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Hiking, Backpacking & Camping

best lanterns review

Best Lantern of 2022

We traveled and camped in parks from coast to coast, always with a well-lit campsite as we tested the top models on...
best camping gear review

Best Camping Gear of 2022

Looking for the best camping gear on the market? Waste no time and get in here to see the best of the best when it...
best backpacking gear review

Best Backpacking Gear of 2022

If you are gearing up for Backpacking, we've got you covered with our comprehensive list of the best gear of the year.


Men's Clothing

best long underwear review

Best Long Underwear of 2022

With temperatures dropping, it's time to prepare to play outside in the cold. We've compared 12 of the best long...
best ski jackets review

Best Ski Jackets of 2022

Looking for the best ski jacket? We can help! We researched the top models on the market before purchasing a selection...
best jeans review

Best Jeans of 2022

Have you been scouring the internet to find the perfect pair of men's jeans? Our expert gear testers put the nine most...


Women's Clothing



Shoes & Boots

Hiking Boots (Men's & Women's), Hiking Shoes (Men's & Women's), Trail Running Shoes (Men's & Women's) or see all in Footwear
best socks review

Best Socks of 2022

Finally time to replace your tired old socks? We researched over 15 pairs of the best of the selling socks before...
best running socks review

Best Running Socks of 2022

Are you seeking a running sock that will suit your needs? After perusing over 50 different models, we've chosen 11 of...


Climbing

best climbing gear review

Best Climbing Gear of 2022

Looking for the best climbing gear we've ever tested? Come check out our hand-selected list of the top gear of 2022.


Biking

best frame & mini pumps review

Best Frame Pump of 2022

When you find yourself way out in the boondocks with a flat, the right mini or frame pump will save the day. We tested...
best bike gear review

Best Bike Gear of 2022

Whether you've just started riding and want to start with a fresh setup, or you have been on a bike for years and want...


Snow Sports

best ski gloves review

Best Ski Gloves of 2022

With so many choices, it can be difficult to find the right pair. We hands-on test the best gloves and mittens for...
best ski boots review

Best Ski Boots of 2022

Are you ready for a new men's ski boot? Our industry experts rigorously tested 9 of the top products of 2022 to bring...


Paddling

best kayak paddles review

Best Kayak Paddle of 2022

Want to get your kayak out on the water? Not sure which paddle to buy? Let us share our extensive hands-on research...
best sup paddles review

Best SUP Paddles of 2022

After comparing over 125 different SUP paddles, we purchased the 15 most compelling paddles currently available and...


Fitness

best exercise mats review

Best Exercise Mat of 2022

Need help purchasing the perfect exercise mat? We've spent weeks researching and testing the best exercise mats of...


Travel

best messenger bags review

Best Messenger Bag of 2022

Whether you need a bag for your commute or for your job, we've taken the top 8 models and tested them in as many...
best cargo boxes review

Best Cargo Boxes of 2022

Have more cargo than your car can carry? We bought the 10 best cargo boxes available today and tested them...
10 top backpacks review

10 Best Backpacks of 2022

We're always looking for the best backpacks to fuel our adventures. We tested hundreds of models this year and these...


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