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Asolo Power Matic 200 GV
With full-grain leather construction, and a stiff, rugged sole, the Asolo Power Matic 200 GV is a great boot for those doing hard work in the front or the...

North Face Nuptse
The Nuptse is one of the cheapest product we tested in this review. The lack of a hood and its relative heaviness make it a bit less desirable for...

Arc'teryx Blade 24
The Arc'teryx Blade 24 is the most professional looking bag in our review and also offers the best protection for your laptop. These are two very important...

Arc'teryx Blade 30
The Arc'teryx Blade 30 is a svelte overnight business travel backpack. Two logical compartments separate your laptop and documents from clothes and...

Arc'teryx Palisade Pant - Women's
The Arc'teryx Palisade Pant is cleverly designed and well thought out. The useful and comfort-adding features of the pant such as a chamois-lined waist...

Arc'teryx Palisade Pant - Women's
The Arc'teryx Palisade Pant is cleverly designed and well thought out. The useful and comfort-adding features of the pant such as a chamois-lined waist...

Asolo Athena - Women's
The Asolo Athena is incredibly light and airy, weighing less than two pounds per pair. The breathability and water resistance of the Athena are...

Black Diamond Boost
The simplicity of a top loading mountain backpack with freedom of movement is what Black Diamond says about the Black Diamond Boost. The ergoACTIV...

Black Diamond Boost
The simplicity of a top loading mountain backpack with freedom of movement is what Black Diamond says about the Black Diamond Boost. The ergoACTIV...

Black Diamond Mini Pearabiner
This compact locking carabiner from Black Diamond is light, versatile and affordable. It has a no-snag key-lock and screw-lock gate design and large...

Black Diamond Orbit
The Black Diamond Orbit is a great lightweight portable lantern. Although it's not as bright as the Editors' Choice award-winning Black Diamond Apollo, we...

CamelBak Racebak
The RaceBak is the only hydration pack integrated into clothing that we tested. As you would think, it evenly distributes the weight around your entire...

Chrome Metropolis
The Chrome Metropolis is an excellent bike commuting messenger bag, but is relatively poor for other uses or very short rides. We did not like using it as...

CiloGear 30:30 WorkSack
With about 40L of space in a simple and durable package, the 30:30 WorkSack from CiloGear is an extremely versatile, go-to alpine pack. Bigger than a 30L...

CiloGear 30:30 WorkSack
With about 40L of space in a simple and durable package, the 30:30 WorkSack from CiloGear is an extremely versatile, go-to alpine pack. Bigger than a 30L...

Columbia Newton Ridge
The Newton Ridge is Columbia's contribution to the leather-synthetic hybrid market. This boot is very inexpensive, which is apparent in a few metrics, but...

Deuter Rack Pack Grocery Pannier
The Deuter Rack Pack Grocery Pannier excels for being just so easy get on and off the bike and for having a large volume. It uses just three hooks (two on...

ExOfficio Nomad Roll-Up Pant - Women's
As the lightest hiking pant in our review, the ExOfficio Nomad Roll-Up Pants are the ideal option for traveling light, whether in the backcountry or front...

Fitbit One
The data tracked by the Fitbit One is comprehensive and useful. Many products we tested collect this same information, but it is only the FitBit One that...

Fitbit One
The data tracked by the Fitbit One is comprehensive and useful. Many products we tested collect this same information, but it is only the FitBit One that...

Five Ten HellCat
The Five Ten HellCat is a downhill and enduro specific clipless mountain bike shoe. There is not a lift line in world where you will not see a few pairs of...

Garmin Foot Pod
The Garmin Foot Pod is a specialized accessory for Garmin training watches. If you use, or intend to use, a Garmin GPS watch such as the Garmin Fenix for...

Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Multi-Tool
The Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Multi-Tool is the second smallest and lightest tool in our test and by far the least expensive. It is half the price of our...

Giant Contact Switch
The Giant Contact SL Switch was rated our Best Buy award winner. We feel this post represents a superior value at $280, with performance on par with...

Goal Zero Escape 150 Adventure Kit
The Escape 150 adventure kit is one of the better values for a portable solar system that will charge AC devices. If your goal is to power a laptop and a...

Hi-Tec Altitude
The Altitude is a synthetic-leather hybrid offering from Hi-Tec that is our Best Buy winner for heavier hiking boots. The Merrell Moab Ventilator Mid is...

Hi-Tec Altitude V
The full leather Hi-Tec Altitude V is a good boot at a great price. The leather upper is more padded than most others, and with the high volume fit, this...

HT X1
The HT X1 is a full platform clipless pedal for downhill mountain biking. At the beginning of our test we had high hopes that these pedals would have the...

Ibera Bike Panniers
As the least expensive pannier setup we tested, the Ibera Bike Panniers are a great way to enter into the world of bicycle commuting without spending a...

Kayland HyperTraction
This product has been discontinued To find a boot for whatever adventure you're up for, check out the Best Mountaineering Boot for Men review. The Kayland...

Keen Alamosa WP- Women's
A slightly more narrow and stylish version of Keen hiking shoes, the Alamosa is a comfy, lightweight shoe for hiking. Waterproof and less meshy, and...

Keen Alamosa WP- Women's
A slightly more narrow and stylish version of Keen hiking shoes, the Alamosa is a comfy, lightweight shoe for hiking. Waterproof and less meshy, and...

Keen Marshall WP
The Keen Marshall WP is a comfortable, minimalist shoe. There's a lot less between the trail and the sole of your foot in this shoe, creating great...

La Sportiva Hyper Mid GTX
The La Sportiva Hyper Mid GTX is a specialty hiking boot for those who play on rock and in the mountains. It's ideal for routes like the Upper Exum on the...

Leatherman Rebar
In a product category almost completely dominated by one manufacturer, Leatherman products are largely competing against their siblings. In this way, for...

Leatherman Skeletool CX
Leatherman continues to lead this category. They have enough depth and breadth of experience to take some chances. The gamble they took with the Skeletool...

Leki Carbon Ti
The Leki Carbon Ti is a sweet lightweight pole that features the most comfortable foam grip in our review. It's an excellent pole for backpacking and...

Leki Cristallo
The Leki Cristallo is a solid and dependable pole that excels for heavy laden users, when the going gets rough, or for folks who are just plain hard on...

Lowa Renegade II GTX Lo
The Lowa Renegade II GTX Lo is a fine hiking shoe, and the closest thing to a low cut traditional hiking boot that we tested in the hiking shoe review...

Maloja Peggy Shorts
The Maloja Peggy comes in unique, statement-making prints that work both on and off the bike. Five pockets offer tons of storage options, with an oversized...

Merrell Capra Venture Mid GTX
Techy looks and lightweight appeal might be enough to draw you in, but you'll stay for its traction and stability. Despite these positive attributes, our...

Merrell Moab Waterproof - Women's
This is the waterproof version of the Merrell Moab Ventilator - Women's which won our Best Buy Award. The Waterproof is identical to the Ventilator is most...

Merrell Salida Mid WP - Women's
Merrell is a reputable name for adventure driven footwear, and the Salida Mid is no exception. The fit is comparable to hiking shoes from the same brand...

Metolius Extractor
Discontinued Product Metolius has discontinued the Extractor and replaced it with the Metolius Torque and the Metolius Feather (pictured below) which is...

Moses Tomahawk
The Tomahawk is an awesome new thin piton for aid climbing and big wall climbing. It has a number of design features never seen in this category of piton...

Mountain Hardwear Micro Thermostatic
The Mountain Hardwear Micro Thermostatic is one of the two lightest insulated jackets we tested in 2015, with a light 40 g/m2 synthetic insulation. Without...

North Face Redpoint Jacket - Women's
This jacket has been discontinued. Check out our complete Women's Insulated Jacket Review to see what we currently recommend as an alternative. When...

NRS Baron 6
The Baron 6 measures 11' 4" x 36" x 6" and is the widest and most stable board we've ever tested. It is also very sturdy and very heavy. The Xplorer is the...

Oboz Yellowstone - Women's
The Oboz Yellowstone is a narrowly fitting, waterproof, light hiking shoe. It has a slightly higher profile on the ankle than most other shoes, adding a...

Oboz Yellowstone - Women's
The Oboz Yellowstone is a narrowly fitting, waterproof, light hiking shoe. It has a slightly higher profile on the ankle than most other shoes, adding a...

