The Most Popular Outdoors and Fitness Stories of 2018

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In breaking down our most popular outdoors and fitness stories of 2018, one thing is for certain: our readers love running shoes. Half of the stories on this list center around the topic. But beyond running shoes, cycling, hiking and mutli-tools were also popular. Our team spent countless hours compiling these stories to offer sound and thoughtful advice on what products to pay attention to, and which don’t even deserve a second glance.


The 12 Best New Running Shoes of Winter 2018

There's something for everyone.

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The 11 Best Gym Shoes for Every Type of Workout

Whether you hit the CrossFit Box or lift weights at the gym, there's a sneaker in here for you.

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Everything You Know About Running Shoes Is Wrong

Diagnosed as an under- or overpronator? According to these experts, that's all hogwash.

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The 10 Best Commuter Bikes for Every Kind of Road and Rider

No matter how precarious the path to your office is, our favorite bikes — from pedal-assist and gravel to folding and fixie — can get you there in style.

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This New Rugged 4×4 Camper Is the Most Affordable We’ve Seen

Bursting onto the scene of adventure vehicles, Hunter RMV converts vehicles used by the military into expedition trucks — at a reasonable price point.

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The 10 Best Rain Jackets of 2020

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.

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This Discounted Trail Quilt Will Make You Ditch Your Sleeping Bag

Kammok's Bobcat trail quilt is designed with features that make it versatile enough to replace that old camping standard. (It works great for lounging at home too.)

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Experts Say These Are the Best Pocket Knives of the Year

The Knife of the Year Awards recognize the best knives of the year, as voted on by more than 200 industry professionals. Here are four of the most notable winners.

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The Best Hiking Boots of 2020

The definitive guide to the best hiking boots available now, with reviews for each boot, plus tips and trivia to know before you buy.

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This Year in Gear


Just like that, 2018 has come and gone. Take a look back at the best of what the past 365 days had to offer in This Year in Gear

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