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“This strappy number is best for those who want the wind on their toes, even on technical terrain,” wrote our Summer Buyer’s Guide tester Jill Robinson. (Men: check out the Targhee Open Toe sandals.)…

The fully-submersible Cyclone hip pack is the bag you want for SUP adventures. Its waterproof compartments made it one of our favorite accessories in our Summer Buyer’s Guide.

Summer Buyer’s Guide tester Will Palmer picked the Bose Sport as the best earbuds for running. “The fit on the well-sealed, sweat- and water-resistant Sport is more secure than anything else in our test,” he wrote.

We featured the Armbar Cork in our 2020 Summer Buyer’s Guide. “This eight-tool, 3.1-ounce device is a solid base-camp assistant, with scissors, a hammer, and a 2.5-inch blade for an array of chores,” wrote gear editor Maren Larsen. “Bottle, can, and wine openers keep food and drink flowing, and…

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Our Buyer’s Guide testers included the Insulated AXL Air in their list of the best sleeping pads of 2020. It’s “great for three-season use,” wrote one tester. The regular version weighs less than 12 ounces, and it packs down to the size of a Nalgene.

Our Buyer’s Guide testers like the Purist Mover water bottle for workouts because it’s lined with a thin layer of glass, so it won’t absorb the flavors of your protein powder or hydration mix.

We called this brilliant 18-foot string of solar-powered lights “our favorite car-camping illumination” in the 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide. You’ll get 20 hours of soft light on the low setting and eight hours on high, more than enough to add a touch of class to evenings at camp.

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Featured in our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide as one of the best pieces of sun protection gear, this hat is UPF 50+ and has a “generous four-inch brim that’s lined with black cotton fabric to cut glare and provide solid shade for your face, neck, and shoulders,” writes our…

Watch to see why our testers loved the 2017 Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 Disc.

Watch to see why our bike testers loved the 2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy and why it won Gear of the Year in our 2017 Summer Buyer’s Guide.

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