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Gone are the days of just buying and hoping for the best. We have spent hundreds of hours testing and reviewing the best brands, and items, in the biz, everything from down jackets to hiking pants, and for all types of activities: rain jackets, ski jackets and base layers. Not wanting to spend half a paycheck on a new jacket? We understand. This is why we have a slew of budget reviews—budget pants, budget fleece jackets, and so on. Our team of testers wore every item they wrote about, often for months at a time, analyzing each pocket, zipper, and thread.

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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 for you. We analyzed over 80 jackets before purchasing
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 popular mid and lightweight models available on the market today to...
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 jackets, we have deep and broad experience with all sorts of winter...
Best Ski Jackets of 2022

Best Ski Jackets of 2022

Looking for the best ski jacket? We'd like to help! We researched the top models on the market before purchasing a selection of 17 to test and compare side by side.
Best Insulated Jackets

Best Insulated Jackets

In the market for the best synthetic insulated jacket? We've tested and compared 13 of the best choices side-by-side, and can recommend excellent options regardless of whether you want an...
Best Fleece Jackets of 2022

Best Fleece Jackets of 2022

Looking for a new fleece to add some extra warmth to your life? We've purchased 10 of the top fleece jackets on the market and put them through months of rigorous testing in order to help...
Best Hardshell Jackets of 2022

Best Hardshell Jackets of 2022

There are a vast number of hardshell jackets available these days. We purchased the most promising and put them through side-by-side testing to find the best for winter conditions ranging...
Best Softshell Jackets of 2022

Best Softshell Jackets of 2022

Our review tests the top softshell jackets and lets you know which ones are the best for the activities you regularly partake in..
Best Windbreaker of 2022

Best Windbreaker of 2022

Windbreakers are a lightweight, packable, cost-effective alternative to burlier outer layers, and are great for keeping you comfortable in all but the worst weather.
Best Running Jacket of 2022

Best Running Jacket of 2022

To find out which running jacket is the best, we selected the highest-rated offerings in the market and put them to the test in the rugged mountains of Utah and California.
Best Running Shirts of 2022

Best Running Shirts of 2022

In the market for a new running shirt? Our extensive testing and comparison process will help you make up your mind and pick the best shirt for your adventures.
Best Running Shorts of 2022

Best Running Shorts of 2022

Our running experts tested 10 of the most popular men's running shorts from a wide range of brands and price points. We ranked them after thorough testing for their waistband and liner...
Best Sun Protection Shirts of 2022

Best Sun Protection Shirts of 2022

Finding the right UPF sun shirt can be a challenge. To help, we've picked 14 of the best options on the market and put them through rigorous hands-on testing for months.
Best Hiking Pants of 2022

Best Hiking Pants of 2022

This comparative hiking pants review looks at pants that are light and airy, as well as heavy and durable, for hiking long distances or short, traveling, climbing, working, and...
Best Hiking Shorts of 2022

Best Hiking Shorts of 2022

Hiking shorts are an essential piece of equipment for spring and summer adventures. We buy and test the best side-by-side. Our expert advice gives you exactly...
Best Base Layer of 2022

Best Base Layer of 2022

A solid base layer is at the core of keeping you warm, dry, and comfortable as you set out on your next great adventure. Our analysis of the best
Best Long Underwear of 2022

Best Long Underwear of 2022

With temperatures dropping, it's time to prepare to play outside in the cold. We've compared 11 of the best long underwear options on the market, side-by-side, to bring you a...
Best Rain Pants of 2022

Best Rain Pants of 2022

Choosing a pair of rain pants is an unwanted bear of a task. We've done the dirty work, which involves sorting through the massive market and deciding on the best 13 to purchase for testing.
Best Travel Underwear

Best Travel Underwear

Layering systems should be built from the foundations up, starting with a quality pair of underwear. They should be versatile, comfortable, and functional. Here's what we think are the...
Best Boxer Briefs

Best Boxer Briefs

We searched for the best boxer briefs on the market before buying and testing 13 top pairs for the office and the outdoors
Best Budget Down Jacket of 2022

Best Budget Down Jacket of 2022

Are you looking for a new cold-weather layer? We researched over 25 of the top-selling down jackets available today before selecting nine to put through a series of side-by-side tests.
Best Budget Fleece Jacket of 2022

Best Budget Fleece Jacket of 2022

Are you looking for a warm and lightweight layer to add to your arsenal of cold weather clothing? After investigating the best fleeces being offered, we selected ten to independently...
The Best Sunglasses of 2022

The Best Sunglasses of 2022

Searching for the perfect shades? We sifted through hundreds of options before selecting these 15 most promising pairs to test head to head in the sun...
Best Men's Beanies

Best Men's Beanies

Looking for the best men's beanie this season? We did our research and then picked 10 of the best around to push to the limits in our side-by-side testing.
Best Jeans of 2022

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 popular options up to a rigorous head to head test.
The Best Sweater of 2022

The Best Sweater of 2022

Sweaters are an awesome way to change up your look while adding some extra warmth to your life. The quality and comfort of even name-brand options can vary widely. Our expert reviewers...
Best Pajamas of 2022

Best Pajamas of 2022

Maybe you're ready ready to step it up from whatever it is you've been sleeping and lounging in. We researched 35 different products and purchased 9 of the best for direct use and...
Best Budget Pants of 2022

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 pants available before taking a deeper look at 10 of the best-looking...
Best Budget Sweatpants of 2022

Best Budget Sweatpants of 2022

Looking to stay cozy in a new pair of sweatpants? After researching 25 highly regarded pairs, we extensively tested the 10 best to help ease your search.


Recent Gear Reviews in Men's Clothing

Patagonia Ascensionist Review
Editors' Choice
Hardshell Jackets - Men's

Patagonia Ascensionist Review

If you're looking for one hardshell to wear during all the activities winter has to offer, look no further. From resort skiing to ice climbing to a walk on a snowy day,
Arc'teryx Zeta SL Review
Editors' Choice
Rain Jackets - Men's

Arc'teryx Zeta SL Review

Scoring high in all metrics, it offers excellent versatility, durability, and water resistance, while still maintaining a reasonable weight and excellent overall mobility
REI Co-op Sahara Cargo Short Review
Best Buy
Hiking Shorts - Men's

REI Co-op Sahara Cargo Short Review

One of our top contenders for their price and practicality, they are lightweight and water-resistant with a feature set best for the hiker who cares about pocket capacity.


Men's Clothing Learning Center

How to Choose a Down Jacket

How to Choose a Down Jacket

This article helps you decide which down jacket is the perfect one for you by going into much greater depth about the decision making process, as well as all of various features and...
How to Choose the Right Rain Jacket

How to Choose the Right Rain Jacket

A rain jacket that keeps you dry when the skies let loose may be the first piece of performance outdoor clothing you ever purchase; as a result, a waterproof shell is among the most...
Men's Winter Jacket Buying Guide

Men's Winter Jacket Buying Guide

What is a winter jacket? This is a garment that can help you withstand the cold, wind, and snow or rain. It should contain thick insulation so that your body stays warm even when not in...

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