Oboz Yellowstone - Women's
The Oboz Yellowstone is a narrowly fitting, waterproof, light hiking shoe. It has a slightly higher profile on the ankle than most other shoes, adding a...

Omega Caranut
Omega was the first company to introduce a nut tool with a built-in carabiner, thus saving you the weight of an additional carabiner to clip the tool to...

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...

Osprey Pixel
The Osprey Pixel is a sleek and sexy top-loading laptop backpack that is extremely well-thought-out. In addition to the large main compartment, it has a...

Osprey Resource Elroy
The Osprey Resource Elroy laptop messenger strikes a happy medium between excellent storage and versatile comfort. The bag has a stellar array of pockets...

Patagonia Drifter AC - Women's
With the beefiest sole of any shoe we tested, the Patagonia Drifter is our winner in the traction category. However, the bulky sole in combination with the...

Patagonia Half Mass
The Patagonia Half Mass is great for carrying your stuff short distances to and from the car. It doesn't work as well for biking as other bags because the...

Pearl Izumi Canyon
Pearl Izumi touts the Canyon short as an alternative to wearing form fitting lycra shorts, and it is the lightest weight short and liner combo in our...

Rayovac Sportsman
Let's talk about a good deal. The Rayovac Sportsman is sturdy, reliable and is rated at a whopping 240 lumens. Its compact design allows for easy storage...

REI Fleet T Shirt
No offense is meant when I call the REI Fleet the less cool sister to the Nike Miler UV T-Shirt. As with all siblings, there are strengths and weaknesses...

REI Yeti
Discontinued Product REI is no longer selling the Yeti. Instead we recommend you check out the nearly identical SMC Capra which is produced by Seattle...

Salewa Pro Gaiter
The Salewa Pro Gaiter is a super-gaiter style mountaineering boot designed for ice and mixed climbing in cold, wet conditions. They feature a lightweight...

Salomon X Ultra GTX - Women's
The X Ultra GTX hiking shoe by Salomon offers an aggressive tread pattern for a wide range of trail conditions. From loose terrain to rock hopping, this...

Scarpa Kailash GTX - Women's
As the least expensive mid-weight hiking boot, the Kailash is just so-so. It delivers stability and support, great traction, and a waterproof membrane, but...

Specialized Air Tool Double Barrel
The Specialized Air Tool Double Barrel is a great mountain-bike-specific mini pump. With all-aluminum construction and solid pumping performance, it was a...

Specialized Air Tool Double Barrel
The Specialized Air Tool Double Barrel is a great mountain-bike-specific mini pump. With all-aluminum construction and solid pumping performance, it was a...

Specialized Command Post IRCC
The newest version of the Specialized Command Post is the IRCC. The IR refers to the internal routing and the CC is the addition of 10 incremental "cruiser...

Sugoi RSX
The Sugoi RSX short has been discontinued and replaced with the Sugoi Evo-X. The Evo-X has more traditional waist band than the RSX, a much longer inseam...

Tilley T3 Cotton Duck Hat
The Tilley T3 Cotton Duck Hat is probably the most durable hat we tested and will give you the style and protection you need while doing your favorite low...

Timbuk2 Command Pack
The Timbuk2 Command is a large laptop backpack with multiple storage compartments and pockets. It is a run-of-the-mill backpack that includes everything...

Tretorn Skerry
The Tretorn Skerry is a lightweight rain boot that offers decent water resistance. We love the look of this product, which we think is partially due to its...

Under Armour Coldgear 1/4 Zip - Women's
The Under Armour Coldgear ¼ Zip is really a pretty specific top, even if you can use it for a variety of activities. It is warm, durable, and fashionable...

Under Armour Coldgear 1/4 Zip - Women's
The Under Armour Coldgear ¼ Zip is really a pretty specific top, even if you can use it for a variety of activities. It is warm, durable, and fashionable...

Wild Country Synergy
The Wild Country Synergy is a good all-around locking biner at a good price. The closest competitor is the Mad Rock Ultra Tech HMS, which is very similar...

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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...

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

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

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

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

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

MontBell Alpine Light Down Parka - Women's
The MontBell Alpine Light is great bang for your buck. It is one of the more affordable lightweight down jackets we reviewed. It has a unique style and...

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

Crazy Creek Original Chair
A time-tested crowd favorite. We loved its comfortable, sturdy design but found room to improve in its packing size and weight.

Outdoor Research Sombriolet
Taking Top Pick Award for Boating, it has great sun and wind protection. We took the OR Sombriolet out on the water in different craft and discovered it...

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...

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

Rainbow Premier Leather
When you're into the Rainbow, it's the only flop for you. It's comfortable after the initial break in period, durable and classy.

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...

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

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

Sugoi HydroLite
On first glance the Sugoi HydroLite's transparent material makes it look like it is made out of a shower curtain, and while the outside feels like a shower...

Keen Whisper
Like many KEEN models, the Whisper is close-toed and is adjusted using a single elastic cord that threads through all of the sandal's straps. This model...

Marmot Trestles 15
The Marmot Trestles 15 is the second warmest synthetic bag we've tested. It boasts two zippers: one full-length and another quarter-length. These provide...

Marmot Trestles 15
The Marmot Trestles 15 is the second warmest synthetic bag we've tested. It boasts two zippers: one full-length and another quarter-length. These provide...

Marmot Trestles 30 - Women's
The Trestles is a warm weather bag that is roomy and comfortable. Roominess is good and bad; it makes this one of the most comfortable bags, but also one...

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

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

Therm-A-Rest Z Lite
The Therm-a-Rest Z Lite is the most versatile lightweight closed-cell sleeping pad we've tested. The Z-Lite works in just about any camping situation...

Outdoor Research Sombriolet
Taking Top Pick Award for Boating, it has great sun and wind protection. We took the OR Sombriolet out on the water in different craft and discovered it...

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...

Montrail Caldorado
The Montrail Caldorado is a first year traditional trail running shoe that is stiff, supportive, very protective, and has great traction. This is a shoe...

Black Diamond Trail Pro Shock
The Black Diamond Trail Pro Shock is a higher end version of the Black Diamond Trail Back that offers shock absorbtion. It has solid features plus a nice...

Leki Carbon Ti
The Leki Carbon Ti is a sweet lightweight pole that features the most comfortable foam grip in our review. It's an excellent pole for backpacking and...

Leki Micro Stick
Although the Micro Stick was unknown to me prior to testing it for this review, I have a long history with Leki poles and have used many different models...

REI Traverse Trekking poles
The REI Traverse is a solid pole at a stellar price that was in the running with the Black Diamond Trail Back (also $80) for our OutdoorGearLab Best Buy...

JanSport Katahdin 40
The JanSport Katahdin 40 is one of the two smallest backpacks we tested in our ultralight backpack review, and it also has one of the worst...

Mountain Hardwear MTN Speed 32
The Mountain Hardwear MTN Speed 32 is an incredibly light hooded mummy bag, weighing in at just 16 ounces. This bag combines top of the line down with some...

How to Select a Backpacking Water Filter and Treatment System
Selecting a water treatment system is even more overwhelming than selecting proper footwear to hike in, which is a much talked about topic. There are...

REI Stratocloud Hoodie
We compiled our list of tested winter jackets by surveying the market for products that could be used in day-to-day life in the northern latitudes. In...

Patagonia Hooded Fiona Parka
Stylish, lightweight, and equipped with fleece-lined pockets, cue the Fiona Parka. Notable for transitioning fall to winter and winter to spring,

GSI JavaMill
For a compact grinder that will assure you always have fresh ground coffee while on the road, the GSI JavaMill is a great option that some of our testers...

Adidas Adipowers
When I put the Adidas Adipowers on my feet the feel and flex of the shoe was immediately noticeable in only the best ways. The first thing I noticed was...

Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Series Fundamentals
The Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Series Fundamentals is a deluxe kit that gives the impression that you brought the right tool for the job. As the...

Ahnu Northridge
Our testers loved the Ahnu Northridge and we highly recommend it if you like going for moderate winter hikes or want a techier boot to wear around town...

Alps Performance Lightweight
Are you new to winter recreation? Looking for an introduction to snowshoeing without making a big investment? Planning to share your snowshoes between...

Altra Torin 2.5
In the span of only a couple of years, Altra is turning the heads of road runners and trail runners alike as a top running shoe brand. On display next to...

