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The Best Four Season Tents of 2019
Looking for a four season tent? Let us help. We researched the 50 most popular tents on the market and put the best 20 in head-to-head tests over several...

4-Season Tents - How to Choose
We tested both single and double-walled tents. Single-walled shelters have one layer of wind and water resistant or waterproof fabric and are supported by...

Ratings for The Best Four Season Tents of 2019
Looking for a four season tent? Let us help. We researched the 50 most popular tents on the market and put the best 20 in head-to-head tests over several...

How We Tested for The Best Four Season Tents of 2019
Looking for a four season tent? Let us help. We researched the 50 most popular tents on the market and put the best 20 in head-to-head tests over several...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Four Season Tents of 2019
Looking for a four season tent? Let us help. We researched the 50 most popular tents on the market and put the best 20 in head-to-head tests over several...

Compare Competitors for The Best Four Season Tents of 2019
Looking for a four season tent? Let us help. We researched the 50 most popular tents on the market and put the best 20 in head-to-head tests over several...

Black Diamond Ahwahnee
Taller folks will appreciate the copious amount of headroom that it offers, as well as the large door openings. It works well in a variety of conditions...

Black Diamond Eldorado
Searching for a jack-of-all-trades 4 season tent? Check out the Eldorado. It's supremely stormworthy, mega comfortable, and lighter than average...

Black Diamond Firstlight
Ideal for ski touring, alpine climbing, or trips where a lightweight tent and a small packed size are preferred.

Black Diamond Fitzroy
One of the most bomber models in our review, it's made to last and offers extreme protection from the harsh elements.

Hilleberg Jannu
A top-tier all-around 4 season shelter, it strikes an excellent overall balance of livability, weight, and strength. It's bomber enough for Denali, but...

Hilleberg Nallo 2
A solid and versatile tunnel tent that is one of the lighter tents in our review. It's also the lightest overall double wall model. It handles condensation...

Hilleberg Nammatj 2
One of the more versatile tents we tested, and it performed well across a wide range of conditions. It has a spacious interior; however, its...

Hilleberg Tarra
One of the strongest and most stormworthy models we tested; a few other models were more spacious, but the Tarra is no slouch. Our review team loved the...

Hilleberg Unna
This light and bomber tent is comfortable and withstands high winds and snow loads.

Mountain Hardwear Direkt 2
Among the ultralight single wall tents, the Direkt 2 rated the highest. Packing up tiny and weighing only 2lb. 12 oz., it makes a smaller dent in your pack...

Mountain Hardwear EV2
First conceived by Ed Viesturs and supporting Mountain Hardwear designers, this is great tent. That's the same Ed that was the first American to top all 14...

Mountain Hardwear Trango 2
The Trango 2 is hard to top for trips where a little more space and storm worthiness are worth the added weight.

MSR Dragontail
The MSR Dragontail is a single wall tunnel tent that scores below average in our ratings. It attempts to be a tunnel tent but doesn't actually have key...

Nemo Tenshi
A solid all-around performing single-wall tent with plenty of cool features and an included vestibule. It's heavier than the other weight-focused single...

Rab Latok Summit
Though a bit on the small side, the Latok Summit is a good alternative to a bivy sack. It is durable, strong and relatively lightweight...

Sierra Designs Convert 2
This tent is perfect for most of the types of 4-season trips that people go on. Lighter and more versatile than your typical 4-season fortress,

Stephenson's Warmlite 2R
The Warmlite Two-Person Tent is a strong and exceptionally light non-freestanding tunnel tent that is also spacious. It's made with high-quality materials...

The North Face Mountain 25
A classic tried-and-true expedition tent that has stood up to some of the world's most extreme conditions. While slightly smaller than some other...

Hilleberg Nammatj 3
The Hilleberg Nammatj 3 is the larger version of the Nammatj 2. It is 4" taller, 12" wider, adds 6 sq. ft. to the interior, and 4 sq. ft. to the vestibule...

Hilleberg Saitaris
The Saitaris is our favorite four person winter tent for base camping or long expeditions in nasty weather. When compared to the competition from Mountain...

Finding the Perfect Big Wall Aider
From El Cap to Baffin Island, we tested 8 of the top aiders on the market to see which performed the best for big-walling. We tested each contender across...

How to Choose the Right Aider and Etrier for Big Wall Climbing
Aiders are webbing ladders that are also sometimes called Etriers. This is the piece of gear mentioned first they are the most frequently used piece of...

Ratings for Finding the Perfect Big Wall Aider
From El Cap to Baffin Island, we tested 8 of the top aiders on the market to see which performed the best for big-walling. We tested each contender across...

How We Tested for Finding the Perfect Big Wall Aider
From El Cap to Baffin Island, we tested 8 of the top aiders on the market to see which performed the best for big-walling. We tested each contender across...

Price vs. Value Chart for Finding the Perfect Big Wall Aider
From El Cap to Baffin Island, we tested 8 of the top aiders on the market to see which performed the best for big-walling. We tested each contender across...

Compare Competitors for Finding the Perfect Big Wall Aider
From El Cap to Baffin Island, we tested 8 of the top aiders on the market to see which performed the best for big-walling. We tested each contender across...

Black Diamond Etrier
The Black Diamond Etrier offers a classic etrier design with no frills. It gets the job done and is relatively light. It does not have sub-steps up high...

Fish Smart Aider
Fish's Smart Aider uses the a simple design that has led to thousands of successful big wall ascents. Chris McNamara used these for his first 10 big walls...

Metolius 5 Step Aider
The Metolius 5 Step Aider is the best etrier-style aider we have tested. Chris McNamara has used this aider on more walls than any other aider and says it...

Metolius 8 Step Ladder Aider
The Metolius 8 Step Ladder Aider is a solid big wall aider at a great price. The steps are bomber with their urethane-reinforced steps that make them stay...

Metolius Alpine Aider
The Metolius Alpine Aider is surprisingly comfortable considering how light and non-bulky it is. The Biothane step-stiffeners keep your feet relative...

Petzl GradiStep Etrier
The Petzl Gradistep Etrier is the lightest etrier style aider we tested. It is great for rock climbs with only a little aid or alpine climbs where you want...

Petzl Quickstep
The Petzl Quickstep are some of the best aiders you can get in this style. I am generally not a fan of this adjustable kind because you can't lead with...

Petzl Wall Step Etrier
*This product has been discontinued. Check out our review of the Petzl GradiStep Etrier for going ultralight on free climbs that have short sections of aid...

Yates Big Wall Ladder
The Yates Big Wall Ladder stands out for its ease of use and comfort when standing in it for hours at a time. This is our top choice for aid-intensive big...

Yates Speed Wall Ladder
The Yates Speedwall Ladder is a lighter and thinner version of the our Editors' Choice winner, the Yates Big Wall Ladder. The steps are 1" wide compared to...

Metolius Easy Aider
The Metolius Easy Aider is one of the better single step aiders out there. It is light, easy to adjust, and comfortable to hang out in. That said, we just...

The Best All-Mountain Skis of 2019
To get you shredding down the mountains on the perfect sticks, we researched over 50 pairs before buying the top models on the market. Then we tested them...

How to Choose Men's All-Mountain Skis
Wow! There are a lot of skis on the market these days. They all seem to want to achieve the same purpose of sliding down the mountain, so why so many...

Ratings for The Best All-Mountain Skis of 2019
To get you shredding down the mountains on the perfect sticks, we researched over 50 pairs before buying the top models on the market. Then we tested them...

How We Tested for The Best All-Mountain Skis of 2019
To get you shredding down the mountains on the perfect sticks, we researched over 50 pairs before buying the top models on the market. Then we tested them...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best All-Mountain Skis of 2019
To get you shredding down the mountains on the perfect sticks, we researched over 50 pairs before buying the top models on the market. Then we tested them...

Compare Competitors for The Best All-Mountain Skis of 2019
To get you shredding down the mountains on the perfect sticks, we researched over 50 pairs before buying the top models on the market. Then we tested them...

Armada Invictus 99 Ti
When you hear the name Armada, the first thing you think of is a traditionally cambered ski designed to rip groomers and bang race gates, right?! Not...

Atomic Vantage 100 CTI
Atomic has been making skis since 1955, so it is safe to say they know a thing or two about designing a quality ski. With that in mind, we decided to...

K2 iKonic 84 TI
K2 is rolling into their second year of manufacturing their iKonic series and we tested the burliest ski they offer in that line. K2's Konic technology...

Nordica Enforcer 93
The Enforcer 93 is one of our favorite skis, yet again. It is a powerful and fast ski that is easily handled by almost every skier...especially if you love...

Salomon QST 99
The redesigned Salomon QST 99 is slightly improved from previous versions, but still performs best in soft snow.

Volkl Mantra
The 2018 Mantra is a beast and it earns a well deserved Top Pick award. The only thing changed in the latest version of this top tier ski is the top sheet...

The Best Women's All-Mountain Skis of 2019
How do you choose the best women's all-mountain ski for yourself? We've done the work for you: we purchased 17 of the most popular ones and tested them...

Women's All-Mountain Skis - Our Guide to Choosing Your Perfect Pair
How to decide? Start by asking yourself questions about where and how you like to ski. Do you like to get out on fresh corderoy, or would you prefer to pop...

Ratings for The Best Women's All-Mountain Skis of 2019
How do you choose the best women's all-mountain ski for yourself? We've done the work for you: we purchased 17 of the most popular ones and tested them...

How We Tested for The Best Women's All-Mountain Skis of 2019
How do you choose the best women's all-mountain ski for yourself? We've done the work for you: we purchased 17 of the most popular ones and tested them...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Women's All-Mountain Skis of 2019
How do you choose the best women's all-mountain ski for yourself? We've done the work for you: we purchased 17 of the most popular ones and tested them...

Compare Competitors for The Best Women's All-Mountain Skis of 2019
How do you choose the best women's all-mountain ski for yourself? We've done the work for you: we purchased 17 of the most popular ones and tested them...

Armada Victa 93
Armada has finally come out with an all-mountain ski ready for anything the resort can throw at it. A solid intermediate ski, the Armada Victa will take...

