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Jones Explorer
The Explorer's amazing value and solid performance earns it our Best Buy Award. It's a couple hundred dollars cheaper than the Solution or Hovercraft...

Jones Solution
The Solution wins the Editors' Choice Award for more advanced backcountry terrain. It's solid, predictable, and reliable. Point it, hold on, and it will...

K2 Ultrasplit
K2 has done an admirable job creating a light splitboard that is competent in a broad range of conditions. The K2 Ultrasplit was a fun board that did most...

Never Summer Prospector Split
The Never Summer Prospector is a solid, confidence-inspiring ride. It is one of the stiffest boards we tested, rewarding hard chargers (and perhaps bigger...

Voile Revelator
Earning our second Best Buy Award, the Revelator is one of the most affordable in our review and earns high marks, especially in binding adjustability...

Voile Revelator BC
Voile offers the Voile Revelator in a BC version with XC style fish scales on the base. They call it "Voile Traction-Pattern Base", but you might recognize...

The Best Splitboard Bindings
A good pair of bindings can make your backcountry excursions that much more pleasurable. In our review, we take five popular bindings and pit them...

How to Choose Splitboard Bindings for Backcountry Snowboarding
While it is possible to use a splitboard without a dedicated splitboard binding (by using Voile Slider plates attached to bottom of a conventional...

Ratings for The Best Splitboard Bindings
A good pair of bindings can make your backcountry excursions that much more pleasurable. In our review, we take five popular bindings and pit them...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Splitboard Bindings
A good pair of bindings can make your backcountry excursions that much more pleasurable. In our review, we take five popular bindings and pit them...

Compare Competitors for The Best Splitboard Bindings
A good pair of bindings can make your backcountry excursions that much more pleasurable. In our review, we take five popular bindings and pit them...

Karakoram Prime 1
Unlike the other bindings in our review (which all use the puck based interface) the Karakoram Prime bindings actively connect to the board (or at least...

Spark R&D Arc
The Spark R&D Arc skinned away with the Editors' Choice award and for good reason: this model scored the highest in every single one of our review...

Spark R&D Blaze TR
The Spark R&D Blaze TR is a tried and true splitboard binding. This model features subtle changes from previous models of Spark R&D bindings and...

Voile Light Rail
This competitor appears to be the model that is closest to a normal snowboard binding, as the Voile slider plate is bolted to the bottom. It is more...

The Best Splitboard Climbing Skins of 2019
Looking to find new splitboard skins? In this review, we abused different pairs of skins in the backcountry to determine which pair got the job done best...

How to Choose Splitboard Skins for Backcountry Snowboarding
To test the skins in this review we broke trail in deep powder, we muscled up overly steep skin tracks that some masochistic dawn patroller put in before...

Ratings for The Best Splitboard Climbing Skins of 2019
Looking to find new splitboard skins? In this review, we abused different pairs of skins in the backcountry to determine which pair got the job done best...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Splitboard Climbing Skins of 2019
Looking to find new splitboard skins? In this review, we abused different pairs of skins in the backcountry to determine which pair got the job done best...

Compare Competitors for The Best Splitboard Climbing Skins of 2019
Looking to find new splitboard skins? In this review, we abused different pairs of skins in the backcountry to determine which pair got the job done best...

G3 Alpinist
There is much to like about the G3 Alpinist skin. Like the Jones Nomad, it is more balanced between gripping and gliding than the Voile or G3 High...

G3 Alpinist High Traction
The G3 High Traction skins boast impressive grip, but are unfortunately sabotaged by very poor glue. If we reviewed these skins for a month or less, they...

Jones Nomad
The Nomad skins were most popular with the experienced splitboarders in our review. Winning our Top Pick Award for their combination of gliding and...

Voile Skins with Tail Clip
The Voile is sturdy, grippy, and reliable. At first glance, we might have overlooked it because it appears largely unchanged from this brand's previous...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Snow Peak Titanium Spork
This is the king spork. It proves that a lightweight spork doesn't have to feel inferior to household utensils. It's also burly and

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

Choosing the Right Sun Hat for your Adventures
We want to help you buy a sun hat. This essential piece of clothing for any outdoor activity has lots of things to consider. In this article we will cover...

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

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

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

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

Outdoor Research Sun Bucket
Earning decent scores across the board, but excelling in comfort and durability, the Sun Bucket has what it takes to keep you protected.

Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap
The Sun Runner Cap takes our Best Buy Award for being the most versatile and protective hat in this review. It comes with a removable liner that can add...

Sunday Afternoons Adventure Hat
While it isn't the most stylish, it makes up for that with its extraordinary breathability, protection, and comfort. It is a great all-around sun hat. It...

The Best Adjustable SUP Paddles of 2019
We researched close to 125 different adjustable SUP paddles, then bought the top 14 models currently available to test head-to-head and find out which...

Choosing the Right Adjustable SUP Paddle
So you made the investment and bought a stand up paddle board and now you need a paddle. Which one should you buy? With all the options on the market it...

Ratings for The Best Adjustable SUP Paddles of 2019
We researched close to 125 different adjustable SUP paddles, then bought the top 14 models currently available to test head-to-head and find out which...

How We Tested for The Best Adjustable SUP Paddles of 2019
We researched close to 125 different adjustable SUP paddles, then bought the top 14 models currently available to test head-to-head and find out which...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Adjustable SUP Paddles of 2019
We researched close to 125 different adjustable SUP paddles, then bought the top 14 models currently available to test head-to-head and find out which...

Compare Competitors for The Best Adjustable SUP Paddles of 2019
We researched close to 125 different adjustable SUP paddles, then bought the top 14 models currently available to test head-to-head and find out which...

Bullet Proof Surf Alloy
The Best Buy award-winning Bullet Proof Surf Alloy is sturdy and has a long adjustment range. A nylon blade and aluminum shaft keep it budget friendly and...