Altra Torin 2.5
In the span of only a couple of years, Altra is turning the heads of road runners and trail runners alike as a top running shoe brand. On display next to...

Arc'teryx Patera Parka
Wet sloppy winter conditions won't be a problem in this waterproof, windproof, breathable winter jacket. Highly stylish with an athletic look we had no...

Armada ARVW
Armada has roots is in the park and big mountain skiing scenes, and so we shouldn't have been surprised that the ARVW is their version of an all-mountain...

Armada TST
Our testers unanimously agreed that this ski was one of the more playful skis in our selection. Where the TST fell off was when we picked up the speed and...

ASICS GEL-FujiTrabuco 4 Neutral
The ASICS GEL-FujiTrabuco 4 Neutral is a good all-around trail running shoe that has excellent traction and a good balance of trail feel and underfoot...

ASICS GEL-FujiTrabuco 4 Neutral
The ASICS GEL-FujiTrabuco 4 Neutral is a good all-around trail running shoe that has excellent traction and a good balance of trail feel and underfoot...

ASICS GEL-FujiTrabuco 4 Neutral
The ASICS GEL-FujiTrabuco 4 Neutral is a good all-around trail running shoe that has excellent traction and a good balance of trail feel and underfoot...

Asics Gel-Kayano 21
Through the years we've seen how many awards the Asics GEL-Kayano has won and the critical acclaim it has received. We are happy to report that we aren't...

Asics Gel-Kayano 21
Through the years we've seen how many awards the Asics GEL-Kayano has won and the critical acclaim it has received. We are happy to report that we aren't...

ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19
For those looking for a good old-fashioned, trusted traditional stability layout retrofitted with the latest technology, the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 is a fine...

ASICS GEL-Nimbus 19
For those looking for a good old-fashioned, trusted traditional stability layout retrofitted with the latest technology, the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 18 is a fine...

Baffin Maple
The low-cuffed Baffin Maple stands alone in our test. It is a two-part pac style boot that has a low cuff. As such, its application for most people is...

Bell Array
The Bell Array is the heaviest and lowest scoring helmet in our review of eight road specific helmets. Our size large test helmet tipped our digital scale...

Bell Volt
The Bell Volt is a popular road biking helmet which has been around for some time. Its swooping lines aren't super unique, but we guarantee you've seen...

BIC SUP Original AP
The BIC SUP Original AP is a very solid and sturdy entry level, two piece paddle with an aluminum shaft and a long, thin polycarbonate blade. A 15" section...

BIC SUP Performer CF W
The Performer CF is a 1 lb 14 oz adjustable paddle with a carbon shaft, fiberglass paddle and 16" of adjustment range. Its most immediate contender in this...

Big Agnes Pitchpine UL 45
The Big Agnes Pitchpine UL 45 is our Top Pick for Summer Use backpacking when nighttime temperatures do not fall below 40°F. It is not as warm or light...

Black Diamond Aspect Harness
The Black Diamond Aspect is a comfortable, four-season, all-purpose climbing harness designed to tackle everything from tough bolted lines to tricky...

Black Diamond Elixir 60 - Women's
Black Diamond is most often known for its climbing and mountaineering gear. The Elixir is the first Black Diamond pack we have tested to fall into the...

Blizzard Bonafide
This is a burly all-mountain ski that, in the hands of a confident and powerful skier, will perform well on firm snow and groomed terrain. It feels like a...

Boardworks SHUBU Raven
The Raven is a light touring board for the more advanced paddler. It has a long, narrow, slightly rockered nose and its material is slightly thinner most...

Bogs Classic High Winter Boot
The Bogs Classic High is a great product in a diverse field. Its cousin and our Editors' Choice award winner, the Bogs Classic Ultra Mid, is a little...

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15
The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 is a well-rounded, classic, and affordable stability shoe which earns our Best Buy award. We feel you can't really go wrong...

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15
The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 is a well-rounded, classic, and affordable stability shoe which earns our Best Buy award. We feel you can't really go wrong...

Brooks Infiniti Jacket
The Brooks Infiniti IV comes fully loaded with features designed to keep you satisfied. If you're someone who is easily distracted by bells and whistles...

Brunton SolarRoll Solar Panel
This is one of the most durable panels out there but it is way too expensive compared to other panels with just as much functionality for a fraction of the...

Burton 2L Swash
The Burton AK 2L Swash jacket replaces the Burton AK Stagger jacket. The Swash uses the same two layer GoreTex as the Stagger and adds Primaloft insulation...

Burton Landlord
"Rides like a solid!" was the enthusiastic impression of more than one reviewer after their first lap on the Burton Family Tree Landlord. Winning our...

CAMP Armour Lady
The CAMP Armour Lady is a snazzy, inexpensive, and tough hard plastic climbing helmet, though it does not have any additional features for women other...

CAMP Armour Lady
The CAMP Armour Lady is a snazzy, inexpensive, and tough hard plastic climbing helmet, though it does not have any additional features for women other...

CAMP Armour Lady
The CAMP Armour Lady is a snazzy, inexpensive, and tough hard plastic climbing helmet, though it does not have any additional features for women other...

Chaco ZX/1 Unaweep
The Chaco ZX/1 Unaweep has a hard footbed and a double strap design. In our metrics, it earned low scores in comfort and high scores in water resistance...

Columbia Air Chamber
[tip]**January 2014 The Air Chamber is no longer available and has been discontinued. Check out our complete Ski Glove Review for other affordable gloves...

Columbia Air Chamber
[tip]**January 2014 The Air Chamber is no longer available and has been discontinued. Check out our complete Ski Glove Review for other affordable gloves...

Columbia Bugaboot Plus III Titanium - Women's
The Columbia Bugaboot Plus III Titanium Outdry Omni-Heat boot is a good all-around winter hiker that scored well across several of our metrics and earned...

Creative Edge Solar-5+
The Creative Edge Solar-5+ performed on par with other similar devices in this review's subcategory of solar chargers with integrated batteries. Overall...

Crocs Capri IV
If you like the fit and feel of Crocs, chances are high that you will really enjoy the Capri IV women's flip-flops. Fitted with classic thong-style suede...

Deuter Quantum 70 + 10
The Deuter Quantum 70 + 10 is a load hauling beast designed to handle anything your travels throw at it. Whether you're about to embark on a two-month...

DPS Wailer 99 Hybrid
The DPS Wailer 99 Hybrid is the best all-mountain ski we tested for skiing in powder. The Wailer really is best in pow, yet it surprised us with its...

Dynastar Cham 2.0 97
Well, they've done it again. The 2016 model of the Dynastar Cham 2.0 97 is unchanged from last years' design, and given the ski's performance, we're pretty...

Dynastar Powertrack 89
We had more interest from friends and colleagues in this ski than any other ski we had for our all-mountain test. No one who skied the Powertrack for us...

Eagle Creek Deviate 60
If we were planning an epic adventure that had an even mix of hiking and sightseeing, the Eagle Creek Deviate 60 would be be best pack of the bunch. Unlike...

Eagle Optics Shrike 10x42
Eagle Optics describes the Shrike 10x42 as a budget no-compromise pair of binoculars that are waterproof and fogproof. This pair is also backed up by...

Easton Expedition 2
The Easton Expedition 2 scores near the back of the pack in our ratings. It uses a sturdy pole design and provides a good amount of interior space, but the...

Esprit Alpine Personal Escape Rope
Committing routes often dictate a need for two ropes to facilitate longer rappels on the descent or retreat. A route's characteristics and the tactics...

EuroSchirm Light Trek
The EuroSchirm Light Trek was designed to be a hiking umbrella and after our review period, we would agree that this product is at home on the trails. It...

EVOC FR Team Lite
Though EVOC isn't a household name for the greater outdoor community, the company's innovative designs have earned themselves a name in the extremely...

Evolv Nexxo
This ultra high performance shoe is the newest design in the Chris Sharma Series from Evolv. Evolv says it represents "a new way of approaching how we...

Fischer Ranger 98 Ti
The Fischer Ranger 98 Ti is an eye catching ski. It has the most unique shape of any of the skis in our review. We found it to be strong and capable on...

Five Ten Anasazi Lace-Up Pink
"The Pinkies" are back! I actually bought a pair of the originals to save for slab emergencies when I heard they were discontinuing them many years ago. I...

FlyLow Gear Tough Guy
You might think to yourself that the FlyLow Gear Tough Guy looks more like a gardening or classic work glove more than your typical ski or snowboarding...

