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Black Diamond Cosmo
A good light offering solid performance, but strong competition leaves the Cosmo caught in between better lights and cheaper lights

Black Diamond Gizmo
If weight and price are key considerations for you, then the Black Diamond Gizmo may be just the ticket. It's not bright, but has a low price and great...

Black Diamond Icon
The Black Diamond Icon is one of the top 5 highest scoring headlamps in our trail finding test and a competent contender due to its combination of strong...

Black Diamond Ion
The first version of the Black Diamond Ion was the first micro headlamp we ever used. At the time, it was hard to believe a light could be so tiny and...

Black Diamond ReVolt
The ReVolt wins our Top Pick award as the best rechargeable headlamp for travel, and an overall excellent product. It offers solid performance across the...

Black Diamond Spot
Winner of our Editors' Choice award and one of our favorite lights for general purpose use. Excellent performance at a reasonable price, but facing strong...

Black Diamond Sprinter
Our Top Pick award for Runners, this is a light that is very thoughtfully designed to be perfect for urban use running or hiking at night

Black Diamond Storm
The Black Diamond Storm is a robust and full featured headlamp that offers a bright beam, a fully waterproof enclosure, and provides good close proximity...

Coast HL7
A compelling light that offers an excellent long-distance spot beam, and very good flood optics, but faces strong competition at a similar price point

Fenix HP25R
Sometimes you just need a super bright light. For those times, little else matters. It doesn't matter if the light is heavy, or if the batteries don't last...

Northbound Train LED
This headlamp is priced similarly to the Black Diamond Spot and $15 less than Editors' Choice winning Black Diamond ReVolt. With this price-point...

Petzl e+LITE
This micro headlamp, the size of a small stack of quarters, is the lightest headlamp we know of and by a large margin. It wins our Top Pick award as the...

Petzl Tikkina
Clearly the best value in headlamps today. For around $20 you get lighting performance that is surprisingly good, rivaling much more expensive lights, and...

Princeton Tec Byte
Of all the truly compact lights we tested (sub 70g: Black Diamond Gizmo, Black Diamond Ion, the ultralight Top Pick winning Petzl E+Lite, and the Byte)...

Princeton Tec Sync
With a red light, spot mode, floodlight, and good battery life, the Sync is a full-featured light that is high quality, selling for $30 list. But...

Princeton Tec Vizz
The Princeton Tec Vizz provides solid beam brightness, but for $50 it faces some stout competition from models that deliver more performance. The most...

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

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

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

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

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

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

HOKA ONE ONE Tor Summit Mid WP
Those seeking a comfortable boot that feels like a slipper, for day hikes and long treks alike, look at the Hoka One One Tor Summit Mid WP.

Keen Targhee II Mid
A solid choice for affordable backpacking trips with sufficient comfort and traction. With a great weight to durability, it is a good choice for those who...

Lowa Renegade GTX Mid
This boot is a classic backpacking boot, and fulfills all of the qualities we look for in a good, durable boot. It has performed well each year we have...

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

How to Choose Hiking Boots for Women
With so many options for hiking footwear, it can be a challenge to know what to look for. Hiking footwear should match your anatomical needs for maximum...

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

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

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

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

Columbia Redmond Mid Waterproof - Women's
When you buy a product from Columbia Sportswear, you can trust it has been tried and tested for a long time. The company has been around for 70 years and...

HOKA ONE ONE Tor Ultra HI - Women's
Stand tall, stand out in these boots. And remain standing as long as you like, because these puppies scream comfort from the top of their thick soles.

Keen Targhee II Mid - Women's
The Targhee II Mid has been one of our favorite choices for well-priced, all-around hiking boot for years. This year, we put them to the test once again to...

Lowa Renegade GTX Mid - Women's
A tried and true favorite among reviewers, these mid-weight hiking boots are Lowa's most popular boot for women and won last year's Editor's Choice Award...

Merrell Capra Bolt Mid - Women's
Merrell is well-known brand for reliably comfortable outdoor footwear. With the Capra Bolt Mid, Merrell bridges the gap between a hiking boot and a running...

Oboz Bridger Mid BDry - Women's
A small company based out of Bozeman, Montana, Oboz brings a more traditionally designed hiking boot to our fleet of boots this year. The Bridger Mid BDry...

Vasque Monolith UltraDry - Women's
The Monolith UD Mid is one of the most wallet-friendly and lightweight hiking boots we tested, scoring high in all metrics.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prana Stretch Zion Convertible Pants
These convertible pants are an excellent choice for just about anything you want to do outside. From fit to function, this model gets it done

Prana Stretch Zion
These pants are an excellent choice for outdoor enthusiasts looking for a great hiking pant or a multi-use solution for outdoors and travel in general.

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

How to Choose Hiking Pants for Women
With seemingly hundreds of different kinds of hiking pants available on the market today, and many different kinds of hiking trips that you might take, it...

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

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

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

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

Columbia Saturday Trail Stretch - Women's
A comfortable, breathable, and affordable pair of hiking pants. They don't convert into shorts, and aren't as durable as the rest of our lineup, but they...

Kuhl Splash Roll Up Pant - Women's
The Kuhl Splash Roll Up Pant is made with a cotton-blend with a touch of stretch for some extra mobility. They are comfortable and durable, but not water...

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

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

Prana Sage Convertible - Women's
The Prana Sage Convertible are great for warm hiking days. The material is breathable, and they can be converted to a crop and a short length.

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

How to Choose Hiking Shoes
Want some help finding the right shoe for your feet and trail objectives? This article dissects the key considerations among hiking footwear options

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

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

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

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

Keen Targhee II
The unique design of this shoe has proven its worth countless times over the years. It's a fan-favorite among the long-distance hiking crowd due to its...

The North Face Ultra 110 GTX
Our favorite hiking shoe, thanks to its top-notch performance both on and off the trail under a range of conditions. No other model

Vasque Juxt
A great shoe for the average hiker, and combines comfort with good on-trail performance. Its price is also approachable because you shouldn't have to

The Best Hiking Shoes for Women of 2019
We're here to help you sort through the options for the best women's hiking shoes. We checked out the market's leading 65 pairs, then picked the 14 leaders...

How to Choose Hiking Shoes for Women
What do you do when the options for hiking shoes are overwhelming? This article will help you understand the different options available, and how to choose...

Ratings for The Best Hiking Shoes for Women of 2019
We're here to help you sort through the options for the best women's hiking shoes. We checked out the market's leading 65 pairs, then picked the 14 leaders...

How We Tested for The Best Hiking Shoes for Women of 2019
We're here to help you sort through the options for the best women's hiking shoes. We checked out the market's leading 65 pairs, then picked the 14 leaders...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Hiking Shoes for Women of 2019
We're here to help you sort through the options for the best women's hiking shoes. We checked out the market's leading 65 pairs, then picked the 14 leaders...

Compare Competitors for The Best Hiking Shoes for Women of 2019
We're here to help you sort through the options for the best women's hiking shoes. We checked out the market's leading 65 pairs, then picked the 14 leaders...

