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.

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.

Bose QuietComfort 15 headphones

Best for Audiophiles

Bose's QuietComfort 15 headphones doesn't block outside noise—they eliminate it, giving audiophiles the best listening experience possible

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.

Scosche IEM856 In-Ear Monitors

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

H2O Audio Surge Sportwrap 2G Waterproof Headphones

Best for Getting Wet

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

Clarks Tarnaby

Clarks Tarnaby Boot

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Clarks Tarnaby boot.

Sorel Mad Boot Lace

Sorel Mad Boot Lace

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Sorel Mad Boot Lace.

Birkenstock London

Birkenstock London Shoe

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Birkenstock London shoe.

Western Chief Neoprene

Western Chief Neoprene Boot

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Western Chief Neoprene boot.

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