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Backpacking Checklist
Here is a complete list of everything you need for backpacking. We break it down into the essentials, the nice-to-haves, and the ultralight options.

Backpacking Checklist
Here is a complete list of everything you need for backpacking. We break it down into the essentials, the nice-to-haves, and the ultralight options.

The Best Synthetic Insulated Jackets of 2019
Which synthetic insulated jacket best keeps you warm? We found out by researching 75 products and buying 12 for hands-on testing. Each jacket was tested...

The Best Synthetic Insulated Jackets of 2019
Which synthetic insulated jacket best keeps you warm? We found out by researching 75 products and buying 12 for hands-on testing. Each jacket was tested...

Outdoor Research Cathode Hooded Jacket
One of the most versatile models in our fleet, the Cathode offers a light weight and decent weather resistance - all for a budget-friendly price.

The Best Synthetic Insulated Jackets of 2019
Which synthetic insulated jacket best keeps you warm? We found out by researching 75 products and buying 12 for hands-on testing. Each jacket was tested...

The Best Synthetic Insulated Jackets of 2019
Which synthetic insulated jacket best keeps you warm? We found out by researching 75 products and buying 12 for hands-on testing. Each jacket was tested...

Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody - Women's
As a stylish and breathable contender, it's a great standalone piece in the warmer months or a wonderful mid-layer in the winter. It regulates temperature...

The Best Insulated Jacket for Women of 2019
Need an insulated jacket? We perused over 80 of the top models and selected the creme de la creme. We promptly put 12 of these contenders head to head in a...

Introduction to Layered Clothing Systems
Overview Enjoying the mountains to the fullest extent requires knowing how to dress. With the right clothes, an afternoon alpine thunderstorm can make for...

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How to Choose a Lantern
Learn how to choose the best lantern to light the way on your next outdoor adventure. From backpacking to emergency kits, the right lantern will serve you...

The Best Locking Carabiners
The locking carabiner is a fundamental part of any rock climber's rack, but there are so many out there that shopping can get confusing...

The Best Long Underwear Bottoms of 2019
Temperatures are dropping, many are grooving to the snow dance, and it’s time to get out and play in the cold. So what to wear? We’ve sorted through...

Under Armour Base 2.0 Crew - Women's
If you're planning on signing up for a race like the "Tough Mudder" or the "Color Run-5K", then this quick drying and lightweight Under Armour Base 2.0...

Mad Rock Flash 2.0
The Flash goes on quick, with minimal futzing to line up the flaps that make up the tongue of the shoe. They are the first rock shoes to feature a Shock...

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...

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Pearl Izumi X-Project Pro
The X-Project Pro is Pearl Izumi's top-of-the-line clipless mountain biking shoe. The winner of the Editors' Choice award in our previous test returns with...

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The Best Mountaineering Backpacks
For this review, our seasoned field testers took out a collection of the industry’s leading mountaineering backpacks and assessed their performance in...

La Sportiva Trango S Evo - Men's
The La Sportiva Trango S Evo is one of the lightest mountaineering boots and hiking boot hybrids we know of. They make just about any other boot feel heavy...

Buying Advice for The Best Mountaineering Boots For Women
Are you a woman in search of a mountaineering boot? We tested some of the best mountaineering boots for women, climbing steep ice routes, rugged rock...

Buying Advice for The Best Mountaineering Boots For Women
Are you a woman in search of a mountaineering boot? We tested some of the best mountaineering boots for women, climbing steep ice routes, rugged rock...

The Best Mountaineering Boots For Women
Are you a woman in search of a mountaineering boot? We tested some of the best mountaineering boots for women, climbing steep ice routes, rugged rock...

The Best Mountaineering Boots For Women
Are you a woman in search of a mountaineering boot? We tested some of the best mountaineering boots for women, climbing steep ice routes, rugged rock...

The Best Multi-Tools of 2019
We do the tests and make careful measurements to provide comparisons and ratings of the best multi-tools on the market for 2019. We identify those that...

Metolius Torque
The humble nut tool can be the most important part of your rack, and Metolius adds even more functionality to this beloved little device by including a...

Ratings for 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...

The Best Pedometers of 2019
Looking for a pedometer? We review the 10 best to help you find the best device for your activity needs and budget. To help you find the right device, we...

How to Choose the Right Base Layer Top
Are you ready to trade in the dimpled cotton long johns of your youth for a base layer that works? We're here to help you learn where the technology...

Best Satellite Messengers and Personal Locator Beacons in 2019
Choosing a wilderness communication device and service is complicated. You must establish how you wish to communicate, how that is best achieved, where you...

Best Satellite Messengers and Personal Locator Beacons in 2019
Choosing a wilderness communication device and service is complicated. You must establish how you wish to communicate, how that is best achieved, where you...

Ratings for Best Satellite Messengers and Personal Locator Beacons in 2019
Choosing a wilderness communication device and service is complicated. You must establish how you wish to communicate, how that is best achieved, where you...

Buying Advice for Best Satellite Messengers and Personal Locator Beacons in 2019
Choosing a wilderness communication device and service is complicated. You must establish how you wish to communicate, how that is best achieved, where you...

Best Satellite Messengers and Personal Locator Beacons in 2019
Choosing a wilderness communication device and service is complicated. You must establish how you wish to communicate, how that is best achieved, where you...

Best Satellite Messengers and Personal Locator Beacons in 2019
Choosing a wilderness communication device and service is complicated. You must establish how you wish to communicate, how that is best achieved, where you...

Best Satellite Messengers and Personal Locator Beacons in 2019
Choosing a wilderness communication device and service is complicated. You must establish how you wish to communicate, how that is best achieved, where you...

ACR ResQlink 406 Personal Locator Beacon
For wilderness travelers that need an emergency-only SOS beacon, the COSPAS-SARSAT enabled ACR ResQLink+ should be on your shortlist. The user that...

Best Satellite Messengers and Personal Locator Beacons in 2019
Choosing a wilderness communication device and service is complicated. You must establish how you wish to communicate, how that is best achieved, where you...

The Best Portable Solar Panels and Chargers of 2019
Are you in the market for a new solar setup? Perhaps the hundreds of options available online are a bit overwhelming? Look no further! We analyzed over 40...

The Best Portable Solar Panels and Chargers of 2019
Are you in the market for a new solar setup? Perhaps the hundreds of options available online are a bit overwhelming? Look no further! We analyzed over 40...

The Best Portable Solar Panels and Chargers of 2019
Are you in the market for a new solar setup? Perhaps the hundreds of options available online are a bit overwhelming? Look no further! We analyzed over 40...

Metolius Bomb Shelter Double Ledge
Metolius has designed the Bomb Shelter to offer a unique combination of strength and size. Coming in at just under 14 pounds for the double ledge, it is 30...

The Best Rain Jackets of 2019
Whether you need an all-around rain jacket or one suited for specific types of applications or budgets, we have a pick for you. We analyzed over 80 jackets...

The Best Rain Jackets of 2019
Whether you need an all-around rain jacket or one suited for specific types of applications or budgets, we have a pick for you. We analyzed over 80 jackets...

