Will Palmer

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.

Smartwool Men's Mocaroon: Footwear Review

Smartwool Men's Mocaroon: Footwear Review

The sock gurus at SmartWool created this hipster slip-on with natural gum rubber soles, wool-and-polyester upper, and cushy, moisture-wicking merino wool linings. You'll wear it straight through on...

Casio Rose Gold G-Shock MGT - Watches : Reviews

Casio Rose Gold G-Shock MGT - Watches : Reviews

Casio takes its heavily armored G-Shock line to a new style plateau. Powered by the sun and kept perfectly precise by atomic technology, the 200-meter-rated Rose Gold is one of the best all-around...

Casio G-Aviation GW-3000 - Sport Watches: Reviews

Casio G-Aviation GW-3000 - Sport Watches: Reviews

MaverickMost of us won't need a watch that'll withstand 12 G's, but it's nice to know it will keep ticking through an inverted flat spin. Add Casio's antishock technology, 200-meter water resistance...

Ugg Hilgard: Footwear Review

Ugg Hilgard: Footwear Review

This mid-height snow boot is stuffed full of that patented Ugg sheepskin lining to shield you from the harshest temperatures, but it's also a better overall performer better than their other models....

Keen Alta Mid: Footwear Review

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,...

ContourHD 1080P: Video Cameras Review

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

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...

Freestyle Navigator 2.0 - Sports Watches: Reviews

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...

Nikon COOLPIX S1000PJ: Point and Shoot Review

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

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...

Garminfone From T-Mobile: Cell Phones Review

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...

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