Sam Moulton

The North Face Vario 23 - Camping Tents: Reviews

A STOUT, LIGHTWEIGHT HYBRIDThe split-personality Vario uses a weight-saving design—two sides are single-wall, two are traditional double-wall—to achieve an impressive weight/strength/space...

Jetboil Helios - Camping Canister Stoves: Reviews

Pocket RocketWhen you want the hyper-efficency of a Jetboil stove, but need to cook for two to four people, it's hard to beat the Helios. The company's proprietary FluxRing (a baffle on the bottom of...

Mountain Hardwear Shadowland - Wind Shell: Reviews

Ignore the ForecastAll-purpose windbreakers like the nonstretchy Shadowland have been around for a while—and with good reason. More lined than insulated, the Shadowland is essentially what you'd...

Cloudveil Inertia Peak - Soft Shells: Reviews

REFRESHINGLY UNFUSSYWhen Jackson, Wyoming–based Cloudveil promises a do-it-all mountain soft shell for under $150, the smart money gives it a try. So our Jackson-based tester did everything in...

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. groundwear.com

Giro Shiv - Helmet: Reviews

Designed specifically for the park and pipe, the Shiv's eight vents do an adequate job of cooling, and the detachable magnetic goggles clip is a smart feature—just don't lose it. giro.com

Leki Corklite Aergon - Trekking Poles: Reviews

Swift SticksThree things we look for in trekking poles: light weight, comfy grip, and easy length adjustment. The new Aergons hit the trifecta. At 17 ounces, they're respectably light. The mostly...

Kelty Luxor - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

BETTER THAN YOUR BEDLetting your car do the carrying for you? Sleep like royalty in the Luxor. It has 650-fill down on top and synthetic material underneath, where feathers get squashed. Fittingly,...

Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody - Insulated Jackets: Reviews

Backcountry StapleIf you don't already have a jacket like the Atom LT Hoody in your quiver, it's time to add one. What's so great about it? Because it's lightly insulated with a highly compressible...

I/O Bio Signature Track Jacket: Base Layer Reviews

After testing half a dozen merino-wool midlayers last winter, this was the one we reached for most often, whether we were going skiing or to the bar. A high collar helps seal out the cold. TAGS:...

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