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

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

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

Mammut Light Removable 3.0
Aptly named, the Light Removable 3.0 is one of the lightest removable airbag packs on the market and is the lightest airbag pack in its volume range...

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

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

NOBULL Trainer
Top Pick for a Busy Lifestyle among men’s CrossFit shoes goes to the NOBULL Trainer. NOBULL balances performance qualities which should work well in the...

Oakley Airbrake XL
Our previous Editors' Choice Award winner, these eye-protectors remain as one of our top scoring and favorite goggles. Scoring high in all of the metrics...

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

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

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

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

Salomon S/Lab MTN
Excellent, if narrow fitting, alpine touring ski boots that ski well. These are boots that tour as well as average touring boots, but ski much better.

Scott Cosmos III
In overall scoring, the Cosmos approaches the top. The weight is relatively light, especially given the downhill performance. The tour mode could have more...

Smith I/O7 ChromaPop
This high scoring contender offers up exceptional performance in a slew of conditions. From a blizzard to a blue bird sky, this model has what it takes to...

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

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

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…

Patagonia Adze Hoody - Women's
The Adze Hoody is a burly shell that handles wind and cold quite well. We appreciated the fleece-grid lining and the sizeable generous hood when out in...

Patagonia Adze Hoody - Women's
The Adze Hoody is a burly shell that handles wind and cold quite well. We appreciated the fleece-grid lining and the sizeable generous hood when out in...

Patagonia Adze Hoody - Women's
The Adze Hoody is a burly shell that handles wind and cold quite well. We appreciated the fleece-grid lining and the sizeable generous hood when out in...

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

Black Diamond Mondo Pad
If you’re looking to cover a large area and don’t want to compromise on features then the Mondo is a great option. With the second largest surface area...

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

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

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

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

GSI Outdoors Bugaboo Camper
This is a comprehensive camping kit for all kinds of cooking in all settings. For the majority of situations, those in which you need not carry the gear...

GSI Outdoors Bugaboo Camper
This is a comprehensive camping kit for all kinds of cooking in all settings. For the majority of situations, those in which you need not carry the gear...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

Yakima ForkLift
The Yakima ForkLift is a fork mount roof rack that easily attaches to nearly every type of crossbar on the market. It is designed to carry any bike with a...

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

Sterling Dyneema Sling
With a rubberized sleeve covering the bar tack, the Sterling Dyneema Sewn Runner is a low friction option that is also thin and light, making it a great...

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

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

The 10 Best Mountain Bikes of 2019
We are constantly scouring the mountain bike world for intriguing new bikes and technology. After conducting scrutinizing research, we buy the most...

The Best 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...

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

The Best Avalanche Airbag Pack Review
To find the best airbag packs, we researched over 48 models, and tested the top 11 for over three months in the backcountry. We selected packs that were...

The Best Backpacking Stoves of 2019
After having a look at 50 of the most popular backpacking stoves available in 2019, we purchased 19 of the most promising for thorough testing. We spent...

The Best Bike Cargo Trailer Review
Planning to take an overnight trip by bike or just hoping to lessen your impact by commuting to the grocery store by bike? We tested 7 of the best bike...

The Best Bike Racks of 2019 for Hitches, Cars, and SUVs
Do you need a new rack to haul around your shiny new bi-wheeled fun wagon? We researched dozens of the most intriguing bike racks for your car, truck, or...

The Best Bike Saddles of 2019
After spending countless hours grinding away the miles in the top bike saddles on the market, we identified the best models to meet your specific riding...

The Best Energy Bars of 2019
With literally hundreds, if not more, choices available in the energy bar world, it can be hard to figure out which are the best ones. We’ve got you...

The Best Energy Bars of 2019
With literally hundreds, if not more, choices available in the energy bar world, it can be hard to figure out which are the best ones. We’ve got you...

The Best Energy Bars of 2019
With literally hundreds, if not more, choices available in the energy bar world, it can be hard to figure out which are the best ones. We’ve got you...

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

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

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

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

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...

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

The Best 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.

ABS Vario 30
The ABS Vario 30 uses our top pick among airbag systems, has one of our favorite overall pack designs for backcountry utility and it excels at a wide range...

ABS Vario 30
The ABS Vario 30 uses our top pick among airbag systems, has one of our favorite overall pack designs for backcountry utility and it excels at a wide range...

Adidas Outdoor Terrex Fast X Mid Gore-Tex - Women's
An amazingly well-fitting shoe, the Adidas Terrex X Fast Mid provides an extra boost of support while at the same time allowing your foot grip and feel the...

Alite Monarch Butterfly
The Alite Monarch Butterfly is the most innovative camp chair we have seen and wins our Top Pick award. It was the lightest and most compact chair we...

Alite Monarch Butterfly
The Alite Monarch Butterfly is the most innovative camp chair we have seen and wins our Top Pick award. It was the lightest and most compact chair we...

Arc'teryx Alpha SV
While we believe that lighter weight jackets are the ideal choice for the vast majority of outdoor activities, there is still at least one circumstance...

Arc'teryx Alpha SV Glove
This is our Editors' Choice because they scored near, or at the top in every category and blew away most of the products we tested in dexterity and water...

Arc'teryx B360
Discontinued This harness has been discontinued. It may still be available on sale at some retailers. See our complete Big Wall Harness Review for our...

Arc'teryx Beta AR Glove - Women's
It was a treat for our team to wear and test the Arc'teryx Beta AR glove, which ultimately ended up winning our Top Pick for Wet Climates. One of our...

Arc'teryx Beta LT Jacket
The Arc'teryx Beta LT is a high performance lightweight hardshell similar to the Arc'teryx Alpha FL. In Arc'teryx's words, the Beta series is designed for...

Arc'teryx Fission SL
The Arc'teryx Fission SL is the lightest insulated jacket in our test, while insulating as well as any other product. Only a few jackets are warmer, while...

Arc'teryx Lithic
Arc'teryx constructed the Lithic Glove using an innovative design that utilizes some of the most technical fabrics available; it certainly incorporates the...

Arc'teryx Lithic
Arc'teryx constructed the Lithic Glove using an innovative design that utilizes some of the most technical fabrics available; it certainly incorporates the...

Arc'teryx Meta
The Arc'teryx Meta is the most versatile ski jacket we've tested, and it wins our Top Pick Award because you can take it anywhere from the mall to...

Arc'teryx Modon
The Arc'teryx Modon is a lightly insulated shell jacket. It is built for wet and warm climates or for those that run hot. Or for those that prefer...

Arc'teryx Sentinel Full Bib
An extremely high-performing piece of clothing, the Arc'teryx Sentinel Full Bib easily took home our Top Pick for Technical Ski Pant. This single wall...

Armada Nelson
Most notably, the Armada Nelson is the least expensive down-insulated jacket in our test; unfortunately, it has been discontinued. If you're in search of a...

Atomic Waymaker Carbon 100 - Women's
The Waymaker Carbon 100 is Atomic's attempt at a high-end side-country boot. We think they are mediocre in most departments, from performance to...

Bern Baker HardHat
The Bern Baker HardHat is a now-classic model from a well established company. Bern makes some interesting choices in their design and business, but...

Big Agnes Scout Plus UL2
The Big Agnes Scout Plus UL2 is a large, A-frame style tarp tent. For its weight, it's the roomiest fully-enclosed ultralight shelter that we tested. The...

Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Z
The Alpine Carbon Z is one of the most versatile of Black Diamond's Z-series of trekking poles and was a strong contender for an award winner. It remains...

Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Z
The Alpine Carbon Z is one of the most versatile of Black Diamond's Z-series of trekking poles and was a strong contender for an award winner. It remains...

Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Z
The Alpine Carbon Z is one of the most versatile of Black Diamond's Z-series of trekking poles and was a strong contender for an award winner. It remains...

Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Z
The Alpine Carbon Z is one of the most versatile of Black Diamond's Z-series of trekking poles and was a strong contender for an award winner. It remains...

Black Diamond Big Gun
The Black Diamond Big Gun is a tricked-out big wall climbing harness with lots of extras: extra belay loop, extra gear loop, and multiple options for...

Black Diamond Distance FLZ
When the first generation of the Black Diamond Distance FLZ came out it was the most innovative pole we have seen in a long time. It primarily filled a...

Black Diamond Dynex Daisy Chain
The Black Diamond Dynex Daisy Chain is one of the lightest daisy chain options we know of. It is made of Dynex which as far as we can tell is Black...

Black Diamond Dynex Runner
Both high performing and economical, the Black Diamond Dynex Sewn Runner is one of the best overall slings in our comparative testing, and provides added...

Black Diamond Huey Duffel
This is the most durable duffel bag we tested but also one of the heaviest. It is better for burly expeditions and not as great for airplane travel. It is...

Black Diamond Huey Duffel
This is the most durable duffel bag we tested but also one of the heaviest. It is better for burly expeditions and not as great for airplane travel. It is...

Black Diamond Mercury Glove - Women's
An excellent ski glove that you can add to any outdoor mission. Take the Black Diamond Mercury Glove skiing, snowshoeing, skating, or ice climbing. It...

Black Diamond Mesa
The Black Diamond Mesa was once a top performing two door tent. In the years since its 2007 release numerous other tents have come to overshadow it, and...

Black Diamond Mesa
The Black Diamond Mesa was once a top performing two door tent. In the years since its 2007 release numerous other tents have come to overshadow it, and...

Black Diamond Micro Stopper
The Black Diamond Micro Stopper were the most durable micro climbing nut we tested. The heads are made of hard and wear-resistant copper-infiltrated iron...

