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Price vs. Value Chart 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...

Compare Competitors 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...

Arc'teryx Beta SL
Winner of our coveted Editors' Choice award, this model scored towards the top of all metrics, offering up excellent versatility, durability and water...

Columbia Watertight II
This model offers a killer deal for a range of activities and wearers. This reasonably priced, entry-level shell for budget-conscious

Marmot Minimalist
While this product didn't win one of our awards, this bombproof model is exceptionally versatile and among the better priced to use Gore-tex.

Marmot PreCip
Winner of our Best Buy, this jacket is truly tough to beat, especially for the price. This most recent update, while subtle, includes tweaks to the fabric...

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

Outdoor Research Helium II
Virtually a hybrid of a wind jacket and light rain jacket, it's one of the more compact models we tested and comes with a handy dandy stuff pocket.

Patagonia Torrentshell
This high-performing, affordable contender has what it takes to keep out the rain during a wide range of rugged activities - all at an affordable price.

REI Rhyolite
Ringing in at $190, this high performer offers top-notch performance at a reasonable price. This Top Pick winner is...

The North Face Dryzzle
Fairly versatile, this model has Gore-Tex Paclite and offers optimal weather protection. We loved this jacket for many reasons,

The North Face Venture 2
This jacket offers a high level of protection from the elements and is comfortable to boot. Earning an above average score in mobility, the sub-100 list...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Columbia Arcadia II - Women's
Looking for an everyday casual rain jacket that won't cost an arm and a leg but still keeps you dry? The Arcadia just might be your unicorn!

Columbia Evapouration - Women's
The Evapouration rain jacket by Columbia is a no-frills, functional, and highly practical rain jacket. It is very affordable, but still relatively high...

Marmot Crystalline
The Marmot Crystalline jacket is a high functioning, ultralight, breathable layer meant for high aerobic, high intensity days outside in inclement weather...

Mountain Hardwear Stretch Ozonic - Women's
Winning high marks across the board, it's our Top Pick for Versatility. Mountain Hardwear nailed it with this jacket that is lightweight, feels soft...

Outdoor Research Aspire - Women's
Stylish and packed full of features, the OR Aspire delivers. We appreciated its high scores across the board and have chosen it as our

Outdoor Research Helium II - Women's
The most lightweight, compact jacket among those we tested, the Outdoor Research Helium II ranked at the top of its class. In fact, we chose it as our Top...

Patagonia Torrentshell - Women's
While it isn't the most comfortable in the fleet, Patagonia offers a clever play on words when presenting the Torrentshell. Well-rounded

The North Face Resolve 2 - Women's
Made by a leading and trusted brand, the Resolve 2 ranks as an average rain shell, which will keep you dry with light use and will keep you warm at higher...

The North Face Venture 2 - Women's
Despite the price tag and pit vents of this jacket, we aren't overly impressed by its performance or usability. It feels like crinkly plastic and...

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

How to Choose Rain Pants
There is a lot of difficult to decipher with terminology when it comes to waterproof/breathable fabrics and it can be hard to figure out what construction...

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

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

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

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

Columbia Rebel Roamer
Our new favorite model under $50, the Rebel Roamer is excellent for shoppers on a tight budget.

Marmot Minimalist Pant
A functional, simple, and well-designed pant, this Gore-Tex model is lightweight, doesn't take up much room in your pack, and

Marmot PreCip Full Zip
These are one of our favorite rain pants for under $100. Tough to beat for the price, they are respectable in many ways, offering...

Mountain Hardwear Stretch Ozonic Pants
The Stretch Ozonic pants are super stretchy, weather-resistant, and durable. Scoring high across a range of metrics, this previous Editors' Choice winner

Outdoor Research Foray Pants
Many users want rain pants that are unobtrusive most of the time. All you need is protection for a few hours of rain every few days out and about. Those...

Outdoor Research Helium Pant
Our Top Pick for Best Lightweight Model, the Helium is lightweight and compressible and offers great mobility.

REI Talusphere Full Zip
Fully-featured and crafted from stretchy fabric, the Talusphere offers exceptional mobility but is not the lightest in our fleet.

The North Face Venture Half Zip
An exceptionally versatile pair of rain pants. At $80, the Venture represents a great value at a fair price.

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

How to Choose the Perfect Road Bike Helmet
Choosing a road bike helmet can be difficult and confusing. Most brands now offer three somewhat distinct types of road helmets: fully vented traditional...

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

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

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

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

Bell Gage MIPS
Bell is a long time player in the helmet industry, and produces motorcycle helmets in addition to an extensive line of cycling helmets. The Bell Gage MIPS...

Bell Overdrive MIPS
The Bell Overdrive MIPS is an entry-level helmet with lots of trickle down features from Bell's more expensive helmets. It has traditional looks, with...

Bell Star Pro
Bell has been making bike helmets for a long time, and the Star Pro is their offering for the racer seeking to cheat the wind. The Star Pro is a full aero...

Bontrager Ballista
If you are after a full aero road helmet, then search no further. The Ballista has reset our expectations of aero road helmets. Bontrager was relatively...

Giro Aeon
The Giro Aeon was a former winner of our Editors' Choice Award and has lost its crown to the Giro Synthe. At 225g, the Aeon is the lightest helmet in our...

Giro Air Attack Shield
The Giro Air Attack Shield was one of the first of a new sub-genre of road cycling helmets that bridge the gap between teardrop shaped time trial helmets...

Giro Savant
The Giro Savant is an entry-level helmet that offers good all-around performance at a low price. It lacks the pro-level feel of higher end Giro helmets...

Giro Synthe MIPS
This premium road bike helmet earns solid scores in every rating metric, standing out by combining comfort, adjustability, and ventilation into a...

Kask Protone
A semi-aero helmet used on the professional circuit, but falls short in the comfort and adjustability ratings.

Lazer Z-1 MIPS
This is Lazer's top-end racing helmet, that comes with excellent ventilation and supreme comfort.

POC Octal
The POC Octal is the Swedish company's first offering to the road bike market. This helmet was designed around the qualities which the road market finds...

POC Octal Aero
A poorly ventilated and awkwardly shaped aerodynamic helmet that cheats the wind, but pays the price with poor performance in other categories.

Smith Overtake MIPS
This helmet is well-built and quite comfortable but lacks ventilation in part due to its unique materials and design.

Specialized Airnet MIPS
Combines a classic style with modern comfort and amazing ventilation all for a reasonable price. The premium materials and construction are offset by a...

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

How to Choose a Climbing Rope Bag
Are you baffled by the variety of rope bags available? If deciding which model to get feels as hard as your 5.14 project we can help you choose the best...

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

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

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

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

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

Black Diamond Super Slacker
If you need a no-frills rope bag that simply carries and protects a rope, this classic model is a great choice. Easy and quick to use,

Metolius Dirt Bag II
A vast improvement over the original, this rope bag is our favorite option for value-driven climbers. It fulfills basic rope bag needs without breaking the...

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

Metolius Speedster
If you wish your rope bag could also carry all your sport cragging equipment comfortably for any approach, this pack is one of our favorites

Petzl Bolsa
This rope bag/crag pack combo is a great option for folks who prefer a backpack over a sling. The funnel design makes packing up a quick ordeal.

Petzl Kab
The KAB earns a Top Pick Award for its standout performance as a gym climbing model. With a laptop compartment, sleek design, and removable tarp, our...

The Best Running Jackets of 2019
Which running jacket is the best? To find out, we picked out 5 of the top-rated and most popular models and tested them side-by-side. We wore these pieces...

