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Hiking, Backpacking & Camping

best backpacking gear review

Best Backpacking Gear of 2023

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 rain jackets review

Best Rain Jackets of 2023

Whether you need an all-around rain jacket or one suited for specific types of applications or budgets, we have a pick...


Women's Clothing

best bras review

Best Bras of 2023

Looking for a comfortable bra that you can wear all day? We purchased and tested 11 of the market's most popular. We...


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 water shoes review

Best Water Shoes of 2023

After combing through 60 of the best water shoes on the market, we purchased and rigorously tested the top 13 to find...
best sandals review

Best Sandals of 2023

Trying to figure out what type of sandal the one you need is? We've spent years testing hundreds of pairs of flip...


Climbing

best climbing gear review

Best Climbing Gear of 2023

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 bike gear review

Best Bike Gear of 2023

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 avalanche beacons review

Best Avalanche Beacon of 2023

An avalanche beacon is an essential part of a backcountry ski kit. But which one is best for you? We purchased 13 of...
best ski helmets review

Best Ski Helmets of 2023

Buying a new ski helmet can be an overwhelming decision, to say the least. There are so many options for so many...


Paddling

best dry bags review

Best Dry Bags of 2023

Unless you are willing to risk it for the biscuit, transporting water-phobic gear safely across a body of water...
best kayak paddles review

Best Kayak Paddle of 2023

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


Fitness

best exercise balls review

Best Exercise Ball of 2023

Want to know which exercise balls are the best for home workouts, or sitting in the home office? We purchased 9 of the...
best muscle roller sticks review

Best Muscle Rollers of 2023

Relieving muscle tightness and soreness is easily accomplished with a muscle roller stick, and we bought and tested 9...


Travel

best suitcases review

Best Suitcases of 2023

The checked luggage market is huge, which can make finding your next suitcase daunting. Luckily, we've done all the...
best travel backpacks review

Best Travel Backpacks of 2023

If you are in search of the perfect travel backpack, then you've come to the right place. Through ample research and...
best messenger bags review

Best Messenger Bag of 2023

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...


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