Black Diamond nforce Ascender
The Black Diamond nForce is the coolest-looking ascender on the market. It is loaded with design features never before seen on an ascender, including a...

Black Diamond Nut Tool
Black Diamonds Nut Tool has certainly stood the test of time. We've never seen anyone come close to breaking or bending one. The profile of the nose is...

Black Diamond Nylon Daisy Chain
The Black Diamond Nylon Daisy Chain is one of the most classic daisy chains out there and a good value. Overall, we prefer the Black Diamond Dynex Daisy...

Black Diamond Ozone
The Ozone was one of our favorite sport climbing harnesses. This harness is simple, light, comfortable and has the basic necessities for sport climbing...

Black Diamond Padded Gear Sling
This is a solid gear sling that will last forever. Overall, we prefer the comfort and ease of clipping of the Metolius Adjustable Gear Sling. That said...

Black Diamond Rebel
Though not an award winner the Black Diamond Rebel was one of our overall top performers in nearly every category. It is a full goatskin leather design...

Black Diamond Simple Cliff Cabana Double Fly
This is a great fly if you don't plan to be in a storm. That may sound stupid, but the fact is most Yosemite and Zion climbers never count on a storm...

Black Diamond Squad
The Black Diamond Squad is a solid, price pointed product that gets the job done. It runs a little wider than the noticeably narrower Outdoor Research...

Black Diamond Stopper
In 1972 Chouinard Equipment released seven sizes of Stoppers. A lot has changed since then but the folks at Black Diamond (which came out of Chouinard)...

Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork
The Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork was one of our OutdoorGearLab Top Picks for general trekking, hiking and backpacking because it has one of the nicest...

Black Diamond White Gold
Nothing too fancy here, this chalk is good ol' fashioned magnesium carbonate, free of additional drying agents. Our testers prefer it over the Metolius...

Black Diamond White Gold
Nothing too fancy here, this chalk is good ol' fashioned magnesium carbonate, free of additional drying agents. Our testers prefer it over the Metolius...

Black Diamond White Gold
Nothing too fancy here, this chalk is good ol' fashioned magnesium carbonate, free of additional drying agents. Our testers prefer it over the Metolius...

BlueWater Dominator
I have been using this climbing rope whenever I climb with Tommy Caldwell. He is sponsored by BlueWater and it is the only rope he uses, whether it's El...

BlueWater Eliminator
In the category of thicker diameter workhorse ropes, the BlueWater Eliminator stands out for its lightness (64 g/m) compared to other 10.2mm ropes which...

Brooks Cascadia 11
The Cascadia 11 is the next iteration of the constantly changing, but long popular Brooks trail running shoe. Known as a stiff, protective, and bomber...

Brooks Range Elephant Foot
The Brooks Range Elephant Foot is an 850-fill three-quarter length bag with sewn-through baffles and an elasticized suspension system that keeps the bag in...

Brooks Range Mojave
The Brooks Range Mojave is unique in our Parka review in that it is the only product that features hydrophobic down -- a new technology. Brooks Range has...

Brooks Range Mojave
The Brooks Range Mojave is unique in our Parka review in that it is the only product that features hydrophobic down -- a new technology. Brooks Range has...

CamelBak Ultra LR
The Ultra LR, designed for long distance runs, scored pretty high in our tests. It is the most unusual looking hydration pack we tested: with two massive...

Camp Air Harness
The Camp Air is one of the lightest and most compact full-featured harnesses we have ever seen. You can actually scrunch it up in your hand and put it in...

Camp Chef Pro 90
When it comes to group camping, nothing really provides the power and the cook space of the Camp Chef Pro 90. With three, 30,000-BTU burners and two fold...

Canon 10x30 IS
The second I hit the image-stabilization button, the shakiness of the bird I was following disappeared and I was able to follow the loon as it flew above...

Cateye CC-RD300W Strada Wireless
A durable, reliable, and easy to use wireless bike computer, the Cateye Strada records eight different modes while maintaining a slim profile and great...

Cateye CC-RD300W Strada Wireless
A durable, reliable, and easy to use wireless bike computer, the Cateye Strada records eight different modes while maintaining a slim profile and great...

Cateye CC-RD300W Strada Wireless
A durable, reliable, and easy to use wireless bike computer, the Cateye Strada records eight different modes while maintaining a slim profile and great...

Cilo Gear 20L Worksack
This product has been discontinued. Currently our highest rated Cilo Gear product and also Editors' Choice award winner, is the CiloGear 30L WorkSack. Read...

Cilo Gear 20L Worksack
This product has been discontinued. Currently our highest rated Cilo Gear product and also Editors' Choice award winner, is the CiloGear 30L WorkSack. Read...

Cilo Gear City Pack
The Cilo Gear City Pack is a large (30 Liter), fully featured, and highly versatile laptop backpack capable of everything from grueling commutes and long...

Cilo Gear City Pack
The Cilo Gear City Pack is a large (30 Liter), fully featured, and highly versatile laptop backpack capable of everything from grueling commutes and long...

CiloGear 45L WorkSack
With well designed features and a great weight-to-volume ratio, this versatile pack is a good choice for multi-day alpine climbing. Our testers have some...

CMI RP 101 Pulley w/ Petzl Ascension
The classic pulley and ascender method of hauling still has its place if you are on a budget or need to haul really heavy loads. Just about any pulley and...

Coleman 62 Xtreme Wheeled
Our testing team awarded the Coleman 62 Xtreme Wheeled the OutdoorGearLab Best Buy honor. We give this award to products that provide performance above and...

Coleman PerfectFlow InstaStart 2-Burner
The Coleman PerfectFlow InstaStart 2-Burner Stove is much the same as the PerfectFlow 2-Burner Stove, about which we did a full review. The first (and...

Coleman Steel Belted
The Coleman Steel Belted was a test favorite for aesthetics. Overall, especially when comparing all the other coolers, aesthetics played a very small role...

Columbia Bugaboo Interchange - Women's
The Bugaboo Interchange Women's jacket is the jacket of all trades, master of none. It is a three-in-one type jacket that will keep you warm and dry on the...

Columbia Bugaboo Interchange - Women's
The Bugaboo Interchange Women's jacket is the jacket of all trades, master of none. It is a three-in-one type jacket that will keep you warm and dry on the...

Columbia Compounder
The Columbia Compounder is the lowest rated hardshell we tested. It weighs more than jackets three times as durable and it has the most illogical feature...

Contour Roam
The Contour Roam is one of the least expensive helmet cams out there, along with the GoPro Hero 960. It was a tough call to decide which one got the Best...

Da Brim Multisport Standard
Da Brim is unlike any other hat we tested, and it's a pretty brilliant idea. It is made to be worn over a helmet, may it be a climbing helmet, a biking...

DaKine Scout
The DaKine Scout is a very warm product at a knock-your-socks-off killer price. Besides being warm, it has a touch screen sensitive liner enabling you to...

DaKine Scout
The DaKine Scout is a very warm product at a knock-your-socks-off killer price. Besides being warm, it has a touch screen sensitive liner enabling you to...

DMM Boa
The DMM Boa is our favorite large locking carabiner. It is easy to handle, burly and holds a lot of ropes and slings. It is easy to clip to a harness and...

DMM Brass Offsets
DMM Brass Offsets are our pick for best brass Climbing Nut. From spicy free climbs in Eldorado Canyon to delicate clean aid routes in the Valley, these...

DMM Offset Nut
DMM Offset Nut is a climbing nut design purchased from Hugh Banner (HB) two years ago when HB went out of business. DMM made a few small changes that...

DMM Peenut
As their name implies, DMM Peenuts are a series of smaller Climbing Nut. They come in only five sizes and have a heavily tapered design that fits...

Dragon DX
The Dragon DX goggle is a classic. This is the goggle I think of when I picture Dragon goggles. Similar to the Oakley A-Frame this goggle is extremely...

Eagles Nest Outfitters Pronest
The most popular styles of hammock on the market are made of parachute nylon, a slightly stretchy and durable material, and of the parachute hammocks we...

Eagles Nest Outfitters SingleNest
The ENO SingleNest is an excellent lightweight option for hammock camping, coming in a variety of colors and made with durable parachute nylon. At 17 oz...

Edelrid Eagle Light
The Edelrid Eagle Light gave our Editors' Choice winner, the Mammut Infinity, a run for its money. At the same diameter (9.5mm), just a few characteristics...

Eider Revelstoke
Other than our Top Pick winner, the Arc'teryx Modon, the Revelstoke is the most expensive synthetic insulated jacket we have tested. As compared to the...

Endura Hummvee
Similar to the military vehicle for which this short is named, the Endura Hummvee is all about excess. This short has every bell and whistle we could think...

Enlightened Equipment Prodigy
The Enlightened Equipment Prodigy is the lightest synthetic sleeping bag we've tested. Ordering it is not very convenient, as this bag is not available...

Eureka Copper Canyon 8
The Copper Canyon 8 was tied in second place with the Kelty Parthenon 8 for best in comfort and scored very highly in our overall testing. We loved this...

Eureka Tetragon 8
The Eureka Tetragon 8 is a great value. It almost won the Best Buy award, but we figured it wasn't as comfortable as the Coleman Instant Tent 6 because its...

Exped DownMat 9
Loaded with 8.8 oz of 700 fill down, the DownMat is one of the thickest and warmest pads sleeping pads available. Unfortunately, it's also one of the...

Feathered Friends Hooded Helios
The Feathered Friends Hooded Helios is a great climbing belay parka that feels much more at home in the mountains than downtown. Since it is not available...

