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He put four standouts through the ringer to see how they stacked up

The ability to fix your gear outdoors is as important as the gear you choose to use in the first place

This discontinued model is still reliable decades later

Our list of best summer gear for next year includes Olympic innovation, a legit cup of camp coffee, and two classics done better

The Skeletool is a do-it-all multitool that shaves weight down to five ounces without sacrificing utility. The standard fare (pliers and wire snips, blade, screwdriver set) is augmented by a carabiner-like clip that’s good for cracking open a bottle of beer.

From backyard to backcountry, precision instruments to help you get the job done

A rugged lifestyle demands a rugged knife. The Bear Claw’s 2.37-inch blade is full-tang and made from high-quality stainless steel. It weighs just 3.4-ounces and comes with an injection-molded nylon sheath for easy storage and quick access.

Multi-tools are great for some but for most, carrying 20-plus tools around can be overkill. The Ellis is the perfect solution for those who want a streamlined everyday carry knife, that can do a little more than just cut. It features a 2.6-inch stainless steel blade, plus a flat head…

Ben shows off our top gear picks under $50

Bikes are getting more advanced. So are the tools you need to keep them running well.

A backcountry meal is delicious only if you can eat it comfortably

One of these handy micro-gadgets might just save your life

You don't need to overpay for one of these ultra-useful gadgets

We asked a seasoned road chef to lay out his simple, but totally dialed kit

This tool is the best way to open a beer.

If you’re lost, this tool may be the key to your survival.

A tool for people who actually work outside.

We all covet the top-shelf stuff, but our most useful and well-loved kit is often nothing fancy

This multitool hides in your bike frame

Don’t leave this multitool at home

A simple, indestructible everyday carry tool.

What's the best knife for you? The answer is simpler than you might think.

How to find the best tool for your pocket and wallet

Gerber just revolutionized the multitool

A folding knife that will also start your campfire

I called up a handful of skiers, climbers, runners, and kayakers to find out how their tools have helped them during off-the-grid adventures

This belt can save your life in an emergency

You can start a fire with this carabiner

Every wallet should double as a multitool

We’ve never lusted after a bike wrench—until now

Bigger than most other multitools. But also significantly more badass.

This tool belongs in your pocket at all times

A standard piece of clothing that just got a lot more useful

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