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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

  • Fleece Jacket 2016

    The Best Fleece Jackets

    Fall is in the air and nothing is more cozy

  • Arc'teryx Norvan SL Hoody

    Review: Arc'teryx Norvan SL Hoody

    Featuring Gore-Tex with Permanent Beading Surface and an astounding 3.5-ounce weight, we test the new minimalist shell from Arc'teryx

  • Seattle hiking trails

    10 Great Hikes from Seattle

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

  • Annapurna Circuit

    Annapurna Circuit Trek

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

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    Review: Hilleberg Niak

    We put Hilleberg's lightest 2-person tent to the test

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