The God Dimension
Athletes Are Turning to Meditation and Mindfulness for a Performance Boost. But Neuroscience Shows That It’s the True Believers Who Are Finding That Higher Gear Through Prayer.
Inspired by Iconic American Long Trails, a New Generation of Pioneers Are Creating Paths for Hikers and Bikers the World Over
Into The Wyld
The women at Wylder Goods had a big dream: to create the world’s first outdoor-gear retailer for women, bust into an industry overrun by bros, and save the planet. All in four not-so-easy steps.
Did Airbnb Kill The Mountain Town?
Living the dream has never been easy in the West’s most beloved adventure hamlets, where homes are a fortune and good jobs are few. But the rise of online short-term rentals may be the tipping point that causes idyllic outposts like Crested Butte, Colorado, to lose their middle class altogether—and, with it, their soul.
For Outside's 40th Anniversary, We're Featuring People Who Changed Our World. This Month, We Look at a Climber Who Makes or Palms Sweat.
As Arctic Sea Ice Melts, Business for Alaskan Passenger Ships Is Booming. Can the Fragile Region Handle the Traffic?
Mission: Barely Possible Sometimes Setting an Unreasonable Goal Is the Only Way to Jump-start Your Fitness
Kai Lenny Walks On Water
Or So It Seems. The 24-year-old From Hawaii Is a Multiple-time World Champion of Stand-up Paddling, a Dominant Wind- and Kitesurfer, and One of the Most Fearless Big-wave Riders on the Planet. His Combination of Talents Would Seem Impossible if He Didn’t Make It All Look So Easy. Susan Casey Drops in on the Aquatic Savant to Find Out How He Plans to Get Even Better.
Less Is More
You’re addicted to your phone. You’re loaded down by useless stuff. And you eat like a teenager. No wonder you can’t find the time to play outside, see the world, and get in shape. Fortunately, streamlining your life—and having more fun—is easy: just do less. Here’s how.
Feel The Noise
Most of Us Hit the Outdoors Seeking Calm and Quiet, but Chuck Thompson Prefers to Blast a Little 38 Special by His Campfires. Still, Even a Rustic Headbanger Like Him Has to Wonder if the Coming Age of Total Backwoods Connectivity Is Good for Bees, Beasts, and Man.
24 Hour Fitness
Every Day, We’re Confronted With a Thousand Choices That Can Make or Break Our Health: Cream and Sugar? Carpool? Walking Meeting? Check Instagram? Hiit or Long and Slow? One More Beer? But Decision Fatigue Can Also Increase Stress and Zap Motivation. So We Enlisted Olympic Decathlon Champion Ashton Eaton (and a Few of the Best and Brightest Researchers in the Country) to Design the Perfect Day.
Exit Stage Left
During her four-year tenure as Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, a former oil-industry engineer and CEO of REI, has helped designate 18 new national monuments, increase youth engagement in the national parks, and limit access for energy exploration. As a Trump administration with very different views on conservation prepares to take the reins in Washington, Christopher Keyes sat down with the secretary to discuss her legacy—and the uncertain future of America’s public lands.
Dispatches News From The Field
Safety in numbers? How a park city, utah, tech start up is trying to make avalanche deaths a thing of the past.
Mr. Benitez Goes to Washington
While the nation freaks out over the presidential race, a climbing legend is quietly helping the outdoor industry become a powerful political force
Recipe For Disaster
Team Rubicon Began In 2010 With A Unique Dual Mission: Providing Disaster Relief And Giving Struggling American Veterans A Vital Sense Of Purpose. The Program Has A Reputation For Ignoring Best Practices And Obliterating Red Tape, And It Has Already Disrupted The Aid Industry. Now founder Jake Wood Wants To Take On The Red Cross.
Ryan Lochte Will Not Be Defeated
The Late - Night Punch Line Is Getting Older, And Some Say Slower, But He Has A Habit Of Piling Up Medals Anyway
Waiting To Inhale
When his daughter developed a serious form of arthritis, LOGAN WARD watched her drop out of sports and lose confidence. The one place she could still move with ease was underwater, and he decided to push her boundaries with one of the world’s most dangerous sports: freediving.