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The North Face Chilkat 400
This is one of our highest scoring winter boots and a perennial favorite in our winter boot test. This versatile, high-performance model delivers...

The North Face Ultra Endurance
The Ultra Endurance is an above average shoe that is best recognized for its firm underfoot protection and stable platform. It is great as an everyday...

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...

La Sportiva Tarantula
If you're new to rock climbing and looking for a comfortable shoe to learn on, this could be the one. The Tarantula is affordable and makes a great gym...

Petzl Attache
If you could only buy one single locker and expect it to perform equally as well for every conceivable application, the Petzl Attache would be the one you...

Reebok Nano 7.0
The Reebok Nano 7 emphasizes weightlifting performance over running, sensitivity, and comfort.

Reebok Nano 7.0
The Reebok Nano 7 emphasizes weightlifting performance over running, sensitivity, and comfort.

totes Auto Open Wooden
This umbrella wins our Top Pick for Classic Design. It is not as versatile due to its large size, but it gains significant ground for its generous canopy...

totes Auto Open Wooden
This umbrella wins our Top Pick for Classic Design. It is not as versatile due to its large size, but it gains significant ground for its generous canopy...

Arc'teryx Alpha FL - Women's
The Arc'teryx Alpha FL -- Women's is the female version of the Acteryx Alpha FL which we covered with a full review and that won our Editors' Choice Award...

Columbia Sunbreeze
No matter how much style each reviewer thought the Columbia Sunbreeze did or did not have, as soon as they slipped on these bad boys, they all lightened up...

Gregory Alpinisto 50
The Gregory Alpinisto 50 is a comfortable pack with features that could have been better. The ice tool attachments (a basic feature on a mountaineering...

Gregory Contour 60
The Gregory Contour 60 scores extremely well as a general purpose backpack. It is comparatively light, extremely well featured, and offers a multitude of...

La Sportiva FC ECO 3.0 GTX - Women's
La Sportiva is a reputable footwear brand name for trail running shoes, climbing shoes, hiking and mountaineering boots. The FC ECO 3.0 GTX uphold the...

Metolius Big Wall Gear Sling
This is one of the few gear slings to have an insulated pouch for a hydration system. This is handy if you don't mind using a very small hydration bladder...

Vasque Breeze GTX - Women's
The Vasque Breeze is a supportive and athletically built mid-weight hiker that can be purchased with a waterproof membrane or without, and in regular or...

Outdoor Research Lodestar Jacket
The Lodestar is a premium fleece insulated jacket for ice and done-in-a-day alpine climbs. It uses Polartec Powershield Pro and two weights of high loft...

Nike Miler Short Sleeve - Women's
It could be argued that Nike is over priced, and that you really end up just paying for the brand name. I found the two Nike tops we tested to both be more...

Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover - Men's
The Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover is a great light insulated jacket made of a synthetic fiber called PrimaLoft®. It packs down small and can fit just about...

North Face Catalyst Jacket - Women's
The Catalyst Jacket has been discontinued. The current Editors' Choice award winner is the Mountain Hardwear Hooded Ghost Whisperer. Also check out the...

Arc'teryx Covert Cardigan - Women's
A great urban, general use of women's fleece jacket. It is warm yet relatively breathable and looks very stylish.

Princeton Tec Quad
The Quad is easy to use and has a solid close proximity score but otherwise did not stand out in our tests. It is nearly identical in size, weight and cost...

Nunatak Arc Alpinist
The Arc Alpinist is one of the highest performance and most versatile sleeping bags we've tested. However, ordering it is not very convenient, since it is...

Mountain Hardwear Alcove Jacket - Men's
The Mountain Hardwear Alcove Jacket has been discontinued. To see how all of the insulated jackets compare, check out The Best Insulated Jacket Review....

Gregory Alpinisto 50
The Gregory Alpinisto 50 is a comfortable pack with features that could have been better. The ice tool attachments (a basic feature on a mountaineering...

Merrell Pure Glove
This model walks the line that separates a standard running pair and a full-on barefoot shoe. It doesn't feel like a unique running experience as the other..

Vibram FiveFingers Bikila - Women's
This is the FiveFingers model that was built for running on pavement. The sole is more robust than other FiveFinger models, plus the insole is

Mountain Hardwear Crimper
*This was not our favorite pack so it is no surprise to use that it's now discontinued. See the reviews for our award winning packs the Editors' Choice...

The North Face Apex Bionic 2
Popular thanks to its coziness, ability to block wind, and warmth, it breathes better than a hardshell. During our waterfall test, the ClimateBlock...

Pivot Mach 6 X01 2016
Pivot's 2016 Mach 6 performs below expectations due to a tricky fit and overly narrow rims. As a result, this was the least confident bike in out 2016...

REI Fleet T Shirt - Women's
No offense is meant when I call the Fleet the less cool sister to the Nike Miler Short Sleeve - Women's. As with all siblings, there are strengths and...

Moving Comfort Endurance
Overall, Moving Comfort is a reputable company with good active wear pieces. In the case of the Endurance top, the real shortfall comes with the...

North Face GTD Crew Shirt - Women's
While it is not the most durable or the most lightweight active base layer out there, the North Face GTD is a great investment if you want a top that is...

Tingley General Purpose Knee Boot
If there is an odd product out in this review, it's the Tingley General Purpose Knee rain boot. None of the boots we tested really compares to this one...

Fritschi Vipec EVO 12
The Fritschi Vipec is an excellent all-around touring binding that impressed our testers with its downhill performance, slick transitioning prowess, and...

Deuter Aircontact Lite 65+10
A solid and durable backpacking pack, this slightly lighter-than-average model is a strong contender and a great value.

Cypher Huevo
Cypher Huevos are a great option for climbers looking for a good price on dependable nuts. Huevos are identical to Omega Pacific Wedgies Omega Pacific...

Coleman Triton Plus
A fine specimen with a decent price tag, this stove gets the job done. If your summers involve just a few casual camping trips, this is a reliable and...

Fritschi Vipec EVO 12
The Fritschi Vipec is an excellent all-around touring binding that impressed our testers with its downhill performance, slick transitioning prowess, and...

Coleman Triton Plus
A fine specimen with a decent price tag, this stove gets the job done. If your summers involve just a few casual camping trips, this is a reliable and...

Cypher Huevo
Cypher Huevos are a great option for climbers looking for a good price on dependable nuts. Huevos are identical to Omega Pacific Wedgies Omega Pacific...

Deuter Rack Pack Grocery Pannier
The Deuter Rack Pack Grocery Pannier excels for being just so easy get on and off the bike and for having a large volume. It uses just three hooks (two on...

Esprit Alpine Personal Escape Rope
Committing routes often dictate a need for two ropes to facilitate longer rappels on the descent or retreat. A route's characteristics and the tactics...

The Best Haul Bags for Big Wall Climbing
We compare some of the best haul bag options to find you the right one for any size and style wall climb.

The North Face Paramount Trail Convertible
This solidly-performing pant is an affordable convertible option. Its versatility, durability and weather resistance make it a good choice for cool weather...

The North Face Paramount Trail Convertible
This solidly-performing pant is an affordable convertible option. Its versatility, durability and weather resistance make it a good choice for cool weather...

The North Face Arctic Parka II
Being outside in stormy conditions won't be a problem in this bomber waterproof jacket. Insulated with 550-fill-goose down this jacket kept us warm when we...

The North Face Metropolis Parka II
A warm winter jacket that reached almost all the way past our knees. The extra length made all the difference when temperatures started to drop below...

The North Face Metropolis Parka II
A warm winter jacket that reached almost all the way past our knees. The extra length made all the difference when temperatures started to drop below...

The North Face Arctic Parka II
Being outside in stormy conditions won't be a problem in this bomber waterproof jacket. Insulated with 550-fill-goose down this jacket kept us warm when we...

The North Face Aconcagua Jacket - Women's
The Aconcagua is warm and weather resistant, but very heavy and bulky. It is a great jacket for urban adventures if you like the style. But it is minimally...

The North Face Aconcagua Jacket - Women's
The Aconcagua is warm and weather resistant, but very heavy and bulky. It is a great jacket for urban adventures if you like the style. But it is minimally...

Black Diamond ATC
Unless you started climbing only within the last several years, chances are you've owned a Black Diamond ATC belay device. This is the archetypical manual...

Black Diamond Pipe Dream
The most unique of all the crag packs we reviewed is the Black Diamond Pipe Dream. Designed as a slimmed down version of a crash pad, this pack can carry...

Casio Pathfinder PAG240-1
The Pathfinder PAG240-1 is a popular and fully featured altimeter watch. It is relatively easy to use, has nicely labeled buttons, a killer back light and...

