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Hiking, Backpacking & Camping



Men's Clothing

best base layers

Best Base Layers of 2024

For over a decade, our team of experts has bought and tested dozens of the best base layers on the market. For this...
best long underwear

Best Long Underwear of 2024

Need new long underwear bottoms? We've been testing them for over a decade and showcase 16 of the best options in this...
best running shorts

Best Running Shorts of 2024

Searching for the best men's running shorts? We researched over 100 models before purchasing 12 of the most popular...


Women's Clothing

best sports bras

Best Sports Bras of 2024

How does your body want to move, breathe, expand, run, or lift today? If you are looking for the perfect sports bra...


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
10 top flip-flop sandals

10 Best Flip Flops of 2024

Over the past decade, our team has put over 100 pairs of flip flops to the test to help you find the best model based...


Climbing

best climbing gear

Best Climbing Gear of 2024

Welcome to the Holy Grail of climbing gear lists! Here you will find our top picks: the gear our climber-testers would...


Biking

best mountain bike handlebars

Best Mountain Bike Handlebars

Searching for the best mountain bike handlebar? We examined more than 25 of the best aftermarket models before buying...
best bikes

Best Bikes of 2024

Looking for a bike to cruise on pavement or hit the trails? For over a decade, our team here at GearLab has been...


Snow Sports

best ski goggles

Best Ski Goggles of 2024

Searching for the best ski goggles? Our experts have tested 40+ pairs on snow over the last decade. For this update...
best ski gear

Best Ski Gear of 2024

A successful day on the mountain largely depends on staying warm, dry, and comfortable. Whether you're a beginner...


Paddling

best water gear

Best Water Gear of 2024

With the right gear, staying active and enjoying warm, sunny days on the water is easy. Our gear list features only...
best kayak paddles

Best Kayak Paddle of 2024

Searching for the best kayak paddle on the market? After researching the most popular options, we picked 17 to test...
best dry bags

Best Dry Bags of 2024

Looking for a dry bag to keep your essentials safe in wet environments? We've purchased and tested over 30 unique bags...


Fitness

best treadmills

Best Treadmills of 2024

Want the best treadmill for your budget and fitness routine? You've come to the right place. Our home gym experts test...
best running gear

Best Running Gear of 2024

We have hands-on experience with almost every type of gear you may need as a runner, and even some that you don't (but...


Travel

best laptop backpacks

Best Laptop Backpack of 2024

We've tested over 40 of the best laptop backpacks since 2011, and this article features side-by-side testing of 14 of...
10 top backpacks

10 Best Backpacks of 2024

Looking for the best backpack for travel, work, or play? Our gear experts have spent the last decade buying and...


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