Justin Nyberg

SmartWool Stagecoach - Base Layers: Reviews

Good for Backcountry This mostly wool-and-nylon button- front was a midlayer before the term "midlayer" existed. Ski with it over a base layer, then wear it with a T-shirt to the bar. smartwool.com

Helly Hansen Mission Down: Insulated Jackets Review

Puff DaddyWe were impressed by how well the Mission's pit zips regulated temperature on a mild midwinter trip to British Columbia, but there was plenty of stuffing (500-fill down) for the most frigid...

Benchmade Salmon - Knives & Tools: Reviews

If you think catch-and-release is too prissy, unholster this seven-inch stainless-steel blade. With a retractable blade guard (which means less handle to get in the way when you're slicing), this...

Kombi Bamboo 4-Way Stretch - Base Layers: Reviews

Good for Backcountry Stretch is right. This super-soft bamboo-and-poly shirt moves like second skin. Bamboo complements the speedy wicking of polyester with natural anti-stink properties. kombisports...

Suunto t3 - Heart-Rate Monitors: Reviews

Along with having every other feature you can imagine (PC connectivity, workout logs, and more), the t3 can detect over- or under-training and help you adjust on the fly. It's the sleekest model here...

Merrell Burst - Lightweight Jackets: Reviews

Perforated side panels let out steam nicely, while a hem drawstring, an extra-tall collar, and soft chin padding help seal out the chill. 5.9 oz; merrell.comBonus: Low-key style is coffee-shop...

Get on Top

The Camp Muir routes up Mount Rainier are all-time classics. Here's what to expect.

Yes You Can: Climb Mount Rainier

It's huge. It's nasty. And it's a beast to get up. But guess what: The summit is worth all the hard work it takes to get there.