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

The season’s haulers emphasize user-friendliness

My first backpack trip of 2019 is this month. These are the critical and interesting items that I'm taking with me.

Shedding ounces can make a difference on the trail. If you want to move fast and light, consider these items…

Ariella Gintzler talks through the features of her favorite running headphones, which stay put even when she's taking a break from the beats

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Creating adidas's new Free Hiker involved three through-hikes of the Pacific Crest Trail, dozens of prototypes, and one eureka moment at a laundromat

Smart looks and smarter design make this jacket the first thing we reach for when we head out the door

And other advice for the first-time dog owner

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Because hiking faster means hiking farther

The answer depends on your skill level, your feet, and your body type

These will save you from drinking contaminated water—and shelling out a ton of money…

The film ‘Why Is Fjällräven So Expensive?’ examines the intersection of the company’s sound business practices and steep price tags.

A peek at Hydro Flask’s Journey Series hydration pack, Mountainsmith’s Zerk 40L Fastpack, and OluKai's Hawai’iloa boot collection

Style and capability, all in one pretty fun package

Easy to clean and functional to boot

Upgrade your shoes with these great-value options…

Her surfing students wanted swimsuits that stayed put and had a place to stash a key or money. So Andrea “Mona” Picasso created some—and they’re brilliant.

The Camp Café is a coffee-making system available for large groups of people (or folks that need their joe in mass quantities)

Hip shape and torso length matter, and a pack that fits right will save you energy on the trail

Weather-ready footwear with street-worthy good looks

A bear's sense of smell is seven times better than a bloodhound's. Outsmart them with this food-storage bag.

You don't need to spend a fortune to get a bright light with good features. Here are our top picks under $20.

With a new year and new gear right around the corner, it's time to take a look back at our favorite products from the past 12 months

A legit flagship watch, but it needs a firmware fix

With Ember’s Ceramic mug, your coffee stays hot all day.

REI’s Flash Air hammock strings up between two trees but has the mesh and rain fly of a ground tent.

Want to be the life of the party? Bring the Picnic Time Bar Backpack.

The La-Z-Boy of camp chairs, Helinox's Sunset is as comfortable as this essential camp gear comes—without being overbuilt

For those who love beer, the Stanley Go Growler and Stein Set is the perfect combo to keep the stuff frosty and carbonated

Thanks to built-in heaters, Ember’s Ceramic Mug keeps your beverage hot all day.

Gear editor Emily Reed talks about how the Nomad Wireless hub ($80) eliminates tangled wires while keeping all of your devices juiced

The Nanopresso by Wacaco is perfect for campers who want an alternative to the instant junk.

The Everyday Sling from Peak Design can fit a full camera body and two lenses.

Poles seem simple, but they're an important part of your hiking or backpacking kit. Here are our all-time favorites.

The Rumpl Puffy Sherpa blanket is a skier’s best friend for cold-weather tailgating.

These are an absolute joy to use, despite some inherent limitations

Peak Design is known for its intuitive and feature-rich camera accessories and packs. Its latest is no different.

A solid budget-minded option, so long as you can tolerate the infuriating keyboard

The Altra Lone Peak 4 Mid RSM is lighter, more comfortable, and more supportive than any other boot I've tested. They're not stylish, but hey: Looking good in the woods is overrated.

If the shoe fits, ski in it

Like its predecessors, the Sawyer Micro Squeeze removes 99.9 percent of bacteria, but through a much lighter and smaller package.

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