Sam Moulton

Pro-Tec Vigilante Boa - Helmet: Reviews

The upper vents are lined with mesh, while the two in front create good airflow—our goggles never fogged up. But our favorite thing about the Vigilante is the Boa fit system. Just spin a knob at...

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. smithoptics.com

Prana Stretch Zion - clothing/apparel: Reviews

Thanks to a double layer of material on the knee, these quick-drying and stretchy nylon pants are up for every-thing from canoeing to climbing. prana.com Bonus: Available in two inseam lengths.

Smith Variant Brim - Helmet: Reviews

Our testers' clear favorite this year, the lightweight Smith looks cool and has a low profile. Smart feature: The venting system can shutter closed on the fly if you get cold or the snow starts...

Black Diamond Gizmo - Lanterns & Headlamps: Reviews

For easy camp duty—reading, washing dishes, re-staking the rain fly in the middle of the night—the AAA-powered Gizmo is a bargain. Three tiltable LEDs provide plenty of light for the price...

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...

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