Gear

By Neil Wolkodoff When traveling, two things come to mind when you pack. Does it save space, and is it useful and essential? The National Outdoor Retailer show showcases new products, and while many are aimed at the outdoor enthusiast, most have significant applications to the traveler. Rip Torn. When

By Everett Potter If it’s summer and there’s water around, there must be a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) on the horizon. This sport that grew out of the surfing culture shows no sign of stopping. You can use a SUP to go for a quiet paddle on a lake, test your

By Everett Potter Ohio may not be at the top of your bucket list for summer travels, but if you own or love Airstreams, those shiny, silver travel trailers that are hallmarks of the American open road, then you might want to revise your plans. The company has just opened

By Everett Potter ECCO Biom 2.1 The Danish company ECCO has a reputation for well-made and stylish footwear, from dress shoes and boots to sneakers. In my experience, their shoes tend to be very comfortable right out of the box. Now we have their new ECCO Biom 2.1 Low Tex,

By Everett Potter Gregory Inertia H20 18L My new favorite pack for day hikes is the Gregory Inertia 18 H2O daypack. I was a fan of Camelbacks when they came out a couple of decades ago but this new pack from Gregory made me rethink the concept. It has a 3D

By Everett Potter There’s a new luxury van on the market called the Jayco Terrain 19Y that is likely to give some serious competition to the current crop of vehicles created to pair rugged adventure with creature comforts. Jayco is owned by Thor Industries, which also owns Airstream. It’s been

  By Everett Potter Whether you’re heading to a beach in Baja, a long weekend escape to Paris or a trip to a cabin in the Montana backcountry this winter, you need luggage that can go the distance. Here are three bags that get the job done, with impressive technical

By Everett Potter Whether you’re heading to the Rockies, exploring the Florida Keys or planning a long drive through the Southwest this winter, its pays to be prepared. Road trips always have their share of the unexpected, and that’s especially true in winter, when weather-related issues can make travel hazardous.

AETHER Dolomite Boots These new boots from AETHER are so handsome and well-made that you could be forgiven for thinking that you shouldn’t get them wet. The Dolomite Boot was designed in collaboration with century-old Italian shoemaker Fracap. Each boot is handmade with 100% vegetable-tanned Italian leather and suede and then

Ski season is already looking a lot different this year. We will still be wearing masks but we can branch out and ski and snowboard in Europe, Japan and Canada as well as the United States. The uphill skiing boom will also continue, as people continue to enjoy aerobic exercise