The Best Nature Apps For Springtime Adventures Outdoors

With spring finally in the air, it's time to grab your phone and go outside. No, not so that you can check your email on a hike, but because there are plenty of other ways that the little computer in you palm can actually make the outdoors more fun. We've rounded up some of the best stargazing, hiking, and wildlife… » 3/24/14 5:20pm 3/24/14 5:20pm

Garmin's Fenix 2 May Be the World's Best Adventure and Training Watch

Garmin has had a lot of success with its GPS watches in recent years. There's the Forerunner 910XT, which has been the king of triathlon watches for years now. There's the recent Forerunner 620 (and the 220) which added advanced analysis of running dynamics to the equation. And then, of course, there's the original… » 2/20/14 7:00am 2/20/14 7:00am

Hike 2600 miles through the United States in six minutes

From Mexico and all the way up to Canada with something called the United States of America in between. One man, Tyler Fox, decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail and make his way completely through the US. That would be a 2,600 mile hike through California, Oregon and Washington. Here's what he saw. » 1/28/14 10:03pm 1/28/14 10:03pm

The untouched natural beauty of New Zealand is like a magical world

I'm one of those horrible humans who take nature for granted and recharge myself through indoor fluorescent lighting. I like walking city streets, I like going into city bars and I like eating city food. Feeling tires screech, hearing sirens wail, coming across unexplainable damp spots, that's all what I'm used to. But … » 1/15/14 9:46pm 1/15/14 9:46pm

The Best Gifts For Getting Lost In the Woods

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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.… » 12/13/13 3:40pm 12/13/13 3:40pm

Patagonia Beer: Apparently Drinking and Hiking Actually Go Together

If beer is at the center of your back to nature excursion things may not go . . . entirely according to plan. Safety first, people. But that isn't stopping the rugged and cozy masters at Patagonia from partnering with New Belgium Brewing to put out some branded lager. » 11/17/13 9:00am 11/17/13 9:00am

A Kick Board With a View Lets You Snorkel Without Submerging

If you've always wanted to explore a coral reef at a tropical location, but can barely stand even getting your head wet in the shower, then scuba diving and snorkelling isn't for you. What could be the solution, though, is the Zayak Sea Sled, a curvaceous kick board with a window that lets the rider peer into the murky … » 11/13/13 10:40am 11/13/13 10:40am

Walking To The South Pole (And Returning Alive)

Endurance athlete, polar explorer, and motivational speaker Ben Saunders is on his way to Antarctica. Recreating Robert Scott's heroic but ultimately doomed "Terra Nova" expedition from 1910-1912, Saunders has launched his own Scott Expedition to reach the South Pole on foot—and, more importantly, to walk back to the… » 10/18/13 10:40am 10/18/13 10:40am

A Tiny Pop-up Trailer Hiding All Your Camping Needs

It's still not exactly 'roughing it', but this remarkably modular camping trailer provides many of the comforts of home without having to resort to hitting the road in a gigantic bus-like motorhome. When collapsed, Campa's All Terrain Trailer looks more like a hot dog vendor's cart than a place to spend the night, but… » 9/17/13 11:20am 9/17/13 11:20am

Forge Your Own Path With This Collapsible Trail-Clearing Multi-Tool

If you'd rather take the path less followed when you hit the great outdoors, it might need a little TLC along the route. And that's where the lightweight collapsible Trail Boss will serve as your perfect hiking partner. It lets you carry four long-handled tools in a compact pack, so you can make short work of fallen… » 9/02/13 3:00pm 9/02/13 3:00pm

Brave the Amazon With a Stand Up Paddleboard That Turns Into a Tent

As paddleboarding surges in popularity, it looks like it could soon replace the canoe as the defacto mode of transport for weekend camping excursions. A company called Coreban has teamed up with celebrity outdoorsmen Bear Grylls to create the Ultimate Adventure Tent: an inflatable paddleboard that gets you to your… » 8/12/13 12:09pm 8/12/13 12:09pm

A Cheap Jet Ski Alternative That Runs on Sunlight

As fun as they may be, personal watercraft like jet skis and powerboats drink fuel like there's no tomorrow. They're fun toys for those with plenty of disposal income, but British designer Ross Kemp wants to make them more universal with his ASAP. It's a cheap electric alternative to jet skis and powered surfboards… » 8/08/13 9:55am 8/08/13 9:55am

A Simple Design Tweak Makes Sleeping Bags Less Like Straitjackets

A tapering mummy-style sleeping bag is easier to travel with since they can be compressed extremely compact. But if you suffer from even a smidgen of claustrophobia, spending a night in one can be like sleeping in a straitjacket. To make them more comfortable and compatible with those of us who toss and turn, Nemo has… » 6/07/13 2:20pm 6/07/13 2:20pm

Bonk the Day Away With a Floating, 4-in-1 Fisherman's Best Friend

For the fisherman with space constraints, cramming every little piece of gear you'll need into one little tackle box can be just as frustrating as it is disorganized. Fortunately—at least for the smaller bits—the Kombo Fish Tool will keep you from fumbling around by wrapping four serious fishing necessities into one… » 5/20/13 2:06pm 5/20/13 2:06pm

Pump Up This Pressurized Hydration Pack So You Never Have To Suck

The most important thing you can pack for a long outdoor trek is water, which is why hydration packs are an ideal accessory. But trying to suck water through a long hose when you're exhausted, well, sucks. So Geigerrig is releasing a new pressurized hydration pack that's like having a Super Soaker strapped to your… » 4/18/13 12:48pm 4/18/13 12:48pm