Asolo Outlaw GV - Women's
The Outlaw GV was one of our least favorite pairs that we tested. It does have a few things going for it, including a bright color option and a seriously...

HOKA ONE ONE Tor Summit WP - Women's
There is no reason to have sore feet after a long day of hiking. This pair is highly cushioned, supportive, and waterproof

Keen Voyageur - Women's
Due to its mostly mesh upper, the Voyageur is a highly breathable shoe, but not a waterproof one. It is best suited for hiking in hot and dry weather or a...

Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator - Women's
The Ventilator has been a popular model for several years now thanks to their comfort, support, and affordable price point. This pair is breathable and has...

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

Vasque Talus Trek Low UltraDry - Women's
The Talus Trek is a comfortable and stable option for long days on the trail. It didn't have the best traction though, and the leather upper absorbed a lot...

The Best Hiking Socks of 2019
Is a bomber hiking sock the next thing you need to add to your adventure gear list? We spent countless hours researching, purchasing, and testing

How to Choose Hiking Socks
In search of a cozy and comfortable sock with will perform both on and off the trail? While you dream up big plans of tall summits and miles in the...

Ratings for The Best Hiking Socks of 2019
Is a bomber hiking sock the next thing you need to add to your adventure gear list? We spent countless hours researching, purchasing, and testing

How We Tested for The Best Hiking Socks of 2019
Is a bomber hiking sock the next thing you need to add to your adventure gear list? We spent countless hours researching, purchasing, and testing

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Hiking Socks of 2019
Is a bomber hiking sock the next thing you need to add to your adventure gear list? We spent countless hours researching, purchasing, and testing

Compare Competitors for The Best Hiking Socks of 2019
Is a bomber hiking sock the next thing you need to add to your adventure gear list? We spent countless hours researching, purchasing, and testing

Darn Tough Hiker Full Cushion
Get your hike on with our favorite hiking sock out there. This award-winner truly has everything you need that you can take anywhere! We tested it while...

Darn Tough Light Hiker Micro Crew
An excellent model for those in search of a lightweight sock, this hiking sock is built with sufficient compression paneling and a 60% blend of merino...

Injinji Outdoor Midweight Crew NuWool
This model features a unique five-finger construct that allows toes to spread free! Each toe is encompassed in a blend of wool-blend that provides better...

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

Wigwam Hiking Outdoor Pro
If you're seeking a sock made of 100% synthetic materials, this one is hard to beat. Built from strong materials, it is highly durable and quick to dry. We...

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

How to Buy a Hydration Bladder
There are many different hydration bladders out there, so where do you begin? Developed in the 90s as a means for on-the-go athletes to effortless suckle...

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

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

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

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

CamelBak Crux Reservoir
This high-value hydration bladder is versatile and reliable. The new design ensures a leak-free experience, offering hydration on all sorts of adventures...

Geigerrig Hydration Engine
This pressurized hydration system is the past year's Editors' Choice winner for its unique features and versatility. It's lightweight, slim, easy to use...

Hydrapak Shape-Shift Reservoir
Are you an on-the-go athlete? Designed with a lightweight and slim profile in mind, this hydration system is our top choice for ultralight adventures. It...

MSR DromLite Bags
This bladder is highly adaptable, lightweight, and incredibly packable. It has many features and promises versatility in its function. This Top Pick is...

Osprey Hydraulics LT Reservoir
Searching for a lightweight and featured reservoir? This bladder offers an elongated pouring spout, handle, and lower weight design for all sorts of...

Platypus Hoser
If affordable and simple is what you seek, this award winner delivers. Constructed of super-durable materials, it is impervious to punctures and abrasions...

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

How to Choose a Hydration Pack
Buying advice on how to select the best hydration pack. We start by asking the most basic question: "Do you even need one or would you be better off with a...

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

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

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

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

CamelBak Classic
One of the true classics in the world of hydration packs, this model one of the longest-running packs ever. It doesn't have a lot of storage, but it does...

CamelBak M.U.L.E.
This model used to be the standard by which other packs were judged. Now, it's being judged against newer models and a one-word description for our verdict...

Deuter Compact EXP 12
This model is a go-to pack made for lengthy trail endeavors, whether on wheels or foot. This pack features many bike-oriented features, but can also be...

Osprey Raptor 10
A past Editors' Choice winner, this pack gets narrowly edged out of the winner's circle this year. The pack features nice organizational compartments for...

WACOOL 2L
Inexpensive, simple, and lightweight, this pack doesn't have any frills and doesn't compete with the higher quality packs in our test,

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

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

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

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

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

CamelBak Ultra 4
The CamelBak Ultra 4 is exactly the kind of product that you would expect from CamelBak. It is well made, sleek, good looking, and features the Quicklink...

Patagonia Fore Runner Vest 10L
This is the most backpack-like hydration pack for running that we tested, which makes it appealing for those who like to carry a lot of stuff. It is also...

Salomon ADV Skin 12 Set
To put it simply, this is the best hydration pack for running of all the products we reviewed. It tops all other models our lead tester and author has...

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

How to Choose the Right Ice Axe
How do you choose and ice axe? Here are some key factors to consider when buying an ice axe for mountaineering. Length I often see people with ice axes...

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

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

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

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

Black Diamond Raven
This popular ice axe excels in general mountaineering routes and is incredibly friendly on your wallet. It's the winner of our OutdoorGearLab Best Buy...

Black Diamond Raven Pro
A classic ice axe, the Raven Pro is an attractively priced model that provides for basic mountaineering objectives.

Black Diamond Raven Ultra
While it's incredibly comfortable to carry for extended periods of time, the Raven Ultra is no longer the lightweight model it once was.

Black Diamond Venom
The Venom is a modular model that blurs the lines between an ice axe and an ice tool and excels in complex glacial terrain and moderate ice. It's a touch...

CAMP Corsa
With its 100 percent aluminum head, the Corsa is the lightest rated ice axe, and proved more versatile than we originally anticipated. While hardly a do...

CAMP Corsa Nanotech
The Corsa Nanotech is a super unique ice axe that is the third lightest in our review on one of the overall lightest weight CEN-B rated axes out there....

CAMP Neve
Simply put, the Neve is a solid option for a great price. It offers dependable all-around performance, even if it won't knock your socks off.

Grivel Air Tech Evolution
The Air Tech Evolution is one of our former Editors' Choice winner that is an excellent all-around axe which is designed down to the finest detail. Its...

Grivel G1
The Grivel G1 is a solid, well designed ice axe that is made of high quality materials for a sweet $100 price tag. The G1 was above average in nearly every...

Petzl Glacier
Fantastic and wallet-friendly, the Glacier is lightweight, self-arrests smoothly, and climbs steep snow with ease.

Petzl Glacier Literide
Surprisingly versatile considering its low weight, the Literide truly blurs the line between a more general purpose mountaineering axe and an ultralight...

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

Petzl Summit
The Summit offers top-notch performance across the board, bringing to light an excellent option for the majority of adventures you'll

Petzl Summit Evo
While other models may perform better at specific tasks, this is the model we would choose if we could only have one to use for everything from alpine rock...

