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  • Skiing Gear 2016-2017

    Ski Gear Guides

    We pick the best ski gear for the 2017-2018 season, from new all-mountain skis and goggles to the coziest jackets and baselayers

  • West Coast Trail (homepage slider)

    On Location: The West Coast Trail

    A detailed look at Vancouver Island’s iconic and challenging coastal hike

  • Hardshells 2017

    The Best Hardshell Jackets

    For the ultimate protection in harsh alpine conditions, we break down the top hardshell jackets on the market

  • Marmot PreCip Rain Jacket (homepage)

    Review: Marmot PreCip

    Balancing weight, weather protection, and price, we break down Marmot’s versatile rain jacket

  • 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

  • Goggle Homeslide (2018)

    The Best Ski Goggles

    From new interchangeable-lens models to budget classics, we break down the top snow goggles on the market

  • Arc'teryx Proton LT hoody

    Review: Arc'teryx Proton LT Hoody

    We head to the alpine in Arc’teryx’s air permeable synthetic jacket

  • Annapurna Circuit

    Annapurna Circuit Trek

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

  • 4-Season Tents

    The Best 4-Season Tents

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

Adventure Travel

Outdoor Gear Guides

In-Depth Gear Reviews