These Chelsea boots look good and perform well, too. Made from a waterproof leather upper with a canvas lining, the boots slip on and off easily. The rubber outsoles have a slight heel and are made to be grippy on rocks and light snow.

Relax, it's not until May 12—you still have time!

We crowned this the Gear of the Year hiking shoe in our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide. They’re fully waterproof, and gave us confidence to power through puddles and light streams, thanks to the Gore-Tex construction. The cherry on top was the lightweight Vibram outsole, which kept our feet secure across…

Reliable gear to help you navigate the unpredictable sport

Be cautious, but don't let small things scare you away from a deal

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

For years I wrote off fur-trimmed gear as all look and no performance. I stand corrected.

You can't walk in them, but you can fly in them

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

A classic take on the Chelsea boot, with an easy slip-on design made from high-quality oil-tanned leather

Our resident gear expert is a fan of rising at the crack of dawn to get a couple laps in

Style and capability, all in one pretty fun package

The Maine gear giant worked with a small backpack brand to design Bean Boots made with sail cloth. We're obsessed.

Blair Braverman answers your countless questions (How did she choose her parka? What are her favorite insulating materials? How does she pee?) about her Iditarod wardrobe, which is both lifesaving and affordable.

No matter where or how you ski, you need a pair that fits just right, minimizes sweat, and keeps you warm

A stylish twist on a classic—and supremely comfortable—Danner build

An instant classic, these rain boots have waterproof, vulcanized rubber uppers that are flexible so you can walk in them comfortably. Buckles at the top of the boot allow you to tighten them down when the weather turns for extra protection and a nylon lining helps wick away foot sweat.

For years, Vasque has been known for its straight-out-of-the-box comfort and has made a substantial contribution to the world of leather hiking boots with its classic Sundowner. The sportier St. Elias has a full-grain all-leather upper with a Gore-Tex waterproof liner, a soft EVA footbed for cushion, and a urethane…

Hoka One One went for an uncharacteristically subtle approach to the day hiker with the Tor Summit. You get the maximum cushion and rocker you’re used to with Hoka but also a Vibram Megagrip outsole with extra sticky lugs and a nubuck and suede upper with a eVent membrane bootie.

The Thyrus boot is built for day hikes and quick weekend backpacking trips. With a Perwanger waterproof leather upper and Gore-Tex liner, it’ll be a completely dry hike, regardless of how hard it’s raining. The upper and dual-density footbed are complemented by the popular Vibram Megagrip sole for traction on…

We don't get the day off from school anymore, but warm clothes and a few accessories can still make storms fun

This midcalf boot from Sorel is waterproof, thanks to vulcanized rubber and taped seams. That means you can power through winter-slosh with ease and in style.

Fully taped waterproof construction keeps your feet dry while 200-gram insulation keeps toes warm and toasty during that early morning drive to the mountain for first tracks. When you take off your uncomfortable plastic ski boots, the Cheyannes, with their removable molded EVA footbeds, will feel like walking on clouds…

The M1 launched the footwear company we know today

Weather-ready footwear with street-worthy good looks

These waterproof ankle boots were featured in our roundup of the best women’s après gear in our 2019 Winter Buyer’s Guide. With lugged soles that provide grip on snowy streets, the Elsa is a go-to boot for the winter months.

Trekking the span of the frigid southernmost continent alone and unaided demands durable equipment

The apparel and equipment that were fixtures in our kits all year

Get-up-and-go capability with dress-up good looks

Be prepared for anything with these 12 cold-weather-gear picks

From ski straps to boot bags, here's our favorite gear for getting to the hill and back

Indie design shops are working quietly in the background on many of the best products out there (think of Patagonia's Black Hole duffle). But the gear companies don't want you to know that.

Colder temps mean we get to bust out of favorite boots, jackets, and accessories

A Nebraska-based photographer is bringing positivity and drag culture to the great outdoors—in six-inch heels

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

Stylish, water-resistant protection for the shoulder season

Strap on one of these accessories and walk with confidence this winter

New sandals and boots combine Chaco’s hallmark comfort with the style you want in everyday life

Comfort and performance in a lightweight package

A dash of style doesn’t have to mean reduced traction

The new women’s apparel we’re testing and loving right now

Thanks to a deep focus on fit and function, the women’s workwear industry is booming

Chances are, you've ticked a couple of these boxes

Seven approach shoes we're obsessed with

These fashion-forward picks will keep you looking fresh while transitioning to cooler temperatures

And four things you should definitely not use it for

Multitalented footwear for everywhere you go

This European gear giant is trying to disrupt the U.S. outdoor market with its $2.50 backpacks and $49 tents. But is the product any good?

Clothes and tools for toiling at the ranch, on the trail, or in your backyard

A budget-friendly list of the gear you should—and definitely shouldn't—save money on

The stuff we've owned for ages that we couldn't adventure without

Give your wallet a break for just a slight weight penalty

A cleaner, easier way to carry your gear

Aislinn Sarnacki, a columnist for the Bangor Daily News in Maine, on her go-to hiking gear

And how to know when it's time to splurge on a new pair

The latest hikers are as cozy as they are bombproof

Say goodbye to too-wide, unstable boots. These are built for women's feet from the ground up.

Sweat the small stuff (so they don't have to)

Tough and functional for those long days on snow

Fifteen testers picked these five kicks as the best of the season

Savvy streetwear to fend off April showers

Eleven companies making apparel and equipment just the way you like it

If your only exposure to Canada Goose has been an abundance of black parkas on the New York City subway, this rant is for you

Say goodbye to cement blocks—the latest crop of hiking shoes and boots is lighter and comfier than ever

The new Vasque Clarion 88s work as good as they look