The Best Rain Jackets of 2019
Whether you need an all-around rain jacket or one suited for specific types of applications or budgets, we have a pick for you. We analyzed over 80 jackets...

The Best Rain Jackets of 2019
Whether you need an all-around rain jacket or one suited for specific types of applications or budgets, we have a pick for you. We analyzed over 80 jackets...

Outdoor Research Foray
Totally bomber and mega versatile, this rain jacket will keep you well-prepared for some of the worst weather. Its above-average breathability and nicely...

The Best Rain Jackets for Women of 2019
In the market for the perfect rain jacket? We researched over 55 different models then purchased 13 of the top jackets to test how well each performed in a...

The Best Rain Jackets for Women of 2019
In the market for the perfect rain jacket? We researched over 55 different models then purchased 13 of the top jackets to test how well each performed in a...

The Best Rain Jackets for Women of 2019
In the market for the perfect rain jacket? We researched over 55 different models then purchased 13 of the top jackets to test how well each performed in a...

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...

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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...

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...

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

The 10 Best Mountain Bikes of 2019
We are constantly scouring the mountain bike world for intriguing new bikes and technology. After conducting scrutinizing research, we buy the most...

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Santa Cruz Nomad R 2018
The 2018 Santa Cruz Nomad R crushes the gnarliest downhill with unrivaled confidence and composure. This reworked classic can attack

Marin Hawk Hill 2 2018
The Marin Hawk Hill 2 is a cable trail bike offered at a very reasonable price, the winner of our Best Buy Award. The bike's comfortable and balanced trail...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

The North Face Assault 2
A slightly heavier, but also more versatile, bivy-style single wall tent. It's still light enough for alpine climbing or multiday ski tours but offers...

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Mountain Hardwear Phantom Spark 28
If you are after a 30-degree bag and prioritize low weight and minimal packed size, this bag is certainly tough to beat. It's ideal for those that run on...

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...

MSR Hyperflow Microfilter
If you want a water filter reminiscent of a SuperSoaker Water Gun, the MSR Hyperflow Microfilter is the one. It is light, small, has a quick flow rate, and...

Gregory Paragon 68
This pack is a sweet all-around model that is lighter-than-average without giving up much in the way of features or support in its suspension. In fact it...

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...

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...

Strava
STRAVA is a unique alternative to a bike computer: a cycling app. If you ride a bike and want to keep track of those rides, the STRAVA app is for you...

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...

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...

Petzl Tikka
A quality-built and easy to use light that will serve well for many years. But, the Petzl Tikkina offers slightly better overall performance, for 33% lower...

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

ALPS Crescent Lake 20
The ALPS Crescent Lake 20 is the warmer of the two 20 degree mummy style camping sleeping bags we tested. While rectangular bags are more roomy and...

ALPS Crescent Lake 20
The ALPS Crescent Lake 20 is the warmer of the two 20 degree mummy style camping sleeping bags we tested. While rectangular bags are more roomy and...

Exped SynMat 7
The Exped SynMat 7 is an insulated air construction sleeping pad that is quite comfortable. This was one of our favorite pads to sleep on and gave us many...

Osprey Exos 48
For an easy-to-use, popular introductory ultralight pack, the Exos 48 easily offers the most bang for your buck, making it the obvious choice for our Best...

The Best Ultralight Sleeping Bags of 2019
We tested 14 of the top models available today to help you find the best bag for your lifestyle. Ultralight sleeping bags use top of the line materials and...

Hydro Flask Wide-Mouth Insulated
Hot or cold, flavored or plain ol' H20, this water bottle handles all beverages and looks good doing it. We love its simplicity for drinking and cleaning...

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 TX2
The TX2 takes our Editors' Choice and runs with it, making it by far our favorite approach shoe on the market. This shoe climbs and hikes equally well, all...

La Sportiva TX4
The most versatile approach shoe in this season's line-up and a perfect balance between hiking and climbing abilities. This shoe easily takes home our

Kong GiGi
No, this isn't a GriGri. The Kong GiGi was the first auto blocking belay device on the market (auto blocking means catching automatically when belaying...

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...

Metolius Ultralight Master Cam
Lighter than the originals and now available in hand sizes, the New Ultralight Master Cams take home our Best Buy Award. They have the same durability and...

Rock Empire Robot Cam
The Rock Empire Robot Cam has been discontinued. Please take a look at our Editors' Choice award winning cams, the Black Diamond Camalot and Black Diamond...

Petzl Meteor
The Petzl Meteor is one of the best lightweight helmets made of EPS foam and a thin polycarbonate shell, proving to offer excellent value for those who...

Omega Pacific Wedgies
Omega Pacific Wedgies might have a strange name but they are a great foundation for any climber's rack. Wedgies are also among the better priced nuts we...

The Best Rock Climbing Shoes of 2019
We pick the best rock climbing shoes for bouldering, sport, trad, gym, kids, and beginners. No matter your budget, we have a pick for you.

Grivel Air Tech Light
This is a very lightweight crampon. While obviously a poor choice for certain applications like waterfall ice climbing, it is versatile. The intended...

The Best Gaiters of 2019
We tested 9 pairs of the top gaiters on the market to help you choose which ones to take on your next trail run, trek, or mountaineering adventure. After...

The Best Mountaineering Backpacks
For this review, our seasoned field testers took out a collection of the industry’s leading mountaineering backpacks and assessed their performance in...

The Best Mountaineering Boots of 2019
Trying to find the best mountaineering boot? We've got you covered. Our testers reviewed 7 of the top products on the market...

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...

REI Co-op Flash 18
This featherweight pack is little more than a sack, but one of the most well thought-out sacks ever made.

Petzl Corax
Features double waist buckles for the widest range of adjustability – tight or loose – and is also pretty darn comfortable…

Petzl Hirundos Harness
Petzl's Hirundos is a lightweight harness is geared for sport climbers who want maximum range of movement. It is also one of favorite harnesses for alpine...

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.

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...

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

REI Co-op Merino Midweight
This top didn't rise above the pack in any specific categories but earned consistently good scores in all of the metrics, making this a functional and...

The Best Down Jackets of 2019
Searching for an awesome new down jacket but aren’t sure where to begin? Our experts reviewed 11 of the best and most popular mid and lightweight models...

The Best Down Jackets of 2019
Searching for an awesome new down jacket but aren’t sure where to begin? Our experts reviewed 11 of the best and most popular mid and lightweight models...

The Best Fleece Jackets of 2019
Looking for a new fleece for the upcoming winter season? We've put 12 of the top fleece jackets out there through months of rigorous testing and...

Patagonia R3 Hoody
Lightweight, warm, and incredibly breathable, the Patagonia R3 Hoody packs a punch in bringing everything we love about the R1, plus more! Winner of our...

Arc'teryx Alpha FL
The perfect hardshell for minimalists who want to shed weight but still need bombproof storm protection.

The Best Hiking Pants of 2019
This comparative hiking pants review looks at pants that are light and airy, as well as heavy and durable, for hiking long distances or short, traveling...

