Gear Review: The North Face Backpack Bivy
This "Bivy" is actually a bomber two-pole solo tent.
This "Bivy" is actually a bomber two-pole solo tent.
This stable pack has tons of padding and support.
A single compartment backpack that hauls big loads.
This pack moves with you.
This lightweight pack doesn't skimp on support or organizational features.
Light, comfortable, and endlessly packable–this pack really does it all.
These packs allow hikers to travel fast and comfortably thanks to dynamic suspensions and weight-saving materials.
Measure your torso to guarantee a perfect fit. Then hit the gear shop with our proven buying tips to find the best pack for your body type.
Update your survival kit for 2010.
Don't worry, the updates to these tried-and-true packs are worthy.
These packs have everything but added weight.
This pack is always comfortable regardless of weight.
This pared-down pack hauls big loads.
A dynamic suspension gives this pack all-day comfort.
Soft shoulder blade and lumbar pads ensure comfort no matter the payload.
These Transformers-worthy packs sport convertible fanny packs and summit packs.
This stable pack is made for rough terrain.
A great choice for mileage-oriented trekkers who want an ultralight pack that can handle any load.
This pack has total load transfer, comfort, and a conveniently laid-out packbag.
This daypack wears skis and ice axes as accessories.
Carry up to 100 ounces of hydration power with this comfortable daypack.
This pack hits a sweet spot for affordability and performance.
This is a true hiker's camera pack.
This workhorse pack has been redesigned with an easy-access opening.
This daypack is made for scrambling and holds up to 25 pounds.
The outdoors can be tough on a camera, so be prepared with this survival guide.
Our top photographers share their secrets. Plus: 6 trail-friendly cameras.
You can't shoot like a pro, if you don't have the right camera. Here, six models for every type of shooter.
This point-and-shoot works great in low light and has manual controls.
This waterproof, freezeproof, crushproof camera produces vivid photos and video.
This slim, waterproof point-and-shoot has great image stabilization.
This Olympus has interchangeable lenses that take magazine-worthy shots.
This DSLR is under $700 and works great for landscape and wildlife shots.
This still and video camera comes complete with 10 in-camera editing features.
Refine your work with these top programs.
Learn the basics of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO.
Capture great wildlife photos with patience and know-how regarding their movements and your camera.
Avoid grainy nighttime shots by shooting at a low ISO.
Learn when to stop the action or pan along for the best shot.
Emphasize the steepness, and the accomplishment, with these techniques.
Get a classic shot of friends or family.
High noon. Check. Dawn and dusk. Check. Overcast days. Check.
Water and snow shots can be a lighting nightmare--but not with these tips.
Whether you're shooting wide angle or on zoom, learn how to best capture the beautiful scenery around you.
Just getting started? Master these basic rules to improve all of your pictures.
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Plan your perfect Alaskan trip–from a budget-friendly weekend to an entry-level expedition–with field reports from Steve Howe.
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Swim, climb, nap–repeat. This Sawtooths trek has it all.
Final words on the luxury side of winter
Rocky Mountain Editor and survival blogger Steve Howe gets you out of the house on your first winter camping trip with this seven-part how-to guide.
It's a big step. Here's how to do it right.
Plan right and you're bound for the best winter camping experience possible.
Picking the right equipment is key to having fun in the snow.
We drop some wisdom and gets you inspired in this beginner's guide.
Chaga, or "tinder fungus" and other natural firestarters abound in the backcountry–you just have to know where to look for them.
Keep a group of peakbaggers safe with these field-proven tips.
This big-load pack carries heavy weight with ease.
Dupe the daytrippers on this rugged trail to brilliantly colored backcountry cliffs and hoodoos.
Undeterred by injuries that would cripple most men, a Colorado hiker nears the halfway point in a pioneering attempt to thru-hike the true crest of the Continental Divide.
Heading out for a long haul? With these backpacks, you'll have the room you need for long trail comfort.