Feathered Friends Hooded Helios
The Feathered Friends Hooded Helios is a great climbing belay parka that feels much more at home in the mountains than downtown. Since it is not available...

Feathered Friends Penguin 20
The Feathered Friends Penguin is the one of the most comfortable down sleeping bags we've ever tested. It transforms from its spacious semi-rectangular...

Feathered Friends Spoonbill UL
Feathered Friends has some of the most comprehensive and most innovative line of sleeping bags in the world. The Spoonbill is the best of the bunch...

First Need XL
The First Need XL is the only pump style filter we reviewed that is effective against viruses. This is remarkable because the only other systems that do...

Five Ten Anasazi Verde
Everyone loved the pink Five Ten Anasazi Lace-Up. The Anasazi Verde is the new one that retains much of the old design with a new heel design intended to...

Five Ten Anasazi Verde
Everyone loved the pink Five Ten Anasazi Lace-Up. The Anasazi Verde is the new one that retains much of the old design with a new heel design intended to...

Five Ten Anasazi Verde
Everyone loved the pink Five Ten Anasazi Lace-Up. The Anasazi Verde is the new one that retains much of the old design with a new heel design intended to...

Five Ten Anasazi Verde
Everyone loved the pink Five Ten Anasazi Lace-Up. The Anasazi Verde is the new one that retains much of the old design with a new heel design intended to...

Five Ten Arrowhead
We don't like… we love every Anasazi shoe we've ever worn. Same goes for these. We would love to have a fresh pair of these in our arsenal for those rare...

Five Ten Arrowhead
We don't like… we love every Anasazi shoe we've ever worn. Same goes for these. We would love to have a fresh pair of these in our arsenal for those rare...

Five Ten Chase
[tip]The Five Ten Chase has been discontinued. If you're looking for an approach shoe, consider the Five Ten Guide Tennie, $130, which wins our Best Buy...

Five Ten Chase
[tip]The Five Ten Chase has been discontinued. If you're looking for an approach shoe, consider the Five Ten Guide Tennie, $130, which wins our Best Buy...

Five Ten DAescent Men's
The Five Ten DAescent have been discontinued but are still available for a short time at some retailers. Check out a similar new version with dot tread and...

Five Ten DAescent Men's
The Five Ten DAescent have been discontinued but are still available for a short time at some retailers. Check out a similar new version with dot tread and...

Five Ten Rogue
This version has been discontinued. There is a new and improved version called the Five Ten Rogue VCS that has a more durable leather upper and features...

Five Ten Rogue
This version has been discontinued. There is a new and improved version called the Five Ten Rogue VCS that has a more durable leather upper and features...

Flylow Jane
The Jane is a fully featured ski jacket for ladies who rip. We love the soft feel of Flylow's proprietary Intuitive stretch shell fabric. it is the most...

Flylow Roswell
Flylow, with their Roswell jacket, continues to back up their reputation. This company is known for making comfortable, stylish gear that will beat back...

Frost Works Sentinel Nuts
Frost Works nuts use a time-tested design that sets these apart from other nuts. Tom Frost, along with Yvon Chouinard, designed and engineered the first...

Full Tilt Soul Sister
We were excited when we took these boots out of their cool pizza box package. With Seth Morrison behind a product like Full Tilt, how could we go wrong...

Garmin Dakota 20
The Garmin Dakota 20 is our top rated budget touchscreen GPS. It's easier to use and faster than the Magellan eXplorist 310 and is faster to type on than...

Garmin Dakota 20
The Garmin Dakota 20 is our top rated budget touchscreen GPS. It's easier to use and faster than the Magellan eXplorist 310 and is faster to type on than...

Garmin Dakota 20
The Garmin Dakota 20 is our top rated budget touchscreen GPS. It's easier to use and faster than the Magellan eXplorist 310 and is faster to type on than...

Garmin Edge 200
The Garmin Edge 200 is an entry level cycling computer that is GPS enabled. It is similar in size and shape to the Edge 500, winner of our Best Buy Award...

Garmin Edge 810
The Edge 810 is the most feature-laden cycling computer we tested, and is the winner of our Editors' Choice Award. With GPS, ANT+, Bluetooth, Maps, Shimano...

Garmin GPSMAP 62sc
This is the most accurate and most reliable GPS unit we've tested. Its large external antenna locked on our position faster and plotted slightly more...

Garmin GPSMAP 62sc
This is the most accurate and most reliable GPS unit we've tested. Its large external antenna locked on our position faster and plotted slightly more...

Garmin GPSMAP 62sc
This is the most accurate and most reliable GPS unit we've tested. Its large external antenna locked on our position faster and plotted slightly more...

Garmin GPSMAP 62sc
This is the most accurate and most reliable GPS unit we've tested. Its large external antenna locked on our position faster and plotted slightly more...

Gerber Multi-Plier 600
The Gerber Multi Plier 600, with its unique plier deployment method, comes out near the top of our testing in the ergonomics category. For many users, easy...

Giordana Laser Bibshorts
The Giordana Laser Bib earned the highest overall score across all five of our rating metrics ­– style, breathability, padding/protection, fit/comfort...

Giro Montane
This is the lightest helmet in our test. It is just two-thirds the mass of the heaviest helmet in our test and one-fourth that of the average weight of our...

Giro Seam
The Giro Seam is a price-point, carefully designed helmet for use in cold and stormy conditions by those with more oval-shaped heads. Its overall scores...

Goal Zero Sherpa 120 Kit
Product Discontinued The Sherpa 120 kit has been discontinued and Goal Zero has replaced it with the Sherpa 100 Kit, which we have not done a full review...

Goal Zero Sherpa 120 Kit
Product Discontinued The Sherpa 120 kit has been discontinued and Goal Zero has replaced it with the Sherpa 100 Kit, which we have not done a full review...

Goal Zero Venture 30 Solar Recharging Kit
Venturing out into the great unknown? Headed out where the grid ends? The Venture 30 solar kit from Goal Zero is a hardy and dependable companion for a...

GoPro HD Hero2
The GoPro HD Hero2 is a big improvement over the original Hero and winner of our Editors' Choice award in 2011. But now there is the GoPro Hero3 Black...

GoPro HERO3 White
The age old conqueror of the point-of-view camera market, GoPro, released their version cameras in late 2012, with not just one iteration, but...

GoPro HERO3 White
The age old conqueror of the point-of-view camera market, GoPro, released their version cameras in late 2012, with not just one iteration, but...

Grand Trunk Double
The Grand Trunk Double hammock does it all, and does it well. It is very spacious, comfortable, lightweight, and built of high-stretch parachute nylon. The...

Grand Trunk Single
The smaller a hammock is, the less it weighs -- and the more difficult it becomes to achieve a comfortable hang. As slightly longer than the average single...

Hammock Bliss Double
The Hammock Bliss Double is in a tough position, competing with two other double hammocks, the Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest and Grand Trunk Double...

Hammock Gear Burrow 40
If you're looking for an affordable fully-opening quilt for summertime use, the Hammock Gear Burrow 40 is a great choice. Hammock Gear produces a full line...

Helly Hansen Enigma
The Helly Hansen Enigma is an immaculately built, highly-insulated, conservatively styled ski jacket. We found it to be very warm, very comfortable and...

Helly Hansen Mission
The Helly Hansen Mission is a thoroughly average jacket in our testing. Notably, the overall score of the Mission is quite similar to that of our Best Buy...

Hestra Heli
The tried and true Hestra Heli has a big following and will stand up to years of abuse. A slightly wider fitting, very focused, ski and snowboard glove...

Hestra Heli
The tried and true Hestra Heli has a big following and will stand up to years of abuse. A slightly wider fitting, very focused, ski and snowboard glove...

HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 3
The field of running has seen many changes and innovations since humans' ancestors transitioned away from their quadrupedal ways. We have seen perennial...

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Echo II Shelter
The Hyperlite Mountain Gear Echo II Shelter System is the lightest modular ultraight shelter we tested and provides class-leading weather protection when...

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Echo II Shelter
The Hyperlite Mountain Gear Echo II Shelter System is the lightest modular ultraight shelter we tested and provides class-leading weather protection when...

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Echo II Shelter
The Hyperlite Mountain Gear Echo II Shelter System is the lightest modular ultraight shelter we tested and provides class-leading weather protection when...

Igloo Glide Marine Ultra 110
The Igloo Glide Marine Ultra is the largest cooler in our test. It wheels the easiest of all we tested and loads readily. Any model this size is going to...

Igloo Iceless 28
The Igloo Iceless 28 is the most unique in our test. As such, it handily won our Top Pick award for its service to a special niche, and for taking out at a...

Igloo Island Breeze 60 Roller
Our testers wheeled this cooler to afternoon barbecues and carried it around on car camping trips. As compared to basically all of the others in our test...

Inno Racks Shadow 16
We drove the Inno Racks Shadow 16 all over the Eastern Sierra at top speeds, up and down huge mountain grades, and through stormy weather -- and we liked...

Jack's Plastic Welding Paco Grande
The Jack's Plastic Welding Paco Grande is a behemoth sleeping pad. Its thick, cushy foam and an indestructible shell make it the largest (by volume)...

Jack's Plastic Welding Paco Grande
The Jack's Plastic Welding Paco Grande is a behemoth sleeping pad. Its thick, cushy foam and an indestructible shell make it the largest (by volume)...

Jack's Plastic Welding Paco Grande
The Jack's Plastic Welding Paco Grande is a behemoth sleeping pad. Its thick, cushy foam and an indestructible shell make it the largest (by volume)...

