Gear Review


The latest

Archive

An ideal ski for beginners to gain confidence on hardpack and corduroy

An easy-skiing option for all levels, especially newer or casual skiers

A beefy ski with stability and power for strong intermediates and up

A dialed groomer ski that excels in short to medium turns

A true frontside ski made for all levels of skiers to improve their carving prowess

Super-stable planks for strong skiers who know how to steer a ski

A ski that likes to stay on-piste for skiers who like to do the same

Truly a ski for everyone, in all conditions, wherever you ski

Not just for carving, this all-mountain ski can do it all

This year’s category winner makes everyone who skis it feel like a star

Everything one cyclist packed for a blistering, long-distance pedal

The Cannondale Topstone Carbon 1 RLE is a gravel bike for mountain bikers who like to ride roads

Whether you’re hiking or heading to the beach, these six items will keep you protected from UV rays

They’re 1,706 miles in and this is what they like most

You’ll be shocked to hear we were outside

An unscientific journey to test Spy's new Discord shades

Dads come in all varieties. One of Outside’s gear dads has the perfect Father’s Day gift idea for each.

Jorts, Hawaiian shirts, sandals—we’re frolicking

Our sibling titles Pinkbike and Beta teamed up for a value-oriented field test in Tucson, Arizona. Here are the results.

Hey, spring, didn’t see you there

Our first impressions put it right up there with the best offerings from this beloved purveyor of cushy runners

The Garmin InReach Mini weighs only 3.5 ounces and operates like a full-size Garmin InReach. According to tester Andrew Skurka, “It retains the core InReach functionality (two-way messaging, location tracking, weather updates) in a package that is more portable.”…

We want to be the best outdoor gear resource on the planet. Help us get there.

The wait for winter is over. Here’s the gear that helped our editors stay warm, festive, and active over the holidays.

Perfect for gifting—or treating yourself in the new year

November usually means the onset of winter, but much of the country is experiencing dry and unseasonably warm weather. Here’s what Outside editors have been using to pass the time until snow season.

Consumer-direct Fezzari challenges the big brands with this mountain-bike-inspired gravel racer that’s best on rough roads and trails

He’s tested them, now they’re on sale

After upgrading his medicine cabinet, one Outside editor credits the Superberry Overnight Mask with his biggest skin transformation

Is it the most underrated month of the year?

It’s easy to spot, but hard to avoid

Four times more powerful than a traditional indoor stove, the PowerFlamer is perfect for achieving restaurant-style Chinese dishes in your backyard

Is there a more universally loved month in the outdoor world?

After a particularly rough spring, an Outside editor invested in a Coway Mighty air purifier to help with her asthma. She’s breathing better already—and the rest of her family is, too.

It’s one of the lightest, thinnest adventure-sport watches on the market. Here’s what our editor thought.

This bike is a big alloy coil-sprung 29er for those who don’t like big alloy coil-sprung 29ers (and also for those who do, too)

With an innovative hipbelt and pockets (almost) everywhere I need them, this backpack is a quiver killer for multiday treks

Versatility is the name of the game with these yet to be released items

Our Outdoor Retailer Gear of Show picks are all items that make life outside easier

The Flying Cloud 30FB Office oozes quality, but it’s not immune to the bumps in the road

The Metolius anchor draw held up surprisingly well in our field testing

Beta tests this year’s newest mountain-bike offerings

Summer is here. This is what we’re using to stay cool—in every sense of the word.

Thanks to these boots, hiking went from painful to pure bliss

Your hydration needs are as unique as your training schedule. Here are four picks for every kind of run.

We dig deep into all of the new (and old) multisport-related functions in Garmin's new cellular enabled, do-it-all smartwatch, the 945 LTE.

A genre-defining trail bike is now even more versatile—and even more fun

You can run these off of gas, pellets, or wood. We tested each kind to see which worked best.

It’s time for shorts, bikes, and—waffles?

It might not be time to head out on a big excursion yet, but it's a great time to get inspired.

There’s more to puffy jackets than meets the eye

Favorites include fire pits, food, and coffee

It feels like you're wearing a pile of sleeping puppies, and the puppies are all dreaming about lambs

Not only do we love these items, but they might be hard to find in stock during the holidays

Each weekday starting on December 1, we'll be sharing one bomber gear deal that we think is worth snagging

These hand-blown tumblers feature a tiny rendering of Yosemite’s Half Dome. Whiskey Peaks also has versions of these glasses for Everest, Mount Fuji, Denali, and other iconic peaks. The set of two makes a classy addition to any home bar.

How does the 2021 Basecamp X measure up to #vanlife?

Keep the adventures going through the changing seasons with these smart staples

What was promoted as an innovative new online event has come to a halt as employees and contractors allege missed payments

There is a direct correlation between a successful adventure and the amount of food you bring with you

In a time when most of us are struggling with restricted access to the activities we love, I wanted to know if VR would help. What I found surprised me.

The company's brand-new SB115 evolved from its super-capable SB100 cross-country model. The latest rendition is even more versatile and well suited to being an everyday trail bike for many.

In his latest video for Backpacking TV, Eric Hanson breaks down what kind of shoe might be the right choice for your hiking style

From camp grounds to house blends, these brewers can handle anything

Let these pieces spark some gift ideas for Father's Day

Gifts that any dad will be stoked to get on Father's Day

What we learned from riding the best bikes of the year

Next