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VR Fitness Is a Serious Workout, Seriously

In the last days of 2020, Oculus quietly rolled out a fitness tracker, called Oculus Move, that lives inside its Quest headsets. Users who download the software can watch the calories they burn in virtual reality, along with their physically active minutes, climb on a ticker floating above or below their field of view. With […]

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The 5 Scariest Waves on the Planet

When Kai Lenny tells you a wave is scary, you best believe it. The Maui native has dedicated his life to chasing waves, and he thrives in nearly every high-performance water sport under the sun. At 28, Lenny holds the 2019-’20 WSL Big Wave Award for men’s best overall performance, the 2020 XXL Biggest Wave […]

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How to Build (and Appreciate) a Better Trail

On a typical day at the office, Troy Scott Parker found himself searching for a better trail. Working just outside of Sykesville, MD, a 25-minute drive from Baltimore, Parker’s go-to trail was flat, straight, rutted and in the open. In the summer it was sweltering and in the winter frigid. “It was miserable,” says Parker. […]

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Natural Selection Tour to Feature Freestyle Snowboarders in Backcountry Terrain

Forget the half pipe, this new snowboarding tour is set to go au naturel. Bringing together the world’s best freestyle snowboarders, the Natural Selection Tour will feature natural and naturally-enhanced terrain in five unique locations––Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Baldface Lodge, British Columbia and Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, Alaska. The tour kicks off at Jackson Hole on February […]

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Best New Gear of the Winter Outdoor Retailer Show

Every January the outdoor industry gathers in Denver to show off its gear for next year. The OR show is where innovations are unveiled, new technologies are touted and athletes sign autographs against a backdrop of gear shops from around the world placing the orders to stock their shelves for next winter. Thanks to COVID-19, […]

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10 New Vehicles We Can’t Wait to Drive

While much of the world seems as if it’s been halted by the pandemic, progress marches on in the automotive sphere. This year we should see an array of important all-new vehicles hitting the road, from a slew of tough electric trucks to some likely last-of-their-breed sports cars. Here’s just a sampling of some promising […]

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6 Farmhouse Ales To Try in 2021

Farmhouse ales, aka saisons, were, back in the day, brewed with local-to-the-farm ingredients in, you guessed it, farmhouses. They were meant to slake a worker’s thirst during the warm summer months and, as such, many of these beers are low in ABV. Though most modern-day breweries aren’t located on farms, there has been a resurgence […]