The Best Synthetic Insulated Jackets of 2019
Which synthetic insulated jacket best keeps you warm? We found out by researching 75 products and buying 12 for hands-on testing. Each jacket was tested...

Patagonia Nano-Air Hoody
One of the best active mid-layers you can buy, and emphasizes a sleek fit and insane breathability, while suffering a bit with regards to warmth and...

The Best Rain Jackets of 2019
Whether you need an all-around rain jacket or one suited for specific types of applications or budgets, we have a pick for you. We analyzed over 80 jackets...

The Best Rain Pants of 2019
Choosing a pair of rain pants is an unwanted bear of a task. We’ve done the dirty work, which involves sorting through the massive market and deciding on...

Arc'teryx Fission SV
The Fission SV is ready for wet weather. Armed with a Gore-tex shell, synthetic insulation, and well-thought-out closures, you'll stay comfortable and dry.

The Best Softshell Jackets of 2019
Our review tests the top softshell jackets and lets you know which ones are the best for the activities you regularly partake in..

Black Diamond Alpine Start
The Black Diamond Alpine Start is a jacket built for fast and light adventures. It is the most breathable jacket we tested and is a perfect piece if you...

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Smartwool Merino 250 Crew - Women's
This crew top is a tester favorite and perfect for wearing to work or on your next hike. Made with 250 g/m2 of 100% Merino wool, this base layer is...

The Best Long Underwear Bottoms for Women of 2019
Ladies, are you looking for your next long underwear bottom? After sifting through 80 different options out there, we chose 10 of the best. We wore each...

The Best Women's Rain Pants of 2019
We analyzed over 30 models before purchasing the best 9 to put through extensive testing, so you don't have to. There’s a saying in the Pacific Northwet:...

The Best Windbreaker Jacket For Women
Searching for the essential layer for just about any three-season adventure? We've researched sixty top windbreakers and tested eight side-by-side for...

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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

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The Best Hiking Boots for Women of 2019
Is it time to invest in an updated pair of hiking boots? Nowadays, there are hundreds of options available online, which can get a bit overwhelming. That's...

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...

The Best Hiking Boots of 2019
We’ve done your homework on men’s hiking boots – buying the 16 most popular models, hiking many miles on varied terrain and measuring them against...

Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX
Backpackers, hikers, and those seeking additional support will enjoy the high-level performance and above average comfort of the Quest 4D 3 GTX, a high-top...

Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX
Backpackers, hikers, and those seeking additional support will enjoy the high-level performance and above average comfort of the Quest 4D 3 GTX, a high-top...

The Best Hiking Shoes of 2019
We selected the top hiking shoes and put them to the test. After months of hiking on all types of trails, we wrote the most comprehensive hiking shoe...

The Best Running Shoes of 2019
As fall sets in and we wrap up the running year, it's time to buy new running shoes so we can gently break them in ahead of spring so we can hit it early...

The Best Trail Running Shoes of 2019
Looking for a new pair of trail runners? We're here to help. We researched over 100 of the most popular models before purchasing the best 20 for extensive...

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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...

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...

Black Diamond Glidelite Mix STS
The best climbing skins are an inherent compromise of many different factors. When you consider budget, the compromises compound. Striking many excellent...

The Best Powder Skis for Men of 2019
Finding the perfect powder ski is a seemingly bottomless task. To find the best, we researched over 60 contenders and put the top performers through over...

Atomic Backland Bent Chetler
More often than not, these were the first to disappear from the locker room each day—and it's clear to see why once you give 'em a whirl. Stunty with...

The Best Ski Gloves and Mittens of 2019
With so many choices, it can be difficult to find the right pair. We researched over 100 top models and selected the 16 best to test side-by-side for 120+...

Outdoor Research Mute Sensor
The Outdoor Research Mute Sensor Gloves are a warmer than average, under-the-cuff style glove, featuring a very functional touchscreen enabled thumb and...

Smith Vantage MIPS
This helmet is our testers' favorite model. With no significant flaws and incredible performance across the board, we can't complain but can praise this...

Osprey Porter 46
A gear gobbling travel backpack that doubles as a deluxe duffel. You can carry it as a backpack or duffel, and it is both comfortable and easy to pack...

The Best Bike Helmets of 2019
After testing 15 of the top bike helmets on the market today, we evaluated comfort, weight, ventilation, and all-around value and performance to find the...

The Best Rope Bags for Climbing
Looking to keep your rope safe while you climb and travel? We bought and tested 9 of the best rope bags available to help you find the best one for your...

Metolius Ropemaster HC
This bag is a new take on a previous, mega-classic Metolius rope bag. In this new iteration, the tarp and carrying capacity are both larger.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 - Women's
The Mizuno Wave Inspire is a fantastic stability shoe that hit high marks during our side-by-side comparison. Mizuno issued the Wave Inspire 11 as we were...

The Best CrossFit Shoes of 2019
Looking for the best way to take your Crossfit training to the next level? We can help. We analyzed over 70 models and our expert testers pushed it to...

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

Inov-8 F-Lite 195 - Women's
The lightest model in the F-Lite series, it's great for running as well as any gymnastics or plyometric work. Lighter lifts go fine in these shoes, but...

Nike Metcon 4 - Women's
With the newest version, it has moved up in the ranks of a good choice for constantly varied workouts. It still won’t be your go-to shoe for long runs...

Reebok CrossFit Speed TR
All of our reviewers were pleasantly surprised at how much they enjoyed working out in the Speed TR. It has just the blend of cushion, support, and...

Nordica Hell and Back H2
The Nordica Hell and Back H2 receives our Best Buy award for its value as a decent performing, well-designed boot that is less expensive than other boots...

The Best Ski Jackets of 2019
Looking for the best ski jacket? We'd like to help! We researched the top models on the market before purchasing a selection of 11 to test and compare side...

Arc'teryx Macai
Arc'teryx is an industry leader in high-performance outerwear and the Macai is their top of the line insulated ski jacket. In this case, the high price of...

The Best Ski Jackets for Women of 2019
On the hunt for a new ski jacket? We tested 11 top-of-the-line models over several seasons to help you find the best. We skied numerous runs at Mammoth...

The Best Ski Jackets for Women of 2019
On the hunt for a new ski jacket? We tested 11 top-of-the-line models over several seasons to help you find the best. We skied numerous runs at Mammoth...

Armada Stadium
Feel and look like a pro out there on the slopes this winter in this stylish choice. It's also an extremely good deal and wins our Best Buy Award for its...

The Best Ski Jackets for Women of 2019
On the hunt for a new ski jacket? We tested 11 top-of-the-line models over several seasons to help you find the best. We skied numerous runs at Mammoth...

The Best Slacklines of 2019
Looking to upgrade your current rig or new to slacklining? We tested 11 of the highest-ranked slacklines on the market today to help you find the right...

The Best Slacklines of 2019
Looking to upgrade your current rig or new to slacklining? We tested 11 of the highest-ranked slacklines on the market today to help you find the right...

