2009 Summer <em>Buyer's Guide</em> Videos

Our Buyer's Guide editors review their favorite gear.

May 5, 2009
Outside Magazine
2009 Summer Buyer's Guide

2009 Summer Buyer's Guide


Merrell Riot
An all-purpose hiker for a Killer Value.

Vasque Equalizer
An approach shoe that excels on technical terrain.

Kayland Vertigo Light
Our Gear of the Year winning hiking boot.


Sierra Designs Vapor Light 2
An ultralight model for the fast-and-light crowd.

Big Agnes Gore Pass 2
A Killer Value for either backpacking or car camping.

Nemo Losi 3P
Our Gear of the Year winning tent.


Marmot Aegis
Our Gear of the Year winning storm shell.

Columbia Rapidfire
A superlight wind shell with impressive protection.

Mammut Verglass
The most breathable—and stain- and sunproof—soft shell we tested.


Arc'teryx Arrakis 65
A waterproof, technical weekend pack.

Osprey Exos 46
Our Gear of the Year-winning ultralight backpack.

Gregory Diablo
One of our favorite small packs.

Trail Runners

The North Face Voza
A do-it-all road and trail hybrid.

La Sportiva Wildcat
A trail runner built for technical mountain terrain.

Montrail Mountain Masochist
The Gear-of-the-Year winner can take on any trail.

Road Runners

Brooks Glycerin 7
A cushioning shoe for mellow runs.

New Balance 769
Light and fast—a mild-stability shoe with kick.

Asics Gel-1140
A high-mileage stability shoe—and great bargain.

Adidas Supernova Glide
Our Gear-of-the-Year winner delivers on comfort.

Women's Bikes

Felt ZW1
A top-of-the-line, lightweight racer.

Gary Fisher Simple City 8
Our favorite eight-speed commuter this year.

Specialized S-Works Era FSR Carbon
A high-end, women’s-specific mountain bike.

Sleeping Bags

The North Face Green Kazoo
A 15-degree sleeping bag made from recycled material.

GoLite Adrenaline 20
Our Gear of the Year-winning sack.

Car Camping Gear

The North Face Twin Peaks
Our favorite car-camping sleeping bag for two.

Brunton BrewFire Dual Fuel Coffeemaker
A gas-run portable coffeemaker that cleans easy.

Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6
Sleep comfortably with this family-size tent.

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