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Hiking, Backpacking & Camping

best hiking gear review

Best Hiking Gear of 2023

After years of playing in the outdoors and getting our hands on a wide variety of gear, we have had the chance to...
best backpacking gear review

Best Backpacking Gear of 2023

We've taken the time to list all of our favorite backpacking gear in one place. This dream list has options for any...
best ultralight shelters review

Best Ultralight Tent of 2023

Over the past 10 years, our expert ultralight fast-packers have researched and tested over 30 of the top ultralight...

Men's Clothing

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Best Boxer Briefs of 2023

We busted our buns looking for the best boxer briefs on the market today. After researching dozens of pairs, we bought...

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 climbing gear review

Best Climbing Gear of 2023

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


best cargo bikes review

Best Cargo Bikes of 2023

Are you in the market for a new cargo bike? Our bike experts researched the market's top options before buying and...

Snow Sports

best winter gloves review

Best Winter Gloves of 2023

To find your perfect pair of winter gloves, we tested 10 of the best side-by-side. After researching the top 20 on the...
best all mountain skis review

Best Skis of 2023

Our crew of industry experts has tested over 70 of the best all-mountain skis across the last decade and recently...
best all mountain skis for women review

Best Skis for Women of 2023

Our team of female rippers has tested over 60 of the best all-mountain skis for women over the last 8 years, and...


best ski gear review

Best Ski Gear of 2023

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

Best Dry Bags of 2023

Looking for a dry bag to keep your essentials safe in wet environments? We researched 65+ promising options before...
best sup paddles review

Best SUP Paddles of 2023

After carefully researching and evaluating over 125 different SUP paddles, we bought the 14 best SUP paddles currently...


best running gear review

Best Running Gear of 2023

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 exercise bikes review

Best Exercise Bikes of 2023

Are you searching for the best exercise bike? After researching the best models on the market, we purchased nine for...


best suitcases review

Best Suitcases of 2023

Our globetrotting experts have tested 40 of the best suitcases on the market over the last 5 years, with the top 15 in...
best messenger bags review

Best Messenger Bag of 2023

We've purchased and tested 33 unique messenger bags over the past 10 years in our quest for the best. We bought 8 of...

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How to Choose a Cooler

How do you choose the right cooler among so many fantastical claims? We've spent years testing the best products and...
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How to Choose a First Aid Kit

A first aid kit is a necessity for anyone; no matter where you are or what sport or outdoor activity you're involved...

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