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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...

Delsey Helium Titanium 25"
A great looking and functionally smart hard-sided spinner styled to make an impression on everyone in the room. Best for occasional travel with lighter...

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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 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 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...

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

The Best Women's Climbing Shoes of 2019
We weeded through dozens of pairs of climbing shoes to find the top contenders, created especially for women. We have climbed cracks, boulders, big walls...

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...

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Brooks Range Foray
The Brooks Range Foray is a mid-weight, three-season tent with many strength-enhancing features found on four-season tents. It has the most guy points and...

DMM V Twin
[tip]The V Twin has been discontinued. We recommend you check out our Top Pick Award winner, the Black Diamond ATC Guide or our Best Buy Award winner, the...

Easton Kilo 2
The Easton Kilo 2 is our lowest rated lightweight tent and one of the lowest rated tents of all 24 tested. It's weaker and less comfortable than the vast...

Engel 65
This convenient little cooler brings a good performance to the table without costing as much as most of the competition. It boasts decent insulation and...

GoLite Wolf Creek L2
This is a solid and comfortable tent at a good price.

Helinox One
Nearly identical in design to our overall favorite umbrella. This is a great option for hiking if that's your jam, being lightweight and simple

Kelty Low Loveseat
What it lacks in portability, the Low Loveseat makes up for in comfort and durability. It's sure to be a popular chair with all your friends...

OMM Mountain Raid 40
The OMM Mountain Raid 40 is an ultralight 14 oz synthetic sleeping bag for adventure racing, travel, emergency use, and times when you need lightweight...

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

Rab Neutrino 200
The Rab Neutrino 200 is one of the most disappointing sleeping bags we've tested. It has high quality 800-fill power down, but just not enough of it. The...

Reef Draftsmen
The Reef Draftsmen is a stylish leather flop with a quick break-in time. Unfortunately, a quick break in time also means a quick breakdown time, and these...

Sierra Designs LT Strike 2
The Sierra Designs LT Strike 2 uses a radical, conversation-starting "Eye Pole" design that creates steep walls and a flat roof. This is one of the most...

Spire Stone
We granted the Spire activity and mindfulness tracker a Top Pick award for its clever integration of accelerometer data with app-based guided meditation...

Sterling Rock Gym
If you are looking for a cheap rope that you can bang up in the gym, the Sterling Rock Gym is a great option. Since it comes in short lengths, like 37...

Suunto 9 Baro
This is a solid watch for a wide variety of outdoor activities. Its touchscreen makes it easy to use, and its clear graphs and accurate altimeter give us...

Topeak Road Morph
The Road Morph G absolutely wins for our "Best in Theory" award, and it is too bad that the reality falls a bit short of this theory. Incorporating...

REI Co-op Trail 25
The Trail 25 from REI is a very durable, well designed pack that you will be able to the office and the mountain for years.

Engel 65
This convenient little cooler brings a good performance to the table without costing as much as most of the competition. It boasts decent insulation and...

REI Co-op Trail 25
The Trail 25 from REI is a very durable, well designed pack that you will be able to the office and the mountain for years.

NOBULL Lifter - Women's
These shoes are gorgeous, and they are equally as impressive in their function as lifters as they are in their beauty. The Lifters were not chosen as our...

SmartWool PhD Outdoor Ultra Light Micro Socks Men's
The Smartwool PhD Outdoor Ultra Light Micro Socks are a well balanced mix of 54% Merino Wool, 42% Nylon and 4% Elastane. A blend of fabrics and fabric...

Mountain Hardwear Blazar Pullover
The Mountain Hardwear Blazar is the lightest three-layer hardshell we know of. However, our side-by-side tests with other jackets that weigh 0.2 oz. -- 0.8...

Patagonia Piton Hybrid Hoody - Men's
The Piton Hybrid Hoody is a good quality fleece that attempts to perform well as an outer layer. The jacket is moderately successful at this goal due to...

Sierra Designs Zissou 15
The Zissou has been the darling of the outdoor industry press in 2012. The bag is one of the first of its kind to use chemically coated hydrophobic down...

Brooks Range Invasion
The Brooks Range Invasion uses an innovative pole design and superlight fabric in order to provide a lot of covered space for only 3 lb. 7 oz. The tent...

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...

Black Diamond Contour Elliptic Shock
These poles are burly!!!! The Black Diamond Contour Elliptic Shock are straight up the toughest poles in our review in every way, the downside, they are...

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...

Marmot Leadville
The Marmot Leadville is one of our top rated non-hooded softshells. This jacket's combination of materials and great features make it a top performer for...

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...

Patagonia R1 Pullover - Men's
The Patagonia R1 Pullover is a highly versatile, breathable, and compressible lightweight fleece jacket. Alpinists and backcountry skiers literally live in...

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...

Troy Lee Designs A2 MIPS
The Troy Lee A2 MIPS is a popular half shell mountain bike helmet that impressed our testers with a good combination of protection, comfort, ventilation...

Trango Low Bulk 11mm Sling
The Trango Low Bulk 11 Sling does everything well, while simply not having the metrics or innovative design required to be one of the top scorers in this...

Kitsbow Mescal Ventilated
Quality craftsmanship, attention to detail, and thoughtful design are hallmarks of Kitsbow's Editors' Choice winning shorts.

Coleman RoadTrip LXE
An excellent, reliable grill. This sturdy model features a large grilling surface area and two burners. It's not the most portable, though

Thule Chariot Cross 2
Thule's top-shelf bike trailer is our Top Pick for Athletes because of its durability and its impressive performance off-road and in any weather conditions.

Grand Trunk OneMade Double
The OneMade Double is a super comfortable hammock that is great for two people who want to lounge together. It is the stronger, lighter, and more compact...

Grand Trunk OneMade Double
The OneMade Double is a super comfortable hammock that is great for two people who want to lounge together. It is the stronger, lighter, and more compact...

Thule Chariot Lite 2
The safe and durable Thule Chariot Lite 2 is a more basic version of its fancier sibling, the Chariot Cross 2.

Thule Chariot Lite 2
The safe and durable Thule Chariot Lite 2 is a more basic version of its fancier sibling, the Chariot Cross 2.

Thule Chariot Lite 2
The safe and durable Thule Chariot Lite 2 is a more basic version of its fancier sibling, the Chariot Cross 2.

Black Diamond Nylon Sewn Runner
The Black Diamond Nylon Sewn Runner is our Best Bang for the Buck award winner because it is the lowest cost sling available today, with only small...

Petzl Reverso
A lightweight tube-style belay device with an auto-block function for belaying a second off the anchor. It functions similarly to the Black Diamond ATC...

Petzl Reverso
A lightweight tube-style belay device with an auto-block function for belaying a second off the anchor. It functions similarly to the Black Diamond ATC...

Petzl Reverso
A lightweight tube-style belay device with an auto-block function for belaying a second off the anchor. It functions similarly to the Black Diamond ATC...

Petzl Reverso
A lightweight tube-style belay device with an auto-block function for belaying a second off the anchor. It functions similarly to the Black Diamond ATC...

Arc'teryx Bora2 Mid GTX
A futuristic hiking boot that works well in cold and wet climates but performs poorly in dry conditions. The inner bootie

Vasque St. Elias FG GTX
A burly hiking boot that has what it takes to feel confident in demanding conditions. It is a high-cut boot that gives above average stability and...

