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

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

Aerobie AeroPress
What kind of coffee drinker are you? If you're someone that seeks out craft coffee shops and well-trained baristas, the Aerobie AeroPress will be right up...

Hario V60 Plastic Dripper
The Hario V60 edged out the competition for the top score and a prestigious Editors' Choice award. It's simple to use, delivers a clean, delicious cup, and...

JetBoil Coffee Press
If you camp a lot and love French press coffee, then the JetBoil Coffee Press, which turns your Jetboil camping stove into a French press, will be a dream...

Starbucks VIA
If weight needs to be kept to a minimum and space is limited, you might want to consider an instant option like Starbucks VIA. No, it's not as tasty, but...

Hario V60 Ceramic Dripper
Don't want to pour hot water through plastic? Don't mind a heavier cone? Identical in design to our Editors' Choice winner in everything except the...

The Best Camping Cookware of 2019
Looking for the best in camping cookware? Our backcountry chefs researched over 100 different models on the market and tested 14 of the best, side-by-side...

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...

Ratings for The Best Camping Cookware of 2019
Looking for the best in camping cookware? Our backcountry chefs researched over 100 different models on the market and tested 14 of the best, side-by-side...

How We Tested for The Best Camping Cookware of 2019
Looking for the best in camping cookware? Our backcountry chefs researched over 100 different models on the market and tested 14 of the best, side-by-side...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Camping Cookware of 2019
Looking for the best in camping cookware? Our backcountry chefs researched over 100 different models on the market and tested 14 of the best, side-by-side...

Compare Competitors for The Best Camping Cookware of 2019
Looking for the best in camping cookware? Our backcountry chefs researched over 100 different models on the market and tested 14 of the best, side-by-side...

G4Free 4 Piece Cooking Set
If you are on a budget and want to assemble your own components into a backpacking or camping cook kit, the G4Free 4 Piece Set is the place to start. It...

GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Backpacker
The GSI Pinnacle Backpacker is a comprehensive cookset that offers a great lid arrangement and a well thought out set of features.

MSR Alpine 2 Pot Set
By far the most durable cook set we tested, the Alpine 2 Pot Set will cook your pasta and heat your coffee water without compromise for literally decades...

MSR Quick 2 System Cookset
The Quick 2 System offers good performance, a useful feature set, at a reasonable price. There are products with more sophisticated components and sets...

Optimus Terra HE Cookset
For the most part, each of the included pieces in this set are excellent. We had minor complaints, but some attributes could more than make up for these...

Snow Peak Titanium Multi Compact
The titanium construction of this Snow Peak set is easily the lightest product we tested, lending itself incredible utility in your ultralight backpacking...

Winterial 11 Piece Camping Set
This is a budget, comprehensive cook kit for small groups and basic menus. We especially like the kettle, but recommend that most swap out the tiny bowls...

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

How to Choose a Car Camping Mattress
Looking for the best, most comfy car camping mattress out there? Don't worry, we've got your back. We tested some of the best mattresses available...

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

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

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

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

ALPS Mountaineering Rechargeable Air Bed
One of three air beds tested for this review and is unfortunately the second-lowest scoring car camping mattress that we reviewed when combining all of...

Big Agnes Sleeping Giant Memory Foam
This is a mattress pad cover that is meant to pair with any normal sleeping pad. For this test, we chose to pair it with our Big Agnes QCore SLX...

Exped MegaMat 10
If you want to ensure warmth and comfort at the campsite, this is the mat for you. It's the model that sets the bar high for camping mattresses, and our...

Exped MegaMat Duo 10
This is the bigger sibling of the MegaMat 10, and the best choice for couples. This mattress is the exact same as the MegaMat 10 but is queen-sized.

Lightspeed 2 Person
This affordable air bed is comfortable, but you can find a better model for the money.

REI Camp Bed 3.5
Want to buy a car camping mattress that will protect you from anything on the ground, keep you warm, and ensure an exemplary nights sleep without paying...

REI Relax Airbed
The REI Relax Airbed is a TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) constructed air bed that is affordable and easy to use. It is very similar to the Lightspeed...

Therm-a-Rest Luxury Map
Warm and comfortable, this mat boasts a large packed size and is comparable to other self-inflating mattresses in our fleet. However, it misses the mark

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Dream
The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Dream is the second highest rated car camping mattress in this review and is our Top Pick for Convenience. As an adaptable...

The Best Camping Pillows of 2019
We traveled the globe in a quest to find the best camping pillow. After side-by-side testing ten of the industry's top models, our analysis

How to Choose a Camping Pillow
Not sure which pillow is for you? We summarized the market choices and detailed the most important aspects to consider before purchasing the ideal model...

Ratings for The Best Camping Pillows of 2019
We traveled the globe in a quest to find the best camping pillow. After side-by-side testing ten of the industry's top models, our analysis

How We Tested for The Best Camping Pillows of 2019
We traveled the globe in a quest to find the best camping pillow. After side-by-side testing ten of the industry's top models, our analysis

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Camping Pillows of 2019
We traveled the globe in a quest to find the best camping pillow. After side-by-side testing ten of the industry's top models, our analysis

Compare Competitors for The Best Camping Pillows of 2019
We traveled the globe in a quest to find the best camping pillow. After side-by-side testing ten of the industry's top models, our analysis

Exped Air UL
This ultralight pillow weighs next to nothing and packs up tiny, yet it lacks comfort and proved more annoying to use than the other models.

NEMO Fillo
This hybrid pillow brings together the best of both worlds. It's comfortable like a compressible and adjustable like an inflatable. We loved it for the...

Sea to Summit Aeros
Our Top Pick for Backpacking is a lightweight inflatable pillow that packs down to a tiny size. With more comfort than most models of its kind, we loved...

Sierra Designs DriDown Pillow
The soft, down topper feels comfortable at first, and its low weight is appreciated for a compressible model. Over time, though, it flattened out under the...

Therm-a-Rest Compressible
This big and lumpy pillow might not look like much, but it proved the most comfortable model reviewed. The soft surface and compressible foam interior made...

The Best Camping Stoves of 2019
Love to cook? Searching for the best camping stove for you and your crew? You've come to the right place. We tested 14 of the most popular camping stoves...

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...

Ratings for The Best Camping Stoves of 2019
Love to cook? Searching for the best camping stove for you and your crew? You've come to the right place. We tested 14 of the most popular camping stoves...

How We Tested for The Best Camping Stoves of 2019
Love to cook? Searching for the best camping stove for you and your crew? You've come to the right place. We tested 14 of the most popular camping stoves...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Camping Stoves of 2019
Love to cook? Searching for the best camping stove for you and your crew? You've come to the right place. We tested 14 of the most popular camping stoves...

Compare Competitors for The Best Camping Stoves of 2019
Love to cook? Searching for the best camping stove for you and your crew? You've come to the right place. We tested 14 of the most popular camping stoves...

Camp Chef Everest
This portable two-burner is definitely deserving of its mighty namesake. Its compact design packs a lot of power and scored highly across all our metrics...

Coleman Butane Instastart
This single-burner stove is capable on its own as a single-pot meal cooker or as an add-on to a group cooking setup. It lacks power and wind protection...

Coleman Hyperflame Fyrecadet
For all the positives this stove offers, including sturdy burners and serious power, it often left us frustrated when cooking dinner.

