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Category Archives: Water Activities

Why Chacos Are the Best Summer Sandals, Hands Down

This article is part of Outside’s Sandal Battle. Vote for your all-time favorite here. I distinctly recall the first time I heard someone bragging about their Chaco tan. It was April during my senior year in college—one of the first warm days after a long, gray Maine winter. As far as one of my classmates […]

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You Should Ditch Your Old Sandals for Bedrocks. Trust Me.

This article is part of Outside’s Sandal Battle. Vote for your all-time favorite here. Like clockwork, every five years or so, an ugly sandal gets its wings. In 2012, Céline sent models down a Paris runway in fur-lined Birkenstocks. Sales of the hippie-lite footwear doubled. Then, in the late teens, practical Tevas started showing up […]

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Timeless, Classic Tevas Are the Absolute Best Sandals

This article is part of Outside’s Sandal Battle. Vote for your all-time favorite here. There are a few things that immediately transport me back in time to my childhood summers: tie-dye shirts, a good swimming hole, and Tevas. Strapping on the Velcro in the morning during those halcyon days meant adventures lay ahead. With Tevas […]

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The Sandal Bracket Is Here. Vote for Your Favorite in Outside’s Sandal Battle.

Nothing tells us that warm weather has arrived quite like the sight of a pair of sandals. But boy, do we have opinions about which sandals are the best. We all know people who are true brand loyalists. I’m thinking of your pal who swears by their decades-old, raggedy shoes, still worn only because they’re […]

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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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Cattle-Tank Paddling: the Raucous Nebraska River Race Where Everybody Wins

“It’s just one of them things,” Mitch Glidden tells me. He’s smiling wide behind a thick horseshoe mustache. “You gotta get heads in beds.” When Glidden speaks, you listen; not only because he’s an inveterate storyteller, or because his eyes crackle like fireworks, or because he’s arguably the jolliest man in Hooker County, Nebraska, but […]

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The Time I Crossed Paths with a Modern Day Huck Finn

Riverman is the April pick for the Outside Book Club. You can learn more about the book club here, or join us on Facebook to discuss it. In the summer of 1999, Richard Perry Conant, age 48, quit his job as a janitor at the VA hospital in Boise, declaring himself fed up with the Clinton impeachment indulgence and maybe modernity […]

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It’s Time to Plan Your Summer Visit to Indiana Dunes

63 Parks Traveler started with a simple goal: to visit every U.S. national park. Avid backpacker and public-lands nerd Emily Pennington saved up, built out a tiny van to travel and live in, and hit the road, practicing COVID-19 best safety protocols along the way. The parks as we know them are rapidly changing, and […]

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