Gear

Must-Have Gear For New Scuba Divers

Michael Jones

Getting certified to scuba dive is an undertaking in itself, but if you’re lucky enough to have ...

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Top Yoga Mat Recommendations

Michael Jones

Yoga is a very healthy activity that not only helps the body’s physical health, but it also helps ...

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Top Kayak Recommendations

Steve Becker

Kayaking has seen a serious surge in recent years as a way to explore the great outdoors. Lighter ...

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The 2018 Rock Climbing Gear Wish List

John Poe

One of the nice things about being into extreme sports is that new gear seems to constantly be ...

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Gear Recommendations For The Nomadic Athlete

Michael Jones

For those athletes that gravitate toward the more extreme sports like rock climbing, surfing, ...

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Doing Some Big Wall Climbing This Summer? This Portaledge Is The Ultimate Home Away From Home.

John Poe

“Rock Climbing” covers a pretty large area. From bouldering and top-roping to sport and trad ...

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Here’s Why Baking Soda Should Be A Must-Have On Your Camping Packing List

John Poe

If you ask ten different dedicated campers to name a single item that you must always bring on a ...

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Spoil Yourself On Your Next Camping Trip With These Awesome Accessories

Steve Becker

In the world of camping, there are two very distinct mentalities. First, there’s the ultralight, ...

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How To Build Your Own First Aid Kit

Michael Jones

When it comes to any sporting activity, the odds of getting injured increase substantially when ...

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Must-Have Gear For The Summer Climbing Season

Steve Becker

The “official” start of summer is still a few weeks away, but most folks agree that when school is ...

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Interested In Rock Climbing But Not Ready To Go All In? Try Bouldering!

Michael Jones

Rock climbing is an amazing sport, but it isn’t exactly the easiest sport to just jump right into. ...

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Tips For Camping With Your Baby

Jennifer Rose

If you’re a new parent, we don’t have to tell you that a baby is going to present a serious ...

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Here’s Why You Still Need A Dive Watch And How To Pick One

Michael Jones

Once upon a time, a dive watch was as vital to a diver’s list of gear as air tanks and a regulator. ...

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Things You Should Consider Before Booking Your Next Diving Vacation.

Jennifer Rose

It’s not hard to book an epic diving vacation if you do it the right way. But it’s not something ...

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2019 Pack Recommendations

Jake Davis

Every year, outdoor enthusiasts are treated to the latest and greatest product releases from the ...

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What To Pack For Your Next Surfing Vacation

Jennifer Rose

It’s hard to think of anything going wrong on an epic surfing vacation, but if you don’t pack ...

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Board Recommendations For The Beginning Surfer

Michael Jones

You’ve had a few lessons and caught a few waves and now you’re hooked. Now what? It’s time to ...

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5 Basic Rules All Scuba Divers Should Follow

Michael Jones

It doesn’t matter if it’s your first dive or your one-thousandth, there are certain rules that must ...

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Top Tent Recommendations for Spring 2019

Jake Davis

In many parts of the world, the 2018/2019 winter season is about to be left in the dust. For the ...

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Looking To Make Your Next Camping Trip A Little More Challenging? Try These Variations!

Michael Jones

Any chance to get out and do some camping is one that should be taken advantage of. However, if you ...

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Top Surfboard Recommendations For 2019

Elizabeth Russell

We’re well into 2019, and for those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere, that means that ...

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Tips For Choosing The Right Hiking Backpack

John Poe

If you’re planning to take up the sport of hiking, you are going to need some essential gear. The ...

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A Snorkeling Primer: How To Get Started

Michael Jones

Approximately 70% of the earth is covered by water, and a good portion of that is still unexplored. ...

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The 2017 Holiday Gift Guide For Surfers

Michael Jones

If you have a surfer in your life (or if you’re making your own list), there’s a good chance you’ll ...

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Top Ice Axes For Climbing And Mountaineering

Jake Davis

For many climbers, hikers, and mountaineers, winter means taking a few months off from spending ...

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Top Tent Recommendations For Cyclists

Elizabeth Russell

Bike packing combines two popular outdoor activities. On the one hand, you get the thrill of ...

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The Best Games To Take Camping

Michael Jones

We’ve established many times over what a special pastime a family camping trip can be. However, we ...

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Top Camper Van Recommendations

Jennifer Rose

Make no mistake, camper vans have made a serious comeback. With the modern workforce working more ...

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Get Rolling: A Primer On Mountain Bikes

Michael Jones

Mountain biking is a staple among the extreme sports. It’s great for just about any age, and once ...

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A Gift Guide For Hikers

Michael Jones

Are you looking to pick up some last minute gifts for the hiker in your life?  Maybe you’re just ...

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Check Out These Portable Rocking Chairs For Your Next Camping Trip

Michael Jones

Spending time in the great outdoors camping is all about rest and relaxation, with the occasional ...

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Meet America’s New Camping Trend: Vehicle Rooftop Camping!

Jennifer Rose

  Over the past couple of years, more and more people are heading out into the Great ...

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2018 Holiday Wish List For Rock Climbers

Jake Davis

The time has come, once again, for you to break that climber in your life out of their winter ...

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The Lowdown On Shark Repellents For Surfers

Michael Jones

The odds of being attacked by a shark are actually pretty slim. Statistics show that most of us ...

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide For Campers

Michael Jones

The Holiday Season is upon us, and now is usually the time of year where we stress out over trying ...

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Top Tent Recommendations For Winter Camping

John Poe

We’ve written several times about the joys of camping in the winter months. The cold weather and ...

