Sam Moulton

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...

Timberland Earthkeepers Oxford - Footwear : Reviews

Old-school hiking sole meets simple, leather oxford style in this classic-looking shoe. The organic-cotton-lined insoles mold to your foot, and there's enough shock absorption in the midsoles for...

Pro 950 Down Lafuma - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

THREE-SEASON ULTRALIGHTGo hard all day and sleep like the dead all night? We liked this bag for both pursuits. It's light and compressible, thanks to a three-quarter-length zipper, a tapered design,...

Scott Ruston - Soft Shell: Reviews

Form and FunctionThe Ruston was the surprise hit of the test. For starters, Scott's designers nailed the details on this highly water-resistant soft shell: The hood is top-notch, and there are good-...

Patagonia Stretch Latitude - Rain Jackets: Reviews

DRY IN ANY STORMIf you go out when others go home, this is your jacket. It's a tad heavy, but the payoff is uncompromising protection. When a group of five testers ski-toured out of Washington's...

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...

Rockport Evander - Footwear : Reviews

Dress shoes with two secrets: The leather uppers are waterproof and breathable, and the outsoles are just grippy enough to run on cobblestones in the rain. rockport.com

Big Agnes King Solomon - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

DATE NIGHT, UPGRADEDThe problem: You and your significant other share a love for camping, but your zipped-together sleeping bags and mismatched pad combo are causing a divide. The solution: The King...

Mammut Brisk - Wind Shell: Reviews

Streamlined ProtectionMartinis. Lobster rolls. Jackets. At the end of the day, each is only as good as its main ingredient. And that's why the Brisk was so universally lauded this year—it's cut...

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