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

Ratings for The Best Running Jackets of 2019
Which running jacket is the best? To find out, we picked out 5 of the top-rated and most popular models and tested them side-by-side. We wore these pieces...

How We Tested for The Best Running Jackets of 2019
Which running jacket is the best? To find out, we picked out 5 of the top-rated and most popular models and tested them side-by-side. We wore these pieces...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Running Jackets of 2019
Which running jacket is the best? To find out, we picked out 5 of the top-rated and most popular models and tested them side-by-side. We wore these pieces...

Compare Competitors for The Best Running Jackets of 2019
Which running jacket is the best? To find out, we picked out 5 of the top-rated and most popular models and tested them side-by-side. We wore these pieces...

Marmot DriClime Windshirt
This Windshirt initially looked like a furnace to us -- layered insulation wrapped in a womb of polyester. It really was the warmest jacket of the testing...

The Best Running Shirts of 2019
Is a running shirt on your "to buy" list? We selected the 11 best available today from our extensive research of over 90 of the top tees. We ran 100s of...

Ratings for The Best Running Shirts of 2019
Is a running shirt on your "to buy" list? We selected the 11 best available today from our extensive research of over 90 of the top tees. We ran 100s of...

How We Tested for The Best Running Shirts of 2019
Is a running shirt on your "to buy" list? We selected the 11 best available today from our extensive research of over 90 of the top tees. We ran 100s of...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Running Shirts of 2019
Is a running shirt on your "to buy" list? We selected the 11 best available today from our extensive research of over 90 of the top tees. We ran 100s of...

Compare Competitors for The Best Running Shirts of 2019
Is a running shirt on your "to buy" list? We selected the 11 best available today from our extensive research of over 90 of the top tees. We ran 100s of...

ASICS PR Lyte Short Sleeve
The ASICS PR Lyte Short Sleeve is a very simple running shirt that does an above average job of breathing and drying, keeping you cool on those hot days...

Patagonia Capilene Lightweight T-Shirt
The Patagonia Capilene Lightweight T-Shirt is a streamlined and exceedingly simple running shirt that nevertheless does an extremely good job. It was...

Salomon Fast Wing Tee
The Salomon Fast Wing Tee earned our Top Pick for Features. While it was not our favorite shirt in the review, or one of the highest scorers, this shirt...

The North Face Kilowatt Short Sleeve
The North Face Kilowatt Short Sleeve running shirt is a technical garment that includes some nice features like super durable FlashDry fabric and taped...

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

Purchasing the Ideal Pair of Running Shoes
So you are in the market for running shoes. But what kind? There are trail shoes, road shoes, minimal shoes, maximal shoes, and even barefoot shoes. Then...

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

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

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

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

Brooks Ghost 10
Once again, Brooks impresses us with the release of their updated neutral Ghost 10. They kept the best features of the previous versions and added new...

Brooks PureFlow 6
Winner of scoring towards the top of the pack, this model scores high across the board, dominating in comfort and weight. Sleek and fast, it...

Saucony Kinvara 8
With only 8.8 ounces per shoe in a size 11, a 4 mm heel-to-toe drop, and all the padding you could want, the Kinvara 8 speedsters are sure to impress any...

The Best Running Shoes for Women of 2019
Seeking the best road running shoe for women? Our comprehensive review of fourteen of the most popular women’s running shoes on the market is sure to...

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

Ratings for The Best Running Shoes for Women of 2019
Seeking the best road running shoe for women? Our comprehensive review of fourteen of the most popular women’s running shoes on the market is sure to...

How We Tested for The Best Running Shoes for Women of 2019
Seeking the best road running shoe for women? Our comprehensive review of fourteen of the most popular women’s running shoes on the market is sure to...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Running Shoes for Women of 2019
Seeking the best road running shoe for women? Our comprehensive review of fourteen of the most popular women’s running shoes on the market is sure to...

Compare Competitors for The Best Running Shoes for Women of 2019
Seeking the best road running shoe for women? Our comprehensive review of fourteen of the most popular women’s running shoes on the market is sure to...

Adidas Pure Boost X Training
The female specific Adidas Pure Boost X Training takes the cake for the most unique and innovative design feature: its floating arch. The floating arch...

Altra Intuition 4.5
Not only is it responsive and lightweight, but this remarkable ride has gained our attention for its low price and excellent breathability.

ASICS Gel-Quantum 360 CM
The Asics Gel Quantum 360 CM is a cushioned shoe that some could find worth the weight. The weight of this cushioned Asics can be a drawback, but it is...

New Balance 860 V7
Our overall impression of the New Balance 860 V7 was that these shoes were awesome. New Balance has mastered the design of what makes a comfortable running...

Nike Air Zoom Structure 20 - Women's
The newly updated Nike Air Zoom Structure 20 delivers stability and a supportive ride. With focused support and a locked down fit, we felt secure and...

Salming Race 3
Salming has just started to show its face in the US market and there has been an overall good response. The Race 3 model is a light weight responsive shoe...

Salomon S Lab Sonic 2
The Salomon S-Lab Sonic 2 is a go-to race day shoe that is capable of sprint interval training, and moderate trail running. While Salomon is known for...

Saucony Guide 10
The updated Saucony Guide 10 is the successor to the Guide 9; this shoe is as comfortable as the earlier versions, and still boasts an enhanced flex in the...

Saucony Hurricane ISO 2
The responsive ride that the Hurricane ISO 2 offers up is a hint of mild stability, combined with a lower offset. This modestly cushioned pair of running...

The Best Running Socks of 2019
Are you seeking a running sock that will suit your needs? After perusing over 50 different models, we've chosen nine of the best for both men and women...

How to Choose Running Socks
How do you best choose which pair of running socks to buy? After putting nine of the top rated and most popular running socks available on the market to...

Ratings for The Best Running Socks of 2019
Are you seeking a running sock that will suit your needs? After perusing over 50 different models, we've chosen nine of the best for both men and women...

How We Tested for The Best Running Socks of 2019
Are you seeking a running sock that will suit your needs? After perusing over 50 different models, we've chosen nine of the best for both men and women...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Running Socks of 2019
Are you seeking a running sock that will suit your needs? After perusing over 50 different models, we've chosen nine of the best for both men and women...

Compare Competitors for The Best Running Socks of 2019
Are you seeking a running sock that will suit your needs? After perusing over 50 different models, we've chosen nine of the best for both men and women...

Balega Hidden Comfort
The Balega Hidden Comfort was considered for our Best Bang for the Buck award because it is arguably one of the most comfortable socks in this review for a...

Darn Tough Coolmax Vertex Tab No Show Ultra-Light Cushion
This is a lightweight and breathable running sock that offers bomber durability on the trails. After testing it for 30+ miles, we love wearing it on hot...

Darn Tough No Show Light
The Darn Tough No Show Light was the only "light" sock in this review that featured absolutely no cushioning or padding. Whether you prefer some cushioning...

DryMax Running Mini Crew
The DryMax Running Mini Crew is a unique sock that has the ability to wick moisture away from the foot far better than any other sock that we have worn...

Feetures! Elite Light Cushion No Show Tab
The Feetures! Elite Light Cushion No Show Tab is a low volume sock that, while padded, is much thinner than other cushioned socks we tested. It has...

Injinji Trail Midweight Mini-Crew
The Injinji Trail Midweight Mini-Crew is unique to this review because it is the only sock designed specifically for trail running (although most of the...

SmartWool PhD Run Light Elite Micro
The Smartwool PhD Run Light Elite Micro was one of the highest scoring running socks in our review. It is unique for its use of Merino wool as the main...