SMC Capra
The Seattle Manufacturing Company (SMC) Capra ice axe is a great value for a fantastic general mountaineering axe. It is one of the most comfortable axes...

Black Diamond Express
The tried and true Black Diamond Express ice screw is a top contender for best ice screw. It has well-designed large teeth that started easily even on the...

Grivel 360
The Grivel 360 ice screw is great for funky placements, behind pillars and early season ice. Even die hard fans of other ice screws can appreciate having...

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

How To Choose a Stand Up Inflatable Paddleboard
The paddle board marketplace has lots of different shapes, styles, and terminology that can be very confusing! We break it all down for you to help you get...

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

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

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

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

Isle Explorer
Impressive construction, admirable glide, and high transportability helped the Isle Explorer crush our rating metrics. Combined with a moderate price tag...

Isle Touring 12 6
This is our old Editors' Choice award winner and still one of our top recommendations. It's easily the best value in a longer (12-foot-plus) touring board.

Tower Adventurer 2
A slightly smaller version than the original Adventure, this model is still the heaviest board in our test, which lost it points in our transportability...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arc'teryx Atom AR Hoody
Highly insulated in the torso, this high scorer is comfortable, warm, and stylish. Its large amount of insulation means that it isn't as breathable and...

Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody
A top-notch jacket, this contender is warm, breathable weather resistance, and pricey. Arc'teryx pays attention to fine details

Arc'teryx Atom SL Hood
Coming it at a super lightweight 8.6 ounces, this contender cinched its spot as the second lightest in our fleet. While it's lacking a high level of warmth,

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

Outdoor Research Uberlayer
Ideal for endurance activities, this contender is highly breathable and has a comfortable and stretchy shell that allows for

Patagonia Hyper Puff Hoody
Move over DAS Parka and make way for the Hyper Puff. This jacket takes synthetic puffys to loftier heights with the new HyperDAS insulation. The Pertex...

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

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

The North Face ThermoBall Hoodie
Complete with a unique type of insulation, this contender mimics down. While it was not the highest performer in our fleet,

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

How to Choose an Insulated Jacket for Women
Beginning the search for your brand new insulated jacket can be both exciting and exhausting all at once. With a million different models out there where...

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

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

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

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

Arc'teryx Atom AR Hoody - Women's
Introducing this year's Top Pick for Warmth! The Arc'teryx Atom AR Hoody really stands out among all the jackets tested because of its fantastic features...

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

Columbia Kaleidaslope II Jacket - Women's
With its sassy faux fur-lined collar, attractive fabric paneling on the torso, and super flattering fit, it's hard not to love the Columbia Kaleidaslope II...

Mountain Hardwear Thermostatic Jacket - Women's
A technical jacket that has cozy features and an attractive cut and design, the Mountain Hardwear Thermostatic Jacket really impressed us. We thought this...

Outdoor Research Cathode Hooded Jacket - Women's
Many of our testers fell head over heels in love with 2015's Best Buy Award winner - the new Outdoor Research Cathode Hooded Jacket. Not only is this...

Outdoor Research Uberlayer - Women's
If you're in the market for a jacket that breathes, keeps you warm, and looks great, the Outdoor Research Uberlayer Hooded Jacket may be right up your...

Patagonia Nano Air Hoody - Women's
Seeking a mobile face fabric insulated jacket with a high range of thermoregulation? The Nano Air delivers.

Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket - Women's
Introducing a long-time favorite among rock climbers, alpinists, and hikers, the Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket is a classic go-to lightweight layer for...

The North Face ThermoBall Jacket - Women's
Last year, the North Face ThermoBall Jacket won the 2014 Best Buy Award for its unusually high warmth-to-weight ratio, ability to resist water, and low...

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The Best Lanterns of 2019
We bought the best camping lanterns on the market and compared them side-by-side on our well-lit adventures across the U.S. to help you find the one that's...

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

Ratings for The Best Lanterns of 2019
We bought the best camping lanterns on the market and compared them side-by-side on our well-lit adventures across the U.S. to help you find the one that's...

How We Tested for The Best Lanterns of 2019
We bought the best camping lanterns on the market and compared them side-by-side on our well-lit adventures across the U.S. to help you find the one that's...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Lanterns of 2019
We bought the best camping lanterns on the market and compared them side-by-side on our well-lit adventures across the U.S. to help you find the one that's...

Compare Competitors for The Best Lanterns of 2019
We bought the best camping lanterns on the market and compared them side-by-side on our well-lit adventures across the U.S. to help you find the one that's...

Black Diamond Apollo
This light wins top honors as the best all-around lantern. It ranks highest due to its light quality, ease of use, and practical features.

Black Diamond Voyager
This is a super versatile combination of a 140-lumen lantern and a 50-lumen flashlight that can fit in your pocket and come with you on most backpacking...

Coleman Northstar
The Northstar is a propane-fueled car camping lantern that is very, very bright. It received the highest score of all the products we tested in the...

Goal Zero Lighthouse 400
The Lighthouse is a dimmable lantern and USB power hub. Paired with a Goal Zero solar charger it could make a good solar-powered pair. It can be powered by...

Primus EasyLight
The Primus EasyLight is a bright, warm, lightweight lantern that is fueled by Iso-Butane canisters that are purchased separately. It comes with a sturdy...

Streamlight The Siege
This lantern earns a Top Pick Award for being versatile and durable. It has a variety of features that make it ideal for a wide range of activities...

Ultimate Survival Technologies 30-Day Duro Glow
This model is a durable battery-powered glow-in-the-dark lantern that lasts for 30 days straight on the lowest setting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Burton Tinder
Stylish and simple, we love this pack. Others offered better laptop protection, but this model kept us comfortable and ready to

Dakine Explorer
Comfy and lending a hand to help you organize, the spacious pack has an outdoorsy feel combined with a university school bag style.

Granite Gear Rift 2
Spacious and more than capable of keeping you organized, the Rift is versatile and provides more than enough room for your belongings.

Incase City
Sleek and chock full of features, the City is an excellent pack with ideal features. Offering protection for your 17-inch MacBook Pro, it is unique in its...

Osprey Flapjack
This pack brings it all together better than the rest. Incredibly versatile for all kinds of settings, it's also handsome and built to last

Patagonia Arbor
If you want a pack that is timeless and simple, this is the one to get. It looks great and will last tons of abuse, from the sidewalk to the trail

Patagonia Black Hole 25
Sometimes the realities of an active lifestyle and a perpetual workflow can be hard on your technology and equipment. This bag has found a way to...

The North Face Borealis
This is one of the best deals out there. It features 28L of storage with a versatility that can be utilized from your work to your next hike. In this...

The North Face Recon
Targeted for those with a busy and active lifestyle, the Recon is comfy and versatile. Ready to hit the trails or take a quick overnight trip,

Timbuk2 Rogue
This is a stylish top-loading backpack, modeled after a military look. It was the second least expensive laptop backpack in the review, bringing good looks...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Black Diamond Vaporlock Magnetron
The Black Diamond Vaporlock Magentron is the best auto-locking carabiner that we have ever used, weighing in at less than similar screw gate lockers that...

