How To Pack A Backpack

Don't be this guy. Carrying a backpack so large that it extends over your head and outside the width of your back makes for a long, arduous day on the trail. Instead, choose what you need wisely, then pack the bag efficiently for a lighter, more comfortable load. Here's how.
» 12/19/14 2:17pm Yesterday 2:17pm

What To Do When It All Goes Wrong

Visiting dangerous places, leaving cell signal behind, traveling by yourself and just generally taking risks? Well, guess what? At some point, it's going to go badly for you. Likely when you least expect it. Here's what I've learned about self rescue. » 12/17/14 4:39pm Wednesday 4:39pm

Why The 2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Is A Cool Idea With Weak Execution

From TruckYeah! The 2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is that washed up, loose-cannon-cop-on-the-edge pulled out of retirement for "one last job." Giving an old hero a shiny badge and a new gun always works on TV, but this truck isn't quite up to fighting its rivals anymore, on-road or off. » 12/15/14 2:26pm Monday 2:26pm

Rugged Phones Are Bullshit, Here's How To Make Them Better

Pictured is a Samsung Galaxy S5 Active that fell three feet off a cooler onto a hard dirt surface. It and other "rugged" phones like it can never hope to incorporate the protection a simple, affordable case can. But, that's not to say the idea doesn't have some merit. » 12/12/14 2:00pm 12/12/14 2:00pm

Why Ducati's Slowest Bike Is Also Its Best

Ducati's latest superbike, the 1299, makes 205bhp. This new Scrambler makes 75. But, it's also the better bike for most people, most of the time. We spent yesterday riding it through the mountains so we can tell you why.
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Adventure Tested: La Sportiva Nepal Cube GTX

La Sportiva updated their popular line of Nepal mountaineering boots with the new Cube GTX. The Cube is an incredibly lightweight, single layer, technical winter boot that's ideal for mixed terrain. We put it to the test in the country of its namesake while climbing in the Himalayas. » 12/10/14 11:00am 12/10/14 11:00am

These Backpacks Can Take You Around The World


We believe in packing light whenever possible. However, some adventures require more stuff. Whether you're climbing Denali or trekking through the rainforest carrying tons of camera gear, you'll need an expedition pack. We tested the two most popular ones available across Norway, Iceland and on a 185-mile hike through…
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What It Feels Like To Crawl Into A -30F Sleeping Bag In The Himalaya

Need to sleep outside somewhere that you could literally freeze to death in under an hour? Turns out they make sleeping bags designed to make that not just possible, but even comfortable. Here's what they feel like. » 12/05/14 12:00pm 12/05/14 12:00pm