Ten Summer Outdoor Essentials for All Types of Adventure

Whether enjoying the wilderness or visiting a city beach, some of our favorite products to make the most of the warm weather

Summer has officially arrived in the Northern Hemisphere—and not a moment too soon. For most city dwellers, the warmer weather means either getting out of town as much as possible or enjoying the outdoors whenever possible—be that floating down a river on an inflatable tube, camping in the mountains, sun-bathing at the beach, or grilling by a lake. In celebration of summer, we have selected …

Attaquer’s New Cycling Kit

This Australian range of bike gear will turn heads for the right reasons

Road-cycling kits used to be eye-catching for all the wrong reasons: badly designed, strewn with oddly-matched logos or just ill-fitting. The response, in the 2000s, was a return to the simple, classic aesthetic of the sport in its early years. Well-cut monochrome became the norm, and that, in turn, eventually sparked its own backlash. Jerseys and socks especially became eye-catching once more, but this time …

Photo Essay: Cycling Through Cuba

Search and State’s Daniel Golden's biking adventure across the gorgeous and fast-changing country

by Daniel Golden Cycling across Cuba is an incredible and worthwhile adventure, but is a trip that requires good planning and the understanding that the countryside is still undeveloped and resources are quite scarce. It’s a beautiful place with amazingly curious, welcoming, spirited people. Music and smiles are everywhere. It is place of mystery and discovery and truly an unforgettable experience. We rode though places …

An Eco-Friendly Paper Bike Helmet

Brooklyn-based inventor Isis Shiffer has just taken home the prestigious International James Dyson Foundation Award (given to students with groundbreaking design proposals) for her EcoHelmet. The helmet has been constructed from radial, honeycomb designed paper making it as sturdy as the plastic helmets on the market. There’s also a biodegradable coating that protects the paper from up to three hours of light rain. But perhaps …

Biking in Banff, Canada

Peaceful cross-country trails with stunning vistas

There are many stories of multi-use trails losing ground in the mountain bike category, especially in more popular destinations. So it may come as a surprise that one of the most beautiful and most traveled to towns in the world is actually becoming more mountain bike-friendly. Banff, located on the Western most part of the Alberta providence in Canada, is often a bucket list town. …