The Best Slacklines of 2019
Looking to upgrade your current rig or new to slacklining? We tested 11 of the highest-ranked slacklines on the market today to help you find the right...

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 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

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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 Sleeping Bags for Women of 2019
Want the right product to hit the trail, river or campground with? Are you a woman looking for the best deal or perfect product? We evaluated hundreds of...

The Best Winter Down Sleeping Bags
With a plethora of sleeping bag to choose from, it can be hard to know how best to turn your hard earned dollars into comfortable winter warmth. fear not...

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer 20
Our favorite ultralight mummy bag because of its superior versatility and warmth, this bag is a true three-season bag that can handle any conditions…

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

Slumberjack Country Squire 0
Make no bones about it: The Country Squire will make you re-think sleeping bag comfort. Ultra-cush, thick, and cozy, this bag is a royal treat

The Best Sleeping Bags for Women of 2019
Want the right product to hit the trail, river or campground with? Are you a woman looking for the best deal or perfect product? We evaluated hundreds of...

The Best Sleeping Bags for Women of 2019
Want the right product to hit the trail, river or campground with? Are you a woman looking for the best deal or perfect product? We evaluated hundreds of...

The Best Sleeping Bags for Women of 2019
Want the right product to hit the trail, river or campground with? Are you a woman looking for the best deal or perfect product? We evaluated hundreds of...

The Best Backpacking Sleeping Pads of 2019
No matter what your budget or backpacking style is, we help you find a pad that will help you sleep the best while in the backcountry.

The Best Backpacking Sleeping Pads of 2019
No matter what your budget or backpacking style is, we help you find a pad that will help you sleep the best while in the backcountry.

The Best Backpacking Sleeping Pads of 2019
No matter what your budget or backpacking style is, we help you find a pad that will help you sleep the best while in the backcountry.

The Best Backpacking Sleeping Pads of 2019
No matter what your budget or backpacking style is, we help you find a pad that will help you sleep the best while in the backcountry.

The Best Backpacking Sleeping Pads of 2019
No matter what your budget or backpacking style is, we help you find a pad that will help you sleep the best while in the backcountry.

The Best Backpacking Sleeping Pads of 2019
No matter what your budget or backpacking style is, we help you find a pad that will help you sleep the best while in the backcountry.

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite
If weight savings is a critical component in your gear selection flowchart, this pad will not be a disappointment. Solidly landing under one pound, it...

The Best Sleeping Pads For Women of 2019
Who makes the best sleeping pad for a woman? We spent dozens of nights in the backcountry testing out these 11 top pads to see which one gave us the...

The Best Sleeping Pads For Women of 2019
Who makes the best sleeping pad for a woman? We spent dozens of nights in the backcountry testing out these 11 top pads to see which one gave us the...

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 Backpacking Sleeping Pads of 2019
No matter what your budget or backpacking style is, we help you find a pad that will help you sleep the best while in the backcountry.

The Best Backpacking Sleeping Pads of 2019
No matter what your budget or backpacking style is, we help you find a pad that will help you sleep the best while in the backcountry.

The Best Snowshoes of 2019
Finding the best pair of snowshoes for your adventure from the ever-growing crop of choices can be worse than wallowing through three feet of fresh snow...

The Best Softshell Jackets of 2019
Our review tests the top softshell jackets and lets you know which ones are the best for the activities you regularly partake in..

The Best Softshell Jackets of 2019
Our review tests the top softshell jackets and lets you know which ones are the best for the activities you regularly partake in..

The Best Softshell Jackets of 2019
Our review tests the top softshell jackets and lets you know which ones are the best for the activities you regularly partake in..

Arc'teryx Gamma MX Hoody
This is a clean-cut, trim fitting softshell jacket that has user-friendly features and great weather protection. It is part of Arc'teryx's Gamma line...

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...

Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Shell
One of our favorite softshell jackets for skiing, thanks to its generous cut for layering underneath.

Patagonia Simple Guide Hoody
The Patagonia Simple Guide Hoody is an affordable softshell that performs well for a variety of activities in a wide array of conditions. In our last...

Patagonia Traverse
The Patagonia Traverse has been discontinued; because of this, you may want to consider the Patagonia Intraverse, $119, which our testers are hard at work...

The Best Softshell Jackets for Women
Softshells are confusing because they try to do so much at once and the options available are extremely varied. It can be really difficult to find the...

The Best Softshell Jackets for Women
Softshells are confusing because they try to do so much at once and the options available are extremely varied. It can be really difficult to find the...

The Best Softshell Jackets for Women
Softshells are confusing because they try to do so much at once and the options available are extremely varied. It can be really difficult to find the...

Instapark Mercury 10W
Continuing to impress our team of experts year after year, the Mercury is one of the fiercest competitors in our fleet.

Compare Competitors for The Best Portable Solar Panels and Chargers of 2019
Are you in the market for a new solar setup? Perhaps the hundreds of options available online are a bit overwhelming? Look no further! We analyzed over 40...

Anker PowerPort Lite 15W
The Anker 15W manages to hold its own year after year in our performance comparisons. Only its more powerful relative, the Anker 21W was able to outdo this...

Anker PowerPort Lite 15W
The Anker 15W manages to hold its own year after year in our performance comparisons. Only its more powerful relative, the Anker 21W was able to outdo this...

Anker PowerPort Lite 15W
The Anker 15W manages to hold its own year after year in our performance comparisons. Only its more powerful relative, the Anker 21W was able to outdo this...

Anker PowerPort Lite 15W
The Anker 15W manages to hold its own year after year in our performance comparisons. Only its more powerful relative, the Anker 21W was able to outdo this...

Powertraveller Solarmonkey Adventurer
The Powertraveller Solarmonkey Adventurer might be better called the Powertraveller Tortoise Adventurer. It is not fast, but it is reliable, and in some...

Powertraveller Solarmonkey Adventurer
The Powertraveller Solarmonkey Adventurer might be better called the Powertraveller Tortoise Adventurer. It is not fast, but it is reliable, and in some...

Suntactics S-Charger 14
The Suntactics 14W is reliable, durable, and efficient. This panel is similar to the Renogy 10W in its design, and is made in the USA.

The Best Ultralight Sleeping Bags of 2019
We tested 14 of the top models available today to help you find the best bag for your lifestyle. Ultralight sleeping bags use top of the line materials and...

The Best Sporks of 2019
Sporks are the perfect utilitarian utensils for eating away from home. From workday lunches to alpine adventures, this hybrid spoon-fork is an ingenious...

Light My Fire Original Spork
This product combines the classic three utensils, a spoon, a fork, and a knife into one lightweight model. What it gains for ingenuity, it's lacking in...

Light My Fire Original Spork
This product combines the classic three utensils, a spoon, a fork, and a knife into one lightweight model. What it gains for ingenuity, it's lacking in...

The Best Sun Hats of 2019
Made the move to add a sun hat to your kit? We can help. We evaluated over 55 models, and purchased 11, which our team of experts put through extensive...

The Best Sun Hats of 2019
Made the move to add a sun hat to your kit? We can help. We evaluated over 55 models, and purchased 11, which our team of experts put through extensive...