Eureka Spire LX
This stove isn't the strongest contender in any single test category, but it brings some unique aspects to the camp table, most notably a special port to...

Primus Kinjia
If you want a simple stove that simmers like a boss, the Kinjia will be right up your alley. User-friendliness and good-looks combine to provide a really...

Primus Onja
For dates in your local park, this is a fun stove to consider. It's unique, pretty, and easy to carry. But for any serious camping situation, the Onja...

Stansport Outfitter Series 2-Burner
This stove boasts incredible power and heat when you need it, but also simmers like a champ when you don't. Camp chefs will love the

Stansport Outdoor
This is an excellent freestanding stove with a large cooking area and powerful burners. Its open, airy design and sleek black finish make it super easy to...

The Best Camping Table Review
A good camp table can make all the difference in a camper's kitchen set-up, and we're here to help you figure out which one will get the job done for you...

Ratings for The Best Camping Table Review
A good camp table can make all the difference in a camper's kitchen set-up, and we're here to help you figure out which one will get the job done for you...

How We Tested for The Best Camping Table Review
A good camp table can make all the difference in a camper's kitchen set-up, and we're here to help you figure out which one will get the job done for you...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Camping Table Review
A good camp table can make all the difference in a camper's kitchen set-up, and we're here to help you figure out which one will get the job done for you...

Compare Competitors for The Best Camping Table Review
A good camp table can make all the difference in a camper's kitchen set-up, and we're here to help you figure out which one will get the job done for you...

ALPS Mountaineering Dining Table Regular
The all-aluminum design of this table saves weight, creating a portable, compact table for use in the outdoors. While it used to be

Camp Chef Sherpa Table
Are you happiest when all your gear is organized and easy to find? If so, you'll love this camp cook station. More unique than any other

Camp Time Roll-A-Table
This table rolls up to a small packed size, making it one of the more portable camp tables of its size. Among other positives, it's also quite wobbly

Coleman Pack-Away Deluxe Kitchen
This cooking station is the closest model to recreating your home kitchen under the stars. Loaded with features, including a sink,

GCI Outdoor Slim-Fold Cook Station
A fold-up camping cook station table that exudes the look and feel of a backyard barbeque grill. Lots of space is appreciated

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

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

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

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

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

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

Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6
The Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6 is a fun family tent that made the adults in the review recall fun camping adventures from when they were kids. This is a...

Coleman Carlsbad Fast Pitch 6
The Coleman Carlsbad Fast Pitch 6 lives up to all of our hopes and dreams... Or at least the marketing claims of the manufacturer. It is an affordable tent...

Eureka Midori 6
The Eureka Midori 6 is a simple and relatively lightweight tent for this category. This is a tent we would consider taking on a family backpacking trip if...

Kodiak Canvas 6-Person Flex-Bow
This bear of a tent is not for the faint of heart with its heavy materials and not-so-easy setup, but if you're looking for a trip down memory lane...

Marmot Limestone 6
The Marmot Limestone 6P is a high-quality, reliable tent. Its features compare to many of our top tents, but the Limestone is a simpler, more basic version.

Mountain Hardwear Optic 6
The Mountain Hardwear Optic 6 came closest to dethroning the REI Kingdom 6 from Editors' Choice. It has a pleasing, asymmetrical design, but still manages...

Nemo Wagontop 6
The Nemo Wagontop 6 is a charming tent with a few pitfalls. We loved the spacious design and the tall walls, but it was much harder to secure in winds...

REI Kingdom 6
The REI Kingdom 6 is the standard-bearer for large family tents. It doesn't try to reinvent the wheel, it just focuses on the small details to create the...

The Quest for the Best Carabiner
We wanted to find out which carabiner was the best, so we've updated our old review to look at some of the newer products out there, and compared them to...

How to Choose the Right Climbing Carabiner
Almost all styles of climbing (save bouldering and free soloing) require carabiners, and if you are looking to buy individual ones you are most likely a...

Ratings for The Quest for the Best Carabiner
We wanted to find out which carabiner was the best, so we've updated our old review to look at some of the newer products out there, and compared them to...

How We Tested for The Quest for the Best Carabiner
We wanted to find out which carabiner was the best, so we've updated our old review to look at some of the newer products out there, and compared them to...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Quest for the Best Carabiner
We wanted to find out which carabiner was the best, so we've updated our old review to look at some of the newer products out there, and compared them to...

Compare Competitors for The Quest for the Best Carabiner
We wanted to find out which carabiner was the best, so we've updated our old review to look at some of the newer products out there, and compared them to...

Black Diamond HotWire
[tip]Product Recall: February 2016 In February of 2016, Black Diamond released a recall of specific Hotwire carabiners; the recall concerns products with...

Black Diamond LiveWire
The Black Diamond HotWire and Black Diamond Livewire were some of first carabiners with the once revolutionary "wiregate" design. At first glance, the...

Black Diamond Neutrino
The Neutrino is a small racking cam that is on the heavier end of the spectrum in today's lightweight carabiner market. The Neutrino clocks in at 36 grams...

Black Diamond Oval
The Black Diamond Oval is the classic carabiner design and Black Diamond has been making them for as long as anyone. The oval design is tried and true and...

Black Diamond Oval Wire
The Black Diamond Oval Wire is the wire gate version of the classic Black Diamond Oval. It is a little lighter than the oval and stronger. It is great for...

Black Diamond Oz Carabiner
The Oz carabiner is a perfect mix of a lightweight design while still being user-friendly. This carabiner will shave they weight off your rack.

Black Diamond Positron
[tip]Product Recall: February 2016 Positron straight gate 210153 / 210261 and bent gate 210154 were recalled by Black Diamond in February of 2016. If you...

CAMP Nano 22 Carabiner
The Nano 22 is a small carabiner, but it is still full strength and ready to climb on. The smaller size does make it more difficult to handle.

CAMP Orbit
The CAMP Orbit bent gate carabiner is best suited for the rope end of a quickdraw. The keylock design is great for cleaning steep sport routes, as there is...

CAMP Photon Wire Straight Gate
Looking for a carabiner that is lightweight, full-size, and not too expensive? The Photon Wire is all three! It's a few grams lighter than our Editors'...

Petzl Djinn Straight Gate
The new Petzl Djinn straight gate carabiner is designed to be "rugged for crag climbing." They are one of the heavier models that we tested for this...

Petzl Spirit Straight Gate
The Petzl Spirit is the original keylocking carabiner - often copied but never duplicated. Thanks to its notch-free design it is a dream to unclip on steep...

Wild Country Astro
The Wild Country Astro is a great lightweight carabiner, especially for the price. Our Best Buy award winner, the Mad Rock UltraLight Bent Gate cost less...

Wild Country Helium Carabiner
The Helium carabiner is a full-size option that works for any number of climbing applications. It's not the lightest carabiner on the market, but it's the...

Mad Rock UltraLight Straight Gate
The Mad Rock Ultra-Light Straight is the best deal for a lightweight carabiner we found. Its hard to find any cheaper carabiner, let alone a really light...

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

Petzl Spirit Bent Gate
The Petzl Spirit is maybe the oldest and most popular sport climbing carabiner in the world. More than a decade ago, Petzl's innovative keylock design of...

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.

How to Choose the Right Cargo Box for Your Vehicle
While adventuring around and testing our fleet, cargo boxes were sighted far more often when we were in the nucleus of activity hubs. We took great...