Atomic Vantage 95 C - Women's
The OGL team tested the beloved Atomic Vantage Elysian model in the season of '14-'15, and then it was replaced by the Atomic Vantage 95 C. In its third...

Blizzard Samba
Blizzard has released a new version of the Samba for this winter season and it is just catching up with its men's counterpart, the Bonafide, that received...

DPS Nina 99 Foundation
DPS introduced their new Foundation series this year in hopes of creating a versatile, all-mountain quiver of one ski -- at a lower than their Pure series...

Fischer My Ranger 98 - Women's
We were excited to try out this new ski from Fischer. Unfortunately, we were left wanting more. This women's specific ski is very soft and floppy and has a...

Head Great Joy
We took another look at the Head Great Joy last season, skiing it at a longer length, and our impression of it improved significantly! So much so that we...

K2 FulLUVit 95
The popular "Luv" line of skis returned to K2's racks the winter before last, and they made some adjustments. The waist of the FulLuvit dropped from 98mm...

Nordica Santa Ana 100
New to our testing lineup this year, the Nordica Santa Ana is a welcome addition. Most of our testers find this light and nimble, 100mm underfoot ski fun...

Rossignol Soul 7 HD W
Despite the crazy powder-ski-specific shape of the Soul 7 HD W, it performs amazingly well in all variety of terrain. Not only does it belong in the...

Volkl Aura
This was the favorite ski of some of our testers. The Aura really pushes you to ski fast and take chances, but it is also very reliable in all terrain. It...

The Best Altimeter Watches of 2019
To help you find the best altimeter watch for your needs, we researched over 40 and bought the best to test side-by-side while summiting mountains, hiking...

How to Choose an Altimeter Watch
Whether you're a climber, skier, paraglider, pilot, backpacker, or hiker, an altimeter watch can provide many helpful functions to aid in any adventure. In...

Ratings for The Best Altimeter Watches of 2019
To help you find the best altimeter watch for your needs, we researched over 40 and bought the best to test side-by-side while summiting mountains, hiking...

How We Tested for The Best Altimeter Watches of 2019
To help you find the best altimeter watch for your needs, we researched over 40 and bought the best to test side-by-side while summiting mountains, hiking...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Altimeter Watches of 2019
To help you find the best altimeter watch for your needs, we researched over 40 and bought the best to test side-by-side while summiting mountains, hiking...

Compare Competitors for The Best Altimeter Watches of 2019
To help you find the best altimeter watch for your needs, we researched over 40 and bought the best to test side-by-side while summiting mountains, hiking...

Casio PRW-6000Y
This is a rough and tumble watch that is built to last, and its solar power source will keep you charged up and ready to go. That said, it's trickier to...

Casio SGW300HB
This altimeter watch is a great option for those on a tight budget who only need general altitude estimates. With an interval of 5 meters, or 20 feet, it...

Garmin Fenix 3
The Garmin Fenix 3 has solid features. Built as a fitness trainer to collect all sorts of exercise metrics, it can also function as an altimeter watch. But...

Suunto Ambit3 Peak
This is an awesome altimeter watch. Along with altitude and barometric pressure readings, it also comes fully loaded with GPS functionality and a plethora...

Suunto Core
The Suunto Core is the most fully featured altimeter watch we tested. The Core has something for everyone: waterproof buttons for snorkeling and shallow...

Suunto Core Alu
This watch is your classic altimeter watch with all the best basic features. We recommend it to anyone looking for a high-value, high-performance watch...

Suunto Traverse
The Suunto Traverse is a GPS-enabled altimeter watch that provides great climb and descent metrics, but doesn't truly stand out for one reason or another...

The Best Climbing Approach Shoes of 2019
Looking for a new pair of approach shoes? We've got you covered. We scrambled, bouldered, sport climbed, and hiked around the Eastern Sierras in 12...

How to Choose Approach Shoes for Climbing
If your hikes involve steep scrambling and exposed slabs, you should be wearing a pair of sticky rubber approach shoes. These special shoes are designed to...

Ratings for The Best Climbing Approach Shoes of 2019
Looking for a new pair of approach shoes? We've got you covered. We scrambled, bouldered, sport climbed, and hiked around the Eastern Sierras in 12...

How We Tested for The Best Climbing Approach Shoes of 2019
Looking for a new pair of approach shoes? We've got you covered. We scrambled, bouldered, sport climbed, and hiked around the Eastern Sierras in 12...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Climbing Approach Shoes of 2019
Looking for a new pair of approach shoes? We've got you covered. We scrambled, bouldered, sport climbed, and hiked around the Eastern Sierras in 12...

Compare Competitors for The Best Climbing Approach Shoes of 2019
Looking for a new pair of approach shoes? We've got you covered. We scrambled, bouldered, sport climbed, and hiked around the Eastern Sierras in 12...

Five Ten Camp Four
The Five Ten Camp Four is one of the best approach shoes we tested for hiking to and from climbs, whether that is on the trail or scrambling over rough...

Five Ten Guide Tennie
This product basically started the approach shoe category 30 years ago, and in that time, hasn't really lost any ground to the competition.

La Sportiva Boulder X
This shoe delivers the most bang for your buck. Durable and supportive for rough scrambling, it still climbs well on technical rock. The Vibram Idro-Grip...

The Best Climbing Approach Shoes for Women
If you're on the hunt for a great pair of women's approach shoes for 2019, we've got the information you need. Whether you're gearing up for a long mission...

How to Choose Women's Approach Shoes
What Are Approach Shoes? And do I need a pair? This is a good place to start. With so many types of footwear, many of them serving a versatile range of...

Ratings for The Best Climbing Approach Shoes for Women
If you're on the hunt for a great pair of women's approach shoes for 2019, we've got the information you need. Whether you're gearing up for a long mission...

How We Tested for The Best Climbing Approach Shoes for Women
If you're on the hunt for a great pair of women's approach shoes for 2019, we've got the information you need. Whether you're gearing up for a long mission...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Climbing Approach Shoes for Women
If you're on the hunt for a great pair of women's approach shoes for 2019, we've got the information you need. Whether you're gearing up for a long mission...

Compare Competitors for The Best Climbing Approach Shoes for Women
If you're on the hunt for a great pair of women's approach shoes for 2019, we've got the information you need. Whether you're gearing up for a long mission...

Five Ten Guide Tennie - Women's
The Guide Tennie falls behind its competitors because of its heavier, less comfortable design. We had concerns about its durability, and while it has a...

La Sportiva Boulder X - Women's
While the Boulder X was a long-time favorite at OutdoorGearLab, its heavy weight is a deal-breaker to some despite its comfy upper and supportive sole.

The Best Bindings for Backcountry Skiing
We have done the dirty work, pounding out thousands of feet of ski touring to help you identify the best AT bindings for your purposes.

Ratings for The Best Bindings for Backcountry Skiing
We have done the dirty work, pounding out thousands of feet of ski touring to help you identify the best AT bindings for your purposes.

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Bindings for Backcountry Skiing
We have done the dirty work, pounding out thousands of feet of ski touring to help you identify the best AT bindings for your purposes.

Compare Competitors for The Best Bindings for Backcountry Skiing
We have done the dirty work, pounding out thousands of feet of ski touring to help you identify the best AT bindings for your purposes.

Dynafit Beast 16
Featuring an ultra positive boot-to-binding connection, the Dynafit Beast 16 is one of the best overall downhill performing tech-style bindings in our...

Dynafit Radical ST 2.0
The new Radical ST 2.0 is the newest in Dynafit's long line of touring bindings. While the Radical ST 2.0 looks fairly similar to the previous Radical ST...

Dynafit Speed Turn 2.0
The winner of our OutdoorGearLab Best Buy Award for its proven design, reliable construction, reasonable weight, and a bargain price.

Fritschi Freeride Pro
The Frischi Freeride Pro is a slightly more touring focused frame style binding with solid, but not exceptional downhill performance. They feature an...

G3 ION 12
The G3 ION is a well-designed, sleek, and extremely user-friendly touring binding. While it might not be our first choice for a binding to ski in-bounds...

Marker Baron 13 EPF
The Marker Baron, like its burlier big brother the Duke, is a very downhill focused binding that still provide the ability to go touring with. This binding...

Marker Duke EPF
The Marker Duke is the best performing downhill binding in our review. While hardly the best all-around binding, this competitor does allow you to free...

Marker Kingpin 13
For a very select few skiers, a beefy touring binding like this is well suited. It's well-executed, but it needs to be noted that its performance...

The Best Avalanche Airbag Pack Review
To find the best airbag packs, we researched over 48 models, and tested the top 11 for over three months in the backcountry. We selected packs that were...

How To Choose an Avalanche Airbag
What is an avalanche airbag, how do you choose one and how does it work? Below we look at the technology and point out key things to look for when buying...

Ratings for The Best Avalanche Airbag Pack Review
To find the best airbag packs, we researched over 48 models, and tested the top 11 for over three months in the backcountry. We selected packs that were...

How We Tested for The Best Avalanche Airbag Pack Review
To find the best airbag packs, we researched over 48 models, and tested the top 11 for over three months in the backcountry. We selected packs that were...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Avalanche Airbag Pack Review
To find the best airbag packs, we researched over 48 models, and tested the top 11 for over three months in the backcountry. We selected packs that were...

Compare Competitors for The Best Avalanche Airbag Pack Review
To find the best airbag packs, we researched over 48 models, and tested the top 11 for over three months in the backcountry. We selected packs that were...

Arc'teryx Voltair 30
The Arc'teryx Voltair 30 is our new OutdoorGearLab Editors' Choice for the best all-around airbag pack. While there are several solid options on the...

Backcountry Access Float 22
The new Backcountry Access Float 22 is our OutdoorGearLab Top pick winner, as it's the best airbag pack for downhill oriented backcountry adventures like...

Backcountry Access Float 32
The latest version of the BCA Float 32 is an improvement on an already awesome pack design and wins our OutdoorGearLab Best Buy award. Why, you ask...

Backcountry Access Float 42
The BCA Float 42 Tech is the newest model in BCA's line of airbag packs. This model is slightly more feature rich compared to BCA's other float packs the...