KIALOA Insanity
The Insanity is a fantastic lightweight adjustable paddle, constructed with a durable impact resistant Fiberglass Fibrlite blade and a fiberglass shaft...

The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
Navigating loads of bike industry jargon can get confusing. Within the wonderful world of trail bikes, there are plenty of sub-categories like...

Ratings for The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
Navigating loads of bike industry jargon can get confusing. Within the wonderful world of trail bikes, there are plenty of sub-categories like...

How We Tested for The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
Navigating loads of bike industry jargon can get confusing. Within the wonderful world of trail bikes, there are plenty of sub-categories like...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
Navigating loads of bike industry jargon can get confusing. Within the wonderful world of trail bikes, there are plenty of sub-categories like...

Compare Competitors for The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2019
Navigating loads of bike industry jargon can get confusing. Within the wonderful world of trail bikes, there are plenty of sub-categories like...

Ibis Ripley LS 2017
Ibis blends high-speed performance and saucy handling skills with the 2017 Ripley LS X01 Eagle. The bike earned top marks in our downhill performance...

Intense Recluse Pro 2017
The Recluse has all the trappings of an aggressive, high-performance trail bike. Unfortunately, its singletrack skills are sorely lacking when compared to...

Pivot Mach 429 Trail X01 Eagle 2017
A dutiful bike, the Mach 429 Trail rolls up to the singletrack ready to get the job done. This business first attitude plays a bit better on the climbs...

Santa Cruz Bronson X01 Eagle 2017
A standard in the industry, the Bronson has been offering solid MTB performance since 2013. A 2015 reboot only improves performance, setting a benchmark...

Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Pro Carbon 6Fattie 2017
Imprecise trail smashing is the name of the game aboard this 27.5+ bike. The Stumpjumper 6Fattie is made for those who like to rip down the trail, rolling...

Yeti SB5.5 X01 Eagle 2017
Yeti created a balanced beast with its 2017 SB5.5. Winner of our 2016 enduro and 2017 trail tests, it established itself as the bike to beat.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Balance Leadville v3
With a heavy emphasis on underfoot protection, the Leadville v3 is a heavily cushioned shoe that will be sure to withstand the rigors of 100-mile races…

The North Face Ultra Endurance
The Ultra Endurance is an above average shoe that is best recognized for its firm underfoot protection and stable platform. It is great as an everyday...

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

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

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

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

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

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

ASICS Gel-Kahana 8 - Women's
The ASICS GEL-Kahana 8 is a great traditional trail running shoe option boasting comfort, versatility, decent construction, and most importantly - a great...

New Balance Leadville Trail v3 - Women's
Named for the notoriously challenging Leadville 100 race, the New Balance Leadville Trail v3 is at home on the road on hitting the trails.

Salming Elements
The Salming Elements stands out for its bomber traction and flexible midsole. Even though it doesn't feature much in the way of foot protection, this shoe...

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

How to Choose A Travel Backpack
It’s travel season again! Wait, when isn’t it travel season? We’ve trotted all over the globe, from rainforests to old fortresses, urban centers and...

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

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

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

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

Arc'teryx Covert Case C/O
Boasting a variety of features, this bag is expensive but sleek. Ideal for weekend staycations, it does not feature many compartments

Cotopaxi Nazca
If traveling light is right, this pack may just be your ticket to happiness. It has a 24-liter capacity and is best for shorter trips or those with the...

Gregory Compass 30
Comfortable, durable, and lightweight, this 30-liter pack is an excellent option for quick trips, but not extended travel.

Kelty Redwing 44
A comfortable and versatile pack at a good price.

Minaal Carry-on 2.0
The Minaal Carry-On 2.0 is an excellent travel specific backpack. The features are very streamlined for airport travel, and even more so for the business...

Osprey Farpoint 55
The 55 looks like a backpacking pack, and does very well outdoors. The suspension is rugged and very comfortable, and stows easily behind a durable...

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

The North Face Overhaul 40
The Overhaul 40 is an excellent travel backpack. It looks nice enough for the casual business traveler and holds enough for a short night or two trip away...

Tortuga Outbreaker
The Tortuga Outbreaker backpack is a very comfortable travel specific backpack with features well-matched for airport travel. It is one of the most...

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

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

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Travel Underwear of 2019
Layering systems should be built from the foundations up, starting with a quality pair of underwear. They should be versatile, comfortable, and functional...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork
The Alpine Carbon Cork is the jack of all trades pole, providing extreme comfort, versatility, and bombproof construction....

Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z
At 10 ounces the BD Carbon Z is surprisingly light when first picked up and performs incredibly in the field....

Black Diamond Trail Back
The Trail Back is a pole with excellent value, thanks to its durable aluminum shaft construction, ribbed rubber grips, and burly FlickLock locking...

Leki Micro Vario Carbon
This break-apart style pole is packed with Leki's high-quality technology, including carbon construction, lightweight design, and 20 centimeters of...

Leki Micro Vario Ti COR-TEC
The Micro Vario Ti Cor-Tec is a Top Pick this year thanks to its mega comfortable cork handles, super packable break apart design (down to 15 inches), and...

The Best Ultralight Backpacks of 2019
Time to replace that aging, faded five-pound pack you inherited from your grandfather's Sierra Club days? Welcome to the world of ultralight backpacking...

How to Choose an Ultralight Backpack
Our first side-by-side review of Ultralight Backpack | Ultralight Backpacks compares eight of the best and most popular options for lightweight and...

Ratings for The Best Ultralight Backpacks of 2019
Time to replace that aging, faded five-pound pack you inherited from your grandfather's Sierra Club days? Welcome to the world of ultralight backpacking...

How We Tested for The Best Ultralight Backpacks of 2019
Time to replace that aging, faded five-pound pack you inherited from your grandfather's Sierra Club days? Welcome to the world of ultralight backpacking...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Ultralight Backpacks of 2019
Time to replace that aging, faded five-pound pack you inherited from your grandfather's Sierra Club days? Welcome to the world of ultralight backpacking...

