Sam Moulton

SureFire Saint Minimus - Headlamps: Reviews

Tough GuyIt's a little bit shorter-lived than similarly bright headlamps (1.5 hours at its 100-lumen max), but it's also much more durable. That's because, while most lights are housed in plastic,...

Marmot Stormlight - Rain Jackets: Reviews

EXCELS IN ALL CONDITIONSFrom paddling in Wisconsin to backpacking in New Mexico to skiing in British Columbia, the Stormlight was a tester favorite everywhere we took it, in wind, rain, and snow. The...

GSI Outdoors 12

If you really want to impress, bake a cake, cinnamon rolls, or a lasagna in GSI Outdoors' aluminum 12" Hard Anodized Dutch Oven. gsioutdoors.com

Merrell Encore Chill Slide – Footwear: Reviews

Lounging around the condo? The Chill's sheepskin lining and wool-fleece footbed are as slipperlike as a shoe gets. Have to shovel out the car? They're also available in a mid-height boot version, the...

Petzl E+Lite - Lanterns & Headlamps: Reviews

We took this mini-lamp everywhere—hiking, paddling, road-tripping—because it weighs an ounce, has several modes (including a red LED for night vision), and, thanks to a highly adjustable...

L.L. Bean Storm Chaser - Footwear : Reviews

They're waterproof. The outsoles are specifically designed for increased traction on wet surfaces. And they fit and feel like running shoes. In other words, they're like your old clunky duck boots,...

Marmot Super Mica - Hard Shell: Reviews

You might not recognize all the new jacket ingredients these days, but the main courses remain the same. There are still waterproof-breathable hard shells for full-on deluges, breathable and stretchy...

Ground Virtual - Rain Jackets: Reviews

VERSATILE PERFORMER"It's super-comfortable, looks cool, and beat back steady rain for hours," said one tester, summing up the Virtual's virtues. In a category that has never been known for sleek...

Patagonia Ranger Smith – Footwear: Reviews

Thanks to a lugged Vibram sole, the Ranger Smith has the best traction of any boot we tested. But it also has a soft side—a Polartec lining—that keeps toes toasty. patagonia.comBonus: The...

Black Diamond Whippet Self-Arrest - Poles: Reviews

Chute fiends: This classic self-arrest pole has been redesigned with a non-removable (i.e., more confidence-inspiring) head and a pick cover (5/$10, not included)—so you won't gut yourself in a...

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