Because there's nothing better than a pristine gear closet
Outside staffers are all too familiar with overflowing gear closets, so this week, we scanned Amazon's bestseller list for the highest-rated gear organizers, then pulled the best, most authoritative reviews for each.
Rad Cycle Products Bike Lift Hoist ($20)
"This is a great bike lift. I followed the directions and mounted it on a two-by-four, then attached the two-by-four to the rafters in the garage. It will be easy to remove and remount elsewhere. I bought the heavy duty one because I have a beach cruiser. It's really easy to raise and lower the bike."
Iris 82 Quart Weathertight Storage Box 4-Pack ($125)
"These containers are very sturdy. I am using them primarily to store camping supplies, medical supplies, and other gear that might be good to have on hand in case of an emergency. The containers all arrived in good shape and I like how easily the lid makes a good seal. I can see these boxes performing well even in more rugged conditions which is what I was wanting. They also stack together very well which aids in organization."
Wall Control Galvanized Steel Pegboard ($55)
"Easy enough to hang and they seem like they are built with great quality. These steel pegboards look a lot better than that standard compressed wood pegboards. I hung these in my spare bedroom to organize a bunch of my backpacking, hiking, and climbing gear on them. They are working great so far."
Fleximounts 4x8 Overhead Garage Storage Rack ($180)
"I've recently installed this overhead storage unit by Fleximounts, and I love it! I placed mine over my oil storage tank which was pretty much all wasted space. This unit is sturdy, easy to install, and it instantly maximizes previously unused space. The range of adjustment allows this unit to be quite functional at varying ceiling heights and storage needs."
Seville Classics 16-Bin Rack ($150)
"I use this rack system for my hiking and camping gear which consists of stoves and water filters and many smaller items that are usually strewn all over the house. It is relatively sturdy and constructed of strong materials. The plastic bins are good quality and not flimsy. It comes with the roller casters and leveling legs if you would rather it be stationary."
AmazonBasics 4-Shelf Shelving Unit ($45)
"These shelves were easy to assemble, they hold a lot of items, and are perfect for food or supplies. I stored this shelf in my room to hold everything from camping supplies, outdoor gear, and blankets. Great size, lightweight, and appealing!"