FlyLow Gear Tough Guy
You might think to yourself that the FlyLow Gear Tough Guy looks more like a gardening or classic work glove more than your typical ski or snowboarding...

FlyLow Goat Ridge Glove
The FlyLow Goat Ridge Glove is a pretty kick-ass glove for its $50 price tag. While it might look like more expensive version of the basic Kinko's work...

FlyLow Goat Ridge Glove
The FlyLow Goat Ridge Glove is a pretty kick-ass glove for its $50 price tag. While it might look like more expensive version of the basic Kinko's work...

Freewaters Treeline
These are among the most comfortable and versatile sandals in our review. At $38 they are also a great value. They win our Top Pick Award because they are...

Freewaters Treeline
These are among the most comfortable and versatile sandals in our review. At $38 they are also a great value. They win our Top Pick Award because they are...

Freewaters Treeline
These are among the most comfortable and versatile sandals in our review. At $38 they are also a great value. They win our Top Pick Award because they are...

Gelindo Premium Pocket
In testing many sophisticated multi-tools, the Gelindo Premium Pocket stands out for its simplicity and value. It is not the tool for the regular user, nor...

Giro Atmos
The Atmos sits near the top of the Giro's road cycling line, just below the flagship Aeon. Giro touts the Atmos as the ventilation king in their helmet...

Gramicci Original G Pants
I have bought and worn out several pairs of these since I started rock climbing about 20+ years ago. They are one of the few good looking cotton pants with...

Granite Gear Blaze A.C. 60 - Women's
Perfect for long distance backpacking, the Granite Gear Blaze A.C is a lightweight backpack that offers the simplest design of all the backpacks we...

Granite Gear Blaze A.C. 60 - Women's
Perfect for long distance backpacking, the Granite Gear Blaze A.C is a lightweight backpack that offers the simplest design of all the backpacks we...

Havaianas Top - Women's
We couldn't do a flip-flop review without including the most classic of them all: the Havaianas Top. This pair of sandals work great for around the beach...

Head Skis USA Venturi 95
The 2017 Venturi 95 is the narrowest of Head's "Flight Series"; we reviewed this ski in the 181cm length, and found it to be one of the most fun in the...

Hestra Seth Morrison Pro Model
The Hestra Seth Morrison Pro Model Gloves (SM Pro) are OutdoorGearLab's Editors' Choice for their excellent performance characteristics and fantastic feel...

Hestra Seth Morrison Pro Model
The Hestra Seth Morrison Pro Model Gloves (SM Pro) are OutdoorGearLab's Editors' Choice for their excellent performance characteristics and fantastic feel...

HOKA ONE ONE Stinson ATR
The HOKA ONE ONE Stinson ATR is a unique trail running shoe that fits squarely in the "maximalist" category of trail shoes. This model is designed to...

HOKA ONE ONE Stinson ATR - Women's
Built as a crossover shoe, the HOKA ONE ONE Stinson ATR is super comfortable, breathable, and makes you feel like you're running on a cloud. It features an...

Inov-8 F-Lite 235 V2
The 235 V2 is still a minimalist shoe that allows your foot some more natural movement. They are narrow and very light for any jumping. Slippery on the...

Inov-8 F-Lite 235 V2
The 235 V2 is still a minimalist shoe that allows your foot some more natural movement. They are narrow and very light for any jumping. Slippery on the...

Instapark Mercury 10M18U with battery
The Instapark Mercury 10 was easily the most underrated panel in our tests--that is, until we started stacking all of the specs of the panels in our...

K2 Pinnacle 95
The new K2 Pinnacle 95 takes the place of the Annex 98 in K2's freeride/all-mountain category. We tested and reviewed the Annex 98 in 2015 and largely felt...

Kask Vertigo
The Kask Vertigo is the most intriguing helmet in our review, and the one our testers reached for first when heading out for a ride. This helmet has an air...

Kelty Coyote 70 - Women's
The Kelty Coyote provides great bang for the buck. It is a reasonably priced pack for the consumer concerned with comfort; this backpack is stable under...

Kelty Coyote 70 - Women's
The Kelty Coyote provides great bang for the buck. It is a reasonably priced pack for the consumer concerned with comfort; this backpack is stable under...

La Sportiva Trango Prime
[tip]Product Discontinued La Sportiva has discontinued the Trango Prime. See our full Men's Mountaineering Boot Review for other great boots including the...

La Sportiva Wildcat 3.0
The La Sportiva Wildcat 3.0 is a beast of a shoe that will protect your foot no matter what you may encounter. The firm and highly cushioned midsole...

Line Sick Day 95
The Line Sick Day 95 is a fun ski in the right conditions, but that's about all it has going for it. All around it was the most poorly rated ski in our...

Lole Lively
The Lole Lively yoga pant was one of our testers' least favorite models in this review (the other one being the Lole Salutation Legging. The heavy material...

Mammut Ophir 3 Slide
While it wasn't our favorite, the Mamut Ophir 3 Slide is still a good option for sport or trad climbing. Our testers all liked it but didn't find anything...

Mammut Sensor
The Mammut Sensor is the first rope in the world with touch sensitive markings on the middle and ends. This is designed to boost safety by physically...

Marmot Helium
The Marmot Helium is a top quality 850-fill fifteen-degree bag ideal for people with broad shoulders or those who plan to use the bag with a down jacket...

Marmot Helium
The Marmot Helium is a top quality 850-fill fifteen-degree bag ideal for people with broad shoulders or those who plan to use the bag with a down jacket...

Marmot Lithium
This is very similar to the Marmot Lithium MemBrain which we did an in-depth review of. It is the same bag sans Membrain shell material. It's two ounces...

Marmot Lithium MemBrain
The Marmot Lithium Membrain is discontinued but the Marmot Lithium is still available. It is a high quality, warm, and comfortable zero degree sleeping...

Marmot Mavericks 30
The Marmot Mavericks 30 is an all synthetic bag that has the most unique features of the bags we tested. First, the semi-rectangular shape creates a lot of...

Marmot Nitro 2P
Taking an interesting approach that uses one adjustable trekking pole and two dedicated aluminum poles for support, the double-wall Marmot Nitro 2P aims to...

Marmot Trail Wind Hoody - Women's
The Women's Trail Wind Hoody is very similar to the Men's (that we did a full hands on review of). Both use the same materials. How the Women's Trail Wind...

Marmot Women's Freerider
With 40 grams of PrimaLoft insulation, GORE-TEX weatherproofing, five zippered pockets, and a great ventilation system, The Marmot Women's Freerider ski...

Merrell Dewbrook Zip
A short-cut boot with a narrow profile, the Merrell Dewbrook Zip is a fine "fall-to-winter" transition boot, especially for women who live in milder...

Merrell Enoki
The Enoki is a great sandal for urban summertime adventures. We immediately loved the look if its bright colors and thin feminine straps. After testing the...

Merrell Enoki
The Enoki is a great sandal for urban summertime adventures. We immediately loved the look if its bright colors and thin feminine straps. After testing the...

Metolius Rope Ranger
Discontinued Product Metolius has replaced the Rope Ranger with the Metolius Vortex which looses one of the backpack straps but gains two trap handles, a...

Metolius Rope Ranger
Discontinued Product Metolius has replaced the Rope Ranger with the Metolius Vortex which looses one of the backpack straps but gains two trap handles, a...

Metolius Safe Tech Trad
This harness is part of the Metolius Safe Tech line, which means if you clip a carabiner just about anywhere it is bomber. Most comparable harnesses have...

Mizuno Wave Rider 18
There's a good reason the Mizuno Wave Rider 18 has a cult following. Compared to the rest of the running shoes in our test group, it's easy to say this...

Mountain Hardwear Dragon
The Mountain Hardwear Dragon is an excellent softshell jacket that was discontinued in late 2011. Check out our comprehensive Softshell Jacket Review to...

Mountain Hardwear Expedition Duffel
The Mountain Hardwear Expedition duffel is maybe the most full-featured duffel bag in our review. It has more pockets than any other duffel we tested...

Mountain Hardwear Pinole 20
The Mountain Hardwear Pinole 20 offers the best value of all synthetic mummy sleeping bags we've tested. The bag is comfortable, simple, reasonably...

Mountain Hardwear Scree
The Mountain Hardwear Scree is a small, sleek looking gaiter with few features. It comes up about four inches above the ankle and can be stretched over...

