300 miles north of Vancouver lies the Great Bear Rainforest. It’s a huge, rugged, chunk of land with ample diversity of scenery, and the best part is that it is very, very sparsely populated. Think Yellowstone minus the tourists. In a nutshell, you want to go to there.
Adventure is calling! But, it can be a lonely pursuit. Ever wanted to convince a pretty guy or girl to come with you or just want to share the experience with a new friend? Here's how, and how to make sure they have a good time, too.
Spend money on the big ticket camping items that ensure your comfort and safety. Don't spend money on all the little stuff that can often be better handled by supplies you already own.
You want to wear hiking boots to go hiking, right? That may be conventional outdoors wisdom, but often, it's not the right answer. Let's examine the merits of each and try to help you find the right solution.
Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill recently hiked over 200 miles through Yosemite National Park with their backpacks filled mostly with camera gear. The effort was worth it based on the spectacular time lapse video they just uploaded to Vimeo.
When shopping for that special someone who loves the great outdoors, it's easy to be overwhelmed. There are so many companies and so many items with so many different features that it's hard to know where to start. That's why we thought we'd kickstart this party with some of our favorite camping gear. We hope H.D.…
Backpacking gear was my original obsession with technology. For even the most minor update to my kit, I read dozens of reviews, talk to my expert comrades, and then finally try it out myself.
You want to run around like some wilderness badass. Climbing in the Rockies. Surfing in the Rockaways. Whatever. You can do it all if you've got some warm, dry gear to slip into when the adventure is over. Can this waterproof backpack make it happen?
Gizmodo reader Kien Lam just sent me this beautiful video that has made me extremely jealous: a time lapse video of his year backpacking all around the world. 343 days, 17 countries over five continents reduced to just five minutes.
Backpacks have an inherent trade-off—the larger they are, the more they can carry. Corollary: the bigger the bag, the more it weighs. The new Quasar line from Terra Nova Equipment is both strong and light—they use the same material as yacht sails.
For some people, weather means nothing; they have to get outside and into nature no matter what. Here's the thing, though: without the right gear, they will die out there. Here's some of the sweetest cold-weather camp gear around.
Y'all know my feelings on "Great" Outdoors. But were I to lose my shit and decide to go backpacking, I'd bring the Titanium 350 Kanpai to keep my Hot Toddy toasty for up to six hours (or until I get drunk and go home).
Nothing sucks more when you're on a long trek than hauling around unnecessary weight and heft. Sea to Summit's ridiculously light Specialist tents aim to dominate the ultralight category and not be uncomfortable pieces of crap in the process.
Now that spring has sprung, c'mon, let's start thinking about outdoorsy stuff. How about taking a nice long hike on an
short pier unspoiled wilderness path, with a blessed night's sleep at the end of your journey? This LuxuryLite Low-Rise Cot might make it easier, lifting your arse off the cold and unforgiving ground,…
If you're looking for a tough-as-nails drinking cup, the indestructible stainless steel Carabiner Camp Mug from Sahalie is built to take a hammering. Its handle is a real carabiner, just like mountain climbers use, that can clip onto your pack or anything else. Its double insulation keeps eight ounces of your favorite…