Doug Gantenbein is Outside's Gear Guy. You can follow him on twitter @outsidegearguy.
I’ve decided to start bike commuting in order to save some money and get fit. What should I look for in a solid commuter?
When I ski or engage in other outdoor winter sports, my hands get cold–really cold. Any suggestions for a fix?
It's starting to snow, and I'm anxious to get out and do some winter hiking. What's a good combination of snowshoes and winter boots?
For hiking in 110°F, what top would you recommend? I was once told the best choice was a cotton T-shirt with a wind-resistant outer shirt. Is there any truth to that idea?
I need help finding a watch for my boyfriend. He's into white-water rafting, camping, and fly-fishing, among other sports. My budget is around $350, and I want to stay away from features he won't use...
Ice climbing season is coming up and I need to decide whether to buy a hardshell or a softshell. Which do you prefer for climbing?
My wife and I recently went car camping. It was her first trip. She enjoyed it a lot, but the mummy-style sleeping bag I borrowed for her wasn’t comfortable. Too restrictive. What do you suggest we...
What are your ten favorite pieces of outdoor gear from the past ten years?
I'm worried about spraining my weak ankles when I go hiking in the Adirondacks this fall. Do hiking boots provide enough support? What's the best way to keep my ankles safe?
I'm heading into the backcountry this winter after years of in-bounds skiing, and I need a randonee set up. How much should I plan to spend? And will I notice a big difference between randonee boots...
What full-size, affordable camera tripod should I bring camping?
I'm moving to Great Lakes region and I'm looking for a kayak that's easy to maneuver and cheap.
What's the best technical shell for skiing? I'm looking for a jacket that isn't bulky and provides versatility in more than one season.
I'm going hiking in Bolivia, and I'm thinking about using an emergency blanket instead of a sleeping bag. Thoughts? Any recommendations on a liner or material?
How much gear do you really need on a three-day backpacking trip?