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Gearhead Adventures: A Moab Escape

Climbing, camping, off-roading. Backcountry Gearhead Kevin fit in quite a few adventures on his trip to the Moab desert. Here’s the story.

Flats vs. Clipless Mountain Bike Pedals

What’s the best pedal for mountain biking: flats or clipless? Explore the benefits of each to determine which is best for you.

Where Does Your Merino Wool Come From?

Backcountry employees travel to New Zealand with Smartwool to get the facts about sustainable merino wool.

Outdoor Climbing Competitions

Outdoor rock climbing competitions allow you to express your competitive spirit, no matter your abilities.

How to Choose a Belay Device

Selecting the most appropriate belay device is one of easiest and most important ways to climb safely.

How to Transition to Ultralight Backpacking

The shift to ultralight backpacking requires examining your gear and changing your mindset. Lightweight backpacks, tents, and sleeping bags are at...

Health Benefits of Hiking

Hiking gives you access to nature plus a workout that benefits both your body and mind. Here’s an overview of the physical and mental health...

Our Partners in Outdoor Adventure

This Giving Tuesday, consider giving to one of these nonprofits that help support our mission of connecting people to their outdoor passions.

Don’t Miss These Ice Climbing Festivals

Ice climbing festivals around the country will help you boost your skills and meet new partners.

Fire Pit Cooking

Fire pit cooking is often the best way to prepare a meal while camping. It all starts with the essential camp cooking gear, like a Dutch oven and...


Get the details on Backcountry’s first ever pop-up shop in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City, open this winter.

Meet the Wander Women Collective

The Wander Women Collective brings people together through the arts and the outdoors. Here’s a look at their three-part video series.