Ratings for 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.

How We Tested for 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.

Price vs. Value Chart for 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.

Compare Competitors for 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...

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

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

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

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

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

Briggs and Riley Baseline Domestic
We've awarded the Baseline Domestic carry-on bag our Top Pick for Business Travel for several reasons. Firstly, this bag is well-constructed with sturdy...

Delsey Shadow 3.0 21
The Delsey Shadow hard-sided spinner bag has been completely redesigned in recent years. It now has an open top design similar to a traditional carry-on...

Eagle Creek Tarmac AWD Carry-On
This suitcase scored close to the top of the pack for every category in our review, and was granted our Top Pick award...

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

Rockland Melbourne 20
The Melbourne 20 is the most affordable bag in our carry-on review. It retails for $120 but can often be purchased for as low as $45 online, making it an...

Samsonite Inova 20
We've tested several hard-sided, four-wheeled bags in this review and in the process we grew to love these sophisticated, lightweight pieces for...

SwissGear Meyrin 20
The SwissGear Meyrin 20 is an affordable piece of luggage that still gets the job done well. It has four spinner wheels that allow you to push it through...

The North Face Rolling Thunder 22
This bag takes all the good parts about The North Face's Base Camp duffel line and adds a frame and some wheels to it, but not much else. There's one...

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

Travelpro Platinum Magna 2
The Platinum Magna expandable carry-on is a fairly well-made bag with lots of handy features for the business or casual traveler. It has an integrated...

Black Diamond Forearm Trainer
This little blue rubber doughnut called the Black Diamond Forearm trainer has been around forever. As a younger climber, I wondered what the point was of...

The Best Climbing Backpacks of 2019
Looking for a climbing backpack for your multi-pitch adventures? We tested the top climbing packs to determine which was the most durable, comfortable, and...

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...

Ratings for The Best Climbing Backpacks of 2019
Looking for a climbing backpack for your multi-pitch adventures? We tested the top climbing packs to determine which was the most durable, comfortable, and...

How We Tested for The Best Climbing Backpacks of 2019
Looking for a climbing backpack for your multi-pitch adventures? We tested the top climbing packs to determine which was the most durable, comfortable, and...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Climbing Backpacks of 2019
Looking for a climbing backpack for your multi-pitch adventures? We tested the top climbing packs to determine which was the most durable, comfortable, and...

Compare Competitors for The Best Climbing Backpacks of 2019
Looking for a climbing backpack for your multi-pitch adventures? We tested the top climbing packs to determine which was the most durable, comfortable, and...

Black Diamond Bullet
A classic time and time again, the Bullet offers a low price, but the competition is starting to catch up.

Mountain Hardwear Hueco 20
Fully-featured and up for a slew of tasks, this model is lacking a hip-belt. While we know every climber's preference does not include a hip-belt,

Petzl Bug
This pack is incredibly comfortable. Not only is it easy to pack, but it carries a rope relatively easily.

REI Co-op Flash 18
Lightweight and inexpensive, this pack is not specifically made for rock climbing. We included it because it's a classic and

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...

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...

Ratings for 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...

How We Tested for 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...

Price vs. Value Chart for 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...

Compare Competitors for 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...

Black Diamond Camalot C3
With an extremely narrow head, this Black Diamond cam is one great small camming device at getting in tight spots. It has only three lobes that pack...

Black Diamond Camalot
The Black Diamond C4 recently received a major update, and though we were admittedly nervous that BD would mess with perfection, we're happy to report that...

Black Diamond Camalot X4
A flexible, narrow-headed addition to the Black Diamond family, the X4s can fit into pin scars and pods better than Camalots, while retaining the expanded...

CAMP Dyneema Tricam
The CAMP Dyneema Tricam is different than the regular nylon CAMP Tricam in four ways: - they use Dyneema instead of nylon that is slightly stronger - they...

CAMP Tricam
The CAMP Tricam offers protection in shallow pocketed placements. Occasionally that happens in granite but usually it occurs in limestone or other pocketed...

CCH Alien
Aliens use to be hands down my favorite cam for big walls and climbs where you have tight and shallow placements. They find their way into more placements...

CCH Hybrid Alien
The CCH Hybrid Alien used to be the best cam for pin scars, especially in Yosemite and Zion. Now the Black Diamond Camalot X4 gives it some stiff...

DMM Dragon Cam
The Dragon cams are a serious contender for Best Climbing Cam to the Black Diamond Camalot C4. Overall we prefer the C4 because we like the trigger action...

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

Metolius Ultralight Offset Master Cam
This is the offset version of our Best Buy winner, Metolius Master Cam. It wins our Top Pick award because it holds so well in flared placements such as...

Metolius Super Cam
The Metolius Super Cam was initially a favorite for us, but the more we used them their limitations became readily apparent. Our initial perception was...

Metolius Ultralight Powercam
Ultralight Powercams are Metolius' response to climbers' constant and ubiquitous call for lighter climbing gear. Metolius has created a very lightweight...

Metolius Ultralight TCU
The Metolius Ultralight TCU is is the lightest camming device we tested. It has a time-tested design and maybe the oldest small cam design out there. It is...

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

Totem Cam
Totem cams are true game changers, protecting flares and parallel cracks with ease. They fit in pockets, pin scars, and oddly shaped holes where no other...

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

Black Diamond Camalot X4 Offset
This is the offset version of the Black Diamond Camalot X4, which is our top-rated tiny cam. It's just as good overall as the regular X4 but works much...

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

Petzl Bongo
I have only used this for a few minutes but it looks awesome. The rubber grip is easy to hold and the head has a nice sturdy feel. The pick is great for...

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...

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...

Ratings for 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...

How We Tested for 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...

Price vs. Value Chart for 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...

Compare Competitors for 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...

Arc'teryx AR-395a
One of the most versatile harnesses you can buy, with tons of gear storage and adjustable leg loops, not to mention an easily pack-able low profile, but...

Black Diamond Momentum
Our Best Bang for the Buck award winner because it combines comfort, easy adjustability, and adequate features with an unbeatable price…

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

The Best Climbing Harness for Women
Calling all lady climbers! A women's specific harness can be a game changer. These 13 harnesses are designed to fit comfortably, with a longer rise than...

How to Choose a Climbing Harness for Women
A climbing harness is one of the first purchases that you'll make when getting into the sport of climbing, and one you'll continue to make every five...

Ratings for The Best Climbing Harness for Women
Calling all lady climbers! A women's specific harness can be a game changer. These 13 harnesses are designed to fit comfortably, with a longer rise than...

How We Tested for The Best Climbing Harness for Women
Calling all lady climbers! A women's specific harness can be a game changer. These 13 harnesses are designed to fit comfortably, with a longer rise than...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Climbing Harness for Women
Calling all lady climbers! A women's specific harness can be a game changer. These 13 harnesses are designed to fit comfortably, with a longer rise than...

Compare Competitors for The Best Climbing Harness for Women
Calling all lady climbers! A women's specific harness can be a game changer. These 13 harnesses are designed to fit comfortably, with a longer rise than...

Arc'teryx AR-385a
The Arc'teryx AR-385a is an all-around model that is designed to cover all of your climbing needs. It can pack down compactly, doesn't weigh much, and has...

Black Diamond Lotus
The Black Diamond Lotus harness is Black Diamond's offering for women "who climb it all, all year long" and it won our Top Pick for Trad and Ice Climbing...