Compare Competitors for The Best Ultralight Backpacks of 2019
Time to replace that aging, faded five-pound pack you inherited from your grandfather's Sierra Club days? Welcome to the world of ultralight backpacking...

Gossamer Gear Gorilla
One of the most adaptable and comfortable ultralight backpacks we tested. Though it is not the most lightweight, the Gorilla and its cousin and award...

Granite Gear Virga 2
This entirely frameless pack is perfect for those looking for a lightweight pack that is compatible with a foam sleeping pad. The pad is placed inside this...

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Windrider 3400
A durable, simple, and impressive pack that delivers a lot of volume relative to its weight. The pack's simple design is pared with plenty of external...

Mammut Creon Light 45
The Creon Light 45 works well for carrying loads 30 pounds or more due to its fully-featured, tension frame design. However, for ultralight backpackers, it...

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

Ultimate Direction Fastpack 30
One of the most unique ultralight packs we tested, the Fastpack 30 allows you to go hands free while running, keeping necessary items close by.

ZPacks Arc Blast 55
This pack shines in its combination of lightweight materials, thoughtful and specific feature set, and carbon fiber frame. Its 21.3 ounce weight stuns...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enlightened Equipment Revelation 20
Due to its moderate price and the versatility it provides, this quilt presents the best overall value in our review. Warm and well-featured

Feathered Friends Flicker 40 UL
This bag is the best because it serves two purposes at once: fully enclosed mummy bag for cold nights, and completely flat down blanket for warm nights or...

Katabatic Gear Palisade 30
This customizable high-quality quilt is quite versatile but suffers from the same warmth issues as other quilts in our review...

ZPacks Classic
An impressively warm bag for such a light weight, and its three-quarter length zipper means it can also be opened up like a quilt…

The Best Ultralight Tents and Shelters of 2019
Looking for an ultralight shelter or tent? Focusing on options weighing less than two pounds, we've had the opportunity to test each side by side...

Ultralight Tents - How to Choose
Here we detail all the expert advice you need to fully understand material choices, types of ultralight shelters, and the importance of lowering your base...

Ratings for The Best Ultralight Tents and Shelters of 2019
Looking for an ultralight shelter or tent? Focusing on options weighing less than two pounds, we've had the opportunity to test each side by side...

How We Tested for The Best Ultralight Tents and Shelters of 2019
Looking for an ultralight shelter or tent? Focusing on options weighing less than two pounds, we've had the opportunity to test each side by side...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Ultralight Tents and Shelters of 2019
Looking for an ultralight shelter or tent? Focusing on options weighing less than two pounds, we've had the opportunity to test each side by side...

Compare Competitors for The Best Ultralight Tents and Shelters of 2019
Looking for an ultralight shelter or tent? Focusing on options weighing less than two pounds, we've had the opportunity to test each side by side...

Big Agnes Fly Creek HV2 Platinum
This tent stands out for its superior craftsmanship and ultra-lightweight design. As a double-walled freestanding tent, it offers protection and comfort on...

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Square Flat Tarp
This Editors' Choice winner is best for tarp lovers that appreciate a shelter that seems weightless. Built with the most durable materials in the industry...

Mountain Laurel Designs Grace Tarp Duo
A SilNylon, is a high-value ultralight shelter. It is larger than most two-person, A-frame style tarps, and the pronounced

Six Moon Designs Haven Tarp
A very adaptable and spacious four sided tarp that is far more affordable than other comparable designs…

The Best Umbrellas of 2019
When the weather goes sideways, you want an umbrella that won’t. In this review, we tested 12 of the industry’s leading umbrellas and found out how...

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

Ratings for The Best Umbrellas of 2019
When the weather goes sideways, you want an umbrella that won’t. In this review, we tested 12 of the industry’s leading umbrellas and found out how...

How We Tested for The Best Umbrellas of 2019
When the weather goes sideways, you want an umbrella that won’t. In this review, we tested 12 of the industry’s leading umbrellas and found out how...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Umbrellas of 2019
When the weather goes sideways, you want an umbrella that won’t. In this review, we tested 12 of the industry’s leading umbrellas and found out how...

Compare Competitors for The Best Umbrellas of 2019
When the weather goes sideways, you want an umbrella that won’t. In this review, we tested 12 of the industry’s leading umbrellas and found out how...

GustBuster Metro
This canopy lives up to its name, providing a strong defense when the wind kicks up. In other metrics, though, it's average across the board

The Best Water Bottles of 2019
We've been at it again, analyzing all aspects of the top 18 water bottles on the market to determine which water bottles are the best. For months we have...

How to Choose A Water Bottle
The number of options out there for water bottles can be overwhelming and even incapacitating. This article is here to help you sort through your options...

Ratings for The Best Water Bottles of 2019
We've been at it again, analyzing all aspects of the top 18 water bottles on the market to determine which water bottles are the best. For months we have...

How We Tested for The Best Water Bottles of 2019
We've been at it again, analyzing all aspects of the top 18 water bottles on the market to determine which water bottles are the best. For months we have...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Water Bottles of 2019
We've been at it again, analyzing all aspects of the top 18 water bottles on the market to determine which water bottles are the best. For months we have...

Compare Competitors for The Best Water Bottles of 2019
We've been at it again, analyzing all aspects of the top 18 water bottles on the market to determine which water bottles are the best. For months we have...

Avex Brazos Autoseal Stainless
The Brazos offers an excellent drinking system that can be used one-handed. It's leakproof, well insulated, and easy to use.

CamelBak Chute Vacuum Insulated
The Chute appears as though it's meant to be a competitor to the Hydro Flask Insulated. While this design does keep liquids hot and cold

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

Citrus Zinger Sport
This unique water bottle is perfect for those that want fresh citrus-infused water on the go, though it has its downsides.