DMM Belay Master 2
The DMM Belay Master 2 is intended specifically for belaying, featuring a large plastic clip that locks the gate closed, and ensures that the ‘biner...

Edelrid Pure Screw
In the wide world of locking carabiners, there is a niche for extremely light and compact lockers that are hardly noticeable on your harness. The Edelrid...

Mad Rock Ultra-Tech HMS
Mad Rock has been making a name for themselves in recent years with their line of quality and affordable wire gate carabiners and quickdraws, and their...

Omega Pacific ISO Standard D
The Omega Pacific ISO Standard Locking D has been around for a long time and countless climbers, hikers, mountaineers have used them in technical and...

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

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

Wild Country Ascent Lite Belay
The Wild Country Ascent Lite Belay is one of two belay specific locking carabiners that we chose to review. It features a small wire gate that keeps the...

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

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

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

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

Hot Chillys Micro-Elite Crew - Women's
We were pretty blown away by the great quality and function of the Hot Chillys Micro-Elite Crew. If you're looking for a layer that serves as a...

Icebreaker Oasis - Women's
Icebreaker has been around since 1995 and offers the self-proclaimed "best layering system in the world." Can we dispute that? No - but we will say the...

Minus33 Ossipee
True to its name, the Minus33 Ossipee is a crew cut midweight 100% merino wool base layer that is quite toasty! With proper layering, this base really will...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Osprey FlapJack Courier
Our Best Buy messenger bag is one of our favorites. It performs way above its list price, featuring excellent organization, efficient use of space, and a...

Timbuk2 Classic
This bag stays true to the traditional design and intended usage of messengers. It's great on a bike, handles adverse weather well, and remains comfortable

Timbuk2 Command Messenger
The Timbuk2 Command wins our Top Pick for Business Use. It is a magnificently designed messenger bag for someone who travels frequently with their laptop...

The Best Flat Pedals for Mountain Biking of 2019
Seeking new flat pedals to tear up the trails? Our thorough evaluation of the 10 best models breaks down the market to find the right pair of pedals for...

How to Choose the Right Flat Pedals for Mountain Biking
Types of Pedals There are different types of pedals for different styles of bikes, and you have to decide if you want to clip in to clipless pedals (yes...

Ratings for The Best Flat Pedals for Mountain Biking of 2019
Seeking new flat pedals to tear up the trails? Our thorough evaluation of the 10 best models breaks down the market to find the right pair of pedals for...

How We Tested for The Best Flat Pedals for Mountain Biking of 2019
Seeking new flat pedals to tear up the trails? Our thorough evaluation of the 10 best models breaks down the market to find the right pair of pedals for...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Flat Pedals for Mountain Biking of 2019
Seeking new flat pedals to tear up the trails? Our thorough evaluation of the 10 best models breaks down the market to find the right pair of pedals for...

Compare Competitors for The Best Flat Pedals for Mountain Biking of 2019
Seeking new flat pedals to tear up the trails? Our thorough evaluation of the 10 best models breaks down the market to find the right pair of pedals for...

Blackspire Robusto
The Blackspire Robustos locked onto the soles of our shoes like a police dog's teeth to an evading suspect. At 505 grams and 17 mm, these were the heaviest...

Bonmixc 9/16" 4 Pcs
We doubt these pedals are destined for glory. After our first few test rides, we were pleasantly surprised by the decent traction, super-thin 11 mm...

Deity Bladerunner
The Deity Bladerunners made one heck of a first impression. The extruded 6061 machined aluminum pedals come in black, red, green, blue, platinum, purple...

Funn Python
If looks could kill, these pedals would murder the competition with their extensive CNC machining, beautiful anodizing, and silver accents to finish off...

Race Face Atlas
This top-of-the-line pedal from Race Face was awarded our Top Pick for enduro riding. It had impressive attention to detail with unique design features...

RockBros Platform
We weren't familiar with these pedals before this review but they seem to sell like hot cakes online. Since it's our job to know all the latest and...

Shimano Saint MX80
Shimano has made great pedals for years to the degree that some people use "SPD" (Shimano Pedal Design) when referencing clipless pedals the same way they...

Spank Spike
Laziness is the only excuse that has kept long 175 mm cranks on our enduro bike's low-slung bottom brackets. As a result, we smacked the living daylights...

VP Components VP-Vice
The Best Buy Award winning VP-Vice is a super versatile pedal with bomber construction suited to a wide variety of riding styles. Throw them on your big...

The Best Mountain Bike Flat Pedal Shoes
Mountain bike flat shoes get better every year. We look at this year's top models and find you the perfect pair for your riding style and budget.

How to Choose Men's Mountain Bike Flat Shoes
For some of us who have made the switch from clipless pedals back to flats, a couple of questions are pretty common. The first is: “Why are we even...

Ratings for The Best Mountain Bike Flat Pedal Shoes
Mountain bike flat shoes get better every year. We look at this year's top models and find you the perfect pair for your riding style and budget.

How We Tested for The Best Mountain Bike Flat Pedal Shoes
Mountain bike flat shoes get better every year. We look at this year's top models and find you the perfect pair for your riding style and budget.

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Mountain Bike Flat Pedal Shoes
Mountain bike flat shoes get better every year. We look at this year's top models and find you the perfect pair for your riding style and budget.

Compare Competitors for The Best Mountain Bike Flat Pedal Shoes
Mountain bike flat shoes get better every year. We look at this year's top models and find you the perfect pair for your riding style and budget.

Five Ten Freerider
If you look around while out riding in the dirt, you're pretty likely to see at least one pair of Five Ten Freeriders in the crowd…and likely more. This...

Five Ten Freerider Contact
The Freerider Contact is touted as the shoe for "epic long rides" by Five Ten. After putting these babies to the test, that's exactly what we found. As...

Five Ten Impact Vxi
The Five Ten Impact VXi is designed for downhillers looking for a lighter weight choice in their sticky-soled foot armor, and they deliver. Of all the...

Giro Jacket
This shoe is more about style than pure performance. It's great if you want one shoe to wear biking as well as around town.

Shimano AM7
Even though the Five Ten Freerider Contact edged out the Shimano AM7 for the Editors' Choice Award, it was a close battle. Shimano's AM7 is designed as a...

The Best Mountain Bike Helmets of 2019
Searching for a new mountain bike helmet? We researched the top models on the market and then picked 11 to test and compare side-by-side. We rode in each...

How to Choose a Mountain Bike Helmet
How do you choose a mountain biking helmet? There's a different type of helmet for every type of riding, with many all-around versions crossing over. Check...

Ratings for The Best Mountain Bike Helmets of 2019
Searching for a new mountain bike helmet? We researched the top models on the market and then picked 11 to test and compare side-by-side. We rode in each...

