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.

Magellan eXplorist 110 GPS

Magellan eXplorist 110 GPS

Outside reviews the best gear in the Summer 2012 Buyer’s Guide, including the Magellan eXplorist 110 GPS.

Sorel Derby LTR

Sorel Derby LTR Shoes

Several continents and many blisters later, we can tell you one thing: these were the six most versatile and adventure-ready kicks we wore this year, from the Sorel Derby LTR to Rockport Eastern...

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.

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.

Jays V-Jays headphones

Best Overall

Jays' v-Jays headphones are light, flexible, and offer full, clear sound

The 10 Best Adventure Headphones

The 10 Best Adventure Headphones

Outside reviews the 10 best adventure headphones, so you can keep the music playing wherever you go—from underwater to up in the sky.

Bowers & Wilkins C5 in-ear monitors

Best for Running

Bowers & Wilkins C5 earbuds are the best-sounding running headphones we've ever tested.

Logitech Ultimate Ears 200 Noise Isolating Headset

Best for Skiing

Logitech's Ultimate Ears 200 Noise-Isolating Headset is great for skiers who need to switch songs or adjust the volume with gloves on.


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