Arc'teryx Bora2 Mid GTX
A futuristic hiking boot that works well in cold and wet climates but performs poorly in dry conditions. The inner bootie

Vasque St. Elias FG GTX
A burly hiking boot that has what it takes to feel confident in demanding conditions. It is a high-cut boot that gives above average stability and...

Arc'teryx Bora2 Mid GTX
A futuristic hiking boot that works well in cold and wet climates but performs poorly in dry conditions. The inner bootie

Blunt Metro
A fresh and funky take on umbrella style, this product underwhelmed us in rain protection. For those placing form above function, this is

Potable Aqua Purification Tablets
This iodine-based chemical treatment works as an emergency back-up system, but there are better options out on the market. These options are lighter...

Blunt Metro
A fresh and funky take on umbrella style, this product underwhelmed us in rain protection. For those placing form above function, this is

Blunt Metro
A fresh and funky take on umbrella style, this product underwhelmed us in rain protection. For those placing form above function, this is

Potable Aqua Purification Tablets
This iodine-based chemical treatment works as an emergency back-up system, but there are better options out on the market. These options are lighter...

Warbonnet Original Blackbird
The Blackbird is our Editors' Choice award-winning hammock for its comfort, ease of set up, and weight. It is fully featured with spacious storage and as...

Hennessy Ultralite Backpacker Classic
The Ultralite Backpacker Asym is one of the very few hammocks we tested that, without an upgrade, comes with a rain fly, and it's lighter than the other...

Hennessy Ultralite Backpacker Classic
The Ultralite Backpacker Asym is one of the very few hammocks we tested that, without an upgrade, comes with a rain fly, and it's lighter than the other...

Warbonnet Original Blackbird
The Blackbird is our Editors' Choice award-winning hammock for its comfort, ease of set up, and weight. It is fully featured with spacious storage and as...

Sierra Designs Cloud 20
This bag promises to ensure that you never struggle with a snagged sleeping bag zipper again. On that promise it delivers but there are drawbacks...

Kelty Cosmic 20
This bag is proof that a piece of gear can be great without being the best in any particular area. It's a comfortable sleeping bag that...

Kelty Cosmic Down 40
This is by far the least expensive lightweight sleeping bag we have ever seen. It uses relatively low-quality 600 fill down and is not as light for its...

Sierra Designs Cloud 20
This bag promises to ensure that you never struggle with a snagged sleeping bag zipper again. On that promise it delivers but there are drawbacks...

Sierra Designs Cloud 20
This bag promises to ensure that you never struggle with a snagged sleeping bag zipper again. On that promise it delivers but there are drawbacks...

Sierra Designs Cloud 20
This bag promises to ensure that you never struggle with a snagged sleeping bag zipper again. On that promise it delivers but there are drawbacks...

Sierra Designs Cloud 20
This bag promises to ensure that you never struggle with a snagged sleeping bag zipper again. On that promise it delivers but there are drawbacks...

REI Co-op Paddler's Hat
The REI Co-op Paddler's is a wide-brimmed, breathable hat that's a solid choice for hikes and paddles on hot days. Unfortunately, the similarly inexpensive...

REI Co-Op Stuff Travel 20
It packs into its own pocket and can be tossed in your luggage, then quickly deployed for day use once you arrive at your destination. It’s not a high...

Marmot Phase 30
Lightweight, comfortable, and versatile, this fully hooded mummy bag garnished recognition for its features that aid in water resistance…

Western Mountaineering Summerlite
Regarding materials, warmth, and weight, this is a high-quality ultralight bag. For those seeking a traditional hooded mummy with a full zip, this is a...

REI Co-Op Stuff Travel 20
It packs into its own pocket and can be tossed in your luggage, then quickly deployed for day use once you arrive at your destination. It’s not a high...

REI Co-op Paddler's Hat
The REI Co-op Paddler's is a wide-brimmed, breathable hat that's a solid choice for hikes and paddles on hot days. Unfortunately, the similarly inexpensive...

REI Co-Op Stuff Travel 20
It packs into its own pocket and can be tossed in your luggage, then quickly deployed for day use once you arrive at your destination. It’s not a high...

Vasque Grand Traverse - Women's
This shoe was a crowd pleaser thanks to its stellar performance in nearly every category. With great comfort to excellent support and durability, this...

Vasque Grand Traverse - Women's
This shoe was a crowd pleaser thanks to its stellar performance in nearly every category. With great comfort to excellent support and durability, this...

Oboz Sawtooth II Low BDry - Women's
Durable, protective, comfortable, and ready to tackle both short hikes and multi-day adventures. Versatile for all your adventure plans

The North Face Paramount Convertible - Women's
The latest version of this long-standing pant got rid of the things we loved, creating a bulky, heavy pant that just doesn't stack up.

Platypus Big Zip EVO
This winner offers a durable and reliable design best for backpacking and hiking. It wins this year's coveted award because of its spectacular performance...

The North Face Paramount Convertible - Women's
The latest version of this long-standing pant got rid of the things we loved, creating a bulky, heavy pant that just doesn't stack up.

Oboz Sawtooth II Low BDry - Women's
Durable, protective, comfortable, and ready to tackle both short hikes and multi-day adventures. Versatile for all your adventure plans

Platypus Big Zip EVO
This winner offers a durable and reliable design best for backpacking and hiking. It wins this year's coveted award because of its spectacular performance...

The North Face Paramount Convertible - Women's
The latest version of this long-standing pant got rid of the things we loved, creating a bulky, heavy pant that just doesn't stack up.

Platypus Big Zip EVO
This winner offers a durable and reliable design best for backpacking and hiking. It wins this year's coveted award because of its spectacular performance...

The North Face Paramount Convertible - Women's
The latest version of this long-standing pant got rid of the things we loved, creating a bulky, heavy pant that just doesn't stack up.

The North Face Paramount Convertible - Women's
The latest version of this long-standing pant got rid of the things we loved, creating a bulky, heavy pant that just doesn't stack up.

The North Face Paramount Convertible - Women's
The latest version of this long-standing pant got rid of the things we loved, creating a bulky, heavy pant that just doesn't stack up.

Kelty Cosmic 20 - Women's
Retailing for an unbeatable price, the Cosmic is the lowest price down bag in this review. If you're looking to get a decent quality down bag for your next...

IceMule Pro
Taking a hike no longer precludes you from having a chilled lunch and refreshment during. This workhorse is our Top Pick for Long Distance Carrying for the...

Thule Force XT XL
This is a solid cargo box that stands out for its durable construction, spacious design, simple mounting system, and subtle appearance.

Yeti Cycles Norrie 2.0
With improved pockets, we have nothing to complain about with the updated Norrie 2.0. It still looks great, holds up to bushes and rocks, and is...

Yeti Cycles Norrie 2.0
With improved pockets, we have nothing to complain about with the updated Norrie 2.0. It still looks great, holds up to bushes and rocks, and is...

IceMule Pro
Taking a hike no longer precludes you from having a chilled lunch and refreshment during. This workhorse is our Top Pick for Long Distance Carrying for the...

IceMule Pro
Taking a hike no longer precludes you from having a chilled lunch and refreshment during. This workhorse is our Top Pick for Long Distance Carrying for the...

