Whew! With April in our rearview, we can soundly say that it’s been a month characterized by moisture. Yes, moisture — mainly in the form of rain, but also snow, drizzle, slush and fog. We assumed that if we were wholly preoccupied with the weather patterns, then you probably were too, so we gave you in-depth guides to the year’s best rain jackets and waterproof backpacks, as well a list of the best water bottles around (because we could all stand to be a little more hydrated). We also discovered boatloads of new outdoors and fitness gear this month, and we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss a single item. So here it all is! Give your digits a stretch, and scroll away.
Can’t Afford a Custom Bike? Look at Photos of This One Anyway
Vanilla Workshop in Portland, Oregon specializes in maxing-out each of its customized Speedvagen bicycles with a keen attention to detail that spares no weld or accessory. Even if you can't afford the $1,000 deposit, photos...
These Best-Selling Sneakers Now Give Back to Help Save the Ocean
Saving the ocean one plastic bottle at a time.
Splurge on This Beautiful Fly Box With 111 Hand-Tied Flies
This 90th Anniversary Box is decked out with flies tied by a legendary fly shop.
These New Rain Jackets Are Easily The Most Attractive We’ve Seen
Stutterheim's new rain jackets are sleek, well-designed and perfect for the minimalist.
This Climbing-Inspired Shoe Is Cooler Than Your Converse All Stars
More proof that when vintage outdoor gear influences everyday apparel, the result is a win for all.
This New Swiss Army Knife Just Took Home One of the Most Prestigious Design Awards in the World
Victorinox's Jetsetter multitool has a super durable frame and clever features that made it a winner at this year's Red Dot Design Awards.
This New Boost Sneaker from Adidas Was Created for City Runners
Speedy shoes created in a speed factory with data from fast folks.
OtterBox’s New Accessory Puts Other Cooler Brands on Notice
OtterBox just released its All-Terrain Wheels, which are a set of two three-inch wide and ten-inch diameter attached to a reinforced axle and an expandable chassis that can accommodate both the 45- and 65-liter Venture...
Did Specialized Just Make the Most Versatile Mountain Bike Ever?
The Stumpjumper has been a mainstay in Specialized's stable of mountain bikes since its introduction in 1981. The just-released 2018 model continues the trend with a wildly innovative design.
Nike Quietly Rolled Out a Revolutionary New Material Tested By The World’s Top Marathoner
The newest Nike sneaker is 11 grams lighter than previous iterations of the Zoom Vaporfly Elite.
This Giant Multi-Tool Has Fewer Tools Than a Leatherman
The just-announced Combar is a beefed up multi-tool with only three tools: a hammer, an ax and a spade. It won't fit in a pocket, but that doesn't mean it's not useful.
Garmin’s New Edge 130 Bike Computer Has Everything You Need, Nothing You Don’t
Garmin's newest, paired-down cycling computer might be the cure for too much information.
These $70 Pants Fit the Part from the Office to the Backcountry
How do you make chinos less boring, you ask? You make them flexible, tough as shit and office-ready all at the same.
Opinel Made a Limited-Edition Version of its Iconic Pocket Knife
The No. 8 is a straightforward pocket knife with a steel blade, rotating lock and a wooden handle. Now there are 100 available with a limited-edition handle made with rare woods.
A Brand Our Readers Love Just Released a New Sneaker — and It’s Awesome
Designed for the urban explorer, these all grey sneakers look fresh and feel good in any environment.
What Goodyear Has Learned on the Racetrack, It’s Taking to the Bicycle
Despite Goodyear's reputation as an innovator in the automobile industry and the official tire of NASCAR, its first product wasn't a car tire, it was a bike tire. Now, after 120 years of experience, Goodyear...
Adidas’s Most Classic Shoe Just Got an Upgrade
The popular soccer kicks are now better than ever.
Yeti’s New Mountain Bike Could Be Its Best Yet
Does Yeti's new "Super Bike" live up to its name?
Where to Buy the Newest Nike 4% Running Sneakers
Nike's infamous 4% are back in stock — and in a new color.
Former Nike Designers Crafted the Coolest Kids Sneakers We’ve Seen
Built to help kids run, jump, skip — even fly.
Balega’s Blister Resistant Socks Have a Permanent Spot in Our Sock Drawer
Balega goes all-natural with its latest blister-resistant fabric — do they work?
Exclusive: The Hi-Vis Reflective Kicks to Get You to the Gym Right Now
The newest sneaker from York Athletics offers a bit of a twist on one of its classic styles.
Leatherman Re-Designs Its Classic Survival-Specific Tool
While many of Leatherman's multitools are designed for everyday use, the Signal is specially geared for the outdoors and wilderness survival. To pay tribute to the Signal's wilderness utility, Leatherman has re-released the classic tool...
Nike Combines Two Popular Sneakers for A Totally New Model
The Nike Free is a favorite of runners, and the Metcon is a staple in the Crossfit community — now the two kingpins have combined to form the newest versatile training shoe, the Free x...
I Can’t Stand Emergen-C, So I Reach for This Immunity Booster Every Morning Instead
The changing of the season can be taxing on your immune system — now's the time to amp up your vitamin intake.
This Survival Kit Is for Bug-Out Minimalists
Mountain Standard and VSSL have teamed up to create an all-encompassing first aid kit for survivalists who want more resources in a smaller package.
Camp Cooking Goes Modular With This New Customizable Setup
A collect-'em-all modular camp cooking setup that will make you the envy of any campground or beach.
We Were Over Athleisure, Until We Saw Rapha’s New Sweats
Just when we thought athleisure was fading from relevance, high-end cycling apparel powerhouse Rapha releases its Pro Team Transfer collection.
Roka’s New Sunglasses Conquer the Competition
The brand started making wetsuits for gold medalist,s and now they're pushing the limits of eyewear.
Declutter Your EDC With This Multi-Tool Survival Belt
Your EDC already includes your wallet, a knife, a flashlight, a watch, a pen and a keychain -- how much more do you honestly fit in your pockets?
This New Device Lets You Send Texts Even When You Don’t Have Cell Service
If you've ever been out on the trail and lost connectivity to your cell network, you know how frustrating, and dangerous, it can be to be unable to communicate with loved ones and emergency responders....
Exclusive: Oakley’s Newest Sunglasses Are Innovative in an Incredibly Simple Way
Oakley breaks ground with its newest performance sunglasses, the Flight Jacket.
The Best Rain Jackets of 2018
A lot has changed since heavy, unbreathable plastic rain slickers were standard all-weather apparel; today’s rain jackets are lighter, softer, more breathable, stretchy and more waterproof than ever. Read the Story