Thorlos Experia XCCU
The Thorlo Experia XCCU was the best or near the best in every category that we tested for, landing it at the highest spot in our rankings of the best...

The Best Sandals of 2019
In our opinion, every season is sandal season! We curated the industry's best selection of sandals to review head-to-head in search of the best products...

How to Choose Sandals
Sandals are very versatile and functional footwear thanks to modern advances in materials and construction. No longer are they simply for lounging at the...

Ratings for The Best Sandals of 2019
In our opinion, every season is sandal season! We curated the industry's best selection of sandals to review head-to-head in search of the best products...

How We Tested for The Best Sandals of 2019
In our opinion, every season is sandal season! We curated the industry's best selection of sandals to review head-to-head in search of the best products...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Sandals of 2019
In our opinion, every season is sandal season! We curated the industry's best selection of sandals to review head-to-head in search of the best products...

Compare Competitors for The Best Sandals of 2019
In our opinion, every season is sandal season! We curated the industry's best selection of sandals to review head-to-head in search of the best products...

Chaco Z/1 Classic
This classic is undeniably one of the favorite sandals of dirtbags everywhere. It's good-looking, comfortable, and provides an ultra-supportive platform...

Chaco Z/2 Classic
The folks at Chaco brought this sandal to the lineup to adapt their tried-and-true strapping system to a lighter and more comfortable chassis. They kept...

ECCO Yucatan
The ECCO Yucatan is seemingly unanimously claimed as one of the most comfortable sandals on the market. However, after extensive testing we highly...

Keen Arroyo II
The Keen Arroyo is yet another variation of Keen's archetypical closed-toe design, boasting the large toe cap, leather uppers, a shoe-like insole, and a...

Keen Newport H2
A classic contender for the closed-toe sandal design. With its wide forefoot, water-friendly materials, and a grippy outsole make it a desirable choice for...

Teva Terra Fi 4
This is a beefed-up version of the original Terra Fi that includes more resilient materials and added neoprene cushions. It is geared towards higher...

The Best Women's Sandals of 2019
What are the best sandals for travel, hiking, and daily use? We put 12 great options through a bevy of toe-to-toe tests to find out.

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

Ratings for The Best Women's Sandals of 2019
What are the best sandals for travel, hiking, and daily use? We put 12 great options through a bevy of toe-to-toe tests to find out.

How We Tested for The Best Women's Sandals of 2019
What are the best sandals for travel, hiking, and daily use? We put 12 great options through a bevy of toe-to-toe tests to find out.

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Women's Sandals of 2019
What are the best sandals for travel, hiking, and daily use? We put 12 great options through a bevy of toe-to-toe tests to find out.

Compare Competitors for The Best Women's Sandals of 2019
What are the best sandals for travel, hiking, and daily use? We put 12 great options through a bevy of toe-to-toe tests to find out.

Chaco ZX/2
With straps like racing stripes, this model wins some style points. As with most Chaco's, its arched footbed is polarizing for most folks, either being...

Keen Newport H2 - Women's
We can't say we fell for the looks of this closed-toe model, but its performance in water sports can't be denied. If burly protection is your top

Teva Tirra
This lightweight shoe performs well, looks great, and has a modest price tag. What's not to like? More than worthy of our budget award,

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

How to Choose CrossFit Shoes for Men
How can you find a balancedpair ofshoes for CrossFit? Do you need to work on weightlifting, gymnastics, or running? Will you compete in CrossFit? Will this...

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

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

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

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

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

The Best CrossFit Shoes for Women of 2019
Which pair should be at the top of your list when searching for the best CrossFit shoe for women? We put 11 models to the ultimate test,

How to Choose Women's CrossFit Shoes
As CrossFit continues to grow in popularity, people are coming to the sport from different athletic backgrounds and with different injury histories...

Ratings for The Best CrossFit Shoes for Women of 2019
Which pair should be at the top of your list when searching for the best CrossFit shoe for women? We put 11 models to the ultimate test,

How We Tested for The Best CrossFit Shoes for Women of 2019
Which pair should be at the top of your list when searching for the best CrossFit shoe for women? We put 11 models to the ultimate test,

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best CrossFit Shoes for Women of 2019
Which pair should be at the top of your list when searching for the best CrossFit shoe for women? We put 11 models to the ultimate test,

Compare Competitors for The Best CrossFit Shoes for Women of 2019
Which pair should be at the top of your list when searching for the best CrossFit shoe for women? We put 11 models to the ultimate test,

Inov-8 Bare-XF 210 - Women's
Inov-8's F-Lite series of shoes are a common and popular choice in CrossFit gyms. The Inov-8 Bare-XF 210 is a lesser known model and we were interested to...

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

Merrell Bare Access Arc 4 - Women's
Excellent for running, the Merrell Bare Access Arc 4 doesn't slay a good CrossFit session. A cozy mid-sole that's great for cranking out miles doesn't do...

Reebok Lite TR - Women's
The Reebok Lite TR is the only high top shoe we tested in this review (it is also available in a low top version, the Lite Lo TR. Our testers did not like...

Reebok Sprint 2.0 - Women's
When most CrossFitters think of CrossFit shoes from Reebok, the Nano usually comes to mind first. While lesser known, the Reebok Sprint 2.0 consistently...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Atomic Hawx 120
The Atomic Hawx has a very inviting initial fit; the liner is comfortable and features a layer of memory foam that cradles the foot well. The memory foam...

Dalbello Panterra ID 120
The Dalbello Panterra ID 120 is a feature-laden boot that falls into what we are terming an adventure/freeride boot. Similar to our Top Pick winner, the...

K2 Pinnacle 130
Best suited for strong skiers, the K2 Pinnacle 130 is a big boot. It is packed with features and intended for skiers who demand downhill performance...

Lange RX 120
The RX 120 is stiff enough to escort an advanced skier all over the mountain from the groomers to the rugged steeps. It is stiff and offers a snug fit...

Rossignol Alltrack 120
This affordable boot is a good option for a less experienced skier who would like to save some cash. It provides solid performance and a walk mode for...

Salomon X-Pro 120
If you're an expert skier searching for a precise fitting, good looking boot, this could be the one for you. It features a heat-moldable shell and liner...

Tecnica Cochise 120
The Tecnica Cochise 120 is a surprisingly versatile all-mountain ski boot; it is comfortable for hiking and skinning, and also skis well in the resort in...

The Best Women's Ski Boots of 2019
Need to find a boot that strikes the perfect balance of fit, comfort, warmth, and performance? think it can't be done? We've got your back! We researched...

Buying Advice for The Best Women's Ski Boots of 2019
Need to find a boot that strikes the perfect balance of fit, comfort, warmth, and performance? think it can't be done? We've got your back! We researched...

Ratings for The Best Women's Ski Boots of 2019
Need to find a boot that strikes the perfect balance of fit, comfort, warmth, and performance? think it can't be done? We've got your back! We researched...

How We Tested for The Best Women's Ski Boots of 2019
Need to find a boot that strikes the perfect balance of fit, comfort, warmth, and performance? think it can't be done? We've got your back! We researched...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Women's Ski Boots of 2019
Need to find a boot that strikes the perfect balance of fit, comfort, warmth, and performance? think it can't be done? We've got your back! We researched...

Compare Competitors for The Best Women's Ski Boots of 2019
Need to find a boot that strikes the perfect balance of fit, comfort, warmth, and performance? think it can't be done? We've got your back! We researched...

Atomic Hawx Ultra 110 - Women's
If we had to use one word to describe the sleek new Atomic Hawx boot this year it would be Svelte. This super lightweight, low profile, low volume ski boot...

