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Hiking, Backpacking & Camping

best camping gear review

Best Camping Gear of 2023

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 soft coolers review

Best Soft Coolers of 2023

Which soft cooler is the best? To find out, we took 16 of the top-rated and most popular models available and compared...

Men's Clothing

best running shorts review

Best Running Shorts of 2023

Our running experts tested 13 of the most popular men's running shorts from a wide range of brands and price points...

Women's Clothing

best hats for women review

Best Hats for Women of 2023

After perusing over 100 of the best hats for women on the market, we selected 8 to test side by side. We wore each...
best jeans for women review

Best Jeans for Women of 2023

Are you looking for the best women's jeans? Our testers did the homework for you and put nine of the most popular...

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 shoes review

10 Best Hiking Shoes of 2023

We've got you if you're hunting for the best hiking shoe. The 10 best models have been rounded up after testing over...


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.
best belay & rappel gloves review

Best Climbing Gloves of 2023

Want to keep your hands safe while climbing? Whether you're rappelling, belaying, jamming cracks, or aid climbing...


best hitch bike racks review

Best Hitch Bike Racks of 2023

We understand the importance of bringing your bike along on your adventures. That's why we've spent years researching...

Snow Sports

best ski socks review

Best Ski Socks of 2023

Calling all folks seeking the best ski socks. Our testers virtually live on the slopes in the winter and have been...
best winter gloves review

Best Winter Gloves of 2023

Determined to find the best winter gloves for your needs, we researched the top 20 before buying and testing 9 of them...
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 pfds review

Best PFD of 2023

Searching for the right safety equipment for your aquatic adventures? After researching over 90 top contenders, we...
best life jackets review

Best Life Jackets of 2023

Be safe and comfortable by wearing the right life jacket on the water. We researched 60+ of the best models, then...


best running gear review

Best Running Gear of 2023

With our collection of knowledge on all things running, we have put together a list of our favorite products to keep...
best exercise bikes review

Best Exercise Bikes of 2023

We bought twelve of the best exercise bikes for side-by-side testing and comparison. Over months of hands-on testing...
best massage balls review

Best Massage Ball of 2023

We extensively tested some of the best massage balls on the market. Whether you are looking for a ball to relieve your...


best travel backpacks review

Best Travel Backpacks of 2023

If you are searching for the perfect travel backpack, you've come to the right place. We have found the top 10 options...
best bike travel cases review

Best Bike Travel Case of 2023

We spent countless hours researching the best bike travel cases on the market. After extensive research, we bought 4...
10 top backpacks review

10 Best Backpacks of 2023

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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