gear

Field Tested: Boosted Board

Yes, you can bomb uphill on a Boosted.

Fast, easy, familiar electric boarding.

How Do You Mend A Broken Part?

Peter Julber of Santa Cruz Gear Repair readies 'The Beast' for action. Julber's shop mends tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, even leather jackets.

You don’t have to throw away ripped tents, busted backpacks and torn raincoats anymore. The newly opened Santa Cruz Gear Repair—the only outdoor gear repair shop in the Monterey Bay and South Bay areas—fixes them all.

The One-Page Backpacker's Guide

You don't need a $400 two-pound tent like Carl's to be warm and comfy in the backcountry. Carl Uebelhart photo.

Our backpacking oracle spills the beans on what you really need to tromp the backcountry.