Gear of the Year

Gear of the Year 2014

Take a look at the top summer products, from shoes to sleeping bags, that won one of our coveted 2014 Gear of the Year awards.

Outside's 2014 Gear of the Year

It's that time of year again! Outside is rolling out our picks for the best winter gear of 2014, featuring everything you'll need for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and more. Gathered here are...

Outside's 2013 Gear of the Year

Outside is excited to unveil its 329 favorite products for the season. As the ultimate gear resource, the issue contains expert reviews on everything you need to adventure outside this...

Salomon Snowcross CS Running Shoes

While the minimalism trend has shifted the center of the running universe toward lighter, more neutral designs with lower heels, shoe buyers are still faced with one crucial question: Performance or...

Atlas Race Snowshoes

Traction, bindings, and weight—these are the biggest differentiators. Let’s start with traction. For steep, icy, or rocky terrain, go aggressive with as many underfoot claws in as many locations as...

K2 BackDrop Backcountry Skis

If it’s been a while since you bought telemark or alpine touring gear, you’ll notice that the game has changed quite a bit. Skis that used to be fat are now narrow, almost every new model has some...

Arc'teryx Modon Resort Jacket

If it’s time for an upgrade, start by answering this question: Do you ski almost exclusively at resorts? The defining characteristic of the ones reviewed here is that they’re built for comfort, not...

La Sportiva Storm Fighter GTX Jacket

From wool-insulated workout wear to the hardest hard shell we’ve ever seen, this year’s backcountry jackets are an eclectic crop. Material upgrades and smart design leaps have made outerwear a locus...

Arc'teryx Quintic 38 Backpack

Think of your pack as a closet on your back. And just as there’s no right way to fold your clothes, there’s no single pack that’s suited to everyone. But allow us to offer some advice.

Dynastar Cham 97 Skis

Those lift-line elitists snickering at your old traditionally shaped skis could use some manners, but they’ve got a point: the new rockered shapes make skiing more fun. Which ones should you buy?...

Tumi Ducati Due Porte Suitcase

Where carry-ons are concerned, thin is in, and you’ll do well to avoid the wide-body rollers that can be cumbersome on smaller planes. If you’re looking for a larger bag to check, look for a balance...

Blue AC1

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Summer Buyer's Guide, including the Blue AC1.

Canon PowerShot G1X Camera

From GoPros to iPhones, cameras are everywhere. But that doesn’t mean the demise of “real” cameras, as some have predicted. Instead, manufacturers have responded to the proliferation of do-everything...