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.

Clarks Originals Majorca

Clarks Originals Majorca Shoes

Outside reviews the best gear in the Summer 2012 Buyer’s Guide, including the Clarks Originals Majorca shoes.

Wenger Aerograph Cockpit Chrono

Wenger Aerograph Cockpit Chrono Watch

Think of them as smartphones for your wrist. The latest sport-specific watches will do practically everything but plan your next adventure for you. We review six of the best, including the Wenger...

Keen Timmons Slip-On

Keen Timmons Slip-On Shoes

Outside reviews the best gear in the Summer 2012 Buyer’s Guide, including the Keen Timmons Slip-On shoes.

Luminox Recon Point Man

Luminox Recon Point Man Watch

Outside reviews the best gear in the Summer 2012 Buyer’s Guide, including the Luminox Recon Point Man watch.

Suunto Ambit

Suunto Ambit Watch

Outside reviews the best gear in the Summer 2012 Buyer’s Guide, including the Suunto Ambit watch.

MTM Silencer

MTM Silencer Watch

Outside reviews the best gear in the Summer 2012 Buyer’s Guide, including the MTM Silencer watch.

SKS Tom 18

Tire levers to unseat your slicks, Allen wrenches for adjustments, and a chain tool and spoke wrench for when things really go sour.

Victorinox SwissTool Spirit X

If you’re going to bring a multitool traveling or backpacking, this is the classic choice, thanks to an array of saws, pliers, blades, and screw-drivers.

Leatherman Syle PS

The 1.6-ounce Leatherman Style PS does away with the knife blade of its predecessor, so it’s TSA compliant.

Gerber Steady

For remote treks with a point-and-shoot, a multitool that doubles as a tripod makes a lot of sense.

V-MODA Crossfade M-80

Best for Action Sports

In the event of a wipeout, you'll want V-MODA's indestructible Crossfade M-80 headphones

Etymotic ETY-Kids 5 in-ear monitor

Best for Kids

Etymotic ETY-Kids 5 headphones create a tight seal to let kids listen at lower volumes, protecting their ears from damage.

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