The Snowshot will keep you comfortable in wet or warm conditions.
If it’s time for an upgrade, start by answering this question: Do you ski almost exclusively at resorts? The defining characteristic of the ones reviewed here is that they’re built for comfort, not...
The Rocket Down will carry you through arctic conditions.
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...
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...
A luxurious, incredibly light bag at a great price.
The space-blanket effect works, but some testers disliked the way it felt