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6 things to keep in mind before buying runners. For runners, a shoe is like a dog—you won't notice a good one when you're running, but a bad one could haunt you. Be prepared to spend a little more and...
Before you grab the first tent you see, keep these things in mind A tent is your portable palace, so be sure to take your time and pick one that you'll actually look forward to staying in at the end of...
You want a bike that will go wherever you want. Choose from our trail-tested models 1. Norco Fluid 4 ($1,940; 33 lbs) Of the bikes we tested, this ride rates as the best bang for your buck. Clipped into the Fluid, we...
An essential list for your day hike Sponsored feature from Coast Mountain Sports A day hike is a short trek that gets you out and back within one day. Even the quickest day hike has a list of necessary gear, so print...
How to make sure a pack is right for you Backpacks If your pack doesn't fit just right, it will bug you every time you shoulder it. The key to a good fit is investing extra time while shopping. 1. Despite what some...
Three things to keep in mind while looking for a sleeping bag These days sleeping bags come with almost as many options as a minivan. But deciding on the right bag really comes down to three variables:Fill type: Down or synthetic.
Got some fancy new gear? Here's how to keep it in top shape There's no point in getting flashy new gear just to have it look beaten down after one season of use. Here are Ryan's tips for keeping your new...
Learn which basic outdoor essentials you should pay top dollar for PacksSplurge: Most of the time it's better to crank up the credit card on the pack itself and save on what you're putting in it. This is especially true for...
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