This shoe was one of our favorite pieces of men’s cycling gear in our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide. The AM7s don’t get major points for style, but the comfortable fit more than made up for it. With a moderately still midsole, we found the shoe ideal for a few hours of riding.
In 2017, this was one of our favorite soft-sided coolers. Our Gear Guy said it's “ideal for space-crunched apartment dwellers heading out on day trips” because it packs down to the size of a three-ring binder. Fully expanded, the cooler can hold 20 cans and a couple pounds of ice.
Built for recovery, the OOahh Sport Flex sandals are perfect for walking neighborhoods, and will quickly become your new go-to post-activity shoe. The sandals absorb 37% more impact than traditional footwear to reduce stress on your feet and joints. Plus, the adjustable velcro upper and slide-on style makes for optimal comfort and fit.
This inconspicuous, two-liter waistpack is one of our favorite low-cost fanny packs. The nylon fabric is durable and lightweight so it’s perfect for storing your essentials on a short day hike. Plus, the top loading main compartment makes your gear easy to access even with one hand if you’re fishing or walking your dog.
Our tester Andrew Skurka wrote a long-term review of the UberLite and found it ideal for three-season conditions (its insulation is good enough for temperatures down to 30 degrees.) This pad is as comfortable as the revolutionary NeoAir XLite, but cuts down weight by 3.2 ounces and isn’t as noisy when moving around.
Outside contributor Wes Siler called this jacket a timeless wardrobe staple for the outdoorsman. “The innovation here is a three-layer waterproof fabric that’s soft, thick, and stretchy and wears way more comfortably than the thin, crinkly hardshell you’re used to,” writes Siler. It’s ideal for around the town, hiking, and car camping.
This duffel is one of our favorite weekender travel bags. The Rolling Thunder is basically the much-loved Basecamp Duffel with wheels. It has a 40-liter capacity and is waterproof so it’ll stand up to plenty of abuse. Plus, the bag is still carry-on size, so you can keep it with you on the plane.
The Insulated V Ultralite SL weighs just 15.2 ounces and rolls up to the size of a Nalgene for storage. We included it among the best winter camping gear in our 2019 Winter Buyer's Guide, where its quick inflation time (as few as seven breaths) won us over.
Two vests in one, the Bivy is reversible and insulated with 600-fill recycled down. Each side is treated with DWR to resist light rain or snow and the drop in hand pockets have a button closure for extra security.
We named the Kor the best soft shell of 2019 in our Summer Buyer’s Guide. The jacket is ideal for summit bids, big-wall climbs, and trail runs because it’s incredibly stretchy and breathable, while still providing enough protection from wind and chill. Plus, the pockets are high enough to be compatible with a harness.
The synthetic insulation in the Ventrix is made to be active, with gill-like vents cut into the underarms to dump heat. The soft face fabric glides easily under your shell for perfect layering when the weather turns. We included this jacket as one of our favorite splurge items.