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  • Hiking and Backpacking

    Hiking Gear Guides

    A complete look at the best hiking gear of 2018, from light and packable tents and sleeping bags to proven backcountry footwear and clothing 

  • Cordillera Blanca

    On Location: Peru's Huascarán Circuit

    An epic alpine adventure through the heart of the Cordillera Blanca, on two wheels

  • Hiking Boots Roundup (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

  • Adidas Terrex Swift R2 (homepage)

    Review: Adidas Terrex Swift R2

    We take Adidas's updated Swift R2 backpacking in Utah’s Canyon Country

  • On Location Cochamo

    On Location: Valle Cochamó

    A climber reflects on magic and fragility in Chile's Cochamó Valley

  •  Baby Carrier For Hiking

    Baby Carriers for Hiking

    To keep you and your child happy on the trail, our top carrier packs excel in comfort, safety, and build quality

  • Quinn Brett Interview (slider)

    Look Up, Stand Still, Breathe

    An interview with Quinn Brett on the risk of climbing, fear, and the long road to recovery

  • Mountain Bike Helmet review

    The Best Mountain Bike Helmets

    With improved coverage and a bump in safety tech, today’s mountain bike helmets are better fitting and more protective than ever

  • REI Half Dome 2 Plus Review (homepage)

    Review: REI Co-op Half Dome

    We take the revamped 2018 Half Dome tent backpacking in Patagonia and the Great Smoky Mountains

  • Trail Runners 2018 (homepage)

    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

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