COOL HUNTING /
MOUNTAINS

Mountains

DESIGN
Mountain Maneuverability with Snowfoot
There's no getting in the way of a skier or snowboarder on the hunt for untracked, deep snow. While the lengths some riders go to for a fresh covering might seem ridiculous to an outsider, alpine touring veterans know that the journey up is all part...
DESIGN
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Shelters
The backpacker's quest for lighter and stronger gear is seemingly endless—and for good reason. When you're a three-day walk into the wilderness, every ounce counts and equipment failure isn't an option. Maine-based Hyperlite Mountain Gear first caught...
STYLE
1315 Vuarnet Glacier Sunglasses
In the early days of mountaineering, the gear was rudimentary and the risk was high but the reward was immortal glory. Be the first to summit a peak or venture up a new route and your name goes into the history books and into climbing lore for good...
TRAVEL
32,000 Acres of Backcountry Terrain at Baldface Lodge
Tucked away deep in the Southern Selkirks amid British Columbia's myriad mountain ranges that stack up like a line of dominos across the province, Baldface Lodge is the epitome of an epic destination. On a clear day, it's a short but breathtaking...
DESIGN
In the Field with Aether Apparel
After a few flights, a couple hours in the car, a short jaunt in a helicopter and a ride in a steamy snowcat, we found ourselves overlooking British Columbia's Selkirk Mountains, surrounded by untracked powder without a lodge or any mark of human...
DESIGN
Line Skis Magnum Opus
Ski design and construction innovation continues to give riders the potential to push the sport forward in ways that would have early pioneers stopped in their leather boots. While advancements have occurred across all categories, perhaps the greatest...
GROOMING_HEALTH
26_100
Nose Dive Gift Set
Vermont naturalists Ursa Major combines their handmade Trailside candle with the Willoughby cologne in a gift set that emits gentle aromas of the great outdoors. The candle blends essential oils of cedar, sandalwood, mint, spruce and orange; to go...
DESIGN
Interview: Davis Smith of Cotopaxi
The desire to see the world, step outside one's own boundaries and see how others live is human nature. Davis Smith, founder and CEO of socially conscious outdoor company Cotopaxi, spent much of his childhood outside his native US in developing countries...
STYLE
Westerlind: Online Shopping for the Outdoors
Since 2007, Swedish entrepreneur and outdoor enthusiast Andrea Westerlind has been seeking out the most effective, timeless wilderness gear from all corners of the globe. A third generation member of a Swedish fashion house, Westerlind began working...
DESIGN
Causwell's Tenkara Fly Fishing Rod
The relaxation and meditative merits of fly fishing have long been held high by many an enlightened outdoorsman. Of course the goal is landing a big one worthy of a fish tale at the end of the day, but for most the joy lies in the chase. Gearing...
CULTURE
Jeremy Jones and TGR present Higher
Pushing the limits is human nature; progress is driven by surpassing what was done previously. This is the case in every field, from art to sneaker design to snowboarding. And, when somebody at the top of their field continues to push the limits...
TRAVEL
Training for the New Alpinism
Clinging to a precious step of granite, ice axes in hand, with the next rest 12 meters up, the only regret you'll have as a climber is the training you passed up. Each centimeter gained vertically is a triumph as the lactic acid builds and pulses...
TRAVEL
Alpine Climbing with Patagonia
At 12,000 feet above sea level, with a cold wind perpetually whipping and the alpine sun intensified by the reflective snowfields below, the old adage "the clothes don't make the man (or rather, person)" couldn't be less true. Technical, carefully...
PARK
Lion's Head Mountain
Cape Town is surrounded by colossal mountains which provide a breathtaking backdrop no matter where you find yourself. While admiring them from afar is a great way to take in their beauty, we suggest you go for a hike. For an easier route, take the...
Cape Town
Cradled by a striking 360-degree panorama of a horseshoe-shaped mountain range and the sparkling sea, Cape Town is one of the most majestic metropolises on Earth. South Africa's Mother City has historically been a harbor destination, beginning with...
STYLE
Missoula Pants by Causwell
There's nothing quite like hitting the mountain in state-of-the-art Gore-Tex technical outerwear, but when it comes to rough and tumble durability, these moisture-wicking wonders often fall short. The Missoula Pants from Salt Lake City-based Causwell...
101_250
SPORTS_OUTDOORS
Soul Poles
These bamboo ski poles are 25% stronger than traditional poles and are handmade in Park City, Utah. Perfect for the eco-conscious soul wanting to show their vibrant side.
TRAVEL
The Roof at the Bottom of the World
One of the last remaining mysteries of the terrestrial world, the Transantarctic Mountains that abut the South Pole elicit the kind of exploratory giddiness typically reserved for 16th century seafarers. Scientist-explorer Edmund Stump has charted...
TECH
Snowboard Gear Guide
Most perennial snowboarders don't buy an entirely new set-up every winter, knowing that nothing fits better than perfectly worn-in gear. To see which pieces have stood the test of time, we polled a group of the industry's top pro riders and editorial...