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.


Fitbit Charge 3 HR Fitness Tracker

This wearable tracks exercise in 15 different sport modes, including pace, distance, and heart rate, and there’s a sleep-tracking function. On top of that, it features women's health tracking, water resistance up to 50 meters, and a blood oxygen sensor that tracks disruptions in breathing during sleep.

Dec 12, 2018

POC Tectal Bike Helmet

The mountain bike-specific Tectal features a clean style and unibody construction, which extends coverage over the back of the head and temples. POC also carves 15 vents and a lengthy system of air channels throughout so you won't overheat under your lid when you start working hard on a climb.

Dec 6, 2018

Trigger Point Grid Foam Roller

We love this because of its unique design, which wraps a multi-density foam over a rigid, hollow core. During testing, we've found that the material gives a better, firmer massage than the cheap foam found on most rollers.

Oct 31, 2018

Outdoor Research Ascendant Jacket (Women's)

Last year, we named this one of the best active midlayers for women. Much of its performance chops come from the Polartec Alpha Direct insulation, which looks like shag carpet and uses a big, open weave to vent sweat, while also holding in just the right amount of body heat.

Oct 29, 2018