Gear

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Any trip can be amazing… or totally suck. The difference often comes down to the details. In the backcountry, the little things matter and so does asking the right questions. Did you pack enough snacks? Did you take the right...
Generally, this time of year my camp gear storage area is littered with numerous full, half-full and possibly empty camp stove fuel canisters. I love how efficient and lightweight these (iso)butane/propane stoves are, but it’s quite annoying to try and...
These four gear items by Avventura Outdoors are innovative pieces for hikes big and small. Whether you’re a trail runner, wet-weather wanderer or snowy trekker, these new gear items will improve your hiking experience: Is your backpack bulky? Heavy? Do...
If you’ve been following explore for awhile, you might’ve heard about our subscription box. Dubbed the “Live the Adventure Club,” we started this subscription box two and a half years ago. The idea was simple: to provide new gear that's innovative...
Are you going camping this summer? A solid camping checklist will cover your basic needs: tent, tarp, sleeping bag… but what about those extra items? Those small but crucial pieces that elevate your camping experience, bring you extra comfort, and...
Gear brands are constantly striving to make our lives as explorers easier and more comfortable with new styles, fits and ideas. Sometimes, they hit the mark. From my toes to my backpack, here are four gear items I’ve tested and tried...
Our team at Explore aims to inspire and educate our readers to get outside and live the adventure. For over 38 years, our magazine has been the catalyst behind this goal. Each issue has unique stories, breath-taking visuals and valuable tips...
Choosing a pair of hiking boots isn’t as simple as it might seem. If you order online or walk into a store looking for the cutest pair, you risk a lot more than blisters on the trail and padding out...
I’m trying to be a minimalist. To KonMari my gear closet. I’m taking a hard look at my hard shells. I’m unpacking backpacks. And I’m treading lighter with my boots. For the latter, I’ve asked the tough question: do I really...
Here at explore, we love testing new outdoor adventure gear. And as the online editor, I receive quite a few samples to review—especially as we head into camping season. Here are 7 of the latest gear items I’ve come across in...
When it comes to summer adventure, are you more of a Class V adrenaline junkie or a frequent farmers’ market shopper who loves to grill fresh produce after a round of frisbee golf? Both? Other? Whatever it is that floats your boat...
Today is Earth Day. While most explorers care about protecting, cleaning and improving the environment we love to adventure in everyday, we decided to take the opportunity to look at four eco-friendly products you can use daily. From the bedroom...
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