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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.

King of the Cold

How a Pro Cyclist Trains in the Winter

Veteran pro cyclist Ted King recently swapped his warmer winter training grounds in California for the frigid hills of Vermont. Here's how he keeps up his fitness during the coldest months of the year.

A Bucket List for Bikers

The 25 Best Road Cycling Routes in America

From incredible rambles through the heartland to national park tours, coastal cruises and breathless mountaintop finishes, these are the 25 best routes for road cycling in America.

And Still Be Friends After

How to Plan a Buddy Trip

It’s time for a buddy trip. Time to get away from it all with friends and spend quality time, strengthening those age-old bonds between men -- and if it’s an epic trip, perhaps even testing them.

Guide to Life
Island Treasure

72 Hours in San Juan

Of all the sunscreen-smeared, piña colada-drowned Caribbean vacation destinations, Puerto Rico is easily the most underrated.

Two Wheels, Two Islands

The 10 Best Road Biking Routes in New Zealand

Some might have you believe that the best way to see New Zealand is dangling from the end of a bungee cord. But you'll get to see more of it on a bicycle.

The New Zealand Issue
Riding Wild Down Under

The 10 Best Mountain Bike Rides in New Zealand

Toothy peaks, moss-draped rain forests, boiling mud pools, steep-walled fjords and outlandish animals? Get on a mountain bike to see them all in New Zealand.

The New Zealand Issue
The Switzerland of Central Asia

Ski the Silk Road with 40 Tribes

Interested in hunting down the wildest, farthest-flung mountains in search of unexplored lines and fresh powder? Try Kyrgyzstan.

Bounding and Booming

The Best Sports Headphones

We put dozens of headphones through their paces on long runs, bike rides and bodyweight exercises to find the best sports headphones for every budget.

Adventure Capitol of the West

72 Hours in Jackson, Wyoming

Looking to ski during the day and do-si-do with vacationing snow bunnies at night? Jackson, Wyoming might be your kind of town.

Hot enough to handle?

Are Battery-Powered Gloves Worth the Price?

GP contributor Peter Koch wore the Outdoor Research Lucent Heated Gloves all winter long, skiing, shoveling snow, running, fat biking and walking in temps well below zero to see if they actually work.

At Last, The Upper Hand

Climbers Summit El Capitan, the World’s Hardest Climb

On January 14, after 19 straight days of clinging to Yosemite’s El Capitan, climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson successfully completed the first free ascent of the 5.14d Dawn Wall, widely considered the most difficult big wall rock climb in the world.

A Wooden Desk, Fully Wired

Artifox Desk 01

Artifox's Desk 01 is a beautiful new desk that seamlessly combines old-fashioned craftsmanship and creative spitballing with sleek, modern tech integration features to help you work smarter.

Decor to Match Your Wardrobe

Steven Alan for West Elm Collection

There’s a point when the simple fact of bachelorhood fails to justify living in Animal House-inspired squalor. The collection from designer Steve Alan is a necessary upgrade, featuring bedding, vases, furniture and rugs designed for West Elm.

Rocks Sunrise Side of the Mississippi

Freddie Wilkinson’s Best Climbs of the East

Freddie Wilkinson makes his home in the White Mountains, where he climbs and guides most of the year between putting up alpine first ascents on expeditions to Alaska, Nepal, Patagonia, India and Antarctica. These are his four favorite climbing areas out East, plus some inside tips on what to do when you're in the neighborhood.

Update your food pyramid

Cream of the Crop: The Best American Fruit Beers

Fruit beers have long been the redheaded stepchildren of the beer world. But now American brewers are using more complex bases -- stouts, brown ales, rye ales and barleywines among others -- and taking cues from the Belgians, those oldest of fruit beer brewers, to harness the nation’s harvest, from pumpkins to pluots. These are the best fruit beers of their labor.

Buying Guide
British author and adventurer

30 Minutes With: Alastair Humphreys

Alastair Humphreys has bicycled around the world; embarked on polar expeditions; completed a self-supported, thousand-mile walk through the Empty Quarter Desert; rowed the Atlantic; crossed India coast-to-coast on foot and backpacked and packrafted across Iceland, among other expeditions. This is a man who knows a thing or two about adventure.

Q&A
The two-pound wilderness bed

Tested: Kammok Roo

Hammocks are supposed to call to mind carefree days of swinging lazily in the shade of coconut trees, while gentle tropical breezes toss sea-green waves onto sugar-white sand beaches. We tested the Kammok Roo to see if the lightweight hammock delivers on this age-old promise.

Looking for gold at the Leadville Trail 100 MTB

Racing Across the Sky in Colorado

Leadville, CO, is the highest incorporated city in the United States. GP contributor Peter Koch went there for a 100-mile mountain bike race.

For Better Biking

Kit: Leadville Trail 100 MTB

Take 104 miles of dirt road, pavement and single track; mix in over 12,000 feet of elevation gain; sprinkle in oxygen-deprived mountain air and -- voila! You’ve got the Leadville Trail 100 MTB. This is the kit GP's Peter Koch took with him to best this deceptively brutal course.

BUYING GUIDE
Can a week of standing save you from a lifetime of sitting?

Learning to Work Standing Up

Should we all be working at stand-up desks? A GP correspondent reports on his week spent afoot.

Make those Dogs Bark

Stand-Up Guy: 5 Best Standing Desks

Standing desks allow you to alternate between sitting and standing throughout the workday, keeping your body moving, your metabolism up and your mind focused. As they become more mainstream, their looks are improving and functionality is increasing. These five will help you take control of your work space and your health.

Buying Guide
Bounding and Booming

Sound and Fury: The Best Sports Headphones

We put over a dozen headphones through their paces on long runs, bike rides and bodyweight exercises to find the best sports headphones for every budget.

Yes We Can

10 Canned Craft Beers to Drink Now

Today, at least 400 craft breweries are canning more than 1,400 beers. These 10 are the best of the major styles, from double IPAs to strong ales.

Tasting Notes
More Shoe, More to Love

Cushion for Pushin’: Maximalist Running Shoes

Is "maximalist" the next big thing in running? There's certainly a lot to love. GP puts rubber to the pavement to see how seven different options stack up.

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