For many people, a good night’s sleep in the outdoors is an elusive goal. Sleeping on the ground, even with the help of inflatable or foam sleeping pads, is still sleeping on the ground. For folks seeking a comfortable and elevated sleeping experience while camping, a cot is a great choice. When car camping, cots
REI Co-op members save 20% on one full-price item and an extra 20% on one REI Outlet item. The deal runs March 17-27 — use the coupon code MEMBER23 at checkout. Most of the gear on the site is eligible, but there are some exclusions. If you’re on the outside looking in, you can become
Admittedly, the “gearing up” part was difficult for me. As a true gear junkie who’s collected and tested gear for a decade, it was hard to leave gear behind. Bulky and niche items with a single-use would have to stay home. Now that we’ve been on the road for 8 months, there are several items
Charging through fluffy, wild snow that you’ve climbed for is a remarkable feeling. It’s one of those pure outdoor experiences where nature is the medium; simple gear enables your movement and expression within it. It’s akin to surfing (so I’m told, I’m afraid of water). Your gear must fade into the background to maximize the
The Kia EV9 is a big deal. Look past the concept car styling and second-row seating to see just how big it is. It’s huge — literally. It’s also set to be the first three-row crossover to go on sale anywhere, filling a massive electric vehicle sales void. Back in 2021, Kia brought a new concept
The Revel Rodeo is in a category of one, through and through. It’s the first-ever bike with a fully 3D-printed carbon fiber downhill frame that’s viable. The result of what the brand calls a “passion project,” the one-off concept sucked up some research and design resources on its way to existence. It’s also a looker.
When facing a wall of possible contenders, you scan through a variety of full-face, modular, open-face, and half-helmets. You may even notice the choice of race, touring, road, dual-sport, and dirt helmets. Look a little closer, and your decision becomes even more daunting. Notice that the shells of the helmets are made up of different
Longer days and warmer nights are on the horizon. So it’s about time to prepare the camping kit for spring. In the midst of heavy snow across the country, it’s clear that winter 2023 won’t go down without a fight. Still, it’s never too early to plan adventures for the warmer months. This week, many
When was the last time someone gave you free gas? My guess is “never,” but that could change if you own one of the vehicles on Autotrader’s Best New Cars of 2023 list. Autotrader’s gas giveaway will provide one year’s worth ($3,000) of gas or electric vehicle charging to 11 randomly chosen winners. It’s free
I woke up, and there was a light dew on my board. The nearby lake was glass. The sun hadn’t risen, and there was no wind, sound, or stirring of humans coming down the trail. You could hear a pine needle drop. I was totally out in the elements, 10 miles from the nearest trailhead,
With its new Thindown fabric, Gordini has seriously upgraded one of its existing gauntlet-style ski gloves. The Elias Gauntlet Gloves are now made with a removable liner system to be adaptable to different uses and conditions. The other big upgrade is its Thindown insulation. While the components like the cinch cuff at the wrist, pull
The Lightship L1 is a towable camper designed for electric vehicles. What does that actually mean? For a start, it’s a trailer that the company says can be towed with almost no loss of range from your EV. Ben Parker and Toby Kraus are the founders of Lightship. Ben spent 5 years as a battery
Eco-conscious apparel brand tentree announced today the launch of its “Ocean Collection” ocean planting effort. This three-pronged initiative aims to restore kelp beds, coral colonies, and mangrove forests around the world. “For years, tentree has led the way in exploring innovative solutions in forestation. This expansion into the Ocean Collection opens the door to a
By now, most of us recognize the benefits that electric vehicles (EVs) bring to the table. Not only are they more eco-friendly than gas-powered machines, they often provide improved performance and efficiency too. And in addition to near-instant torque and plenty of power, they’re also much quieter than a vehicle with an internal combustion engine.
For skiers and snowboarders, the bibs-versus-pants decision comes down to personal preference. In recent years, more and more people are choosing bibs. Picture a pair of farmer’s overalls, but instead of denim, ski bibs are made of multilayered, water-resistant nylon and technical materials. Compared to pants, bibs offer superior coverage, storage, and, arguably, style. Currently,
Winter is coming to a close, making it the perfect time to save on past-season colors and products that will be updated for next year. To help make room for new arrivals, REI Co-op is hosting an extensive End of Season Clearance event from March 1 until supplies run out! From winter jackets to ski