Mountain Hardwear ZeroGrand Metro Coat
A lightweight jacket that's waterproof and warm?! You read that right. Mountain Hardwear ZeroGrand Metro Coat has city appeal with the technical features...

Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar
The Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar cuts through high winds likes a fighter jet. The Trailstar's large footprint, however, requires relatively large...

MSR Alpine
The MSR Alpine is a durable, well-built bottle from Mountain Safety Research. It is advertised as being compatible with MSR filters. While this is true, it...

MSR XGK-EX
The XGK-EX is a workhorse snow-melting machine. You will find it in high altitude base camps around the world, working 24-7 to melt snow and provide...

Nemo Equipment Tango Solo
The Nemo Equipment Tango Solo is one of the more innovative sleeping bags produced by a large manufacturer. It is a very roomy closed footbox quilt that...

Neokut Black Kryptonite
Even within a product category like "Pocket Knives", we find sub-categories of specialized products. One such sub category is the "tactical knife". In our...

New Balance 990 Heritage
Our first and lasting impression of the New Balance 990 Heritage is that these shoes are great, though not for the serious runner. We think they're great...

Nike Comfort Thong
At first we were intrigued by the memory foam footbed on the Nike Comfort Thong flip-flop. We had high hopes for this interesting and unique feature, but...

Nike Flex Fury 2
Nike, famous for its beefy protective features and baroque designs in recent decades, has followed the market to return to its humble waffle iron...

Nike Free Trainer 5.0
Nike has been producing a versatile training shoe for quite some time. The Free Trainer 5.0 is Nike's newest installment into this line of shoes. The idea...

Nike Romaleo II
There is no doubt that the Nike Romaleo II is as popular, if not more so, than the Adidas Adipower, so when testing these shoes I had a feeling it would...

Nordica NRGy 100
Thoroughly consistent, yet average in its overall scoring, this is a decent choice as an all-mountain ski. For the price there are definitely better...

Nordica Wild Belle
This lightweight ski is a jack-of-all-trades, master of none, which is pretty good for an all-mountain ski. We think the Nordica Wild Belle is not that...

Osprey Variant 52
The Variant 52 pack carries a big load with the comfort our testers have come to expect from a company like Osprey. It also has the features of a...

Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero
The Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero was the only hat we tested that is totally waterproof. It isn't the best hat for hot days, but it does great in the...

Pacific Outdoor Equipment Peak Oyl Mtn womens
The Peak Oyl Mtn Women's takes traditional self-inflating foam pad design to the next level with its air core rails. These help shave weight and keep you...

Pacific Outdoor Equipment Peak Oyl Mtn womens
The Peak Oyl Mtn Women's takes traditional self-inflating foam pad design to the next level with its air core rails. These help shave weight and keep you...

Pacific Outdoor Equipment Peak Oyl Mtn womens
The Peak Oyl Mtn Women's takes traditional self-inflating foam pad design to the next level with its air core rails. These help shave weight and keep you...

Patagonia Adze Hybrid Hoody
With excellent mobility, a cozy fleece interior, near weatherproof construction, and a price point that screams "Bargain!", the Patagonia Adze Hybrid Hoody...

Patagonia Beach Bucket Hat
The Patagonia Beach Bucket offers a decent amount of protection and plenty of comfort for your recreational activities. We recommend this hat for all water...

Patagonia DAS Parka - Women's
The DAS Parka, or the "Dead Air Space" parka is a warm insulated belay jacket that has been around in some form for many years. This review looks at the...

Patagonia Fitz Roy Down Parka
The Patagonia Fitz Roy Down Parka is a high quality down garment that can hold its own on a demanding alpine climb as well as on a cold walk in the city...

Patagonia Guide Jacket - Women's
The Patagonia Guide Jacket is the hoodless version of Patagonia Guide Hoody (that we did a full hands on review of). The Guide Hoody won our Top Pick award...

Patagonia Mixed Guide Hoody - Women's
Just like peanut butter and chocolate combine as two different substances, one sweet and one salty, to create a single excellent taste, this jacket...

Pearl Izumi E:MOTION Road N3
Pearl Izumi's EM Road N3 is billed as a neutral road running shoe, but we placed it alongside the stability shoes because of a few of its features...

ProSource Premium 1/2-Inch
The ProSource Premium looks nothing like a "typical" yoga mat due to its 1/2" cushioned foam construction, but is in fact an extremely versatile mat for...

ProSource Premium 1/2-Inch
The ProSource Premium looks nothing like a "typical" yoga mat due to its 1/2" cushioned foam construction, but is in fact an extremely versatile mat for...

Rab Vapour-Rise Lite Alpine Jacket
When you want a jacket that offers great breathability and a little bit of warmth for a really low low weight, look no further than the Rab Vapour-Rise...

Reebok CrossFit Lifter 2.0
As a competitive CrossFit athlete, it is hard for me not to take a bias to a Reebok shoe (as you read in our CrossFit Shoe Review). However, I am fully...

Reebok CrossFit Lifter Plus 2.1
I have said all along that Reebok is a smart company, and the Reebok CrossFit Lifter Plus 2.1 is perfect proof for that. Clearly the demand was there among...

Reebok Nano Speeds
The Reebok Nano Speeds has been discontinued. If you're in search of a crossfit shoe immediately, consider the Reebok Nano 7, which wins the Editors'...

Reef Women's Fanning
Our Top Pick Award winner for our women's flip-flop review, the Reef Women's Fanning offers stability and support as well as excellent traction. We also...

REI Flash 45
The REI Flash 45 is one of the most affordable packs we tested, but it unfortunately performed so poorly we have a hard time recommending it over much...

REI Halo 25
The Halo has been discontinued. It was our previous Best Buy Award winner in this category but the REI Igneo has replaced it. We've tested the Igneo and...

REI Sahara Roll-Up - Women's
The REI Sahara Roll-Up is a soft and stretchy pair of hiking pants. The material is breathable and lightweight, and feels comfortable all day long, minus...

REI Traverse Shocklight
The REI Traverse Shocklight Trekking Poles are pretty sweet poles for the price. At 18.5 ounces they are one of the lighter telescoping aluminum poles we...

REI Traverse Shocklight
The REI Traverse Shocklight Trekking Poles are pretty sweet poles for the price. At 18.5 ounces they are one of the lighter telescoping aluminum poles we...

Rossignol Experience 100 TI
The Rossignol Experience 100 is an on piste specialist. They are responsive, have incredible edge hold and can milk a turn for everything its worth. Their...

Rossignol Temptation 88
As an all-mountain ski, the Rossignol Temptation 88's inclination leans heavily towards carving groomers and general on-piste performance. Our testers have...

Salomon Q-96 Lumen
The Salomon Q-96 Lumen does not knock our socks off. This ski seems to have the most camber of all the skis we tested, without much sidecut, but with...

Sanuk Yoga Spree 2
While we initially thought we'd love the Sanuk Yoga Spree 2 women's flip-flop with its squishy footbed and attractive styling, we soon discovered that its...

Saucony Sonic
Our Best Buy Award winner, the Saucony Sonic offers a welcome relief from the elements. It's an awesome full-zip running jacket that features great...

Smith & Wesson Extreme Ops
In a field of general purpose pocket knives, the Smith and Wesson stands out for its specialized nature. In addition to a beefy hybrid straight and...

SOG PowerAssist S66
The SOG PowerAssist Multi Tool S66 stacks up well in our test and presents unique characteristics that earned it our Top Pick award. The multi-tool...

Sorel Conquest Carly
We really wanted to love the Sorel Conquest Carly boot. It earned top points in our style metric and earned our testers the most compliments of any other...

SunFerno Flintstone
The SunFerno Flintstone is one of many solar chargers on the market today with a very small solar panel integrated with a battery. In reality, it is more...

Tecnica Moon Boot
A reproduction of the iconic Moon Boots from the early 1970s, the Tecnica Moon Boot Classic Nylon is a funky piece of footwear that will either make you...

Tenaya Oasi
A fairly new rock climbing shoe company Tenaya comes out swinging with the worlds hardest/first 5.15a flash by Alex Megos in the Oasi! A "flash" means...

Teva Women's Mush II
Our Best Buy Award winner, the Teva Women's Mush II flip-flop rings up at an amazing $25, which is $40 cheaper than our Editors' Choice Award winner, the...