Black Diamond Halo 28 JetForce
The Black Diamond Halo 28 JetForce is Black Diamond's all-around day use oriented airbag touring pack. Our testers like the stealthy helmet holster, the...

Black Diamond Pilot 11 JetForce
The Black Diamond Pilot 11 JetForce is Black Diamond's sidecountry, heli and cat-oriented airbag pack. The pack is big enough to carry gear, a layer, food...

Black Diamond Saga 40 JetForce
The Black Diamond Saga 40 JetForce has loads of sweet features, packs easily, is super comfortable, and is one of the better larger volume airbag packs on...

Mammut Light Removable 3.0
Aptly named, the Light Removable 3.0 is one of the lightest removable airbag packs on the market and is the lightest airbag pack in its volume range...

Mammut Pro Protection 3.0
The Mammut Pro Protection Airbag 3.0 avalanche airbag pack is great for longer trips, mountain guides, or for anyone who needs a bigger pack. It scored...

Mammut Ride Removable 3.0
The Mammut Ride Removable Airbag 3.0 pack scored well in our tests and is several hundred dollars less than many airbag packs on the market. It is still...

Mammut Ride Short Removable 3.0
The Mammut Ride Short Removable Airbag 3.0 is a shorter framed airbag pack that is designed to fit women, kids, and shorter framed men. While we didn't...

The Best Avalanche Beacons
An avalanche beacon is an essential part of a backcountry ski kit. But which one is best? We chose 12 of the top beacons available and put them to the test...

How To Choose an Avalanche Beacon
How do avalanche beacons work and what features should you look for in your next one? This article will explain the current technology available and point...

Ratings for The Best Avalanche Beacons
An avalanche beacon is an essential part of a backcountry ski kit. But which one is best? We chose 12 of the top beacons available and put them to the test...

How We Tested for The Best Avalanche Beacons
An avalanche beacon is an essential part of a backcountry ski kit. But which one is best? We chose 12 of the top beacons available and put them to the test...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Avalanche Beacons
An avalanche beacon is an essential part of a backcountry ski kit. But which one is best? We chose 12 of the top beacons available and put them to the test...

Compare Competitors for The Best Avalanche Beacons
An avalanche beacon is an essential part of a backcountry ski kit. But which one is best? We chose 12 of the top beacons available and put them to the test...

ARVA Evo4
The Evo4 has a faster processor than its predecessor, the Evo3+, and some other new features that we liked. It narrowly missed out on being our Best Buy...

Arva Neo
The Neo is a great beacon and a solid option in the $300-$400. It is easy to use, has great range, and it works well in multiple burial scenarios.

Arva Axio
The Axio is an exceptional beacon that excels in multiple burial scenarios. It has a long fold-out antenna and an analog feature to help distinguish...

Backcountry Access Tracker 2
The Tracker2 is Backcountry Access' three antennae offering and wins our OutdoorGearLab Best Buy award for being easy to use, simple and intuitive. It has...

Backcountry Access Tracker DTS
While popular back in the day, the Tracker DTS is now easily overshadowed by most other beacons on the market. While still the easiest of the two antennae...

Backcountry Access Tracker3
The Backcountry Access Tracker3 is a compact and well-designed beacon that has more advanced features than the Tracker2. Its low profile design fits well...

Mammut Barryvox
The Barryvox is a solid all-around and very capable beacon the works well for the majority of users. While it isn't the absolute easiest to use, it is...

Mammut Barryvox S
The Barryvox S is the updated version of our previous award winner, the Mammut Barryvox Pulse. It is similar to the old model but has some good...

Ortovox 3+
The Ortovox 3+ is a triple antennae beacon with some useful features but not a lot of extras. It has below average range but it is easy to use.

Ortovox S1+
Easily one of the most capable beacons on the market the S1+ is stacked with features and is as adept as it gets for complex multiple burial situations...

Ortovox Zoom+
The Zoom+ is an easy to use beacon for the occasional user. The controls are simple and well-labeled, and we liked the interface, but the range is lacking.

Pieps DSP Pro
The DSP Pro is a competitively priced advanced avalanche beacon. We like the fast speed and excellent battery life, and the flagging function has been...

Pieps DSP Sport
The DSP Sport has basic functions. The upgraded version of the Sport has faster processor speed, a larger display, and improved flagging function.

The Best Backcountry Alpine Touring Boots of 2019
Our test team’s battered feet have put in the hard miles so you don’t have to. We have distilled the backcountry ski boot market into the 9 best and...

How to Choose Backcountry Ski Boots
AT ski boots have a tough job to do. Ideally, they are flexible and light for the uphill, stiff and responsive on the way down, and comfortable and warm...

Ratings for The Best Backcountry Alpine Touring Boots of 2019
Our test team’s battered feet have put in the hard miles so you don’t have to. We have distilled the backcountry ski boot market into the 9 best and...

How We Tested for The Best Backcountry Alpine Touring Boots of 2019
Our test team’s battered feet have put in the hard miles so you don’t have to. We have distilled the backcountry ski boot market into the 9 best and...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Backcountry Alpine Touring Boots of 2019
Our test team’s battered feet have put in the hard miles so you don’t have to. We have distilled the backcountry ski boot market into the 9 best and...

Compare Competitors for The Best Backcountry Alpine Touring Boots of 2019
Our test team’s battered feet have put in the hard miles so you don’t have to. We have distilled the backcountry ski boot market into the 9 best and...

The Best Backcountry Skis of 2019
Backcountry skiing is the pinnacle of skiing. To get there and enjoy it requires excellent equipment. We’ve identified the best backcountry skis...

How to Find Your Perfect Pair of Backcountry Touring Skis
All-mountain, powder touring, randonnee racing, touring, snowshoes - which fits your style of adventure? Here we help you break down the

Ratings for The Best Backcountry Skis of 2019
Backcountry skiing is the pinnacle of skiing. To get there and enjoy it requires excellent equipment. We’ve identified the best backcountry skis...

How We Tested for The Best Backcountry Skis of 2019
Backcountry skiing is the pinnacle of skiing. To get there and enjoy it requires excellent equipment. We’ve identified the best backcountry skis...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Backcountry Skis of 2019
Backcountry skiing is the pinnacle of skiing. To get there and enjoy it requires excellent equipment. We’ve identified the best backcountry skis...

Compare Competitors for The Best Backcountry Skis of 2019
Backcountry skiing is the pinnacle of skiing. To get there and enjoy it requires excellent equipment. We’ve identified the best backcountry skis...

DPS Tour1 Wailer 99
This powder hound is one of the more specialized products in our selection. For human powered powder skiing none are better. For other niches, look...

Dynafit Chugach
The Chugach is the widest, longest, and heaviest ski we have ever tested for backcountry touring. This outlier status narrows the field of potential...

Dynastar Mythic
In testing over ten pairs of backcountry skis through two North American ski seasons, the OutdoorGearLab team has gotten a solid handle on the market and...

Fischer Hannibal
Virtually every tester on our team found that the Hannibal strikes an excellent balance of weight and downhill ski performance.

K2 Wayback 104
The K2 Wayback 104 was originally included in our review roster by popular demand. It is a classic product, previously called the Coomback, serving as a...

K2 Wayback 96
As a widely available, mass-marketed, well-designed ski for general purpose ski touring, all at a reasonable price, the K2 Wayback is a solid choice for...

La Sportiva Vapor Nano
Early reports on the Vapor Nano suggested that it was an ultralight tool that could compete in the general purpose ski touring category. We selected it for...

Scott Super Guide 95
The niche the Scott Super Guide fills is growing big and fast enough that it can hardly be called a niche. This product represents a dedicated, long-time...

Volkl V-Werks BMT 90
The Volkl BMT is a classic example of what we see with many Editors Choice award winners here at OutdoorGearLab. It doesn't really blow any one category...

The Best Backpacking Chairs of 2019
Are you looking for a place to rest your rump? At the end of a long day in the mountains, you're ready to relax and take in the view. After studying the...

How to Choose a Backpacking Chair
What should you consider when buying a lightweight portable camp chair? Below we break it down. We will have buying advice for larger, heavier camp chairs...

Ratings for The Best Backpacking Chairs of 2019
Are you looking for a place to rest your rump? At the end of a long day in the mountains, you're ready to relax and take in the view. After studying the...

How We Tested for The Best Backpacking Chairs of 2019
Are you looking for a place to rest your rump? At the end of a long day in the mountains, you're ready to relax and take in the view. After studying the...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Backpacking Chairs of 2019
Are you looking for a place to rest your rump? At the end of a long day in the mountains, you're ready to relax and take in the view. After studying the...

Compare Competitors for The Best Backpacking Chairs of 2019
Are you looking for a place to rest your rump? At the end of a long day in the mountains, you're ready to relax and take in the view. After studying the...

Crazy Creek Hex 2.0 PowerLounger
This lightweight chair has everything we're looking for in a backcountry companion: comfort, versatility, and a great price. It won our Best Buy Award for...

The Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags of 2019
A sleeping bag is a cornerstone of your overnight kit. Picking the best one isn't easy. To ease the confusion we researched more than 100

Expert Advice on Choosing the Right Backpacking Sleeping Bag
Sleeping bags are one of the most important components of an overnight gear kit. A warm and comfortable bag can make or break a good night's sleep, and a...

Ratings for The Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags of 2019
A sleeping bag is a cornerstone of your overnight kit. Picking the best one isn't easy. To ease the confusion we researched more than 100

How We Tested for The Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags of 2019
A sleeping bag is a cornerstone of your overnight kit. Picking the best one isn't easy. To ease the confusion we researched more than 100

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags of 2019
A sleeping bag is a cornerstone of your overnight kit. Picking the best one isn't easy. To ease the confusion we researched more than 100

Compare Competitors for The Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags of 2019
A sleeping bag is a cornerstone of your overnight kit. Picking the best one isn't easy. To ease the confusion we researched more than 100

Kelty Tuck 20
One of the best sleeping bags on the market for under $100, it's still heavier and less packable than all the sleeping bags in our review. If you're...

