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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 

  • Kanab Creek

    On Location: Kanab Creek

    A journey into the largest northern tributary of the Grand Canyon

  • Rain Jacket 2017 Review

    The Best Rain Jackets

    Tested in the rainy Pacific Northwest, we break down the year's top rain jackets from ultralight shells to versatile jackets for hiking and everyday use

  • Rab Neutrino Endurance down jacket (homepage)

    Review: Rab Neutrino Endurance

    Built with true winter warmth and protection, we give Rab’s legendary down jacket a thorough test

  • 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

  • Backcountry Skiing Round-Up

    The Best Backcountry Skis

    From lightweight models for efficient climbing to wide planks for dreamy powder days, we break down the top alpine touring skis

  • Patagonia Micro Puff review (homepage)

    Review: Patagonia Micro Puff

    Packed with down-like synthetic fill and ultralight features, we put Patagonia’s bold new insulated jacket to the test

  • Hiking Boots (homepage)

    The Best Hiking Boots

    From lightweight day hikers to heavy-duty footwear for serious backpacking, we break down the year’s top hiking boots

  • Annapurna Circuit

    Annapurna Circuit Trek

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

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