Jade Fusion
The Jade Fusion is the Rolls Royce of Yoga Mats. It is simultaneously heavy in features, heavy in price, and, well, just plain heavy. We absolutely love...

Jade Fusion
The Jade Fusion is the Rolls Royce of Yoga Mats. It is simultaneously heavy in features, heavy in price, and, well, just plain heavy. We absolutely love...

Jetboil Sol
The Jetboil Sol is an iteration of the Jetboil Flash. Overall we prefer the Flash because it is a better value, has more capacity, can often be found on...

Julbo Orbiter
The Julbo Orbiter is a single pair of goggles that can be worn for any light condition without needing to change the lens. The photochromic lens works...

Katabatic Gear Sawatch 15
The Katabatic Gear Sawatch 15 is an ultralight, high-powered furnace of a sleeping bag. It's a warmer version of our highest rated backpacking bag, the...

Katabatic Gear Sawatch 15
The Katabatic Gear Sawatch 15 is an ultralight, high-powered furnace of a sleeping bag. It's a warmer version of our highest rated backpacking bag, the...

Katabatic Gear Sawatch 15
The Katabatic Gear Sawatch 15 is an ultralight, high-powered furnace of a sleeping bag. It's a warmer version of our highest rated backpacking bag, the...

Katadyn Micropur Purification
Chlorine dioxide treatments like the Katadyn Micropur Purification tablets and Aquamira Water Treatment Drops are the lightest and smallest water treatment...

Keen Florence Flip
A cute flip-flop that offers both support and style, the women's Keen Florence Flip was the only piece in our review to feature a leather footbed and...

Kelty Grand Mesa 2
The Kelty Grand Mesa is a good choice for someone looking for an inexpensive tent that they can use on multi-day backpacking trips. It is on the smaller...

Kong GiGi
No, this isn't a GriGri. The Kong GiGi was the first auto blocking belay device on the market (auto blocking means catching automatically when belaying...

Krieg Bouldering Pot
So far this is our favorite chalk bucket. Why? It follows that old adage of Delacroix: "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

L.L. Bean Ultralight 850 Down Jacket - Women's
An inexpensive jacket with high fill quality down, the L.L. Bean Ultralight is a surprisingly good deal. If it weren't for the unnecessarily dense and...

La Sportiva Exum Pro
[tip]Discontinued Product This shoe has been discontinued. La Sportiva doesn't offer any running shoes with sticky rubber in the same style as the Exum...

La Sportiva Exum Pro
[tip]Discontinued Product This shoe has been discontinued. La Sportiva doesn't offer any running shoes with sticky rubber in the same style as the Exum...

La Sportiva Exum Pro - Women's
[tip]Discontinued Product This shoe has been discontinued. La Sportiva doesn't offer any running shoes with sticky rubber in the same style, but they do...

La Sportiva Ganda
This La Sportiva Ganda is the best approach shoe out there for real deal climbing, earning a Top Pick for Climbing Ability. It is a favorite among guides...

La Sportiva Speedster
[tip]Discontinued Product The Speedster has been discontinued and the La Sportiva Futura has replaced it. The Futura uses the rounded edge of the Speedster...

La Sportiva Speedster
[tip]Discontinued Product The Speedster has been discontinued and the La Sportiva Futura has replaced it. The Futura uses the rounded edge of the Speedster...

Leki Corklite
The Leki Corklite is our OutdoorGearLab Top Pick for being a solid all-around pole that will stand up to heavier duty use and because it has our absolute...

Lezyne Sport Drive
The Lezyne Sport Floor Drive is practically the same as the Lezyne Alloy, while being a little less stylish and a little more portable. It comes in a 1/2...

Lifeline Trail Light Dayhiker
The Lifeline Trail Light Dayhiker first aid kit is a lightweight and compact kit that is sure to please the weight-conscious outdoor enthusiast. Our Best...

Mad Rock Flash 2.0
The Flash goes on quick, with minimal futzing to line up the flaps that make up the tongue of the shoe. They are the first rock shoes to feature a Shock...

Mad Rock Flash 2.0
The Flash goes on quick, with minimal futzing to line up the flaps that make up the tongue of the shoe. They are the first rock shoes to feature a Shock...

Mad Rock Mad Lock
The Mad Lock is one of the most versatile belay devices we tested and one of the lightest devices for belaying off the anchor. It was the smoothest device...

Mammut Contact Dyneema
The Mammut Contact Sling wins our Editors’ Choice award not only because it is the one that we prefer to use on pretty much any multi-pitch climb, but...

Mammut Crocodile Sling
[tip]Discontinued Product This sling has been discontinued. Check out our full Climbing Sling Review for other great slings like the super skinny Mammut...

Mammut Dyneema Daisy Chain
The Mammut dyneema daisy is a solid performer. It is easy to hook, relatively light, and strong. That said, it faces some stiff competition. It is bulkier...

Mammut Dyneema Daisy Chain
The Mammut dyneema daisy is a solid performer. It is easy to hook, relatively light, and strong. That said, it faces some stiff competition. It is bulkier...

Mammut Light Protection
The Mammut Light Protection Airbag was nearly one of our OutdoorGearLab Top Picks for multi-day and hut-to-hut adventures and although it was barely edged...

Mammut Revelation
The Mammut Revelation Dry is a thin 9.2mm rope that is best used in the alpine or for long multi-pitch routes where weight and water-resistance are...

Mammut Skywalker 2
An affordable and easily adjustable climbing helmet that could be a good choice for beginner climbers, although it is still quite heavy and not the most...

Mammut Smart Belay Device
The Mammut Smart is the lightest and lowest price auto-locking belay device on the market. It is also recommended by the manufacturer for use with cords...

Marmot Essence
As an ultralight model, this rain jacket offers a light weight, while maintaining breathability. Did we mention its waterproof and comfortable?

Marmot Essence
As an ultralight model, this rain jacket offers a light weight, while maintaining breathability. Did we mention its waterproof and comfortable?

Marmot Exum Jacket
The Marmot Exum Jacket has been discontinued. If you're in search of a rain jacket immediately, consider the Marmot Essence, which wins our Editors' Choice...

Marmot Exum Jacket
The Marmot Exum Jacket has been discontinued. If you're in search of a rain jacket immediately, consider the Marmot Essence, which wins our Editors' Choice...

Marmot Hydrogen
The Marmot Hydrogen is the overall "best value" in our review, offering a superb balance of quality, low weight, packability, and performance versus cost...

Marmot Limelight 2
A budget tent that looks nice and comes with some creature comforts that car campers' will enjoy. It's also heavy, chunky, and made from cheaper fabrics.

Marmot Plasma 15
The Marmot Plasma 15 is a luxuriously comfortable, sleek, high performance sleeping bag fashioned with 900-fill goose down and ultralight Pertex Quantum...

Marmot Plasma 15
The Marmot Plasma 15 is a luxuriously comfortable, sleek, high performance sleeping bag fashioned with 900-fill goose down and ultralight Pertex Quantum...

Marmot Plasma 30
The Marmot Plasma 30 is really light, and expensive. The hood of the Plasma is luxurious, scoring major coziness points.

Marmot Randonnee Glove - Women's
The Marmot Randonnee glove will keep you warm while out enjoying a day at the ski resort or in the backcountry. With 100 g/m3 of Marmot's Thermal R...

Marmot Sawtooth 15
The Marmot Sawtooth is a warm three season sleeping bag. Although not lightweight, it is one of the most affordable sleeping bags we tested. The bag is...

Marmot Sawtooth 15
The Marmot Sawtooth is a warm three season sleeping bag. Although not lightweight, it is one of the most affordable sleeping bags we tested. The bag is...

Marmot Sidehill Component
The Marmot Sidehill jacket, on average, comes out below the middle of our pack of tested jackets; it has also been discontinued. If you're in search of a...

Marmot Trail Wind Hoody
The Marmot Trail Wind Hoody is a great value in a wind jacket. It is $25 to $50 less than the other jackets in this review and almost half the cost of our...

Marmot Trail Wind Hoody
The Marmot Trail Wind Hoody is a great value in a wind jacket. It is $25 to $50 less than the other jackets in this review and almost half the cost of our...

Maxim Equinox
Even though the end of the rope wore out quickly, the overall performance of the Maxim Equinox was still excellent. For the price, the rope can't be beat...

Maxim Pinnacle
The Maxim Pinnacle 9.5 mm is a great rope for sport climbing. We loved the supple feel and handling of this line, and the catches still felt soft...

Merrell Siren Sport 2 - Women's
Our Best Buy award goes to the Merrell Siren Sport 2 hiking shoes for their light weight, durable construction, and simple design. Compared to the Top Pick...

Metolius Astro Nut
Metolius Astro Nuts are silicon-bronze micro climbing nuts available in five sizes. As with their aluminum counterparts, the Metolius Ultralight Curve Nut...

Metolius Easy Daisy
The Metolius Easy Daisy is our favorite adjustable daisy chain. We like how it is lighter and easier to use with one hand than the Yates Adjustable Daisy...

Metolius Eco Ball
We appreciate that with the Metolius Eco Ball there is a non-marking substitute for climbing chalk, allowing us to dampen our impact on the beautiful...

Metolius El Cap Haul Bag
This large haul bag from Metolius Climbing is one of the best. It is big, burly and relatively comfortable for carrying big loads. It is the perfectly...

Metolius Element
While not one of our top scorers, the Metolius Element Keylock is a versatile pear shaped locker most notable for its affordability and compact size…

Metolius Monster Daisy Chain
The Monster Daisy has been discontinued. It has been replaced by the Ultimate Daisy. Check out our current Editors' Choice award winner the Black Diamond...

