Will Palmer

Author's Bio

Tucson-based Will Palmer is a freelance editor, a former staffer at Outside, and a longtime reviewer of tech, watches, luggage, running shoes, and apparel for Outside, the Buyer’s Guide, and Outside Online.

Keen Alta Mid: Footwear Review

Keen started out as a summer-shoe specialist; now they go to the other extreme with a nubuck leather sneaker-boot thing—with faux-shearling flourishes at the ankles—that, surprisingly,...

Freestyle Navigator 2.0 - Sports Watches: Reviews

Flying south for the winter? The island-friendly Navigator 2.0 has a compass, 30-lap memory, three alarms, and 100-meter water resistance. The cool innovation is the free-form mesh band, which...

ContourHD 1080P: Video Cameras Review

Not only does the ContourHD have some of the coolest features you can find in a helmet (or goggle or handlebar) cam—1080p high-def, a laser-pointing lens leveler, and GPS tagging—but its...

Sierra Designs Mountain Boot: Footwear Review

Light as a feather and stuffed with 700-fill down, these moonboot-like waterproof-breathable pillows-for-your-feet have just enough guts for a run to the beer store, while cordlocks cinch tight to...

Nikon COOLPIX S1000PJ: Point and Shoot Review

Take action video and stills all day on the slopes, return to your condo, kill the lights, and project the images directly onto your wall. Gimmick? Not when it's a well-priced 12.1-megapixel camera...

Helly Hansen Ask Winter: Footwear Review

Doc Marten meets Blundstone in this supple leather boot equally suited for city sidewalks and making hay in the back forty. Named for the first man, per the Norse creation myth, the Ask boot, while...

Sonic Impact i-F3 - Audio Players: Reviews

Want rugged portability? Then this sound system in a suitcase is a no-brainer. The weather-resistant i-F3 features iPod charging and storage, auxiliary input, FM, and alarm and puts out respectable...

Garmin Forerunner 405CX - Sports Watches: Reviews

No one does GPS like Garmin. This totally wearable (but not waterproof) watch records distance, pace, and heart rate, saves data wirelessly to a computer, and has a new fine-tuned calorie counter...

Garminfone From T-Mobile: Cell Phones Review

We didn't expect the first hybrid Android smartphone/GPS device to do both jobs so competently. Preloaded with maps for North America—with worldwide ones downloadable from Garmin's store—it...

iPod Nano - Audio Players: Reviews

Audio quality is still not as good as you'd expect, but it's good enough, and the two-inch screen renders video surpri­singly watchable. Buying the red unit helps fight AIDS in Africa. Mac or PC...

Google Nexus One - Cell Phones: Reviews

After a decade of ever-more-mobile devices, 2010 has seen several advances we've been hoping for. Some companies have countered the problem of disposable gadgets, designing higher-quality products...

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