Category Archives: Gear News

The Sandal-Battle Championship: Chaco Versus Birkenstock

This article is part of Outside’s Sandal Battle. View the full field of contestants here. Here’s our recap of the Elite Eight. Below is our breakdown of the Final Four action. Plus, we preview the championship round. Here it is, folks. The final matchup. After more than 20,000 votes across two previous rounds, you’ve picked your favorites. […]

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Sandal Battle, Round Two: Vote for the Final Four

This article is part of Outside’s Sandal Battle. View the full field of contestants here. Welcome back to the Sandal Battle, Outside’s March Madness–style tournament that will crown the ultimate outdoor sandal. We’ve finished one round of this three-round contest. With half the field eliminated, we head into the Final Four. Our sandal-obsessed editors have […]

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What Outdoor Retailer’s Move Back to Utah Means for the Industry

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Outdoor Retailer was our industry’s indispensable event. Twice annually, more than 20,000 people crowded into the trade show, wandering a vast grid of booths that displayed companies’ top-secret coming attractions—racks of impossibly light down parkas, cases of glittering climbing hardware, and gadgets like stoves that charge a smartphone with a twig […]

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Editors’ Picks: What We’re Gifting Our Mom-Figures for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8. If you’re looking for a gift and haven’t quite figured it out yet, don’t fret—hopefully this list of our top editors’ picks will get the creative juices flowing and help you pick. (We also polled outdoorsy moms and asked them what they really want.) Here’s the apparel, equipment, and […]

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One-Day Flash Sale: Save 40 Percent on These Climate-Neutral-Certified Brands

Climate Neutral is a nonprofit organization that guides brands in achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by helping them measure, offset, and reduce their carbon footprint. It’s one of the best third-party sustainability certifications to look out for. Today, 13 Climate Neutral Certified brands are participating in a one-day ‘Better With Friends’ flash sale. There’s lots […]

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