The Best Sun Hats of 2019
Made the move to add a sun hat to your kit? We can help. We evaluated over 55 models, and purchased 11, which our team of experts put through extensive...

The Best Sun Hats of 2019
Made the move to add a sun hat to your kit? We can help. We evaluated over 55 models, and purchased 11, which our team of experts put through extensive...

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...

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 Travel Underwear of 2019
Layering systems should be built from the foundations up, starting with a quality pair of underwear. They should be versatile, comfortable, and functional...

The Best Hydration Packs for Hiking and Biking of 2019
Is it time to get rid of that old beat up backpack and move on to a more modern hydration pack? We tested 2019's top models from several different...

The Best Hydration Packs for Hiking and Biking of 2019
Is it time to get rid of that old beat up backpack and move on to a more modern hydration pack? We tested 2019's top models from several different...

The Best Hydration Packs for Hiking and Biking of 2019
Is it time to get rid of that old beat up backpack and move on to a more modern hydration pack? We tested 2019's top models from several different...

The Best Hydration Packs for Hiking and Biking of 2019
Is it time to get rid of that old beat up backpack and move on to a more modern hydration pack? We tested 2019's top models from several different...

The Best Hydration Packs for Hiking and Biking of 2019
Is it time to get rid of that old beat up backpack and move on to a more modern hydration pack? We tested 2019's top models from several different...

The Best Hydration Packs for Hiking and Biking of 2019
Is it time to get rid of that old beat up backpack and move on to a more modern hydration pack? We tested 2019's top models from several different...

The Best Hydration Bladders of 2019
Questing to find your next hydration bladder? After researching over 50 models, we chose 10 of the best to test side-by-side. On adventures ranging from...

The Best Hydration Packs for Hiking and Biking of 2019
Is it time to get rid of that old beat up backpack and move on to a more modern hydration pack? We tested 2019's top models from several different...

The Best Running Hydration Packs
After months of researching the fifty most popular running packs on the market today, our dedicated team of male and female reviewers hand-selected...

The Best Hydration Bladders of 2019
Questing to find your next hydration bladder? After researching over 50 models, we chose 10 of the best to test side-by-side. On adventures ranging from...

The Best Hydration Packs for Hiking and Biking of 2019
Is it time to get rid of that old beat up backpack and move on to a more modern hydration pack? We tested 2019's top models from several different...

The Best Hydration Packs for Hiking and Biking of 2019
Is it time to get rid of that old beat up backpack and move on to a more modern hydration pack? We tested 2019's top models from several different...

The Best Hydration Packs for Hiking and Biking of 2019
Is it time to get rid of that old beat up backpack and move on to a more modern hydration pack? We tested 2019's top models from several different...

The Best Hydration Packs for Hiking and Biking of 2019
Is it time to get rid of that old beat up backpack and move on to a more modern hydration pack? We tested 2019's top models from several different...

The Best Hydration Packs for Hiking and Biking of 2019
Is it time to get rid of that old beat up backpack and move on to a more modern hydration pack? We tested 2019's top models from several different...

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How to Choose the Best Climbing Cams
A camming device is often referred to as a "camming unit" or often just a "cam." Very few people refer to them by their complete name: Spring Loaded...

The Best Climbing Harness of 2019
After analyzing over 50 harnesses, we bought the best 12 for extensive side-by-side testing. From versatile all-arounders to specialty harnesses designed...

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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...

The Best Dropper Post for Your Mountain Bike
Are you searching for the best dropper seatpost for your mountain bike? We have you covered. We researched the best posts on the market and purchased...

The 10 Best Mountain Bikes of 2019
We are constantly scouring the mountain bike world for intriguing new bikes and technology. After conducting scrutinizing research, we buy the most...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

Buying Advice 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...

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...

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The Best Winter Down Sleeping Bags
With a plethora of sleeping bag to choose from, it can be hard to know how best to turn your hard earned dollars into comfortable winter warmth. fear not...

The Best Sleeping Bags for Women of 2019
Want the right product to hit the trail, river or campground with? Are you a woman looking for the best deal or perfect product? We evaluated hundreds of...

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The Best Sleeping Pads For Women of 2019
Who makes the best sleeping pad for a woman? We spent dozens of nights in the backcountry testing out these 11 top pads to see which one gave us the...

The Best Soft Coolers of 2019
Which soft cooler is the best? To find out, we took eleven of the top-rated and most popular models available and compared them side-by-side. From ice...

The Best Portable Solar Panels and Chargers of 2019
Are you in the market for a new solar setup? Perhaps the hundreds of options available online are a bit overwhelming? Look no further! We analyzed over 40...

The Best Sun Hats of 2019
Made the move to add a sun hat to your kit? We can help. We evaluated over 55 models, and purchased 11, which our team of experts put through extensive...

The Best Sun Hats of 2019
Made the move to add a sun hat to your kit? We can help. We evaluated over 55 models, and purchased 11, which our team of experts put through extensive...

The Best Trekking Poles of 2019
Looking for the best trekking poles of 2019 for your next hike or backpacking trip? Whether you're concerned with comfort, adjustability, weight or just...

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...

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The Best Hangboards for Home Training
Looking for the best hangboard for 2019? Hang on as we test 10 of the best climbing training boards out there. Finger strength is a crucial factor in...

The Best Hangboards for Home Training
Looking for the best hangboard for 2019? Hang on as we test 10 of the best climbing training boards out there. Finger strength is a crucial factor in...

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The Best Climbing Harness of 2019
After analyzing over 50 harnesses, we bought the best 12 for extensive side-by-side testing. From versatile all-arounders to specialty harnesses designed...

The Best Climbing Helmets of 2019
Looking for the best climbing helmet to meet your needs? We can help! We’ve thoroughly tested 13 of the best and most popular choices side-by-side so we...

The Best Gaiters of 2019
We tested 9 pairs of the top gaiters on the market to help you choose which ones to take on your next trail run, trek, or mountaineering adventure. After...

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The Best Mountaineering Boots of 2019
Trying to find the best mountaineering boot? We've got you covered. Our testers reviewed 7 of the top products on the market...

The Best Base Layers of 2019
Don’t let that frosty nip in the air keep you from playing outside! Your base layer is at the core of keeping you warm, dry, and comfortable as you set...

The Best Down Jackets of 2019
Searching for an awesome new down jacket but aren’t sure where to begin? Our experts reviewed 11 of the best and most popular mid and lightweight models...

The Best Fleece Jackets of 2019
Looking for a new fleece for the upcoming winter season? We've put 12 of the top fleece jackets out there through months of rigorous testing and...

The Best Synthetic Insulated Jackets of 2019
Which synthetic insulated jacket best keeps you warm? We found out by researching 75 products and buying 12 for hands-on testing. Each jacket was tested...

The Best Rain Jackets of 2019
Whether you need an all-around rain jacket or one suited for specific types of applications or budgets, we have a pick for you. We analyzed over 80 jackets...

