Monthly Archives: June 2020

My Current Favorite Insulated Water Bottles

I’ve probably tested over 100 insulated drink receptacles for Outside over the years. I’ve used hundreds of pounds of ice and countless gallons of beer, booze, and boiling water to rate everything from wee whiskey tumblers to mondo growlers. Oddly enough, I hadn’t yet tested the vessel that I use for daily water consumption: the 32-to-36-ounce […]

How Oiselle Is Committing to Anti-Racism 

Women’s running apparel company Oiselle announced today that Alison Désir has joined the company as an athlete-adviser. Désir is the founder of the running group Harlem Run and the running advocacy organizations Run 4 All Women and Global Womxn Run Collective. She recently called out the running community for its racism and lack of coverage following the […]

This App Wants to Open Up 350,000 Miles of Off-Roading

When planning a trip that involves off-road travel—whether to camp, hike, or just see nature—you likely scour the internet for available information, ask friends for suggestions, and lean heavily on your own previous experience. That process will undoubtedly get you somewhere, though it’s also limiting and time-consuming. But what if a simple smartphone app could enable you to […]

The Runner’s Guide to Recovery

Whether you’re a new runner or dedicated marathoner, proper recovery is a key component of any successful training program. It’s also one of the most ignored aspects of running. But in order to reap the rewards, you’ve got to treat your body right. “You want to reduce setbacks during training and prevent future injury,” says […]

2020 Bike-Testing Locations

Outside’s 2020 bike test took place in October on the roads and trails of northwest Arkansas. For those unfamiliar with the region, it is quickly making a name for itself as a biking paradise, thanks to a variety of destinations and rapidly expanding trail development. With so much terrain to choose from, we sampled singletrack in Bentonville, Bella Vista, Rogers, Eureka […]

The Future of Road Cycling Is Electric

For the past few years, electric mountain bikes have been a point of contention among mountain bikers, public-land managers, and the cycling media, bringing with them thorny discussions about access. Not so with electric road and gravel bikes. They just don’t carry the same baggage as their off-road counterparts. That’s not to say they don’t […]