Mountain Hardwear Hyperlamina Spark 35
The Mountain Hardwear Hyperlamina Spark 35 is a remarkably light synthetic bag. It is significantly lighter and more compressible than most comparable...

Nemo Salsa 30
The Salsa 30 gets our Top Pick Award for Side and Tummy Sleepers. While the Backcountry Bed 600 3-Season and 700 were strong contenders

REI Co-op Igneo 25
How about a high-performance sleeping bag without a wallet-busting price tag? For around half the price of a premium bag, the Igneo...

Sea to Summit Spark III
The Spark III is lightweight and super compact. It does give up some luxury and versatility in order to achieve its amazingly low weight and minimal size;...

Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed 600 3-Season
The 3-season Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed 600 bag offers a truly unique design, creating one of the most comfortable and bed-like feels of any sleeping...

The North Face Cat's Meow
This classic bag, first introduced in 1977, gets an update every 2-3 years. The latest version remains a respectably performing all-arounder that excels in...

Western Mountaineering MegaLite
In the close contest for the best backpacking sleeping bag, this primo bag takes home the taco. It is extremely lightweight and packable.

Western Mountaineering UltraLite
This is one of the few bags we've seen that's potentially up for 4-season use. Its got premium high-loft down for summer...

The Best Backpacking Stoves of 2019
After having a look at 50 of the most popular backpacking stoves available in 2019, we purchased 19 of the most promising for thorough testing. We spent...

How To Choose a Backpacking Stove
Buying the right backpacking stove can make your life in the backcountry more enjoyable. But not all stoves were made with the same adventurer in mind --...

Ratings for The Best Backpacking Stoves of 2019
After having a look at 50 of the most popular backpacking stoves available in 2019, we purchased 19 of the most promising for thorough testing. We spent...

How We Tested for The Best Backpacking Stoves of 2019
After having a look at 50 of the most popular backpacking stoves available in 2019, we purchased 19 of the most promising for thorough testing. We spent...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Backpacking Stoves of 2019
After having a look at 50 of the most popular backpacking stoves available in 2019, we purchased 19 of the most promising for thorough testing. We spent...

Compare Competitors for The Best Backpacking Stoves of 2019
After having a look at 50 of the most popular backpacking stoves available in 2019, we purchased 19 of the most promising for thorough testing. We spent...

Etekcity Ultralight
You can buy 4+ of these stoves for the cost of the MSR PocketRocket 2. Is the PocketRocket 2 4 times as good? Not at lower elevations with good wind...

Jetboil Flash
A classic integrated canister stove, this model boils water fast. It provides a solid bang for your buck and is much cheaper

JetBoil MiniMo
This integrated canister stove is a boiling champ. When dehydrated meals are your backcountry reality, this model is a wonderful friend to have.

MSR Dragonfly
Bringing excellent control and stability to your backcountry kitchen, the MSR Dragonfly excels at handling low simmers and large pots. Its large packed...

MSR Reactor
Once cream of the crop when boiling water in harsh climates, this stove was crafted to provide quality performance in all conditions, for one to three...

MSR Whisperlite
You'll see this stove on nearly any expedition around the world. Field reparable and moderately price, this white gas stove is versatile and durable.

MSR Windburner
This stove offers incredible wind resistance, great fuel efficiency, and a portable design. A great stove for turning snow into boiling water

The Best Backpacking Tents of 2019
We analyzed hundreds of models before deciding on the top 17 to purchase for testing. We'll help you find the most comfortable, lightweight...

How to Choose a Backpacking Tent
Picking the right backpacking tent means checking out a list of variables. Probably the first issue is deciding which is more important to you: comfort or...

Ratings for The Best Backpacking Tents of 2019
We analyzed hundreds of models before deciding on the top 17 to purchase for testing. We'll help you find the most comfortable, lightweight...

How We Tested for The Best Backpacking Tents of 2019
We analyzed hundreds of models before deciding on the top 17 to purchase for testing. We'll help you find the most comfortable, lightweight...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Backpacking Tents of 2019
We analyzed hundreds of models before deciding on the top 17 to purchase for testing. We'll help you find the most comfortable, lightweight...

Compare Competitors for The Best Backpacking Tents of 2019
We analyzed hundreds of models before deciding on the top 17 to purchase for testing. We'll help you find the most comfortable, lightweight...

Alps Mountaineering Lynx-2
This tent is about tradeoffs. It's one of the least expensive tents we tested and the roomiest. However, it's also the heaviest and not our first choice...

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2
Top-shelf performance is what you get with this excellent two-door tent. It offers spacious comfort at a level way above its weight class and wins our...

Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL2
An ultralight, single door tent. Its weather resistance left something to be desired and its dimensions are tight so we would want it for...

Hilleberg Anjan 2 GT
This is a great model with great performance. Its robust storm protection and durable materials set this tent up to receive our Top Pick Award for Weather...

MSR Hubba Hubba NX
A decent, comfortable tent. It offers good headroom and durability at a reasonable weight and its flexible pole structure makes it sturdy in the wind. On...

NEMO Galaxi 2
We reached for this quality tent for any activity where we wanted a spacious and durable tent, but didn't necessarily have to carry it for long distances -...

REI Half Dome 2 Plus
It's hard to imagine a more comfortable tent for the money. If its five pound weight doesn't seem heavy to you, it's hard to beat.

REI Passage 2
This tent bridges the gap between backyard and backcountry adventures. It's roomy, easy to set up, and a good value.

REI Quarter Dome 2
Over the past several years, REI has tweaked and tinkered with the design of the Quarter Dome 2 to improve upon an already bomber product. REI put a lot of...

Tarptent Double Rainbow
This light and adaptable tent has some good features a reasonable price. It might just be your best bet if you are planning a long distance hike with a...

The North Face Stormbreak 2
The North Face Stormbreak is an inexpensive selection that is a good choice for car camping trips. It has a large door and its vestibule opens wide for...

The Best Backpacking Water Filters of 2019
What's the best backpacking filter? We looked at over 80+ different filters and selected 20 of the best. Testing takes place...

How to Select a Backpacking Water Filter and Treatment System
Selecting a water treatment system is even more overwhelming than selecting proper footwear to hike in, which is a much talked about topic. There are...

Ratings for The Best Backpacking Water Filters of 2019
What's the best backpacking filter? We looked at over 80+ different filters and selected 20 of the best. Testing takes place...

How We Tested for The Best Backpacking Water Filters of 2019
What's the best backpacking filter? We looked at over 80+ different filters and selected 20 of the best. Testing takes place...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Backpacking Water Filters of 2019
What's the best backpacking filter? We looked at over 80+ different filters and selected 20 of the best. Testing takes place...

Compare Competitors for The Best Backpacking Water Filters of 2019
What's the best backpacking filter? We looked at over 80+ different filters and selected 20 of the best. Testing takes place...

Aquamira Water Treatment Drops
In need of a lightweight and inexpensive method? These chemical treatment drops eliminate all pathogens, including Cryptosporidium and is good for over...

Katadyn Gravity Camp 6L
This award winner provides fresh, clean water quickly and easily. The lightweight gravity filter uses a filter that removes bacteria and protozoan...

Katadyn Hiker Pro
Tried, tested, and true, this hand pump filter is reliable and can reach all sorts of water sources. It's best for areas that don't need viral treatment...

Katadyn Vario
We were pleasantly surprised with how the Vario performed on our backcountry trips. It is smooth and easy to pump and we really like its ergonomic handle...

LifeStraw
Seeking an on-the-go filtration system that's lightweight and inexpensive? Using just the power of suction, this Lifestraw Personal system is designed for...

LifeStraw Mission
Lifestraw products were originally meant for relief purposes in developing countries. We think that is what the Mission's purpose is ultimately for, but...

MSR Aquatabs
As an ultralightweight purification system, its a perfect option for emergency carry or for those seeking a weightless treatment method. Treating all sorts...

MSR Autoflow Gravity Filter
A tough competitor with the Editors' Choice-winning Platypus GravityWorks, the MSR AutoFlow is so similar to Platypus' model we had a hard time deciding...

MSR Guardian Purifier
Looking for a hand pump purifier? This amazing hand pump purifier removes nasty particulates, bacteria, protozoans, and viruses. It's fast action and...

MSR Miniworks EX
For the frequent backcountry traveler, the MSR Miniworks EX is a long-lasting filter with the added benefit of cleaning chemicals and pesticides from...

MSR SweetWater Microfilter
A dependable and popular water filter with average weight and pump speed, the MSR Sweetwater Microfilter is easy to use, has a comfortable leveraged...

Platypus GravityWorks
This gravity filter truly rocks the casbah. Loaded with a hollow fiber filter that can filter water quickly, you can't find anything better that will work...

Sawyer Mini
This is a high-value on-the-go filtration system. Versatile by nature, it can be used with the straw attachment or the bag can be used if extra storage is...

SteriPEN Ultra
This UV purification system is simple. Turn it on, swirl it around, and say good-bye to unwanted bacteria, protozoa, and viruses. It's slim profile and...

SteriPEN Ultra
This UV purification system is simple. Turn it on, swirl it around, and say good-bye to unwanted bacteria, protozoa, and viruses. It's slim profile and...

The Best Backpacking Backpacks of 2019
If you want the best backpack for your forays into the backcountry in 2019, we've got you covered. Our testers totaled hundreds of days in the High Sierra...

How to Choose the Right Backpacking Backpack
We want to make it easy for you to find the right pack for your next adventure. If you need help sorting through your options, our Buying Advice article on...

Ratings for The Best Backpacking Backpacks of 2019
If you want the best backpack for your forays into the backcountry in 2019, we've got you covered. Our testers totaled hundreds of days in the High Sierra...

How We Tested for The Best Backpacking Backpacks of 2019
If you want the best backpack for your forays into the backcountry in 2019, we've got you covered. Our testers totaled hundreds of days in the High Sierra...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Backpacking Backpacks of 2019
If you want the best backpack for your forays into the backcountry in 2019, we've got you covered. Our testers totaled hundreds of days in the High Sierra...

Compare Competitors for The Best Backpacking Backpacks of 2019
If you want the best backpack for your forays into the backcountry in 2019, we've got you covered. Our testers totaled hundreds of days in the High Sierra...