Metolius Monster Daisy Chain
The Monster Daisy has been discontinued. It has been replaced by the Ultimate Daisy. Check out our current Editors' Choice award winner the Black Diamond...

Metolius Personal Anchor System
The Metolius Personal Anchor System (PAS) is the winner of our Editors' Choice award for anchor chains. We liked its overall bomber feeling and ease of...

Metolius Safe Tech Waldo
The Metolius Safe Tech Waldo is our current favorite big wall climbing harness. It is the most comfy harnesses we tested and is also ideal for rigging...

Metolius Torque
The humble nut tool can be the most important part of your rack, and Metolius adds even more functionality to this beloved little device by including a...

Metolius Torque
The humble nut tool can be the most important part of your rack, and Metolius adds even more functionality to this beloved little device by including a...

Metolius Ultralight Curve Nut
The Metolius Ultralight Curve Nuts from Metolius Climbing are among the lightest climbing nuts we tested. They achieve this with a unique feature...

Metolius Waste Case
This is my favorite option for a poop tube if you don't mind spending a little money. It is bomber, convenient, and a good size for most big walls. While...

Mission Workshop Rummy
The Rummy is the Bentley of messenger bags. It's large, luxuriously comfortable, and surprisingly nimble. A cavernous 27 Liter main compartment swallows a...

Mizuno Wave Hayate 2
The Mizuno Wave Hayate 2 is a lightweight, very flexible and sensitive trail running shoe that promotes a smooth gliding stride. While it fits the...

Mizuno Wave Hayate 2
The Mizuno Wave Hayate 2 is a lightweight, very flexible and sensitive trail running shoe that promotes a smooth gliding stride. While it fits the...

Mizuno Wave Kazan
The Mizuno Wave Kazan strikes a great balance between all of our scoring metrics we believe make up a great shoe. Mizuno says that the inspiration for the...

Mizuno Wave Prophecy 5
At $220 and 29.5 ounces a pair (size 11) the Mizuno Wave Prophecy 5 comes in as the heaviest and most expensive of the bunch, but don't let that deter you...

Mizuno Wave Prophecy 5
At $220 and 29.5 ounces a pair (size 11) the Mizuno Wave Prophecy 5 comes in as the heaviest and most expensive of the bunch, but don't let that deter you...

Mizuno Wave Prophecy 5
At $220 and 29.5 ounces a pair (size 11) the Mizuno Wave Prophecy 5 comes in as the heaviest and most expensive of the bunch, but don't let that deter you...

MontBell EX Light
The MontBell EX Light is a great lightweight down jacket at an affordable price, but this jacket can be hard to find. If it is unavailable online,

MontBell EX Light
The MontBell EX Light is a great lightweight down jacket at an affordable price, but this jacket can be hard to find. If it is unavailable online,

MontBell Frost Smoke Down Parka - Women's
The MontBell Smoke Parka wins our Best Buy yet again. It is versatile, durable, warm--everything we desire in a down jacket--and the 2014-15 redesigned...

MontBell Frost Smoke Parka
This jacket is light, warm and a great value.

MontBell Mirage Parka
The phenomenal warmth and tremendous loft of the Mont Bell Mirage Parka make it an outstanding choice for those looking to be warm in the mountains. For...

Montbell Tachyon Anorak
This is the lightest wind breaker we have tested. See the video below for more details. There is also the Tachyon jacket which is a little heavier and...

Montbell UL Thermawrap Jacket
The Montbell UL Thermawrap jacket is the lightest and most affordable model we tested. All features have been minimized to make a light, clean, very...

Montbell Ultralight Super Spiral Down Hugger # 1
The Montbell Ultralight Super Spiral Down Hugger #1, referred to by our testers as the Tangerine Dream, is one of most comfortable sleeping bag we've ever...

Montbell Ultralight Super Spiral Down Hugger # 1
The Montbell Ultralight Super Spiral Down Hugger #1, referred to by our testers as the Tangerine Dream, is one of most comfortable sleeping bag we've ever...

Moses Cam Hook
Once you get over the initial terror of cam hooks, they can be your best friend. They help you move quickly and are sometimes the only hammerless placement...

Moses Rivet Hangers
These are the best and perhaps only "keyhole style" rivet hangers for big wall climbing. They are essential for nearly any big wall rack unless you are...

Mountain Equipment Eclipse Hooded Zip Tee
The Mountain Equipment Eclipse Hooded Zip Tee is the best baselayer style fleece we've ever tested. It's super warm for its weight, incredibly comfortable...

Mountain Hardwear Chillwave Jacket
The Mountain Hardwear Chillwave Jacket would have won every catagory in our review a couple of years ago, however the classic and tested design it is a bit...

Mountain Hardwear Hooded Compressor
The Hooded Compressor is a good mid-weight synthetic insulated jacket. In this review it is best compared to the Arc'teryx Atom AR Hoody. For around town...

Mountain Hardwear Hyperlamina Flame
For years, extended trips in wet climates, big wall climbers, and NOLS and Outward Bound students couldn't beat the warm-when-wet performance of the...

Mountain Hardwear Mistral
Unfortunately, the MHW Mistral has been discontinued, though it can still be found for sale at several online retailers. Read our updated Best Women's...

Mountain Hardwear Monkey Man
The Mountain Hardware Monkey Man is one of our favorite fleeces due to its outrageous comfort and flattering cut coupled with solid construction and...

Mountain Hardwear Nitrous Jacket
The Nitrous used to be by far the simplest and lightest jacket we tested. Then out came the Mountain Hardwear Hooded Ghost Whisperer which is much lighter...

Mountain Hardwear Nitrous Jacket
The Nitrous used to be by far the simplest and lightest jacket we tested. Then out came the Mountain Hardwear Hooded Ghost Whisperer which is much lighter...

Mountain Hardwear Phantom 15
The Mountain Hardwear Phantom 15 is a high quality hooded down sleeping bag. It combines 800-fill down with an efficient and comfortable fit. The Phantom...

Mountain Hardwear Phantom 15
The Mountain Hardwear Phantom 15 is a high quality hooded down sleeping bag. It combines 800-fill down with an efficient and comfortable fit. The Phantom...

Mountain Hardwear Quasar
If a lightweight, compact, waterproof breathable shell is paramount to your next alpine objective, the Mountain Hardwear Quasar is the ticket to the top...

Mountain Hardwear Quasar
If a lightweight, compact, waterproof breathable shell is paramount to your next alpine objective, the Mountain Hardwear Quasar is the ticket to the top...

Mountain Hardwear Quasar
If a lightweight, compact, waterproof breathable shell is paramount to your next alpine objective, the Mountain Hardwear Quasar is the ticket to the top...

Mountain Hardwear Skistar - Women's
If you're looking for a glove that can function in the resort, as a work glove, and even as an ice climbing glove then check out the Mountain Hardwear...

Mountain Hardwear Sub Zero SL
This parka has been discontinued and replaced by the Mountain Hardwear Chillwave, which is has a moderately low warmth to weight ratio compared to other...

Mountain Hardwear Sub Zero SL
This parka has been discontinued and replaced by the Mountain Hardwear Chillwave, which is has a moderately low warmth to weight ratio compared to other...

Mountain Hardwear Ultralamina 15
New Version Update: June 2015 The Mountain Hardwear Ultralamina has been replaced by the Mountain Hardwear Hyperlamina Flame. See below for a side-by-side...

Mountain Khakis Original Mountain Pants Flannel-lined
These are our favorite "do it all" pair of pants for winter. You can wear them around in about 10-30 degrees Fahrenheit without requiring long underwear...

Mountain Laurel Designs DuoMid
The DuoMid is a bombproof safe house for year-round backcountry travel in exposed areas. This is one of the best pyramid shelters we've tested and it's...

Mountain Laurel Designs DuoMid
The DuoMid is a bombproof safe house for year-round backcountry travel in exposed areas. This is one of the best pyramid shelters we've tested and it's...

Mountain Laurel Designs SuperMid
The Mountain Laurel Designs SuperMid in SilNylon is the best value pyramid shelter we have tested. It provides a huge 70 sq. ft. of floor area, weighs 32...

MSR Carbon Reflex 2
The MSR Carbon Reflex 2 provides a large amount of space for its weight, but our tests show that it's not suitable for use in serious three-season storms...

MSR Fury
The MSR Fury is an average quality two-person double wall dome tent suitable for moderate condition winter camping and moderate duty mountaineering. It...

MSR Hoop
The MSR Hoop is a larger modular version of the company's Hubba Hubba. It adds more interior and vestibule space, has mostly solid nylon walls that block...

MSR Twin Sisters
The MSR Twin Sisters is a bombproof two-pole pyramid tarp for multi-day winter adventures. This is the only mid we've tested that has a snow skirt, for...

MSR Twin Sisters
The MSR Twin Sisters is a bombproof two-pole pyramid tarp for multi-day winter adventures. This is the only mid we've tested that has a snow skirt, for...

MSR Twin Sisters
The MSR Twin Sisters is a bombproof two-pole pyramid tarp for multi-day winter adventures. This is the only mid we've tested that has a snow skirt, for...

Nemo Nocturne 15
The Nocturne 15 is a very comfortable yet moderately heavy 700-fill down sleeping bag for people that want one bag for mostly car camping and occasional...

Nemo Nocturne 15
The Nocturne 15 is a very comfortable yet moderately heavy 700-fill down sleeping bag for people that want one bag for mostly car camping and occasional...

Nemo Nocturne 15
The Nocturne 15 is a very comfortable yet moderately heavy 700-fill down sleeping bag for people that want one bag for mostly car camping and occasional...