How We Tested for The Best Mountain Bike Helmets of 2019
Searching for a new mountain bike helmet? We researched the top models on the market and then picked 11 to test and compare side-by-side. We rode in each...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Mountain Bike Helmets of 2019
Searching for a new mountain bike helmet? We researched the top models on the market and then picked 11 to test and compare side-by-side. We rode in each...

Compare Competitors for The Best Mountain Bike Helmets of 2019
Searching for a new mountain bike helmet? We researched the top models on the market and then picked 11 to test and compare side-by-side. We rode in each...

Bell Stoker
The Bell Stoker is the little brother of Bell's flagship dirt helmet, the Super. The Stoker retails for about 55% of the retail price the Super, but we...

Bell Super
The Super received the second highest overall score in our mountain bike helmet test. The only helmet to score higher was the Troy Lee A1, which is the...

Bell Super 2 MIPS
The Bell Super 2 has replaced the original Super as Bell's aggressive enduro helmet. Bell made a number of changes to this version, making the Super 2 an...

Bell Super 2R MIPS
The Bell Super 2 R MIPS is a unique mountain bike helmet aimed at enduro races where you want the protection of a full-face helmet on the decent and the...

Fox Flux
The Fox Flux is the lowest scoring half-shell mountain bike helmet in our test. It is the second heaviest helmet and has a one of the least user-friendly...

Giro Feature
The Giro Feature earns our Best Buy Award for mountain bike helmets by scoring highly in all of our tests while retailing for just $75. The Feature just...

Giro Xar
The Giro Xar is the lightest and most ventilated helmet in our test, which makes it our top recommendation for cross-country riding and racing. The Xar is...

POC Trabec
Due to its popularity, the POC Trabec was the most anticipated helmet by our testers. Unfortunately it proved to be the most disappointing helmet in our...

Smith Forefront
The Smith Forefront is a recent addition to the mountain bike helmet market. The eyewear giant has been making helmets aimed at snow sports for some time...

Troy Lee A1
The Troy Lee A1 took the top score in our mountain bike helmet comparison and wins our Editors' Choice Award. It beat out a stiff field of six other...

The Best Mountain Bike Pedals of 2019
We ride the best MTB pedals side-by-side to help you find the best. This review focuses on clipless and dual-sided models, but we pull in recommendations...

How to Choose Clipless Mountain Bike Pedals
So many styles of pedals for so many types of bikes and types of riding. We'll help you figure out what clipless pedal might be right for you.

Ratings for The Best Mountain Bike Pedals of 2019
We ride the best MTB pedals side-by-side to help you find the best. This review focuses on clipless and dual-sided models, but we pull in recommendations...

How We Tested for The Best Mountain Bike Pedals of 2019
We ride the best MTB pedals side-by-side to help you find the best. This review focuses on clipless and dual-sided models, but we pull in recommendations...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Mountain Bike Pedals of 2019
We ride the best MTB pedals side-by-side to help you find the best. This review focuses on clipless and dual-sided models, but we pull in recommendations...

Compare Competitors for The Best Mountain Bike Pedals of 2019
We ride the best MTB pedals side-by-side to help you find the best. This review focuses on clipless and dual-sided models, but we pull in recommendations...

The Best Mountain Bike Shoes of 2019
Looking for the best clipless mountain bikes shoes to suit your needs and budget? We researched the top models on the market before selecting 17 to test...

Choosing the right Mountain Bike Shoes for Men
There's a lot to consider when you're looking for a new pair of clipless mountain bike shoes. We took nine of the best pairs of mountain bike shoes on the...

Ratings for The Best Mountain Bike Shoes of 2019
Looking for the best clipless mountain bikes shoes to suit your needs and budget? We researched the top models on the market before selecting 17 to test...

How We Tested for The Best Mountain Bike Shoes of 2019
Looking for the best clipless mountain bikes shoes to suit your needs and budget? We researched the top models on the market before selecting 17 to test...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Mountain Bike Shoes of 2019
Looking for the best clipless mountain bikes shoes to suit your needs and budget? We researched the top models on the market before selecting 17 to test...

Compare Competitors for The Best Mountain Bike Shoes of 2019
Looking for the best clipless mountain bikes shoes to suit your needs and budget? We researched the top models on the market before selecting 17 to test...

Giro Privateer R
In the mountain bike racing world, the term Privateer refers to a racer who lacks sponsorship and pays their own way. Giro created the clipless mountain...

Giro Terraduro
The benchmark setting and award-winning Terraduro returns virtually unchanged. Last year's Top Pick Award winner for enduro riders continues to offer an...

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

The Best Mountain Bike Shorts for Men of 2019
It can be challenging to navigate the world of mountain bike apparel. There are hundreds of pairs of shorts on the market with confusing features and...

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

Ratings for The Best Mountain Bike Shorts for Men of 2019
It can be challenging to navigate the world of mountain bike apparel. There are hundreds of pairs of shorts on the market with confusing features and...

How We Tested for The Best Mountain Bike Shorts for Men of 2019
It can be challenging to navigate the world of mountain bike apparel. There are hundreds of pairs of shorts on the market with confusing features and...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Mountain Bike Shorts for Men of 2019
It can be challenging to navigate the world of mountain bike apparel. There are hundreds of pairs of shorts on the market with confusing features and...

Compare Competitors for The Best Mountain Bike Shorts for Men of 2019
It can be challenging to navigate the world of mountain bike apparel. There are hundreds of pairs of shorts on the market with confusing features and...

Dakine Boundary
With only one pocket and ultra lightweight fabric, the Dakine Boundary shorts are designed for the cross country rider who prefers a baggy short to lycra.

Pearl Izumi Elevate
The recently updated Elevate shorts are a good option for gravity oriented riders. Their long inseam and baggy fit work well with knee pads but weren't our...

Troy Lee Ruckus
The Ruckus is the best short we tested for shuttle runs and bike park use. The heavy fabric resists abrasion and shrugs off abuse. It is not a pedal...

Zoic Ether Shorts + Liner
The Zoic Ether is a great pair of mountain bike shorts at a reasonable price. Packed with useable features, they have a total of six pockets, mesh panels...

The Best Women's Mountain Bike Shorts
Women's mountain bike shorts are better than ever! We purchased the best to test them back-to-back on all of our favorite trails to find out which held up...

How to Choose Women's Mountain Bike Shorts
Women’s mountain bike shorts are finally having their day. Though women have been on the mountain biking scene for years, it's only recently that...

Ratings for The Best Women's Mountain Bike Shorts
Women's mountain bike shorts are better than ever! We purchased the best to test them back-to-back on all of our favorite trails to find out which held up...

How We Tested for The Best Women's Mountain Bike Shorts
Women's mountain bike shorts are better than ever! We purchased the best to test them back-to-back on all of our favorite trails to find out which held up...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Women's Mountain Bike Shorts
Women's mountain bike shorts are better than ever! We purchased the best to test them back-to-back on all of our favorite trails to find out which held up...

Compare Competitors for The Best Women's Mountain Bike Shorts
Women's mountain bike shorts are better than ever! We purchased the best to test them back-to-back on all of our favorite trails to find out which held up...