CEP Progressive+ 2.0 - Women's
Our testers loved the CEP Progressive+ 2.0 for its great performance (and its fun colors). Scoring just a few points below the Zensah Tech+ Compression -...

Coleman Dunnock
The Coleman Dunnock is a very simple rectangular camping bag. Its wide dimensions make it nice and roomy inside, but there is little to lead us to...

Feathered Friends Hyperion
The Feathered Friends Hyperion is a very light down jacket from a company that has proven its quality when it comes to down. However, ordering it is not...

Keen Voyageur Mid - Women's
The Keen Voyageur Mid women's hiking shoe is the slightly heavier duty version of the Keen Voyageur, about which we did a complete review. Neither one is...

Mad Rock M5
The most unique thing about the M5 (Mugen 5) is that for the first time in Mad Rock history, their concave sole features a flat sole design. The flat sole...

Mad Rock M5
The most unique thing about the M5 (Mugen 5) is that for the first time in Mad Rock history, their concave sole features a flat sole design. The flat sole...

Marmot Gravity
The Marmot Gravity Jacket prioritizes weather protection over breathability. This non-hooded model is lined with a light fleece and works adequately for...

Marmot Njord Down
The Marmot Njord Down jacket is a well-insulated trench coat with urban appeal. This is one of the "dressiest" offerings in this review, featuring a long...

Merrell Azura - Women's
As if we needed another reason to love Merrell's quality hiking footwear. The Azura represents a marriage of our Best Buy awarded Merrell Siren Sport 2 -...

Metolius Adjustable Gear Sling
The Metolius Adjustable Gear Sling is currently my favorite gear sling. It is comfortable, the plastic-encased webbing is easy to clip biners to and the...

Metolius Mega 50 pack
The Metolius Mega 50 pack is one of the most common and well known sets of holds for a home wall. It's been around forever, which in this case is not the...

Mountain Hardwear Alchemy Hooded Jacket - Women's
Of all the uses for a softshell jacket, ice climbing is one of the most specialized applications. This activity requires bouts of moving fast, working...

Outdoor Research Incandescent
The Outdoor Research Incandescent is a smartly featured light parka. In our experience, it proved to be an excellent ice climbing belay parka. At 17.9 oz...

Salewa Mountain Trainer Mid GTX
This boot looks like it means business, and in some areas, it really delivers. Designed with alpine approaches in mind, it is more at home scrambling...

Salomon Comet 3D GTX - Women's
The Salomon Comet 3D have the most aggressive tread of any women's hiking boots that we reviewed. A varied tread pattern paired with deep lugged soles...

Sanuk Yogi 4 Sandal
The Sanuk Yogi 4 is a great buy, and we would recommend it to those looking for a purely relaxing sandal. It is durable for all its simplicity, but offers...

Sanuk Yogi 4 Sandal
The Sanuk Yogi 4 is a great buy, and we would recommend it to those looking for a purely relaxing sandal. It is durable for all its simplicity, but offers...

Scarpa Crux - Women's
The Scarpa Crux is a great all-around approach shoe which scored close to our Editors' Choice and Best Buy award winners, the Five Ten Guide Tennie -...

Serfas FP-200
A cool-looking, long-lasting, and easy-to-use pump, the Serfas FP-200 comes in with high marks across the board. As with our other single head floor...

Teva Hurricane XLT - Women's
After three months of testing, we think the Teva Hurricane XLT might be in need of a more updated name, since it didn't really sweep us off our feet. It...

Timberland Chocorua Trail Mid GTX - Women's
The classic leather design of the Timberland Chocorua Trail GTX hiking boots is simple yet featured with one of the best lacing systems. These boots have...

Tower Xplorer
A humongous inflatable SUP, the Xplorer offers excellent stability, maneuverability, and overall performance. If you're willing to carry it to the water's...

Vibram FiveFingers KSO - Women's
The KSOs are a great FiveFinger option if you want an all-purpose shoe and you also regularly enjoy watersports. Of all the shoes we tested, this pair's...

Head Skis USA Venturi 95
The 2017 Venturi 95 is the narrowest of Head's "Flight Series"; we reviewed this ski in the 181cm length, and found it to be one of the most fun in the...

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...

Crazy Creek Original Chair
A time-tested crowd favorite. We loved its comfortable, sturdy design but found room to improve in its packing size and weight.

Western Mountaineering HighLite
Due to the short fit, shallow hood, and zipper that likes to come undone on its own, the awesomeness of having such a lightweight was somewhat nullified…

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...

Metolius Master Cam
The Metolius Master Cam is not only one the best small camming devices for the money, it is one of the best smaller s.l.c.d.'s (spring loaded camming...

Wild Country Technical Friend
Based on the original Friend, Wild Country's Technical Friends features solid construction and a classic design. These cams have been around forever and...

GSI JavaMill
For a compact grinder that will assure you always have fresh ground coffee while on the road, the GSI JavaMill is a great option that some of our testers...

Coleman PerfectFlow InstaStart 2-Burner
The Coleman PerfectFlow InstaStart 2-Burner Stove is much the same as the PerfectFlow 2-Burner Stove, about which we did a full review. The first (and...

Black Diamond Positron
The Black Diamond Positron Screwgate is a run of the mill lightweight and compact locker that is reasonably affordable, fairly small, and relatively light...

Delsey Helium Shadow 2 21
A four-wheeled, hard-sided carry-on bag, the 21" Delsey Helium Shadow 2.0 put up a good fight for our Top Pick Award. It is comparable in capacity, style...

Osprey Ozone Wheeled 22
The Osprey Ozone Wheeled 22 is somewhat like a small backpack on wheels. It has the technical looks and quality construction that Osprey puts into their...

REI Wheely Beast 22
The REI Wheely Beast 22 is a cross between a duffel bag and a carry-on. It's received an update since our last review; it no longer has duffel-bag style...

REI Wheely Beast 22
The REI Wheely Beast 22 is a cross between a duffel bag and a carry-on. It's received an update since our last review; it no longer has duffel-bag style...

Travelpro Maxlite 4 25"
Winner of our Best Buy Award, the Maxlite 4 features smart refinements to traditional features and a reasonably styled lightweight package at an...

Metolius Belay Glove
Metolius full fingered Belay Glove is a great all-around belay glove. It is durable and, after you break it in, it offers good dexterity for a cowhide...

Black Diamond Chaos
The BD Chaos is one of the better harnesses in this review, with a comfortable design and simple feature set, but also comes at a high price point…

Petzl Sama
As the Best Overall Climbing Harness, it combines excellent comfort and fit with a feature set that won’t hold you back, regardless of discipline.

Black Diamond Primrose
An older version of the Black Diamond Primrose won our Best Buy award in our first women's harness review, and the latest iteration of this harness won it...

The Best Climbing Nuts and Stoppers
We tested for bomber placement in a variety of cracks. We compared how easy each climbing nut was to clean and its overall durability. We performed...

BlueWater Ropes Lightning Pro
The BlueWater Ropes Lightning Pro 9.7 mm is an affordable rope that's easy to clip and feed through a belay device. It's also lightweight for the size.

Scarpa Instinct VS
This shoe is a stiff edging monster. Out of the box, supportive and ready to rumble on small edges and crystals found on technical granite faces. After...

The North Face Aconcagua Jacket - Women's
The Aconcagua is warm and weather resistant, but very heavy and bulky. It is a great jacket for urban adventures if you like the style. But it is minimally...

Ibis Mojo HD3 X01 2016
The Mojo HD3 is lively and capable on all aspects of singletrack. While it's not the fastest or most confident enduro bike we've ridden, it's one of the...

Jawbone Up Move
Jawbone’s UP Move collects what we consider to be the full suite of standard pedometer data, but lacks the on-device screen.

Jawbone Up Move
Jawbone’s UP Move collects what we consider to be the full suite of standard pedometer data, but lacks the on-device screen.

Marmot Reactor
The Reactor is the fleece for the dirtbag adventurer who needs a warm mid-layer without all the bells and whistles. Though this fleece is nearly half the...

Columbia Steens Mountain 2
The cheapest contender in our review, the Steens costs $60 and kept our testers toasty. There are better models out there that offer a higher

The North Face Apex Bionic 2
Popular thanks to its coziness, ability to block wind, and warmth, it breathes better than a hardshell. During our waterfall test, the ClimateBlock...

Chaco Flip EcoTread
The Chaco Flip Eco is one of our all-time favorite flip-flops. Low-key, rugged, and comfortable, these flops get our Best Buy award season after season...

Olukai Ohana
The Olukai Ohana receives our Editors' Choice award once again for its perfect balance of comfort, durability, and style. Even the Chaco fans among us had...

Rainbow Premier Leather
When you're into the Rainbow, it's the only flop for you. It's comfortable after the initial break in period, durable and classy.

