Holiday Gift Guides 2018: Sportsball

Whether in your own backyard, on the road or the slopes, some of our favorite gifts for active people

As constant consumers (and creators) of the internet, we cannot emphasize enough the value of time spent outdoors. Surfing, skating and cycling have long been important to COOL HUNTING, but the unprecedented splendor of early-morning hikes, staring at the stars by night or walking through a tantalizing new city only hint at the uncountable ways to enjoy time outside. That’s what our Sportsball Gift Guide is for: …

Factory Visit: Arc’teryx

A sneak peek at new products, testing sites and more at the brand's North Vancouver HQ

When we arrive at Arc’teryx headquarters, moody weather—a calling card of North Vancouver—has darkened the sky. Lush trees adorn the parking lot, blurring the light in the lobby with shadowy leaves. Inside the building, black steel beams frame the windows and hallways, like the darting lines on Arc’teryx clothing. It is nearly inescapable—this brand aesthetic—and it’s only the dozen or so dogs who come to …

Tech-Forward Climbing Gear

New products that make your outdoor adventures easier and safer

Technology in climbing is nothing new—the industry is always evolving to assist humans with their mountain pursuits. That said, the tech keeps getting better. Gear is getting lighter, more durable, more functional and more fluid, giving climbers an edge while they are performing physically demanding feats. Having the right gear doesn’t just make climbing easier, it also makes it safer. New products features mean your …