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

Black Diamond Siren
The lightest sport climbing specific harness with adjustable leg loops, the Black Diamond Siren is ideal for a woman looking for a lightweight harness with...

CAMP Supernova
Camp makes only one women's specific harness, the Supernova. It's an all-around model that has a lot going for it, including a comfortable waistband and a...

Mammut Ophira
Mammut has updated its Ophira harness since our last review. The older version won our Editors' Choice award thanks to its comfortable design and climbing...

Mammut Zephira
Comfortable and ultra light with great breathability, the Mammut Zephira is an excellent option for plastic holds or multi-pitch missions.

Petzl Luna
The Petzl Luna was updated for 2018, offering more padding than the previous version. Gone are the ice clipper slots, but Petzl now makes a universal ice...

Petzl Selena
The newly updated Selena is more comfortable than the older version, but still has the men's waistband which just doesn't sit well on many women's waists.

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...

How to Choose a Climbing Helmet
Today's climbing helmets are light years ahead of the heavy, hot, and uncomfortable models of years past. New materials and designs are making them as...

Ratings for 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...

How We Tested for 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...

Price vs. Value Chart for 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...

Compare Competitors for 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...

Black Diamond Half Dome
The Half Dome wins our Best Bang for the Buck award because it combines easy adjustability with solid durability at a price tag that is less than half that...

Black Diamond Vapor
The Black Diamond Vapor is one of the lightest helmets available. Weighing only 7 ounces, it is feather-light but not as adjustable as other models nor as...

Black Diamond Vector
The Black Diamond Vector is a relatively affordable helmet made of lightweight EPS foam and featuring an adjustable plastic tensioning strap, ensuring a...

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...

Petzl Sirocco
The Petzl Sirocco is our Editors’ Choice award winner because every tester that wore it agreed that it was the best and the one they would most likely...

Black Diamond Vector - Women's
The only light foam women's specific helmet, the Black Diamond Vector - Women's even gives the unisex Editors' Choice winner, the Petzl Meteor a run for...

Petzl Elia - Women's
The Petzl Elia helmet is the only women's helmet that we tested that has well-thought out women's specific features other than a smaller size and different...

Black Diamond Fifi Hook
This is a standard fifi hook that is lightweight and has a time-tested design. It has gotten many a climber to the summit of El Capitan, myself included...

Black Diamond Grappling Hook
The Black Diamond Grappling Hook is great hook that is probably the one on my rack most often used. It has great stability and works on a big range of...

Kong Fiffi Hook
The Kong Fiffi is probably the longest selling fifi hook on the market. It's a time-tested design that many Yosemite climbers have used and loved. It was...

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

Black Diamond Talon
The Black Diamond Talon is probably the most useful hook made for hard granite (sandstone edges small edges are generally too weak for it). It gives three...

Kong Resting Fiffi
The Kong Resting Fiffi is also known as the "adjustable fifi" because you can rig a system where the fifi length is always adjustable. To do this, you need...

Petzl Fifi Hook
We have not had a chance to use this yet but it looks solid. I am putting in this entry so that other people can post their reviews and you can look for...

Prana Axiom Jean
So here's the skinny on this jean! The Axiom jean is hands down the best looking, most fashionable pant we tested. But is it a technical climbing pant?...

The Best Rock Climbing Ropes of 2019
We tested 16 of the best ropes available on the market today to give our recommendations for any climbing purpose, from top-roping to sport climbing, for...

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...

Ratings for The Best Rock Climbing Ropes of 2019
We tested 16 of the best ropes available on the market today to give our recommendations for any climbing purpose, from top-roping to sport climbing, for...

How We Tested for The Best Rock Climbing Ropes of 2019
We tested 16 of the best ropes available on the market today to give our recommendations for any climbing purpose, from top-roping to sport climbing, for...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Rock Climbing Ropes of 2019
We tested 16 of the best ropes available on the market today to give our recommendations for any climbing purpose, from top-roping to sport climbing, for...

Compare Competitors for The Best Rock Climbing Ropes of 2019
We tested 16 of the best ropes available on the market today to give our recommendations for any climbing purpose, from top-roping to sport climbing, for...

Mammut Infinity
The Mammut Infinity Dry is a tough workhorse rope crammed into a 9.5mm thick frame that handles like a skinny alpine line. For any type of climbing, this...

Sterling Evolution Velocity
The Sterling Evolution Velocity is a lighter workhorse rope that is great for single pitch climbing and projecting. We appreciate the bi-pattern that this...

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.

Men's Rock Climbing Shoe Buying Guide
Finding the best shoe for various types of adventures can be an overwhelming task. We're here to help. From sport climbing to trad climbing to bouldering,

Ratings for 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.

How We Tested for 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.

Price vs. Value Chart for 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.

Compare Competitors for 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.

Evolv Defy Black
The Evolv Defy is one of the best values in climbing shoes. This new and improved model has a slightly better fitting heel, coated Velcro tabs for...

Evolv Shaman
Chris Sharma designed these shoes to tackle the world's steepest, most difficult routes. Their unique “love bump” maintains the downturn over the life...

Five Ten Anasazi VCS
If you're looking for an all-around shoe with some of the best rubber on the market, check out the Anasazi VCS. This shoe manages to be stiff and...

Five Ten Dragon
If you're looking for some lightweight and sensitive send machines that excel at technical footwork, the Dragon could be your secret weapon. This...

Five Ten Moccasym
The Five Ten Moccasym is one comfy slipper. These soft and sticky shoes fit well in cracks of all sizes and are the go-to shoe for many Indian Creek...

Five Ten Team
This tight-fitting shoe is great at smearing and features incredibly sticky rubber, though they may require you to use a little extra foot strength to...

La Sportiva Futura
Looking to up your footwork game? The No Edge concept employed on the Futura will help you apply more uniform pressure to whatever you're standing on...

La Sportiva Genius
When it comes to edging, this shoe really rises to the top of the heap. If you're looking for sensitivity, support, edging prowess all wrapped up in one...

La Sportiva Katana Lace
The Katana Lace is a workhorse, not a show horse. This shoe keeps your foot in a relatively flat position, which is great for cracks and comfort. The heel...

La Sportiva Miura
A true classic, the Miura may not be a rock star in any specific category, but it has the ability to climb just about anything across the board well. If...

La Sportiva Mythos
One of the most comfortable shoes you can buy, the Mythos are the equivalent of your favorite house slippers, only with sticky rubber and good crack...

La Sportiva Solution
The Solution is a modern classic and features one of the more aggressive and unique designs out there. A favorite of many veteran climbers, It is designed...

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

La Sportiva TC Pro
The TC Pro is a versatile jack of all trades, and while it doesn't excel on steep, high end sport climbs, the ultra supportive, semi-stiff sole that will...

Scarpa Boostic
Looking to really crank on those precise edges? The Boostic can help with that. This shoe proves itself on steep, technical boulder and sport climbs...

Scarpa Force V
With padding that would be generous in a minimalist running shoe, a flat toe, and a voluminous symmetrical fit that begs to be worn with mid-calf wool...

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

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...

How to Choose the Perfect Pair of Women's Rock Climbing Shoes
Deciding on your next pair of climbing shoes can be an overwhelming task. The fit and requirements of a shoe depend on the person and on the styles of...

Ratings for 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...

How We Tested for 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...

