Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Bikes and Outdoors

For adventurers of all kinds—gear, accessories and more for all their exploits

Many of us love to be outdoors and many others oftentimes need a reminder of the great joys nature and outside activities can provide. Hopping on a bike can be a liberating experience, be that in a city or down a country road. Tents and camping gear can elevate an excursion to something truly memorable. With the proper equipment, hikers aren’t only safe, but they …

Tentsile Tree Tents

Literally elevating the camping experience

Try to name a few common headaches of sleeping in a tent and they’ll likely all point to one problem: the ground. Rocky surfaces make it tough to pick a suitable spot while runoff from rain can seep in from below—and don’t forget about snakes and other critters that like to surprise at night. London-based Tentsile Tree Tents is eliminating virtually all of these camping …

Beckel Canvas Outdoor Products

The longtime family-owned company makes tents and perfect summer gear by hand in Portland

by Adrienne So On a bright, sunny day in May, we traveled to bustling SE Clinton Street in Portland, Oregon to visit Beckel Canvas Products. Today, this stretch of road is thickly populated with buzzy restaurants, high-end vintage shops and cafes. But when Bob Beckel first moved into the space thirty years ago, “there was stuff up on 26th [Street],” said Kathy Darnielle, his daughter. …