365 days is a lot of time to seek out stories on adventure, gear, and everything in between. Here’s a look back at the best stories our Outdoors and Fitness writers tackled over the course of 2017 — from one writer’s ascent of Mt. Rainier with a famous climber to a test of the year’s best running shoes to why buying new outdoor gear might not be such a good idea after all.
Americans are quantifiably obsessed with outdoor gear. That's not necessarily a good thing.
Are climbers who use prescription medications, supplemental oxygen, or methamphetamines during extreme ascents cheaters or heroes?
Or: how to catch the best waves with the fewest crowds (without freezing).
The best way to get to know a mountaineer is to rope up with him and climb.
In case you hadn't noticed, the future of transportation has already arrived.
Rapha's Creative Director Alex Valdman on how to get more people stuck on cycling.
And a short guide to the brands that are trying hardest to avoid it.
These top picks for lightweight, innovative down jackets will keep you warm from when the leaves fly until the snow melts next spring.
Jimmy Chin's first-ever film camera, Melissa Arnot's bag of blessed rice, Ed Viestur's Rolex watch and more.
Professional mountain biker Rebecca Rusch talks setting records, mind over matter, and getting into the pain cave.
How I learned to love a jacket I'll never be able to afford.
A look back at the year in gear. From superlative whiskey to sustianable denim, these were the best products released in 2017. Explore the Series