Well Spent


The world of wellness products is vast and confusing. It can be hard to discern what's really worth your money—and what's just good marketing. We're here to help. In our new series, Well Spent, Outside staffers recommend the hidden gems that we’re unabashedly obsessed with.

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Padding from the Purple Royal converted one editor’s less than ergonomic dining-room chair into a comfy seat

Dubious about the hyped-up claims of many skin-care products, travel editor Erin Riley tried this popular mask, and now it’s part of her weekly routine. “My skin feels better than it ever has: softer, clearer, and firmer,” she wrote. Read her full review here.

My partner and I use the LuxFit daily

One of our editors is ready to declare this slightly effervescent libation as the perfect sports pick-me-up

Dubious about the hyped-up claims of many skin-care products, one editor tried the popular Aztec Secret face mask. Now it's part of her weekly routine.

Five items that made our lives easier, from a neck-saving pillow to an acupuncture set

One Outside editor added acupressure to her quiver of remedies for her mild scoliosis. It worked better than she thought it would.

Always a fitful sleeper, one editor discovered Howard Leight earplugs a decade ago. It's still the only brand she uses to avoid restless nights.

When excruciating ankle pain threatened to sideline her ski season, one of our hard-charging editors tried Lazarus Naturals' CBD balm as a last resort. It worked—even though she still doesn't know how.

After a monthslong search, a buckwheat-filled pillow helped one editor finally sleep comfortably

It's fair to be skeptical of instant coffee. But after tasting Laird Instafuel, even one of our coffee-snob editors has been converted.