Contigo Thermalock Glacier
Somewhere between a to-go mug and a water bottle lies the Contigo Thermalock Glacier 20 oz. Contigo markets this product as one that is meant to keep heat...

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

Klean Kanteen Classic
This year, we were re-psyched by the Classic. This bottle has it all - lightweight, portable, easy to use, and easy to clean. And now it comes in gorgeous...

Klean Kanteen Vacuum Insulated
Similar to the Classic, this Klean Kanteen model is a highly insulating and durable stainless steel option. While it does have its qualms,

Lifefactory Glass Flip Cap
Year after year, this bottle remains one of our favorites for everyday use. Though there are many options out there for plastic alternatives, we have yet...

Nalgene Wide-Mouth
Water bottle design has taken a turn for the overly complicated these days, but the Nalgene is a tried and tested favorite for its simple design. Given its...

Nomader Collapsible
While Nomader has attempted to provide a creative solution to a collapsible, easy to drink from water bottle, collapsing this contender is not as easy as...

Platypus SoftBottle
This model combines simplicity with super light portability. It is the multi-day backpacker's best friend because it is easy to stow, packs to the size of...

Soma Water Bottle
New from Soma, this contender holds 17 ounces of liquid and has a fashionable eco-friendly design. Complete with a silicone sleeve and a bamboo lid,

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

How to Choose a Wind Breaker Jacket for Men
Choosing the right wind jacket for your needs might not be as easy as it appears. In this article, we breakdown the considerations for buying this piece of...

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

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

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

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

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

Marmot Ether DriClime
With an insulating liner and ventilation, this jacket is our Top Pick for cold-weather activities like ski touring.

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Lite
The Ghost Lite Jacket by Mountain Hardwear is a super thin, super light, minimalist wind jacket similar in character to the Salomon Fast Wing Hoodie or the...

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Lite Pro
The Mountain Hardwear Ghost Lite Pro is great at blocking wind but has a liner that adds bulk without providing much warmth. This is enough to keep us from...

Patagonia Alpine Houdini
The Patagonia Alpine Houdini is a bombshelter of a storm jacket designed to weigh and pack down like a wind breaker. It manages very effectively to do both...

Patagonia Houdini
The Patagonia Houdini manages to be the best in its class while also being one of the most affordable wind jackets in our review. It's an easy pick as our...

Rab Windveil Jacket
The Rab Windveil Jacket is our Editor's Choice Award winner as the Best Overall Wind Breaker because it was the highest scorer in our comparative testing...

Salomon Fast Wing Hoodie
The Salomon Fast Wing Hoodie is a surprisingly air- and watertight wind breaker designed for trail running. Cutting out any feature that could add even a...

Sierra Designs Exhale Windshell
The Sierra Designs Exhale Windshell is a wind breaker designed to keep you comfortable in light winds and gentle rains. In our comparative testing, we...

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

How to Choose a Women's Wind Breaker Jacket
Wind breaker jackets have become a crucial layer for the active outdoor adventurer. Unlike past versions made of non-breathable nylon, today's models are...

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

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

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

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

Arc'teryx Squamish Hoody - Women's
The Squamish was one of our favorite pieces when it came to scrambling and hiking, and its full set of features is sure to please those who want a little...

Columbia Flash Forward - Women's
The Columbia Flash Forward - Women's is a lightweight jacket that breathes well, but almost too well. It was the least wind resistant of all the wind...

Patagonia Houdini - Women's
The Houdini has was first introduced years ago. It's been a favorite ever since. This hard-charging windbreaker is still the top of our list, nabbing...

Sierra Designs Microlight 2 - Women's
The Sierra Designs Microlight 2 - Women's is a basic wind breaker jacket. Its only bells and whistles are the mesh pockets and adjustable cuff tabs. While...

The North Face Flyweight Hoodie - Women's
The North Face Flyweight Hoodie - Women's has a nice women's specific fit and does a good job at buffering the wind on a high mountain ridge or ocean sail...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adidas Outdoor Terrex Conrax Boa
This boot brings athletic performance to cold weather activities. Combining the performance of a running shoe with the warmth and traction of a...

Bogs Classic Ultra Mid
The Classic Ultra Mid is a boot meant for walking around on slick surfaces, like snow-covered walkways and wet grass. Great for yard work or short trips on...

Columbia Bugaboot II Slip On
The Columbia Bugaboot II Slip On is a cozy and warm slip on boot that fits small and needs to be sized up. Despite ending up near the bottom of the...

Columbia Bugaboot Plus III Omni-Heat
Tall, light, and waterproof, the Bugaboot Plus III has 200g of synthetic insulation that uses a reflective liner that will keep your toes toasty.

Kamik NationPlus
The NationPlus Pac boot again takes home the award for Best Bang for Buck as a warm and cozy winter boot for those on a budget. This boot is comfortable...

Merrell Polarand Rove Zip
The Merrell Polarand Rove Zip Waterproof is a slip on boot that uses a full height side zipper to allow easier on and off access. This boot is one of the...

Salomon X Ultra Winter CS
The X Ultra Winter CS is a hiking shoe with winter boot capabilities. Super comfortable, this boot is one of the better fitting boots, though it comes at a...

Sorel 1964 Premium T
The Sorel 1964 Premium T exemplifies the classic winter pac boot look. The unassuming style is equally at home on a trip to the hardware store or going out...

Sorel Caribou
An often imitated, but never duplicated snow boot, the Caribou has long been known as the original snow boot. Their loose fit, heavyweight, and bulky size...

The North Face Chilkat 400
This is one of our highest scoring winter boots and a perennial favorite in our winter boot test. This versatile, high-performance model delivers...

Vasque Snowburban II UltraDry
A previous Editors' Choice winner, the Snowburban II Ultradry is a top-tier winter hiking boot that will supply ample comfort and warmth throughout the...

