Sam Moulton

The North Face Cat's Meow - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

VERSATILE THREE-SEASON SACKNow in its umpteenth iteration, the 2007 Cat's Meow is like its predecessors in one respect only: It's still one of the most versatile, durable three-season synthetic bags...

Stoic eVent Stash - Hard Shell: Reviews

Simple SecurityTalk to any jacket designer and he'll tell you the same thing: The more pockets and doodads a waterproof jacket has, the more seams it requires, and thus the more opportunities water...

Westcomb Mojave Hoody - Soft Shells: Reviews

SMART AND SIMPLEThe Mojave earned the highest praise a soft shell can get when one tester said, "Awesome. The perfect combination of warmth, weather resistance, and breathability." Credit goes to the...

Yakima SkyBox LoPro Titanium - Car Racks: Reviews

Top BoxIt's pricey, yes, but it's also the Rolls-Royce of rocket boxes. The sleek design helps decrease wind drag and preserve gas mileage, yet its 15 cubic feet of storage still easily fits five...

Smith Grumpy - Hats: Reviews

This acrylic beanie is warm and comfy, yes. But it also sends a message: I may or may not be going sledding.

POC Receptor Bug - Helmet: Reviews

Because the Bug's vents are recessed between its two slightly overlapping shells, you get a 100 percent puncture-proof helmet that breathes moderately well.

Mountain Hardwear G50 - Soft Shells: Reviews

WARMER THAN IT LOOKSWhen warmth matters most, grab the G50. On a late-fall backpacking trip in New Mexico's Pecos Wilderness, with temperatures plummeting into the single digits, one tester (who had...

Ground Virtual - clothing/apparel: Reviews

The perfect summerweight waterproof/breathable rain pants. So light (11 ounces) you'll always pack them, they're capable of fending off even the nastiest afternoon thunderstorm.