The Tufly received big praise in our 2017 Summer Buyer’s Guide test of the best tents: “Might be the best tent I’ve ever used,” wrote one tester. It’s built to withstand three-season temperatures and has two doors and vestibules for easy access. That’s why we called it “a tent with every creature comfort you’d want at a drive-in campsite.”
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We featured the Helio 105 in our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide. “A balsa and flax core makes the ultralight Black Diamond Helio 105 Carbon skis ideal for backcountry touring,” we wrote. The early rise tip and tail also make the skis perform well in powder.
Patagonia’s bunting is made for the adventurous baby. Our Gear Guy’s daughter, Jojo, loves this one for its warm and cozy 600-fill down. “Jojo even hunts for this bunting, picks it up over her head, and runs around with it, shouting her ‘vaventure!’ rally cry until my wife or I make it happen,” wrote Jackson. Bonus: it looks damn cute.
Our Gear Guy called these ski pants his “favorite winter bottoms of all time” because they’re warm, chafe-free, and fit well. Plus, the special beacon pocket on the right thigh keeps your transceiver safe yet accessible in an emergency.
This hoodie was one of our favorite men’s midlayers in our 2020 Winter Buyer’s Guide. The stretchy merino blend in the arms and back allow venting, while the recycled wool insulation provides packable warmth even when wet. It’s “the perfect piece for nights around the fire on a late-winter camping trip,” we wrote.
Coffee is significantly better when it’s hot, which is what makes the Yeti Rambler an absolute must-have. The double-wall vacuum-insulated mug keeps a 14-ounce cup of joe warm for hours. And it’s dishwasher safe.
This rain jacket is one of our favorite pieces of Black Diamond gear. The Fineline packs into its own chest pocket and is ideal as a just-in-case layer at the crag. “And as ‘Stretch’ in the name implies, the jacket moves with me even if I’m reaching for high holds,” wrote our tester.
This base layer is best for shoulder season. Smartwool’s Merino 150 has all the qualities we love in merino wool—like odor resistance and moisture management—while a touch of nylon allows for easier movement while running or climbing. Plus, the shirt has a snug fit, so you can add extra layers when the temperature drops.
The Micro Puff was our favorite jacket of 2018 because there’s a lot to love about this warm, super-light piece. “The PlumaFill is tacked between sheets of ten-denier nylon fabric in long strands, so it won’t shift and create cold spots,” our tester wrote.
We love the Klettersack for its beautiful, high-quality design. Our tester praised the bag's bomber construction: “The 22-liter pack features 1,000-denier Cordura fabric and heavy duty hardware so it'll put up with years of day-hike abuse.”
The Coleman Classic is one of our Gear Guy’s top choices for car camping. “The two 10,000-BTU burners take a little while to heat things up, but no one should be in a rush when out camping,” he wrote. “If anything ever breaks on a Classic—which rarely happens—replacement parts are easy to find, and the fixes are easy to make.”
One of our female editors’ favorite layers to cozy up in after a long day of skiing, the Better Sweater can also be dressed up thanks to the heathered knit face. We also like the zippered pocket on the sleeve, which is handy for keys and cards.
We included this rain jacket in our 2017 Summer Buyer’s Guide. “The exterior nylon is tough, wind-resistant, and stretchy, while the interior is lined with a buttery knit that adds warmth for alpine starts and windy ridge walks,” our tester wrote. The lining does make the jacket less breathable, so it’s best for slower-paced activities.
The Snap-T Pullover is one of those iconic pieces of outerwear that we think will last you a lifetime. “Chances are you’ll be wearing the same one 30 years from now,” we wrote. Plus, it’s built with recycled materials.
Our senior digital marketing manager, Katie Cruickshank, currently owns two of these trowel-knives and can’t get enough of them. The concave blade works as a shovel and has a sharp slicing edge and a serrated edge for different cutting needs. Cruickshank especially likes the knife’s burly look.
We included the Eddie in our roundup for the best sun shirts because it’s stretchy, dries fast, and has a UPF 50+ rating. “It’s as performance-minded as your favorite tech tee but good-looking enough to wear about town,” our tester said. Added style points for the pearl snaps.
The Stretch Front is climbing editor Julie Ellison’s do-it-all pant for climbing and travel. “These are the first pants that have ever stayed in place while climbing,” says Ellison. The pant has a slim fit and the organic cotton-elastane blend gives it plenty of stretch for high steps and heel hooks.
In our search for the best winter travel gear, we discovered this collapsable duffle. If you’re the type to rack up souvenirs, the Cargo Hauler is perfect because “it won’t burst when you stuff it full of tchotchkes,” we wrote. Plus, the removable backpack straps make it easy to convert from a carry-on to a checked bag if it gets too full.
In our ultimate guide to coolers, this 30-quart, soft sided number was one of our favorites. We especially like the Trooper’s extra-wide opening, two water-resistant exterior pockets, and a mount for a bottle opener or dry box. Plus, the Trooper has shoulder and backpack straps so you can carry it as a pack or a tote.