The Avers is a jacket better suited to drier climbs.
Over the past five years, stand-up paddleboarding has mushroomed from a handful of surfers SUPing waves in Hawaii to 1.2 million participants.
How do you pick an adventure in a country as big and boundless as Canada? We asked our favorite nomads to reveal the greatest hidden paddling, biking, and hiking spots, from Nova Scotia to the...
If your budget doesn’t allow for both summer-weight and three-season bags, this is a great way to split the difference.
Light is right.
One tester noted, “You don’t have to spend a million bucks for a good night’s sleep.”
We liked it best as a spacious two-person tent—three was a squeeze.
Making a good tent requires compromise. In line with the old business adage “Good, fast, cheap: pick two,” tent designers generally aspire to two properties from their own list: light, roomy, and...
The doors and vestibules are smallish, but the weight and price are right for such a rough-and-tumble tent.
Outside reviews the best gear in the Summer 2012 Buyer’s Guide, including The North Face Phoenix tent.
Perfect for multisport base camping—and Burning Man.
A great update to the mountaineering-expedition category.
Great balance of weight, livability, and cost.
Provides the tailoring of a high-end down bag—snug hood, plush draft tubes around the face, ergonomic footbox—in a moderately priced synthetic.
Sleeping bags keep getting lighter thanks to thinner fabrics and ever finer and fluffier grades of down. Which is a good thing, except when it isn’t. A couple of the bags we tested didn’t make the...