Outdoor Research Ferrosi Pants
These leg-covers are the best overall hiking pant because of their breathability, a great combination of comfort and mobility, and a variety of features...

Outdoor Research Ferrosi Pants
These leg-covers are the best overall hiking pant because of their breathability, a great combination of comfort and mobility, and a variety of features...

Teva Original Universal - Women's
When a design has stood the test of time, it's generally worth considering. With a modest price tag, this model brings a good amount of performance

Santa Cruz Chameleon R1+ 2019
The Chameleon's many skillsets keep it from excelling at any given one, except for BMX style antics. With all of its wheel size and geometry options...

Kelty Cosmic 20 - Women's
Retailing for an unbeatable price, the Cosmic is the lowest price down bag in this review. If you're looking to get a decent quality down bag for your next...

Troy Lee Designs Skyline - Women's
The Skyline from Troy Lee Designs is an affordable pair of shorts that offers comfort and breathability with a good amount of protection. They are not...

Troy Lee Designs Skyline - Women's
The Skyline from Troy Lee Designs is an affordable pair of shorts that offers comfort and breathability with a good amount of protection. They are not...

Troy Lee Designs Skyline - Women's
The Skyline from Troy Lee Designs is an affordable pair of shorts that offers comfort and breathability with a good amount of protection. They are not...

Osprey Viva 50
The Osprey Viva 50 is simple and uncomplicated, perfect for women just delving into backpacking. While Osprey recommends this backpack for both...

Osprey Viva 50
The Osprey Viva 50 is simple and uncomplicated, perfect for women just delving into backpacking. While Osprey recommends this backpack for both...

Ultimate Direction FKT
An excellent pack for massive days out in the mountains when the adventure necessitates a high level of preparation and running equipment. The capacity of...

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Survival Frog TACT Bivvy 2.0
Although this product is marketed as a bivvy sack, we found it to be suited for only very occasional use and even then it was prone to rips and tears. We...

TETON Sports XL
This model looks and feels more like a pillow from your home bedroom than any other in this review. Its simple, two-piece design (pillow and pillowcase)...

1Up USA 2" Heavy Duty Double
The 1UP USA Heavy Duty Double is a burly aluminum tray-style hitch rack with a unique design. With dual wheel clamps, bikes can be placed on the rack...

Organic Simple
Simply the best stand-alone mid-sized crash pad on the market. This pad features bomber construction with the most durable materials, the best foam on the...

Jade Harmony
A favorite mats die to its great traction, but it doesn't last very long and is a bit disappointing.

TETON Sports XL
This model looks and feels more like a pillow from your home bedroom than any other in this review. Its simple, two-piece design (pillow and pillowcase)...

Jade Harmony
A favorite mats die to its great traction, but it doesn't last very long and is a bit disappointing.

Jade Harmony
A favorite mats die to its great traction, but it doesn't last very long and is a bit disappointing.

Organic Simple
Simply the best stand-alone mid-sized crash pad on the market. This pad features bomber construction with the most durable materials, the best foam on the...

Organic Simple
Simply the best stand-alone mid-sized crash pad on the market. This pad features bomber construction with the most durable materials, the best foam on the...

Organic Simple
Simply the best stand-alone mid-sized crash pad on the market. This pad features bomber construction with the most durable materials, the best foam on the...

How to Best Use Your Activity Tracker and Handheld GPS
Tracking and Navigating Your Outdoor Activity In the "information age" and the era of the "quantified self", outdoor enthusiasts and athletes are looking...

How to Best Use Your Activity Tracker and Handheld GPS
Tracking and Navigating Your Outdoor Activity In the "information age" and the era of the "quantified self", outdoor enthusiasts and athletes are looking...

Canyon Spectral WMN CF 7.0
The Canyon Spectral WMN CF 7.0 takes home our Best Buy Award for its impressive price to performance ratio. This is a versatile all-around trail bike with...

Juliana Furtado Carbon 27.5+ S
The 130mm travel Juliana Furtdao is a great mid-travel trail bike that is an agile and playful bike that eats up the climbs and dances down descents. This...

Cannondale Habit 1 Carbon - Women's
The Habit 1 Carbon Women's is an aggressive mid-travel 29er with a solid all-around performance. This bike combines modest travel numbers with aggressive...

Specialized Stumpjumper Comp Carbon 27.5 12-Speed - Women's
The Specialized Stumpjumper Comp Carbon takes home our Editor's Choice Award for its impressively user-friendly and well-rounded performance. Whether you...

Juliana Joplin S Carbon C 2018
The Juliana Joplin is a ripping short travel trail bike that beautifully blends uphill and downhill performance. Despite having a mere 110/120mm of travel...

Yeti SB5 Beti XT/SLX 2018
The Yeti Beti SB5 is an attractive 27.5-inch trail bike with the perfect amount of travel for most situations. Uphill and downhill performance is reliable...

Feathered Friends Hummingbird UL 30
Hoping to trim some weight from your overnight kit? The ultralight Hummingbird is a great place to start. This narrow bag saves weight

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
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Buying Advice for The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
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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...

Buying Advice for The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
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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
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The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
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The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
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Buying Advice for The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
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Buying Advice for The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
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How We Tested for The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
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Ratings for The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
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How We Tested for The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
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Ratings for The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
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Compare Competitors for The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
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Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
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Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
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Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
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Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
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Ratings for The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
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Compare Competitors for The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
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How We Tested for The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
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Ratings for The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
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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...

How We Tested for The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
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Feathered Friends Hummingbird UL 30
Hoping to trim some weight from your overnight kit? The ultralight Hummingbird is a great place to start. This narrow bag saves weight

Feathered Friends Hummingbird UL 30
Hoping to trim some weight from your overnight kit? The ultralight Hummingbird is a great place to start. This narrow bag saves weight

Helinox Beach Chair
Are you ready for the beach but sick of spending all day on a towel or lugging around a gigantic chair? Check out this lightweight, comfortable chair that...

Helinox Chair One
This contender is one of the most comfortable, stable, and durable of all portable chair models we tested.

Helinox Chair Zero
Insanely lightweight while retaining comfort and durability, though more challenging to use due to its low seat height and more tippy nature.

Helinox Chair One
This contender is one of the most comfortable, stable, and durable of all portable chair models we tested.

Tacx Neo 2 Smart
Tacx’s top-of-the-line machine is an awesome improvement on an already impressive smart trainer. It maintains all of the original functions but adds in a...

CycleOps H2 Smart
In releasing the H2, CycleOps did a great job of maintaining what was great about the Hammer and adding in only what was demanded by riders. Among other...

CycleOps Fluid 2
Our Top Pick for Tire Drive Trainers because it beats out the competition on not just price, but on ease-of-use, cross-platform compatibility, road-feel...

HOKA Speedgoat 3
Having seen only very minor revisions from the previous version, mostly to the upper, which has changed the configuration of protective TPU overlays…

Nike Air Zoom Wildhorse 5
Newly released, it remains fairly true to the design and intent of the previous version, that is, a protective, high mileage shoe at a relatively light...

Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 5
A lightweight, sensitive shoe that still offer a lot of underfoot protection and good traction on all surfaces.

Saucony Peregrine ISO
Continues the tradition of super plush and comfortable trail running shoes with oversized aggressive traction that runners have come to expect from these...

Saucony Peregrine ISO
Continues the tradition of super plush and comfortable trail running shoes with oversized aggressive traction that runners have come to expect from these...