Price vs. Value Chart for 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...

Compare Competitors for 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...

Evolv Elektra
The Evolv Elektra one of the best women's climbing shoes to buy if you are on a budget or are buying climbing shoes for the first time. They cost less than...

Evolv Shaman LV - Women's
At first wear, we did not like the Evolv Shaman LV and found the toes to be too bulky. However, this shoe surprisingly grew on us, and eventually it became...

Five Ten Anasazi LV - Women's
As our Top Pick for Crack Climbing and All-Day Comfort, the Anasazi LV is a great all-around shoe that excels in terms of comfort. This shoe has a...

Five Ten Blackwing - Women's
If you are a hard sending woman, then this is one of the best women's specific aggressive shoes on the market. It finds itself ranked along with the La...

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

La Sportiva Katana - Women's
The Women's La Sportiva Katana and the Five Ten Anasazi LV - Women's are very comparable in their shape, fit, price and the way they climb, and we find we...

La Sportiva Miura - Women's
As a longstanding favorite for over ten years, the Miura has proven itself time and time again as an incredibly versatile and technical climbing shoe...

La Sportiva Miura VS - Women's
With their incredible edging prowess, this shoe will turn the tiniest edges into a no-hands rest. Their subtle downturn also helps keep you into the wall...

La Sportiva Mythos - Women's
The La Sportiva Mythos excel in certain applications or for certain sized feet, but these are not classified as an all-around climbing shoe because they...

La Sportiva Solution - Women's
These shoes, though they take some time to break in, are sensitive, aggressively shaped, and comfortable, making them our top pick for steep climbing. The...

La Sportiva Tarantulace - Women's
We consider the La Sportiva Tarantulace to be the ultimate shoe for first time climbing shoe buyers. This shoe is made in China and only costs $80, which...

Scarpa Techno X - Women's
Scarpa has redesigned many of its climbing shoes, and based on trying just this one, we think the company has done an excellent job. The Techno X is a...

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...

How to Choose Backcountry Climbing Skins
"Climbing skins". The mystical, magical carpets of backcountry ascension are a funny product too. They all do absolutely the same thing, and variations...

Ratings for 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...

How We Tested for 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...

Price vs. Value Chart for 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...

Compare Competitors for 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...

Black Diamond Ascension Nylon
The Black Diamond Ascension Nylon is a tried-and-true, American made, ski touring institution. They are widely available, super durable, compatible with...

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...

Dynafit Speedskin
This model of skin is sold only for use with Dynafit skis. The performance is excellent. If you own or purchase Dynafit skis, these are the best choice. If...

G3 Alpinist
We tested the popular G3 Alpinist skins and compared them to the best in the business. The Alpinist, in overall scoring, shook out near the bottom of the...

G3 High Traction
This skin has no real close competitor in our review. It is universally compatible and truly grips better than every other skin we used. The thing is, do...

La Sportiva LS Tour Skin
The La Sportiva LS Tour is an optimized, balanced product for all-around backcountry use. We found the performance of the LS Tour skins to be finely tuned...

The Best Coolers and Ice Chests of 2019
Looking to keep your bacon fresh and beers cold while you're out adventuring? We've researched and tested the best models for years to bring you the top...

How to Choose a Cooler
How do you choose the right cooler among so many fantastical claims? We've spent years testing the best products and break down what makes a great cooler...

Ratings for The Best Coolers and Ice Chests of 2019
Looking to keep your bacon fresh and beers cold while you're out adventuring? We've researched and tested the best models for years to bring you the top...

How We Tested for The Best Coolers and Ice Chests of 2019
Looking to keep your bacon fresh and beers cold while you're out adventuring? We've researched and tested the best models for years to bring you the top...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Coolers and Ice Chests of 2019
Looking to keep your bacon fresh and beers cold while you're out adventuring? We've researched and tested the best models for years to bring you the top...

Compare Competitors for The Best Coolers and Ice Chests of 2019
Looking to keep your bacon fresh and beers cold while you're out adventuring? We've researched and tested the best models for years to bring you the top...

Coleman Xtreme 5-Day 70qt
Up against some stiff competition from much fancier coolers, the Coleman held its own. It really cinched its place as a Best Buy award winner with this...

Igloo Yukon Cold Locker
The Igloo Yukon Cold Locker offers great ease of use and durability attributes, but fell into the mid range of high-end model performance in our insulation...

ORCA 58 Quart
With insulation prowess on par with our Editors' Choice award winner, the Orca brings a lot to the table in a different-shaped package. With durable...

Yeti Tundra 65
The Tundra 65 lives up to its namesake abominable monster, and to Yeti's reputation as the company that invented the high-end cooler category. It has some...

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 Daypacks of 2019
Sizing up the daypack market and choosing what is best for you, your needs, and your budget is tough. We have done the dirty work for you, putting over a...

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...

Ratings for The Best Daypacks of 2019
Sizing up the daypack market and choosing what is best for you, your needs, and your budget is tough. We have done the dirty work for you, putting over a...

How We Tested for The Best Daypacks of 2019
Sizing up the daypack market and choosing what is best for you, your needs, and your budget is tough. We have done the dirty work for you, putting over a...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Daypacks of 2019
Sizing up the daypack market and choosing what is best for you, your needs, and your budget is tough. We have done the dirty work for you, putting over a...

Compare Competitors for The Best Daypacks of 2019
Sizing up the daypack market and choosing what is best for you, your needs, and your budget is tough. We have done the dirty work for you, putting over a...

Deuter Speed Lite 20
The Deuter Speed Lite 20 earns high marks for presenting the perfect balance between low weight and simplicity, with just the right features and comfort.

Granite Gear Virga 26
Capable of hiking any distance, the Virga will carry everything you want and need. Ideal for climbing, short overnights, or

Gregory Salvo 24
The Gregory Salvo 24 is the most comfortable day pack we reviewed and is ready for your every adventure, wherever your journey takes you. Stretchy water...

Osprey Daylite
This is a popular small daypack to carry your essentials wherever your adventure takes you. Our reviewers trekked through the tropical mountains of...

Osprey Stratos 24
An innovative back panel helps this model stand out in a crowd of packs. This feature increases ventilation and affects how the load weight is carried...

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

Patagonia Refugio
Why are you shopping for a daypack? If you are looking for an all-around pack to bring with you to work, on trips, and on short hikes, then the Patagonia...

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.

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...

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...

Ratings for 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...

How We Tested for 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...

Price vs. Value Chart for 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...

Compare Competitors for 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...

Arc'teryx Thorium SV Hoody
Armor for doing battle with the elements, the Arc'teryx Thorium SV goes beyond the traditional light down parka. Although it offers an athletic cut, the...

Canada Goose Hybridge Lite Hoody
The Canada Goose Hybridge Lite Hoody is just about the nicest jacket you'll ever wear. But, given its hefty price tag, the inner dirtbag in all of our...

Marmot Guides Down Hoody
The Marmot Guides Down Hoody was an easy choice for a Top Pick Award because it is, without doubt, the warmest jacket that we tested for this review. That...

Outdoor Research Transcendent Hoody
The Transcendent Hoody wins our Best Bang for the Buck award because it combines fantastic features and a comfortable and mobile fit with a price...

Patagonia Down Sweater Hoody
When it comes to comfort and style, this is the top-dog. While it's not the lightest or most technical, it performs well enough as a belay jacket or...