Club Ride Apparel Ventura
The Ventura remains a favorite and affordable short for long rides in less technical terrain. They changed a few things, but we still appreciate how...

Dakine Cadence
Casual street style meets four-way stretch fabric in the Dakine Cadence, a longer length bike short that offers light protection and high breathability...

Fox Racing Ripley
The Fox Ripley is a lightweight mountain biking short with a short inseam and very few frills. A single pocket offers the rider minimal amount of storage...

Norrona Fjora
Hailing from Norway, the Norrona Fjora is exactly what you would imagine a Scandinavian bike short to be. These shorts are built Viking tough. They've got...

Pearl Izumi Elevate - Women's
If you don't want to spend half of your morning deciding which bike short to wear for the day's ride, then we highly recommend picking up a pair of Pearl...

Zoic Navaeh
While not for the most technical terrain, these shorts are lightweight, breathable and comfortable. And they have loads of pockets! We especially like them...

The Best Mountain Bike Tires
Mountain bike tires are a critical component on your rig. This is the only intentional contact point between the rider and the trail and are essential for...

How to Choose Mountain Bike Tires
Except during the unfortunate event of a crash, your tires are the ONLY part of your bike that actually touch the trail. Everything you do atop your bike...

Ratings for The Best Mountain Bike Tires
Mountain bike tires are a critical component on your rig. This is the only intentional contact point between the rider and the trail and are essential for...

How We Tested for The Best Mountain Bike Tires
Mountain bike tires are a critical component on your rig. This is the only intentional contact point between the rider and the trail and are essential for...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Mountain Bike Tires
Mountain bike tires are a critical component on your rig. This is the only intentional contact point between the rider and the trail and are essential for...

Compare Competitors for The Best Mountain Bike Tires
Mountain bike tires are a critical component on your rig. This is the only intentional contact point between the rider and the trail and are essential for...

Continental Mountain King 2.4 Protection
If you like to keep things spicy, try out a Continental tire with Black Chili Compound. Combining natural and synthetic rubbers through nanotechnology, the...

Continental Trail King 2.2 Protection
This tire had a ton going in its favor, but durability issues kept it from really finding a home in our hearts. Angular knobs form a paddle across the...

Maxxis Aggressor 2.3 EXO
The Aggressor is somewhat new on the scene, but it appears to be settling in quite nicely as a popular rear tire for all-around trail riding. Its moderate...

Maxxis Minion DHF 3C/EXO
The ever-popular Minion DHF took home our Editors' Choice Award for its confidence-inspiring cornering ability, trail tough EXO sidewall protection, and...

Michelin Wild Grip'r2 Advanced 2.35
For what seems like maybe a decade or so, we've associated the Michelin brand with our cars more than our mountain bikes. But as word got out that we'd be...

Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35 TrailStar EVO
You don't use a sharp, serrated steak knife to spread warm butter on your morning toast, do you? So why do you need a square-profile tire with giant...

Schwalbe Rock Razor 2.35 PaceStar EVO
Riding a bike down a rough mountain hillside can be pretty sketchy. Even modern full-squish bikes with disc brakes still don't remove all the various trail...

Specialized Butcher Grid
The Butcher Grid is a great front tire option made by Specialized, with an aggressive tread pattern, great cornering traction, and an affordable price...

Specialized Slaughter Grid
The Slaughter Grid is one of the new breed of semi-slick tires designed to roll fast while still providing good cornering abilities. The tire's low profile...

WTB Trail Boss TCS Tough/Fast Rolling 2.25
WTB created a great all-around tire in the Trail Boss that hits a nice middle ground between the semi-slick and super aggressive tread designs. The tread...

WTB Vigilante 2.3 Fast Rolling/Tough
We're almost disappointed to not include the Vigilante as one of our award winners since it had a pretty solid performance in almost every way. While it is...

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

How to Choose a Mountaineering and Alpine Climbing Backpack
If the ice axe is the posterchild of mountaineering, the backpack is our unsung hero. Mountaineering backpacks must carry everything, climb comfortably...

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

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

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

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

Arc'teryx Alpha FL 45
Ideal for fast and light missions, we reached for this pack time and time again. Despite some shortcomings, the light weight and durability, combined with...

Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 Ice Pack
The HMG 3400 Ice Pack is a specific-use pack most tailored to snow and ice climbing. It has great features and is very comfortable, but easily acquires...

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

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

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

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

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

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

La Sportiva Batura 2.0 GTX
The La Sportiva Batura 2.0 is likely the most talked about boot on the market. La Sportiva has labeled this boot the 2.0 version, though it is technically...

La Sportiva Spantik
The Spantik is the boot of choice for cold weather mountaineering in the world's serious mountain ranges, such as Aconcogua and Denali. It is an insulated...

Scarpa Phantom Tech
This boot is remarkably light, especially given the warmth and weather protection it provides to mountaineers. When things get steep, this boot moves well...

The North Face Verto S4K
The North Face Verto S4K is a lightweight summer mountaineering boot designed for warm weather climbs in the mountains where you will be moving over...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

La Sportiva Nepal Cube GTX - Women's
For a high performing women's mountaineering boot that can do it all, The La Sportiva Nepal Cube GTX is best we have found. With a full shank and front and...

La Sportiva Trango Cube GTX - Women's
As the only boot in this review that does not have a toe welt to accept step-in crampons, the La Sportiva Trango Cube GTX is the lowest performing boot...

Lowa Mountain Expert GTX EVO - Women's
Where the Lowa Mountain Expert GTX EVO - Women's excels is in its light weight, its hiking ability, and its ice climbing ability. The lightness of these...

Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro GTX - Women's
This model is a durable all-leather, full-shank, waterproof mountaineering boot for women. It's sturdy and warm, and has a strong resemblance to

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

How to Choose a Multi-Tool
Choosing a multi tool from the multitude of options is dizzying. We have years of experience for you to call on. Read our full Buying Advice article to...

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

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

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

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

Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier
This model is an excellent “second generation” multi-tool. It is better than the earliest products, but the field has moved forward. It's a good value...

Leatherman Charge TTI
As the flagship product from the industry leader, the Charge TTI is top of the line. Compromises are inherent in a multi-tool, but Leatherman has clearly...

Leatherman Squirt PS4
This tiny tool that closely competes with the Best Buy and Top Pick award winners and is a contender that is packed chock full of features.

Leatherman Wingman
This award winner has just the right tools, for the most part, with a price that is unbelievably low. Get the quality you'd expect

Victorinox SwissTool Spirit X
For many, the appeal of the SpiritX will be the Victorinox brand. Loyalty is nice, and in this case, the product is worthy on its own.

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

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

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

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

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

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

3DFitBud Simple Step Counter
The lowest scoring product in our test, but still a worthy product for monitoring your step count.

Bellabeat Leaf
This product fills a special niche for the the tech-savvy woman looking to track fertility, activity, sleep, and mood.

CSX Simple Walking 3D
The CSX Simple Walking 3D earns our Top Pick award for its easy to read screen and super simple design that will certainly appeal to those wanting a...

Fitbit Zip Wireless
A slick, compact, inexpensive step counter that likely has all the features some want and none they won’t need.