Dalbello Kyra 95 ID - Women's
The Dalbello Kyra 95 ID is a very accessible boot for many types of skiers. Our advanced-to-expert level testers had a lot of fun skiing this easy going...

Head Dream 100 - Women's
This cushy cruiser of a boot is built for a woman who is looking for a comfortable ride with a stiffer flex boot. The Head Dream is packed with features...

Lange RX 110 LV - Women's
The newly updated Lange RX 110 is much friendlier than the previous version. It still offers high-quality and precise performance but is more comfortable...

Nordica Speedmachine 105 - Women's
It looks unassuming, but this intermediate boot is not to be underestimated. We skied her everywhere on the mountain, from groomers to bumps and in and out...

Rossignol Alltrack Pro 110 - Women's
The Rossignol Alltrack Pro 110s are by far the best looking (or at least most noticeable) boots we tested. But as our fathers used to tell us girls, looks...

Tecnica Mach1 105 MV - Women's
Since it came on to the scene last year this high-performance boot has gotten a lot of attention. The Mach 1 has been redesigned for 2018 by women for...

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

How to Choose Ski Gloves
Gloves are often the only thing that keeps our hands warm on a frosty day. We demand a lot from them: we want them to be totally waterproof and warm but...

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

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

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

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

Black Diamond Guide
Our Top Pick for Cold Weather, the Guide is seriously warm and burly, ready for pre-dawn summits and cold lifts. It's not meant for tying shoelaces

Black Diamond Legend
This glove is a respectably lightweight and dexterous under-the-cuff style ski glove. Out of the box, it already feels broken in. Unfortunately, it's not...

Black Diamond Mercury Mitt
The Mercury Mitt is tough and full of features. It's also mega-warm. Of course, it scores lower in regards to dexterity, but hey, it's a mitt.

Burton Gore-Tex
The Gore-Tex earns decent marks in all metrics but could offer up better performance in dexterity and durability.

Columbia Tumalo
The Tumalo offers decent dexterity and surprisingly good warmth - all at an excellent price of $40, making it the most affordable glove in our review. If...

Dakine Titan
Not only is the Titan affordable, but it includes a pair of liner gloves. It offers a comfortable fit and tons of features, but lacks warmth and water...

Gordini GTX Storm Trooper II
One of the best models you can buy for $65, the Storm Trooper is a solid pair that won't disappoint. Within its price range, this is one of the best

Hestra Army Leather Gore-Tex
A favorite model of many testers, this leather glove is excellent for those in cold environments. It's also an incredibly durable model.

Hestra Army Leather Heli Ski Mitt
Devoid of lavish fabric or insulation, the Leather Heli Ski Mitt is an extraordinary mix of warmth, features, and durability.

Hestra Leather Fall Line
This is a sweet offering from Hestra. Dexterity and durability are its finest points, providing reliable nimbleness for all sorts of mountain tasks.

Hestra Vertical Cut Freeride
The Hestra Vertical Cut Freeride gloves are the new OutdoorGearLab's Editors' Choice winner. They offer top-notch performance characteristics, including a...

Outdoor Research Revolution
Thanks to its solid scores in all metrics, particularly when it came to features, the Revolution took the cake as our Best Buy winner.

The North Face Montana Mitt
Scoring well in most metrics, the Montana Mitt offers up mitten warmth along with great features, water resistance, and solid durability.

The Best Ski Gloves and Mittens for Women
Seeking the best ski glove or mitt this winter? We tested 12 of the best options on the market for all kinds of winter activity

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

Ratings for The Best Ski Gloves and Mittens for Women
Seeking the best ski glove or mitt this winter? We tested 12 of the best options on the market for all kinds of winter activity

How We Tested for The Best Ski Gloves and Mittens for Women
Seeking the best ski glove or mitt this winter? We tested 12 of the best options on the market for all kinds of winter activity

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Ski Gloves and Mittens for Women
Seeking the best ski glove or mitt this winter? We tested 12 of the best options on the market for all kinds of winter activity

Compare Competitors for The Best Ski Gloves and Mittens for Women
Seeking the best ski glove or mitt this winter? We tested 12 of the best options on the market for all kinds of winter activity

Arc'teryx Fission - Women's
The Fission stole the show this season for its wonderfully lightweight design and soft to the touch inner fabrics. We loved that the Gore-Tex and leather...

Burton Gore-Tex Gloves - Women's
This is the most affordable recommendation for warm skiing conditions. With touchscreen compatibility and a strong resistance to water absorption...

Dakine Tundra Mitt - Women's
Tackling some of the coldest weather conditions, the Tundra Mitt is a perfect option for those looking for the warmest glove out there. The combination of...

Gordini Gore-Tex Down III Women's
Pick these toasty gloves this winter to enjoy robust weather protection, incredible warmth, and dexterity while saving dollars without losing performance

Hestra Heli Mitt - Women's
With stand-up liners and an amazing level of durability, this pair of mittens is surprisingly dexterous. The value of these mitts is also a welcome surprise

Hestra Heli Three-Finger - Women's
This lobster-claw model provides a unique balance of warmth and dexterity for any women looking to charge hard in the mountains. We love its breathable...

Kinco Pigskin Leather
Want a pair of ski gloves for minimal cost? This pair is your best bet. Costing well over $100 less than the most expensive model reviewed, the

Outdoor Research Arete - Women's
A great backcountry ski glove, earning a Top Pick Award in this review. Featuring a double construction design outfitted with a waterproof GORE-TEX insert...

Swany Legend II Mitt - Women's
The Legend II stands out for its unique construct and fancy features. With a thin mitten leather exterior and an insulated gloved interior, this mitten...

The Best Ski Goggles of 2019
Ready to hit the mountain in a new set of ski goggles this winter? After researching the latest and greatest models on the market we tested 8 of the best...

How to Choose Ski Goggles
Time for new goggles? Our experts tear through the marketing jargon to provide you with a truly useful guide to help you wade through the market.

Ratings for The Best Ski Goggles of 2019
Ready to hit the mountain in a new set of ski goggles this winter? After researching the latest and greatest models on the market we tested 8 of the best...

How We Tested for The Best Ski Goggles of 2019
Ready to hit the mountain in a new set of ski goggles this winter? After researching the latest and greatest models on the market we tested 8 of the best...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Ski Goggles of 2019
Ready to hit the mountain in a new set of ski goggles this winter? After researching the latest and greatest models on the market we tested 8 of the best...

Compare Competitors for The Best Ski Goggles of 2019
Ready to hit the mountain in a new set of ski goggles this winter? After researching the latest and greatest models on the market we tested 8 of the best...

Bolle Carve
This model is ideal for missions where breathability is a must. While it does excel in a few metrics, it is lacking in comfort, and provides average lens...

POC Lobes
Winner of our previous Top Pick Award thanks to its great lens quality, we were again impressed by the high-quality lens. The Lobes are similar to the...

The Best Ski and Snowboard Helmets of 2019
Buying a new ski helmet can be an overwhelming decision, to say the least. There are so many options for so many different skiers. We went through 60 top...

How to Choose a Ski or Snowboard Helmet
How does one go about choosing the best helmet for snow sports? Which are the most protective? Are there features that are an absolute must to have? With...

Ratings for The Best Ski and Snowboard Helmets of 2019
Buying a new ski helmet can be an overwhelming decision, to say the least. There are so many options for so many different skiers. We went through 60 top...

How We Tested for The Best Ski and Snowboard Helmets of 2019
Buying a new ski helmet can be an overwhelming decision, to say the least. There are so many options for so many different skiers. We went through 60 top...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Ski and Snowboard Helmets of 2019
Buying a new ski helmet can be an overwhelming decision, to say the least. There are so many options for so many different skiers. We went through 60 top...

