Fill This Cooler With Icy Water and It Doubles As an Air Conditioner

There's not an ice-cold beverage in the world that can refresh and cool you as effectively as an air-conditioned room can, but the IcyBreeze cooler offers up both options, just in case. Fill it with ice and it keeps drinks cold all day long, but add a little water and extend the hose on top and suddenly it becomes a… » 7/21/14 5:00pm 7/21/14 5:00pm

A Tent With Built-In LED Lighting Eliminates Midnight Flashlight Hunts

If you're sleeping out in the woods, and suitably far enough from civilization that you wake up in complete darkness, finding your flashlight to investigate a noise outside your tent can be all but impossible. So tent-maker Big Agnes has announced a new line of temporary abodes featuring LEDs built-in to the… » 7/17/14 5:25pm 7/17/14 5:25pm

There's a Fully Accessorized Picnic Blanket Hiding Inside This Bag

How many times have your plans for a relaxing Sunday afternoon picnic been foiled when you forgot something as simple as cutlery, or wine glasses? It's an unfortunate first-world problem that Build NY is trying to solve with this generously sized pic-a-nic bag, which unzips to reveal everything four people could ever… » 7/14/14 5:00pm 7/14/14 5:00pm

A Puncture-Proof Emergency Blanket That Folds Up Smaller Than a Wallet

There are some emergencies in life that don't leave you panicked. Like if you happen to stumble across a sunset at a gorgeous park and desperately need to picnic, or you've wandered into an outdoor concert and need somewhere to sit. For those moments the Matador, a nylon waterproof blanket that can easily squeeze into… » 6/27/14 5:20pm 6/27/14 5:20pm

These Sandals Are a Nightmare If You Don't Like Laces

Keen long ago laid claim to the "is it a shoe or is it a sandal?" footwear category. But this summer the company is releasing a rather unique pair of shoes that seem impossible to categorize. Possibly taking their inspiration from all the woven knit athletic shoes hitting the market, Keen's Uneeks are nothing but… » 6/05/14 6:40pm 6/05/14 6:40pm

Welcome to the Outdoors of the Future

Will we even go outside in the future? You wouldn't be blamed for thinking we'll all soon be living a climatically regulated life indoors. In movies, tomorrow's recreation is often confined to a bubble-enclosed environment—an artificially controlled, robotically operated "natural" experience that protects us from the… » 5/08/14 12:08pm 5/08/14 12:08pm

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.… » 1/15/14 9:46pm 1/15/14 9:46pm

The Best Gifts For Getting Lost In the Woods

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