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

Omron Alvita Optimized
An inexpensive pedometer that collects the information you want without any you don’t.

Striiv Smart
A fully self contained step counter that has social media style motivational tools without needing a smart phone app.

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

How to Choose a Personal Locator Beacon or Satellite Messenger
What device should you buy and for what application? Below we break it down. Once finished, however, do read our complete Personal Locator Beacon Review to...

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

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

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

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

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

Apple iPhone Find My Friends
Overall, this app does not work as well as the other devices in our Personal Locator Beacon review. It is intended to help keep track of family and friends...

Garmin inReach Explorer+
The Explorer+ takes the cake for messaging and tracking, scoring high across all metrics. But the pint-sized Mini makes more sense in almost every...

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

Black Diamond Angle
The Black Diamond Angle is the most classic piton still made and is the image most people associate with a piton. It's amazing to think that at one time...

Black Diamond Bugaboo
A larger version of the Black Diamond Knifeblade, the Bugaboo is a piton every serious aid-climber will need at some point. You won't need more than a few...

Black Diamond Knifeblade
Black Diamond Knifeblades are the oldest pitons used for thin cracks. They used to be the only way to get up skinny cracks. Then came Birdbeaks, multiple...

Black Diamond Lost Arrow
This is must-have Black Diamond piton on your nailing rack. It excels in small cracks too small for an angle but too big for a Pecker or Tomahawk. Lost...

Black Diamond Pecker
The Black Diamond Peckers are designed for thin cracks on big wall and aid climbs. They have a time-tested design and come in a variety of sizes. They are...

Black Diamond RURP
RURP stands for Realized Ultimate Reality Piton. They were the original thin piton for micro cracks. Today, they are very rarely used because Tomahawks and...

The Best Pocket Knives of 2019
Choosing a pocket knife isn’t an easy task. You want excellent performance, but you don’t want to think much about it. We’ve done the groundwork so...

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

Ratings for The Best Pocket Knives of 2019
Choosing a pocket knife isn’t an easy task. You want excellent performance, but you don’t want to think much about it. We’ve done the groundwork so...

How We Tested for The Best Pocket Knives of 2019
Choosing a pocket knife isn’t an easy task. You want excellent performance, but you don’t want to think much about it. We’ve done the groundwork so...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Pocket Knives of 2019
Choosing a pocket knife isn’t an easy task. You want excellent performance, but you don’t want to think much about it. We’ve done the groundwork so...

Compare Competitors for The Best Pocket Knives of 2019
Choosing a pocket knife isn’t an easy task. You want excellent performance, but you don’t want to think much about it. We’ve done the groundwork so...

Benchmade Griptilian 551
In the competition for the top of the knife heap, Benchmade products are always strong contenders. Of mass-produced and widely available knives, the...

Benchmade Mini-Barrage 585
We loved basically everything about this knife. It is compact, strong, sharp, and made to stay that way with a modicum of maintenance for your lifetime.

Buck 110 Folding Hunter
The Buck 110 is an old-fashioned design for the modern market. Newer designs are easier to use, but the Buck is still relevant in certain situations.

Gerber STL 2.0 Fine Edge
A small, ultra-portable knife for occasional and light-duty tasks.

Kershaw Leek
An immaculate piece of everyday carry equipment for the discerning user, at a relatively affordable price point. Sleek looks, too!

Old Timer 180T Mighty Mite
Like the name implies, this is a throwback design, in a tough and tiny package.

SOG Trident Elite
All-around appeal and a specialized, unobtrusive set of other features make this our favorite tactical knife we've ever tested.

Victorinox Classic SD Swiss Army
For daily pocket carry, for the average person, for average tasks, the Victorinox Classic is the perfect keychain companion.

The Best Portable Grills and Travel BBQs of 2019
You want to make great food, with minimal hassle. Grilling is an amazing way to prepare food outdoors, but the products available span a huge range of...

How to Choose a Portable Grill
Whether you are grilling in the park, on an expedition, or just want a space-efficient grill for your home, we have best small BBQ options for you.

Ratings for The Best Portable Grills and Travel BBQs of 2019
You want to make great food, with minimal hassle. Grilling is an amazing way to prepare food outdoors, but the products available span a huge range of...

How We Tested for The Best Portable Grills and Travel BBQs of 2019
You want to make great food, with minimal hassle. Grilling is an amazing way to prepare food outdoors, but the products available span a huge range of...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Portable Grills and Travel BBQs of 2019
You want to make great food, with minimal hassle. Grilling is an amazing way to prepare food outdoors, but the products available span a huge range of...

Compare Competitors for The Best Portable Grills and Travel BBQs of 2019
You want to make great food, with minimal hassle. Grilling is an amazing way to prepare food outdoors, but the products available span a huge range of...

Black Diamond Cliff Cabana Double Portaledge
This is a big, burly ledge with tons of features. It is very comfy and large, and has lots of cool pockets in which to stash stuff. It is a full size...

Black Diamond Deluxe Cliff Cabana Double Fly
This is one of the best rain flys I have used. It is loaded with features that are not only convenient but really keep you dry. Attention to detail is...

Fish Double Whammy Portaledge
This is the lightest and least expensive portaledge on the market. It is also the longest selling portaledge, having made its debut on Yosemite's big walls...

Metolius Bomb Shelter Double Fly
This is the only rain fly made for the Metolius Bomb Shelter Double Ledge. It has all the key features of a standard fly that the Black Diamond and the...

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

Runout Customs Double Portaledge
This is our new favorite portaledge for most big wall applications. The main reasons: it's light, easy to set up, and based on the design of the most...

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

How to Choose Quickdraws for Climbing
Almost every piece of climbing gear you purchase is part of an important safety chain, and the quickdraws you use are no less important than your rope or...

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

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

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

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

Black Diamond FreeWire Quickdraw
The FreeWire Quickdraw lacks frills, style, and lightweight materials, yet the price is right. It clips and handles well, and the price won't break your...

Black Diamond HotWire Quickdraw
Black Diamond makes so many different quickdraws it can be hard to keep them all straight, but climbers should take note of the Black Diamond HotWire. This...

Black Diamond LiveWire Quickdraw
The LiveWire Quickdraw is Black Diamond's top draw for sport climbing. We like clipping it much more than standard wiregate biner on the Black Diamond...

Black Diamond Oz Quickdraw
The Oz is an ultra-lightweight quickdraw best suited for traditional and multi-pitch climbing. The carabiners on this product are noticeably smaller than a...

Black Diamond Positron Quickdraw
The Positron Quickdraw is a durable medium-sized draw for sport climbing. The stand out feature being the easy to unclip keylock design on both the top and...

Black Diamond PosiWire Quickdraw
The Black Diamond PosiWire quickdraw is a popular choice for entry-level sport climbers. The price won't break the bank and they handle well, but they are...

CAMP Nano 22 Express KS
The CAMP Nano 22 used to be the lightest quickdraw made until Edelrid introduced the Nineteen G Set, which includes two of its 19-gram carabiners and a...

