Equipped: Gear up for adventure


The Science Behind Wool's Powers (January/February 2015) Unlock the essence of this stalwart natural fiber


Get a Grip (December 2014) Selecting the right traction for winter hiking

Sleep Tight, All Winter Night (November/December 2014) How to choose a winter sleeping bag

May the Foliage be with You (October 2014) How to find peak color this foliage season

How to Destroy Your Gear (September/October 2014) Five ways to damage (and revive) your outdoor equipment

How Do You Recycle a Used Stove Fuel Canister? (August 2014) A three-step solution

The 10 Essentials Revisited (July/August 2014) A new way of looking at a classic list

Hyperlight Backpacking (June 2014) How to carry less than 10 pounds of gear

Carry in Comfort (May/June 2014) How to fit a backpack

How to Set Up Tent Guylines (April 2014) Keep your tent dry, strong, and ready for all conditions

Kayaking Safety Essentials (March/April 2014) Don't let a small mishap become a serious problem

Third Eye Blind? (February 2014) The implications of augmented reality eyewear for the outdoors

Facing Winter's Fury (January/February 2014) Four essentials for protecting your head and face


The Long and Short of It (December 2013) Gift tips for the small, tall, and broad outdoor enthusiast

Smart Phone, Smart Hiker? (November/December 2013) The powers (and pitfalls) of backcountry apps

Pack Smarter, Pack Smaller (October 2013) Six stuff-sack tips and tricks

The Agony of the Feet (September/October 2013) Blister prevention and treatment

Treasure Hunter (August 2013) Essential gear for geocaching

Pot Luck (July/August 2013) How to find the right backcountry cookware

Ultralight Backpacks 101 (June 2013) How to find the right fit and weight for you

Trail Runners vs. Hiking Boots (May/June 2013) Which is the best footwear for the backcountry?

Bike Repair Essentials (April 2013) The four things to carry on any ride

Kayak Buying Guide (March/April 2013) Find the right kayak that's tailored for your adventure

The Future is Now (February 2013) High-tech materials and the next generation of outdoor gear

Dress Smarter, Stay Warmer (January/February 2013) Clothing tips to fight heat loss


Lost and Found (December 2012) Emergency signaling gear that could save your life

Winter Walkers (November/December 2012) How to choose the right snowshoes

Tick Off (October 2012) The most effective tick repellents

Tough Shots (September/October 2012) Rugged cameras for the backcountry

Dress to Compress (August 2012) Does compression clothing improve athletic performance?

Picaridin vs. DEET (July/August 2012) Which is the best insect repellent?

Run Barefoot, In Shoes (June 2012) Should you adopt the latest footwear fad?

Give Me Shelter (May/June 2012) How to choose a three-season tent

Now They're Rolling (April 2012) Bicycles for children of all ages

Show Me the Way (March/April 2012) How to choose a compass

Crank it Up (February 2012) Turn on the heat with battery-powered clothing

Cross-Country Freedom (January/February 2012) Choose the right skis to glide through winter


Glide Through the Glades (December 2011) A primer on ski wax

Cold Shoulders (November/December 2011) Choose the right winter backpack

It's All on the Wrist (October 2011) Watch hybrids for outdoor adventures

Nice Pad (September/October 2011) Sleep warm, sleep comfy

Got Trees? Welcome to Your Next Campsite (August 2011) Hammocks for the backcountry

Pack Heat, Not Weight (July/August 2011) The pros and cons of alcohol stoves

Rock On! (June 2011) How to choose climbing shoes

Get on the Bike (May/June 2011) Which style is right for you?

Backpack to the Future (April 2011) Five trends in pack design and technology

Which Canoe For You? (March/April 2011) Understanding the options

Down Time (February 2011) The story of a miracle material

Warm Thoughts (January/February 2011) Protect your head and neck from the cold


A Warm Winter's Nap (December 2010) Snug up with the right sleep system for winter camping

Give Winter the Boot (November/December 2010) Keep your feet toasty all season long

The GPS Shrink-Down (October 2010) How small can receivers get?

Now You See Me (September/October 2010) Bike lights, reflectors, and high visibility

Ruffing It (August 2010) Outdoor gear for dogs

Youth Gone Wild (July/August 2010) Essential outdoor gear for kids

Different Shades (June 2010) Photochromic sunglasses transition to the mainstream

Sleep Light (May/June 2010) Backcountry shelters under 2 pounds

Boot Camp (April 2010) Hiking footwear 101

Think, Don't Sink (March/April 2010) Stay on top with the right PFD

Drinking Problems? (February 2010) BPA just won't go away

The Spark of Life (January/February 2010) Fire-starting essentials for any survival kit


Spend to the Highest End (December 2009) How expensive can outdoor gear get?

