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Arc'teryx Modon Resort Jacket

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...

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The Fight for America's Surf Breaks

Over the past five years, stand-up paddleboarding has mushroomed from a handful of surfers SUPing waves in Hawaii to 1.2 million participants.

Easton Kilo 3

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...

Sierra Designs Zia

The doors and vestibules are smallish, but the weight and price are right for such a rough-and-tumble tent.

The North Face Phoenix

Outside reviews the best gear in the Summer 2012 Buyer’s Guide, including The North Face Phoenix tent.

Stoic Arx XL

Great balance of weight, livability, and cost.

Marmot Cloudbreak

Provides the tailoring of a high-end down bag—snug hood, plush draft tubes around the face, ergonomic footbox—in a moderately priced synthetic.

REI Igneo

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...

Stoic Somnus 15

A luxurious, incredibly light bag at a great price.

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