Compare Competitors for The Best Ski and Snowboard Helmets of 2019
Buying a new ski helmet can be an overwhelming decision, to say the least. There are so many options for so many different skiers. We went through 60 top...

Anon Raider
Another skate-inspired helmet with a simple design. This helmet is rated for summer and winter use, with removable ear pieces and fleece insulation. It is...

Bern Team Baker
The Team Baker takes over where the Baker Hardhat left off. Bern has stuck with its signature style with this simple yet effective helmet, but added...

Giro Ledge
If you venture between skating and riding, this helmet might fit your style. It will definitely match your wallet, providing sufficient protection without...

Giro Zone MIPS
For high quality, at a lower price, look no further. It's a great helmet for avid skiers looking for top-notch performance without a debt-increasing price...

Lucky Bums Snow Sport
The Lucky Bums Snow Sport is the least expensive helmet in our review group, but that does not mean that it slacks on protection. This helmet meets the CE...

POC Fornix
The Fornix comes from a company with a long history in protective gear and a wide selection of ski helmets. An in-molded helmet with a size adjustment...

Smith Maze MIPS
Smith busts out another stellar helmet with this model. Moderately priced in comparison to high-end models, this simple yet studly dome protector

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

Smith Variance
This is an incredible helmet that comes in under $200. Many of our testers and friends have worn this helmet at some point on some mountain.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Columbia Whirlibird Interchange
For occasional resort riders looking for a versatile jacket system that will work in a variety of climates and conditions, the Whirlibird is a worthy...

FlyLow Gear Quantum Pro
In comparing the whole spectrum of ski jackets available, we carve out sub-categories. We tested three shell-only jackets for 2016-17. As compared to the...

Norrona Lofoten Gore-Tex Pro Shell
This unique model is designed to be the outermost shell of a layering system. It puts weather protection first, and scores at the top of the charts in this...

Outdoor Research White Room
An OutdoorGearLab, a Best Buy product should perform in the same conditions and applications as the Editors Choice, at a lower price. For the lower price...

Patagonia 3-in-1 Snowshot
A “three-in-one” jacket is appealing to you. You scan the market and find just budget alternatives. Except for the Patagonia 3-in-1 Snowshot. Is this...

Patagonia Primo Down
This top of the line product from a respected manufacturer earns high scores and gives our Editors' Choice a run for the money. For the money, in fact, the...

Spyder Leader
Among the small collection of high end, synthetic insulated jackets on the market, this is a leader. This ski specific insulated model has all the bells...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arc'teryx Andessa
Arc'teryx's attention to detail, quality construction, and high-end materials are apparent in the Andessa jacket. This jacket has all the little comforts...

Arc'teryx Sentinel - Women's
Great in various conditions, it is incredibly versatile. This hardshell is lightweight and looked great on all of our testers.

Flylow Billie Coat
The most stylish shell jacket we tested. Our testers reached for this jacket to hit the slopes and to go out on the town. We love its long hemline and...

Mountain Hardwear Barnsie
The Barnsie is a quality ski jacket with the right amount of ski features, insulation, and durability. We like the fit and comfort of this jacket, but with...

Orage Nina
This flashy jacket is a fan favorite. Our testers loved the look and feel of this jacket and reached for it over any other in the competition when looking...

Patagonia 3-in-1 Snowbelle
This is one of Patagonia's least expensive ski jackets, and we could tell. It does everything ok but doesn't rock any specific category. It's fine.

Patagonia Primo Down Jacket - Women's
This "primo" jacket is a warm, stylish, and high-quality stunner that continually earns the award for Editors' Choice. This jacket has a lot of special...

Patagonia Untracked - Women's
A stylish and functional hardshell ski jacket. Our testers love its high-quality materials, stylish looks, and ski features. It was a close race between...

The North Face Cheakmus Triclimate
The North Face Cheakamus Triclimate 3-in-1 jacket did not knock our socks off. The North Face makes a plethora of 3-in-1 style jackets and we did not...

The Best Ski Pants of 2019
We have done the dirty work, swapping pants until we could generate the most authoritative comparisons possible. We tapped experience and critical thinking...

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

Ratings for The Best Ski Pants of 2019
We have done the dirty work, swapping pants until we could generate the most authoritative comparisons possible. We tapped experience and critical thinking...

How We Tested for The Best Ski Pants of 2019
We have done the dirty work, swapping pants until we could generate the most authoritative comparisons possible. We tapped experience and critical thinking...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Ski Pants of 2019
We have done the dirty work, swapping pants until we could generate the most authoritative comparisons possible. We tapped experience and critical thinking...

Compare Competitors for The Best Ski Pants of 2019
We have done the dirty work, swapping pants until we could generate the most authoritative comparisons possible. We tapped experience and critical thinking...

Arc'teryx Sabre Pants
If you can stomach the price, these pants are unmatched. For the high cost of entry you get immaculate construction, bulletproof weather protection...

Columbia Bugaboo Pant II
At OutdoorGearLab we bestow three different awards in each product category. The Editors' Choice goes to a high performing, all around product. In the Ski...

FlyLow Gear Baker Bib
These bibs are built for gnarly weather and extended use. They compromise on fit and comfort and warmth to accomplish this but tilt the needle back the...

Mammut Bormio HS Pants
Great for cold conditions, the Bormio has a bit of insulation to keep you warm enough. And when it heats up, the vents on the legs work wonders

Norrona Lofoten Gore-Tex Pro Pants
A ski pant that offers some of our favorite aspects, the Lofoten pants provide excellent protection, especially when combined its matching jacket

Patagonia Powder Bowl Pants
Excellent, all-around pants that nearly match our Editors' Choice winner. Weather protection, comfort, and construction are all top notch.

Patagonia Snowshot Pants
We tested a number of standout products in our 2016-17 ski pants review. There are pants that stand out for amazing weatherproofness, warm insulation...

Spyder Dare Athletic Fit
The Spyder Dare is our best insulated ski pant. Not all users will want or need insulation in their ski pants, but for those that do, we recommend this...

The Best Ski Pants for Women
Which pair of ski pants will keep you warm, dry, styley and shredding this winter? To take the stress out of finding yours, we tested 9 of the most...

Buying Advice for The Best Ski Pants for Women
Which pair of ski pants will keep you warm, dry, styley and shredding this winter? To take the stress out of finding yours, we tested 9 of the most...

Ratings for The Best Ski Pants for Women
Which pair of ski pants will keep you warm, dry, styley and shredding this winter? To take the stress out of finding yours, we tested 9 of the most...

How We Tested for The Best Ski Pants for Women
Which pair of ski pants will keep you warm, dry, styley and shredding this winter? To take the stress out of finding yours, we tested 9 of the most...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Ski Pants for Women
Which pair of ski pants will keep you warm, dry, styley and shredding this winter? To take the stress out of finding yours, we tested 9 of the most...

Compare Competitors for The Best Ski Pants for Women
Which pair of ski pants will keep you warm, dry, styley and shredding this winter? To take the stress out of finding yours, we tested 9 of the most...

Arc'teryx Sentinel Pants
The Arc'teryx Sentinel is that single pair of ski pants that will take you from the lifts to distant mountain peaks for years to come.

Burton Society
Not much to look at laying in your gear pile, the Burton Society pant surpassed our lackluster expectations to seriously impress on the mountain. Comfy and...

Columbia Bugaboo Pants - Women's
Adequate for very light use, the Columbia Women's Bugaboo ski pants are comfortable and provide adequate weather protection for mellow resort days.

