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Hiking, Backpacking & Camping

Best Backpacking Gear of 2022

Best Backpacking Gear of 2022

If you are gearing up for Backpacking, we've got you covered with our comprehensive list of the best gear of the year.
Best Powered Cooler of 2022

Best Powered Cooler of 2022

Feel like you're drowning in a sea of technical specs without a clue of what's best? Let us throw you a life raft of...


Men's Clothing

Best Winter Jackets of 2022

Best Winter Jackets of 2022

We put in the cold hours and the nitty-gritty research to bring you reliable recommendations. As it pertains to winter...
Best Down Jackets of 2022

Best Down Jackets of 2022

Searching for an awesome new down jacket but aren't sure where to begin? Our experts reviewed 12 of the best and most...
Best Rain Jackets of 2022

Best Rain Jackets of 2022

Whether you need an all-around rain jacket or one suited for specific types of applications or budgets, we have a pick...


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 Skate Shoes of 2022

Best Skate Shoes of 2022

To help you find the best skate shoes, we researched dozens of different models on the market and bought and tested 8...


Climbing

Best Climbing Gear of 2022

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 Gravel Bikes of 2022

Best Gravel Bikes of 2022

Are you looking for a new gravel bike? After researching the top options on the market, we bought 7 models for this...


Snow Sports

Best Avalanche Beacon of 2022

Best Avalanche Beacon of 2022

An avalanche beacon is an essential part of a backcountry ski kit. But which one is best for you? We purchased 14 of...
Best Snowshoes of 2022

Best Snowshoes of 2022

Finding the best pair of snowshoes for your adventure from the ever-growing crop of choices can be worse than...
Best Ski Socks of 2022

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 Kayaks of 2022

Best Kayaks of 2022

In the market for a new kayak this season? We're here to help you make the most educated choice to suit your needs and...
Best SUP Boards of 2022

Best SUP Boards of 2022

Looking for the best stand up paddle board of them all? We extensively tested all the best SUPs side-by-side to help...


Fitness

Best Hand Weights of 2022

Best Hand Weights of 2022

Looking for the best hand weights? We researched the market before our experts bought and tested the top 9 promising...
Best Running Gear of 2022

Best Running Gear of 2022

With our collection of knowledge on all things running, we have put together a list of our favorite products to keep...


Travel

Best Carry On Luggage of 2022

Best Carry On Luggage of 2022

Looking for your next piece of carry-on luggage? We bought and tested a fleet of carry-ons to help you find the right...
Best Cargo Boxes of 2022

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...


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How to Choose a Lantern

How to Choose a Lantern

Learn how to choose the best lantern to light the way on your next outdoor adventure. From backpacking to emergency...
How to Choose a Yoga Mat

How to Choose a Yoga Mat

With so many different types of yoga mats out there, it can be confusing to find the perfect one for you and your...
How to Choose a Pocket Knife

How to Choose a Pocket Knife

Pocket knife shopping is daunting. If you consider discontinued but still relevant products, and the depths of the...

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