Outside readers are passionately committed to leading an active lifestyle. Outside not only motivates readers to uncover and define their own personal day-to-day adventures, but also provides them with the tools, products and information to fulfill them.
Open and Shut
Bombs Away! • It’s high time we made America’s prime backcountry skiing and snowboarding terrain more accessible. First step: avalanche control in the way-out-of-bounds.
Why the World Needs Barry Lopez • His new book, Horizon, is the crowning achievement of a writer whose eyes never stray from the long view
Land of the Rising Fun • Snorkel in hand, a Polish photographer plumbs endless powder accumulations in the Hokkaido backcountry
Into the Great Wide Open • Fifteen countries. Sixteen states. Thirty-three adventures. Your travel bucket list just got a whole lot longer.
Hit the Street
Fleet of Foot • A getup that won’t weigh you down
Three Kings • Performance machines to cheat wind, go off-road, or cover lots of ground
Roll It Your Way • Tricked-out camper van or clever teardrop trailer? You be the judge.
Bone Up • Connective tissue is notoriously slow to heal. Is gelatin the secret?
Preventive Maintenance • How to defend your body against injury
Stick the Landing • You might not be a gymnast, but you should steal their moves
Weight, Weight, Don’t Tell Me • Silicon Valley’s latest foray into fitness tech promises to track your body’s fat and muscle over time
Our Love Is Like a Ship on the Ocean • Can a relationship survive a grand adventure? That’s a question neither partner thought to ask when She got the bright idea to refit an old sailboat while He was dreaming of life on the range. A dueling he-said-she-said tale of a voyage on the rocks.
Grand Theft Monument • In 2017, the Trump administration announced that it was shrinking the iconic Utah national monument by nearly 50 percent. Leath Tonino devised a sketchy 200-mile solo desert trek, following the path of the legendary cartographer who literally put these contentious canyons on the map.
Steal the Thunder • Indian relay racing is sometimes called America’s first extreme sport. For years, the Brew Crew—a team from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota—were a dominant force. Then tragedy struck. This is the story of the Lakota’s spiritual relationship with the horse, and a quest to regain glory on the track.
Running Through the Fear • In the wake of a bizarre physical attack and the death of her father, ultrarunner Katie Arnold felt paralyzed by the anxieties of parent hood and being a woman alone in the wilderness. She got through it the same way she’d always done, by lacing up and hitting the trail. An exclusive excerpt from her new memoir, Running Home.