Kevin Arnold

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-R1 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

With its integrated lens and extensive exposure-control features, the R1 straddles the fence between point-and-shoot and D-SLR. The 10.3-megapixel sensor produces images to rival any top-end SLR, yet...

Brunton Atlas MNS - GPS: Reviews

The Atlas MNS is the quickest responder of the bunch. Flip it on and, before you can say "lost," it locks on to satellites and starts kicking out coordinates. Scroll between pages and the dual...

Olympus Stylus 750 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

WEATHERPROOF POCKET CAMThanks to internal gaskets, the slim Stylus easily fended off steady rain while I was shooting in a storm on the west coast of Vancouver Island—conditions that would have...

Patagonia Winter Guide – Soft Shells: Reviews

BEST FOR BACKCOUNTRYUnlike a lot of windproof soft shells, which rely on an embedded membrane, the Winter Guide's gale-thwarting abilities come from a supertight weave, enabling it to breathe better...

Garmin Colorado 400t - GPS Devices: Reviews

TOUGH ON THE TRAILThe rubberized 400t was born for serious backcountry time, and you won't find a more user-friendly or durable handheld GPS. A funky, do-it-all wheel replaces the usual array, making...

Fujifilm Finepix F10 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Never miss a shot again. With virtually no shutter lag—a luxury previously found only on high-end SLRs—and an almost instantaneous startup, the 6.3-megapixel F10 is ready before you can say...

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N2 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

DOUBLES AS A PHOTO ALBUMSony has recognized the way people use digital cameras today—to show pictures, not just take them—and created a model well suited to the task. The DSC-N2 records...

Columbia Wildcard – Soft Shells: Reviews

BARGAIN PUFFYGood luck finding an equally tricked-out, ski-specific soft shell at this price. In addition to a removable powder skirt and helmet-compatible hood, the Wildcard has everything you need...

Canon EOS 5D Mark II - Digital Cameras: Reviews

1. Hi-res still camera and hi-def videocam. Sure, digicams can shoot video. But not like this. Video is recorded through high-quality interchangeable lenses on a full-frame 35mm sensor, providing the...

Olympus SP-350 - Digital Cameras: Reivews

The 3x-optical-zoom-equipped SP-350 has all the trappings of an SLR—manual exposure controls, an ergonomic grip, and external-flash hot shoe—but without the bulk. During a late-summer trip...

Leica Digilux 3 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

LUXURY FOR LUDDITESWhy go back to manual controls in an age of whiz-bang do-everything automatics? Two words: speed and creativity. The 7.5-megapixel Digilux 3 is pricey, but after a few days of...

Outdoor Research Tremor – Soft Shells: Reviews

ALL-WEATHER PERFORMERUnlike most soft shells, which will keep you dry and comfy 90 percent of the time, the ultra-stretchy Tremor won't wilt when conditions get sloppy. While OR won't officially call...

Olympus SP-565 UZ - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Super-zoom digicams have come into their own. Check out the ten-meg 565's specs: RAW shooting, exposure lock, built-in image stabilization to reduce image blur, a 20x zoom that stretches from 26mm to...

Leica D-Lux 2 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Who says a classic-looking camera can't be high-tech? Within the 8.4-megapixel D-Lux 2's retro-styled exterior is a unique ultrawide sensor—one of the first on the market—that corresponds...

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