Arc'teryx Bora AR 63
This pack is one of our absolute favorites for its comfortable suspension and weather resistance. We would strongly recommend it to anyone who can stomach...

Deuter Aircontact 65+10
The Deuter Aircontact 65+10 is the Cadillac of backpacking packs. It was one of the plushest packs we tested but also one of the heaviest. It scored right...

Gregory Baltoro 65
This pack is a favorite among many and is rich in features. It's one of our higher overall scorers for its load-hauling ability.

Osprey Aether AG 60
The Osprey Aether AG 60 is one of the most feature-rich packs in our review. While it is heavier-than-average, its comfort and suspension compensate for...

Osprey Atmos 65 AG
This pack notable for its comfort, incredible set of features, and its exceptional ventilation. The Anti-Gravity frame does a good job of distributing the...

Osprey Exos 58
Winner of a Top Pick Award for its light weight, it is a couple of pounds lighter than other award winners but maintains comfort with loads under 35 pounds.

Osprey Xenith 75
The Osprey Xenith 75 is one of the straight-up best load-hauling packs we have ever tested. As a result it is the winner of our OutdoorGearLab Top Pick...

REI Flash 65
The new REI Flash 65 offers many improved features and a better overall design when compared to the previous models that we tested. The Flash's downside is...

The North Face Banchee 65
This pack is great for travel. Its comfort, durability, and thoughtful features make it one of the very best crossover packs. It works well out on the...

The Best Women's Backpacking Backpacks
Ready to go backpacking? We tested the top women's specific backpacks on the market to determine which one is best. After researching hundreds we bought...

How to Choose a Women's Backpacking Backpack
Choosing the backpack that is most suitable for your needs can be challenging, but we have broken down the most important aspects of the top rated women's...

Ratings for The Best Women's Backpacking Backpacks
Ready to go backpacking? We tested the top women's specific backpacks on the market to determine which one is best. After researching hundreds we bought...

How We Tested for The Best Women's Backpacking Backpacks
Ready to go backpacking? We tested the top women's specific backpacks on the market to determine which one is best. After researching hundreds we bought...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Women's Backpacking Backpacks
Ready to go backpacking? We tested the top women's specific backpacks on the market to determine which one is best. After researching hundreds we bought...

Compare Competitors for The Best Women's Backpacking Backpacks
Ready to go backpacking? We tested the top women's specific backpacks on the market to determine which one is best. After researching hundreds we bought...

Arc'teryx Bora AR 61
The Bora AR 61 is one of the more adjustable packs in our review, offering over 30 different adjustment options for every body size and type

Deuter Aircontact Lite 60+10 SL - Women's
This pack wowed us with its simple feature set and its ability to carry heavy loads comfortably. This pack can fit a lot more than you'd think just by...

Gregory Deva 60
This updated version of the Deva still provides the level of support that was a signature of previous models, but Gregory slimmed it down make it sleeker...

Mountain Hardwear Ozonic 60 OutDry
Burly and well-designed, it's the only pack in this review that is entirely waterproof. It is also roomy and comfortable, making it a great pack for any...

Osprey Ariel AG 65
You're right to expect a lot from this pack, as it is has been a favorite on the market for years. It has excellent features, customizable fit, and a sweet...

Osprey Aura AG 65
The Osprey Aura is a tough pack to beat for comfort and a fully loaded feature set. The pack provides lots of storage space and versatility and is one of...

The North Face Terra 55
The North Face Terra, holds its own among the more expensive packs in this review by keeping it simple, comfortable, and versatile.

The Best Minimalist and Barefoot Shoes of 2019
Ready to switch-over to minimalist running shoes? We researched over 50 models to bring you the best 8 offerings on the market today. This review provides...

How to Choose Minimal and Barefoot Shoes
What could be complicated about a minimalist running shoe? If you want to learn about the design of barefoot running shoes, and how to figure out which...

Ratings for The Best Minimalist and Barefoot Shoes of 2019
Ready to switch-over to minimalist running shoes? We researched over 50 models to bring you the best 8 offerings on the market today. This review provides...

How We Tested for The Best Minimalist and Barefoot Shoes of 2019
Ready to switch-over to minimalist running shoes? We researched over 50 models to bring you the best 8 offerings on the market today. This review provides...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Minimalist and Barefoot Shoes of 2019
Ready to switch-over to minimalist running shoes? We researched over 50 models to bring you the best 8 offerings on the market today. This review provides...

Compare Competitors for The Best Minimalist and Barefoot Shoes of 2019
Ready to switch-over to minimalist running shoes? We researched over 50 models to bring you the best 8 offerings on the market today. This review provides...

Inov8 Trailroc 245
Inov8 began designing and manufacturing running shoes in England in 2003. Even considering they've only had a bit over ten years to make a name for...

New Balance Minimus 10v1 Trail
We knew what to expect from a shoe that gets bought over-and-over by a passionate crowd of Minimus fanatics. New Balance brings out the same shoe you have...

Vibram FiveFingers TrekSport
Zero drop combined with only 4 mm of cushion and the lowest stack height of the group gives the Vibram FiveFingers Treksport a true barefoot feel...

Kelty Shade Maker 2
The Kelty Shade Maker 2 is a free-standing dome-style beach canopy that has an open floor and open wall design. It provides a 100 square feet of shade and...

Lightspeed Quick Canopy
The Lightspeed Canopy Shelter is a small and very lightweight dome-style canopy that comes with permanently built-in structure poles. This shade system...

The Best Climbing Belay Devices of 2019
If you're roping up, you're going to need a belay device. But which one is the best? We took 15 popular models on a six-month test spin...

How to Choose a Belay Device for Rock Climbing
In the early days 'climbing' meant mountaineering and a 'belay device' was simply your body. Throw a loop of rope around your hips and use quick reflexes...

Ratings for The Best Climbing Belay Devices of 2019
If you're roping up, you're going to need a belay device. But which one is the best? We took 15 popular models on a six-month test spin...

How We Tested for The Best Climbing Belay Devices of 2019
If you're roping up, you're going to need a belay device. But which one is the best? We took 15 popular models on a six-month test spin...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Climbing Belay Devices of 2019
If you're roping up, you're going to need a belay device. But which one is the best? We took 15 popular models on a six-month test spin...

Compare Competitors for The Best Climbing Belay Devices of 2019
If you're roping up, you're going to need a belay device. But which one is the best? We took 15 popular models on a six-month test spin...

Black Diamond ATC Guide
The ATC Guide won our Top Pick award for Multi Pitch climbing. It is our favorite option for long routes thanks to its versatility.

Black Diamond ATC XP
The Black Diamond ATC XP is a simple tube-style belay device that won't break the back. It retails for only $22 (and often comes as a packaged deal with a...

Camp Matik
The Matik is an active assisted locking device that has a gradual camming action, along with a very steep price tag. It retails for $200, which is...

Edelrid Eddy
The Eddy looks similar to a Petzl GriGri but it is more expensive and weighs over twice as much. Even though this device has been around for a while now it...

Edelrid Mega Jul
The Mega Jul is a recent entrant into the field of passive assisted locking, or 'hybrid', belay devices. Its modified tube design provides considerable...

Mammut Smart Alpine
The Smart Alpine is a double-strand "passive" assisted locking device. This model has lower auto-block resistance than many other guide devices, which our...

Petzl GriGri
The GriGri, newly updated for 2019, and ditching the “2” in the name, is even better than the previous version, but has only seen minor tweaks to what...

Petzl Verso
The Petzl Verso is a basic belay device commonly referred to as a tube-style device (or Tuber by the Germans!) While we've included multiple tube options...

The Best Bike Cargo Trailer Review
Planning to take an overnight trip by bike or just hoping to lessen your impact by commuting to the grocery store by bike? We tested 7 of the best bike...

Bike Cargo Trailer Buying Advice
We bought and tested seven of the best bike cargo trailers on the market to help you stay out of your car and on your bike no matter what your plans. Find...

Ratings for The Best Bike Cargo Trailer Review
Planning to take an overnight trip by bike or just hoping to lessen your impact by commuting to the grocery store by bike? We tested 7 of the best bike...

How We Tested for The Best Bike Cargo Trailer Review
Planning to take an overnight trip by bike or just hoping to lessen your impact by commuting to the grocery store by bike? We tested 7 of the best bike...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Bike Cargo Trailer Review
Planning to take an overnight trip by bike or just hoping to lessen your impact by commuting to the grocery store by bike? We tested 7 of the best bike...

Compare Competitors for The Best Bike Cargo Trailer Review
Planning to take an overnight trip by bike or just hoping to lessen your impact by commuting to the grocery store by bike? We tested 7 of the best bike...

Aosom Solo
The Solo is a great choice if you're on a budget and need to haul loads by bike, especially if you know you'll be sticking mainly to paved roads...

Aosom Wanderer
We spent months loading the Wanderer bike cargo trailer with everything from groceries to large logs for the fireplace. The option for removing the font or...

BOB Ibex Plus
Over several months of towing the BOB Ibex Plus around behind us, we were really never disappointed at how dutifully and reliably this trailer followed and...

BOB Yak
The BOB Yak Plus is a single wheel design cargo bike trailer that has an easy to use connection system. You can connect the trailer to your bike either by...

Burley Design Flatbed
The Burley Design Flatbed is an excellent and eco-friendly way to transport and pick up cargo of all shapes and sizes. The unique flatbed design and...

Burley Nomad
The Burley Design Nomad was designed for bike touring, but we liked that it wasn't limited to just that one specific use. We were very pleased with how...

The Best Bike Computers of 2019
Are you in the market for a bike computer? With so many models on the market, we know it can be challenging to find the model that's right for you. We...

How to Choose the a Bike Computer for Road and MTB
How do you choose the bike computer that will meet your needs? After months of testing eight of the best cycling computers available, we have the answers...

Ratings for The Best Bike Computers of 2019
Are you in the market for a bike computer? With so many models on the market, we know it can be challenging to find the model that's right for you. We...