The Best Softshell Jackets of 2019
Our review tests the top softshell jackets and lets you know which ones are the best for the activities you regularly partake in..

The Best Softshell Jackets of 2019
Our review tests the top softshell jackets and lets you know which ones are the best for the activities you regularly partake in..

The Best Sun Hats of 2019
Made the move to add a sun hat to your kit? We can help. We evaluated over 55 models, and purchased 11, which our team of experts put through extensive...

The Best Windbreaker Jackets of 2019
Wind breaker jackets are one of the most versatile and cost-effective outer layers on the market and are great for keeping you comfortable outside in all...

The Best Winter Jackets of 2019
We put in the cold hours and the nitty-gritty research to bring you reliable recommendations. As it pertains to winter jackets, we have deep and broad...

The Best Women's Down Jackets of 2019
With the change of seasons comes our change of wardrobe. We explored the wide world of down jackets and assembled some of the best for testing in this...

The Best Women's Hardshell Jackets of 2019
Our testers live and breathe mountains - and guide them, too. We researched over 40 women's hardshell jackets before putting the top 12 of 2019 through the...

The Best Hiking Pants for Women of 2019
To help you find your next pair of women's hiking pants we looked at 70+ models before picking 12 ones to test head-to-head. This selection covers a range...

The Best Sun Protection Shirts for Women
In the market for a protective sun shirt? We took the top 9 sun shirts and put them through rigorous testing. From running in the high Sierra to boating in...

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The Best Flip Flops of 2019
Choosing a flip flop that perfectly suits your needs can be a bit overwhelming these days. This review will clearly outline the strengths and weaknesses of...

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The Best Hiking Shoes of 2019
We selected the top hiking shoes and put them to the test. After months of hiking on all types of trails, we wrote the most comprehensive hiking shoe...

The Best Winter Boots of 2019
To help you find the best winter boots, we research the best models available before buying the 11 to test and compare side by side. During our extensive...

The Best Winter Boots of 2019
To help you find the best winter boots, we research the best models available before buying the 11 to test and compare side by side. During our extensive...

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...

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...

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The Best Climbing Skins for Backcountry Skiing
Purchase of backcountry skiing climbing skins is an overlooked but important choice. Not all skins are created equal, and the most popular aren’t...

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The Best Powder Skis for Men of 2019
Finding the perfect powder ski is a seemingly bottomless task. To find the best, we researched over 60 contenders and put the top performers through over...

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The Best Cargo Boxes of 2019
Car feeling a little cramped? We bought the 8 best cargo boxes available today and tested them head-to-head to see which one is truly the best of the best.

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 Best Duffel Bags of 2019
An effective, burly duffel bag takes you and your kit to the wildest corners and the best vacations. We’ve done years of hands on testing and summarize...

The Best Duffel Bags of 2019
An effective, burly duffel bag takes you and your kit to the wildest corners and the best vacations. We’ve done years of hands on testing and summarize...

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...

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The Best Trail Running Shoes of 2019
Looking for a new pair of trail runners? We're here to help. We researched over 100 of the most popular models before purchasing the best 20 for extensive...

The Best Trail Running Shoes of 2019
Looking for a new pair of trail runners? We're here to help. We researched over 100 of the most popular models before purchasing the best 20 for extensive...

The Best Trail Running Shoes of 2019
Looking for a new pair of trail runners? We're here to help. We researched over 100 of the most popular models before purchasing the best 20 for extensive...

ASICS GEL-FujiTrabuco 4 Neutral
The ASICS GEL-FujiTrabuco 4 Neutral is a good all-around trail running shoe that has excellent traction and a good balance of trail feel and underfoot...

La Sportiva Helios 2.0
The lightest and most sensitive shoe in our review finds a place in the quiver as an uphill specialist, but is most likely too flimsy for running on rocks…

La Sportiva Helios 2.0
The lightest and most sensitive shoe in our review finds a place in the quiver as an uphill specialist, but is most likely too flimsy for running on rocks…

The Best Women's Trail Running Shoes of 2019
In need of a new pair of trail running shoes? We've researched over 80 different trail running shoe models, landing on 18 of the best to test and compare...

The Best Travel Backpacks of 2019
Are you looking for a simple carry on for your next weekend getaway? Do you need an easy-to-check bag for frequent flights? Do you appreciate versatility...

The Best Travel Backpacks of 2019
Are you looking for a simple carry on for your next weekend getaway? Do you need an easy-to-check bag for frequent flights? Do you appreciate versatility...

Eagle Creek Universal Traveler RFID
The Universal Traveler RFID wins our Best Buy for Quick Trips. It is a great value for its price and versatility. It is a great day pack for urban and...

Osprey Porter 46
A gear gobbling travel backpack that doubles as a deluxe duffel. You can carry it as a backpack or duffel, and it is both comfortable and easy to pack...

The Best Travel Backpacks of 2019
Are you looking for a simple carry on for your next weekend getaway? Do you need an easy-to-check bag for frequent flights? Do you appreciate versatility...

The Best Trekking Poles of 2019
Looking for the best trekking poles of 2019 for your next hike or backpacking trip? Whether you're concerned with comfort, adjustability, weight or just...

The Best Trekking Poles of 2019
Looking for the best trekking poles of 2019 for your next hike or backpacking trip? Whether you're concerned with comfort, adjustability, weight or just...

The Best Trekking Poles of 2019
Looking for the best trekking poles of 2019 for your next hike or backpacking trip? Whether you're concerned with comfort, adjustability, weight or just...

The Best Ultralight Sleeping Bags of 2019
We tested 14 of the top models available today to help you find the best bag for your lifestyle. Ultralight sleeping bags use top of the line materials and...

The Best Ultralight Sleeping Bags of 2019
We tested 14 of the top models available today to help you find the best bag for your lifestyle. Ultralight sleeping bags use top of the line materials and...

The Best Ultralight Sleeping Bags of 2019
We tested 14 of the top models available today to help you find the best bag for your lifestyle. Ultralight sleeping bags use top of the line materials and...

The Best Ultralight Sleeping Bags of 2019
We tested 14 of the top models available today to help you find the best bag for your lifestyle. Ultralight sleeping bags use top of the line materials and...

The Best Ultralight Sleeping Bags of 2019
We tested 14 of the top models available today to help you find the best bag for your lifestyle. Ultralight sleeping bags use top of the line materials and...

The Best Ultralight Sleeping Bags of 2019
We tested 14 of the top models available today to help you find the best bag for your lifestyle. Ultralight sleeping bags use top of the line materials and...

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...

CamelBak eddy
Complete with an internal straw and bite valve, the eddy is durable and lightweight. Easy to use with one hand and scoring above average across the board,

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Arc'teryx Squamish Hoody
The Squamish Hoody is our Top Pick for Backcountry Skiing. Wait, but why are we recommending a wind breaker jacket for this kind of activity? Because this...

The Best Winter Boots of 2019
To help you find the best winter boots, we research the best models available before buying the 11 to test and compare side by side. During our extensive...

The Best Winter Boots of 2019
To help you find the best winter boots, we research the best models available before buying the 11 to test and compare side by side. During our extensive...