CAMP Photon Wire Express KS Dyneema
The CAMP Photon Wire Express KS Dyneema is a lightweight, full size quickdraw built for multi-pitch and alpine environments. With the largest gate opening...

Mad Rock UltraLight Quickdraw
The Mad Rock Ultra Light Wire Draw is an inexpensive quickdraw for those looking to shed some weight from their rack. It costs only $15 and was almost as...

Metolius FS Mini Quickdraw
The Metolius FS Mini Quickdraw is one of the lightest and smallest climbing-strength quickdraws on the market. Although the carabiners on this draw are...

Petzl Djinn Axess
The Djinn Axess offers excellent performance at a reasonable price. The beefy carabiners will handle a lot of use, and the larger size makes them great for...

Petzl Spirit Express
The Spirit Express quickdraws are a common sight at sport climbing areas. They are lightweight compared to some other sport draws, easy to grab and handle...

Wild Country Astro Quickdraw
The Astro is one of the best lightweight quickdraw designs out there, especially for the price. Only the Mad Rock UltraLight Quickdraw cost less but it is...

Wild Country Helium Quickdraw
The Wild Country Helium is our Top Pick for Lightweight Quickdraw. The unique full-size carabiners have both wiregate and keylock functionality, and are a...

The Best Rain Boots of 2019
When you've got to leave the house in the pouring rain, we don't want you second-guessing your footwear choices. Testers ...

How to Choose Rain Boots
For anyone living in a rainy climate (and even those who don't), rain boots are a key piece of your footwear arsenal. Dry feet are happy feet

Ratings for The Best Rain Boots of 2019
When you've got to leave the house in the pouring rain, we don't want you second-guessing your footwear choices. Testers ...

How We Tested for The Best Rain Boots of 2019
When you've got to leave the house in the pouring rain, we don't want you second-guessing your footwear choices. Testers ...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Rain Boots of 2019
When you've got to leave the house in the pouring rain, we don't want you second-guessing your footwear choices. Testers ...

Compare Competitors for The Best Rain Boots of 2019
When you've got to leave the house in the pouring rain, we don't want you second-guessing your footwear choices. Testers ...

Bogs Classic High
The Bogs Classic High rain boot is a rugged model that offers great protection from rain, mud, dirt, and anything else Mother Nature can throw at it. Armed...

Bogs Ultra Mid Rain Boot
The first thing our testers noticed about the Bogs Ultra Mid Rain Boot is its strange design. The top of the shaft tapers down from the back to the front...

Bogs Urban Farmer
When the Bogs Urban Farmer Insulated arrived in our mailbox, we were anxious to put them on immediately and let the testing begin. This boot has a low...

Helly Hansen Midsund 2
The Helly Hansen Midsund 2 claims that it "effortlessly combines style, comfort, and weather protection." Naturally, we were excited to test this pair of...

Hunter Original Short
If you are looking for a rain boot with a sleek, classic look, then the Hunter Original Short may be just for you. Although this product doesn't overwhelm...

Kamik Icebreaker
This warm boot is a solid performer with good traction and unique features like laces and a removable felt liner. Easy enough to slip

LaCrosse Hampton
The LaCrosse Hampton is a lightweight and comfortable low-cut rain boot that's perfect for walking the dog, heading to local hangouts, and doing yard work...

Le Chameau Vierzon
The Le Chameau Vierzon is a tall rain boot that offers great protection from precipitous weather. The tread has great traction and the rubber shaft is...

The Original Muck Boot Company Arctic Sport
These heavy boots perform best in the worst weather, with its fleece-lined neoprene insulation and aggressively lugged outsole

The Original Muck Boot Company Chore Mid
The Original Muck Boot Company Chore Mid is a rugged rain boot meant for heavy duty outdoor use. We were surprised to discover that this model was the...

Tretorn Strala
The Tretorn Strala, hailing from Sweden, is a very lightweight and simple rain boot with a few tricks up its sleeve. We liked its cozy (but not hot)...

The Best Rain Boots for Women of 2019
From the changing temperatures and colors of Fall to the increasing chances of rain, it’s simply that time of year to think about rain boots. In this...

How to Choose Women's Rain Boots
One of the simplest pleasures is the ease of slipping your feet into a rain boot for the inclement day ahead. Rain boots are an invaluable item, especially...

Ratings for The Best Rain Boots for Women of 2019
From the changing temperatures and colors of Fall to the increasing chances of rain, it’s simply that time of year to think about rain boots. In this...

How We Tested for The Best Rain Boots for Women of 2019
From the changing temperatures and colors of Fall to the increasing chances of rain, it’s simply that time of year to think about rain boots. In this...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Rain Boots for Women of 2019
From the changing temperatures and colors of Fall to the increasing chances of rain, it’s simply that time of year to think about rain boots. In this...

Compare Competitors for The Best Rain Boots for Women of 2019
From the changing temperatures and colors of Fall to the increasing chances of rain, it’s simply that time of year to think about rain boots. In this...

Bogs North Hampton Tall - Women's
A long-time favorite, these easy slip-on sporty boots provide ample insulation for cold nights. Nonetheless, traction remains the biggest drawback — a...

Bogs Women's Classic High
A rugged rubber rain boot designed to keep your feet warm in colder conditions, the Bogs Classic High boot works super well as a transition piece from late...

Helly Hansen Veierland 2
A rather simple boot, the Helly Hansen Veierland 2 provides ample weather protection and is ideal for warmer locales. Although not as comfortable as many...

Hunter Original Back Adjustable - Women's
This classic model performed well across the board, earning it our coveted Editors' Choice Award. A neat feature is the ability to custom fit the...

Ilse Jacobsen Long, Classic
The only lace-up boot in this review, the Ilse Jacobsen Long, Classic Rain Boot has a distinct style that either suits you or doesn't. If this style is...

Joules WellyPrint
We got lots of compliments while wearing the Joules WellyPrint. Whether you're into florals, stripes, or polka dots, Joules has a print that will make you...

Kamik Heidi
Made in Canada, the Heidi rain boots are simple, functional, and budget-friendly. A two-time Best Buy winner, the Heidi remains a favorite top performer...

Kamik Jennifer
A tall rain boot, the Kamik Jennifer earned middle-of-the-road scores in our metrics. We liked the extra weather protection that its height provides, but...

Sloggers Rain and Garden Boot
Made of soft, medical grade materials, the glossy Sloggers Rain and Garden Boot earned top marks in our traction metric. Although it fell short in...

Sperry Top-Sider Falcon
Inspired by the motorcycle boot trend, the Sperry Top-Sider Falcon is a short, super comfortable rain boot that can be worn over or under your pants. This...

The Original Muck Boot Company Arctic Sport II
The Original Muck Boot Company Arctic Sport II is a super warm neoprene-insulated rain boot that doubles as winter footwear. As the name suggests, this...

Tretorn Kelly
Comprised of PVC-free natural rubber, the Tretorn Kelly is a tall boot that provides ample protection from wet, nasty weather and looks pretty cute!...

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

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

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

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


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