Sanuk Yogi 4 Sandal
The Sanuk Yogi 4 is a great buy, and we would recommend it to those looking for a purely relaxing sandal. It is durable for all its simplicity, but offers...

Garmin Oregon 600t
The Garmin Oregon 600t is our Editors' Choice award winner for its stunning display, easy to use interface, and fast speed. Like a smartphone in function...

Asolo Fugitive
The Asolo Fugitive has been a popular midweight hiking boot for more than a decade, and for good reason. A relatively stiff midsole and forefoot paired up...

Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator
Want a solid hiker without spending a ton? The Ventilator provides great comfort straight away, coupled with bomber traction.

Smartwool PhD Outdoor Medium Crew
The PhD is a earns a notable mention for its high-performance and a fitted design. Its cozy fabrics are unrivaled by another other competitor and...

Patagonia Nano Puff Hoody
One of the popular classics, it has been around the block. This workhorse offers decent scores across the board

Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover - Men's
The Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover is a great light insulated jacket made of a synthetic fiber called PrimaLoft®. It packs down small and can fit just about...

Black Diamond Rocklock Screwgate
The Black Diamond Rocklock Screwgate offers the best value for a larger locking carabiner, and it sure is large! This plus sized locker can easily hold...

Western Mountaineering HighLite
Due to the short fit, shallow hood, and zipper that likes to come undone on its own, the awesomeness of having such a lightweight was somewhat nullified…

Olukai Ohana
The Olukai Ohana receives our Editors' Choice award once again for its perfect balance of comfort, durability, and style. Even the Chaco fans among us had...

Inov-8 F-Lite 235 V2
The 235 V2 is still a minimalist shoe that allows your foot some more natural movement. They are narrow and very light for any jumping. Slippery on the...

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...

Marmot Pinnacle
The Pinnacle is a warm, comfortable, and fully featured sleeping bag made with 800-fill down. The bag is warmer than most three-season bags (the category...

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

Mountain Hardwear Ultralamina 15
New Version Update: June 2015 The Mountain Hardwear Ultralamina has been replaced by the Mountain Hardwear Hyperlamina Flame. See below for a side-by-side...

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...

Therm-a-Rest ProLite Plus - Women's
Warmer than the male version, the ProLite Plus does well in almost every metric but is not exceptional in one.

Arc'teryx Venta SV
The Arc'teryx Vena SV is a fantastic softshell for downhill skiing and snowboarding, and general use in cold weather. This lightly insulated jacket is...

Mountain Hardwear Fairing Jacket
From the moment we put it on, the Mountain Hardwear Fairing Jacket became one of our favorite softshells for around town use. For just $120, you'll get a...

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...

The Best Camping Mattresses of 2019
Our search for the best camping mattress starts with sifting through 40 models and choosing the top 15 from the bunch, then putting them head-to-head...

Ratings for The Best Messenger Bags of 2019
What’s in your toolkit? With loads of messenger bags available today, all descendants of the same gear-hauling powerline worker’s tool bag, we'll get...

The Best Winter Jackets for Women
Are women's winter jackets on your shopping list? Testing 16 of the best jackets side-by-side, we look at some of the best options for winter. Through...

Brooks Cascadia 12 - Women's
The Brooks Cascadia 12 is a wonderful update for the Cascadia which has earned a strong reputation for its comfort and rugged versatility. This traditional...

Black Diamond Trail Pro Shock
The Black Diamond Trail Pro Shock is a higher end version of the Black Diamond Trail Back that offers shock absorbtion. It has solid features plus a nice...

Columbia Bugaboot Plus III Omni-Heat
Tall, light, and waterproof, the Bugaboot Plus III has 200g of synthetic insulation that uses a reflective liner that will keep your toes toasty.

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...

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

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

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

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Buying Advice 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...

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...

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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...

Buying Advice 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...

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.

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

How to Choose a Camping Tent
A car camping tent can be a serious investment, with prices ranging from the high $200s to over $600. That's quite a range for a category of tents with...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Camping Tents of 2019
We've researched and tested a full lineup of excellent, versatile family camping tents that will accommodate a few of your friends and family, all the gear...

Compare Competitors for The Best Camping Tents of 2019
We've researched and tested a full lineup of excellent, versatile family camping tents that will accommodate a few of your friends and family, all the gear...

How We Tested for The Best Camping Tents of 2019
We've researched and tested a full lineup of excellent, versatile family camping tents that will accommodate a few of your friends and family, all the gear...

Ratings for The Best Camping Tents of 2019
We've researched and tested a full lineup of excellent, versatile family camping tents that will accommodate a few of your friends and family, all the gear...

How to Choose Carry-on Luggage
A sturdy piece of carry-on luggage is an essential purchase for many of us. Whether we're travelling twice a month or twice a year, you always need...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Carry-On Luggage of 2019
Looking for your next piece of carry-on luggage? We bought and tested a fleet of carry-ons to help you find the right one for your packing habits and your...

Compare Competitors for The Best Carry-On Luggage of 2019
Looking for your next piece of carry-on luggage? We bought and tested a fleet of carry-ons to help you find the right one for your packing habits and your...

How We Tested for The Best Carry-On Luggage of 2019
Looking for your next piece of carry-on luggage? We bought and tested a fleet of carry-ons to help you find the right one for your packing habits and your...

Ratings for The Best Carry-On Luggage of 2019
Looking for your next piece of carry-on luggage? We bought and tested a fleet of carry-ons to help you find the right one for your packing habits and your...

The Hunt for the Best Headlamps
Need a headlamp? Our comprehensive review is here to help. We researched over 50 models before subjecting the best 27 to a gauntlet of hands-on...

How to Choose The Perfect Headlamp
How do you determine the right headlamp for you? After putting 27 top headlamps through a detailed side-by-side review over multiple years, we developed a...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Hunt for the Best Headlamps
Need a headlamp? Our comprehensive review is here to help. We researched over 50 models before subjecting the best 27 to a gauntlet of hands-on...

Compare Competitors for The Hunt for the Best Headlamps
Need a headlamp? Our comprehensive review is here to help. We researched over 50 models before subjecting the best 27 to a gauntlet of hands-on...

How We Tested for The Hunt for the Best Headlamps
Need a headlamp? Our comprehensive review is here to help. We researched over 50 models before subjecting the best 27 to a gauntlet of hands-on...

Ratings for The Hunt for the Best Headlamps
Need a headlamp? Our comprehensive review is here to help. We researched over 50 models before subjecting the best 27 to a gauntlet of hands-on...

How to Choose a Laptop Backpack
Looking for your next laptop backpack? We explore some key considerations to make in your search. Whether you need a bag that'll hold up in the rain or one...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Laptop Backpacks of 2019
Needing a new laptop backpack? We looked over 60 different products before choosing 11 to test side by side. We walked around the city, logged miles on a...

Compare Competitors for The Best Laptop Backpacks of 2019
Needing a new laptop backpack? We looked over 60 different products before choosing 11 to test side by side. We walked around the city, logged miles on a...

How We Tested for The Best Laptop Backpacks of 2019
Needing a new laptop backpack? We looked over 60 different products before choosing 11 to test side by side. We walked around the city, logged miles on a...

Ratings for The Best Laptop Backpacks of 2019
Needing a new laptop backpack? We looked over 60 different products before choosing 11 to test side by side. We walked around the city, logged miles on a...

The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
Navigating loads of bike industry jargon can get confusing. Within the wonderful world of trail bikes, there are plenty of sub-categories like...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
Navigating loads of bike industry jargon can get confusing. Within the wonderful world of trail bikes, there are plenty of sub-categories like...

Compare Competitors for The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
Navigating loads of bike industry jargon can get confusing. Within the wonderful world of trail bikes, there are plenty of sub-categories like...

How We Tested for The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
Navigating loads of bike industry jargon can get confusing. Within the wonderful world of trail bikes, there are plenty of sub-categories like...

Ratings for The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
Navigating loads of bike industry jargon can get confusing. Within the wonderful world of trail bikes, there are plenty of sub-categories like...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
Navigating loads of bike industry jargon can get confusing. Within the wonderful world of trail bikes, there are plenty of sub-categories like...

Compare Competitors for The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
Navigating loads of bike industry jargon can get confusing. Within the wonderful world of trail bikes, there are plenty of sub-categories like...

How We Tested for The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
Navigating loads of bike industry jargon can get confusing. Within the wonderful world of trail bikes, there are plenty of sub-categories like...

Ratings for The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
Navigating loads of bike industry jargon can get confusing. Within the wonderful world of trail bikes, there are plenty of sub-categories like...

