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  • Hiking and Backpacking

    Hiking Gear Guides

    A complete look at the best hiking gear of 2017, from light and packable tents and sleeping bags to proven backcountry footwear and clothing 

  • Trail-Running Shoes 2016

    The Best Trail Runners

    For smooth local trails to serious mountain terrain and racing, we break down the top trail-running shoes on the market

  • Kanab Creek

    On Location: Kanab Creek

    A journey into the largest northern tributary of the Grand Canyon

  • Camping Tents Homepage (2017)

    The Best Camping Tents

    For your home away from home in the outdoors, we break down the year’s top tents for camping

  • Patagonia 850 Down Sleeping Bag (homepage)

    Review: Patagonia Sleeping Bag

    We take Patagonia’s all-new 850 Down Sleeping Bag backpacking in the Canyon Country

  • 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

  • Backpacking Packs (homepage)

    The Best Backpacking Packs

    For minimalist overnights to extended treks, we test and review the best backpacking packs on the market

  • Annapurna Circuit

    Annapurna Circuit Trek

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

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Outdoor Gear Guides

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