least five. And rightly so. They’re cheap and perfect for adventuring, thanks to the breathable back. But what if you want more sun protection? You could go full river hat, but those are too big unless you’re actually floating the Colorado. Instead, …

Arches National Park

Quiet is Endangered—so Sanctuaries of Silence Preserved it in Virtual Reality

In an age where noise pollution is omnipresent, Global Oneness Project’s new film urges viewers to learn how to listen again.It was 3 a.m. and Gordon …

Outdoors

Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest Space Cowboy Sleeping Bag

Basic specs<p><b>Brand:</b> Therm-a-Rest• <b><br>Product Name:</b> Space Cowboy 45-degree Sleeping Bag• <b><br>Weight:</b> 19oz (regular length)• <b><br>Packed size:</b> 7in x 10in• <b><br>MSRP:</b> …

Outdoors