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.

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

Subject HerPhones

Best for Women

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

JayBird Gear Freedom earbuds

Best for Cycling

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

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.

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.

Keen Timmons Chukka

Keen Timmons Chukka

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Keen Timmons Chukka.

Clarks Tarnaby

Clarks Tarnaby Boot

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

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