How to Choose A Water Bottle
The number of options out there for water bottles can be overwhelming and even incapacitating. This article is here to help you sort through your options...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Water Bottles of 2019
We've been at it again, analyzing all aspects of the top 18 water bottles on the market to determine which water bottles are the best. For months we have...

Compare Competitors for The Best Water Bottles of 2019
We've been at it again, analyzing all aspects of the top 18 water bottles on the market to determine which water bottles are the best. For months we have...

How We Tested for The Best Water Bottles of 2019
We've been at it again, analyzing all aspects of the top 18 water bottles on the market to determine which water bottles are the best. For months we have...

Ratings for The Best Water Bottles of 2019
We've been at it again, analyzing all aspects of the top 18 water bottles on the market to determine which water bottles are the best. For months we have...

The Best Yoga Mats of 2019
Tired of your mat being a slip'n'slide? After researching over 60 models, we purchased 17 of the best for use in over 100 yoga classes. Whether you're a...

How to Choose a Yoga Mat
With so many different types of yoga mats out there, it can be confusing to find the perfect one for you and your style. In this article we'll break down...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Yoga Mats of 2019
Tired of your mat being a slip'n'slide? After researching over 60 models, we purchased 17 of the best for use in over 100 yoga classes. Whether you're a...

Compare Competitors for The Best Yoga Mats of 2019
Tired of your mat being a slip'n'slide? After researching over 60 models, we purchased 17 of the best for use in over 100 yoga classes. Whether you're a...

How We Tested for The Best Yoga Mats of 2019
Tired of your mat being a slip'n'slide? After researching over 60 models, we purchased 17 of the best for use in over 100 yoga classes. Whether you're a...

Ratings for The Best Yoga Mats of 2019
Tired of your mat being a slip'n'slide? After researching over 60 models, we purchased 17 of the best for use in over 100 yoga classes. Whether you're a...

Metolius Adjustable Gear Sling
The Metolius Adjustable Gear Sling is currently my favorite gear sling. It is comfortable, the plastic-encased webbing is easy to clip biners to and the...

The Best Big Wall Climbing Harness
We compare the best big wall harnesses on the market to find you the best option for your next Grade V or Grade VI wall.

La Sportiva Nepal Evo GTX
Walk the streets of Chamonix, France and you will see more pairs of La Sportiva Nepal Evo GTX than high heeled fur boots. That's because the local guides...

Dynafit Radical Boot
Dynafit went for an entry-level touring boot with this model. Our experts confirmed that the resulting product achieves this goal at a great price

Therm-a-Rest Trekker
The Thermarest Trekker was one of the most comfortable chairs in our review. For some, this is the ideal backpacking chair, especially if you already have...

La Sportiva Nepal Evo GTX
Walk the streets of Chamonix, France and you will see more pairs of La Sportiva Nepal Evo GTX than high heeled fur boots. That's because the local guides...

Coleman 2-Burner Classic Liquid Fuel
The Coleman Classic 2-Burner Stove and Dual Fuel 2-Burner Stove are nearly identical. The only real differences are that the Classic only burns white gas...

Coleman 2-Burner Classic Liquid Fuel
The Coleman Classic 2-Burner Stove and Dual Fuel 2-Burner Stove are nearly identical. The only real differences are that the Classic only burns white gas...

Feathered Friends Volant
With 850-fill down, fully baffled construction, and weight saving features, the Feathered Friends Volant Parka puts most other down parkas to shame. Since...

Feathered Friends Volant
With 850-fill down, fully baffled construction, and weight saving features, the Feathered Friends Volant Parka puts most other down parkas to shame. Since...

Feathered Friends Volant
With 850-fill down, fully baffled construction, and weight saving features, the Feathered Friends Volant Parka puts most other down parkas to shame. Since...

Feathered Friends Volant
With 850-fill down, fully baffled construction, and weight saving features, the Feathered Friends Volant Parka puts most other down parkas to shame. Since...

Helly Hansen Alpha 3.0
The best synthetic insulated jacket we tested. The only jackets that exceeded the performance of the Alpha are at least $100 more expensive and insulated...

Helly Hansen Alpha 3.0
The best synthetic insulated jacket we tested. The only jackets that exceeded the performance of the Alpha are at least $100 more expensive and insulated...

How to Select the Right Mountain Bike
Every year we research hundreds of mountain bikes and ride thousands of miles to test dozens of them head-to-head. This is how we help our friends buy a...

How to Select the Right Mountain Bike
Every year we research hundreds of mountain bikes and ride thousands of miles to test dozens of them head-to-head. This is how we help our friends buy a...

Arc'teryx Palisade Pant - Women's
The Arc'teryx Palisade Pant is cleverly designed and well thought out. The useful and comfort-adding features of the pant such as a chamois-lined waist...

ExOfficio Nomad Roll-Up Pant - Women's
As the lightest hiking pant in our review, the ExOfficio Nomad Roll-Up Pants are the ideal option for traveling light, whether in the backcountry or front...

Camp Chef Pro 60X
If your idea of a perfect camping trip is good food with a lot of people, then this is very likely an excellent choice for you. With a freestanding design...

Camp Chef Pro 60X
If your idea of a perfect camping trip is good food with a lot of people, then this is very likely an excellent choice for you. With a freestanding design...

Outdoor Research Interstellar
Surviving in the mountains in winter demands the dependable weather protection of a hardshell. Getting your hands on one, however, can require you shell...

Aqua Vessel Insulated Filtration Bottle
If you plan on some casual day hikes in the mountains and would like the option of refilling from a stream or mountain lake safely, the Aqua Vessel is a...

Black Diamond Offset Micro Stopper
The Black Diamond Offset Micro Stopper is the first tiny stopper we know of to seriously challenge the DMM Brass Offsets, which is our Editors' Choice...

Black Diamond Quicksilver
This biner has been discontinued. Check out our complete Carabiner Review to see what is the best. Strong and versatile at an affordable price, Black...

Black Diamond Quicksilver
This biner has been discontinued. Check out our complete Carabiner Review to see what is the best. Strong and versatile at an affordable price, Black...

Black Diamond Stone Glove
The Black Diamond Stone gloves offer a great combination of durability and dexterity by using many different layers of goat skin thicker at the high use...

Black Diamond Zodiac Gear Sling
The Black Diamond Zodiac Gear Sling is the lightest and least expensive big wall gear sling on the market. It has contoured shoulder straps that distribute...

Bushnell Legacy 8x42
The Bushnell Legacy shone in quite a few different categories during testing; it had the largest field of view of any binocular tested (430 feet/1000...

Celestron Cavalry 15x70
The Celestron Cavalry 15x70 is a giant, weighing over 3 pounds and reaching nearly a foot long. Its large size draws from Celestron's design to allow the...

Dynastar Cham High Mountain 107
The Dynastar Cham High Mountain 107 earned our Top Pick award for its incredible downhill skiing ability. Across the board, the downhill performance of the...

Evolv Predator
[tip]The Evolv Predator has been discontinued. The current Editors' Choice is the La Sportiva Katana Lace and the current highest scoring Evolv product is...

G3 Synapse Carbon 109
The G3 stands out for its reverse cambered construction and amazing poor snow performance. It also stands out with the only durability issue we had in our...

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Stuff Pack
The Stuff Pack could be the most versatile waterproof stuff sack on the planet. However, ordering it is not very convenient, since it is only available...

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Stuff Pack
The Stuff Pack could be the most versatile waterproof stuff sack on the planet. However, ordering it is not very convenient, since it is only available...

Kelty Light Year XP
The Kelty Light Year XP is a well-featured and inexpensive twenty-degree synthetic sleeping bag for backpacking in wet conditions. We recommend this bag if...

Kelty Light Year XP
The Kelty Light Year XP is a well-featured and inexpensive twenty-degree synthetic sleeping bag for backpacking in wet conditions. We recommend this bag if...

La Sportiva Mantis
[tip]Discontinued Product La Sportiva has discontinued the Mantis and replaced it with the La Sportiva Tarantula; the Mad Rock Flash 2.0 is also a velcro...

La Sportiva Mantis
[tip]Discontinued Product La Sportiva has discontinued the Mantis and replaced it with the La Sportiva Tarantula; the Mad Rock Flash 2.0 is also a velcro...

Magellan eXplorist 310
The Magellan eXplorist 310 is a budget, low performance entry-level GPS unit. Its cramped button configuration makes it difficult to operate efficiently...

Mammut Pro Cord
The Mammut Pro Cord has been discontinued. A comparable product that we recommend is the BlueWater 5mm Titan Cord. With that being said, please continue on...

Marmot Stride - Women's
The Marmot Stride - Women's is a classic piece that has been going strong for over a decade. It's wind resistant, repels a light rain and breathes well...

