Sam Moulton

REI Kilo Flash +40 - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

REI Kilo Flash +40 - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

ULTRALIGHT SUMMER BAGYou tend to pay more to carry less in the rarefied class of one-pound, down summer sacks. That's why the barely-over-a-pound Flash is such a surprise: For packability, weight,...

Primus PrimeTorch 101 - Flashlights: Reviews

Primus PrimeTorch 101 - Flashlights: Reviews

Fast ClipNot only is this pocket-size, water-resistant flashlight impressively bright (25 lumens), but its included alligator-style clip accessory lets you attach the light to just about anything. 1....

Emotion Comet - whitewater kayaks: Reviews

Emotion Comet - whitewater kayaks: Reviews

The two big things to take into consideration when choosing a kayak: the kind of water you will be paddling and for how long. Some boats, like the Emotion Comet (seen here) and the Necky Rip, are...

Black Diamond Verdict – Backcountry Skis: Reviews

Black Diamond Verdict Backcountry Skis: Reviews

1. Black Diamond rolled out an impressive 11 new models this year. But our tele and alpine testers agreed: Of all the new skis we reviewed, the redesigned Verdict was the most versatile, wide enough...

Pearl Izumi X-Alp Seek III WRX - cleats: Reviews

Pearl Izumi X-Alp Seek III WRX - cleats: Reviews

Utility Multi-Purpose Marvel A water-resistant, breathable, seamless soft-shell upper, rubberized toe box, and an aggressive ride/hike sole made this a favorite multi-condition shoe, and testers...

Marmot Exum Work Glove - Gloves: Reviews

Marmot Exum Work Glove - Gloves: Reviews

Lightly lined with fleece and reinforced in all the right places, the synthetic/leather Exum won the all-purpose award. Supple but durable goatskin won't crack like hardware store specials. marmot.com

686 Esse Riding Jersey - Base Layers: Reviews

686 Esse Riding Jersey - Base Layers: Reviews

In a galaxy of mostly boring base layers, the 100 percent polyester Esse has a refreshingly cool look. Caveat: It's the only piece here without any sort of no-stink properties. 686.com

Macpac Epic 300 SF - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

Macpac Epic 300 SF - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

ALL BUSINESSSporting a mini (12-inch) zipper and an aggressively athletic fit (looks like it's designed to fit a lollipop), the Epic is the leanest, meanest bag here. You can even use it sans tent:...

Black Diamond Titan - Lanterns: Reviews

Black Diamond Titan - Lanterns: Reviews

New-School LanternYour old propane-powered lantern might have sentimental value. But it's also fragile and high-maintenance. That's why we like the Titan. It runs on four D batteries, is bright...

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