How We Tested for The Best Bike Computers of 2019
Are you in the market for a bike computer? With so many models on the market, we know it can be challenging to find the model that's right for you. We...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Bike Computers of 2019
Are you in the market for a bike computer? With so many models on the market, we know it can be challenging to find the model that's right for you. We...

Compare Competitors for The Best Bike Computers of 2019
Are you in the market for a bike computer? With so many models on the market, we know it can be challenging to find the model that's right for you. We...

Cateye Strada Slim
Small, lightweight and affordable, the Strada Slim by Cateye is our Best Buy for the Casual Cyclist award winner. It is a non-GPS cycling computer designed...

Cateye Velo 7
The Cateye Velo 7 is a basic cycling computer that provides speed, distance, and time data points. It uses a wired speed sensor that attaches to the front...

Garmin Edge 520
The Garmin Edge 520 is the latest cycling computer that Garmin has to offer. It is loaded with features and is the winner of our Top Pick Award for Strava...

Garmin Edge 820
The Garmin Edge 820 is the ultimate cycling computer. Gone are the days of accepting that a fully loaded GPS-enabled cycling computer with mapping must be...

Lezyne Super GPS Enhanced
The Super GPS Enhanced is a versatile GPS enabled cycling computer at an unbeatable price. Awesome smartphone integration with turn-by-turn navigation...

Magellan Cyclo 505
The Cyclo 505 cycling computer is GPS enabled and has a host of features that will appeal to the rider who enjoys casual rides and touring. A sharp color...

Planet Bike Protege 9.0 Wireless
The Planet Bike Protégé 9.0 has a good-sized display and provided four different modes on the screen at the same time. However, the setup is more...

The Best Bike Light Review
There's great debate on exactly which is the very best bike light. So who stacks up against who? We combined extensive laboratory testing with field...

Ratings for The Best Bike Light Review
There's great debate on exactly which is the very best bike light. So who stacks up against who? We combined extensive laboratory testing with field...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Bike Light Review
There's great debate on exactly which is the very best bike light. So who stacks up against who? We combined extensive laboratory testing with field...

Compare Competitors for The Best Bike Light Review
There's great debate on exactly which is the very best bike light. So who stacks up against who? We combined extensive laboratory testing with field...

The Best Bike Light Review
There's great debate on exactly which is the very best bike light. So who stacks up against who? We combined extensive laboratory testing with field...

Bell Dawn Patrol
Available for around $10, the Bell Dawn Patrol is one of the cheapest bike lights we've tested. Unfortunately, the light scores among the lowest in our...

BV SuperBright
This light can be found for $10-13 (and comes with a taillight) - making it one of the cheapest ways to get lighting on your bike. However, it scored very...

Cateye HL-EL135
The Cateye HL-EL135 is one of the lowest scoring bike lights we've tested. Although it is highly affordable, it ranked low in our value field because our...

Knog Skink
This is a dim light with a low beam quality score that was among the lowest performers of the 16 lights tested. If you're looking for an inexpensive...

Light and Motion Urban 550
The Light and Motion Urban 550 is a quality all-purpose handlebar light. It has a very wide, even beam pattern, is bright enough to light up streets and...

NiteRider Lightning Bug 3.0
The NiteRider Lightning Bug 3.0 is an inexpensive, reasonable quality, budget safety light. It's small, compact and has good battery life, but its three...

NiteRider Lumina 550
Our testers love this light! It's reasonably lightweight and compact, and its beam is bright, wide, and even. The overall scores for the NiteRider Lumina...

NiteRider Lumina 750
The Editors' Choice Award faced some seriously stiff competition in this review, between the reigning heir, the Cygolite Expilion 850, the NiteRider Lumina...

NiteRider Pro 1800
The NiteRider Pro 1800 Race is the highest overall scoring bike light we've tested, and it earns our Top Pick Award for Mountain Biking. We give it a 10...

Planet Bike Blaze 2 Watt Micro
Although it is highly affordable, our beam and field tests show that the Blaze performs poorly as a bike light. Lacking a sufficient beam

Princeton Tec EOS Bike
The Princeton Tec EOS Bike is the only bike light we've tested that can also be used as a headlamp. The light slides on and off a screw-on handlebar mount...

Seattle Sports Blazer
This is the least expensive light in our review along with the BV SuperBright. For $12 you get two: one to use for the front and one the taillight. The...

Serfas USB Silicone
This is one of the lowest performing lights in our review because of its poor brightness and beam quality scores. It's light and USB rechargeable, but not...

The Best Bike Locks of 2019
If you ride a bicycle, for recreation, fitness, sanity or transportation (or all!), you need a bike lock. Given the huge quantity of options, though, it...

How to Choose a Bike Lock
Having trouble picking the lock for you? This article helps you identify what aspects are important to you to ensure you purchase the best model for your...

Ratings for The Best Bike Locks of 2019
If you ride a bicycle, for recreation, fitness, sanity or transportation (or all!), you need a bike lock. Given the huge quantity of options, though, it...

How We Tested for The Best Bike Locks of 2019
If you ride a bicycle, for recreation, fitness, sanity or transportation (or all!), you need a bike lock. Given the huge quantity of options, though, it...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Bike Locks of 2019
If you ride a bicycle, for recreation, fitness, sanity or transportation (or all!), you need a bike lock. Given the huge quantity of options, though, it...

Compare Competitors for The Best Bike Locks of 2019
If you ride a bicycle, for recreation, fitness, sanity or transportation (or all!), you need a bike lock. Given the huge quantity of options, though, it...

Hiplok Original: Superbright
This wearable chain lock is our Top Pick for Commuters. It's heavy duty, yet a breeze to transport from A to B as you zoom around urban environments

Kryptonite KryptoFlex 1218 Combo Lock
This combo cable lock is a minimal theft deterrent, but it is a breeze to carry around in your pack or mounted in its frame bracket.

Kryptonite KryptoLok Series 2 Standard U-Lock
This model is your classic U-Lock but also comes with a four-foot cable that allows you to lock up your whole bike (wheels, saddle, panniers and all)...

OnGuard Akita 8041
This model is a simple-to-use, six-foot cable combination bike lock that can be reset to the combo of your choice. OnGuard's steel ball locking mechanism...

OnGuard Bulldog DT U-Lock
A great example of an inexpensive yet secure lock. You have the ability to lock up both wheels with the 4' cable included with the U-lock, which made for a...

The Best Bike Panniers for Commuting and Touring
What's the best set of bike panniers available today? We bought and tested nine of the best models to find out. See which contender survived what our...

How to Pick the Perfect Panniers for Touring and Commuting
Jonesing to figure out which model is the best for your adventure? We analyzed 10 of the top-scoring bike contenders to determine which competitors are...

Ratings for The Best Bike Panniers for Commuting and Touring
What's the best set of bike panniers available today? We bought and tested nine of the best models to find out. See which contender survived what our...

How We Tested for The Best Bike Panniers for Commuting and Touring
What's the best set of bike panniers available today? We bought and tested nine of the best models to find out. See which contender survived what our...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Bike Panniers for Commuting and Touring
What's the best set of bike panniers available today? We bought and tested nine of the best models to find out. See which contender survived what our...

Compare Competitors for The Best Bike Panniers for Commuting and Touring
What's the best set of bike panniers available today? We bought and tested nine of the best models to find out. See which contender survived what our...

Ortlieb Back Roller Classic
Throughout our testing, the Ortlieb Back-Roller Classic proved itself worthy of Editors' Choice award. This model demonstrated excellent performance and...

Seattle Sports Titan
The Seattle Sports Titan won our Best Buy award because of it’s high overall performance in relation to it’s very affordable price tag. This is a great...

Timbuk2 Tandem
The Timbuk2 Tandem is a saddlbag style pannier that not only hauls everything you need for work or school but also easily removes from the rack to...

The Best Bike Pumps of 2019
We evaluate the best bike pumps for both road and mountain biking through a series of rigorous accuracy and ease of use tests.

How To Choose a Bike Pump
A good floor pump is one of the many bike tools that you will find yourself using most often. In fact, a floor pump has a good degree of crossover utility...

Ratings for The Best Bike Pumps of 2019
We evaluate the best bike pumps for both road and mountain biking through a series of rigorous accuracy and ease of use tests.

How We Tested for The Best Bike Pumps of 2019
We evaluate the best bike pumps for both road and mountain biking through a series of rigorous accuracy and ease of use tests.

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Bike Pumps of 2019
We evaluate the best bike pumps for both road and mountain biking through a series of rigorous accuracy and ease of use tests.

Compare Competitors for The Best Bike Pumps of 2019
We evaluate the best bike pumps for both road and mountain biking through a series of rigorous accuracy and ease of use tests.

Bontrager TLR Flash Charger
When this pump came on the scene, it was a game-changer. With tubeless tires quickly becoming the norm, the ability to seat a tubeless tire bead onto a rim...

Lezyne Steel Digital Drive
The Lezyne Steel Digital Drive was the only pump in our test featuring a digital pressure gauge. It was one of the most accurate contenders, with all of...

Lezyne Steel Floor Drive
Lezyne's Steel Floor Drive pump has a sleek, sexy look to it, simultaneously classic and modern, which screams quality. Aside from some moderate gauge...

Nashbar Earl Grey
Though this wasn't the most accurate of the pumps we tested, the Earl Grey was a strong contender for our Best Buy Award, eventually falling short to the...

Park Tool PFP-8
Our toolbox is filled with great quality bike tools from Park, but unfortunately this pump is headed to the landfill. One toss is all it took for the...

Serfas TCPG
For such a little pump, the value of the Serfas TCPG is huge. While we think spending a little bit more will get you a better quality pump, if you're...

Topeak JoeBlow Booster
The Joe Blow Booster is a dual-function pump that works as a regular floor pump and also aids in the installation of tubeless tires, replacing the need for...

Topeak JoeBlow Sport 2
The extremely popular Joe Blow Sport 2 offers reliable, affordable performance and was chosen as our Best Buy floor pump. With a mix of lightweight plastic...

The Best Bike Racks of 2019 for Hitches, Cars, and SUVs
Do you need a new rack to haul around your shiny new bi-wheeled fun wagon? We researched dozens of the most intriguing bike racks for your car, truck, or...