Nemo Nocturne 15
The Nocturne 15 is a very comfortable yet moderately heavy 700-fill down sleeping bag for people that want one bag for mostly car camping and occasional...

Nemo Obi 2
At 3 lb. 9 oz. the Nemo Obi 2 is the lightest two-door double wall tent we've tested. It saves weight with a small inner tent that's cozy for two people...

New England Alex Honnold Signature Bi-Pattern Glider
With the New England Alex Honnold Glider you get performance that is about as good as could be expected from a rope named after a guy best known for not...

Nikon Monarch 3 8x42 ATB
At 24.9 ounces, the Nikon Monarch 3 8x42 is not only one of the best binoculars for viewing, it is also one of the lightest. Compared to other models that...

Nikon Prostaff 7 10x42
The Nikon Prostaff 7 10x42 is a high performing binocular that was one of a few tested scoring a 10 in the Magnification category, due to limited...

Nikon Prostaff 7 10x42
The Nikon Prostaff 7 10x42 is a high performing binocular that was one of a few tested scoring a 10 in the Magnification category, due to limited...

Nikon Trailblazer 8x25 ATB
If you are budget conscious and looking to purchase your first pair of binoculars, the Nikon Trailblazer 8x25 is the pair for you. Heck, even if you aren't...

Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel
Are your hiking boots tired, lifeless, and sand-spattered? You could revive them with a quick wash with Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel. But, do you really...

Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel
Are your hiking boots tired, lifeless, and sand-spattered? You could revive them with a quick wash with Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel. But, do you really...

Nordica Belle Pro
The Nordica Belle Pro is an aggressive boot with feminine flair. We think the Belle is a vast improvement over last year's Hell and Back H1s. These boots...

Nordica NRGy Pro 2
Our testing reveals that the Nordica NRGy Pro 2 is an average boot for advanced/expert skiers. Still, simple, and functional, it scored slightly better...

North Face Catalyst Jacket
This jacket has a great combination of features and they work well while wearing a pack or harness. It has zippered hand pockets, conveniently stuffs into...

North Face Catalyst Jacket
This jacket has a great combination of features and they work well while wearing a pack or harness. It has zippered hand pockets, conveniently stuffs into...

North Face Horizon Breeze Brimmer Hat
This hat has been discontinued. But don't worry, we have have a complete Sun Hat Review where you can compare the best options out there. This hat is a...

North Face Tadpole 23
The North Face Tadpole 23 is very strong tent that's very heavy for the amount of space it provides. It uses a three pole design that was popular in the...

North Face Vortex Triclimate
The North Face Vortex Triclimate is a carefully designed 3-in-1 style jacket. It keeps us warm, protects us from foul weather, and delivers an excellent...

North Face Vortex Triclimate
The North Face Vortex Triclimate is a carefully designed 3-in-1 style jacket. It keeps us warm, protects us from foul weather, and delivers an excellent...

Oakley Crowbar
The Oakley Crowbar is a good quality goggle. The design is consistent with a mid-range goggle. The peripheral vision is good top to bottom and on the...

Obermeyer Brigitte
The Obermeyer Brigitte ski jacket is loaded with fun and unique ski features that will help you perform well on the ski hill and feel comfortable on the...

Olympus Trooper 10x50 DPS
The Trooper is a fantastic pair of binoculars, and delivers one of the crispest and clearest images of all of the binoculars tested. The only reason that...

Omega Pacific Doval
The Doval is a new take on the old-school oval design that incorporates lightweight with practicality. It is 40 percent lighter than most ovals out there...

Optimus Crux
The Optimus Crux is our favorite small canister style backpacking stove for warm weather use. It's tiny, durable, fast, and has a very convenient case that...

Optimus Crux
The Optimus Crux is our favorite small canister style backpacking stove for warm weather use. It's tiny, durable, fast, and has a very convenient case that...

Optimus Crux
The Optimus Crux is our favorite small canister style backpacking stove for warm weather use. It's tiny, durable, fast, and has a very convenient case that...

Optimus Nova
The Optimus Nova backpacking stove is a full-featured and durable multi-fuel option. It boasts several unique and convenient features such as a long and...

Optimus Nova
The Optimus Nova backpacking stove is a full-featured and durable multi-fuel option. It boasts several unique and convenient features such as a long and...

Orage Loulou
The Orage Loulou is a feel-good jacket and takes our Top Pick Award for being a stylish, insulated resort jacket. You feel good wearing it, it looks good...

Ortovox Tour 32 + 7 ABS Pack
The Ortovox Tour 32 + 7 ABS nearly won our top pick for multi-day and hut-to-hut adventures, but, in the end, the Black Diamond Saga 40 JetForce won that...

Outdoor Research Magnate
The Outdoor Research Magnate was our former OutdoorGearLab Top Pick for more moderate temperatures because it scored high in every category of our criteria...

Outdoor Research Mute Sensor
The Outdoor Research Mute Sensor Gloves are a warmer than average, under-the-cuff style glove, featuring a very functional touchscreen enabled thumb and...

Outdoor Research Northback Sensor
Outdoor Research (OR) a long standard in the ski glove world hits the market with the North Back Sensor. The Northback, named for the sidecountry skiing...

Outdoor Research Northback Sensor
Outdoor Research (OR) a long standard in the ski glove world hits the market with the North Back Sensor. The Northback, named for the sidecountry skiing...

Outdoor Research Olympus Sensor
The Outdoor Research Olympus Sensor offers among the highest overall level of warmth among any glove in our review, with a touchscreen-enabled thumb and...

Outdoor Research Southback
The Outdoor Research Southback is a excellent all-around glove at a reasonable price that hails its name from the popular backcountry ski zone adjacent to...

Outdoor Research Southback - Women's
For three months, we took 11 pairs of women's gloves and mitts into the field to test which worked best in a host of situations. This includes ice climbing...

Outdoor Research Southback - Women's
For three months, we took 11 pairs of women's gloves and mitts into the field to test which worked best in a host of situations. This includes ice climbing...

Pacer
The Pacer app is by far the least expensive in our test. Provided you already have an Apple or Android smartphone, this app is free. You'll entertain a few...

Patagonia Boaris - Men's
The Patagonia Boaris is a skate-style shoe. It is made of pigskin and a number of recycled products. We found it to be a street shoe and definitely not for...

Patagonia Boaris - Men's
The Patagonia Boaris is a skate-style shoe. It is made of pigskin and a number of recycled products. We found it to be a street shoe and definitely not for...

Patagonia Down Sweater - Women's
The Patagonia Down Sweater is made with recycled materials and 100% traceable down, so if you are an Earth-conscious consumer, this is a plus. Patagonia...

Patagonia Encapsil Down Belay Parka
The Patagonia Encapsil Down Parka is the world's first down product to use a hydrophobic treated down that increases fill power. (This fall Montbell will...

Patagonia Encapsil Down Belay Parka
The Patagonia Encapsil Down Parka is the world's first down product to use a hydrophobic treated down that increases fill power. (This fall Montbell will...

Patagonia Encapsil Down Belay Parka
The Patagonia Encapsil Down Parka is the world's first down product to use a hydrophobic treated down that increases fill power. (This fall Montbell will...

Patagonia Encapsil Down Belay Parka
The Patagonia Encapsil Down Parka is the world's first down product to use a hydrophobic treated down that increases fill power. (This fall Montbell will...

Patagonia Fitz Roy Down Hoodie - Womens
Discontinued Product This jacket has been discontinued. Check out our full Women's Winter Jacket Review for awesome alternatives like the Rab Neutrino...

Patagonia Fitz Roy Down Hoodie - Womens
Discontinued Product This jacket has been discontinued. Check out our full Women's Winter Jacket Review for awesome alternatives like the Rab Neutrino...

Patagonia M10
The Patagonia M10 jacket is our favorite hardshell for backpacking and the lightest jacket that we tested. At $399 it is also one of the more affordable...

Patagonia R2 Jacket
Patagonia's R-Series is one of the best collection of technical fleeces assembled. The Patagonia R2 Jacket is no exception, but it lacks a little something...

Patagonia R2 Jacket
Patagonia's R-Series is one of the best collection of technical fleeces assembled. The Patagonia R2 Jacket is no exception, but it lacks a little something...

Patagonia Rubicon Rider Insulated Jacket
Patagonia's Rubicon Rider was the most comfortable jacket in our test. Generous cut, long sleeves, and a brilliant hood and collar design add up to a...

Patagonia Simple Guide Hoody
The Patagonia Simple Guide Hoody is an affordable softshell that performs well for a variety of activities in a wide array of conditions. In our last...

Patagonia Super Alpine
The Super Alpine is Patagonia's most durable all-purpose hardshell. The Super Alpine is our top rated all-purpose durable hardshell. It performs very well...

Patagonia Super Alpine
The Super Alpine is Patagonia's most durable all-purpose hardshell. The Super Alpine is our top rated all-purpose durable hardshell. It performs very well...

Patagonia Ultralight Down Hoody
Our first impression of this jacket: Amazed at the warmth it gives for its weight. We also think it is one of the better looking down jackets and love the...

Pearl Izumi Quest Short
The Quest Short is part of Pearl Izumi's 'Select Series', the beginner line of shorts and bibs that cater to the enthusiast to intermediate rider. Although...

Pearl iZUMi Trail EM N2 V3
The original version of this shoe was our Editors' Choice award winner last year and for the second year in a row there was no shoe that we enjoyed running...

Pelican 45 Elite
The Pelican 45 Elite, almost across the board, ran a close second to our Editors' Choice winner. In a cooler, insulation value is paramount. In this...