Flylow Gear Nina
A rough and tumble ski pant from Flylow, the Nina blocks water and wind and offers excellent ventilation. The pants are a solid option for backcountry or...

Patagonia Insulated Snowbelle Pants
Warm, with well-considered features, the Patagonia Snowbelle ski pant is great for resort days. Its loose fit, however, makes it unsuitable for backcountry...

Salomon Iceglory - Women's
Salomon's Iceglory insulated women's ski pant feel like warm and waterproof yoga pants. A soft hand an exceptionally flattering cut impressed our testers.

Spyder Winner Athletic Fit
An average all-around resort pant, the Spyder Winner ski pant is straightforward and functional. Fairly warm and minimalistic it has a comfortably relaxed...

The North Face Freedom LRBC Insulated
Warm and weatherproof, the North Face Freedom LRBC can shred the resort or keep you cozy on extra-cold backcountry outings. The fit can be tricky to nail...

The Best Ski Socks of 2019
Seeking a great snowboard or ski sock? Our testers virtually live on the slopes in the winter. We subjected each pair of socks to...

Ratings for The Best Ski Socks of 2019
Seeking a great snowboard or ski sock? Our testers virtually live on the slopes in the winter. We subjected each pair of socks to...

How We Tested for The Best Ski Socks of 2019
Seeking a great snowboard or ski sock? Our testers virtually live on the slopes in the winter. We subjected each pair of socks to...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Ski Socks of 2019
Seeking a great snowboard or ski sock? Our testers virtually live on the slopes in the winter. We subjected each pair of socks to...

Compare Competitors for The Best Ski Socks of 2019
Seeking a great snowboard or ski sock? Our testers virtually live on the slopes in the winter. We subjected each pair of socks to...

Darn Tough RFL Over-the-Calf Ultra-light
Whether out earning your turns or ripping down fresh groomers, we found the Darn Tough RFL Over-the-Calf Ultra-light ski sock to be ready for all-day...

Fox River Wilmot
The Fox River Wilmot is a great blend of performance and leisure, of classic materials and modern design. If you are on a tight budget, this is the sock...

Icebreaker Ski+ Light
A high-performance ski sock that sets itself apart when you're working up a sweat and cannot afford to have wet feet. It fits well, dries quickly, and will...

Smartwool PhD Ski Medium
For those who demand the most out of their ski socks, Smartwool has created a new industry standard for quality. The PhD Medium Ski Sock fits like a glove...

Wigwam Snow Sirocco
We like the Sirocco because of its workhorse nature, but it fell to the back of the competition. Built with a blend of merino wool and synthetic materials...

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

How to Choose a Slackline
Slacklining as a sport has grown significantly in the last 30 years. With a ton of high-quality options on the market, it helps to get to know the...

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

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

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

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

Balance Community Primitive Kit
Combines a robust traditional anchoring system with durable components, that together, create a versatile line that is fun for eager beginners and more...

Gibbon ClassicLine
The Gibbon ClassicLine is the original 2-inch slackline for everyone. Gibbon appeared on the market years ago as the only company actively marketing to...

Gibbon Jibline
The Jibline slackline is a top-notch trickline and is used in many trick contests. This is also one of the best beginner slacklines because it is easy to...

Gibbon Travelline
The Gibbon Travelline is a lighter-weight portable line with a nice stretch and feel for aerial tricks. Stretching up to 49 feet, the Travelline is easy...

Slackers Classic Series Kit
The Slackers brand is a new company in the slacklining world formed by the former head of the Gibbon US distribution team. While their packaging looks...

Slackers Wave Walker
This model is best suited for people learning to walk and want the help of an overhead hand line. While this tool is particularly useful for beginners...

Slackline Industries Base Line
A great inexpensive, beginner-friendly, slackline. The webbing is durable and relatively stiff, making it great for learning on, but bouncy enough to...

Slackline Industries Trick Line
The Trick Line brings the bounce! When they say the webbing has a trampoline-like feel, they aren't kidding, so if dynamic moves are what you are after...

VooDoo Fearless
Tricklining is one of the fastest growing subsets of slacklining. With gymnastic-like tricks and big airs worthy of the X-games, this new version of...

The Best Sleeping Bags for Camping of 2019
A good sleeping bag can be essential to an enjoyable camping trip. We covered a lot of campgrounds to find the best bags for every camping challenge.

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

Ratings for The Best Sleeping Bags for Camping of 2019
A good sleeping bag can be essential to an enjoyable camping trip. We covered a lot of campgrounds to find the best bags for every camping challenge.

How We Tested for The Best Sleeping Bags for Camping of 2019
A good sleeping bag can be essential to an enjoyable camping trip. We covered a lot of campgrounds to find the best bags for every camping challenge.

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Sleeping Bags for Camping of 2019
A good sleeping bag can be essential to an enjoyable camping trip. We covered a lot of campgrounds to find the best bags for every camping challenge.

Compare Competitors for The Best Sleeping Bags for Camping of 2019
A good sleeping bag can be essential to an enjoyable camping trip. We covered a lot of campgrounds to find the best bags for every camping challenge.

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

TETON Sports Celsius XXL 0
Huge, thick, and warm. This bag will likely remind you of sleeping bags from childhood, made for adult bodies and higher quality for many

Wenzel Grande
We're not going to beat around the bush. The Wenzel Grande is not necessarily sleek and stylish. It's not petite and well-mannered. This bag is big-boned...

ZPacks Goose Hood
The Goose Hood is the best down hood we've tested for three-season backpacking. It weighs a mere 1.4 ounces on our scale, is filled with 900-fill down, and...

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

Cold Weather Sleeping Bag Buying Guide
If you're lost in a cloud of down feathers trying to find the right bag for your winter adventures, this article sets you straight

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

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

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

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

Big Agnes Storm King 0
A wide cut and an integrated pad system make this "King" feel a bit like having your bed out in the woods without actually having to drag your mattress...

Brooks-Range Drift -10
The Drift -10 wins our 2017 Editors' Choice award because it scores the highest across the board. While it isn't the lightest or warmest,

Feathered Friends Snowbunting
A stripped-down, no-nonsense bag designed for maximum warmth and weather resistance at the lightest weight possible. This bag is rad for cold ski tours and...

Kelty Cosmic 0
Heavy and not impervious to inclement weather, this bag still keeps you warm in harsh winter environments for the least money spent. The heaviest, least...

Marmot Col -20
The warmest bag in our review. It features body length vertical baffles to ensure a down cocoon free of cold spots that will always envelop you during the...

Mountain Hardwear Phantom Torch 3
Lightweight and warm, this bag is perfect for backpackers, climbers, skiers, and bikers looking to cut the weight without compromising features or comfort...

NEMO Sonic 0
The Sonic is the widest cut bag in our review and even has some elasticity around the foot-box. All this room to toss and turn earns this bag our Top Pick...

Rab Ascent 900
Keeps you warm without breaking the bank. If weight savings isn't your top priority, this bag has the warmth and weather resistance properties to keep you...

The North Face Inferno -20
High loft down and a fitted cut makes this one of the warmest bags in its category, only bested by the Marmot Col. Our testers found themselves roasting...

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

Western Mountaineering Versalite 10
Light and much warmer than we expected for a bag rated to 10º. Our testers loved the loft and were impressed with its small packed size. This bag features...

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

How to Choose a Women's Sleeping Bag
A sleeping bag is a crucial part of your backpacking or car camping kit. As they are not created equal, we break down the key considerations

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

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

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

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

Big Agnes Roxy Ann 15
Though she isn't actually a 15-degree bag, she is comfortable and roomy, but not exceptionally warm. We think the Roxy Ann's pad sleeve is bulky and heavy...