Salomon Speedcross 5
Wins our Top Pick Award for the Best Traction because its new rubber sticks to rocks and wet terrain better than any other, and still features the insane...

Salomon S/Lab Ultra 2
The highest scoring shoe in our review and thus wins our award for the Best Overall Trail Running shoe, and offer the perfect choice for those with...

Mad Rock Concorde
The Concorde is the least expensive quickdraw in our test group. While it received a lower overall score, it still works, so if the price is right, this...

Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 5
A lightweight, sensitive shoe that still offer a lot of underfoot protection and good traction on all surfaces.

Salomon Speedcross 5
Wins our Top Pick Award for the Best Traction because its new rubber sticks to rocks and wet terrain better than any other, and still features the insane...

Saucony Peregrine ISO
Continues the tradition of super plush and comfortable trail running shoes with oversized aggressive traction that runners have come to expect from these...

Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 5
A lightweight, sensitive shoe that still offer a lot of underfoot protection and good traction on all surfaces.

Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 5
A lightweight, sensitive shoe that still offer a lot of underfoot protection and good traction on all surfaces.

Saucony Peregrine ISO
Continues the tradition of super plush and comfortable trail running shoes with oversized aggressive traction that runners have come to expect from these...

Saucony Peregrine ISO
Continues the tradition of super plush and comfortable trail running shoes with oversized aggressive traction that runners have come to expect from these...

Salomon Speedcross 5
Wins our Top Pick Award for the Best Traction because its new rubber sticks to rocks and wet terrain better than any other, and still features the insane...

Saucony Peregrine ISO
Continues the tradition of super plush and comfortable trail running shoes with oversized aggressive traction that runners have come to expect from these...

Salomon Speedcross 5
Wins our Top Pick Award for the Best Traction because its new rubber sticks to rocks and wet terrain better than any other, and still features the insane...

Saucony Peregrine ISO
Continues the tradition of super plush and comfortable trail running shoes with oversized aggressive traction that runners have come to expect from these...

Saucony Peregrine ISO
Continues the tradition of super plush and comfortable trail running shoes with oversized aggressive traction that runners have come to expect from these...

La Sportiva Bushido 2 - Women's
The tried and true trail running beast gets a new makeover! Renowned for its performance on technical terrain, it still offers a sensitive ride with just...

Topo Athletic Terraventure 2 - Women's
This wide and low-profile shoe is a direct rival of the Altra brand trail running shoes. It offers durable construction with a totally bomber Vibram sole...

Saucony Peregrine ISO - Women's
A comfortable and versatile trail runner that's one of our favorites, earning it our Best Buy award winner. Featuring some of the best overall performance...

Saucony Peregrine ISO - Women's
A comfortable and versatile trail runner that's one of our favorites, earning it our Best Buy award winner. Featuring some of the best overall performance...

Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 5 - Women's
A lightweight and stable shoe option that can tackle most surfaces from the desert mountains to the high alpine. We tested this shoe for 60+ miles in...

Brooks Caldera 3 - Women's
The newest iteration brings about the same wonderful comfort and responsive ride as its predecessors. This year, they integrate a new 'sticky' outsole that...

Surftech/prAna Catalyst Tuflite VT
If you want a top-notch SUP that not only is superb to paddle but sleek and stylish as well, then the Surftech Catalyst is for you. This is one of our...

Saucony Peregrine ISO - Women's
A comfortable and versatile trail runner that's one of our favorites, earning it our Best Buy award winner. Featuring some of the best overall performance...

Saucony Peregrine ISO - Women's
A comfortable and versatile trail runner that's one of our favorites, earning it our Best Buy award winner. Featuring some of the best overall performance...

Saucony Peregrine ISO - Women's
A comfortable and versatile trail runner that's one of our favorites, earning it our Best Buy award winner. Featuring some of the best overall performance...

Saucony Peregrine ISO - Women's
A comfortable and versatile trail runner that's one of our favorites, earning it our Best Buy award winner. Featuring some of the best overall performance...

Saucony Peregrine ISO - Women's
A comfortable and versatile trail runner that's one of our favorites, earning it our Best Buy award winner. Featuring some of the best overall performance...

La Sportiva Bushido 2 - Women's
The tried and true trail running beast gets a new makeover! Renowned for its performance on technical terrain, it still offers a sensitive ride with just...

La Sportiva Bushido 2 - Women's
The tried and true trail running beast gets a new makeover! Renowned for its performance on technical terrain, it still offers a sensitive ride with just...

La Sportiva Bushido 2 - Women's
The tried and true trail running beast gets a new makeover! Renowned for its performance on technical terrain, it still offers a sensitive ride with just...

Melitta 1-Cup Pour-Over
If you want to get brewing easily for just a few bucks, the Melitta 1-Cup Pour Over is here to save the day. This simple cone costs less than $10 (not...

Merrell Vapor Glove 4
Our Editors' Choice for barefoot running shoes, this shoe delivers extraordinary ground-feel and barefoot accuracy in a road trainer that performs equally...

Merrell Vapor Glove 4 - Women's
Like wearing a durable sock. The thin, supple, zero drop soles, wide toe box, and soft uppers allow your feet to move naturally and easily over a variety...

HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat 3 - Women's
This beefy behemoth trail trotter is super comfortable and well-cushioned for any trail distance. Its surprisingly lightweight design is commonly employed...

Brooks Glycerin 17 - Women's
A plush, cozy shoe that is comfortable both inside and out. Earning high marks across the board, we loved the support and softness of this shoe.

Brooks Glycerin 17 - Women's
A plush, cozy shoe that is comfortable both inside and out. Earning high marks across the board, we loved the support and softness of this shoe.

Patagonia Black Hole MLC
This updated model is an even better version of an already award-winning bag. The company replaced the old material, which showed wear and tear relatively...

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 - Women's
Living up to its hype, it balances every metric and is responsive, comfortable, and supportive.

ASICS Gel-Cumulus 20
While it impressed us with its great stability, we were disappointed by the uncomfortable upper. Too narrow and without adequate padding, this shoe was...

Brooks Ghost 11 - Women's
The latest iteration of this very popular shoe, is an amazing all-arounder. Comfortable without compromising support or responsiveness, this was the...

Brooks Ghost 11 - Women's
The latest iteration of this very popular shoe, is an amazing all-arounder. Comfortable without compromising support or responsiveness, this was the...

Brooks Ghost 11 - Women's
The latest iteration of this very popular shoe, is an amazing all-arounder. Comfortable without compromising support or responsiveness, this was the...

Brooks Ghost 11 - Women's
The latest iteration of this very popular shoe, is an amazing all-arounder. Comfortable without compromising support or responsiveness, this was the...

HOKA ONE ONE Bondi 6 - Women's
An amazing, unique shoe built for high mileage, we awarded it our Top Pick for Going the Distance Award for its highly cushioned sole despite its lack of...

HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 5
Despite HOKA's reputation as a maximum cushioning company, this shoe excells at toning it down a notch for the average runner. We loved the comfortable...

HOKA ONE ONE Mach 2 - Women's
With a minimal upper that feels more natural than supportive, this is a great shoe for runners who want the landing support without feeling cramped.

Rapha Cargo Bib
If you’re a touring guy, these bib shorts need to be on your radar. They have the padding needed for long days stuck in the saddle. They’re tough and...

