Written on: 20/02/2012 by artaqq (1 review written)
I started reading this magazine when someone brought their old copies in to work. I have just started my own subscription because I found myself referring back to it over and over.
I am an 'outdoorsy' type and have been curious about getting into some other outdoor activities but was unsure about how to get started with proper gear, brands, or even good places to go to do them. The articles, product reviews and some of the editorials in 'Outside Magazine' really gave me a lot of really great information to get me started on the path. The Buyer's Guides are very well written and not so 'techy' your eyes glaze over. The articles are written with some witty humor and very easy to get drawn into. Even articles I look at and am not the least bit curious about pull me in and next thing I know, I'm telling someone about it and, just like that, I'm a smart guy! Also has excellent photography and is laid out very well, (as a Graphic Designer, I am swayed by these things as much as content.)
If you are into outdoor fitness or if you wish you were, I highly recommend making 'Outside Magazine' part of your 'Health Diet'. It's a very useful tool and each issue has something I refer back to at some point. This magazine has shelf life. Not a read once and throw away. So make some room on your shelves.
Thanks for putting out such a great product!