Sam Moulton

Arc'teryx Gamma LT - Clothing/Apparal: Reviews

Arc'teryx Gamma LT - Clothing/Apparal: Reviews

These lightweight do-it-all pants repel a drizzle and dry quickly if soaked. The slightly tapered fit doesn't flap around in the wind, and the soft chamois-trimmed waist belt is a welcome bonus....

L.L. Bean Storm Chaser - Footwear : Reviews

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,...

Ground Virtual - Rain Jackets: Reviews

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...

Marmot Super Mica - Hard Shell: Reviews

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...

Merrell Encore Chill Slide – Footwear: Reviews

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...

G3 Targa Ascent – Backcountry Ski Bindings: Reviews

G3 Targa Ascent Backcountry Ski Bindings: Reviews

Testers praised the Targa Ascent's bomber construction, but flat-out raved about its uphill performance: A free-pivot mode offers touring without resistance, which means you'll conserve power...

Thule Raceway - Car Racks: Reviews

Thule Raceway - Car Racks: Reviews

The Trunk Rack, EvolvedI've never been a big fan of trunk-mount racks—the clips and straps loosen and need to be tightened or, worse, scratch your car. The brand-new Raceway is different; it...

Scarpa T-Race – Backcountry Boots: Reviews

Scarpa T-Race Backcountry Boots: Reviews

With four buckles and a dual-density shell, Scarpa's top-of-the-line T-Race is basically an alpine boot with a bellow. This year, it's been upgraded to include Scarpa's signature...

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...

Black Diamond Whippet Self-Arrest - Poles: Reviews

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...

Pro 950 Down Lafuma - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

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,...

Timberland Earthkeepers Oxford - Footwear : Reviews

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...

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