Marquette Backcountry Ski
The Marquette Backcountry Ski is a hybrid of a ski and a snowshoe. It's short (140cm) with a fishscale-like tread that grabs at the snow when going up hill...

Metolius Chalk Sock
The Metolius Chalk Sock is the least expensive chalk sock we know of. Most other chalk balls are $4 or more and the Bison Ball is $6. However, the fact...

Mountain Hardwear South Col 70
This is a more minimalist pack with features for alpine climbers and mountaineers and yet still an excellent option for backpackers and trekkers looking...

Mountain Hardwear SummitRocket 40
The Mountain Hardwear SummitRocket 40 is a very lightweight mid-capacity alpine pack at a reasonable price. Designed specifically for the weight conscious...

Organic Lunch Bag Chalk Bucket
The Organic Lunch Bag Chalk Bucket aims to kill two birds with one stone. First it stores and transports your chalk with a similar closure system to a "dry...

Ortovox F1
For better, or for worse in the winter of 2013/14 the old school Ortovox F1 has been discontinued. While the F1 is a tried and true analog single antenna...

Patagonia Ascensionist 40
The Ascensionist is an excellent all around, lightweight mountaineering pack for everything but long expeditions. This is a durable, versatile pack that is...

REI Crestrail 70
The Crestrail is one of the better packs we tested, especially for the price. It was the fourth highest rated pack and nearly got our Best Buy Award; it...

REI Minimalist
Is there a simple and lightweight bivy sack on the market that works well in three seasons but won't break the bank? The REI Minimalist Bivy is a high...

REI XR 8x25
The REI XR 8x25 is compact and lightweight enough to go just about anywhere and deliver decent imaging. The REI 8x25 are a good value for what you get, but...

So iLL Starter Kit Bolt-on 55
So iLL has made a name for themselves throughout the climbing community with their wacky advertisements and unorthodox climbing holds (think holds shaped...

SRM Powercontrol 7
The SRM Powercontrol 7 is an ANT+ enabled cycling computer that is widely used by professional cyclists. It has an unrivaled 4-times-per-second power...

The North Face FuseForm Brigandine 3L Jacket
The North Face calls their Fuseform Brigandine 3L a lightweight and low-profile jacket appropriate for activities such as skinning uphill. We would have to...

Therm-a-Rest Antares
We are excited by Therm-a-Rest's recent improvements to their sleeping bag line, of which the Antares is the crown jewel, but have not found that any of...

Titan Cord
The BlueWater ropes 5mm Titan Cord is constructed from Dyneema fiber and nylon which makes it strong and light. It is available in 6m (~20ft), 25m (82ft)...

Trango Skull Cap
This is one of the lightest climbing helmets available. According the the manufacturer stats, it is a few grams lighter than the Petzl Meteor III+...

Travelchair Slacker
The Slacker is great for those times when you need a quick seat. It's extremely easy to use and packs down small so storage space is not an issue. It's...

Travelchair Slacker
The Slacker is great for those times when you need a quick seat. It's extremely easy to use and packs down small so storage space is not an issue. It's...

Ushba Altai Titanium
This axe is 100 percent titanium (it will never rust or corrode) and is the lightest axe reviewed that comes with a fully functional spike. It is also by...

Vibram FiveFingers TrekSport - Women's
The TrekSport is the jack-of-all-trades barefoot shoe in the group we tested here, performing well in almost all situations. So well, in fact, that they...

Vibram Spyridon LS - Women's
The Spyridons are a trail-specific running shoe that give you unique protection from trail obstacles. These shoes received a previous award here at OGL...

Wild Country Rocks
In 1979 Mark Vallance created the first curved nut with three points of contact instead of the usual two points typical of other nut designs. Nearly all...

Wild Country Ropeman 3
Recall info from Wild Country: Wild Country Ropeman 3 Recall. Wild Country issued a voluntary recall for their Ropeman 3 ascender which although passing...

Zoic Prophet
The Prophet from Zoic is a skate and BMX-inspired shoe that has crossed over into mountain bike territory. Other shoes like the Giro Jacket and Five Ten...

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Teva Dozer 4
The Teva Dozer 4 offers a lightweight build, a low-volume design, and great traction. We consider it a solid choice for adventures.

Teva Dozer 4
The Teva Dozer 4 offers a lightweight build, a low-volume design, and great traction. We consider it a solid choice for adventures.

Mountain Hardwear Direttissima 50 OutDry
The Mountain Hardwear Direttissima 50 is the most durable pack in our test. It's also one of the heaviest. Our testers really would have liked to keep the...

Patagonia Ascensionist 40
The Ascensionist is an excellent all around, lightweight mountaineering pack for everything but long expeditions. This is a durable, versatile pack that is...

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...

Five Ten DAescent Men's
The Five Ten DAescent have been discontinued but are still available for a short time at some retailers. Check out a similar new version with dot tread and...

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...

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...

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...

Vibram FiveFingers Bikila
The Bikila is Vibram's road running FiveFinger model and our top choice for running on pavement. It has a thicker and more durable sole, thicker insole...

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...

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Black Diamond Cliffhanger
The Black Diamond Cliffhanger is the most classic hook design out there. The first hook widely used on Yosemite big walls was very similar to this. The...

Black Diamond Micro Stopper
The Black Diamond Micro Stopper were the most durable micro climbing nut we tested. The heads are made of hard and wear-resistant copper-infiltrated iron...

Black Diamond Speed 50
The Speed 50 is simple and streamlined, making it an easy choice for a broad range of mountaineering activities.

Black Diamond Yosemite Hammer
This is probably the best selling big wall hammer ever. It has a time-tested design that has gotten people up big walls from Yosemite to Baffin. It is the...

Moses Cam Hook
Once you get over the initial terror of cam hooks, they can be your best friend. They help you move quickly and are sometimes the only hammerless placement...

Coleman Grill Stove InstaStart
The Coleman Grill Stove is an innovative stove that combines a grill on one half and a single burner on the other. The main question is: do you want so...

Samsonite Winfield 2 20
We've tested several hard-sided, four-wheeled bags in our updated 2015 review and in the process we grew to love these sophisticated, lightweight pieces...

Timbuk2 Aviator Travel Backpack
The Timbuk2 Aviator Travel Backpack has an internal capacity of less than 30 liters and we think it's a great option for individuals who plan to check one...

Black Diamond Aspect Harness
The Black Diamond Aspect is a comfortable, four-season, all-purpose climbing harness designed to tackle everything from tough bolted lines to tricky...

CAMP Quartz CR3
The CAMP Quartz CR is a Rock Climbing Harness that has a ton of features; it's a true techie's harness. [tip]March 2015 If you find that...

Petzl Sum'Tec
The Sum'Tec is a true hybrid of a traditional ice axe and an ice tool. It features the same modular head that is found on many of Petzl's ice tools...

Five Ten Siren
The Five Ten Siren is an all-around climbing shoe that has the option of a regular lace system or a speed lace system and it has a breathable mesh upper...

Petzl Ange S
The Ange is the most striking wiregate carabiners we have seen. Instead of a loop of metal that every other wiregate uses, the Ange uses a single straight...

Western Mountaineering Antelope MF
Loaded to the brim with high-quality 850-fill down encased in a lightweight MicroLite XP, the Antelope is great winter bag. Similar construction and warmer...

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...

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite - Women's
The new winner of our Top Pick Award because it is still the lightest weight product in this review; however, it is no longer the highest performer...

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...

Mammut Contact Dyneema
The Mammut Contact Sling wins our Editors’ Choice award not only because it is the one that we prefer to use on pretty much any multi-pitch climb, but...

Black Diamond Super Chute
For folks who want a rope bag with lots of space, this model should be on your radar. The burrito-style design lends to easy and fast packing/unpacking

Patagonia Nano Puff Hoody
One of the popular classics, it has been around the block. This workhorse offers decent scores across the board

Five Ten Camp Four - Women's
The Five Ten Camp Four is designed with aid climbing in mind. Five Ten made these shoes extra durable with a thick rubber rand and a strong heel cage for...

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...

Montbell UL Thermawrap Jacket
The Montbell UL Thermawrap jacket is the lightest and most affordable model we tested. All features have been minimized to make a light, clean, very...

La Sportiva Miura VS
One of the stiffest shoes out there, the Miura VS excels in a world of very hard climbing, where it can use its diamond hard edges and almost absurdly...

Arc'teryx Covert Hoody - Women's
The Arc'teryx Covert Hoody is a great urban, general use women's fleece jacket. It is warm yet relatively breathable and has a great hood to protect you...

Black Diamond Alpine Bod
This is the most popular mountaineering harnesses ever made because it is simple, inexpensive, and gets the job done. This is a Black Diamond Bod Harness...