The North Face Gotham Parka - Women's
The North Face Gotham Parka offers sleek simplicity in a lightweight, stylish parka. This jacket wasn't as warm as the Patagonia Downtown Loft Parka, or...

Therm-A-Rest 40th Anniversary Edition - Women's
The 40th edition is quite similar to the ProLite Plus, about which we did a complete review. The exterior dimensions are the same. The 40th Anniversary...

Therm-A-Rest 40th Anniversary Edition - Women's
The 40th edition is quite similar to the ProLite Plus, about which we did a complete review. The exterior dimensions are the same. The 40th Anniversary...

Therm-a-Rest Lite Seat
The Lite Seat is the lightest and smallest entry in our camp chair tests. However, to call it a chair would be a bit of an exaggeration. It's more of a...

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Jembe Seat Kit
The NeoAir Jembe Seat Kit turns any NeoAir mattress into an 18-inch camp stool. A durable 200-denier ripstop nylon base protects your pad while the...

Timbuk2 Aviator Travel Backpack
The Timbuk2 Aviator Travel Backpack has an internal capacity of less than 30 liters and we think it's a great option for individuals who plan to check one...

totes Clear Bubble
Although its non-telescoping shaft classifies it as a traditional umbrella, the totes Clear Bubble has a unique appearance that defies the classic umbrella...

totes Clear Bubble
Although its non-telescoping shaft classifies it as a traditional umbrella, the totes Clear Bubble has a unique appearance that defies the classic umbrella...

Tubbs Mountaineer
The Tubbs Mountaineers are our Top Pick awarded snowshoes for their versatility between recreation and backcountry applications. They also provide...

Tubbs Wilderness - Women's
For a snowshoe perfect for novices and winter hikers, look no further than the Tubbs Wilderness. We reviewed the women's-specific version that accommodates...

Tubbs Wilderness - Women's
For a snowshoe perfect for novices and winter hikers, look no further than the Tubbs Wilderness. We reviewed the women's-specific version that accommodates...

Valandre Shocking Blue
The Shocking Blue is an exceptionally high quality -10 degree down sleeping bag designed for cold weather expeditions. The bag has 850-fill down, 91 custom...

Vibram V-Run
We included the Vibram FiveFingers V-Run in this running shoe lineup to get the broadest range of kicks, from the most minimal style, the barefoot shoe, to...

Victorinox SwissChamp Swiss Army Knife
The Victorinox SwissChamp brings multi tool functionality to a pocket knife format. The SwissChamp has more than three times as many functions as any other...

Werner Vibe
The Vibe is a great all-around product and scored well in our testing. It's constructed with a wrapped fiberglass shaft, and fiberglass reinforced...

Werner Zen 95
The Zen 95 is a very light paddle with a premium fiberglass blade and carbon shaft. It is the lightest product we tested. It has a performance adjustment...

Wild Country Nitro Quickdraw
The Wild Country Nitro is one of the best values in a sport climbing draw. It is also one of the lightest full-sized quickdraws, but is narrowly beat out...

Wild Country Nitro Quickdraw
The Wild Country Nitro is one of the best values in a sport climbing draw. It is also one of the lightest full-sized quickdraws, but is narrowly beat out...

Wild Country Nitro Quickdraw
The Wild Country Nitro is one of the best values in a sport climbing draw. It is also one of the lightest full-sized quickdraws, but is narrowly beat out...

WindPro Compact Auto
The WindPro Compact Auto Umbrella has a lightweight and compact design that doesn't compromise its ability to protect you from the rain. Its canopy is...

WindPro Compact Auto
The WindPro Compact Auto Umbrella has a lightweight and compact design that doesn't compromise its ability to protect you from the rain. Its canopy is...

ZPacks Twinn Quilt 20
If saving weight is your top priority, the ZPacks Twinn Quilt is the best sleeping bag available for three-season use. We tested the 20 degree model in...

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...

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Metolius Vortex
The Vortex is a slick and easy-to-use rope bag from Metolius with a unique and convenient rope loading feature. Unlike traditional burrito style tarp-folds...

Mountain Hardwear Splitter 40
Mountain Hardwear's Splitter 40 is an excellent travel backpack for a rock climber or someone traveling with equipment or tools. It is not a tech savvy...

2XU Compression Recovery - Women's
Our Top Pick for Recovery, the 2XU Compression Recovery sock, is unique among the socks we tested for this review. Ideal to wear after activity, this sock...

4FRNT Madonna
The Madonna has the look and dimensions of a park ski, but is marketed as 4FRNT's women's all-mountain ski. This ski can do everything pretty well, but...

Alchemy Goods Pike
The Alchemy Goods Pike is a good-looking small messenger bag with an even smaller environmental impact. Used bicycle tubes and seatbelts contribute to the...

ALPS Crescent Lake 20
The ALPS Crescent Lake 20 is the warmer of the two 20 degree mummy style camping sleeping bags we tested. While rectangular bags are more roomy and...

Anker 2nd Gen Astro 3 12000 mAh
This is currently our favorite robust USB external battery charger. It will charge a smartphone 4-6 times and a tabled 2-4 times. More importantly, it...

Arc'teryx Venta MX Hoody
Once again, the Arc'teryx Venta MX wins a Top Pick for Ice Climbing. It is the ultimate softshell for ice climbing. It's more breathable and more...

Athleta Revelation
The Athleta Revelation is a stylish and breathable pair of yoga pants that performed well in our tests overall. While we preferred the Prana Audrey over...

Black Diamond Carbon Convert
In a strong field of excellent backcountry skis, the Black Diamond Carbon Convert stands out for light weight, versatile performance, and a reasonable...

Black Diamond Momentum DS Package
This package comes with with a solid harness and our favorite belay device. It does not come with a chalk bag or chalk like most other packages. The...

Black Diamond VaporLock
The Black Diamond Vaporlock is an awesome locking carabiner for belaying and rappelling. It is light, provides good friction, and has a keylock gate. It is...

Bushnell Bear Grylls SolarWrap Mini
Early in our testing, this was our favorite lightweight, ultra portable solar charger. The CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) solar panel is flexible...

Canari Cyclewear Canyon II
Though it has a plush gel chamois, the Canari Canyon II is our least favorite mountain biking short in the review. While we couldn't wait to take many of...

Craft Performance Short
The Craft Performance Short ranked second highest in our testing field, and became our 'go to' for hard workouts and training rides. The Performance...

Crazy Creek Hex 2.0
The Crazy Creek Hex 2.0 is about 30 percent lighter than the Crazy Creek Original. It also collapses much smaller, it is a little less comfortable, and a...

Crazy Creek Hex 2.0
The Crazy Creek Hex 2.0 is about 30 percent lighter than the Crazy Creek Original. It also collapses much smaller, it is a little less comfortable, and a...

Five Ten Daescent - Women's
[tip]The Daescent has been discontinued. Check out our current Editors' Choice award winner the Five Ten Guide Tennie - Women's and also our complete...

Fox D.O.S.S
The Fox D.O.S.S. is a three-position post within Fox's CTD Ride Dynamics System; the CTD refers to the three positions; climb, trail, and descend in which...

Fulton Birdcage
Rain protection fit for Royalty. The clear bubble design allows excellent field of view while you’re nestled inside, protected from rain and wind. This...

Fulton Birdcage
Rain protection fit for Royalty. The clear bubble design allows excellent field of view while you’re nestled inside, protected from rain and wind. This...

GoLite Ashdown Pro
[tip]The GoLite Ashdown Pro was discontinued when GoLite dropped their contract with Gore Associates. The GoLite now uses other waterproof breathable...

Green Guru Carbon Cooler
The Green Guru Carbon Cooler was one of our favorite panniers for commuting. This Colorado-made pannier is well thought out, offering many applications for...

Johnson & Johnson Athletic Tape
Johnson & Johnson athletic tape is an affordable, solid option for all your climbing tape needs. It will perform excellent while protecting you from...

Keen Elsa
The Elsa features many colors with an added stylish flair. It is one of our favorites for everyday wear because of its lightweight design and comfort...

Kelty Coyote 80
The Kelty Coyote is the least expensive pack in the review. While it isn't the highest scoring, it is still a great buy for backpackers, travelers, and...

Kelty TN 2
The TN2 from Kelty is their newest addition and it has a lot to like. We took it with us on a month-long road trip in Washington State and loved its easy...

