Gear Review


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

Trash-compactor sacks are the most inexpensive way to keep your gear dry

We've been married 13 years and backpacked more than 12,000 miles together. This is what we've learned.

A sentimental look at the best piece of gear for hauling your child

Here are four items they keep coming back to

Getting the right gear can make your experience outdoors that much better. This year, do the same for Mom and gift something that she'll love—and use—for years to come.

Layers are the secret to staying warm, dry, and comfortable outdoors. These are the best for every situation.

This simple cushion that rescued me on a long-haul flight has become my ultimate work-from-home hack

All that time in the sun and wind takes its toll. Be prepared with these moisturizers.

Sure, the latest Bose or Sony are great, but not if you're on a budget. Here's how three top-rated affordable headphone options stack up.

We sent six editors down a hill for a gear review

At just $40, the bamboo Countertop Composter is a bargain and will keep you from sending food waste to landfills

The Alpine Carbon Corks aren't cheap, but they're the best collapsible poles for rugged use

Sure, the latest Bose or Sony are great, but you can find good sound quality if you're on a budget. Here's how three top-rated affordable options stack up.

The company is bringing its camping game to pop-tops—and we can't wait

Brooks new carbon-fiber shoe rides smoothly and stably, and, on first run, increased pace by 3% at same effort.

The pieces we kept coming back to

Comfort and performance that doesn't look sloppy

Six testers ran, climbed, hiked, and played outside with 17 different deodorants. Here's what didn't stink.

These vacuum-insulated containers will keep your soup warm again and again this winter

Men's trousers that are up to any task you throw at them

It's a vessel. It's a koozie. It's perfect.

If you suffer from cold digits on the run, these gloves provide serious warmth and protection.

A step up in waterproof-breathable performance

If you're looking for a proper off-road trailer that won't require taking out a second mortgage, this tow-behind model is the one for you

Like an old friend, this stick of personal lubricant is always there when you need it, through the good times and the really awkward ones

The RadWagon is useful and efficient, and my daughter loves it

We drove to Mexico and filled our thermoses with margaritas (for gear testing)

Our Gear Guy tested the top small coolers to help find what's right for you

Forget the hatchet—the Buck Compadre Froe has your camp wood-processing needs covered

From summer heat to deep snow, here's a practical and affordable list of things you need

After nearly a month of testing in Alaska and Yosemite, the shelter can best be described as a guilty pleasure

The new iPhone is an even better camera for people who want to adventure outside

An ideal quilt for summer and fall in the Mountain West

The biggest sale of the year is happening now through July 16 on Amazon

Six of our favorite men's hooded sweatshirts

The Harmony is one of our Staff Picks. The natural rubber is among the grippiest we’ve tested, which makes it ideal for hot yoga or sweaty workout sessions.

We just wrapped up reviewing a batch of the best upcoming models at Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado. Here's how it went down.

Yes, we used our expert knowledge to rank fictional equipment

This $18 piece of gear will hold a shower beer, a shower LaCroix, or even a shower coffee

The best leashes and harnesses for logging miles with your pup, tested and reviewed.

Just because it was fun doesn't mean it was easy

Our new site section makes shopping for killer-value gear even easier

The Christensen Arms Ridgeline is high-tech, lightweight, and, paired with a Maven RS.1 scope, reasonably affordable

First looks, analysis, and interviews, all delivered from our team at Winter OR

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

The free soloist hopes that these four books will teach you something about the world

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Like fiberglass origami, it snaps together for cooking and folds down to a small square when it’s time to hit the trail

Six cozy throws, from plush to practical

It’s allegedly as strong as a typical cycling lid, but it looks like a baseball cap and squishes down to the size of a water bottle

The 42-liter pack stood up to more than a week in Yosemite's backcountry

The Ranger and Scout are designed to bring the trademark Traeger cooking experience to the campground

In February, we put more than 250 pairs of next winter's skis through their paces at Snowbird, Utah. We're talking 18 testers, three days, and a total of 1.5 million vertical feet. Find out which planks rose to the top in the Winter Buyer's Guide, which hits newsstands in October. In the meantime, let photographer Lee Cohen take you through the test.

Sure, it's expensive, but hear me out

A long-travel 29-inch sled that handles like a peppy short-travel trail machine? We’ve heard it before, but Marin has a new, compelling entry.

Sixteen years and eight iterations in, this boot is a solid hiker that feels an awful lot like a trail runner

Need fuel for your fireplace or home stove? Swing away.

One of the products we are most excited about this year is the new hiking boot from Tecnica, which uses a heat molding process to custom fit each pair of boots.

We are highlighting five awesome items from Outdoor Retailer that cost $25 or less.

The Spare Tire BBQ Grate from Front Runner is no-frills, affordable, and mounts easily to your truck's rear spare tire.

We loved testing the new Nissan Titan 4X, a burly V.8 that is fully ready for rugged roads but also comfortable and roomy for the everyday drive.

Men, listen up: If you haven’t switched to Saxx, you’re doing it wrong

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.

Watch to get a tour and see what we love about this budget-friendly, lightweight teardrop trailer.

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.

Never let a noisy engine or a crying baby get between you and Elvis Costello

We didn't think it was possible, but Trek made its all-mountain machine even better

High-performance kit for dropping in