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Hiking, Backpacking & Camping



Men's Clothing

best wind jackets

Best Windbreakers of 2024

For over a decade now, our experts have reviewed over 35 of the best windbreakers on the market. For this review...
best boxer briefs

Best Boxer Briefs of 2024

We worked our buns off to find the best boxer briefs out there: over the past 4 years, we've tested 24 of the top...
best running jackets

Best Running Jacket of 2024

Over the last 7 years, our team of experts has tested close to 30 of the best running jackets. This review features 8...


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 rain boots

Best Rain Boots of 2024

Since 2014, we've bought and tested 39 pairs of rain boots. We purchased the best 18 we could find for this review and...
10 top running shoes

10 Best Running Shoes of 2024

Whether new to running or a seasoned marathoner, every running journey starts with the right pair of shoes. But how do...


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 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 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 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...
best yoga blocks

Best Yoga Block of 2024

How can a yoga block help you explore challenging poses or deepen your yoga journey? A good yoga block can aid...


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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