Hoka OneOne Conquest - Women's
If you're still coming down off the high of your first marathon, you might want to check out the Hoka One One Conquest and add it to your recovery...

Hoka OneOne Conquest - Women's
If you're still coming down off the high of your first marathon, you might want to check out the Hoka One One Conquest and add it to your recovery...

HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 5 - Women's
Offering stacks of responsive cushioning underfoot, this Top Pick for Comfort is best for those that like a lot of cushioning. Many trail runners prefer to...

HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 5
The best maximum cushioning shoe you can buy today because it feels just like running in a normal shoe, while still working hard to dampen the effects of...

Salomon Speedcross 5 - Women's
A Queen of traction, this newly updated trail runner is welcomed with open arms. It features burly and deep lugs that bite down onto the trail. It's best...

Altra Lone Peak 4.0
Features a zero-drop platform with 25mm of underfoot EVA cushioning that makes it reasonably protective and stable, which helps make up for its super-wide...

Altra Escalante 1.5 - Women's
Extremely minimal and light, the Escalante does what Altra has become known for. Decently comfortable, we still cannot recommend this shoe to the average...

Altra Superior 4.0
The Superior 4 is vastly improved with its latest update, and is now more comfortable, looks better, and is significantly lighter than what we have come to...

Altra Lone Peak 4.0 - Women's
Seeking an all-terrain warrior? This longtime favorite features a brand new upper that wicks away water and provides fantastic comfort with even more room...

Melitta 1-Cup Pour-Over
If you want to get brewing easily for just a few bucks, the Melitta 1-Cup Pour Over is here to save the day. This simple cone costs less than $10 (not...

Altra Lone Peak 4.0 - Women's
Seeking an all-terrain warrior? This longtime favorite features a brand new upper that wicks away water and provides fantastic comfort with even more room...

Salomon Speedcross 5 - Women's
A Queen of traction, this newly updated trail runner is welcomed with open arms. It features burly and deep lugs that bite down onto the trail. It's best...

Patagonia Black Hole MLC
This updated model is an even better version of an already award-winning bag. The company replaced the old material, which showed wear and tear relatively...

Salomon Speedcross 5 - Women's
A Queen of traction, this newly updated trail runner is welcomed with open arms. It features burly and deep lugs that bite down onto the trail. It's best...

Altra Lone Peak 4.0 - Women's
Seeking an all-terrain warrior? This longtime favorite features a brand new upper that wicks away water and provides fantastic comfort with even more room...

HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat 3 - Women's
This beefy behemoth trail trotter is super comfortable and well-cushioned for any trail distance. Its surprisingly lightweight design is commonly employed...

Salomon Speedcross 5 - Women's
A Queen of traction, this newly updated trail runner is welcomed with open arms. It features burly and deep lugs that bite down onto the trail. It's best...

HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 5
The best maximum cushioning shoe you can buy today because it feels just like running in a normal shoe, while still working hard to dampen the effects of...

HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 5
The best maximum cushioning shoe you can buy today because it feels just like running in a normal shoe, while still working hard to dampen the effects of...

HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 5
The best maximum cushioning shoe you can buy today because it feels just like running in a normal shoe, while still working hard to dampen the effects of...

ASICS Gel-Cumulus 20
While it impressed us with its great stability, we were disappointed by the uncomfortable upper. Too narrow and without adequate padding, this shoe was...

ASICS Gel-Cumulus 20
While it impressed us with its great stability, we were disappointed by the uncomfortable upper. Too narrow and without adequate padding, this shoe was...

ASICS Gel-Cumulus 20
While it impressed us with its great stability, we were disappointed by the uncomfortable upper. Too narrow and without adequate padding, this shoe was...

Altra Lone Peak 4.0 - Women's
Seeking an all-terrain warrior? This longtime favorite features a brand new upper that wicks away water and provides fantastic comfort with even more room...

Altra Superior 4.0
The Superior 4 is vastly improved with its latest update, and is now more comfortable, looks better, and is significantly lighter than what we have come to...

Altra Superior 4.0
The Superior 4 is vastly improved with its latest update, and is now more comfortable, looks better, and is significantly lighter than what we have come to...

Altra Superior 4.0
The Superior 4 is vastly improved with its latest update, and is now more comfortable, looks better, and is significantly lighter than what we have come to...

Altra Escalante 1.5 - Women's
Extremely minimal and light, the Escalante does what Altra has become known for. Decently comfortable, we still cannot recommend this shoe to the average...

Brooks Glycerin 17 - Women's
A plush, cozy shoe that is comfortable both inside and out. Earning high marks across the board, we loved the support and softness of this shoe.

Brooks Glycerin 17 - Women's
A plush, cozy shoe that is comfortable both inside and out. Earning high marks across the board, we loved the support and softness of this shoe.

Merrell Trail Glove 5
An ultralight option for a trail runner, but with additions of a midsole and rock plate, this shoe is no longer at the top-of-its-class as a barefoot-style...

100% Speedcraft
The 100% Speedcraft impressed our testers with their huge coverage, bold style, and good value. These glasses have loads of coverage with quality...

POC DO Half Blade
They may be expensive, but the Do Half Blade is a high-performance pair of glasses by the Swedish company POC. With ample coverage and a wrap around style...

Smith Attack Max
The Attack Max is a great performance sunglass model from the eyewear giant, Smith Optics. Its all-around performance, including excellent eye protection...

Oakley Flight Jacket
The Flight Jacket is a quality set of performance sunglasses made by the eyewear giant, Oakley. These high-performance glasses have unique styling and a...

Julbo Aero
The Julbo Aero is an impressively lightweight performance sunglass that is best for low to moderate speed activities and bright light conditions. These...

Costa Del Mar Hinano
These lightweight sunnies from Costa do an impressive job of blocking harmful light and keeping your eyes protected from glare. They are an excellent...

Nathan VaporHowe 2.0 12L
The VaporHowe 2.0 is this year's Editors' Choice Award for women's running pack, and it's easy to see why. This bag is incredibly comfortable with tons of...

Merrell Trail Glove 5
An ultralight option for a trail runner, but with additions of a midsole and rock plate, this shoe is no longer at the top-of-its-class as a barefoot-style...

Merrell Trail Glove 5
An ultralight option for a trail runner, but with additions of a midsole and rock plate, this shoe is no longer at the top-of-its-class as a barefoot-style...

Merrell Trail Glove 5
An ultralight option for a trail runner, but with additions of a midsole and rock plate, this shoe is no longer at the top-of-its-class as a barefoot-style...

Merrell Trail Glove 5
An ultralight option for a trail runner, but with additions of a midsole and rock plate, this shoe is no longer at the top-of-its-class as a barefoot-style...

HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 5 - Women's
Offering stacks of responsive cushioning underfoot, this Top Pick for Comfort is best for those that like a lot of cushioning. Many trail runners prefer to...

HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 5 - Women's
Offering stacks of responsive cushioning underfoot, this Top Pick for Comfort is best for those that like a lot of cushioning. Many trail runners prefer to...

HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 5 - Women's
Offering stacks of responsive cushioning underfoot, this Top Pick for Comfort is best for those that like a lot of cushioning. Many trail runners prefer to...

HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 5 - Women's
Offering stacks of responsive cushioning underfoot, this Top Pick for Comfort is best for those that like a lot of cushioning. Many trail runners prefer to...

HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 5 - Women's
Offering stacks of responsive cushioning underfoot, this Top Pick for Comfort is best for those that like a lot of cushioning. Many trail runners prefer to...

HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 5 - Women's
Offering stacks of responsive cushioning underfoot, this Top Pick for Comfort is best for those that like a lot of cushioning. Many trail runners prefer to...

Brooks Glycerin 17
The 17 combines fantastic landing comfort with exceptional upper comfort to earn our Top Pick for Comfort Award. Thick padding goes a long way to making...

Brooks Glycerin 17
The 17 combines fantastic landing comfort with exceptional upper comfort to earn our Top Pick for Comfort Award. Thick padding goes a long way to making...

Brooks Glycerin 17
The 17 combines fantastic landing comfort with exceptional upper comfort to earn our Top Pick for Comfort Award. Thick padding goes a long way to making...

Repel Windproof Travel
A truly easy-to-use umbrella. It is easy to open and close, at the touch of a button; it is easy to toss in your backpack or purse or messenger bag for the...

RockyMounts SwitchHitter
If you are looking for a fork mount roof rack, that can carry your through axle bike without additional adapters then the RockyMounts SwitchHitter is the...

Reebok Nano 8.0 Flexweave - Women's
A good shoe for weightlifting performance, but seriously lacks when it comes to running, sensitivity, and overall comfort.

Osprey Seral 1.5L
The Osprey Seral 1.5L is a sizeable waist bag with generous amounts of storage. If you are seeking a hip pack for long rides and want to bring extra layers...

Dakine Hot Laps 5L
The Dakine Hot Laps 5L hip pack is a practical and sensible option for many riders. This bag avoids going to bulky and large while still offering plenty of...

Reebok Nano 8.0 Flexweave - Women's
A good shoe for weightlifting performance, but seriously lacks when it comes to running, sensitivity, and overall comfort.

Reebok Nano 8.0 Flexweave - Women's
A good shoe for weightlifting performance, but seriously lacks when it comes to running, sensitivity, and overall comfort.

Reebok Nano 8.0 Flexweave - Women's
A good shoe for weightlifting performance, but seriously lacks when it comes to running, sensitivity, and overall comfort.

Reebok Nano 8.0 Flexweave - Women's
A good shoe for weightlifting performance, but seriously lacks when it comes to running, sensitivity, and overall comfort.

Reebok Nano 8.0 Flexweave - Women's
A good shoe for weightlifting performance, but seriously lacks when it comes to running, sensitivity, and overall comfort.

Reebok Nano 8.0 Flexweave - Women's
A good shoe for weightlifting performance, but seriously lacks when it comes to running, sensitivity, and overall comfort.

Reebok Nano 8.0 Flexweave - Women's
A good shoe for weightlifting performance, but seriously lacks when it comes to running, sensitivity, and overall comfort.

Reebok Nano 8.0 Flexweave - Women's
A good shoe for weightlifting performance, but seriously lacks when it comes to running, sensitivity, and overall comfort.

Super Paddles Elite 12K Bamboo
If you love the look of wood and want a 3-piece paddle for the portability it offers, then you should check out the Elite 12K Bamboo from Super Paddles. It...

Outdoor Research Vigor Hoody - Women's
A cross between a fleece and an insulating layer, this jacket provides the best breathability that we've seen thus far. We tested it while running over 50...

Wild Things Gear Mule
There isn’t a better value bag for heavy, simple, gritty use. Stuff your things in it and forget it. Focus on navigating that Thai market or the La Paz...

Wild Things Gear Mule
There isn’t a better value bag for heavy, simple, gritty use. Stuff your things in it and forget it. Focus on navigating that Thai market or the La Paz...

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...

How To Choose the Right Sunglasses
Sunglasses are an everyday necessity. Sporting protection from the sun and enhanced fashion potential, sunglasses are incredibly useful. With literally...

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...

Under Armour Tech 2.0
The clear winner for our Best Buy Award for simple reasons. It is the most affordable shirt we tested yet retains a high level of comfort, breathability...

New Balance Mesh NB Ice 2.0
A super quick-drying and breathable shirt with a few comfort issues. The airy feel makes this shirt excellent for high-intensity short-duration exercises...

Sea to Summit Spark SPII 28
We like plenty of things about the Sea to Summit Spark II. There are also plenty of things we dislike. Principle among them is a zipper...

Sea to Summit Spark SPII 28
We like plenty of things about the Sea to Summit Spark II. There are also plenty of things we dislike. Principle among them is a zipper...

New Balance Mesh NB Ice 2.0
A super quick-drying and breathable shirt with a few comfort issues. The airy feel makes this shirt excellent for high-intensity short-duration exercises...

New Balance Mesh NB Ice 2.0
A super quick-drying and breathable shirt with a few comfort issues. The airy feel makes this shirt excellent for high-intensity short-duration exercises...

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

Climbing Rope Buying Guide
The foundation of the basic rock climbing belay system is the climbing rope, yet shopping for one can be a bewildering task. There are so many...

Find The Right Men's Fleece Jacket - Our Buying Guide
The outdoor industry is continually trying to improve and expand their fleece jacket lines. With so many different manufacturers selling multiple types of...

Find The Right Men's Fleece Jacket - Our Buying Guide
The outdoor industry is continually trying to improve and expand their fleece jacket lines. With so many different manufacturers selling multiple types of...

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

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

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

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

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...

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

How to Choose a Budget Backpacking Tent
Tents can be really expensive. This article covers the pros (and cons) of buying a budget tent to help you decide if buying a less expensive model could...

How to Choose a Camping Sleeping Bag
Okay, let's level with each other: If you're reading this, you're not in the market for a bag to keep you warm while you spend your final night on the side...

How to Choose a Camping Stove
With so many different products on the market, it can be hard to decide which is best for you. But that's what we're here for! We tested the best camping...

How to Choose a Daypack for Hiking
A daypack is a simple purchase, with complicated ramifications. A good day pack will accompany you for far more than your hiking outings. Choose carefully...

How to Choose a Down Jacket
This article helps you decide which down jacket is the perfect one for you by going into much greater depth about the decision making process, as well as...

How to Choose a Hydration Pack for Running
There are several factors to help choose a hydration pack for your running needs. This article systematically helps you shop to find the best option

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...

How to Choose a Men's Running Jacket
Running jackets today are a huge improvement over their non-breathable nylon counterparts from the 1990s. As time progressed and designs improved...

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...

How to Choose a Pocket Knife
Pocket knife shopping is daunting. If you consider discontinued but still relevant products, and the depths of the cottage industry of knives, there are...

How to Choose a Rock Climbing Backpack
What's the best backpack for rock climbing? To find out we went over five of the most popular rock climbing daypacks stitch by stitch during a multi-month...

How to Choose a Softshell Jacket for Men
In this article, we walk you through all of the criteria we consider when choosing a softshell jacket. A niche layer, the softshell has become an important...

How to Choose a Softshell Jacket for Men
In this article, we walk you through all of the criteria we consider when choosing a softshell jacket. A niche layer, the softshell has become an important...

How to Choose a Women's Fleece Jacket
There are so many different (and nice!) fleece options out there that it can be hard to settle on just one. In fact, most people who are active in the...

