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.

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.

Best for Kids

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

Best for Travel

Scosche's IEM856 In-Ear Monitors deliver high-end sound quality, and they won't break when you stuff them into your suitcase

Best for Getting Wet

H2O Audio's Surge Sportwrap 2G Waterproof Headphones can be immersed in water and still provide acceptable sound quality

Best for Women

Women's-specific headphones, like these from Subjekt and Nixon, may work better for ladies with smaller ears

Best for Cycling

JayBird Gear's Bluetooth-enabled headphones are perfect for cycling

Best Overall

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

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.

Best for Running

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