A recap of top stories for the week of Dec. 10–16, 2017.

If you haven’t tried bikepacking, this video will make you want to pack up and hit the trail!

The ‘Trailhead’ will provide a 14,000-square-foot ‘jumping-off point’ for a variety of activities through Minneapolis’s largest park.

Robert Szucs analyzed satellite data to create stunning images of the world’s forests from above. Now you can hang these maps on your wall.

forest cover map

Running 240 miles is no easy feat. Doing it faster than anyone before, is otherworldly. We interviewed Courtney Dauwalter and got the scoop on the gear she used during her record-setting run.

Great outdoor gear at an amazing price. Check out the bargains from Marmot, Mammut, and Sierra Designs.

Lightweight but warm, the Canuk boot by Columbia was built for below-zero days… like 65 degrees below zero.

Minimalism meets all-mountain functionality in the next great line of multi-sport tents. We reviewed the ultralight Ultamid 2 tent in Mexico, Colorado, and the Sierras. Made from Dyneema fabric, this is one tough, expensive tent.

Renting outdoor gear is a great option for anyone traveling or looking to try before buying.

Outdoors Geek Rental Tent, Winter Camping in New Mexico

Even if you’re not a serious ice skater, this video will make you want to strap on a pair and glide across a frozen lake.

Changing snow conditions, weak legs, skiing above your ability—knee injuries are one of the most common traumas on the slope. Here are some tips to avoid knee injuries this winter.

The Running Event trade show debuts some of the running industry’s top products for the coming year. We were on hand to learn about five exciting new running shoes for 2018.

The humble camp chair gets an inflatable upgrade this year. Our contributor lounged on air for a weekend to test a cushioned seat unlike any other.

Heather Weidner climbed China Doll, a 5.14- R trad route in Dream Canyon, Colorado, on trad gear. This film documents her progress, with passion and determination exposed in full.

Stretch it! A new construction method adds stretch and makes this 2017/18 Mountain Hardwear jacket unlike anything on the market.

The rebranded Gander Outdoors will refresh the bankrupt Gander Mountain stores and online presence with direction from new owner Camping World, Inc.

Our weekly column finds the best deals from across the web to save you money on outdoors gear. Check out the deals from Arc’teryx, Leatherman, Outdoor Research, Helly Hansen, Gerber, and more.

Interested in backcountry snowboarding but can’t afford the gear? Jones Snowboards and the American Alpine Club offer two new grants for amateurs only.

The [As One] line honors U.S. communities devastated by natural disasters this year.

buff as one collection red cross
The Buff [As One] collection (left to right): Sonoma County, Calif.; Houston, Texas; Florida Keys; Puerto Rico

Shot at midnight, this ski film follows two skiers down one of Chamonix’s renowned lines, the Vallée Blanche.

Not sure what to get that special—and adventurous—lady in your life? It’s OK, neither were we. So we talked to the women who test, review, and buy the gear that works best.

No matter the type of hunting, you’re sure to find a suiting gift in this list that will enhance the outdoor hunting experience.

The ‘Grounds Keepers’ program will sponsor 25 individuals to clean trash along major section hikes and popular public trails in 2018.

Cast better with some simple instruction! This video from RIO teaches fly fishers how to properly perform a forward cast and points out common problems along the way.

Our team of gear experts scoured REI for our favorite gear picks and gift ideas. Best of all, they don’t cost a fortune, with each item costing $40 or less.

Our weekly peek at emerging products examines the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design.

During Super Bowl LII, attendees can take part in a high-flying zip line over the river in Minneapolis. The zip line will span more than 800 feet and will likely be one of the coldest to date.

The Bold North Zip Line rendering
The Bold North Zip Line rendering

Experience the vibrant culture of Oaxaca, Mexico, in ‘Ride of the Dead.’ The film showcases a mountain bike competition during the Day of the Dead celebration.

Can a non-locking knife hold up against the rigors of modern use? In testing, the Proper 318 proved itself a rugged and ready worker.

No need for a holiday wish list. We’ve chosen 19 products that will be sure to please anyone who loves the outdoors.

One lucky, polar-minded person will receive an $8,000 hands-on education by renowned explorer Eric Larsen. Best of all: Gear is included.

What was going through his mind free soloing El Cap? Alex Honnold discusses risk, goals, and tiny mouse people in this animated short from The North Face.

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