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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

  • Fleece Jacket 2016

    The Best Fleece Jackets

    Cool weather is here and you can't beat the coziness of a fleece

  • Arc'teryx Alpha SV 2017

    Review: Arc'teryx Alpha SV

    We brave serious wind, snow, and sleet in Arc’teryx’s burliest hardshell

  • 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

  • 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

  • Lowa Renegade Review

    Review: Lowa Renegade GTX

    We take Lowa’s popular boot hiking and backpacking throughout Washington’s Cascade Range

  • 4-Season Tents

    The Best 4-Season Tents

    From lightweight mountaineering to basecamping and treeline use, we break down the top cold weather tents

  • 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

In-Depth Gear Reviews