Omega Pacific Link Cam
The Omega Pacific Link Cam camming device is revolutionary in design and is an awesome free climbing crux piece for those "Oh sh*t" moments. The range...

Wild Country 360
This is a solid climbing helmet at a great price. In the next round of testing it may well emerge with the Best Buy award. At $55 it is $5 less expensive...

The Best Climbing Camming Device Review
Building a rack of cams can be confusing and expensive, especially if you're just starting out. We're here to help you discern your needs and choose...

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Osprey Talon 22
This is our favorite daypack. It's light, functional and comfortable.

SPOT Gen3 Satellite Messenger
The Spot Gen3 Satellite Messenger is probably the best selling of the devices we tested. Other products, though, offer either much greater functionality or...

ClifBar
Best Buy Meal Replacement Bar Award goes to CLIFBAR! $1.50 buys you a 70% organic meal in a bar in twenty flavors with ~ 5 grams protein, sweetened with...

The Best First Aid Kits of 2019
Nobody plans on needing a first aid kit, but if you do need one you will be very glad that you have it, and that the one you have meets your needs. We...

Five Ten Arrowhead
We don't like… we love every Anasazi shoe we've ever worn. Same goes for these. We would love to have a fresh pair of these in our arsenal for those rare...

The North Face Denali 2
The Denali jacket has been around since as long as we can remember. It also hasn't changed much since it was first released. This heavyweight fleece is...

Arc'teryx Covert Hoody
Held to Arc'teryx's high standards, the Covert brings a casual style to the table while offering decent warmth and weather resistance.

The North Face Denali 2
The Denali jacket has been around since as long as we can remember. It also hasn't changed much since it was first released. This heavyweight fleece is...

Patagonia R1 Hoody
Providing breathable insulation for the likes of professional alpinists and recreational dirtbags for over two decades now, its awesome fit and comfort...

Mountain Hardwear Monkey Woman Grid Jacket
A hooded, full-zip fleece jacket, the Mountain Hardwear Monkey Grid Jacket is a technical mid-layer designed to perform during heavy cardio and other high...

The North Face Denali 2 Jacket - Women's
The Denali 2 is a classic fleece jacket has been around for ages. It's a heavyweight layer for cold conditions and works best as an outer layer (as opposed...

Patagonia Retro X Jacket - Women's
The Patagonia Retro X Jacket is all about style. It has a slim fit that is form-fitting. The material is nice combination of fuzzy and cozy but still...

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Garmin GPS MAP 64s
If you're a big buttons kind of person, the Garmin GPS MAP 64s may your next handheld GPS. This Top Pick for Reliability blows all other buttoned units out...

Magellan eXplorist 710
The Magellan eXplorist 710 is large, fully featured all-purpose GPS with some excellent features such as a large touchscreen, two programmable buttons, and...

Arc'teryx Perimeter
Although not one of the highest scoring hiking pants in our review, the Perimeter receives our Top Pick award for wet weather based on the performance of...

Prana Halle - Women's
This is a comfortable and functional pair of pants that are well-suited to rock climbing and bouldering, but don't have the best water resistance even with...

Columbia PFG Aruba Convertible Pant - Women's
The Columbia Aruba Convertible Pants are an affordable, lightweight option for three-season hiking and backpacking. The Arubas are loose fitting and can be...

Marmot Lobo's Convertible Pant - Women's
These hiking pants have great versatility and water resistance. They are easy to move in and are comfortable, but they do stretch a bit too much at the...

Merrell Siren Sport 2 - Women's
Our Best Buy award goes to the Merrell Siren Sport 2 hiking shoes for their light weight, durable construction, and simple design. Compared to the Top Pick...

Ratings for The Best Inflatable SUP Boards of 2019
We bought the best inflatable SUPs and paddled them side-by-side to find out which offer the best stability, glide, and value. We also investigated how...

The North Face Surge
Fly frequently with a laptop? This backpack is our favorite for traveling, due to its butterfly laptop compartment and excellent organization so you can...

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Asolo Stynger Gtx
The Stynger is the Women's version of Asolo Fugitive that we did a full hand's on review of in our Men's Hiking Boot Review. All the materials are the same...

Asolo TPS 520 GV - Women's
If you need the most durable, most protective, most supportive boot that you can find, short of a mountaineering boot, the Asolo TPS 520 GV is what you are...

Beyond Clothing Ridgeback
The Beyond Clothing Ridgeback is a custom-built hardshell jacket. Just enter measurements for your body and chose from various build specifications, and...

Beyond Clothing Ridgeback
The Beyond Clothing Ridgeback is a custom-built hardshell jacket. Just enter measurements for your body and chose from various build specifications, and...

Black Diamond Momentum AL Package
The Momentum Al Package has been Discontinued Black Diamond has stopped selling this harness package and has replaced it with the Black Diamond Momentum SA...

Black Diamond Momentum AL Package
The Momentum Al Package has been Discontinued Black Diamond has stopped selling this harness package and has replaced it with the Black Diamond Momentum SA...

Byer Traveller Lite
When looking to try out hammock camping or purchase a hammock on a budget, the Byer Traveller Lite is a great option to consider, but it lacks the features...

Byer Traveller Lite
When looking to try out hammock camping or purchase a hammock on a budget, the Byer Traveller Lite is a great option to consider, but it lacks the features...

CamelBak Antidote Thermal Control Kit
This kit can help keep your tubes from freezing when temps dip down. If you are backcountry skiing, hiking, or snowmobiling or any other winter sport, you...

CAMP Photon Screw Gate
This is likely to be our Top Pick winner for best lightweight locking carabiner. It only weighs 42 grams! It's other superlight competitors are hard to...

ClifBar
Best Buy Meal Replacement Bar Award goes to CLIFBAR! $1.50 buys you a 70% organic meal in a bar in twenty flavors with ~ 5 grams protein, sweetened with...

Columbia Cool Creek Pants
[tip]March 2015 - Discontinued The Cool Creek Pants have been discontinued. If you're in search of a new pair of hiking pants, check out the Best Hiking...

Columbia PFG Aruba Convertible Pant - Women's
The Columbia Aruba Convertible Pants are an affordable, lightweight option for three-season hiking and backpacking. The Arubas are loose fitting and can be...

Columbia PFG Aruba Convertible Pant - Women's
The Columbia Aruba Convertible Pants are an affordable, lightweight option for three-season hiking and backpacking. The Arubas are loose fitting and can be...

Crocs Modi
The Crocs Modi Flip are an extremely versatile, stable and durable sandal. They also offer excellent traction, especially in wet conditions, are...

Crocs Modi
The Crocs Modi Flip are an extremely versatile, stable and durable sandal. They also offer excellent traction, especially in wet conditions, are...

DeLorme PN-60W
The DeLorme PN-60W is mid-level GPS unit capable of pairing with inReach, a two-way pole-to-pole satellite text messaging device (which costs an extra $249...

Evolv Pontas 2
The Evolv Pontas 2 is a revised version of the first Pontas designed by Chris Sharma. The main additions are a third Velcro strap and a thicker rand in the...

Gregory Long Haul Duffel
The Gregory Long Haul Duffel has been discontinued. We highly recommend our Editors' Choice award winner The North Face Base Camp Duffel and our Best Buy...

Helly Hansen Verglas Jacket - Women's
The Helly Hansen Verglas jacket is a ski-specific hardshell with an excellent resume of features. It has all of the important details to make skiing in it...

Ibex Wool Aire Hoody
Unique in this review, the Ibex Wool Aire Hoody is designed to look and function like any other light insulated jacket, but is insulated with wool as...

Igloo Max Cold Ultra
The Igloo Max Cold Ultra is the kind of cooler we all remember from family camping trips and summer barbeques. It is built with simplicity and economy in...

Jobe Aero 12 6
The Jobe is a great board that scored above average in every category, which is why it won our Top Pick award. It is 12'6" long x 29" wide x 6" thick. It's...

Kelty Redtail 27
If you're looking for an all-around pack to make the cross-over between around town use and sporting activities, then the Kelty Redtail is a great option...

Metolius Monster Sling
At 13mm wide the Metolius Monster Sling is lighter weight than a nylon sling, but not as lightweight as a skinny sling such as the Mammut Crocodile sling....

Mountain Equipment K7 Jacket
Combining box-baffle construction, quality fabrics, attractive style, and well designed (and unique) features the K7 Jacket from Mountain Equipment is one...

Mountain Hardwear Drystein Pant
The Mountain Hardwear Drystein Pant is a fully featured, lightweight, and very comfortable bib than turns the average mortal into a super hero ice and...

Mountain Hardwear Super Compressor
The Mountain Hardwear Super Compressor is a big insulated jacket designed for cold and potentially wet weather. The second warmest of all the models we...