The Best Women's Winter Boots of 2019
Ladies, are you looking for the perfect winter boots this season? We chose 11 of the best after looking over 80 different models. Testing them...

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

Ratings for The Best Women's Winter Boots of 2019
Ladies, are you looking for the perfect winter boots this season? We chose 11 of the best after looking over 80 different models. Testing them...

How We Tested for The Best Women's Winter Boots of 2019
Ladies, are you looking for the perfect winter boots this season? We chose 11 of the best after looking over 80 different models. Testing them...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Women's Winter Boots of 2019
Ladies, are you looking for the perfect winter boots this season? We chose 11 of the best after looking over 80 different models. Testing them...

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Ladies, are you looking for the perfect winter boots this season? We chose 11 of the best after looking over 80 different models. Testing them...

Columbia Minx Mid II Omni-Heat
The Columbia Minx Mid II Omni-Heat boot stands out for its super lightweight design and one-pull lacing system. We love its super soft and silky inner...

Kamik Momentum
The Momentum shines with exceptional all-around performance for a low sticker price. It's an ideal boot for casual around-town errands and light outdoor...

Northside Kathmandu
The Northside Kathmandu winter boot features a faux-fur collar and full-suede exterior. We instantly fell in love with its design and fantastic level of...

Sorel Joan of Arctic
If you need a boot for long cold winters, the Joan of Arctic may be your best bet! This Top Pick for severe weather is one of the warmest and most...

Sorel Tofino II
As the cutest faux-fur Pak boot tested, the Tofino II is ready for some pretty nastiest winter conditions. While it's not the warmest, it features weather...

The North Face Shellista II Mid
The Shellista II takes home the Editors' Choice award once again. Touted as a versatile winter boot, we loved it while coasting around town, walking the...

UGG Adirondack II
An extremely comfortable and cozy winter boot, the UGG Adirondack II stands out for its unique features and sheepskin liner. This boot offers stellar...

Vasque Pow Pow III UltraDry
A great boot for the avid winter hiker, the Vasque Pow Pow III Ultradry is warm, offers superior protection from water and snow, and has great ankle...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arc'teryx Camosun Parka
The Camosun Parka from Arc'teryx is a polished, stylish, high-performing winter jacket for a broad spectrum of discerning consumers.

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

Canada Goose Expedition Parka
The warmest jacket we’ve ever tested, the Expedition appeals to a limited crowd but serves that crowd like none other.

Columbia Gold 650 TurboDown Hooded
The Columbia Gold 650 TurboDown Hooded jacket is the most budget-friendly offering in our review. While it did not win our Best Buy Award because of its...

Fjallraven Greenland
The Fjallraven Greenland jacket is clean, simple, and durable. Our test did not last nearly long enough to ascertain the actual durability of the renewable...

Helly Hansen Dubliner Parka
The Helly Hansen Dubliner Parka is a good-looking, lightly-insulated jacket that will keep you dry and warm in moderate temperatures, and will do so at a...

Marmot Fordham
With long-lasting down insulation, cozy construction, and a value price, the Fordham was an easy Best Buy award winner.

Mountain Hardwear Therminator
The Mountain Hardwear Therminator is an all-around winter jacket with clear and strong ski/snowboard preferences. No other product in our review has the...

Patagonia Isthmus Parka
We evaluated a wide array of jackets for this year's review. In scouring the field we looked for general purpose, day-to-day coats that would serve the...

Patagonia Tres 3-in-1 Parka
The Tres 3-in-1 Parka is an all-purpose winter jacket that can be disassembled to provide a down sweater and separate shell jacket. Or it is a comfortable...

Rab Neutrino Endurance
The Rab Neutrino Endurance is our favorite technical winter parka. This parka is built to withstand severe winter weather conditions, is filled with high...

The North Face Gotham III Jacket
The Gotham III is your standard town-friendly winter jacket that can fight of the winter chill for around an hour of milling around outside. It is suitable...

The North Face McMurdo Parka III
A strong contender for the warmest jacket in our test, it took a purpose-built, $1000 polar expedition parka to beat the humble McMurdo in terms of warmth.

The Best Winter Jackets for Women
Are women's winter jackets on your shopping list? Testing 16 of the best jackets side-by-side, we look at some of the best options for winter. Through...

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

Ratings for The Best Winter Jackets for Women
Are women's winter jackets on your shopping list? Testing 16 of the best jackets side-by-side, we look at some of the best options for winter. Through...

How We Tested for The Best Winter Jackets for Women
Are women's winter jackets on your shopping list? Testing 16 of the best jackets side-by-side, we look at some of the best options for winter. Through...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Winter Jackets for Women
Are women's winter jackets on your shopping list? Testing 16 of the best jackets side-by-side, we look at some of the best options for winter. Through...

Compare Competitors for The Best Winter Jackets for Women
Are women's winter jackets on your shopping list? Testing 16 of the best jackets side-by-side, we look at some of the best options for winter. Through...

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

Arcteryx Sylva Parka
Sleek and smooth, the Arc'teryx Sylva Parka has a lot to offer. This mid-thigh length parka is, windproof, warm and stylish. Simple and sophisticated, this...

Canada Goose Camp Hooded
This jacket is warm and comfy and keeps us protected even when it's dumping snow. Reaching mid-thigh, it's not the longest parka we tested but we found...

Canada Goose Kensington Parka
We're ready for winter's worst with the Canada Goose Kensington Parka. Comparable to armor, this above the knee jacket has a durable outer shell, soft...

Columbia Mighty Lite
Not as form-fitting as any of the other jackets we tested, we were still impressed by how warm the Omni-Heat thermal reflective lining was in the Mighty...

Helly Hansen Long Belfast
Whether you are walking your dog in a light rain, or running errands on a brisk day, the Helly Hansen Long Belfast Winter Jacket has you covered. Not...

