Sports and Outdoors

What the Hell Is It Anyway?

Inside the Elusive World of Gore-Tex

The doors of this HQ are rarely opened to outsiders. We go behind the curtain to find out how the most ubiquitous waterproof material on the market is made and tested.

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Needle in a Haystack

An amateur hunts 700-pound elk in the middle of a vast wilderness. How hard could it be?

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The 28 Best Outdoor Stores in America

A handful of online outdoor gear retailers have conquered the world. But throughout America, brick-and-mortar shops remain healthy, vibrant and incredibly important.

Lessons from an Expert

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

Still fastening your shoes with Velcro? Here's a lesson in tying 12 different knots courtesy of an expert from REI.

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