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Watch to find out what climber and gear editor Will Egensteiner thinks about BD's first shoe, the gym-specific Momentum.

Watch to see what our gear editor, Ben Fox, loves about the Urban 8.0, a design-focused commuter bike from Canyon.

The Lumos Helmet re-imagines bike safety with its integrated LED brake lights and turn signals.

The Ottolock is a fraction of the weight of a U-Lock but far stronger than a cable lock, making it the perfect solution for quick bike rides around town.

We’re always on the hunt for great camp cookware setups, and Stanley’s Base Camp Cook Set raises the bar.

The Eureka Gonzo Grill is one of our favorite all-in-one cook systems that we’ve tested.

The Camper is a new hanging tent from Treepod, a company known for making super cool hanging forts for kids.

Yeti has re-vamped their Hopper cooler for 2017, making it much more user friendly and comfortable to carry.

Patagonia nailed the details on their first sleeping bag, from the bivy-friendly front zipper to the roomy footbox and ethically sourced down.

Thule’s soon-to-be-released RoundTrip Ski Bag nails the details and has some game-changing features that make it one of the most user-friendly ski bags we’ve seen.

Watch to see our gear editor's go-to European ski brands to check out this season.

The Scope ley's you instantly measure snow pack characteristics while ski touring.

Watch as we run the Thunderhead through a car wash to find out just how waterproof the bag really is.

The DPS Wailer 112 RPC 2.0 ski is damper than its predecessor yet still light and quick on the uphill, making it one of our favorites for winter 2017.

Watch to see our go-to layering system for bike commuting on those chilly fall mornings.

The BioLite BaseCamp stove has quickly become one of our favorite fall car camping tools. This wood-powered stove offers a great alternative to traditional fuel stoves or heavy grills and has a USB port to charge your devices while you cook.

Watch to see if our online gear editor, Jakob Schiller, thinks Yeti's soft-sided coolers are worth the price tag.

Watch to see what else we love about this soon-to-be-released jacket.

Watch to see what Outside’s online gear editor and resident photographer, Jakob Schiller, loves about this game-changing bag.

Nothing beats a hot meal after a long day on the trail, and Omeals makes things a whole lot easier with their self-heating packaged meals.

Watch to see why the OR Ascendant Jacket will be an essential part of your 2017 ski kit.

Rocky Mountain Underground brings us the innovative new Grrowler, a dog collar that transforms into a water bowl.

Meet the coolest gear you can buy with $50

It turns out that all running shorts are not created equal

Watch to see how this rooftop tent from Tepui won us over

The Firebelly trail quilt from Kammok is versatility defined. The traditional bed quilt transforms into a sleeping bag thanks to drawcords that create a cozy footbox and snaps that keep you snug. Watch to find out why Outside's online gear editor Jakob Schiller plans…

The new Arc’teryx Voltair Avalanche Airbag will be a game changer for backcountry skiing and riding