Marmot Montreaux
This is a seriously warm winter jacket that's loaded with lofty 700-fill-power down insulation. Reaching all the way to our knee, we had no problem being...

Patagonia Downtown Parka
Perfect for spending time outside walking the dog, or shopping around town on a cold day. The Patagonia Downtown Parka is super appealing to the eye. A...

Patagonia Tres 3-in-1 Parka - Women's
You won't have to worry about mother nature throwing any curve balls at you this winter, the Tres Down Parka has you covered. This is three jackets in one...

The North Face Miss Metro Parka
Form-fitting and loaded with plush down, The North Face Miss Metro Parka can handle cold winters. Resting just above the knee, this contender is great for...

The North Face Thermoball Parka
Sporty, lightweight, and functional, The North Face Thermoball Hooded Parka is a great jacket for an on the go lifestyle. It's mid-thigh length makes it...

The Best Yoga Mats of 2019
Tired of your mat being a slip'n'slide? After researching over 60 models, we purchased 17 of the best for use in over 100 yoga classes. Whether you're a...

How to Choose a Yoga Mat
With so many different types of yoga mats out there, it can be confusing to find the perfect one for you and your style. In this article we'll break down...

Ratings for The Best Yoga Mats of 2019
Tired of your mat being a slip'n'slide? After researching over 60 models, we purchased 17 of the best for use in over 100 yoga classes. Whether you're a...

How We Tested for The Best Yoga Mats of 2019
Tired of your mat being a slip'n'slide? After researching over 60 models, we purchased 17 of the best for use in over 100 yoga classes. Whether you're a...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Yoga Mats of 2019
Tired of your mat being a slip'n'slide? After researching over 60 models, we purchased 17 of the best for use in over 100 yoga classes. Whether you're a...

Compare Competitors for The Best Yoga Mats of 2019
Tired of your mat being a slip'n'slide? After researching over 60 models, we purchased 17 of the best for use in over 100 yoga classes. Whether you're a...

Aurorae Synergy
The Aurorae Synergy is a mat/towel hybrid. The thin microfiber towel is boneded to a cushioned bottom, and after your practice you clean it in the washing...

Gaiam Premium Sticky
The Gaiam Premium Sticky mat is a low budget yoga mat that doesn't have much going for it. It's not comfortable, nor is it "sticky," and it didn't have...

Hugger Mugger Earth Elements
A lightweight TPE mat with good traction and comfort. It isn't that stable though, as it is prone to moving around underneath you.

Kulae Elite Hot Hybrid
The Kulae Elite Hot Hybrid is an excellent mat for hot yoga. It has a microfiber towel attached to a cushioned PER bottom, and the whole thing can go in...

Lululemon The Reversible Mat
A great all-around mat that is sticky even wet, and it's comfortable and stable to practice on.

Manduka eKO
A great all-around mat that has good traction when dry but is lacking on durability and portability.

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

Prana E.C.O.
The Prana E.C.O. is an affordable mat that won't break the bank. It's made of TPE and is very lightweight and comfortable, but not all that stable.

Prana Revolution
The Prana Revolution is the largest mat that we tested and also one of the heaviest. This is great for taller yogis or those looking for more coverage.

The Best Yoga Pants of 2019
From down dog to happy baby, our team of yogis put 15 of the best yoga pants through the wringer to determine which pairs live up to the hype.

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

Ratings for The Best Yoga Pants of 2019
From down dog to happy baby, our team of yogis put 15 of the best yoga pants through the wringer to determine which pairs live up to the hype.

How We Tested for The Best Yoga Pants of 2019
From down dog to happy baby, our team of yogis put 15 of the best yoga pants through the wringer to determine which pairs live up to the hype.

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Yoga Pants of 2019
From down dog to happy baby, our team of yogis put 15 of the best yoga pants through the wringer to determine which pairs live up to the hype.

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From down dog to happy baby, our team of yogis put 15 of the best yoga pants through the wringer to determine which pairs live up to the hype.

90 Degree by Reflex Power Flex
The 90 Degree by Reflex Power Flex pants are a simple and inexpensive legging. The material is lightweight, breathable, and easy to move in, but it's not...

Alo Goddess Ribbed Legging
Complete with a unique style similar to legwarmers, we love to sweat and stretch in them.

Beyond Yoga Spacedye Long Legging
The Beyond Yoga Spacedye Long Legging were the most comfortable pair of yoga pants in our review, and for that we've given them our Top Pick for All-Day...

Lucy Perfect Core Pant
The Lucy Perfect Core Pant is made with a highly compressible fabric to suck everything in and keep it there. That it does, but at the expensive of your...

Lucy Studio Hatha Capri Legging
In our quest to find the best yoga pants out there we stretched and sweated in ten different pairs for three months. At the end of it all, The Lucy Studio...

Lululemon Wunder Under Crop III
The Wunder Under Crop III is a stylish pair of capris that offer a lot of shaping and compression. The material is on the thicker side and doesn't have the...

Prana Audrey
The Prana Audrey pants have long been a favorite of ours, and it was a previous Editors' Choice award winner. We've had many pairs in our closet and can...

Soybu Killer Caboose Pant
The Soybu Killer Caboose Pant is made of a compression nylon/spandex fabric (not soy!) that helped shape and define our "caboose." Did it make it look...

Teeki Hot Pant
If you just can't stay away from the flashy patterns and find they fit properly, they may be a good choice for your next heated class.

The Best Backpacking Tents of 2019
We analyzed hundreds of models before deciding on the top 17 to purchase for testing. We'll help you find the most comfortable, lightweight...

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

Ratings for The Best Backpacking Tents of 2019
We analyzed hundreds of models before deciding on the top 17 to purchase for testing. We'll help you find the most comfortable, lightweight...