Choosing the Right Bike Rack for Your Car
With loads of options available, selecting a bike rack can be a daunting task. We have done the work for you, by wrapping up the most comprehensive...

Ratings for The Best Bike Racks of 2019 for Hitches, Cars, and SUVs
Do you need a new rack to haul around your shiny new bi-wheeled fun wagon? We researched dozens of the most intriguing bike racks for your car, truck, or...

How We Tested for The Best Bike Racks of 2019 for Hitches, Cars, and SUVs
Do you need a new rack to haul around your shiny new bi-wheeled fun wagon? We researched dozens of the most intriguing bike racks for your car, truck, or...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Bike Racks of 2019 for Hitches, Cars, and SUVs
Do you need a new rack to haul around your shiny new bi-wheeled fun wagon? We researched dozens of the most intriguing bike racks for your car, truck, or...

Compare Competitors for The Best Bike Racks of 2019 for Hitches, Cars, and SUVs
Do you need a new rack to haul around your shiny new bi-wheeled fun wagon? We researched dozens of the most intriguing bike racks for your car, truck, or...

Allen Deluxe 2-Bike Trunk Carrier
For the price conscious consumer, the Allen Deluxe 2 is one of the most affordable racks on the market. The classic trunk mount design holds bikes by the...

Allen Deluxe 4-Bike Hitch Carrier
The Allen Deluxe 4 is an affordable arm style mount. It has no security features and it holds the bike via direct contact with the frame, making it a poor...

Kuat NV 2.0
The Kuat NV 2.0 is by far the best looking hitch rack on the market. Functionally it is similar to most of the other hitch racks we have tested, with a low...

Kuat Trio
The Kuat Trio puts a welcome spin on the classic fork mount roof rack design. Rather than needing axle adapters to carry your through axle bike, the Trio...

RockyMounts Jetline
The Jetline is a traditional fork mount roof rack with a low retail price compared to much of the competition. High quality coupled with affordability...

Saris Bones 2-Bike
The Saris Bones 2 is a trunk mount rack with a very adjustable design. It will fit most vehicles and is best suited to carrying road bikes or other bikes...

Saris Freedom 2-Bike
The Saris Freedom 2 has a convertible design that works with both 1.25" and 2" receivers. It has a hybrid design that uses trays to hold the bikes and a...

Thule Apex Swing 4-Bike
The Thule Apex Swing is a hitch mount rack with a pivoting arm that swings away from the vehicle to enhance vehicle access. It holds bikes by the frame as...

Thule Parkway 4-Bike
The Thule Parkway is a hitch mount rack that similar in design to the Allen Deluxe 4. The Parkway tilts down to allow access to the rear of your vehicle....

Thule T2 Classic
The Thule T2 Classic is the working man's alternative to our Editors Choice Thule T2 Pro XT. As the name implies, this rack has been around for a long...

Thule T2 Pro XT
Winner of our Editors' Choice Award, this model sets the standard by which all other hitch racks are measured. We loved its features like a remote tilt...

Thule ThruRide
The ThruRide is Thule's answer to the Kuat Trio. The design allows it to carry a broad range of bikes regardless of axle type. Unfortunately, it falls...

Yakima ForkLift
The Yakima ForkLift is a fork mount roof rack that easily attaches to nearly every type of crossbar on the market. It is designed to carry any bike with a...

Yakima HoldUp
The Yakima HoldUp is the older and less refined tray-style hitch mount rack in the Yakima line up. It holds bikes in the same manner as other tray-style...

The Best Bike Saddles of 2019
After spending countless hours grinding away the miles in the top bike saddles on the market, we identified the best models to meet your specific riding...

How to Choose a Bike Saddle
With hundreds of saddles on the market to choose from, and no shortage of marketing hype, selecting a saddle can be a daunting task. Here we have a few...

Ratings for The Best Bike Saddles of 2019
After spending countless hours grinding away the miles in the top bike saddles on the market, we identified the best models to meet your specific riding...

How We Tested for The Best Bike Saddles of 2019
After spending countless hours grinding away the miles in the top bike saddles on the market, we identified the best models to meet your specific riding...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Bike Saddles of 2019
After spending countless hours grinding away the miles in the top bike saddles on the market, we identified the best models to meet your specific riding...

Compare Competitors for The Best Bike Saddles of 2019
After spending countless hours grinding away the miles in the top bike saddles on the market, we identified the best models to meet your specific riding...

Brooks Cambium C15
Bridging the gap between classic Brooks saddles and more modern designs and materials, this model provides a unique design and feel.

Brooks England B-17
A truly beautiful saddle with classic style and top-quality craftsmanship that has been around for well over 100 years.

Fabric Scoop
This high performing saddle offers lightweight comfort that and a sleek profile that road-racing folks will appreciate.

Fizik Aliante
The Fizik Aliante is a comfortable saddle that offers enough performance to satisfy all but the most dedicated racers. Padding is more substantial than the...

Fizik Arione
Stiff, lightweight, and ready to race, the Arione is a high-performer with a solid, high-quality build.

Fizik Monte Manganese
The Fizik Monte Manganese is the winner of our Top Pick Award for Enduro Saddles. With the huge increase in popularity of enduro racing, many saddle...

Planet Bike ARS Anatomic Relief
The Planet Bike ARS is a comfort-oriented saddle best suited to use on a cruiser or commuter bike. Thick padding and a full anatomical cut out offer...

Selle Italia Flite Gel Flow
The Flite Gel Flow is an excellent choice for the rider who has narrow sit bones and likes a lot of padding and an anatomical cutout. It is lightweight...

Selle SMP Extra
When we first pulled the Selle SMP Extra out of the box we had our reservations. The radical shape is unique, and the length of the cutout made us question...

Serfas E-Gel Cruiser
With loads of thick gel padding and an ultra-wide seating platform, this saddle certainly is true to its name and is made for cruising.

Specialized Phenom Expert
Our Editors' Choice Award winner smoked the competition in comfort without adding excess weight. You get incredible power transfer and great adjustability...

Specialized Power Expert
A comfortable high-performance road saddle with a speed-oriented design and a unique look.

WTB High Tail Pro
An enduro-specific saddle designed to prevent tire-to-saddle contact on long-travel bikes.

WTB Pure
The Wilderness Trail Bikes Pure Race is great saddle for gravity-oriented riding such as downhill and super-d. It is reasonably comfortable for short...

WTB Rocket
The Rocket is a narrow, firm saddle that favors the smaller rider. Most of our testers found it to be too narrow, but liked the firm padding and excellent...

WTB Speed Comp
Our two-time Best Buy Award winner balances comfort and performance in an incredibly affordable package.

The Best Bike Shorts and Bibs of 2019
After weeks of riding, testing, and reviewing the best bike shorts on the market today, OGL has boiled it down to 12 of the top competitors for deep dives...

How to Choose the Right Men's Bike Shorts for Road Biking
Trying to figure out what you need in a new pair of shorts? Trying to figure out if you even need bike shorts? We spent weeks digging into the details of...

Ratings for The Best Bike Shorts and Bibs of 2019
After weeks of riding, testing, and reviewing the best bike shorts on the market today, OGL has boiled it down to 12 of the top competitors for deep dives...

How We Tested for The Best Bike Shorts and Bibs of 2019
After weeks of riding, testing, and reviewing the best bike shorts on the market today, OGL has boiled it down to 12 of the top competitors for deep dives...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Bike Shorts and Bibs of 2019
After weeks of riding, testing, and reviewing the best bike shorts on the market today, OGL has boiled it down to 12 of the top competitors for deep dives...

Compare Competitors for The Best Bike Shorts and Bibs of 2019
After weeks of riding, testing, and reviewing the best bike shorts on the market today, OGL has boiled it down to 12 of the top competitors for deep dives...

The Best Bike Trailers of 2019
Looking for more fun outdoor adventures with the kids? We tested 10 of the most popular bike trailers on the market to help you decide which is best for...

How to Choose a Bike Trailer for Your Child
We'll guide you through what to consider when deciding which bike trailer is best for you and your family.

Ratings for The Best Bike Trailers of 2019
Looking for more fun outdoor adventures with the kids? We tested 10 of the most popular bike trailers on the market to help you decide which is best for...

How We Tested for The Best Bike Trailers of 2019
Looking for more fun outdoor adventures with the kids? We tested 10 of the most popular bike trailers on the market to help you decide which is best for...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Bike Trailers of 2019
Looking for more fun outdoor adventures with the kids? We tested 10 of the most popular bike trailers on the market to help you decide which is best for...

Compare Competitors for The Best Bike Trailers of 2019
Looking for more fun outdoor adventures with the kids? We tested 10 of the most popular bike trailers on the market to help you decide which is best for...

Burley Bee
We love the Burley Bee! This comfortable, light, user-friendly trailer consistently outperforms its low price point.

Burley D'Lite
The D'Lite is a top-notch bike trailer, and its outstanding performance rolled it to the front of the pack to earn our Editors' Choice award.

Weehoo iGo Turbo
The Weehoo iGo Turbo is a pedal style trailer that allows your child the ability to contribute to the ride or to sit and enjoy the scenery. Our testing on...

WeeRide Co-Pilot
The WeeRide Co-Pilot is a pedal style bicycle trailer which gives the child riding it the option of pedaling or just hanging on for the ride. The Co-Pilot...

The Best Bike Work Stands of 2019
Whether you're an avid rider or an aspiring home mechanic, a quality bike work stand is an essential piece of equipment for everything from routine...

How to Choose A Bike Work Stand
Here's Why You Want a Bike Work Stand Let us guess. You landed on this page because you just tried to fix that annoying creak coming from the bottom...

Ratings for The Best Bike Work Stands of 2019
Whether you're an avid rider or an aspiring home mechanic, a quality bike work stand is an essential piece of equipment for everything from routine...

How We Tested for The Best Bike Work Stands of 2019
Whether you're an avid rider or an aspiring home mechanic, a quality bike work stand is an essential piece of equipment for everything from routine...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Bike Work Stands of 2019
Whether you're an avid rider or an aspiring home mechanic, a quality bike work stand is an essential piece of equipment for everything from routine...

