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  • Hiking and Backpacking

    Hiking Gear Guides

    A complete look at the best hiking gear of 2016, from light and packable tents and sleeping bags to proven backcountry footwear and clothing 

  • Norway Guide

    Norway Guide

    Europe’s true wilderness is not found in the Alps, but the northern reaches of the continent from the 57th parallel north well into the Arctic Circle

  • Down Jacket 2015-2016

    The Best Down Jackets

    For the ultimate in lightweight warmth, we break down the year's top down jackets from ultralight to winter weight

  • Seattle hiking trails

    10 Great Hikes from Seattle

    From the North Cascades to the Olympic Peninsula, it’s time get out hiking

  • Outdoor Research Realm

    Review: Outdoor Research Realm

    We take OR’s new hardshell on an epic adventure through southeast Alaska

  • Nemo Hornet 2P Backpacking Tent

    Review: Nemo Hornet 2P

    We put Nemo’s ultralight backpacking tent to the test

  • Annapurna Circuit

    Annapurna Circuit Trek

    One of the world’s great trekking routes is threatened but alive (and recovering)

Adventure Travel

Outdoor Gear Guides

In-Depth Gear Reviews