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Cascade Designs: 30 Years in Ireland and Flying High

In the world of outdoor activity and adventure, brand names like MSR, Thermarest, Platypus, Sealline, PackTowl and E-Case are renowned for producing some of the most reliable and well-regarded products and equipment, like camping mats, camping stoves and tents. And with a lifetime guarantee, they represent a refreshing buck in the global trend of throwaway products. But did you know that many of them are made in Midleton and Bantry, Co Cork, by Cascade Designs Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Seattle-based Cascade Designs Inc? Roisin Finlay visits to find out more.

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Summer in the city – Waterways Ireland Dublin Dockland’s Summer Festival

“You have the most fantastic amenity in the middle of Dublin for wakeboarding. It’s unique. I can’t wait to come back to it. I think it’s the most accessible city wakeboarding facility I’ve seen.”

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Monday motivation: 3 great upcoming events not to miss

From high-octane mountain bike events to armchair adventures, take your pick form inspiring events this April.

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Competition for Best Place to Go Wild in Ireland

The Irish Times launched its Best Place to Go Wild in Ireland competition on Saturday 29 March 2014 (www.IrishTimes/gowild)

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Kenya Calling

Join Concern for the ultimate life-changing challenge.

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Free Fitness Apps

This is the time of year when your fitness New Years resolution might be starting to come undone. These app may help you to focus and reach your goals.

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Is posting your training online motivating or painful?

Should you be using social media to tell the world how well your training is going, or should you just stay quiet?

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North of Disko – a Greenland adventure

Filmmaker Claire Riordan wouldn’t consider herself a hardcore adventurer – at least she didn’t until the summer off 2013.

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Outsider People of the Year - the winners

The second annual Outsider People of the Year took place in December 2013. We were spoiled for choice when it came to nominees this year.

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Verbier: Three slices of Swiss

Verbier in the Swiss Alps has a reputation of being the ski resort of choice for minor European royals and the Russian nouveau riche.

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Outsider People of the Year 2013

We love this time of year. It’s when the Outsider team gets together and compiles (argues about!) our list.

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60 Seconds with Leon McCarron

60 seconds with professional adventurer Leon McCarron

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Unforgettable Uganda

Back in November 2012, Teena Gates took on the Tri Uganda Challenge with charity Concern.

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The edge of reason: Red Bull Cliff Diving comes to Inis Mór

Like some strange pilgrimage, crowds of people tramp through the vividly green fields and amidst the stone walls of Inis Mór. We are making our way to the site of the fourth round of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2012.

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