Gear of the Year

New Balance Minimus Zero Road

Reviewing shoes used to be straightforward. Lightweight shoes were meant for racing, heavily cushioned shoes were meant for efficient runners who racked up lots of miles, and stability shoes—with a...

Montrail Rogue Fly

There was a time when shoe companies took their bestselling road models, slapped some dark colors on them, toughened up their outsoles, made them uncomfortably stiff, and marketed them as trail...

Oakley Radarlock Sunglasses

Two truths: First, we need sunglasses for protection against malign solar wavelengths that cause eyestrain, burning, itching, headaches, and much worse. (And the corollary, that inadequate protection...

Summer 2012 Gear of the Year

After months of torture-testing the latest crop of outdoor gear, we've compiled a list of our 14 favorite items, from the REI Igneo sleeping bag to the Blue AC1 road bike

Rossignol Super 7 Skis

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Rossignol Super 7 Skis.

Völkl Nunataq

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Volkl Nunataq skis

Salomon Quest 30 Pack

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Salomon Quest 30 pack

Helly Hansen Odin Mountain Jacket

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Helly Hansen Odin Mountain jacket.

Atlas Aspect Snowshoes

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Atlas Aspect snowshoes.

Fondriest TF3 Road Bike

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Fondriest TF3 road bike.

Deuter ACT Zero 50+15 Pack

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Deuter ACT Zero 50+15 pack.