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide For Scuba Divers

Jon Brooks

The holiday season is upon us, and for may divers in colder parts of the world, that means they’ve ...

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How To Hike The Appalachian Trail Part 2: Costs And Gear

Jon Brooks

Last month we discussed the epic undertaking that is hiking the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). A huge ...

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Top Underwater Camera Recommendations

Jon Brooks

Smartphone cameras are pretty incredible pieces of gear these days. Often, the camera on your ...

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3 Must-Have Pieces Of Gear For Documenting Your Next Camping Adventure

John Poe

For many, the camping season is coming to a close. For those of us that live in more tropical ...

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The Basics Of Winter Camping

Michael Jones

Some of us are lucky enough to live in areas where camping year-round is no big thing. We don’t ...

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Top Rooftop Gear Boxes

Jennifer Rose

Regardless of which sports we all actively participate in, we all have the common need of ...

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Top Diving Mask Recommendations

John Poe

If you’re serious about the sport of scuba diving, it’s important to upgrade your gear from time to ...

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How To Go Camping With Your Dog

Jake Davis

We’ve established many times that camping is a fantastic tradition for your entire family. Chances ...

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Tips For Staying Healthy While Camping

Raymond Harris

It’s hard to deny just how great a past time camping with your family can be, but nothing can turn ...

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Important Notice: Huish Outdoors Issues Recall For Scuba Diving Regulators

Michael Jones

Huish Outdoors has issued an immediate recall for its Oceanic and Hollis scuba diving regulators. ...

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Top Sleeping Pad Recommendations For Camping

John Poe

While it’s certainly possible to create a very comfortable bed when camping by simply piling up ...

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Recommended Tools For Cooking Amazing Camp Meals

John Poe

Cooking a meal while camping is always a good time but to really get the most out of the experience ...

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Gear Spotlight: La Sportiva No-Edge Climbing Shoes

John Poe

  Climbing is a sport where not only inches but actual millimeters matter. The closer a ...

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Top Recommendations For Car Camping Tents

John Poe

All over America, families are heading for the great outdoors for a night or three of sleeping ...

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5 Pieces Of Camping Gear To Kick Off The Summer Season

John Poe

If you live in the United States, Memorial Day weekend is the “unofficial” kickoff of camping ...

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Top Mountain Bike Shoe Recommendations

Steve Becker

The first step in a truly epic mountain biking outing is to find the perfect trail. Next, you’ll ...

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Now You Can Pitch Your Tent Directly On The Lake Instead Of Right Next To It

Steve Becker

For many outdoor lovers, there’s nothing better than setting up a tent next to a quiet, tranquil ...

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Tips For Canoe Camping

John Poe

Canoe camping offers a lot of advantages over traditional, hike-in camping. Most notably, you can ...

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Top Water Filters For Backpackers and Campers

John Poe

It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced backpacker or just getting into the sport, the most ...

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Top Camping Hammocks

John Poe

Hammock camping has seen a serious surge in popularity in the past several years. In most cases, ...

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Best Scuba Diving Fins

Michael Jones

Serious divers know that their fins are as vital a piece of equipment as anything else they’re ...

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Top Backpacking Stoves

John Poe

We’ve covered some of the best stoves for car camping, but those behemoths won’t do you any good if ...

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Top Cooler Recommendations For Camping

John Poe

If you’re planning a long weekend trip to the beach or maybe some lakeside camping, few pieces of ...

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Top Car Camping Stoves

John Poe

Backpacking stoves are one thing—they’re meant to be lightweight and easily packable. They’re meant ...

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Tips For Choosing A Four Season Tent

Michael Jones

If you live in an area that gets some fairly harsh winter weather, but you also don’t want to give ...

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Top Climbing Rope Recommendations

John Poe

For rock climbers, no piece of gear is more important than their climbing rope. It is literally the ...

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Top Recommendations For Bike Trailers For Kids

Steve Becker

Investing in a bike trailer is a great way to take your child with you on the trail and stay fit. ...

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How To Pack Food For A Backpacking Trip

John Poe

While having the right gear is pretty important to a comfortable, safe and successful backpacking ...

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Top Sleeping Bag Recommendations For 2018

Steve Becker

Nothing will ruin a camping trip faster than shivering the night away because your sleeping bag ...

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Best Backpacking Tents For 2018

Michael Jones

Do the winter blues have you chomping at the bit to get out on the trails and sleeping under the ...

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Which Mountain Bike Should You Be Riding In 2018

Michael Jones

If you’re hoping to spend more time riding trails this year, there’s a good chance a new mountain ...

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The Best Paddles For Stand-up Paddle Boarding

Steve Becker

You might have the very best stand-up paddleboard on the market, but if the paddle you’re using to ...

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Top Hiking Shoes For Men

John Poe

OK fellas, if you’re building your kit for a new hiking season and shoes are on your hiking list, ...

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Best Climbing Harnesses For 2018

John Poe

Are you looking to upgrade your climbing gear this year?  If a new harness is on your shopping ...

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What Is The Best First Aid Kit For Hikers And Backpackers?

John Poe

A well-stocked first aid kit is an absolute must-have for any hiker or backpacker heading out on ...

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A Beginner’s Guide To Slacklining

Steve Becker

Do you remember going to the circus as a child, looking up in wonder as the tightrope walker ...

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A Beginner’s Guide To Kitesurfing Gear

Michael Jones

If you’re new to kitesurfing, the amount of gear needed to achieve liftoff can be overwhelming at ...

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Top Wetsuit Brands And Buying Tips

Steve Becker

There are plenty of sports you can choose that will put you on, in and below the water. Whether you ...

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