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...

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...

How To Choose Camping Cookware
Eating is universal. And eating requires equipment. It may require just one or two things, or a comprehensive kit of gear. Whatever your camping culinary...

How to Choose Hiking Pants
Choosing the correct hiking pant can be a difficult task, with many different factors going into your decision. In this article we analyze some of the...

How to Choose Hiking Pants
Choosing the correct hiking pant can be a difficult task, with many different factors going into your decision. In this article we analyze some of the...

How to Choose Mountain Bike Shoes for Women
The right mountain bike shoes will keep you comfortable and protected when hammering out long miles in the saddle. Whether you're looking for cross-country...

How to Choose Mountain Bike Shorts
What is the best mountain bike short out there? We tested several different shorts from the top brands in our Best Mountain Bike Short Review and...

How to Choose Running Shoes for Women
Searching for the best women's running shoes, and want to get a better understanding of how to buy a road shoe? It's best to start with an understanding of...

How to Choose Running Shoes for Women
Searching for the best women's running shoes, and want to get a better understanding of how to buy a road shoe? It's best to start with an understanding of...

How to Choose Sandals for Women
The best advice we can give for purchasing new footwear is to never let a review (not even this one!) take the place of actually trying on your shoes. This...

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

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

How to Choose the a Solar Charger or Mini Solar Panel
Today, most outdoor enthusiasts expect to have their electronic devices on them while they recreate. From climbing to backpacking to fishing to biking, our...

How to Choose the a Solar Charger or Mini Solar Panel
Today, most outdoor enthusiasts expect to have their electronic devices on them while they recreate. From climbing to backpacking to fishing to biking, our...

How to Choose the a Solar Charger or Mini Solar Panel
Today, most outdoor enthusiasts expect to have their electronic devices on them while they recreate. From climbing to backpacking to fishing to biking, our...

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...

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

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

How to Choose the Right Climbing Harness
A climbing harness, chalk bag, belay device, and shoes are the four most important things in your personal climbing kit. Shoes quickly wear out in a season...

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...

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

How to Choose the Right Messenger Bag
Wondering if a messenger bag is right for you? This article highlights the best uses of this bag style to help you find the ideal product for your lifestyle.

How to Choose the Right Rain Jacket
A rain jacket that keeps you dry when the skies let loose may be the first piece of performance outdoor clothing you ever purchase; as a result, a...

How to Choose The Right Rain Umbrella
After months of testing, we have discovered that there are a few things to consider when deciding on an umbrella that's right for you. First, it's...

How to Choose the Right Ski Jacket
There are approximately a bazillion ski and board jackets currently on the market. They change style from one year to the next, and the model names...

How to Choose the Right Suitcase
Most people find no joy in shopping for luggage. It is expensive, often ugly and never lasts. We help you pick the best suitcase for your needs without the...

How to Choose the Right Trail Running Shoes
We recommend making a basic self-assessment to help you determine what your specific needs are when it comes to a trail running shoe. With this in mind, we...

How to Choose the Right Trail Running Shoes
We recommend making a basic self-assessment to help you determine what your specific needs are when it comes to a trail running shoe. With this in mind, we...

How to Choose the Right Trail Running Shoes
We recommend making a basic self-assessment to help you determine what your specific needs are when it comes to a trail running shoe. With this in mind, we...

How to Choose The Right Trekking Pole
Ten years ago hardly anyone used trekking poles. Now it's rare to see someone on an overnight adventure without them and many day trippers use them as...

How To Choose The Right Yoga Pants
Whether you are completely new to yoga or have been practicing for years, this guide aims to offer helpful tips for selecting your next pair of yoga pants...

How to Choose Trail Running Shoes for Women
While the market is inundated with different types of trail runners specific for women, we help you avoid choice paralysis. In this article, we look at...

How to Choose Trail Running Shoes for Women
While the market is inundated with different types of trail runners specific for women, we help you avoid choice paralysis. In this article, we look at...

How to Choose Trail Running Shoes for Women
While the market is inundated with different types of trail runners specific for women, we help you avoid choice paralysis. In this article, we look at...

How to Choose Winter Boots for Women
Winter can be exceptional with a solid pair of women's winter boots. Making sure a boot fits and provides all the features you need this winter is of...

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

How to Choose Women's Ski Gloves and Mittens
This article is designed to guide you through the purchase process by helping you discover which factors are most important to you and your skiing needs

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

Hunt Down Your Perfect Hardshell Jacket - A Buying Guide for Men
Choosing a hardshell jacket can be a stressful task, especially with the exorbitant price tags. After testing 10 of the best and most popular hardshell...

Hunt Down Your Perfect Hardshell Jacket - A Buying Guide for Men
Choosing a hardshell jacket can be a stressful task, especially with the exorbitant price tags. After testing 10 of the best and most popular hardshell...

Locking Carabiner Buying Guide
Locking carabiners have evolved a lot in the last decade. They are lighter and are designed for more specialized tasks. There are few one-size-fits-all...

Men's Hiking Boots - How to Choose the Perfect Pair
Why should I buy a pair of hiking boots when the salesperson at my local gear shop told me that all hikers are just wearing trail running shoes now? The...

Men's Hiking Boots - How to Choose the Perfect Pair
Why should I buy a pair of hiking boots when the salesperson at my local gear shop told me that all hikers are just wearing trail running shoes now? The...

Men's Hiking Boots - How to Choose the Perfect Pair
Why should I buy a pair of hiking boots when the salesperson at my local gear shop told me that all hikers are just wearing trail running shoes now? The...

Men's Winter Jacket Buying Guide
What is a winter jacket? This is a garment that can help you withstand the cold, wind, and snow or rain. It should contain thick insulation so that your...

Men's Winter Jacket Buying Guide
What is a winter jacket? This is a garment that can help you withstand the cold, wind, and snow or rain. It should contain thick insulation so that your...

Picking the Perfect Men's Insulated Jacket - Expert Advice
Which insulated jacket should I buy? This is a complicated question we hope to simplify for you. The many models and styles available are both a blessing...

Picking the Perfect Men's Insulated Jacket - Expert Advice
Which insulated jacket should I buy? This is a complicated question we hope to simplify for you. The many models and styles available are both a blessing...

Winter Boot Buying Guide for Men
Purchasing something as simple as a pair of winter boots might not seem like a complicated decision. However, putting in the extra effort to learn about...

How to Choose a Women's Rain Jacket
A rain jacket is a rain jacket, right? Not so fast. In our review of this year's top rain shells, we gathered some of the most hyped, most liked, and most...

Women's Ski Jacket Buying Guide
Ready for a new ski jacket, but bewildered by the options available? This guide will help you understand key elements to consider and which marketing...

Women's Ski Jacket Buying Guide
Ready for a new ski jacket, but bewildered by the options available? This guide will help you understand key elements to consider and which marketing...

Women's Winter Jacket Buying Guide
Owning a proper winter jacket is crucial no matter where you live. Whether you're looking to just survive winter or perhaps even enjoy it, selecting the...

Women's Winter Jacket Buying Guide
Owning a proper winter jacket is crucial no matter where you live. Whether you're looking to just survive winter or perhaps even enjoy it, selecting the...

Sea to Summit Spark SpI 40
This bag is so crazy light and packable, that we had to award it for its insane packability. We loved how light it is, and we enjoyed using it for some...