REI Co-op Hoodie
The REI Co-op Down Hoodie is far and away the most affordable jacket in this review with a stunning price tag of $119, half the cost of the next lowest...

The North Face Trevail Hoodie
The North Face Trevail Hoodie is a good-looking down jacket that serves well as either a mid-layer, or an outer layer if the temperatures are mild. Its 700...

Western Mountaineering Flash XR
The Western Mountaineering Flash XR is not only light and warm, but has a water repellent shell fabric to battle the elements more fiercely than your...

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...

How to Choose a Down Jacket for Women
Hiding under the surface of the flashiest, fanciest, latest model down jacket is a technology arguably as old as the dinosaurs. No, seriously. (Whether or...

Ratings for 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...

How We Tested for 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...

Price vs. Value Chart for 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...

Compare Competitors for 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...

Arc'teryx Cerium SL - Women's
The Arc'teryx Cerium SL is very well constructed and fits very well. It is intended as a midlayer, and it serves that purpose well. The lighter fabric does...

Arc'teryx Thorium AR Hoody - Women's
Arc'teryx consistently produces high quality products. The Thorium AR hoody is no exception, but it didn't wow our reviewers as the company frequently has...

Canada Goose Hybridge Lite Hoody - Women's
The Canada Goose Hybridge Lite Hoody is a heartbreaker. It has some of the best down, best materials, and best construction we have seen in down jackets...

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

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Down Hooded - Women's
Always a high scorer, this down jacket excels across the metrics. Lightweight and warm, it's comfortable, and offers

North Face Nuptse 2 Jacket - Women's
The North Face Nuptse 2 jacket has replaced the North Face Nuptse. The Nuptse 2 is different from the Nuptse in the following ways: The Nuptse 2 is made...

Patagonia Down Sweater Hoody - Women's
The down sweater is an aptly named down jacket. It is cozy and lovable, and a true generalist jacket. It excels in no one category, but it is relatively...

Rab Microlight Alpine Jacket - Women's
The Microlight Alpine is a reliable workhorse for a broad range of activities. It strikes a good balance of all our metrics and is available at a...

The Best Full Face Downhill Mountain Bike Helmets
We spent countless hours researching the most compelling full face mountain bike helmets on the market. We purchased over a dozen of the most intriguing...

How to Choose a Full-Face Helmet for Downhill Mountain Biking
Bike helmets come in nearly as many styles as there are styles of bikes. You probably already know that you would want a different bike for shredding the...

Ratings for The Best Full Face Downhill Mountain Bike Helmets
We spent countless hours researching the most compelling full face mountain bike helmets on the market. We purchased over a dozen of the most intriguing...

How We Tested for The Best Full Face Downhill Mountain Bike Helmets
We spent countless hours researching the most compelling full face mountain bike helmets on the market. We purchased over a dozen of the most intriguing...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Full Face Downhill Mountain Bike Helmets
We spent countless hours researching the most compelling full face mountain bike helmets on the market. We purchased over a dozen of the most intriguing...

Compare Competitors for The Best Full Face Downhill Mountain Bike Helmets
We spent countless hours researching the most compelling full face mountain bike helmets on the market. We purchased over a dozen of the most intriguing...

Bell Sanction
The Bell Sanction is the lightest full-face helmet in our test. Unfortunately, this diminutive helmet achieves a lower weight at the cost of function and...

Bell Transfer-9
The Bell Transfer-9 wins our Top Pick Award for being the most comfortable full-face downhill mountain bike helmet we tested. It is lined with plush, dense...

Fox Rampage
The Rampage is the bargain full-face offering from Fox. The first thing you should consider about this helmet is that it retails for just $130, making it...

Giro Cipher
The Giro Cipher is a very solid full-face helmet. Its shell is made from fiberglass while the liner is made from the usual expanded polystyrene. The...

POC Cortex Flow
The POC Cortex Flow is one of the most recognizable full-face downhill mountain bike helmets on the market. POC's solid colors, bulbous designs, and large...

Troy Lee D3
The D3 is one of Troy Lee Design's flagship products, as well as often being Troy Lee's personal canvas for the designs which he is known for. If you pay...

Bell Full-9
The Full-9 features a carbon fiber shell and boasts a high level of comfort. A built-in GoPro mount and excellent visibility are highlights while a...

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...

How to Choose a Dropper Seatpost
Beyond looking cool there are a number of benefits to having your seat lowered while descending. Dropper seatposts, however, are about more than just...

Ratings for 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...

How We Tested for 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...

Price vs. Value Chart for 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...

Compare Competitors for 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...

Kind Shock LEV Integra
The KS LEV Integra was the lightest dropper post we tested and our test model came stoke on one of our tester's bikes and has been put through a full...

Rock Shox Reverb Stealth
RockShox knows suspension and they've been producing the Reverb dropper post for many years. A popular OEM spec and aftermarket purchase, the Reverb...

Thomson Elite Covert
Winner of the Editors' Choice award in our previous dropper post test, the Thomson Elite Covert faced some serious competition this time around. This...

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...

How to Choose the Right Duffel Bag for Travel
Here are five key things to consider when buying a burly travel Duffle Bag (or more accurately called, "Duffel Bag" for the town of Duffel in Belgium where...

Ratings for 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...

How We Tested for 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...

Price vs. Value Chart for 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...

Compare Competitors for 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...

Helly Hansen Duffel Bag 2
A solid performer across the board, the HH duffel is no longer incredibly inexpensive. However, it provides above-average scores across

Patagonia Black Hole Wheeled
The Black Hole is the winner of our Editors' Choice for the best wheeled duffel, thanks to its super easy to pack design, lighter-than-average weight...

The North Face Base Camp
Our Best Buy winner is proven, long-loved, and likely appears in more National Geographic “behind the scenes” photos than any other type of duffel bag...

The North Face Rolling Thunder 30"
A sibling of the Base Camp, it features durable, weather resistant material and is available in a variety of sizes. It's robust,

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

How to Choose a First Aid Kit
A first aid kit is a necessity for anyone; no matter where you are or what sport or outdoor activity you're involved in, you never know when you may find...

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

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

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

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

Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight/Watertight .7
Adventure Medical Kits make some of the best first aid kits, intentionally designed for the rigors of outdoor travel, and the Ultralight/Watertight .7 kit...

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...

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...

Ratings for 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...

How We Tested for 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...

Price vs. Value Chart for 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...

Compare Competitors for 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...

Arc'teryx Fortrez Hoody
This super technical fleece has a handfull of well thought out features. The fit is trim and this fleece, with its smooth "hard face" exterior, layers well...

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

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

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...

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

The Best Women's Fleece Jackets of 2019
Seeking a deliciously warm fleece jacket? After looking over the best options on the market, we chose 13 of the highest performers out there. We tested...

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...

Ratings for The Best Women's Fleece Jackets of 2019
Seeking a deliciously warm fleece jacket? After looking over the best options on the market, we chose 13 of the highest performers out there. We tested...

How We Tested for The Best Women's Fleece Jackets of 2019
Seeking a deliciously warm fleece jacket? After looking over the best options on the market, we chose 13 of the highest performers out there. We tested...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Women's Fleece Jackets of 2019
Seeking a deliciously warm fleece jacket? After looking over the best options on the market, we chose 13 of the highest performers out there. We tested...

