Frederick Reimers

REI Radiant 0

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the REI Radiant 0.

Switch Craft

A portable kayak that's (finally!) both inexpensive and a cinch to put together.

Amangiri

Best Adventure Lodges. Amangiri, Utah

Tordrillo Lodge

Best Adventure Lodges. Tordrillo Lodge, Alaska

Tu Tu' Tun Lodge

Best Adventure Lodges. Tu Tu' Tun Lodge, Oregon

King Pacific Lodge

What makes these 10 launchpads stand out is access to terrain and peaks that no one else can reach. Home-cooked meals and five-star service don't hurt, either.