Ride On! (November/December 2009) How to bike through the winter

Digital Hiking Guides (October 2009) Is there an app for that?

Wilderness Lifelines (September/October 2009) Getting found when in peril

Silicone Revolution? (August 2009)

Gnawing Concerns (July/August 2009) Critter-proof your food

Spot On (June 2009) Focus on the right binoculars

Home Away From Home (May 2009) Find the perfect family tent

Harvest the Sun (April 2009) Solar power in your pack

In Cold Water (March 2009) How paddlers brave the icy rush

Get a Bead On (January/February 2009) Restore your gear's water repellency


On Guard (December 2008) Protect your feet with the right gaiters

The Cutting Edge (November 2008) Get steel-savvy and blade smart

Green Threads (October 2008) Does your gear have an eco-conscience?

It's a Lock (September 2008) Invest in bike security

Code Red (July/August 2008) Pale is the new tan

Field Surgery (June 2008) Save your gear from trip-threatening injuries

A Woman's Touch (May 2008) Your gear's gender differences

Nice Quads (April 2008) The topographic universe digitized

Get Pumped (March 2008) Pack small and paddle hard with an inflatable kayak

Out Cold (January/February 2008) Find dreamtime in a quality, four-season tent


Ski Lessons (December 2007) The boards, the boots, the jargon

The Bare Essentials (November 2007) Get cozy with the right base layer

Higher, Faster, Farther (October 2007) Gauge the numbers with these useful gadgets

Hit the Sack (September 2007) Sleep snug in the right sleeping bag

Hike Easy (July/August 2007) Join the fastpacking movement

Strapped In (June 2007) Selecting the right adventure sandals

Intelligent Design (May 2007) Choose the right canoe

Saddle Up (April 2007) Strap in for adventure with the right child carrier

The Proving Grounds (March 2007) Local gear companies develop cutting-edge designs in the White Mountains

Powder Power (January/February 2007) Float across the landscape with the right pair of snowshoes


Hot Hands (December 2006) Toast your fingers with the right gloves

Survive or Die (November 2006) The difference may be only a few ounces of essential gear

See the Light (October 2006) Finding the right headlamp

Hiking Perks (September 2006) A six-fold path to coffee nirvana

Bike Packing (July/August 2006) How to prepare for a multiday tour

The Dope on Dope (June 2006) Can DEET be topped?

Liquidate the Bugs (May 2006) 7 ways to remove water-borne nasties

2,175 Miles of Product Abuse (April 2006) AT thru-hikers share their gear secrets

Don't Miss the Boat (March 2006) Get more quality time on an overnight paddle

Breathe Easy (January/February 2006) Unraveling the hype of waterproof-breathable materials


Sock it to Me (July/August 2005) The tale of a lowly foot soldier

A Full Bladder (June 2005) Kick the bottle habit with a better hydration system

A Higher Power (May 2005) Put $12 billion of technology in the palm of your hand

Sticks and Stones (April 2005) The pros, cons, and uses of trekking poles

Up the Creek (March 2005) Choose the right paddle for your next adventure

Claws and Picks (January/February 2005) 2 essential tools for winter travel


Spreading Holiday Gear (December 2004) An outdoor enthusiast's wish list

Head First (November 2004) A primer on helmets

Suited for Paddling (October 2004) Staying warm with the right wetsuit or drysuit

Home Before Dark (July/August 2004) Choosing the right pack

Save Your Skin (June 2004) How to safely worship the sun

Getting Closer (May 2004) Zoom in on the perfect binoculars

Seeing the Light (March 2004) Protect your eyes with the right sunglasses

Move Over, GORE-TEX (January/February 2004) Soft-shell outerwear to suit any activity


Gadgets for Giving (December 2003) Outdoor toys for a high-tech holiday

If the Boot Fits (October 2003) Trail footwear for the outdoors Imelda

A Perfect Tent (September 2003) Buying the right three-season shelter

Get Stoked (June 2003) The latest in energy bars and gels

The Facts on 'Yaks (March 2003) How to buy a touring kayak

Making Tracks (January/February 2003) How to choose the right snowshoes for you


To Schuss or to Stomp? (December 2002) Get a grip on winter footwear

Hit the Sack (October 2002) How to find the sleeping bag that's right for you

Find the Right Fitting Pack (June 2002)

It Runs Through a River (March 2002) How to find the right kayak for you


How Old is Too Old? (July/August 2001) When and why to replace aging gear


Warming Trend (December 2000) Winter clothing tips to stave off the cold

Child Bearing (June 2000) Baby carriers for you and yours


Baby, it's Cold Outside! (November 1999)

Winter Intent (November 1999) How to camp in that challenging fourth season

Stoves to Go (July/August 1999) How to get cooking with gas in the backcountry

The Agony of the Feet (May 1999) Avoid it by buying the right boots in the first place