Omega Pacific Dyneema Sling
The Omega Pacific Dyneema slings are a middle of the road contender in the Dyneema sling game. At 12mm wide they are lighter weight than a nylon sling...

Omega Pacific Jake
Omega Pacific's Jake is a solid belay, rappel and top rope carabiner. It is not perfect for multi-pitch or mountaineering if weight is a factor. For that...

Outdoor Research Reverie Pant
Product Disontinued Outdoor Research has discontinued the Reverie Pant since we reviewed it. Instead consider the Women's Patagonia Simple Guide Pant which...

Outdoor Research Reverie Pant
Product Disontinued Outdoor Research has discontinued the Reverie Pant since we reviewed it. Instead consider the Women's Patagonia Simple Guide Pant which...

Patagonia Drifter A/C GORE-TEX
The Patagonia Drifter A/C GORE-TEX wins our Editors' Choice award for the best all-around hiking shoe. It became our everyday shoe during the test period...

Patagonia R3 Jacket
The Patagonia R3 Jacket is one of the warmest technical non-hooded fleece jackets we tested. As it was a Top Pick in last year's review, testers were...

Patagonia Simple Guide Pant - Women's
[tip]Discontinued - Update, March 2015 The Simple Guide Pants have been discontinued and replaced by the Patagonia RPS Pant. More detail on the new version...

Patagonia Simple Guide Pant - Women's
[tip]Discontinued - Update, March 2015 The Simple Guide Pants have been discontinued and replaced by the Patagonia RPS Pant. More detail on the new version...

Petzl Corax Kit
This wins our Editors' Choice award for best climbing package because it has the best stuff at a solid discount. Each item in the package scored highly and...

Petzl Laser Sonic
The Petzl Laser Sonic ice screw is unique for two reasons. First, it features a rotating hanger that allows you to drive the screw into the ice much faster...

Petzl Snowracer
The Petzl Snowracer is an excellent ultralight ice axe that excels in ski mountaineering and basic snow climbing terrain. Though it is the least expensive...

Petzl St'Anneau Sling
The St'Anneau Sling by Petzl is a slightly beefier version of their thin Fin'Anneau sling but offers little advantage over the Fin'Anneau. The slings are...

Pro Compression Marathon Socks - Women's
The Pro Compression Marathon Sock is a versatile, no-frills, knee-high sock with 22-26 mmHg of graduated compression. This sock doesn't really stand out as...

REI Shuksan II
The REI Shuksan II is the most affordable jacket in our review and the only one to feature eVent as its waterproof/breathable membrane. We were interested...

Salewa Wildfire GTX
The Salewa Wildfire GTX is a shoe that bridges the hiking shoe and approach shoe categories. The third lightest product we tested, it's designed to be low...

Scarpa Thunder - Women's
Update - May 2015 The Scarpa Thunder has been replaced by the Helix - Women's. While still a similar shoe, it has seen a few design changes. Overall, the...

Timberland White Ledge
From the long-time manufacturer of comfy work boots, the Timberland White Ledge Mid is a no-frills, all-leather hiking boot. Quite light for a full leather...

Trango Crag Pack
When Trango named their new crag pack they ignored industry clichés that favor foreign mountain ranges or deadly beasts. Instead they went with their own...

Trango Skull Cap
This is one of the lightest climbing helmets available. According the the manufacturer stats, it is a few grams lighter than the Petzl Meteor III+...

Arc'teryx Koda Parka
Arc'teryx is known for well-crafted outdoor apparel, and they brought the technology from their outdoor line to the casual Koda Parka that is suited to the...

Asics Gel Kayano 21 - Women's
The Asics Gel-Kayano 21 has mastered the design of comfortable running shoes. This shoe virtually eliminates any break-in period with the generous upper...

ASICS Gel-Kahana 7
The ASICS GEL-Kahana 7 is an everyday trainer that is a good option for those who want a shoe that can handle both road running as well as gnarlier trails...

Atlas Elektra 12 - Women's
The Atlas Elektra 12 women's specific snowshoe brings some backcountry technicalities to an all-around recreation snowshoe. The crampons fall between...

Blackburn Air Tower 2
The Air Tower 2 is a tough, dependable floor pump with a perfect score in the comfort department. It's not always easy to get a good seal, but for the...

BLKBOX 12W Portable Folding Kit
The BLKBOX 12W Portable Folding Kit looks and sounds good on paper, and that's not to say there is anything wrong with it. It worked reliably and gave us...

Bushcraft Essentials Bushbox Outdoor Pocket Stove
These types of wood and chemical fuel burning stoves have become en vogue lately with the lightweight backpacking crowd as well as with survivalist types...

Columbia Minx Slip-On
We reviewed both the Columbia Minx Slip-On Omni-Heat and the Columbia Minx Mid, and we quickly came to the conclusion that we liked the lace-up version...

CRKT Mount Shasta
From their "summit" series, the CRKT Mt Shasta knife is purpose-built for backcountry carriage. While the other knives in our test are manufactured for...

Fox Ranger
The Fox brand is well known to all mountain bikers the world over. Fox Racing is best known for their suspension products while Fox Head produces apparel...

Gibbon Flowline
This model integrates the length and width of a classic longline with the convenience of a modern ratchet-based anchoring system. While not for the...

Gibbon Flowline
This model integrates the length and width of a classic longline with the convenience of a modern ratchet-based anchoring system. While not for the...

Gibbon Flowline
This model integrates the length and width of a classic longline with the convenience of a modern ratchet-based anchoring system. While not for the...

Goal Zero Extreme 350 Adventure Kit
The Goal Zero Extreme 350 Adventure kit is one of the bigger Goal Zero systems. It is big and heavy compared to the smaller and lighter kits like the Goal...

Goal Zero Nomad 13
The Goal Zero Nomad 13 is an efficient and versatile solar panel that can be easily integrated into the rest of the Goal Zero product line. It won our Top...

Instapark Mercury 4S
If you need a small panel that is inexpensive, will charge your phone/tablet AND has an internal battery, this is a good deal. It performed nearly as well...

K2 Annex 98
Our general assessment of the K2 Annex is that it probably won't be a top performer in any one area, but will be above average for most skiers in many...

Keen Anchorage II
The Keen Anchorage II is one of the most casual looking boots in our review, with a clean style and narrow profile. While most other winter boots that we...

Merrell True Glove
These shoes fall in tricky category: halfway between a true barefoot-feeling shoe like the Vibram FiveFingers KSO and a regular running shoe. They perform...

Merrell True Glove
These shoes fall in tricky category: halfway between a true barefoot-feeling shoe like the Vibram FiveFingers KSO and a regular running shoe. They perform...

Misfit Link
As a pedometer alone, the Flash Link is nothing special. However, with its “smart button” functionality it fills a niche.

Mountain Hardwear Bozeman Flame
The Mountain Hardwear Bozeman Flame 20 is one of two hooded 20 degree mummy bags we tested this time around. Designed with generous dimensions for the...

Mountain Hardwear Epic Jacket
Simplicity is the name of the game with the Epic Jacket. An all-in-all middle of the road performer that is fairly lightweight, the Mountain Hardwear Epic...

Mountain Hardwear Principia - Women's
The Principia is vanilla. It is a basic, budget softshell with average performance. The Principia has been discontinued; if you're in search of a women's...

Mountain Hardwear ZeroGrand Trench
The Mountain Hardwear ZeroGrand Trench is a lightly insulated overcoat that has taken materials developed for the outdoors and given them a refined...

Nemo Zor
The Nemo Zor has a dual core foam that makes it one of the lightest and most compressible self-inflating foam pads we tested. This pad packs to 2.3 liters...

New Balance GPS Trainer
This device is almost an excellent piece of equipment. New Balance put in considerable design and thought, but neglected to follow through with one or two...

New Balance Minimus 20v4 - Women's
The New Balance Minimus 20v4 is a lightweight, minimalist shoe that is marketed as a cross-trainer for strength and interval training workouts. However, we...

New Balance Minimus MX20v3
The Minimus MX20v3 are New Balance's progression into the realm of designing a CrossFit specific shoe. What distinguishes the Minimus is its highly...

Nordica Hell and Back H1 - Women's
Our testers agree that these boots are aptly named "Hell and Back" because they are hellishly uncomfortable! We think Nordica's attempt at a...

Oakley Airwave
The Oakley Airwave is the future of goggles. Like most hight end goggles it has great lens optics. But what makes this goggle stand out is its ability to...

Ozeri 4x3 Razor Digital Pocket 3D
Ozeri's Razor pedometer fall right in the middle of the pack in most of our scoring metrics. It hits a reasonable price point, is almost as accurate as...

