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The 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide

367 products tested and reviewed

Fitness

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Audio gear you’ll find any excuse to use

Take your gym sessions seriously

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Take your gym sessions seriously

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Precision data-gathering devices to optimize your workouts

Real nourishment for high performance

Build a foundation of comfort with these technical next-to-skin garments

Stave off injury and get your body ready for what’s next

Float

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A space-age-looking inflatable with versatility to spare leads this year’s picks

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Footwear for land and sea

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Gear so capable, the trout will practically come to you

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Gear so capable, the trout will practically come to you

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An asymmetrical board with a blazing performance

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Perform your best in these stylish yet technical bottoms

Surf-ready bikinis and one-pieces that protect and flatter

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Play in the rays without feeling the burn

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This year is a celebration of the past—each of the boats at the top of our list is a revamp of a bestseller. Some might say that looking back is a sign that the sport isn’t progressing, but we don’t agree.

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An assortment of oars to take you where you want to go

Packs, cases, and other stuff that survive a good soaking

Hike

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Shelters that rise above in affordability, sturdiness, and headroom

At long last, full-protection shells that breathe, too

The season’s haulers emphasize user-friendliness

Sleep so magnificent, you’ll be turning in early

Lightweight hikers that command the path

Stuff to keep you comfortable for a day (or a month) on the trail

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Stuff to keep you comfortable for a day (or a month) on the trail

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Frosty fortresses for trail and campsite

Gear that’s got you covered wherever you choose to send it

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Camping on top of your car or truck is easier than ever

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Because you gotta eat

And fend off your campmates’ envy

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From backyard to backcountry, precision instruments to help you get the job done

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Six ways to brighten up

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Accessories for good boys and girls

Travel

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Retro style meets future tech

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Adventure-ready bags for cargo hold or overhead bin

Perfect pits for your culinary exploits

A truly game-changing long-haul camper

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Go the distance with these nine essentials

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Dive-oriented timepieces are more capable than ever

Gear for next-level adventure, no matter how far afield you’ll be

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Immortalize your adventures

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Turn your vehicle into an adventure-mobile

And your drawers hidden, too

Bike

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This year’s class is changing how we see roadies

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Dirt whips that take you everywhere the fun is

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Advanced bike gear for safer, radder adventures

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Advanced bike gear for safer, radder adventures

Run

Seven supremely capable shoes for the pavement

Heavy has gone the way of the dinosaur

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Buffs and bandanas aren’t exactly essential running gear for most people, but they’re handy workhorses that mop sweat, keep hair back, and perform a dozen other functions in a pinch

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Performance and comfort, mile after mile