Kolumbo Travel Umbrella
After reading claims that the Kolumbo Travel Umbrella is an "Ultraslim Windmaster" that offers "Maximum Protection," we were eager to test this umbrella...

La Sportiva FC ECO 2.0
The La Sportiva FC ECO 2.0 is a good-looking and robust shoe. The stiff leather uppers and burly shank and midsole inspire a feeling of confidence on rough...

Lezyne Alloy
As with all Lezyne products, the Alloy's design is truly a work of art. Beautiful wooden handles, a gleaming silver body, and a minimalist gauge display...

LifeTek Traveler Compact
The LifeTek Traveler's most unique feature is its diversion from the typical eight-rib and stretcher frame - instead it has an additional rib and...

Metolius Climbing Tape
The Metolius Climbing Tape is the most popular climbing tape on the market. It will serve you well as your go to for a jagged hand crack, or for taping up...

Metolius Feather
The Feather is the latest ultra-light nut tool from Metolius. It is essentially an aluminum version of the Extractor which Metolius has discontinued. The...

Montrail Bajada II - Women's
The Montrail Bajada II is a workhorse, perfect for long distances and moderately technical trails. Most similar to traditional trail runners like the Asics...

Montrail Mountain Masochist
Montrail has replaced the Mountain Masochist with the Mountain Masochist II which shares the many of the original Masochists qualities. We haven't done a...

Montrail Mountain Masochist
Montrail has replaced the Mountain Masochist with the Mountain Masochist II which shares the many of the original Masochists qualities. We haven't done a...

Mountain Hardwear Alcove Jacket - Men's
The Mountain Hardwear Alcove Jacket has been discontinued. To see how all of the insulated jackets compare, check out The Best Insulated Jacket Review....

Mountain Hardwear Monkey Woman Grid Jacket
A hooded, full-zip fleece jacket, the Mountain Hardwear Monkey Grid Jacket is a technical mid-layer designed to perform during heavy cardio and other high...

Nemo Disco Pad Pump
[tip]Discontinued - July 2015 Nemo has confirmed that they have discontinued the Disco Pad Pump, though you may still be able to find it on sale at major...

Nemo Siren
Despite its top quality fabric and 850-fill down, the Nemo Siren is one of our lowest scoring down quilts. It's not as warm, as comfortable, or as light as...

Nunatak Arc Alpinist
The Arc Alpinist is one of the highest performance and most versatile sleeping bags we've tested. However, ordering it is not very convenient, since it is...

Patagonia Rock Guide Pant
Discontinued Product Unfortunately this excellent pant has beed discontinued by Patagonia and replaced by two new pants. The slightly lighter Patagonia...

Pearl Izumi P.R.O. In-R-Cool Bib Short
The P.R.O. In-R-Cool Bib is part of Pearl Izumi's 'P.R.O. Series', their most advanced line of shorts and bibs that cater to the serious athlete and...

Petzl Express Sling
The Petzl Express Sling is our favorite climbing sling for connecting two carabiners to make a quickdraw. It does three things better than most other...

Petzl FinAnneau Sling
Petzl's ultra-light Dyneema sling offers the most compact sling that we tested while still maintaining full 22kn strength. With an 8mm width these slings...

Petzl FinAnneau Sling
Petzl's ultra-light Dyneema sling offers the most compact sling that we tested while still maintaining full 22kn strength. With an 8mm width these slings...

REI Alpine Light
If you are looking for a heavy duty gaiter without the over-the-calf height, the REI Alpine Light gaiter is a good choice. This solidly built gaiter will...

REI Travel Umbrella
The REI Travel umbrella is a compact champion of rainy days. Indeed, it performed so well during our testing period, it trumped the other models and earned...

REI Travel Umbrella
The REI Travel umbrella is a compact champion of rainy days. Indeed, it performed so well during our testing period, it trumped the other models and earned...

REI Travel Umbrella
The REI Travel umbrella is a compact champion of rainy days. Indeed, it performed so well during our testing period, it trumped the other models and earned...

SealLine Urban Shoulder
If you ever pick up the SealLine Urban Shoulder messenger bag you'll quickly admire the refined features and seemingly ground-up construction. Most of the...

Sorel Tivoli High II
We have almost nothing but positive things to say about the Sorel Tivoli High II. An update of the company's classic Tivoli, the II has a new look...

Spyder Radiant
The Spyder Radiant is a true ski bunny jacket. It is meant to look cute and cruise around the mountain, but is not very functional for a skier who actually...

The North Face Hedgehog Hike GTX
The new North Face Hedgehog Hike GTX delivers good rough terrain performance and carries light and medium loads well. Quite light among the shoes we...

The North Face Nuptse Purna
The North Face Nuptse Purna is a mid-height women's winter boot with a faux fur cuff. Its toe box features an abrasion-resistant scuff guard and the rest...

The North Face Radium Hi-Loft - Women's
The North Face Radium Hi-Loft is a technical layer for layering systems. It has high-loft fleece in the body for trapping your warmth, and lighter stretch...

Thule Pack 'n Pedal Adventure Touring
The Thule Pack 'n Pedal Adventure Touring is a touring pannier that earns a high overall performance score. This large single pannier is a great option for...

Vibram FiveFingers See Ya- Women's
The SeeYa is made for times when you hit the road and want the best barefoot experience available. They have a simplistic design that is stripped down to...

Western Mountaineering QuickFlash Jacket
The QuickFlash is hoodless, light, and packable. This well-made jacket is perfect for fighting off backcountry chills.

Wild Country 360
This is a solid climbing helmet at a great price. In the next round of testing it may well emerge with the Best Buy award. At $55 it is $5 less expensive...

Yakima KingJoe 2
The Yakima KingJoe 2 is a versatile trunk mount bike rack that fits a wide range of vehicles. The included Fit Sheet makes setup and attachment easy by...

Yates Rock Sac Haul Pack
*The Rock Sac Haul Pack has unfortunately been discontinued. Check out our current recommendations for best haul bags, our Editors' Choice award winning...

yogitoes Skidless Yoga Towel
The yogitoes Skidless Yoga Towel is an amazing product to supplement your mat when practicing a more rigorous style of yoga. This product is not an...

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

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

Black Diamond Stubby
The Black Diamond Stubby stands out for its compact and bomber size. Whereas many haul packs look more like backpacks, this really looks like a mini...

Black Diamond Touchstone Haul Bag
The Touchstone stands out for its value, comfort, and simplicity. Of all the haul bag options we tested, this one is probably the most simple and...

Black Diamond Zion Haul Bag
The Zion Haul Bag is a solid but not exceptional performer at a decent price. We like how it has a very comfortable suspension system and is adequately...

Metolius Quarter Dome Haul Bag
The Metolius Quarter Dome is my favorite small haul bag. It is super bomber, has a great closure, and is relatively comfortable to carry. Its main...

Metolius Sentinel
The Sentinel is my favorite small haul pack. It is super bomber, has a great closure, and is relatively comfortable to carry. Its main competitor is the...

Five Ten Guide Tennie
This product basically started the approach shoe category 30 years ago, and in that time, hasn't really lost any ground to the competition.

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

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

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

Reef Fanning
The Fanning is an all around excellent sandal that scores high in every metric tested, offering a great overall value. It's comfortable,

Arc'teryx Cierzo 18
Lightweight and flimsy, the Cierzo is ideal for ultralight summit pushes or for ice and snow pushes.

Osprey Aether AG 60
The Osprey Aether AG 60 is one of the most feature-rich packs in our review. While it is heavier-than-average, its comfort and suspension compensate for...

Anker PowerPort Lite 15W
The Anker 15W manages to hold its own year after year in our performance comparisons. Only its more powerful relative, the Anker 21W was able to outdo this...

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...

Keen Summit County
The Summit County is a quality winter hiking boot with strategically mapped insulation that will keep those with wide feet warm and comfortable in winter...

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...

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

totes Auto Open Wooden
This umbrella wins our Top Pick for Classic Design. It is not as versatile due to its large size, but it gains significant ground for its generous canopy...

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

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

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

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

Osprey Volt 60
This pack offers great value and is rad irrespective of its price tag. It has everything you need in a pack for 2-5 day adventures.

Feathered Friends Vireo UL
This very light hoodless mummy saves weight by eliminating both the zipper and a chunk of the upper body insulation. Pair it with an insulated jacket…

Lezyne Super GPS Enhanced
The Super GPS Enhanced is a versatile GPS enabled cycling computer at an unbeatable price. Awesome smartphone integration with turn-by-turn navigation...

