December 19, 2019

The Case for Renting Ski Gear

Winter sports can feel downright difficult to pull off smoothly. You’ve got tough winter weather and heaps of gear to transport from one place to the next. (Have you ever tried stuffing a giant ski bag into a too-small rental car before? It’s not recommended.) Want a solution that makes that commute a little bit […]

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December 6, 2019

Good Gear: Buy a Flannel, Help Save the Ocean

United By Blue

On a muddy shore, five volunteers dig for tires. A dozen comb the beach for old water bottles and railroad ties. Several cut tree branches entangling vehicle carcasses. A person operating a skid-steer loads a barge with torched pieces of a boat’s steam tank, while another hauls decrepit trash from an amusement park that burned […]

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December 3, 2019

Trail Mix: The Coziest, Snuggliest, Softest Gifts

United By Blue The Ultimate Bison Socks

If it’s soft, comfy, snuggly, toasty or warm, find it in this gift guide. Our staffers dished their favorite cozy gifts for the holiday season. Cabiniste Down Booties Never hear your friend complain of cold tootsies again. Like sleeping bags for your feet, these down booties from Cabiniste are stuffed with duck down (certified to […]

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November 26, 2019

Trail Mix: The Best Gifts for Less Than $50

Best Gifts Under $50

While some people are gift-giving machines, effortlessly selecting the perfect products months before the holiday season begins, some of us need a little help. Fear not. Our 13 favorite gifts under $50 are sure to impress everyone on your list. United By Blue Meal Kit Upgrade your pal’s culinary possibilities with the closest thing to […]

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November 25, 2019

Trail Mix: The Best Gifts for Campers

The Best Gifts for Campers

For some folks, wandering ridgelines, gazing at the stars and brewing cowboy coffee at sunrise are part and parcel of a normal weekend. And those adventurers—who already have a closet full of gear—are often the hardest to shop for. That’s why this holiday season, we’ve rounded up our favorite gifts that are sure to get […]

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November 7, 2019

Your Shorts Could Help You Get Rescued

RECCO

The biggest piece of lifesaving gear you carry into the backcountry might not be something you even know you have. It doesn’t need batteries or a subscription. But, in the event of an emergency, it could improve the chances of rescuers finding you.  RECCO®, which has been used in winter apparel and equipment since the […]

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November 5, 2019

Uncommon Challenge: Cook With a Candle

Uncommon Challenge: Cook With a Candle

was in downtown Palisade, Colorado, a tiny hamlet in the high desert outside Grand Junction, when I wandered into a rummage store. Filled with antiques, sports memorabilia and other nostalgic items like the sort of wooden snowshoes and cross-country skis someone might proudly display above the hearth in their vacation home, the small shop transported […]

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October 30, 2019

Trail Mix: The Best Outdoor Gifts of 2019

Holiday Gifts

Need gift ideas? You’ve come to the right place. Our editors dug deep, drawing from their own gear testing and, yes, wish lists to cull this roundup of the best nonessential (yet highly desirable) products for holiday gifting. Find a packable camp blanket, a cozy jacket, an action-ready camera and more. ENO DoubleNest Printed Hammock […]

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October 30, 2019

Trail Mix: The Best Outdoor Gifts of 2019

Holiday Gifts

Need gift ideas? You’ve come to the right place. Our editors dug deep, drawing from their own gear testing and, yes, wish lists to cull this roundup of the best nonessential (yet highly desirable) products for holiday gifting. Find a packable camp blanket, a cozy jacket, an action-ready camera and more. ENO DoubleNest Printed Hammock […]

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