The HOVR Phantom/SE is not your average running shoe. It feels plush and comfortable but looks sleek, fast, and aerodynamic. Our favorite part? The shoe connects seamlessly with the UA MapMyRun app to give you personalized coaching based on your pace, cadence, stride length, and distance—with or without your phone.
The PocketRocket Deluxe was one of our favorite camp stoves of 2019. “This update to one of MSR’s best backpacking stoves is still plenty light at 2.9 ounces, but it’s easier to use than its predecessor,” our Gear Guy wrote. We especially liked the push-start igniter which made for fast and easy cooking.
These rain pants are pro hiker, Wesley Trimble’s top choice pants for winter hiking. The pants are flexible and allow total range of motion. Trimble adds a midlayer under the Rainier Rain Pants to keep him toasty even on snowy, winter hikes.
We featured the Rylo in our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide as one of the best action cameras. “Rylo’s dual-lens camera shoots video in 360 degrees, so you get everything,” our tester wrote. After you're done shooting, the easy-to-use app lets to choose the best footage for your clip.
Outside’s senior gear editor, Will Egensteiner, loved this travel bag so much, he wrote an ode to it this past winter. “If I’m going anywhere for four days or less, it’s all that I bring,” he wrote. His favorite feature was the removable laptop pack that makes organizing electronics a breeze.
The Crux Active is a do-it-all short that you can wear running, hiking, or during sessions at the gym. The shorts use the same fabric as Cotopaxi's Quito Active Tank, which we thought was “buttery soft.” Bonus points for the zippered stash pocket which allows you to store a few EDC essentials during your workout.
The Damaya Lattice was one of our favorite water shoes in our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide. The sandal has a molded, microfiber-lined EVA footbed and midsole that keeps your feet happy all day. Plus, the washable, quick-drying upper repels some water and lets the rest evaporate.
We tested 37 hiking boots and La Sportiva’s Stream was the best lightweight boot of the bunch. At 31 ounces for the pair, the Stream is also fully waterproof, but impressed us with how breathable it was in dry conditions. Our tester wrote: “I couldn’t believe how much traction and support the Stream offered, given its light weight.”
The Momentum is one of our top choice beginner shoes, but it also works just as well for long outdoor multipitch routes or as an intermediate indoor shoe. The relaxed fit makes it perfect for those who want more toe space, and the breathable knit upper helps keep your feet from getting too hot.
The Azura and its new synthetic insulation piqued our interest when it debuted earlier this year. “The prospect of a sleeping bag that offers the versatility of synthetic insulation without completely sacrificing on weight and bulk seems like a win in my book,” our editor wrote.
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