- It's that time of year again. Our 2013 Summer's Buyer's Guide, which highlights the best hiking, biking, running, adventure travel, water-sports, and women's gear, is about to hit newsstands (official date is April 30). The iPad edition—with digital extras that allow you to zoom in on products, tap to purchase, and share pages—will be available on our Outside+ Magazine App, available in the Apple App Store starting May 9th. In the meantime, here's a sneak peek at the top 14 products that won one of our coveted Gear of Year awards...
Kelty Ignite DriDown Sleeping BagTwo hundred bucks for a water-resistant down sleeping bag that weighs less than three pounds and stuffs down to the size of a football? Yes, please. Read More About the Kelty Ignite DriDown Sleeping Bag
Niner Rip9 RDO Mountain BikeThe Rip 9 RDO is extremely well balanced and stable but also nimble and quick. With sculpted carbon tubing, a color-matched fork, and blinged-out red hardware accents—every detail on this 5.1-inch trail bike screams quality. “Plush. Sweet. Awesome. Beauty. Ultimate heaven,” one tester gushed. And he wasn’t exaggerating.Read More About the Rip 9 RDO
GoPro Hero3 Black Edition CameraDespite a lot of newcomers in the field, GoPro is still the leader in adventure cameras. The new Hero3 Black manages to pack an f/2.8 wide-angle lens, a 12-megapixel sensor, and the power to shoot 30 still frames per second into a camera body that’s smaller than a bar of soap.Read More About the GoPro Hero3 Camera
Trek Domane 6.9 Road BikeWith an innovative carbon frame design, closed-cell foam pads, and cushy 25-millimeter tires, the Domane is the fastest and smoothest comfort bike we’ve ever swung a leg over. “It smooths out big hits almost like a softtail mountain bike,” one tester remarked. Read More About the Trek Domane Road Bike
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