Compare Competitors for The Best Women's Fleece Jackets of 2019
Seeking a deliciously warm fleece jacket? After looking over the best options on the market, we chose 13 of the highest performers out there. We tested...

Arc'teryx Fortrez Hoody - Women's
Wind and water repellent, Arc'teryx is attempting to merge a fleece layer with a wind layer. This is a must-have for alpine or ice climbers, but it comes...

Marmot Flashpoint - Women's
A lightweight, basic fleece. It's not very warm, but it does breathe well. It's roomy enough to fit over a base layer while still having a trim fit so you...

Patagonia R1 Hoody - Women's
The R1 Hoody is a baselayer/fleece jacket hybrid that excels at almost any outdoor pursuit in colder weather, from running and hiking to cross-country...

Patagonia R2 Jacket - Women's
Breathable and cozy, the Polartec fleece is soft to the touch, and it is porous enough to help wick sweat away from your body. All those tiny holes do let...

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

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...

How to Choose Flip-Flops for Men
The best advice we can offer in your search for a pair of flip flops that meet your lifestyle needs is to take a moment and reflect (maybe grab a pen and...

Ratings for 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...

How We Tested for 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...

Price vs. Value Chart for 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...

Compare Competitors for 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...

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

Reef Phantoms
The Phantom hovers around the middle of our lineup in overall performance score. They are an excellent choice, offering above average

The Best Women's Flip Flops of 2019
No matter what kind of warm weather adventure you're gearing up for, we've got the perfect flip-flop to bring along for the ride. From versatile and sporty...

How to Select the Perfect Pair of Women's Flip-Flop Sandals
Flip-flops may just be one of the greatest benefits of warm weather, after ice cream, tank tops, and vitamin D of course. It might seem like a no-brainer...

Ratings for The Best Women's Flip Flops of 2019
No matter what kind of warm weather adventure you're gearing up for, we've got the perfect flip-flop to bring along for the ride. From versatile and sporty...

How We Tested for The Best Women's Flip Flops of 2019
No matter what kind of warm weather adventure you're gearing up for, we've got the perfect flip-flop to bring along for the ride. From versatile and sporty...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Women's Flip Flops of 2019
No matter what kind of warm weather adventure you're gearing up for, we've got the perfect flip-flop to bring along for the ride. From versatile and sporty...

Compare Competitors for The Best Women's Flip Flops of 2019
No matter what kind of warm weather adventure you're gearing up for, we've got the perfect flip-flop to bring along for the ride. From versatile and sporty...

OluKai Ohana - Women's
Whether you're lounging creek side or on your feet for hours, this wildly comfortable flip flop will keep you supported and smiling without maxing out your...

The Best Bicycle Frame and Mini Pump Review
When you find yourself way out in the boondocks with a flat, the right mini or frame pump will save the day. We tested 18 of the best options on the market.

Ratings for The Best Bicycle Frame and Mini Pump Review
When you find yourself way out in the boondocks with a flat, the right mini or frame pump will save the day. We tested 18 of the best options on the market.

How We Tested for The Best Bicycle Frame and Mini Pump Review
When you find yourself way out in the boondocks with a flat, the right mini or frame pump will save the day. We tested 18 of the best options on the market.

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Bicycle Frame and Mini Pump Review
When you find yourself way out in the boondocks with a flat, the right mini or frame pump will save the day. We tested 18 of the best options on the market.

Compare Competitors for The Best Bicycle Frame and Mini Pump Review
When you find yourself way out in the boondocks with a flat, the right mini or frame pump will save the day. We tested 18 of the best options on the market.

Crank Brothers Sterling SG
The Cranks Brother Sterling SG pump offers a volume or pressure selector and a pressure gauge. We appreciate these extras but a poor seal keeps the pump...

Lezyne Gauge Drive HV
If you are searching for a reliable mountain-bike-specific mini pump with excellent pumping performance, then the Lezyne Gauge Drive is for you. Lezyne...

Lezyne Pressure Drive
A long-standing classic, Lezyne's Pressure Drive pump has earned our respect over and over again for years. Its reliable performance on low volume tires is...

Lezyne Road Drive
Lezyne has a reputation for quality products and the Road Drive helps uphold it. Excellent performance and quality construction earned our respect.

Portland Design Works Little Silver
A bamboo handle classes up the Little Silver Pump from Portland Design Works but doesn't do much to punch up its performance. It's nice and compact but...

Silca Impero Ultimate
The Imperio Ultimate is a fine example of form following function, beautifully. Made to last a lifetime, it's worth its heftier weight and higher price tag.

Silca Pocket Impero
Another sturdy Silca pump, the Pocket Impero falls short in our tests. Designed for high pressure and high volume applications, the Impero excels in neither.

Topeak RaceRocket HP
It's incredible how much air the tiny Topeak RaceRocket HP can move. We are very impressed with this pump's performance to weight ratio.

Topeak Road Master Blaster
It's not the best looking or highest performing option, but the Master Blaster is a sturdy frame pump that gets the job done with minimal fuss. We...

Vibrelli Mini
An affordable pump without a hose, the Vibrelli Mini Pump can toggle between pressure or volume settings to target road or mountain bike tires...

Zefal HPX
It's not as flashy as some or as portable as others, but the Zefal HPX is a well-made road or cyclocross pump at an appealing price point.

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...

How to Choose Gaiters
Love 'em or not, there is a lot to know about this simple outdoor accessory. If you are thinking about trying them for the first time, or looking to expand...

Ratings for 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...

How We Tested for 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...

Price vs. Value Chart for 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...

Compare Competitors for 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...

Mountain Hardwear Ascent
The Mountain Hardwear Ascent gaiter seems to have been made with close attention to all details, except the instep strap buckle, which broke the first time...

Outdoor Research Crocodile
Tried, true, and mysteriously named after an aquatic reptile, these gaiters represent classic design with some modern tech. Made for cold weather and to...

Outdoor Research Rocky Mt. Low
These gaiters are a little old school, but we're not knocking old school. They get the job done on summer summit pushes when the going gets dirty and...

Outdoor Research Ultra Trail
The Outdoor Research Ultra Trail gaiter was designed for an Abu Dhabi Adventure Race team, and if you need a gaiter for desert running conditions only then...

Outdoor Research Wrapid
Packing a bag for a light and fast mission often involves leaving behind a bunch of things that you typically pack "just in case." One of the things that...

Rab Latok Alpine
This pair is about as exciting as a flap of fabric and Velcro can get. With waterproof and breathable eVent fabric, tough Robic nylon and a Stretch...

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.

Best GPS Watches for Running & Training of 2019
After narrowing down an overwhelming number of GPS watches, we chose some gems in each price range to test extensively. After many miles on foot, bike and...

How to Choose a GPS Watch for Running and Training
Are you an endurance exercise fanatic, or just stoked to get started? Do you want to better quantify your endeavors? Read on for advice on choosing a...

Ratings for Best GPS Watches for Running & Training of 2019
After narrowing down an overwhelming number of GPS watches, we chose some gems in each price range to test extensively. After many miles on foot, bike and...

How We Tested for Best GPS Watches for Running & Training of 2019
After narrowing down an overwhelming number of GPS watches, we chose some gems in each price range to test extensively. After many miles on foot, bike and...

Price vs. Value Chart for Best GPS Watches for Running & Training of 2019
After narrowing down an overwhelming number of GPS watches, we chose some gems in each price range to test extensively. After many miles on foot, bike and...

