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zero-drop running shoes

How trail runners can benefit from zero drop vs minimalist shoes

Here I look at what’s behind the growing popularity of zero-drop and minimalist footwear as well as the benefits for trail runners.

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One rope or two: when to use half ropes

How do you choose between the simplicity of a single rope and versatility of two half ropes? Here you can learn which to use when.

trail kit

What to pack for an epic ride

Longer and more remote trails call for greater self-sufficiency. This guide lists the gear a rider can carry to be better prepared.

trail shoes

Gear guide: trail running shoes

The right trail runners will help you dance through the techy bits, make the miles easier, and reduce the risk of injury. Here’s how you choose a pair.

trail running kit

Trail running essentials

There are at least a dozen items that no seasoned trail runner will hit the trail without. What should you be packing for your next run?

7" running shorts

How to choose and wear pants for running

Shorts or tights? With underwear or without? Learn the answers to these and other questions about the best pants for running in.

survival kit

Survival kit essentials

To be practical, a survival kit has to contain the bare essentials while being light enough and compact enough to carry on almost any backcountry adventure

climber on rock face

Rock climbing gear: a beginner’s guide

If you’re just getting into climbing, this gear guide can tell you what equipment you need, why you need it, and when to buy it.

trekking poles on rock

Gear guide: trekking poles

Trekking poles can aid stability over sketchy terrain and boost uphill efficiency. Here’s how you choose a pair for your next adventure.

hiking with trekking poles

When to use trekking poles

Trekking poles offer real advantages in certain situations. This article explains when to use sticks and how to get the most out of them.