Category Archives: Gear News

What the FBI Found in Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Gear Shed

Who knew that, like many a mountain town adventure bro, the 45th president maintains a dedicated, climate-controlled space where he stores his favorite gear, apparel, fitness equipment, and outdoor memorabilia? Well, we all do now, since federal agents busted its door down during their August 8 raid on Mar-a-Lago. Housed in a free-standing structure situated […]

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This Bike Company Launched a Black Reparations Program. Then the Lawyers Called.

On September 9, 2019, Grant Petersen, founder of Rivendell Bicycle Works, was standing in front of the company’s beige corrugated garage doors in Walnut Creek, California, talking with Matthew Vernon, an associate professor at UC Davis. Vernon, who teaches medieval and African American literature, had recently had his bike stolen; a friend recommended he check […]

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This Carhartt Bikini Will Change How You Think About Upcycling

If you’ve spent time on social media the past couple of years, it’s likely you’ve come across Nicole McLaughlin’s viral designs. The 28-year-old crafts her pieces with upcycled clothing and gear from recognizable outdoor brands and household items: she’s transformed Carhartt beanies into shorts, Patagonia fleeces into a beach set, an Arc’teryx jacket into a […]

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Outdoor Retailer Promises Some Great Gear for 2023. This is What We’re Most Excited About.

Outside’s gear team exists to bring you information on the best outdoor products on the market. Usually this involves having our testers spend months in the field with them—it’s difficult to know what really works until we’ve actually tried products in the wild. But a couple times a year at the Summer and Winter Outdoor […]

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The People Have Spoken. Here Is Your Sandal Battle Winner.

This article is part of Outside’s Sandal Battle. View the full field of contestants here. Here’s our recap of the Final Four, and our recap of the Elite Eight. Below is our breakdown of the championship round. It’s been a month since we started the Sandal Battle, and yet no amount of polling or voting analysis […]

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