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Hiking, Backpacking & Camping

best handheld gps review

Best Handheld GPS of 2022

Looking to improve your backcountry navigation? We bought and tested 7 of the best GPS units on the market to help you...


Men's Clothing

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Best Jeans of 2022

Have you been scouring the internet to find the perfect pair of men's jeans? Our expert gear testers put the nine most...
best pants review

Best Budget Pants of 2022

Is the thought of replacing your favorite but old and worn-out pants daunting? We researched 25 of the best-selling...
best beanies review

Best Men's Beanies of 2022

Looking for the best men's beanie this season? We did our research and then picked 10 of the best around to push to...


Women's Clothing



Shoes & Boots

Hiking Boots (Men's & Women's), Hiking Shoes (Men's & Women's), Trail Running Shoes (Men's & Women's) or see all in Footwear
best socks review

Best Socks of 2022

Finally time to replace your tired old socks? We researched over 15 pairs of the best of the selling socks before...
best running socks review

Best Running Socks of 2022

Are you seeking a running sock that will suit your needs? After perusing over 50 different models, we've chosen 11 of...


Climbing

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Best Climbing Gear of 2022

Looking for the best climbing gear we've ever tested? Come check out our hand-selected list of the top gear of 2022.


Biking

best bike gear review

Best Bike Gear of 2022

Whether you've just started riding and want to start with a fresh setup, or you have been on a bike for years and want...
best frame & mini pumps review

Best Frame Pump of 2022

When you find yourself way out in the boondocks with a flat, the right mini or frame pump will save the day. We tested...


Snow Sports

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Best Ski Boots of 2022

Are you ready for a new men's ski boot? Our industry experts rigorously tested 9 of the top products of 2022 to bring...
best ski socks review

Best Ski Socks of 2022

Calling all ladies and gents seeking the best ski socks. Our testers virtually live on the slopes in the winter and...


Paddling

best kayak paddles review

Best Kayak Paddle of 2022

Want to get your kayak out on the water? Not sure which paddle to buy? Let us share our extensive hands-on research...
best sup paddles review

Best SUP Paddles of 2022

After comparing over 125 different SUP paddles, we purchased the 15 most compelling paddles currently available and...


Fitness

best exercise mats review

Best Exercise Mat of 2022

Need help purchasing the perfect exercise mat? We've spent weeks researching and testing the best exercise mats of...
best weight vests review

Best Weight Vests of 2022

On the hunt for a way to enhance your fitness routine? We found the 13 best weight vests for this comprehensive...


Travel

best messenger bags review

Best Messenger Bag of 2022

Whether you need a bag for your commute or for your job, we've taken the top 8 models and tested them in as many...
best cargo boxes review

Best Cargo Boxes of 2022

Have more cargo than your car can carry? We bought the 10 best cargo boxes available today and tested them...
10 top backpacks review

10 Best Backpacks of 2022

We're always looking for the best backpacks to fuel our adventures. We tested hundreds of models this year and these...


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How to Choose AT Bindings

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How to Choose a Canopy Tent

New to the canopy market, or just want help narrowing your search? This article has your back. Our experts break down...

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