Arc'teryx Gamma LT Pant
These pants are a great option for cold and wet weather. They earn a Top Pick Award for the protection that they offer in cooler climates. They look as...

Rab Xenon Hoodie
Winner of our Editors’ Choice award again, this time with special recognition as the best insulated outer layer due to its exemplary wind protection...

The North Face Summit L3 Ventrix 2.0 Hoody
We love how this hoodie protects us slightly better from the wind, while also still breathing when needed, compared to other active mid-layers…

Fox Racing Proframe
The Proframe is the most unique helmet in our test. The Proframe offers huge advantages in breathability and weight savings compared to the other full-face...

Rab Xenon Hoodie
Winner of our Editors’ Choice award again, this time with special recognition as the best insulated outer layer due to its exemplary wind protection...

Rab Xenon Hoodie
Winner of our Editors’ Choice award again, this time with special recognition as the best insulated outer layer due to its exemplary wind protection...

Rab Xenon Hoodie
Winner of our Editors’ Choice award again, this time with special recognition as the best insulated outer layer due to its exemplary wind protection...

Arc'teryx Gamma LT Pant
These pants are a great option for cold and wet weather. They earn a Top Pick Award for the protection that they offer in cooler climates. They look as...

REI Co-op Camp X
Performing well across the board, this portable and affordable chair is easy to like and our new Best Buy Award winner! Its versatility has us packing it...

REI Co-op Camp Stowaway Low
This low-riding chair surprised many of our testers with its simple comfort. It is easier to get in and out of than we'd expected, which we liked. A lack...

REI Co-op Camp Stowaway Low
This low-riding chair surprised many of our testers with its simple comfort. It is easier to get in and out of than we'd expected, which we liked. A lack...

REI Co-op Camp X
Performing well across the board, this portable and affordable chair is easy to like and our new Best Buy Award winner! Its versatility has us packing it...

REI Co-op Camp Stowaway Low
This low-riding chair surprised many of our testers with its simple comfort. It is easier to get in and out of than we'd expected, which we liked. A lack...

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer/2
Paper thin and feather light, this is a minimalist approach to a fully mountain-ready jacket. Whether on a multi-pitch climb or a multi-day expedition...

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer/2
Paper thin and feather light, this is a minimalist approach to a fully mountain-ready jacket. Whether on a multi-pitch climb or a multi-day expedition...

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer/2
Paper thin and feather light, this is a minimalist approach to a fully mountain-ready jacket. Whether on a multi-pitch climb or a multi-day expedition...

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer/2
Paper thin and feather light, this is a minimalist approach to a fully mountain-ready jacket. Whether on a multi-pitch climb or a multi-day expedition...

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer/2
Paper thin and feather light, this is a minimalist approach to a fully mountain-ready jacket. Whether on a multi-pitch climb or a multi-day expedition...

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer/2
Paper thin and feather light, this is a minimalist approach to a fully mountain-ready jacket. Whether on a multi-pitch climb or a multi-day expedition...

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer/2
Paper thin and feather light, this is a minimalist approach to a fully mountain-ready jacket. Whether on a multi-pitch climb or a multi-day expedition...

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer/2
Paper thin and feather light, this is a minimalist approach to a fully mountain-ready jacket. Whether on a multi-pitch climb or a multi-day expedition...

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer/2
Paper thin and feather light, this is a minimalist approach to a fully mountain-ready jacket. Whether on a multi-pitch climb or a multi-day expedition...

HOKA ONE ONE Arahi 3
They are among the best stability shoes on the market, earning our Top Pick for Stability Award this time around.

HOKA ONE ONE Arahi 3
They are among the best stability shoes on the market, earning our Top Pick for Stability Award this time around.

HOKA ONE ONE Arahi 3
They are among the best stability shoes on the market, earning our Top Pick for Stability Award this time around.

HOKA ONE ONE Arahi 3
They are among the best stability shoes on the market, earning our Top Pick for Stability Award this time around.

Marmot PreCip Eco - Women's
This updated version of the old PreCip we loved is even better than before and still for the same low price, making it once again our Best Buy award...

Rab Xenon Hoodie - Women's
An ultralightweight insulated jacket that packs up to the size of a large hand. Testing on high mountain tops and long rock climbing routes, we've learned...

Patagonia Long-Sleeved Capilene Cool Lightweight
This ultra-lightweight top thrives in the other 3-seasons, but offers amazing comfort as a next-to-skin layer for mid-winter aerobic activity.

YETI Hopper M30
Updating their traditional zippered cooler bags for this futuristic magnetic closure system, the M30 simply trades old issues for new ones rather than...

Rab Xenon Hoodie - Women's
An ultralightweight insulated jacket that packs up to the size of a large hand. Testing on high mountain tops and long rock climbing routes, we've learned...

Marmot PreCip Eco - Women's
This updated version of the old PreCip we loved is even better than before and still for the same low price, making it once again our Best Buy award...

YETI Hopper M30
Updating their traditional zippered cooler bags for this futuristic magnetic closure system, the M30 simply trades old issues for new ones rather than...

YETI Hopper M30
Updating their traditional zippered cooler bags for this futuristic magnetic closure system, the M30 simply trades old issues for new ones rather than...

Marmot PreCip Eco - Women's
This updated version of the old PreCip we loved is even better than before and still for the same low price, making it once again our Best Buy award...

Marmot PreCip Eco - Women's
This updated version of the old PreCip we loved is even better than before and still for the same low price, making it once again our Best Buy award...

Patagonia Long-Sleeved Capilene Cool Lightweight
This ultra-lightweight top thrives in the other 3-seasons, but offers amazing comfort as a next-to-skin layer for mid-winter aerobic activity.

Patagonia Long-Sleeved Capilene Cool Lightweight
This ultra-lightweight top thrives in the other 3-seasons, but offers amazing comfort as a next-to-skin layer for mid-winter aerobic activity.

Patagonia Long-Sleeved Capilene Cool Lightweight
This ultra-lightweight top thrives in the other 3-seasons, but offers amazing comfort as a next-to-skin layer for mid-winter aerobic activity.

Patagonia Long-Sleeved Capilene Cool Lightweight
This ultra-lightweight top thrives in the other 3-seasons, but offers amazing comfort as a next-to-skin layer for mid-winter aerobic activity.

Patagonia Long-Sleeved Capilene Cool Lightweight
This ultra-lightweight top thrives in the other 3-seasons, but offers amazing comfort as a next-to-skin layer for mid-winter aerobic activity.

Patagonia Long-Sleeved Capilene Cool Lightweight
This ultra-lightweight top thrives in the other 3-seasons, but offers amazing comfort as a next-to-skin layer for mid-winter aerobic activity.

Marmot PreCip Eco - Women's
This updated version of the old PreCip we loved is even better than before and still for the same low price, making it once again our Best Buy award...

Marmot PreCip Eco - Women's
This updated version of the old PreCip we loved is even better than before and still for the same low price, making it once again our Best Buy award...

Marmot PreCip Eco - Women's
This updated version of the old PreCip we loved is even better than before and still for the same low price, making it once again our Best Buy award...

REI Co-op Merino Midweight Bottoms - Women's
These wool bottoms offer great thermoregulation and durability at a lower price. We appreciate the comfort of these pants that perform during an array of...


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