Petzl Adjama
Ideal for multi-pitch and trad climbing because it is very comfortable while hanging at the belays and provides more gear racking space than any other...

Petzl Altios
Discontinued Product Petzl has discontinued the Altios. Instead we recommend the Petzl Elios which is similar in construction and rides better on the head...

Petzl Ascension Ascender
This Ascension Ascender from Petzl is lightweight, slides up the rope easily, and works on icy ropes. This is a redesign of the popular blue and yellow...

Petzl Ecrin Roc helmet
Discontinued Product The Ecrin Roc is no longer available. The next closest option, and a good one at that, is the Petzl Elios. Check out our complete...

Petzl Ecrin Roc helmet
Discontinued Product The Ecrin Roc is no longer available. The next closest option, and a good one at that, is the Petzl Elios. Check out our complete...

Petzl Hirundos Harness
Petzl's Hirundos is a lightweight harness is geared for sport climbers who want maximum range of movement. It is also one of favorite harnesses for alpine...

Petzl Mini Traxion
The Petzl Mini Traxion, this is the best and lightest hauling device for hauling small loads after the...

Petzl MYO RXP
This delivers great close proximity lighting and has more beam power levels than any light we tested. The extra "R" in RXP stands for "regulated" as you...

Petzl Pro Traxion
The Petzl Pro Traxion is one of the most convenient devices for hauling medium to large big wall loads. It is strong and durable and has the benefit of not...

Petzl Snowalker
The Charlet-Moser turned Petzl Snow Walker has been around for quite some time and remains a wonderful general mountaineering ice axe. It penetrates ice...

Petzl Tibloc
The Petzl Tibloc is one of the lightest and most compact ascending devices out there. It does a great job grabbing icy ropes and is very compact and...

Petzl Volta
The Petzl Volta is our Top Pick for Alpine and Multi-Pitch climbing because it is thinner and weighs less than your everyday all-around rope, while...

Petzl William
The big size and shape of this locking carabiner make it good for using as a master point at an anchor. You can manage multiple ropes and slings Petzl...

POC Receptor Bug
POC's Receptor Bug model brings all-season ventilation to an injection-molded design. It is the heaviest helmet in our test and fits the closest of all the...

POC WO Mitten
If you are resort skiier or snowboarder looking for a no frills mitt with a women's specific fit, then the POC WO Mitten may be for you. Reinforced with...

POW Gem
If you're looking for a single cuff glove with a no frills construct and a high level of dexterity, look no further! The Pow Gem is a cute, stylish glove...

Poweradd Apollo 2
The Poweradd Apollo 2 was the most pleasant surprise in our review. It is the size of a smartphone, and it will recharge your smartphone three to four...

Poweradd Apollo 3
The Apollo 3 is a beautifully designed and powerful external battery. Note we did not say anything about a solar panel. As with all devices that integrate...

Powertraveller Solarmonkey Adventurer
The Powertraveller Solarmonkey Adventurer might be better called the Powertraveller Tortoise Adventurer. It is not fast, but it is reliable, and in some...

Prana Geo Chalk Bag
This is the classic oval shaped Prana chalk bag design with stylish color patterns and a nice solid ring of strong nylon around the mouth. The oval shape...

Rab Element 2
The Rab Element 2 is the smallest, lightest, and least expensive pyramid shelter we've tested. It's a minimalist shelter that's very cozy for two people...

Rab Element 2
The Rab Element 2 is the smallest, lightest, and least expensive pyramid shelter we've tested. It's a minimalist shelter that's very cozy for two people...

Rab Element 2
The Rab Element 2 is the smallest, lightest, and least expensive pyramid shelter we've tested. It's a minimalist shelter that's very cozy for two people...

Rab Guide Gloves
The Rab Guide lives up to its name by being a durable and dexterous product that was the best rope handling glove we tested. It was just below average in...

Rab Infinity
The Rab Infinity has been discontinued; however, the Rab Infinity Endurance has taken its place, keeping the same features you love and adding a...

Rab Infinity
The Rab Infinity has been discontinued; however, the Rab Infinity Endurance has taken its place, keeping the same features you love and adding a...

Rab Neutrino Endurance Jacket - Women's
If you are in the market for a technical parka for mountaineering, winter camping, and alpine conditions, we recommend the Rab Neutrino Endurance, which...

Rab Strata Hoody
The Rab Strata Hoody is one of two jackets in our review to utilize breathable Polartec Alpha insulation. This insulation provides more comfort and...

Rab Stretch Neo
The Rab Stretch Neo offers climbers and hikers the best hardhsell for their dollar. With crossover chest pockets, a helmet compatible hood, and well...

Reef Sandy Sandal
In our old review, the Reef Sandy Sandal took home our Best Buy Award, but this year, it was overthrown by the Teva Women's Mush II, which is a little...

REI Backpacker Extended
REI has put together a quality first aid kit with many standout features that compelled us to give it our Editors' Choice award. Of all the kits we tested...

REI Half Dome 2
This is a well designed two-door tent that only costs $189. The Half Dome doesn't use the lastest and greatest ultralight materials, and it teases us with...

REI Half Dome 2
This is a well designed two-door tent that only costs $189. The Half Dome doesn't use the lastest and greatest ultralight materials, and it teases us with...

REI Merino Wool Light Hiker II Socks
The REI Light Hiker II is a great hybrid of performance and leisure, of old-school materials and updated design. If you are on a tight budget, this is the...

REI Merino Wool Light Hiker II Socks
The REI Light Hiker II is a great hybrid of performance and leisure, of old-school materials and updated design. If you are on a tight budget, this is the...

REI Polar Pod 25
The REI Polar Pod 25 is a comfortable budget sleeping bag for summer car camping. It has lower quality synthetic insulation and heavy shell fabrics. The...

REI Revelcloud Jacket - Men's
Of all the jackets we tested, this was the least expensive. It gets our Best Buy Award because it offers quality materials, great functionality, light...

Rickshaw Commuter 2.0
The Rickshaw Commuter 2.0 has been replaced by the Rickshaw Commuter 2.1. If you're in need of a messenger bag immediately, consider the Timbuk2 Command...

Rock Empire Robot Cam
The Rock Empire Robot Cam has been discontinued. Please take a look at our Editors' Choice award winning cams, the Black Diamond Camalot and Black Diamond...

Rock Empire Robot Cam
The Rock Empire Robot Cam has been discontinued. Please take a look at our Editors' Choice award winning cams, the Black Diamond Camalot and Black Diamond...

Roxy Dynamite
The Roxy Dynamite women's ski pant is affordable, stylish, comfortable, and an overall basic pant that will keep you warm at the resort. However, our tests...

Salewa Mountain Trainer GTX
The Salewa Mountain Trainer GTX is an altogether different beast than most of the approach shoes we tested. The Gore-Tex liner makes it the only waterproof...

Salomon Toundra Mid WP
The Salomon Toundra Mid WP worked adequately to go out and shovel snow, run to the store for errands on a stormy day or drive to the ski hill in. It's a...

Salomon XA Pro 3D
Now a popular trail running model, the Salomon XA Pro was designed originally for adventure racing. This shoe is a beasty tank of a shoe that offers...

Salomon XA Pro 3D GTX - Women's
Our criteria for the best hiking shoe was one that was comfortable and versatile. We were looking for footwear that is lighter than a traditional hiking...

Salomon XA Pro 3D GTX - Women's
Our criteria for the best hiking shoe was one that was comfortable and versatile. We were looking for footwear that is lighter than a traditional hiking...

Samsonite Silhouette Sphere 2 21
The Samsonite Silhouette Sphere 2 21 is the new Editors' Choice winner for our updated 2015 review. This stylish carry-on bag is a breeze to transport...

Sanuk Base Camp
This shoe has been discontinued. If you are interested in this shoe, we recommend checking out the Evolv Cruzer. Sanuk teamed up with Evolv and Chris...

Sanuk Base Camp
This shoe has been discontinued. If you are interested in this shoe, we recommend checking out the Evolv Cruzer. Sanuk teamed up with Evolv and Chris...

Sanuk Yoga Mat - Women's
Like the Sanuk Yoga Spree 2, the Sanuk Yoga Mat flip-flop features a footbed made of yoga mat material. Although the footbed on this flip-flop is...

Sawyer Squeeze
We took another look at this time-tested product, and it has continued to impress us. The Squeeze still holds up against many of its competitors in this...

Sawyer Squeeze
We took another look at this time-tested product, and it has continued to impress us. The Squeeze still holds up against many of its competitors in this...

Scarpa Mojito
The Scarpa Mojito is a stylish, minimally cushioned approach shoe with the durability to withstand rocky abuse. While we wouldn't want to hike a long way...

Scarpa Zen
The Scarpa Zen is one of the best approach shoe we tested, IF... your focus is hiking comfort with the durability to handle rough, rocky abuse. We found...

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

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

Sigma BC1609 Cadence
The Sigma BC1609 Cadence bike computer is a well-designed bike computer that records 11 different functions. The screen is the same size and shape as the...

Sigma BC1609 Cadence
The Sigma BC1609 Cadence bike computer is a well-designed bike computer that records 11 different functions. The screen is the same size and shape as the...

Smith Scope
The Smith Scope is a good entry level goggle. This goggle has all the basics covered and is a good goggle if you are looking for more protection than your...

Soto OD-1R
The Soto OD-1R is the best small canister portable stove we reviewed. It's not only tiny and super lightweight, but also includes a piezo igniter and...

