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Editor Maren Larsen called this bag “the best gift she’s ever received.” While the original version of the Lamina she tested is discontinued, this is the newest model. “The inside feels like a cloud wrapped in silk sheets, thanks to the polyester-taffeta lining,” she wrote. Read her full review…

In addition to providing comfort on frigid nights at camp, a zero-degree bag like the Oberon “will keep you warm should you need to wait out a blizzard on the side of the road,” our tester wrote. Columnist Wes Siler also recommends keeping it…

This bag is made from 40-denier ripstop nylon with synthetic insulation that’s rated to 30 degrees. Tester Graham Averill says his DoggyBag has held up to ritualistic circling and scratching from his dog, Rocket, until the pup finds just the right spot to sleep. “After he settles down, it’s easy…

This is one of our go-to bags for summer surf trips, shoulder-season backpacking trips, and overnight forays into the mountains. It’s light and compact enough for taking out on the trail, yet still comfy enough for casual car-camping adventures—and it comes at a price that won’t destroy your budget.

Our testers included this sack in our Buyer’s Guide roundup of the best summer sleeping bags. It’s a resurrection of Yvon Chouinard’s two-way center zip design, but with modern refinements. “Stitches puncture the outer or inner fabric, not both, keeping down and heat in,” we wrote. It’s…

Tim Fish talks about gaining design inspiration from unexpected places

Comfortable, technical, light—sleep systems for every season

The retail giant wants to increase participation and diversity in the outdoors by lowering the cost barrier

If you've done everything in your power to salvage it, and it's still not working like it used to, maybe it's time for something new

The gear and knowledge you need to stay comfortable overnight in the snow

The Moonwalk is Nemo’s solution for bikepacking. The bag is compatible with Nemo’s insulated sleeping pads so it focuses its insulation power to the top, like a duvet. The bag is rated down to 30 degrees, but our tester used the bag in low 20s and said “it proved…

I love it dearly, but it's not something I ever would have spent my own money on

Gently used apparel and a new upcycled line are available at the Boulder storefront

Jenny Jurek, a former Patagonia designer, knows a thing or two about how to modify gear for your little ones without spending a fortune

Rated for arctic conditions, here’s how it holds up in frigid work environs

You're not going to want to do this at home

Keep your gear compact and safe with these handy haulers

The Magma 15 bag was the warmest sleeping bag we tested in this year’s Summer Buyer’s Guide. One of our testers described it as “the boss of mummy bags.” The Magma uses a water-resistant, ripstop Pertex exterior with 850-fill treated down. The bag is minimalist, but will keep you…

The Magma 15 bag was the warmest sleeping bag we tested in this year’s Summer Buyer’s Guide. One of our testers described it as “the boss of mummy bags.” The Magma uses a water-resistant, ripstop Pertex exterior with 850-fill treated down. The bag is minimalist, but will keep you…

The Azura and its new synthetic insulation piqued our interest when it debuted earlier this year. “The prospect of a sleeping bag that offers the versatility of synthetic insulation without completely sacrificing on weight and bulk seems like a win in my book,” our editor wrote.

An ideal quilt for summer and fall in the Mountain West

Everything you need to know to sleep comfortably when it's cold out

For a technical but luxurious adventure blanket, look no further than the Proton. Outside tester Graham Averill highlighted it in his camp blanket test because of its many features, such as a waterproof shell, synthetic insulation, and a heat reflective coating.

New two-person sleep systems are lighter, plusher, and more affordable

We cover the necessities, plus a few extras and friendly pointers

The One was our Gear of the Year sleeping bag in our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide. “Five-degree bags are sweatboxes, 40-­degree bags aren’t warm enough, and 20-degree bags are never just right. The One Bag, though, is Goldilocks through and through,” said testers. “This is a quiver…

Rated down to 20 degrees and weighing in at 2.7 pounds, the Mirror Lake is a versatile, multi-season bag. The 600-fill, water repellant down and traditional mummy construction makes this a reliable backpacking bag for all conditions.

Sleep so magnificent, you’ll be turning in early

Our beloved puffy took on a very different look at Milan's Fashion Week

The brand's new Azura and Kyan sleeping bags feature a new fill that's supposedly as lightweight and compressible as down

The Lamina’s insulation is selectively zoned to maximize warmth where you need it most while reducing weight and bulk in other areas. The result is a 0-degree bag that insulates more efficiently while saving weight and packing down smaller. This women’s model also packs more insulation than men’s bags since…

The leisure-focused gear company is liquidating all assets after seven years in business

The Enlightened Equipment Revelation quilt offers the most customizable—and comfortable—night of sleep you can get

Our most skeptical tester on the products that changed her mind

10 testers. 20 sleeping bags. 6 months. Here are the results.

From camping equipment and running shoes to apparel and accessories, we get to test it all. Here’s what’s on our editors’ desks today.

With 700-fill down and a rating to 23 degrees Fahrenheit, this bag is ready for a lifetime of adventures

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