Robert Young Pelton has traveled to war zones, been kidnapped by rebels, and tracked pirates in Somalia. Why does he keep going back?
Best for bigger dudes or anyone who is hard on their poles.
Of the dozens of poles, stoves, multitools, and other essentials we tested this year, we kept reaching for these six, from the Brunton Get-Back GPS, which stores up to three waypoints and steers you...
After months of torture-testing the latest crop of outdoor gear, we've compiled a list of our 14 favorite items, from the REI Igneo sleeping bag to the Blue AC1 road bike
We’ve been fans of Therm-a-Rest’s NeoAir pads for years.
Like its predecessors, it’s easy to fix in the field. Add it all up and you’ve got the most versatile, reliable stove we’ve ever tested.
Your sleeping bag is only as good as the pad underneath it. We recommend either of these two: the Big Agnes Insulated Q-Core, which employs both horizontal and vertical baffles, resulting in a...
It’s especially handy in cold temperatures, as the grippy handle and amply sized tools are easy to manipulate with gloves on.
As with most Montbell products, the fit is athletic, there are no extraneous bells or whistles, and it’s highly packable.
To screen out sediment from muddy streams, add the $15 filter.
Who says you can't eat, drink, and sleep in your car as well as you do at home? These products, from the three-gallon Nemo Helio portable shower to the low-profile, synthetically-insulated Montbell U...
Need gadgets on the trail? This is the best insurance policy we’ve found.
Truth be told, we employed this foam-padded icebox while road-tripping as often as we did once we’d reached the campsite.
Outside reviews the best gear in the Summer 2012 Buyer’s Guide, including the Sylvan Sport Go trailer-camper .
The coolest feature is the included utensil set (spatula, spoon, cutting board) that attaches to the stove via magnets.