Compare Competitors for The Best Bike Work Stands of 2019
Whether you're an avid rider or an aspiring home mechanic, a quality bike work stand is an essential piece of equipment for everything from routine...

Feedback Sports Classic
Our previous Editor's Choice Award-winner, the Classic is lightweight, compact, stable, and user-friendly. With easy setup, take down, durable metal parts...

Feedback Sports Sprint
Feedback Sports has created a high quality, well designed product in their Sprint work stand. The only axle/bottom bracket style stand in our test is a...

Park Tool PCS-10
Park Tool has done a wonderful job of marketing, primarily with their unique and easily recognizable blue color that graces their full line of tools...

Park Tool PRS-20
This stand is a solid choice if you're looking for something that will allow you to service your bike, but don't want a clamping style stand. This stand...

Topeak PrepStand Pro
Topeak is known for producing a wide range of quality bike tools, accessories, and storage and repair stands, and their Prepstand Pro took home our Top...

The Best Binoculars of 2019 for Birding and Hiking
What are the best binoculars? We took 17 different models through rigorous testing in the outdoors to find out. We went birding at Tule Lake National...

How To Choose Binoculars For Your Needs and Budget
Binoculars are probably the world's most used optical instrument. That's not to say that telescopes don't have their place, but binoculars are king...

Ratings for The Best Binoculars of 2019 for Birding and Hiking
What are the best binoculars? We took 17 different models through rigorous testing in the outdoors to find out. We went birding at Tule Lake National...

How We Tested for The Best Binoculars of 2019 for Birding and Hiking
What are the best binoculars? We took 17 different models through rigorous testing in the outdoors to find out. We went birding at Tule Lake National...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Binoculars of 2019 for Birding and Hiking
What are the best binoculars? We took 17 different models through rigorous testing in the outdoors to find out. We went birding at Tule Lake National...

Compare Competitors for The Best Binoculars of 2019 for Birding and Hiking
What are the best binoculars? We took 17 different models through rigorous testing in the outdoors to find out. We went birding at Tule Lake National...

Celestron SkyMaster DX 9x63
If you want a telescope but don't have the budget for one, the SkyMaster DX 9x63 is a perfect alternative. It soaks up plenty of light, so you can see...

Leica 10x25 Ultravid BCR
As Leica says on their website, this pair of binoculars is "the reference standard". These are the compact binoculars that everyone compares other compact...

Nikon Monarch 5 8x56
Offering incredibly low light performance at the expense of portability, the Nikon Monarch 5 is good for stargazing and looking at crepuscular critters...

Nikon Monarch 7 ATB 10x42
With good clarity and brightness, the Monarch 7 can definitely up the quality of your next wildlife walk. However, it isn't quite as good as the Vortex...

Steiner Predator 8x42
Offering average quality at an average price, there are definitely better deals to be found than the Steiner Predator. If you're looking for a budget pair

Swarovski EL 8.5x42
Crystal lenses and thoughtful design touches make the Swarovski EL the best binos you can buy. If you want the absolute best, these are the binos for you.

Vanguard Endeavor ED II 10x42
The Endeavor ED II builds upon on the successful foundation of the award winning Endeavor ED binoculars, bringing Vanguard Optics to another level. There...

Vortex Diamondback 8x28
For those looking for an inexpensive and portable pair of bins, the Vortex Diamondback mostly fits the bill. However, the small lenses do produce dim images

Vortex Viper HD 8x42
Hitting a near perfect balance between price and quality, the Vortex Viper is a great pair of bins for enthusiastic wildlife watchers that don't want to...

Zeiss Terra ED 8x32
Zeiss says that the Terra ED 8x32 is the perfect companion for great adventures in nature. It does have the best field of view in our test. This Zeiss...

The Best Bivy Sacks of 2019
What is the best bivy sack? Throughout the past few years, we have traveled near and far with a pack full of bivys to determine which are worth their...

How To Choose a Bivy Sack
How to choose the best bivy sack? While the idea of zipping yourself up inside a nylon sack for the night might seem daunting or uncomfortable, the...

Ratings for The Best Bivy Sacks of 2019
What is the best bivy sack? Throughout the past few years, we have traveled near and far with a pack full of bivys to determine which are worth their...

How We Tested for The Best Bivy Sacks of 2019
What is the best bivy sack? Throughout the past few years, we have traveled near and far with a pack full of bivys to determine which are worth their...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Bivy Sacks of 2019
What is the best bivy sack? Throughout the past few years, we have traveled near and far with a pack full of bivys to determine which are worth their...

Compare Competitors for The Best Bivy Sacks of 2019
What is the best bivy sack? Throughout the past few years, we have traveled near and far with a pack full of bivys to determine which are worth their...

Black Diamond Big Wall Hooped Bivy
Which bivy sack is designed for climbers? The rigors of a big wall or alpine climb place unique stresses on gear, and the Black Diamond Big Wall Hooped...

MSR AC Bivy
There are so many bivy sacks to choose from on the market and many specialty products, yet what to choose for versatility? Where weight and space are at a...

Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy
If you're looking for an alpine bivy with superior protection, this is the one for you. 2019 saw some significant weight loss for the OR Alpine Bivy and a...

Outdoor Research Bug Bivy
What is the best way to camp out in the open while still avoiding nasty bugs? The OR Bug Bivy stands out from the other products in this review, trading a...

The Best Bouldering Crash Pad Review
Looking for a new pad? This review examines the best 10 models on the market to help you find the right model for your needs and environment. Our expert...

How to Choose a Bouldering Crash Pad
Most folks want the protection of a pad to land on when bouldering, but choosing which one can be daunting. This article helps you identify

Ratings for The Best Bouldering Crash Pad Review
Looking for a new pad? This review examines the best 10 models on the market to help you find the right model for your needs and environment. Our expert...

How We Tested for The Best Bouldering Crash Pad Review
Looking for a new pad? This review examines the best 10 models on the market to help you find the right model for your needs and environment. Our expert...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Bouldering Crash Pad Review
Looking for a new pad? This review examines the best 10 models on the market to help you find the right model for your needs and environment. Our expert...

Compare Competitors for The Best Bouldering Crash Pad Review
Looking for a new pad? This review examines the best 10 models on the market to help you find the right model for your needs and environment. Our expert...

Black Diamond Drop Zone
A quality crash pad that performs well in cushioning shorter falls and includes some handy features. It's not cheap for what you get, though

Black Diamond Impact
This is a simple and small pad at an attractive price.

Black Diamond Mondo Pad
If you’re looking to cover a large area and don’t want to compromise on features then the Mondo is a great option. With the second largest surface area...

Mad Rock Mad Pad
If you want a crash pad to cushion falls and don’t need any frills then the Mad Rock Mad Pad will not let you down. It has some of the thickest foam of...

Mad Rock R3
The best pad we tested for conforming to lumpy landings and for packing gear. It is also one of the best pads for steep low-ball falls on your backside...

Mad Rock Triple Mad Pad
The least expensive of all the big crash pads we tested and comes with a good set of features. It has a convenient strap and tri-fold design that turns it...

Metolius Recon
The Recon is a medium-to-large sized crash pad that is compactable and easy to carry, hence the name Recon. It was not one of our favorite pads, as we...

Petzl Alto
This is a great pad, with great foam for falls and some convenient features and design attributes. It's also expensive compared to the

Organic Big Pad
This is our favorite custom order big pad due to its high quality custom craftsmanship. Our favorite pad available from retailers is the Black Diamond Drop...

The Best Camping Chairs of 2019
When choosing the best camping chair, we have a lot of demands. It must be portable and last through lots of use and abuse just like our other gear, but...

How to Choose a Camping Chair
When most people think of a camping chair, they picture a simple fabric chair that is portable and easy to set-up. But portability and ease of set-up are...

Ratings for The Best Camping Chairs of 2019
When choosing the best camping chair, we have a lot of demands. It must be portable and last through lots of use and abuse just like our other gear, but...

How We Tested for The Best Camping Chairs of 2019
When choosing the best camping chair, we have a lot of demands. It must be portable and last through lots of use and abuse just like our other gear, but...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Camping Chairs of 2019
When choosing the best camping chair, we have a lot of demands. It must be portable and last through lots of use and abuse just like our other gear, but...

Compare Competitors for The Best Camping Chairs of 2019
When choosing the best camping chair, we have a lot of demands. It must be portable and last through lots of use and abuse just like our other gear, but...

Alite Mantis
This model has a roomy seat and low weight, yet a few factors kept us from loving it. Call us judgmental, but a $120 camping chair better offer top-shelf...

ALPS Mountaineering King Kong
This chair is one of the most comfortable, durable, sturdy, and easy to use models tested. Awesome for campsites and ballparks, this...

Coleman Oversize Quad with Cooler
Versatile and inexpensive, this model has a few standout features, including a cooler built into the armrest and plenty of storage.

Eureka Curvy High-Back
Supreme comfort, sufficient ventilation, and supportive seating for hours on end are what you get with this chair. This large chair was a hit for...

Kijaro Dual Lock Folding Chair
The Kijaro locks into place, eliminating that seat sag so often associated with camping chairs. It also is our Top Pick for a Supportive Seat and is...

Sport-Brella Recliner
An umbrella, foot rest, coolers, and more features sound attractive, but the cheap quality of this model kept it from being useful.

Therm-a-Rest Treo
Cute and very packable are the most valuable aspects of this model, which proved to be too unstable to function as a great camping chair. It has been...

The Best Camping Coffee Makers
We drank enough coffee to fuel a revolution in order to find the best ways to brew when camping or backpacking. We compared options for any group size...

Advice on Buying Coffee Makers for Camping
Choosing the wrong coffee maker certainly won't result in someone getting lost, hurting themselves, or ending up with hypothermia. However, for many...

Ratings for The Best Camping Coffee Makers
We drank enough coffee to fuel a revolution in order to find the best ways to brew when camping or backpacking. We compared options for any group size...

How We Tested for The Best Camping Coffee Makers
We drank enough coffee to fuel a revolution in order to find the best ways to brew when camping or backpacking. We compared options for any group size...


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