Compare Competitors for Best GPS Watches for Running & Training of 2019
After narrowing down an overwhelming number of GPS watches, we chose some gems in each price range to test extensively. After many miles on foot, bike and...

Garmin Fenix 5
The Fenix 5 is an excellent GPS watch, but it was edged out in our 2018 update by Garmin's new Forerunner 935. Both models boast a comprehensive set of...

Garmin Forerunner 35
If you do not require all the bells-n-whistles of a more feature-laden watch or you are looking for a good running watch that will not hurt the wallet, the...

Suunto Ambit 3 Peak
This model is Suunto’s top of the line device. It has everything a dedicated athlete and adventurer might want. For day-to-day use, the Garmin Forerunner...

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

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...

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

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

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

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

Eagles Nest Outfitters Guardian Bug Net
The ENO Guardian Bug Net is an upgrade that can be added to any hammock that needs bug protection. Only two hammocks in our review came already equipped...

ENO DoubleNest
The DoubleNest has proven itself over the years as a great hammock at a nice price. There's a reason it's been so successful over so many years. It's well...

ENO Reactor
The ENO Reactor is a seriously comfortable hammock with superior insulation. Sporting a double layer of 70D high tenacity nylon taffeta, you are...

ENO SubLink Shelter System
The Sublink is an extremely versatile shelter package with an ultralight hammock that can be used alone for quick trips when weight is everything. We...

Grand Trunk Nano 7
The Nano 7 is a niche hammock, being both very light and very packable. For those looking to get a stellar ultralight setup, this model is a good choice...

Grand Trunk Ultralight Starter
The Ultralight Starter is an inexpensive and lightweight introductory hammock, that we found easy to carry with on just about any occasion. This simple...

Hennessy Expedition Asym Zip
The Hennessy Expedition Asym Zip is an innovative hammock that comes with an integrated bug net and a rain fly. It is a versatile camping hammock, that you...

Kammok Roo
The Roo is a fun, functional, and well made double hammock. It's impossible not to notice how comfortable it is immediately upon sitting or laying in it...

Warbonnet Ridgerunner
The unique and versatile Warbonnet Ridgerunner will change the way you're able to hammock camp. Made from top-of-the-line materials, this is the only...

The Best Handheld GPS Review
Looking to improve your backcountry navigation? We bought and tested 5 handheld GPS units to help you find the best one for any trip that you can dream up.

Buying Advice for The Best Handheld GPS Review
Looking to improve your backcountry navigation? We bought and tested 5 handheld GPS units to help you find the best one for any trip that you can dream up.

Ratings for The Best Handheld GPS Review
Looking to improve your backcountry navigation? We bought and tested 5 handheld GPS units to help you find the best one for any trip that you can dream up.

How We Tested for The Best Handheld GPS Review
Looking to improve your backcountry navigation? We bought and tested 5 handheld GPS units to help you find the best one for any trip that you can dream up.

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Handheld GPS Review
Looking to improve your backcountry navigation? We bought and tested 5 handheld GPS units to help you find the best one for any trip that you can dream up.

Compare Competitors for The Best Handheld GPS Review
Looking to improve your backcountry navigation? We bought and tested 5 handheld GPS units to help you find the best one for any trip that you can dream up.

Garmin eTrex 20x
Small and light with all the functions you really need, the Garmin eTrex 20x offers an exceptional value to performance ratio.

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

Garmin Montana 680
Excellent reception and the only display large enough to, sort of, uses satellite imagery, the Garmin Montana 680 is the top of the line. If you're willing...

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

Magellan eXplorist 510
The Magellan scored toward the bottom in our tests. It just hasn't kept up with the Garmins.

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 Hardshell Jackets of 2019
There are a vast number of hardshell jackets available these days. We looked at 70 of the most popular, purchased the 9 most promising and put them through...

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...

Ratings for The Best Hardshell Jackets of 2019
There are a vast number of hardshell jackets available these days. We looked at 70 of the most popular, purchased the 9 most promising and put them through...

How We Tested for The Best Hardshell Jackets of 2019
There are a vast number of hardshell jackets available these days. We looked at 70 of the most popular, purchased the 9 most promising and put them through...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Hardshell Jackets of 2019
There are a vast number of hardshell jackets available these days. We looked at 70 of the most popular, purchased the 9 most promising and put them through...

Compare Competitors for The Best Hardshell Jackets of 2019
There are a vast number of hardshell jackets available these days. We looked at 70 of the most popular, purchased the 9 most promising and put them through...

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

Arc'teryx Beta AR
The Beta AR Jacket is a bomber hardshell that offers fantastic weather protection and comes loaded with a whole heap of handy features. The jacket is part...

Black Diamond Helio Alpine Shell
The Black Diamond Helio Alpine Shell is designed as a light and fast garment that cuts out a number of features in the name of shaved ounces. While it is...

Marmot Cerro Torre
In our side-by-side comparison testing the Marmot Cerro Torre scored quite well across the board, landing it as one of the top three rated jackets in our...

Outdoor Research Axiom
Whether you are lapping the powder in the trees in the backcountry, skinning up that alpine line you have had your eye on all season, or simply riding the...

Outdoor Research Furio Jacket
The Outdoor Research Furio is our Top Pick for Rainy Climates because it combines excellent weather protection with side venting features that allow heat...

Patagonia Refugitive
The Patagonia Refugitive, now in its second winter since its release, remains relatively unchanged except for color scheme. It uses a GORE-TEX 3L membrane...

Patagonia Triolet Jacket
The Triolet Jacket is Patagonia's "do everything" alpine and backcountry skiing jacket that uses standard GORE-TEX 3-layer paired with a heavy and durable...

Rab Latok Alpine Jacket
The Rab Latok Alpine Jacket is our Top Pick for High Exertion Activities because it pairs a highly breathable, air-permeable eVent membrane with the most...

The North Face Free Thinker
The North Face Free Thinker Jacket is the type of clothing one might expect to see the riders wearing in the newest Alaskan heli-skiing film. Indeed, 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...

Find the Perfect Women's Hardshell Jacket for You
Hardshells are expensive, which makes choosing the right model all the more important. We spell out the important factors to consider before making your...

Ratings for 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...

How We Tested for 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...

Price vs. Value Chart for 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...

Compare Competitors for 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...

Arc'teryx Alpha SV Jacket - Women's
One of the best severe weather and expedition hard shells we have tested. It is especially good for challenging expeditions where weight savings is key...

Arc'teryx Beta AR Jacket - Women's
The Beta AR is a truly balanced and versatile hardshell jacket. It is durable where it needs to be, and light where it can be. This jacket is fully...

Arc'teryx Theta AR - Women's
Our Editors' Choice Award winner, the Arc'teryx Theta AR Women's Jacket, won our hearts for its long cut, weather proofing, features, and mountain...

Mountain Hardwear Torsun - Women's
Introducing this year's Best Buy Award Winner - the Mountain Hardwear Torsun Jacket. This is an attractive hardshell with great lines, colors, and many...

Outdoor Research Clairvoyant
The Clairvoyant from Outdoor Research is a simple, streamlined, lightweight and highly breathable storm shell. It is bomb proof enough for burly winter...

Patagonia Piolet - Women's
The Patagonia Piolet jacket stands out for its wealth of comfort features and excellent breathability. The fabric is also softer than your average...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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