Will Palmer

SteriPen Freedom water purifier

Outside reviews the best gear in the Summer 2012 Buyer’s Guide, including the SteriPen Freedom water purifier.

Sorel Derby LTR Shoes

Several continents and many blisters later, we can tell you one thing: these were the six most versatile and adventure-ready kicks we wore this year, from the Sorel Derby LTR to Rockport Eastern...

Scarpa Manhattan Shoes

Outside reviews the best gear in the Summer 2012 Buyer’s Guide, including the Scarpa Manhattan shoes.

Ugg Kaldwell Shoes

Outside reviews the best gear in the Summer 2012 Buyer’s Guide, including the Ugg Kaldwell shoes.

Clarks Originals Majorca Shoes

Outside reviews the best gear in the Summer 2012 Buyer’s Guide, including the Clarks Originals Majorca shoes.

Keen Timmons Slip-On Shoes

Outside reviews the best gear in the Summer 2012 Buyer’s Guide, including the Keen Timmons Slip-On shoes.

Victorinox SwissTool Spirit X

If you’re going to bring a multitool traveling or backpacking, this is the classic choice, thanks to an array of saws, pliers, blades, and screw-drivers.

Leatherman Syle PS

The 1.6-ounce Leatherman Style PS does away with the knife blade of its predecessor, so it’s TSA compliant.

Gerber Steady

For remote treks with a point-and-shoot, a multitool that doubles as a tripod makes a lot of sense.

SKS Tom 18

Tire levers to unseat your slicks, Allen wrenches for adjustments, and a chain tool and spoke wrench for when things really go sour.

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.

Best for Running

Bowers & Wilkins C5 earbuds are the best-sounding running headphones we've ever tested.

Best for Travel

Scosche's IEM856 In-Ear Monitors deliver high-end sound quality, and they won't break when you stuff them into your suitcase

Best for Audiophiles

Bose's QuietComfort 15 headphones doesn't block outside noise—they eliminate it, giving audiophiles the best listening experience possible