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.


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...

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.

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.

REI Co-op 650 Down Jacket (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...

The Best Gear We’ve Reviewed, Now on Sale

REI’s Winter Clearance Sale is one of the best times of year to stock up on gear. This year’s sale lasts through February 18, and to help you filter through the deals, we picked out products we’ve...