Soto OD-1R
The Soto OD-1R is the best small canister portable stove we reviewed. It's not only tiny and super lightweight, but also includes a piezo igniter and...

Spy Targa 3
These are a great value that everyone should have ready for an emergency. It was our Best Buy winner in 2015 but has been surpassed in value by the Bolle...

Spyder Amp
The Spyder Amp has most of the desirable ski features, like a powder skirt, goggle pocket, and pass pocket with a chamois, plus it is warm enough for most...

Spyder Sentinel
The Spyder Sentinel jacket is your standard ski jacket. We tested a list of some of the best ski and snowboard jackets ever made. Among these the Sentinel...

Spyder Titan
The Spyder Titan is a unique piece in our test. It has an aggressive, polarizing style. For those for whom the style works, it really works. The rest of...

Spyder Traveler
The well constructed and thought out Tailored Spyder Traveler women's ski pant is functional and stylish, but slightly expensive. With the perfect amount...

Sterling Chain Reactor
The Chain Reactor is the only anchor chain we tested made of 100 percent nylon. This gives it the most fall absorption of all the anchor chains. How much...

Sterling Chain Reactor
The Chain Reactor is the only anchor chain we tested made of 100 percent nylon. This gives it the most fall absorption of all the anchor chains. How much...

Sterling Fusion Nano IX
A lightweight and thin climbing rope that should only be used by expert-level climbers and competent belayers. If that's you, you'll appreciate the smooth...

Sterling Marathon Pro
Our testers usually reached for the Marathon Pro before a day of hard climbing that was not too far from the road. "Hard climbing" because this 10.1 mm...

Sterling Nylon Sewn Runner
The Sterling Nylon Sewn Runner is a high quality sling that performs exactly the same as the Black Diamond Nylon Sewn Runner, except that it costs about...

Strava
STRAVA is a unique alternative to a bike computer: a cycling app. If you ride a bike and want to keep track of those rides, the STRAVA app is for you...

Suunto Vector
On the market for 10+ years, the extremely popular Vector is a tried and true altimeter watch at a great price. It has few frills but has all the features...

Swany X-Cell II Mitt - Women's
In a race for the Editors' Choice award, the Swany X-Cell Mitt put up a heck of a fight. This single construction mitt-glove hybrid features a mitten...

The North Face Khumbu 2 Jacket
The North Face Khumbu 2 Jacket is their classic and most basic fleece. It is much lighter than the The North Face Denali Jacket and feels almost as warm...

The North Face Khumbu 2 Jacket
The North Face Khumbu 2 Jacket is their classic and most basic fleece. It is much lighter than the The North Face Denali Jacket and feels almost as warm...

The North Face Mica FL 2
The North Face Mica FL2 is a good all around backpacking tent. It borrows some of the best ideas in each tent we have tested, including a lightweight pole...

The North Face Montana Glove - Women's
The North Face Montana stood out as our warmest ski glove, boasting 200 g/m3 of Heatseeker insulation across the back of the hand (keep in mind, though...

The North Face Point It Down - Women's
This lightweight jacket is equally great for around town and on the mountain. It has a very flattering shape for a down jacket and has lots of useful ski...

The North Face Surge II Transit
The North Face Surge II Transit is a versatile laptop backpack that has tons of room and multiple compartments to store and carry anything you may want...

Therm-a-Rest DreamTime
The durable, easy-to-inflate Dreamtime is a great choice for all car camping scenarios, even in the dead of winter, thanks to its toasty R-value of 10.

Therm-a-Rest DreamTime
The durable, easy-to-inflate Dreamtime is a great choice for all car camping scenarios, even in the dead of winter, thanks to its toasty R-value of 10.

Therm-a-Rest DreamTime
The durable, easy-to-inflate Dreamtime is a great choice for all car camping scenarios, even in the dead of winter, thanks to its toasty R-value of 10.

Therm-a-Rest Navis
The Therm-a-Rest Navis is the company's lightest sleeping bag. It saves weight by omitting a zipper, eliminating insulation from the bottom of the bag, and...

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Trekker
The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Trekker falls awkwardly between other NeoAir pads. Our testers prefer the NeoAir All Season, which keeps the Trekker's rectangular...

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Trekker
The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Trekker falls awkwardly between other NeoAir pads. Our testers prefer the NeoAir All Season, which keeps the Trekker's rectangular...

Therm-a-Rest Ridge Rest Solar
The Therm-a-Rest Ridge Rest Solar is the most comfortable closed cell pad we reviewed and the cheapest offering in our Car Camping Mattress Review. This...

Therm-a-Rest Ridge Rest Solar
The Therm-a-Rest Ridge Rest Solar is the most comfortable closed cell pad we reviewed and the cheapest offering in our Car Camping Mattress Review. This...

Therm-a-Rest Ridge Rest Solar
The Therm-a-Rest Ridge Rest Solar is the most comfortable closed cell pad we reviewed and the cheapest offering in our Car Camping Mattress Review. This...

Thule Sonic Large
This roof box is great for all kinds of road trips, moving, and camping excursions. The Thule Sonic takes our award for the Best Buy cargo box because we...

Timbuk2 Swig
The Timbuk2 Swig is a highly versatile and simple messenger-inspired laptop backpack with logical storage and a design that fits both men and women. The...

Timbuk2 Swig
The Timbuk2 Swig is a highly versatile and simple messenger-inspired laptop backpack with logical storage and a design that fits both men and women. The...

Trango Cinch
For a few years the Trango Cinch challenged the original Petzl GriGri for being the best assisted locking belay device. Since then the Petzl GriGri 2 came...

Trango SuperFly
When this biner first came out it was my favorite. I instantly bought a bunch, put them on my rack and was psyched. That was about 10 years ago. Now the...

Trango Ultratape
Trango's Ultratape slings proved to be a top performing climbing slings in every way throughout our testing. These slings are highly durable, have an...

Ushba Titanium Nut Tool
At 46 grams this is the lightest nut tool we tested, making it a great option when weight is of utmost concern. It also sports a built-in carabiner that...

Valandre Split S - Women's
The makers of the Valandre Split S put plenty of thought into its construction, which results in a satisfying, well made piece that is appropriately...

Vapur Element 1L
The Vapur Element is a great bottle when you're on the go, be it air travel or around town by bus, car, or bike. The body of this lightweight bottle is...

Vasque Breeze 2.0 GTX
The Vasque Breeze 2.0 GTX is a fine midweight hiking boot, designed to maximize breathability and move fast over varied trail terrain. One of the lighter...

Vibram FiveFingers Alitza
The Alitzas are the FiveFingers to pick if you are heading to the office or for a casual night out and want to have a barefoot experience with a bit of...

Vibram FiveFingers Alitza
The Alitzas are the FiveFingers to pick if you are heading to the office or for a casual night out and want to have a barefoot experience with a bit of...

Vibram FiveFingers Bikila
The Bikila is Vibram's road running FiveFinger model and our top choice for running on pavement. It has a thicker and more durable sole, thicker insole...

Vibram FiveFingers Bikila
The Bikila is Vibram's road running FiveFinger model and our top choice for running on pavement. It has a thicker and more durable sole, thicker insole...

Vibram FiveFingers Bikila
The Bikila is Vibram's road running FiveFinger model and our top choice for running on pavement. It has a thicker and more durable sole, thicker insole...

Vibram FiveFingers Bikila
The Bikila is Vibram's road running FiveFinger model and our top choice for running on pavement. It has a thicker and more durable sole, thicker insole...

Vibram FiveFingers Bikila
The Bikila is Vibram's road running FiveFinger model and our top choice for running on pavement. It has a thicker and more durable sole, thicker insole...

Vibram FiveFingers Bikila
The Bikila is Vibram's road running FiveFinger model and our top choice for running on pavement. It has a thicker and more durable sole, thicker insole...

Vibram FiveFingers Classic
This is the shoe that started the FiveFingers craze. While there are now 20-plus FiveFingers models, many people still prefer the Classic. The main reason...

Vibram FiveFingers Classic
This is the shoe that started the FiveFingers craze. While there are now 20-plus FiveFingers models, many people still prefer the Classic. The main reason...

Vibram Fivefingers Speed
The Vibram Fivefingers Speed is a close relative to the Vibram FiveFingers Bikila LS. The main difference is that the Speed uses a thinner 2mm insole...

Vibram Fivefingers Speed
The Vibram Fivefingers Speed is a close relative to the Vibram FiveFingers Bikila LS. The main difference is that the Speed uses a thinner 2mm insole...

Wenzel Conquest
The budget conscious car camper can't beat the Wenzel Conquest sleeping bag for warm weather use. This spacious and comfortable bag provides three-season...

Westcomb Shift LT
The Westcomb Shift LT is the best hardshell jacket that we tried for those who are really aiming to work up a sweat. At only 10.9 ounces for a size large...

Western Mountaineering Alpinlite 20
Western Mountaineering is a small California based company that is known for manufacturing high quality down sleeping bags and garments. Their sleeping...

Western Mountaineering Alpinlite 20
Western Mountaineering is a small California based company that is known for manufacturing high quality down sleeping bags and garments. Their sleeping...

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

Wild Country Pro Key
The Wild Country Pro Key comes loaded with features. First off, this nut tool has a unique spring leash that keeps you from dropping the tool accidentally...

Wild Country Superlight Rocks
The lightest aluminum nuts we tested are Wild Country Superlight Rocks. They certainly live up to their name with a nearly 45 percent weight savings...

Wild Country VC Pro 2
Wild Country packs more features into the VC Pro 2 for $17 than competitors give you in their base model manual belay device. The VC Pro 2 is a great...


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