Ben Fox

Ben Fox

Ben manages Outside's affiliate marketing program. While he spends far too much time in front of a computer, he prefers to be mountain biking, running, or skiing. Originally from the East Coast, he finds the lack of grass in Santa Fe disturbing.


Patagonia Better Sweater Jacket (Men's)

We take the Better Sweater almost everywhere because it hits the sweet spot between warmth, comfort, and style. It's made from a polyester knitted fleece that is soft on the skin. Plus, the fabric is...

Sep 17, 2019

Redington Sonic Pro Waders (Women's)

The Sonic Pro topped our list of the best waders for women. They worked well for testers with a variety of chest sizes. They fit "more like your favorite pair of jeans than the balloon-style waders...

Aug 5, 2019

BioLite Wood Burning CookStove

BioLite's Cookstove has an integrated battery, which powers a fan for efficient cooking. Plus, four fan speeds control flame size, enabling you to boil water fast or just simmer.

Jun 18, 2019

Sunski Dipseas Sunglasses

The Dipseas sunglasses have long been one of our favorites. According to our testers, “the [Dispseas] turns up the style dial with delicious frame colors...and the outlook is cool and clear...

Apr 23, 2019

Snow Bikes Don't Have to Be Lame

The Sno-go bike is designed to be ridden downhill at lift-accessed ski resorts. We were skeptical, but after just a few days of testing, we're hooked.

Ben Fox
Mar 21, 2019

Introducing Outside's Gear Picks

Outside introduces Gear Picks, a new, quick-scrolling, easy-to-shop-for gear template that will help us connect you with the quality gear you need for all your adventures.

Ben Fox
Feb 27, 2019

REI Co-op 650 Down Hoodie 2.0 (Men's)

Quality insulation doesn’t have to be expensive. Case in point: the REI Co-op 650 Down jacket. It weighs just 10.5 ounces and packs into its own pocket when you don’t need it. It’s...

Feb 14, 2019

The North Face Base Camp 50L Duffel

Since its launch in 1986, the Base Camp has essentially defined the category of adventure duffel. Its burly 1,000-denier, water-resistant fabric and convertible straps allow it to be carried as a...

Jan 3, 2019

United by Blue Bison Snap Jacket (Men's)

One of our favorite shackets, the United by Blue Snap is stuffed with a blend of bison fiber and recycled polyester, making it quite warm for its weight and exceptional at quashing odors. Pro tip:...

Dec 17, 2018