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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
10 top hiking boots

10 Best Hiking Boots of 2024

Need a new hiking boot? After earning our blisters with a decade of testing the best men's hiking boots and the best...
10 top sandals

10 Best Sandals of 2024

Are you still searching for your sandal "sole"mate? For over a decade now, our footwear experts have tested hundreds...
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...


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...
best aiders / etriers

The Best Aiders of 2024

Do you want to tie in and top-step but aren't sure which aider is best? We've tested 30 of the best aiders over more...
best hangboards

Best Hangboards of 2024

Ready to take your finger strength to the next level? If so, the 13 hangboards in this review will play a part in your...


best bike locks

Best Bike Locks of 2024

With eight years of practice securing and defeating the best bike locks, our experts have tested over 35 different...
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 avalanche beacons

Best Avalanche Beacon

Over the last 13 years, we've tested more than 35 of the best avalanche beacons. For our current review, we purchased...
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...


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...


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...
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 travel bags

10 Best Travel Bags of 2024

Our team of expert testers has several decades of combined experience sightseeing, adventuring, and commuting all...
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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