How We Tested for The Best Backpacking Tents of 2019
We analyzed hundreds of models before deciding on the top 17 to purchase for testing. We'll help you find the most comfortable, lightweight...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Backpacking Tents of 2019
We analyzed hundreds of models before deciding on the top 17 to purchase for testing. We'll help you find the most comfortable, lightweight...

Compare Competitors for The Best Backpacking Tents of 2019
We analyzed hundreds of models before deciding on the top 17 to purchase for testing. We'll help you find the most comfortable, lightweight...

The Best Four Season Tents of 2019
Looking for a four season tent? Let us help. We researched the 50 most popular tents on the market and put the best 20 in head-to-head tests over several...

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

Ratings for The Best Four Season Tents of 2019
Looking for a four season tent? Let us help. We researched the 50 most popular tents on the market and put the best 20 in head-to-head tests over several...

How We Tested for The Best Four Season Tents of 2019
Looking for a four season tent? Let us help. We researched the 50 most popular tents on the market and put the best 20 in head-to-head tests over several...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Four Season Tents of 2019
Looking for a four season tent? Let us help. We researched the 50 most popular tents on the market and put the best 20 in head-to-head tests over several...

Compare Competitors for The Best Four Season Tents of 2019
Looking for a four season tent? Let us help. We researched the 50 most popular tents on the market and put the best 20 in head-to-head tests over several...

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

The Best Climbing Approach Shoes of 2019
Looking for a new pair of approach shoes? We've got you covered. We scrambled, bouldered, sport climbed, and hiked around the Eastern Sierras in 12...

How to Choose Approach Shoes for Climbing
If your hikes involve steep scrambling and exposed slabs, you should be wearing a pair of sticky rubber approach shoes. These special shoes are designed to...

Ratings for The Best Climbing Approach Shoes of 2019
Looking for a new pair of approach shoes? We've got you covered. We scrambled, bouldered, sport climbed, and hiked around the Eastern Sierras in 12...

How We Tested for The Best Climbing Approach Shoes of 2019
Looking for a new pair of approach shoes? We've got you covered. We scrambled, bouldered, sport climbed, and hiked around the Eastern Sierras in 12...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Climbing Approach Shoes of 2019
Looking for a new pair of approach shoes? We've got you covered. We scrambled, bouldered, sport climbed, and hiked around the Eastern Sierras in 12...

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Looking for a new pair of approach shoes? We've got you covered. We scrambled, bouldered, sport climbed, and hiked around the Eastern Sierras in 12...

Backcountry Access Float 22
The new Backcountry Access Float 22 is our OutdoorGearLab Top pick winner, as it's the best airbag pack for downhill oriented backcountry adventures like...

Ortovox 3+
The Ortovox 3+ is a triple antennae beacon with some useful features but not a lot of extras. It has below average range but it is easy to use.

Ortovox S1+
Easily one of the most capable beacons on the market the S1+ is stacked with features and is as adept as it gets for complex multiple burial situations...

Ortovox Zoom+
The Zoom+ is an easy to use beacon for the occasional user. The controls are simple and well-labeled, and we liked the interface, but the range is lacking.

Ortovox Zoom+
The Zoom+ is an easy to use beacon for the occasional user. The controls are simple and well-labeled, and we liked the interface, but the range is lacking.

backpacks
The Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags of 2019
A sleeping bag is a cornerstone of your overnight kit. Picking the best one isn't easy. To ease the confusion we researched more than 100

Katabatic Gear Palisade 30
This customizable high-quality quilt is quite versatile but suffers from the same warmth issues as other quilts in our review...

ZPacks Classic
An impressively warm bag for such a light weight, and its three-quarter length zipper means it can also be opened up like a quilt…

MSR Windburner
This stove offers incredible wind resistance, great fuel efficiency, and a portable design. A great stove for turning snow into boiling water

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

Big Agnes Fly Creek HV2 Platinum
This tent stands out for its superior craftsmanship and ultra-lightweight design. As a double-walled freestanding tent, it offers protection and comfort on...

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2
Top-shelf performance is what you get with this excellent two-door tent. It offers spacious comfort at a level way above its weight class and wins our...

Platypus GravityWorks
This gravity filter truly rocks the casbah. Loaded with a hollow fiber filter that can filter water quickly, you can't find anything better that will work...

Deuter Aircontact 65+10
The Deuter Aircontact 65+10 is the Cadillac of backpacking packs. It was one of the plushest packs we tested but also one of the heaviest. It scored right...

The Best Minimalist and Barefoot Shoes of 2019
Ready to switch-over to minimalist running shoes? We researched over 50 models to bring you the best 8 offerings on the market today. This review provides...

How to Choose Minimal and Barefoot Shoes
What could be complicated about a minimalist running shoe? If you want to learn about the design of barefoot running shoes, and how to figure out which...

Ratings for The Best Minimalist and Barefoot Shoes of 2019
Ready to switch-over to minimalist running shoes? We researched over 50 models to bring you the best 8 offerings on the market today. This review provides...

How We Tested for The Best Minimalist and Barefoot Shoes of 2019
Ready to switch-over to minimalist running shoes? We researched over 50 models to bring you the best 8 offerings on the market today. This review provides...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Minimalist and Barefoot Shoes of 2019
Ready to switch-over to minimalist running shoes? We researched over 50 models to bring you the best 8 offerings on the market today. This review provides...

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Ready to switch-over to minimalist running shoes? We researched over 50 models to bring you the best 8 offerings on the market today. This review provides...

The Best Bike Light Review
There's great debate on exactly which is the very best bike light. So who stacks up against who? We combined extensive laboratory testing with field...

The Best Bike Locks of 2019
If you ride a bicycle, for recreation, fitness, sanity or transportation (or all!), you need a bike lock. Given the huge quantity of options, though, it...

The Best Bike Locks of 2019
If you ride a bicycle, for recreation, fitness, sanity or transportation (or all!), you need a bike lock. Given the huge quantity of options, though, it...