The Best Winter Jackets of 2019
We put in the cold hours and the nitty-gritty research to bring you reliable recommendations. As it pertains to winter jackets, we have deep and broad...

The Best Winter Jackets of 2019
We put in the cold hours and the nitty-gritty research to bring you reliable recommendations. As it pertains to winter jackets, we have deep and broad...

The Best Winter Jackets of 2019
We put in the cold hours and the nitty-gritty research to bring you reliable recommendations. As it pertains to winter jackets, we have deep and broad...

Arcteryx Nuri
One of the most appealing jackets we tested, the Nuri is a great blend between high fashion and functionality. Lightweight and highly compressible, this is...

The Best Winter Jackets of 2019
We put in the cold hours and the nitty-gritty research to bring you reliable recommendations. As it pertains to winter jackets, we have deep and broad...

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...

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...

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...

Manduka PRO
The Manduka PRO is an iconic yoga mat that has been around for a long time. This ultra-thick and stable mat is comfortable, but it doesn't have the same...

Manduka PRO
The Manduka PRO is an iconic yoga mat that has been around for a long time. This ultra-thick and stable mat is comfortable, but it doesn't have the same...

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...

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...

Petzl Tikka
A quality-built and easy to use light that will serve well for many years. But, the Petzl Tikkina offers slightly better overall performance, for 33% lower...

Alico Summit
This product is no longer available, please check out the Hiking Boots Review. Have you ever thought the best way to make a boot would be to put your...

Arc'teryx Rho AR
This top is the warmest we tested. It also layers well and provides excellent comfort. Its price and low breathability kept it out

Arc'teryx RHO LT Zip
The Arc'teryx RHO LT Zip superior fit and excellent breathability put it at the top of its class of high performance long underwear. Due to the price tag...

ASICS Conviction X
The ASICS Conviction X is a sensitive, minimalist CrossFit shoe. It performed well on running and light weight lifting. This model is also exceptionally...

Asolo Bullet GTX - Women's
The Asolo Bullet is essentially a better built, more comfortable (though more expensive) Kailash. They are both midweight waterproof boots that are...

Balance Community Titen Series Custom Pulley System
[tip]Balance Community products are only available online directly from them at balancecommunity.com. For slacklines that are more widely available, we...

Cilo Gear Duffel
This is an excellent duffel with many advantages such as its durability, light weight, weather resistance and a long and easy-to-pack shape. It weighs only...

Coleman Quad
The Coleman Quad was the largest and heaviest lantern that we tested. Its weight and size is due to the fact that it is made up of four removable lights...

Columbia Platinum 860 Turbodown Hooded Jacket
The Columbia Platinum 860 Turbodown Hooded Jacket is heavy on tech and light on features. It's also very warm and fits like a small house (just in case you...

Flip-Box Collapsible Iceless
The Flip-Box Iceless cooler is the lightest in our test and perhaps a model that the average consumer will use more frequently than any other design. In...

Fox Freeride - Women's
Fox pretty much hit the nail on the head with their Freeride short. They've taken everything you need in a downhill short and added in a few bonus features...

Fox Freeride - Women's
Fox pretty much hit the nail on the head with their Freeride short. They've taken everything you need in a downhill short and added in a few bonus features...

Haglofs Barrier Pro Hood
This product has been discontinued and replaced with the Haglofs Barrier Pro II Hood. The Haglofs Barrier Pro Hood is one of our favorite light synthetic...

Helly Hansen Seven J
The Helly Hansen Seven J rain jacket is a budget 2-layer, mesh-lined rain jacket. While it seals out rain just fine, it is the heaviest and the least...

Kate's Real Food Bar
Top Pick Award Meal Replacement Bar Award goes to Kate's Read Food Bar, made in small batches out of Kate's kitchen in Victor Idaho, Kate's Bars are a...

Kate's Real Food Bar
Top Pick Award Meal Replacement Bar Award goes to Kate's Read Food Bar, made in small batches out of Kate's kitchen in Victor Idaho, Kate's Bars are a...

Minus33 Isolation Midweight Wool
The lowest-priced merino wool top has to count for something. While we appreciated other models more, this is a decent option for outdoor enthusiasts who...

Montane Ice Guide
The Montane Ice Guide is a well featured and very warm jacket intended as a climbing or belay jacket for winter conditions. In our testing we found the...

Mountain Hardwear Microchill 2.0
Consisting of micro fleece fabric, this top struck us more like a mid-layer than a base layer. As such, it didn't score well among the competition

Nemo Cosmo Air
The Nemo Cosmo is a wider and longer version of the company's Astro sleeping pad. We tested the uninsulated Air version over a year of camping trips...

Nemo Cosmo Air
The Nemo Cosmo is a wider and longer version of the company's Astro sleeping pad. We tested the uninsulated Air version over a year of camping trips...

Nikwax Sandal Wash
Have you ever had that nasty Chaco sandal funk? Good news! There is an easy way to get rid of it! Usually we would think that you could clean your...

Nikwax Sandal Wash
Have you ever had that nasty Chaco sandal funk? Good news! There is an easy way to get rid of it! Usually we would think that you could clean your...

Nikwax Sandal Wash
Have you ever had that nasty Chaco sandal funk? Good news! There is an easy way to get rid of it! Usually we would think that you could clean your...

Outdoor Research Alibi
The Outdoor Research Alibi is a climbing softshell that scores below average in our ratings. Two different fabrics are placed strategically to optimize...

Patagonia Better Sweater - Women's
A non-technical fleece with a heathered sweater-knit exterior, the Patagonia Better Sweater has a casual wear-it-to-the-office look. While not extremely...

Patagonia Better Sweater - Women's
A non-technical fleece with a heathered sweater-knit exterior, the Patagonia Better Sweater has a casual wear-it-to-the-office look. While not extremely...

Patagonia Crag Daddy
The Patagonia Crag Daddy wins our Editors' Choice award for two basic reasons: it's designed in our favorite duffle-bag style and it's got the capacity to...

Patagonia Piton Hybrid Hoody - Women's
A previous Editors' Choice award winner, the Patagonia Piton Hybrid Hoody is an all-around high-performing fleece that ranked well in almost all of our...

Patagonia R3 Hi-Loft - Men's
The R3 Hi-Loft was was replaced by the updated Patagonia R3 Jacket (new Fall 2013). We've left our original review intact in because the Hi-Loft will...

ProBar
In our testing, climbers, weight trainers, hikers and bikers raved about ProBars, for their taste, nutritional value, organic and raw ingredients, and...

ProBar
In our testing, climbers, weight trainers, hikers and bikers raved about ProBars, for their taste, nutritional value, organic and raw ingredients, and...

Schwinn Aluminum Frame Pump
A great looking, lightweight frame pump from a trusted name, the Schwinn Aluminum is very affordable and has it's place among low volume tires and sports...

tasc Base Layer
This manufacturer was a new one for us at OutdoorGearLab, and we were fairly impressed. Its unique composition of bamboo, merino wool, and lycra set it apart

Topeak Pocket Rocket
Topeak's Pocket Rocket is just that - a strong, durable pump in a small, lightweight body. It can be mounted under either water bottle cage and while...

