This Year in Gear

The 10 Most Popular Outdoor & Fitness Stories of 2019


December 31, 2019 Sports and Outdoors By

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This Tent Is for People Who Don’t Like Camping
This Tent Is for People Who Don’t Like Camping

Snow Peaks Entry Pack TS tent is about living outdoors, not surviving it.

The 12 Best Fitness Apps Right Now
The 12 Best Fitness Apps Right Now

Countless apps strive to help make you fitter, stronger, leaner, looser and more relaxed than ever before. Here are our favorites.

How Athletes Are Reaping the Benefits of Keto Without Actually Giving Up Carbs
How Athletes Are Reaping the Benefits of Keto Without Actually Giving Up Carbs

Exogenous ketones were all over the Tour de France — and will surely be the secret weapon of Olympians in 2020. Here’s everything the everyday athlete needs to know.

This New E-Bike Is Insanely Affordable and Practical
This New E-Bike Is Insanely Affordable and Practical

Rad Power Bikes just revealed its most affordable e-bike to date, and depending where you live it might be practical enough to replace your car.

My Favorite New Piece of Camping Gear Isn’t Ultralight, It’s Massive
My Favorite New Piece of Camping Gear Isn’t Ultralight, It’s Massive

It won't even fit in my backpack.

Hypervolt vs. Theragun: Which Brand Makes the Best Recovery Tool?
Hypervolt vs. Theragun: Which Brand Makes the Best Recovery Tool?

Two well-known recovery brands have a very similar product with almost identical results. Which one is worth the money? We tested them both to see which one came out on top.

9 Pairs of Hiking Boots We’d Wear All the Time
9 Pairs of Hiking Boots We’d Wear All the Time

Sometimes you just want to pack one pair of shoes. These hiking boots look great, are lightweight and can easily tackle any trail you throw at them.

These 8 Ingenious New Outdoor Products Will Seriously Upgrade Your Next Camping Trip
These 8 Ingenious New Outdoor Products Will Seriously Upgrade Your Next Camping Trip

Here's everything you need to elevate your campsite from basic to bougie.

These Are the Best Knives of the Year, According to Experts
These Are the Best Knives of the Year, According to Experts

These are the best knives of the year, as chosen by a select panel of judges from the cutlery industry.

This Is Where Some of America’s Best Pocket Knives Are Made
This Is Where Some of America’s Best Pocket Knives Are Made

The Chris Reeve Knives Sebenza has long been hailed as one of America's most iconic pocket knives. Here's an inside look at where it's made.

The 10 Best Outdoor Products of 2019

From a sleeping pad that’s intentionally big to a surfboard made of sheep’s wool, the best outdoor products might make you wonder which superlatives really matter. Read the Story

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