Sam Moulton

Petzl E+Lite - Lanterns & Headlamps: Reviews

We took this mini-lamp everywhere—hiking, paddling, road-tripping—because it weighs an ounce, has several modes (including a red LED for night vision), and, thanks to a highly adjustable...

L.L. Bean Storm Chaser - Footwear : Reviews

L.L. Bean Storm Chaser - Footwear : Reviews

They're waterproof. The outsoles are specifically designed for increased traction on wet surfaces. And they fit and feel like running shoes. In other words, they're like your old clunky duck boots,...

Ground Virtual - Rain Jackets: Reviews

Ground Virtual - Rain Jackets: Reviews

VERSATILE PERFORMER"It's super-comfortable, looks cool, and beat back steady rain for hours," said one tester, summing up the Virtual's virtues. In a category that has never been known for sleek...

Scott Ruston - Soft Shell: Reviews

Scott Ruston - Soft Shell: Reviews

Form and FunctionThe Ruston was the surprise hit of the test. For starters, Scott's designers nailed the details on this highly water-resistant soft shell: The hood is top-notch, and there are good-...

Patagonia Ranger Smith – Footwear: Reviews

Patagonia Ranger Smith – Footwear: Reviews

Thanks to a lugged Vibram sole, the Ranger Smith has the best traction of any boot we tested. But it also has a soft side—a Polartec lining—that keeps toes toasty. patagonia.comBonus: The...

GSI Outdoors 12

GSI Outdoors 12

If you really want to impress, bake a cake, cinnamon rolls, or a lasagna in GSI Outdoors' aluminum 12" Hard Anodized Dutch Oven. gsioutdoors.com

Naxo NX21 – Backcountry Ski Bindings: Reviews

Naxo NX21 Backcountry Ski Bindings: Reviews

With an alpine-style toe piece, a DIN of 13, and a heel lock to prevent an inadvertent switch to touring mode, the Naxo is ideal for aggressive big-mountain skiers. In touring mode, a smartly...

Yakima SkyBox LoPro Titanium - Car Racks: Reviews

Yakima SkyBox LoPro Titanium - Car Racks: Reviews

Top BoxIt's pricey, yes, but it's also the Rolls-Royce of rocket boxes. The sleek design helps decrease wind drag and preserve gas mileage, yet its 15 cubic feet of storage still easily fits five...

Garmont Shaman – Backcountry Boots: Reviews

Garmont Shaman Backcountry Boots: Reviews

A high cuff and fixed spine make the Shaman every bit as stiff as the best alpine freeride boots on the market. But because it comes with two soles—one ISO alpine and one rockered, ski-...

Black Diamond Whippet Self-Arrest - Poles: Reviews

Black Diamond Whippet Self-Arrest - Poles: Reviews

Chute fiends: This classic self-arrest pole has been redesigned with a non-removable (i.e., more confidence-inspiring) head and a pick cover (5/$10, not included)—so you won't gut yourself in a...

Pro 950 Down Lafuma - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

Pro 950 Down Lafuma - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

THREE-SEASON ULTRALIGHTGo hard all day and sleep like the dead all night? We liked this bag for both pursuits. It's light and compressible, thanks to a three-quarter-length zipper, a tapered design,...

Timberland Earthkeepers Oxford - Footwear : Reviews

Timberland Earthkeepers Oxford - Footwear : Reviews

Old-school hiking sole meets simple, leather oxford style in this classic-looking shoe. The organic-cotton-lined insoles mold to your foot, and there's enough shock absorption in the midsoles for...

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