Black Diamond Speed 50
The Speed 50 is simple and streamlined, making it an easy choice for a broad range of mountaineering activities.

Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight 2
Scoring just below the median score overall, this affordable option doesn't dominate any category. It does, though, have some perks that we appreciate...

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…

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...

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...

Chrome Buran II
The Chrome Buran II is a classic, extremely durable, and very aesthetic messenger bag. It did not score well in our review due to some limiting factors: it...

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...

Inov-8 Fastlift 370 BOA
The Inov-8 Fastlift 370 BOA is a good weightlifting shoe with an interesting lacing system. It has a flexible forefoot, and a breathable upper. Low running...

Adidas Powerlift 3
Winner of our Best Bang for your Buck Award, this model combines comfort and features, along with versatility, making it a great shoe for whatever...

Backcountry Access Float 42
The BCA Float 42 Tech is the newest model in BCA's line of airbag packs. This model is slightly more feature rich compared to BCA's other float packs the...

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...

InStep Take 2
This model is an affordable bike trailer that will get you out on the road without draining your bank account. Unfortunately, it isn't the most comfortable.

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

Oakley A-Frame 2.0
The second coming of Oakley's classic A-Frame Goggle comes equipped with a durable and high-quality lens and scores above average across the board with 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...

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

Havaianas Top - Women's
We couldn't do a flip-flop review without including the most classic of them all: the Havaianas Top. This pair of sandals work great for around the beach...

Suunto Ambit3 Peak
This is an awesome altimeter watch. Along with altitude and barometric pressure readings, it also comes fully loaded with GPS functionality and a plethora...

Montane Featherlite 7
This Top Pick winner is the lightest running jacket we tested. Not only is it light, but it packs down into a hidden pouch in the collar without any extra...

Petzl Meteor
The Petzl Meteor is one of the best lightweight helmets made of EPS foam and a thin polycarbonate shell, proving to offer excellent value for those who...

ARVA Evo4
The Evo4 has a faster processor than its predecessor, the Evo3+, and some other new features that we liked. It narrowly missed out on being our Best Buy...

Yakima Skybox 16 Carbonite
Although equipped with an annoying installation system, the SkyBox is an excellent buy with a mid-range price tag. We love its sleek look and ergonomic...

Osprey Ariel AG 65
You're right to expect a lot from this pack, as it is has been a favorite on the market for years. It has excellent features, customizable fit, and a sweet...

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

REI Flash 65
The new REI Flash 65 offers many improved features and a better overall design when compared to the previous models that we tested. The Flash's downside is...

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

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

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

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...

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

The North Face Cat's Meow
This classic bag, first introduced in 1977, gets an update every 2-3 years. The latest version remains a respectably performing all-arounder that excels in...

REI Quarter Dome 2
Over the past several years, REI has tweaked and tinkered with the design of the Quarter Dome 2 to improve upon an already bomber product. REI put a lot of...

MSR Hubba Hubba NX
A decent, comfortable tent. It offers good headroom and durability at a reasonable weight and its flexible pole structure makes it sturdy in the wind. On...

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

Arc'teryx Cierzo 18
Lightweight and flimsy, the Cierzo is ideal for ultralight summit pushes or for ice and snow pushes.

Anker PowerPort Lite 15W
The Anker 15W manages to hold its own year after year in our performance comparisons. Only its more powerful relative, the Anker 21W was able to outdo this...

Anker PowerPort Lite 15W
The Anker 15W manages to hold its own year after year in our performance comparisons. Only its more powerful relative, the Anker 21W was able to outdo this...

Backcountry Access Float 42
The BCA Float 42 Tech is the newest model in BCA's line of airbag packs. This model is slightly more feature rich compared to BCA's other float packs the...

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

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

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

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

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

Black Diamond Speed 50
The Speed 50 is simple and streamlined, making it an easy choice for a broad range of mountaineering activities.

Chrome Buran II
The Chrome Buran II is a classic, extremely durable, and very aesthetic messenger bag. It did not score well in our review due to some limiting factors: it...

Feathered Friends Vireo UL
This very light hoodless mummy saves weight by eliminating both the zipper and a chunk of the upper body insulation. Pair it with an insulated jacket…

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

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

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

Havaianas Top - Women's
We couldn't do a flip-flop review without including the most classic of them all: the Havaianas Top. This pair of sandals work great for around the beach...

Havaianas Top - Women's
We couldn't do a flip-flop review without including the most classic of them all: the Havaianas Top. This pair of sandals work great for around the beach...

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

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

Keen Summit County
The Summit County is a quality winter hiking boot with strategically mapped insulation that will keep those with wide feet warm and comfortable in winter...

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

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

Lezyne Super GPS Enhanced
The Super GPS Enhanced is a versatile GPS enabled cycling computer at an unbeatable price. Awesome smartphone integration with turn-by-turn navigation...

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...

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

MSR Hubba Hubba NX
A decent, comfortable tent. It offers good headroom and durability at a reasonable weight and its flexible pole structure makes it sturdy in the wind. On...

Oakley A-Frame 2.0
The second coming of Oakley's classic A-Frame Goggle comes equipped with a durable and high-quality lens and scores above average across the board with 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...

Osprey Ariel AG 65
You're right to expect a lot from this pack, as it is has been a favorite on the market for years. It has excellent features, customizable fit, and a sweet...

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

Petzl Meteor
The Petzl Meteor is one of the best lightweight helmets made of EPS foam and a thin polycarbonate shell, proving to offer excellent value for those who...

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

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...

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

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

Yakima Skybox 16 Carbonite
Although equipped with an annoying installation system, the SkyBox is an excellent buy with a mid-range price tag. We love its sleek look and ergonomic...

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

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

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...

Petzl GriGri
The GriGri, newly updated for 2019, and ditching the “2” in the name, is even better than the previous version, but has only seen minor tweaks to what...

Five Ten Guide Tennie
This product basically started the approach shoe category 30 years ago, and in that time, hasn't really lost any ground to the competition.

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

REI Quarter Dome 2
Over the past several years, REI has tweaked and tinkered with the design of the Quarter Dome 2 to improve upon an already bomber product. REI put a lot of...

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...

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

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

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

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…

Osprey Volt 60
This pack offers great value and is rad irrespective of its price tag. It has everything you need in a pack for 2-5 day adventures.

Reef Fanning
The Fanning is an all around excellent sandal that scores high in every metric tested, offering a great overall value. It's comfortable,

Suunto Ambit3 Peak
This is an awesome altimeter watch. Along with altitude and barometric pressure readings, it also comes fully loaded with GPS functionality and a plethora...

Suunto Ambit3 Peak
This is an awesome altimeter watch. Along with altitude and barometric pressure readings, it also comes fully loaded with GPS functionality and a plethora...

Havaianas Top - Women's
We couldn't do a flip-flop review without including the most classic of them all: the Havaianas Top. This pair of sandals work great for around the beach...

ARVA Evo4
The Evo4 has a faster processor than its predecessor, the Evo3+, and some other new features that we liked. It narrowly missed out on being our Best Buy...

Osprey Aether AG 60
The Osprey Aether AG 60 is one of the most feature-rich packs in our review. While it is heavier-than-average, its comfort and suspension compensate for...

Osprey Aether AG 60
The Osprey Aether AG 60 is one of the most feature-rich packs in our review. While it is heavier-than-average, its comfort and suspension compensate for...

REI Flash 65
The new REI Flash 65 offers many improved features and a better overall design when compared to the previous models that we tested. The Flash's downside is...

Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight 2
Scoring just below the median score overall, this affordable option doesn't dominate any category. It does, though, have some perks that we appreciate...

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...

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

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...

Black Diamond Speed 50
The Speed 50 is simple and streamlined, making it an easy choice for a broad range of mountaineering activities.

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

Adidas Powerlift 3
Winner of our Best Bang for your Buck Award, this model combines comfort and features, along with versatility, making it a great shoe for whatever...

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

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

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 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...

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...

Inov-8 Fastlift 370 BOA
The Inov-8 Fastlift 370 BOA is a good weightlifting shoe with an interesting lacing system. It has a flexible forefoot, and a breathable upper. Low running...

Montane Featherlite 7
This Top Pick winner is the lightest running jacket we tested. Not only is it light, but it packs down into a hidden pouch in the collar without any extra...

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...


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