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12 Best Hiking Shorts for Men, Made With Style & Function
12 Stylish and Utilitarian Summer Shorts for Lazy Days & Adventure Alike

Lightweight, design-driven shorts from our favorite outdoor brands, fit for hardcore outdoor-ing, river floating, and around town chilling

What It's Like to Learn to Surf in the Pacific Northwest in Your 30s
Photo Essay: What It's Like to Learn to Surf in Your 30s In the PNW

An ongoing photo series, "Bad Surfers" documents the brutal but sometimes fruitful quest to log wave time in an unforgiving corner of the country

The 10 Best Hydration Packs for Running, Hiking, Biking & More
The 10 Best Hydration Packs for Running, Hiking, Biking & More

The best way to stay hydrated during long trail days and high-effort activities is to make sure your water is easy to access

13 Best Outdoor Blankets, Down Throws & Insulated Quilts for Camping
The 13 Best Insulated Blankets for a Cozier Home & Camp

From recycled NanoLoft to certified duck down, these highly packable, weather-resistant throws will keep you cozy wherever you wind up

The 8 Best Treehouse Rentals in North Carolina for a Unique Escape
From Mountains to Coast, Here's How to Stay in a North Carolina Treehouse

Sleep in a canopy of trees from the mountains to the ocean in one of North Carolina’s unique sky-high retreats

A 100-Mile Reunion Hike Along the Rugged Arizona Trail
Photo Essay: A Grand Reunion on the Rugged Arizona Trail

After a decade apart and amid pandemic upheaval, two old friends reconnect on 100 miles of the famed Arizona National Scenic Trail (aka the AZT)

The 7 Best Pull-On Blundstone Boot Alternatives for Everyday Wear
The 7 Best All-Season, All-Purpose, Pull-On Boots (That Aren't Blundstones)

A survey of better crafted, more durable slip-on boots for men & women, because everyone you know already has a pair of Blunnie 550s

Best Sustainable Backpacking Meals: Minimize Waste in the Backcountry
A Responsible Buyer's Guide to Zero-Waste Backpacker Meals

No-or-low-waste camping meals and backpacking food does exists. Here's what to look for, how to avoid greenwashing, plus five companies to support

Joe Greer on Finding Photography, Inspiration, Faith & His New Book
How Joe Greer Almost Quit Film Photography & Why He'll Never Write Another Book

A conversation with the celebrated film photographer about his early career, avoiding burnout, and making "The Lay of the Land" during a pandemic

Backpacking Checklist: Essential Gear for New & Experienced Hikers
10 New Essential Backpacking Gear Picks for Happier Trails This Season

Our top 10 picks of new backpacking gear for 2022, designed to make life on the trail more comfortable and more fun

The 9 Best Cabins in Arkansas to Rent for an Outdoorsy Getaway
These 9 Rental Cabins Prove Arkansas Is Seriously Underrated

Adventure-filled and rich with history, these unique cabins in the "Natural State" offer the perfect place for a little R&R among nature

Glamping in Northern California: The 15 Best Spots for a Luxe Getaway
The 15 Best Glamping Spots in Northern California for an Outdoorsy Getaway

Explore the beautiful and rugged natural landscape of NorCal from the comfort of a canvas bell tent, yurt, geodome, or unique cabin

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