How to Choose a Bike Lock
Having trouble picking the lock for you? This article helps you identify what aspects are important to you to ensure you purchase the best model for your...

Ratings for The Best Bike Locks of 2019
If you ride a bicycle, for recreation, fitness, sanity or transportation (or all!), you need a bike lock. Given the huge quantity of options, though, it...

How We Tested for The Best Bike Locks of 2019
If you ride a bicycle, for recreation, fitness, sanity or transportation (or all!), you need a bike lock. Given the huge quantity of options, though, it...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Bike Locks of 2019
If you ride a bicycle, for recreation, fitness, sanity or transportation (or all!), you need a bike lock. Given the huge quantity of options, though, it...

Compare Competitors for The Best Bike Locks of 2019
If you ride a bicycle, for recreation, fitness, sanity or transportation (or all!), you need a bike lock. Given the huge quantity of options, though, it...

Thule T2 Classic
The Thule T2 Classic is the working man's alternative to our Editors Choice Thule T2 Pro XT. As the name implies, this rack has been around for a long...

Thule T2 Pro XT
Winner of our Editors' Choice Award, this model sets the standard by which all other hitch racks are measured. We loved its features like a remote tilt...

RockyMounts Jetline
The Jetline is a traditional fork mount roof rack with a low retail price compared to much of the competition. High quality coupled with affordability...

WTB Rocket
The Rocket is a narrow, firm saddle that favors the smaller rider. Most of our testers found it to be too narrow, but liked the firm padding and excellent...

WTB Pure
The Wilderness Trail Bikes Pure Race is great saddle for gravity-oriented riding such as downhill and super-d. It is reasonably comfortable for short...

The Best Bike Trailers of 2019
Looking for more fun outdoor adventures with the kids? We tested 10 of the most popular bike trailers on the market to help you decide which is best for...

The Best Binoculars of 2019 for Birding and Hiking
What are the best binoculars? We took 17 different models through rigorous testing in the outdoors to find out. We went birding at Tule Lake National...

Nikon Monarch 7 10x30
Just released this past year, the Nikon Monarch 7 10x30 is a great addition to the Monarch family of optics at Nikon. The Nikon Monarch 3 8x42 ATB was our...

Celestron SkyMaster DX 9x63
If you want a telescope but don't have the budget for one, the SkyMaster DX 9x63 is a perfect alternative. It soaks up plenty of light, so you can see...

Vanguard Endeavor ED II 10x42
The Endeavor ED II builds upon on the successful foundation of the award winning Endeavor ED binoculars, bringing Vanguard Optics to another level. There...

Swarovski EL 8.5x42
Crystal lenses and thoughtful design touches make the Swarovski EL the best binos you can buy. If you want the absolute best, these are the binos for you.

The Best Climbing Camming Device Review
Building a rack of cams can be confusing and expensive, especially if you're just starting out. We're here to help you discern your needs and choose...

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

Ratings for The Best Climbing Camming Device Review
Building a rack of cams can be confusing and expensive, especially if you're just starting out. We're here to help you discern your needs and choose...

How We Tested for The Best Climbing Camming Device Review
Building a rack of cams can be confusing and expensive, especially if you're just starting out. We're here to help you discern your needs and choose...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Climbing Camming Device Review
Building a rack of cams can be confusing and expensive, especially if you're just starting out. We're here to help you discern your needs and choose...

Compare Competitors for The Best Climbing Camming Device Review
Building a rack of cams can be confusing and expensive, especially if you're just starting out. We're here to help you discern your needs and choose...

Alite Mantis
This model has a roomy seat and low weight, yet a few factors kept us from loving it. Call us judgmental, but a $120 camping chair better offer top-shelf...

Coleman Oversize Quad with Cooler
Versatile and inexpensive, this model has a few standout features, including a cooler built into the armrest and plenty of storage.

Eureka Curvy High-Back
Supreme comfort, sufficient ventilation, and supportive seating for hours on end are what you get with this chair. This large chair was a hit for...

Jetboil Flash
A classic integrated canister stove, this model boils water fast. It provides a solid bang for your buck and is much cheaper

MSR Dragonfly
Bringing excellent control and stability to your backcountry kitchen, the MSR Dragonfly excels at handling low simmers and large pots. Its large packed...

MSR Reactor
Once cream of the crop when boiling water in harsh climates, this stove was crafted to provide quality performance in all conditions, for one to three...

MSR Whisperlite
You'll see this stove on nearly any expedition around the world. Field reparable and moderately price, this white gas stove is versatile and durable.

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

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

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

The Best Camping Chairs of 2019
When choosing the best camping chair, we have a lot of demands. It must be portable and last through lots of use and abuse just like our other gear, but...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The North Face Paramount 3.0
A no-frills hiking pant that fits well, is comfortable, and does a good job of balancing protection with ventilation and breathability.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Best Winter Jackets for Women
Are women's winter jackets on your shopping list? Testing 16 of the best jackets side-by-side, we look at some of the best options for winter. Through...

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

Ratings for The Best Winter Jackets for Women
Are women's winter jackets on your shopping list? Testing 16 of the best jackets side-by-side, we look at some of the best options for winter. Through...

How We Tested for The Best Winter Jackets for Women
Are women's winter jackets on your shopping list? Testing 16 of the best jackets side-by-side, we look at some of the best options for winter. Through...

Price vs. Value Chart for The Best Winter Jackets for Women
Are women's winter jackets on your shopping list? Testing 16 of the best jackets side-by-side, we look at some of the best options for winter. Through...

Compare Competitors for The Best Winter Jackets for Women
Are women's winter jackets on your shopping list? Testing 16 of the best jackets side-by-side, we look at some of the best options for winter. Through...

The Best 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...

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...

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

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

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.

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...

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.

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

The Best 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...


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