The Best Outdoors and Fitness Features of 2018
Throughout the year, our outdoors and fitness team worked tirelessly to surface stories on some of the most important makers in the outdoor space, trends that are driving the industry and behind the scenes looks at some of your favorite brands. These stories are the peak of what we do at Gear Patrol. The stories below represent some of the best writing we published in 2018, and are worth a read on a quiet afternoon.
Professional soccer teams and record-holding marathon runners eat them. But does that mean you should?
We ran with them to learn all the must-know details before joining.
Big outdoor brands like Patagonia and Mountain Hardwear are getting into denim. Why? Is denim suitable for use in the outdoors?
In the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Peter Limmer makes the most sought-after custom leather hiking boot in the world.
In a small town in central Vermont, Darn Tough, its team of loyal employees and a fleet of modified Italian knitting machines work around the clock to produce one of the best socks available.
For Yeti to stay ahead, it had to invest in its own future. Now backed by a 20,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art prototyping facility, the cooler giant is expanding its product lineup and reaching new audiences.
When it comes to repairing and resoling hiking boots, Dave Page is the best in the business.
Peter Buchanan-Smith founded Best Made Co. with one product: an axe with a painted handle. Now the company is a lifestyle brand with a devout following.
Cyclocross is everything bike racing should be.
Satisfy, a small brand born from fashion, is running's new kid on the block.
Before moving to Jackson, Wyoming to build custom handmade skis in a dusty workshop, Mike Parris was a robotics engineer who helped develop Mars and lunar rovers.