Marmot Angel Fire
Classic and popular, the Angel Fire promises comfort, warmth, and a decent weight - all at a fair price. It's updated model has an extra side zipper and...

Mountain Hardwear Heratio 15
Though it has few bells and whistles, it is a great option for most backpacking trips. It will definitely serve...

Mountain Hardwear Laminina Z Flame 21
While this model is great for those looking for a wallet-friendly option, there are cheaper and higher quality bags out there.

NEMO Celesta 25
Built with a spoon-shaped design in mind, the Celesta has a well-thought-out design but could be warmer and lighter weight.

Rab Neutrino 400 - Women's
Light and extremely compressible, the Neutrino is made from high-quality materials. It's a great choice for fast and light missions.

REI Co-op Joule 21
This is one of the best sleeping bags we tested and comes at a good price. It's warm and lightweight. As REI products increase in quality overall...

Slumberjack Boundary 20 - Women's
While the Boundary isn't a high scorer, it is easy on the wallet and has what it takes to keep you comfortable when car camping in the summer.

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

How to Choose a Backpacking Sleeping Pad
We help you find the perfect pad for your next backcountry adventure and let you know where to spend and where to save money.

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

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

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

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

Big Agnes Air Core Ultra
The Big Agnes Air Core Ultra is a new take on a model that has been on the market for years and was a popular alternative to the self-inflating options of...

Big Agnes Q-Core SLX Insulated
Uniquely thick and had a fantastic comfort to weight ratio, this is a great sleeping pad that is a true three-season champ that will keep your backpack...

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

Exped Synmat Hyperlite
The Exped SynMat Hyperlite is a lightweight little brother of the Exped SynMat 7. The Hyperlite boasts an incredible feature set for the low weight of just...

Klymit Inertia X Frame
The Klymit Inertia X Frame is an innovative ultralight air core sleeping pad that uses baffles in key places to keep you off the ground and save weight...

Klymit Insulated Static V Lite
The Klymit Insulated Static V Lite is a high-scoring pad that does everything well. It uses a dual layer of synthetic fibers to boost its R-value to 4.4...

Nemo Astro Insulated
The Nemo Astro Insulated was the thickest pad we reviewed, plush enough to cover up huge grass lumps and roots. At first glance, we thought this would be...

REI AirRail 1.5
The REI AirRail 1.5 is the most comfortable self-inflating sleeping pad we've taken into the backcountry. The side rails kept us from rolling off the pad...

Sea to Summit Comfort Light Insulated
The Sea to Summit Comfort Light Insulated is a fairly warm pad with a new and unique design. With an R-value of 4.2, this pad is warm enough for cold...

Sea to Summit Comfort Plus Insulated
A durable four-season sleeping pad that has a uniquely redundant design to keep the user from bottoming out. If sleeping soundly without having to worry...

Sea to Summit UltraLight
The Sea to Summit UltraLight utilizes the company's new AirSprung Cell design and is a great choice for warm weather trips. This pad is super lightweight...

Therm-a-Rest EvoLite
Self-inflating and plush, the Therm-a-Rest EvoLite has it all when it comes to ease of inflation and comfort. This was the easiest 2 inch pad to inflate of...

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir All Season SV
The Therm-a-Rest Neoair All-Season SV gives us room to sprawl and plenty of warmth, all in a fairly lightweight package. However, we prefer the lighter...

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Venture
If you're looking for a do-it-all pad, the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Venture is a great pick, especially if you prioritize a great night's sleep over carrying...

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

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Max SV
This pad is comfortable, lightweight, quick to inflate, and warm enough for 3-season use. Unfortunately, it went flat under us a few nights

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xtherm
Provides an unmatched combination of warmth, comfort, weight, packed size, and durability. If we had to choose one pad, this would be it.

Therm-a-Rest ProLite
A time tested favorite, the Therm-a-Rest ProLite is an excellent self inflating pad that won't break the bank or your back. For just over a pound, this pad...

Therm-a-Rest Ridge Rest SOLite
The Therm-a-Rest Ridge Rest SOLite is the updated version of the ultra classic Ridge Rest. This improved pad adds a reflective layer that increases warmth...

Therm-A-Rest Z Lite Sol
From alpine big walls to ultralight thru-hiking, it's versatile enough to fit most applications. While it isn't the most comfortable sleeping pad on the...

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pump Sack
The NeoAir Pump Sack is our favorite sleeping pad pump. It solves a critical problem that winter campers face: in cold weather water vapor from your lungs...

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

How to Choose a Sleeping Pad for Women
Looking to learn more about what a women's specific pad can offer? Each year, companies design women's models that exceed our expectations, giving women or...

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

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

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

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

REI AirRail 1.5 Self-Inflating - Women's
We give the REI AirRail 1.5 Women's sleeping pad our Best Buy award because our testers think that it is the most comfortable backpacking sleeping pad they...

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

Therm-a-Rest ProLite - Women's
While this self-inflating pad scored toward the bottom of the fleet, it still sports a compact and versatile shape and is lightweight.

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

Therm-a-Rest Trail Lite - Women's
As the warmest and one of the most comfortable sleeping pads in our test, at a very reasonable price, this bright and cheery sleeping pad nearly won our...

The Best All-Mountain Snowboards of 2019
Everybody loves friendly competition. To find your perfect match, check out how 17 of the best all-mountain boards on the market perform against each other.

How to Choose a Snowboard - All-Mountain Advice
"C2-banana rocker.. what?". It's easy to get overwhelmed with snowboard technology and its surrounding marketing. This article helps you to bypass the...

Ratings for The Best All-Mountain Snowboards of 2019
Everybody loves friendly competition. To find your perfect match, check out how 17 of the best all-mountain boards on the market perform against each other.

How We Tested for The Best All-Mountain Snowboards of 2019
Everybody loves friendly competition. To find your perfect match, check out how 17 of the best all-mountain boards on the market perform against each other.

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best All-Mountain Snowboards of 2019
Everybody loves friendly competition. To find your perfect match, check out how 17 of the best all-mountain boards on the market perform against each other.

Compare Competitors for The Best All-Mountain Snowboards of 2019
Everybody loves friendly competition. To find your perfect match, check out how 17 of the best all-mountain boards on the market perform against each other.

Arbor Wasteland
The Arbor Wasteland is a exceptional twin-tip board with the classic Arbor wood look and cool tip/tail shape. It's rocker'd base profile makes it fun...

Burton Custom Flying V
Extremely playful, soft, and forgiving, the Custom Flying V is our choice for someone just getting into snowboarding, or the weekend-warrior type who...

Burton Flight Attendant
The Burton Flight Attendant is a great board -- if you're looking for a fully cambered, medium-stiff ride that's a stellar turner. Its smaller sidecut...

Capita Defenders of Awesome
With eye catching graphics and a modern shape, the Capita Defenders of Awesome simply looks like a fun day out. Delivering snappy turns and fast edge to...

Jones Explorer
It's incredibly nimble and fun in all conditions, especially for a medium-stiff board. If you are looking for high-end performance at a budget price, it's...

Lib Tech Travis Rice Pro Pointy
The Lib Tech quality and environmental steward meets the hard-charging personality of Travis Rice. You don't have to ride like Travis Rice but you should...

Never Summer Proto Type Two
Designed for performance and progression, the user-friendly nature of this model will help you get to the next step. Who said learning doesn't have to be...

