OUTDOOR

Big Hollow Designs Makes Unique Gear for Outdoor Women

One look at Nadia Burton and you understand why she founded her own gear company. For starters, there’s her flair. When I met Burton at Steamboat, the former pro skier’s home hill, she wore a ball cap adorned with a massive, flamboyant fabric flower. Her ski pants looked like camo-print couture. The 39-year-old has an unconventional […]

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The Best Outdoor Gear Shops in the U.S.

Gear shops have always played an essential role in the ecosystem of any outdoor community. Sure, online retailers might offer frequent sales and the convenience of shopping from home, but nothing quite replaces picking the brain of an employee or attending events at your local store. So we put out a survey asking you to […]

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How to Choose an Outdoor Backpack

HOW TO CHOOSE AN OUTDOOR BACKPACK Warmer days are coming and with it, the need to spend more time outside. Camping and hiking are great ways to enjoy the warmth spring and summer bring, but the wrong backpack can quickly put a damper on that. Choosing the right outdoor backpack is essential. Too big of […]

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The Best Winter Jackets for Outdoor Sports

Winter cold and wind call for a serviceable jacket. But picking the right model depends on the activity you’ll be using it for. For this test, we evaluated more than 100 men’s and women’s jackets built for resort riding, backcountry exploration, running, and nordic skiing. The Eddie Bauer BC EverTherm Down was our top choice for […]

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US Outdoor Spring / Summer Lookbook

Lookbooks are a great way to add a human element to fabric; a face to a name – so to speak. They can give you a reference to how certain items fit and often times an applicable setting. For our Spring and Summer Lookbook we focused on lifestyle garments, the fringe fabrics that bridge the […]

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Our Favorite Gear Under $50 at Outdoor Retailer

The Outside gear editors are on the floor at the 2019 Outdoor Retailer and Snow Show this week in Denver. A lot of snow-sports equipment costs more than a season pass. But not everything. Here are our editors’ favorite picks under $50. Le Bent Le Send Ski Touring Sock ($32) (Ben Fox) Designed by pro skier […]

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NYE – OUTDOOR EDITION

I know, I know, New Year’s resolutions are cheesy. We all make them, at least in our heads, and hardly ever live up to them. But this year is different because I’m talking outdoor resolutions. My New Year’s outdoor resolution is inspired by, or rather in spite of Kenny. Kenny works in the board shop. […]

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Top 16 Outdoor Activities in Iceland

Iceland. You know it has ice, but what else? The vast glaciers,  powerful waterfalls, winding fjords, and volcanic flavor create a striking landscape unlike any other. Iceland is almost overflowing with natural wonders, which is why we collected the best of the outdoor activities to help you enjoy incredible Iceland to the max. Read on to find […]

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