outdoor sports

October 16, 2019

Trail Mix: Adventure Pup

Hiking with a dog

You have good gear—why shouldn’t your doggo? Whether you’re in the market for a new leash or your fluffer’s first pack, find the perfect addition to Fido’s kit among these nine staff picks.  Wolfgang Man & Beast LokiWolf Collar Looking to upgrade your pooch’s necklace? Made in partnership with Loki the Wolfdog (of Instagram fame), […]

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October 16, 2019

CorePower Yoga x REI: Yoga for Your Ride

Yoga poses for cycling

Yoga is a great way to bring mindful movement to your outdoor pursuits. We partnered with our friends at CorePower Yoga to learn more about integrating yoga into biking—before, during and after going for a bike ride. Learn more about getting your first week of CorePower Yoga for free here. Before Your Ride Hydrate the […]

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October 16, 2019

CorePower Yoga x REI: Yoga for Your Hike

CorePower x REI yoga videos, yoga for hiking

Yoga is a great way to bring mindful movement to your outdoor pursuits. We partnered with our friends at CorePower Yoga to learn more about integrating yoga into a hike—before, during and after. Learn more about getting your first week of CorePower Yoga for free here. Before Your Hike Hydrate the day before and day […]

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October 16, 2019

How a Bike Park Helped Berkshire East Perfect the Mom-and-Pop Resort

The New England Lost Ski Areas Project is a charmingly antiquated website with lots of information on exactly 604 New England ski hills that have come and gone. Berkshire East, a mountain in western Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley, could have easily been on that list. It was founded in the mid-1950s and featured two rope tows […]

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October 11, 2019

Alexandera Houchin is the People’s Champion of Bikepacking

On September 16, 2017, Alexandera Houchin woke up from a fitful sleep cocooned in a sleeping bag and a blue tarp on the side of the road. Her body felt sluggish, numb from the sub-freezing Idaho air. She fumbled with her watch to check the time: 1:30am It was her 28th birthday. It was also […]

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October 11, 2019

Alexandera Houchin is the People’s Champion of Bikepacking

On September 16, 2017, Alexandera Houchin woke up from a fitful sleep cocooned in a sleeping bag and a blue tarp on the side of the road. Her body felt sluggish, numb from the sub-freezing Idaho air. She fumbled with her watch to check the time: 1:30am It was her 28th birthday. It was also […]

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October 10, 2019

Hiker Trash: A Love Letter to the Appalachian Trail

An illustration of the Appalachian Trail.

It takes just under six months for most backpackers to complete the world’s longest hiking-only footpath, but you can get a glimpse of the highs and lows of a thru-hiker’s journey without leaving home this fall with the new book, Hiker Trash: Notes, Sketches, and Other Detritus from the Appalachian Trail. Author and artist Sarah […]

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October 4, 2019

The Best Hiking Sandals of 2019

Best Hiking Sandals

There was a time when sandals were reserved for the beach or the public shower. Blessedly, those days are long gone. Outdoor-oriented companies have taken the same core DNA of your standard flip-flops and leveled it up with features like a beefier sole, more secure webbing, greater arch support or some combination of all three. […]

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October 4, 2019

Good Gear: Smartwool’s Intraknit base layers will revolutionize your closet

Smartwool Intraknit

For years, Smartwool designers stared at socks’ innards and saw the potential to revolutionize apparel construction. In a technical sock, cushiony, plush zones transition into meshy, sweat-venting zones without seams for improved comfort. Designers dreamed of bringing that variable construction to base layers—if only there was a machine that could knit complicated pants and shirts. […]

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