Rome Agent
With the second longest sidecut in our fleet, a traditional camber profile, and its stiff flex, the Rome Agent was an enjoyable ride. However, we did not...

Rossignol One LF
Thanks to its directional shape and super surfy early rising note, the Rossignol One Magtek is a fun ride that handled powder like a champ. Just to look...

The Best All Mountain Snowboards for Women
Looking for the latest and greatest ladies’ snowboard? We bought all the best boards on the market to find out which one is truly the best of the best.

How to Choose a Snowboard for Women
When selecting a snowboard, it's important to consider not only which board is the "best," but which board is best for you. There are so many factors that...

Ratings for The Best All Mountain Snowboards for Women
Looking for the latest and greatest ladies’ snowboard? We bought all the best boards on the market to find out which one is truly the best of the best.

How We Tested for The Best All Mountain Snowboards for Women
Looking for the latest and greatest ladies’ snowboard? We bought all the best boards on the market to find out which one is truly the best of the best.

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best All Mountain Snowboards for Women
Looking for the latest and greatest ladies’ snowboard? We bought all the best boards on the market to find out which one is truly the best of the best.

Compare Competitors for The Best All Mountain Snowboards for Women
Looking for the latest and greatest ladies’ snowboard? We bought all the best boards on the market to find out which one is truly the best of the best.

Arbor Swoon Rocker
If you are a mellow rider and are looking for an exceptionally fun and playful all-mountain freestyle board, then the Arbor Swoon Rocker is a great choice...

Burton Lipstick
The Burton Lipstick is an all-mountain board with twin tips and medium flex -- take it from the booters to the backcountry. This board is an all terrain...

Capita Birds of a Feather
Light as a Feather, stiff as a board. Capita's Birds of a Feather is a hybrid camber, no-nonsense board for ladies that want to make a park out of...

Gnu Ladies Choice
If you are searching for a super fun and playful board that excels across the mountain, then look no further than the Gnu Ladies Choice. This board is...

Jones Twin Sister
The sister board to the Mountain Twin, Jones Twin Sister is a high-performance board that can take on pretty much anything you throw at her. Although the...

Never Summer Aura
The Aura by Never Summer is a great all-around big mountain board, though we weren’t enamored by its park performance. It’s only so-so when it comes to...

Rome Lo Fi Rocker
If you treat the whole mountain like a park, the Rome Lo-Fi Rocker is the board for you. While this board is at home in the terrain park, she can hold up...

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

How to Choose Snowshoes For Trails and Deep Snow
We guide you toward the perfect pair of snowshoes for a variety of snow depths and terrain.

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

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

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

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

MSR Evo
Simplicity merges with versatility on the MSR Evo. The unibody deck and frame are a single plastic piece with an easy to use binding. Versatility is gained...

MSR Lightning Ascent
This new version of the MSR Lightning Ascent has everything you've come to expect from the best snowshoe on the market with a new binding design that...

Best Snowshoes for Women
Searching for the perfect pair of women's snowshoes can be difficult. To help, we researched over 40 highly rated pairs, narrowing it down to the top ten...

Women's Snowshoe Selection Guide
Snowshoes have been around for a while for good reason. They are an excellent way to get around in deep snow. Grippy crampons also help you hold traction...

Ratings for Best Snowshoes for Women
Searching for the perfect pair of women's snowshoes can be difficult. To help, we researched over 40 highly rated pairs, narrowing it down to the top ten...

How We Tested for Best Snowshoes for Women
Searching for the perfect pair of women's snowshoes can be difficult. To help, we researched over 40 highly rated pairs, narrowing it down to the top ten...

Price vs. Value Chart for Best Snowshoes for Women
Searching for the perfect pair of women's snowshoes can be difficult. To help, we researched over 40 highly rated pairs, narrowing it down to the top ten...

Compare Competitors for Best Snowshoes for Women
Searching for the perfect pair of women's snowshoes can be difficult. To help, we researched over 40 highly rated pairs, narrowing it down to the top ten...

Atlas Elektra Rendezvous
A competent introductory snowshoe at a very reasonable price, the Rendezvous is comfortable, easy to walk in, and offers great flotation. It's not the best...

Crescent Moon Gold 13
The Gold 13 is a well-designed snowshoe that will make casual and serious hikers happy alike. While it is expensive and doesn't float nearly as well as...

MSR Evo - Women's
If you want to stick to a budget but crave versatility in regards to flotation, bindings, and what boots you're wearing, the MSR Evo comes highly...

MSR Lightning Ascent - Women's
Our Top Pick for Technical Terrain is the MSR Lightning Ascent. The men's version also won the Editors' Choice for its respective category, so it's pretty...

Tubbs Flex RDG - Women's
The Tubbs Flex RDG is easy to use thanks to its innovative Boa binding system and a design that expertly accommodates a woman's gait. Every tester that...

Tubbs Xplore - Women's
The Tubbs Xplore is an intuitive and easy to use starter snowshoe at a comfortable price point. If you're new to snowshoeing and want something simple and...

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

How to Choose a Soft Cooler
Soft coolers are a great choice for when portability matters just as much as the contents you're porting. With seemingly endless options available today...

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

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

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

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

AO Coolers 24 Pack Canvas Cooler
A similar construction to the Polar Bear 24 Pack, but with a decreased insulation value and durability, the AO Cooler just isn't quite as impressive...

Coleman 16-Can
Your standard shoulder-carry beverage delivery system. It's straightforward and simple and will get you through the big game, but probably not best for a...

Polar Bear Coolers 24 Pack
An inexpensive cooler with a pretty good insulatory value, we were fans of the Polar Bear 24 Pack. Some recent updates make it even better, and the price...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Columbia Ascender
The Ascender is the most budget-friendly softshell jacket in our review that can tackle cold and windy fall and winter days while on the way to class...

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

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

How to Choose a Softshell Jacket for Women
Softshell jackets are fantastic mediators, striking a brilliant balance between breathability and protection from the elements. If you are drawn to aerobic...

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

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

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

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

Arc'teryx Gamma MX Hoody - Women's
A pleasure to have and to wear, our longstanding Editors' Choice winner, the Gamma MX Hoody scores high marks across the board and is our top...

Columbia Kruser Ridge - Women's
The Kruser Ridge is about as simple and basic as a softshell gets. This is reflected in the price, which is less than half the cost of our other Best Buy...

Mammut Ultimate Hoody - Women's
While some softshells in this review are targeted at climbers and others aim to be exceptional everyday jackets, the Mammut Ultimate Hoody is designed for...

Marmot ROM - Women's
Like peanut butter and jelly joining salty and sweet forces to form a classic and packable sandwich, the Marmot ROM is a hybrid jacket constructed from two...

North Face Apex Bionic Hoodie - Women's
Have you ever had your winter plans put on hold on account of wind? The North Face Apex Bionic is here to help! One of only two windproof softshells that...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best Splitboards For Backcountry Snowboarding
We look at the best splitboard you can get today and compare them side-by-side.

How to Choose a Splitboard for Backcountry Snowboarding
If you snowboard and want to explore the backcountry, you'll want to look into purchasing a splitboard. In the early days of splitboarding, many...

Ratings for Best Splitboards For Backcountry Snowboarding
We look at the best splitboard you can get today and compare them side-by-side.

How We Tested for Best Splitboards For Backcountry Snowboarding
We look at the best splitboard you can get today and compare them side-by-side.

Price vs. Value Chart for Best Splitboards For Backcountry Snowboarding
We look at the best splitboard you can get today and compare them side-by-side.

Compare Competitors for Best Splitboards For Backcountry Snowboarding
We look at the best splitboard you can get today and compare them side-by-side.


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