Pacsafe VentureSafe 65
Like a safe with straps, the Pacsafe VentureSafe 65 has some super nifty features to thwart would-be thieves. While it didn't win any official awards, this...

Patagonia Lightweight Travel Pack 26
A packable, lightweight daypack, the 26-liter Patagonia Lightweight Travel Pack is perfect for tossing into your luggage for shorter adventures during your...

Petzl OK
The Petzl OK oval locking carabiner was designed specifically to be used with pulleys, but it is also a very good all purpose carabiner for anchor setups...

Petzl Ultra
The now discontinued Ultra is like having car headlight strapped on your head in terms of the amount of light it puts out. No other headlamp we tested cast...

Rab Cirrus Jacket
The Rab Cirrus is very similar in both quality and materials to the Patagonia Houdini. Both are among our favorite lightweight wind jackets. The Patagonia...

Raidlight Foldable Trail Poles
These are the lightest and most compact poles that we have ever seen. Raidlight is a French company, based in the Grenoble area, which specializes solely...

REI Airflyte Running Jacket
This jacket has been discontinued. See our complete running jacket review to find the best option for you. The REI Airflyte Running Jacket was the most...

REI Lite-Core 1.5
The Lite-Core 1.5 is REI's best all around inflatable sleeping pad. It has attractive styling, reasonable features, and is comfortable and warm. Although...

Salomon Fast Wing Tee - Women's
The Salomon Fast Wing Tee's killer temperature regulation and rugged construction make it ideal for variable mountain conditions. A bunch of clever...

Salomon Snowtrip - Women's
The Salomon Snowtrip is the only 3-in-1 jacket we tested that has two water resistant and completely windproof layers. We believe it is also the most...

Saucony Virrata 2 - Women's
The Saucony Virrata 2 is a whisper-weight wonder. We adore running in these shoes and highly recommend them to anyone looking for a more natural running...

Shimano XC31
The Shimano XC31 is an entry-level clipless mountain bike shoe. Geared towards cross-country and mellow trail rides, the XC31 competes against the Sidi...

Spot Connect Satellite Messenger
Product Discontinued The Connect has been discontinued. See the reviews of the SPOT 3 Satellite Messenger and our Personal Locator Beacon Review. The...

Sunforce 12 Watt Solar Panel
The Sunforce 12 Watt Solar Panel used to be our runaway favorite panel. It still excels in certain applications, but in general we prefer the Goal Zero...

SunTactics sCharger-5 Portable USB Charger
We appreciate the simple design of the SunTactics sCharger-5 solar panel, but in a highly competitive field, it felt a little rudimentary overall. This...

The North Face Resolve
The North Face Resolve Jacket is a good entry-level rain jacket for casual use and the occasional hiking adventure. Its rugged fabric and overall bulk also...

Uli X Surf Series Gerry Lopez Ltd.
The Uli measures 10' x 31" x 4". This board is two inches thinner than all of the other boards we tested (besides the Tower Xplorer which it is four inches...

Yoga Monster
The Yoga Monster Yoga Mat provides a very basic, affordable surface on which to practice. The Monster Mat will provide you some comfort, stability, and...

Yoga Monster
The Yoga Monster Yoga Mat provides a very basic, affordable surface on which to practice. The Monster Mat will provide you some comfort, stability, and...

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Petzl Am'D Twist-Lock
The Petzl Am'D Twist Lock carabiner is a versatile D-shaped locker that offers something for everybody. It is larger than the typical HMS shape that is so...

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The North Face Denali 2
The Denali jacket has been around since as long as we can remember. It also hasn't changed much since it was first released. This heavyweight fleece is...

The Best Nut Tools for Climbing
We took the best nut tools and tested them at cleaning a variety of cams and nut types in all sizes and over a broad spectrum of rock types. We compared...

Patagonia Retro X Jacket - Women's
The Patagonia Retro X Jacket is all about style. It has a slim fit that is form-fitting. The material is nice combination of fuzzy and cozy but still...

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How to Choose the Right Hammock
So you want to try camping in a hammock instead of a tent? Maybe you've heard that owning a hammock can lighten your load and provide a unique experience...

Salewa Pro Gaiter
The Salewa Pro Gaiter is a super-gaiter style mountaineering boot designed for ice and mixed climbing in cold, wet conditions. They feature a lightweight...

Mountain Hardwear Monkey Man Grid II Hooded
Complete with a warm, tight fitting hood, the Monkey Man is an exceptionally comfy muppet fleece. It combines warmth, plushness, and

Columbia Platinum 860 Turbodown Hooded Jacket - Women's
This wins our Best Buy award because it scored in the middle of the pack for a fraction of the cost of the other award winners. It does have some drawbacks...

Petzl Ultra
The now discontinued Ultra is like having car headlight strapped on your head in terms of the amount of light it puts out. No other headlamp we tested cast...

Moses Rivet Hangers
These are the best and perhaps only "keyhole style" rivet hangers for big wall climbing. They are essential for nearly any big wall rack unless you are...

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Adidas Supernova Tee - Women's
The Adidas Supernova Tee is a versatile and comfortable running top that's not just cute, but also affordable. So affordable, in fact, that it took home...

Patagonia Capilene 1 - Women's
The Patagonia Capilene 1 really is a great, basic, lightweight base layer. It is an active top for adventurers and athletes, to be put through the paces...

ASICS GT-2000 5
We think these are good, mid-range stability shoes that will meet the demands of the typical runner. Their traditional stability design allows them to keep...

ASICS GT-2000 5
We think these are good, mid-range stability shoes that will meet the demands of the typical runner. Their traditional stability design allows them to keep...

Chaco Unaweep Z/2
This is basically the exact same sandal as the Z/1 version that simply has no big toe strap for added security and stability. Check out that review for all...

Reebok Nano 7.0
The Reebok Nano 7 emphasizes weightlifting performance over running, sensitivity, and comfort.

The Best Hammocks of 2019
How do you find the perfect hammock in a market exploding with options? You lay around a lot. We tested the top contenders in the field side-by-side to...

The Best Ski Boots of 2019
Searching for the best ski boot? Whether you are a diehard skier or a weekend warrior, the right pair of ski boots can make all the difference. We took...

The Best Quickdraws for Climbing
Looking for a new set of quickdraws to round out your sport climbing kit? We can help. We selected 15 sought-after models of draws and put them to the...

Mountain Hardwear Ultralamina 15
New Version Update: June 2015 The Mountain Hardwear Ultralamina has been replaced by the Mountain Hardwear Hyperlamina Flame. See below for a side-by-side...

Patagonia Adze Hoody - Women's
The Adze Hoody is a burly shell that handles wind and cold quite well. We appreciated the fleece-grid lining and the sizeable generous hood when out in...

Patagonia Adze Hoody - Women's
The Adze Hoody is a burly shell that handles wind and cold quite well. We appreciated the fleece-grid lining and the sizeable generous hood when out in...

RAVPower 16W
This mid-range panel performed fairly well in all of our metrics. With no major disappointments nor surprises, it's an average solar charger in all realms...

ASICS Gel-Kahana 7
The ASICS GEL-Kahana 7 is an everyday trainer that is a good option for those who want a shoe that can handle both road running as well as gnarlier trails...

Pearl iZUMi Trail EM N2 V3
The original version of this shoe was our Editors' Choice award winner last year and for the second year in a row there was no shoe that we enjoyed running...

The North Face Hedgehog Fastpack GTX - Women's
The Hedgehog Fastpack looks like a cross between a hiking shoe and a trail runner. It is lightweight and has good cushioning in the heel, and has a...

Leki Corklite DSS Antishock
These poles are super comfortable thanks to Leki's fantastic cork grip design, subtle anti-shock system, and durable aluminum construction. These...

Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 2
This floorless pyramid tent wins our Top Pick as the most spacious ultralight shelter. It offers the most spacious area of living. If you're planning on...

Vasque Pow Pow III UltraDry
A great boot for the avid winter hiker, the Vasque Pow Pow III Ultradry is warm, offers superior protection from water and snow, and has great ankle...

Vasque Pow Pow III UltraDry
A great boot for the avid winter hiker, the Vasque Pow Pow III Ultradry is warm, offers superior protection from water and snow, and has great ankle...

Patagonia Hooded Fiona Parka
Stylish, lightweight, and equipped with fleece-lined pockets, cue the Fiona Parka. Notable for transitioning fall to winter and winter to spring,

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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...

nov-8 Bare-XF 210
Inov-8 was the original CrossFit shoe before Reebok came in and took over. CrossFitters embraced the Inov-8s because of their minimalist design that...

nov-8 Bare-XF 210
Inov-8 was the original CrossFit shoe before Reebok came in and took over. CrossFitters embraced the Inov-8s because of their minimalist design that...


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