Topeak Pocket Rocket
Topeak's Pocket Rocket is just that - a strong, durable pump in a small, lightweight body. It can be mounted under either water bottle cage and while...

Under Armour Base 4.0
This athletic top is suited for mid to high-intensity sports in cool to cold temps. It breathes and doesn't insulate too much, but our testers..

Wild Things Power Stretch 1/4-Zip Hoody
The Wild Things Power Stretch 1/4-Zip Hoody is our lowest rated lightweight hooded fleece. We tested it head to head with the Patagonia R1 Hoody and...

How to Choose a Pedometer
How will you sort through the burgeoning and varied market for personal step counters? We are here to help you with that process. Our testing team selected...

Men's Ski Pants Buying Guide
Whether you ski or snowboard, you'll have to cover your legs with something. We break down the choices you'll make to ease the shopping process in this...

Cygolite Expilion 850
The Cygolite Expilion 850 is a high performance bike light for commuting and occasional off-road riding. It has a relatively wide, even beam pattern and a...

Cygolite Metro 400
The Cygolite Metro 400 is a great light for commuting if you are on a budget. While there are many $10-$30 bike lights out there, if you look at our...

Light and Motion Taz 1500
The Light and Motion Taz 1500 is a high-powered portable "cross-over" bike light designed for mountain biking AND commuting. The light is approximately as...

Light and Motion Urban 800
The Light and Motion Urban 800 offers exceptional beam quality with lightweight packaging and a number of unique features. While it scores relatively high...

Cygolite Expilion 850
The Cygolite Expilion 850 is a high performance bike light for commuting and occasional off-road riding. It has a relatively wide, even beam pattern and a...

Cygolite Metro 400
The Cygolite Metro 400 is a great light for commuting if you are on a budget. While there are many $10-$30 bike lights out there, if you look at our...

Light and Motion Taz 1500
The Light and Motion Taz 1500 is a high-powered portable "cross-over" bike light designed for mountain biking AND commuting. The light is approximately as...

Light and Motion Urban 800
The Light and Motion Urban 800 offers exceptional beam quality with lightweight packaging and a number of unique features. While it scores relatively high...

Light and Motion Vis 360+
The Light and Motion Vis 360+ is a helmet specific bike light that makes commuting easier and safer than any of the other lights we tested. As a bonus...

Light and Motion Vis 360+
The Light and Motion Vis 360+ is a helmet specific bike light that makes commuting easier and safer than any of the other lights we tested. As a bonus...

Light and Motion Vis 360+
The Light and Motion Vis 360+ is a helmet specific bike light that makes commuting easier and safer than any of the other lights we tested. As a bonus...

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...

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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...

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 Softshell Jackets of 2019
Our review tests the top softshell jackets and lets you know which ones are the best for the activities you regularly partake in..

Big Agnes Three Forks Shelter
This beach canopy offers protection for four people to fit easily and enough stability options to make this shelter accessible in windy conditions. The...

PahaQue Cottonwood LT
For beach canopies, few can rival the integrity and weather resistance of this one. That strength comes at a cost, though, in its portability

The Best Canopy Tents of 2019
If you're on the prowl for a canopy tent to suit your needs, you've come to the right place. Our experienced team has studied and tested ten canopy tents...

Ratings for The Best Canopy Tents of 2019
If you're on the prowl for a canopy tent to suit your needs, you've come to the right place. Our experienced team has studied and tested ten canopy tents...

How to Choose a Canopy Tent
New to the canopy market, or just want help narrowing your search? This article has your back. Our experts break down the options on the market to help you

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Canopy Tents of 2019
If you're on the prowl for a canopy tent to suit your needs, you've come to the right place. Our experienced team has studied and tested ten canopy tents...

How We Tested for The Best Canopy Tents of 2019
If you're on the prowl for a canopy tent to suit your needs, you've come to the right place. Our experienced team has studied and tested ten canopy tents...

Compare Competitors for The Best Canopy Tents of 2019
If you're on the prowl for a canopy tent to suit your needs, you've come to the right place. Our experienced team has studied and tested ten canopy tents...

The Best Canopy Tents of 2019
If you're on the prowl for a canopy tent to suit your needs, you've come to the right place. Our experienced team has studied and tested ten canopy tents...

Ratings for The Best Canopy Tents of 2019
If you're on the prowl for a canopy tent to suit your needs, you've come to the right place. Our experienced team has studied and tested ten canopy tents...

How We Tested for The Best Canopy Tents of 2019
If you're on the prowl for a canopy tent to suit your needs, you've come to the right place. Our experienced team has studied and tested ten canopy tents...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Canopy Tents of 2019
If you're on the prowl for a canopy tent to suit your needs, you've come to the right place. Our experienced team has studied and tested ten canopy tents...

Compare Competitors for The Best Canopy Tents of 2019
If you're on the prowl for a canopy tent to suit your needs, you've come to the right place. Our experienced team has studied and tested ten canopy tents...

Big Agnes Three Forks Shelter
This beach canopy offers protection for four people to fit easily and enough stability options to make this shelter accessible in windy conditions. The...

PahaQue Cottonwood LT
For beach canopies, few can rival the integrity and weather resistance of this one. That strength comes at a cost, though, in its portability

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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...

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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...

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...

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...

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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

Trango SuperFly
When this biner first came out it was my favorite. I instantly bought a bunch, put them on my rack and was psyched. That was about 10 years ago. Now the...

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Footwear has evolved over several hundred years, and today running shoes often feature lots of cushioning and bulky features. Compared to the thousands of...

How to Choose an Ultralight Sleeping Bag
Choosing an ultralight sleeping bag that best suits your needs means considering a myriad of things, such as the activity you will be using it for, the...

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The Best Rock Climbing Shoes of 2019
We pick the best rock climbing shoes for bouldering, sport, trad, gym, kids, and beginners. No matter your budget, we have a pick for you.

Mountain Hardwear Mountain Tech Jacket - Men's
The Mountain Hardwear Mountain Tech Jacket is a heavyweight fleece with a windproof membrane. The jacket performs well around town as an outerlayer but is...

The Best Climbing Harness of 2019
After analyzing over 50 harnesses, we bought the best 12 for extensive side-by-side testing. From versatile all-arounders to specialty harnesses designed...

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Rab Scree
An ankle-length gaiter that does an admirable job of keeping dirt and debris out of your footwear so that you can stay on the move.

Patagonia Super Alpine
The Super Alpine is Patagonia's most durable all-purpose hardshell. The Super Alpine is our top rated all-purpose durable hardshell. It performs very well...

Arc'teryx Gamma LT Pant - Women's
A trim-fitting softshell pant for hiking in stormy weather and colder days. While lighter than most softshell material and also breathable, the pants are...

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...

Picking the Best Ice Axe
On the search for an ice axe? We can help with that. We tested 15 top of the line models to determine which performed the best across a variety of metrics...


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