Trekking Poles Help on Steep Hikes

From hiking shoes to trekking poles, our team of experts is busy testing the latest hiking gear to provide you with the best reviews and buying guides.

The Best Hiking Boots of 2021

If you’re looking for the best hiking boots, look no further. We’ve tested dozens of hiking boots over hundreds of miles to help you stay happy and comfortable on the trail.

The Best Trekking Poles of 2021

See our guide to the best trekking poles of 2021, with reviews of top aluminum and carbon options from Black Diamond, LEKI, REI, and more.

The Best Hiking Shoes of 2021

We tested and ranked the best hiking shoes for men and women, including top picks from Salomon, Lems, Merrell, SCARPA, and more.

The Best Hiking Socks of 2021

Get ready to hit the trail with the best hiking socks of 2021. From epic thru-hikes to quick day hikes, we have you covered.

The Best Dog Backpacks of 2021

Get your furry friend ready to hit the trail with the best dog backpacks. From big gear haulers to sleek saddlebags, there’s something for every pup.

The Best Binoculars of 2021

Whether birdwatching, route-finding, or hunting, you need the best binoculars to optimize your time spent outdoors.

The Best Daypacks of 2021

Going on a hike, bike ride, or simply commuting? You’ll need a daypack to carry your gear (or at least, snacks). Check the best daypacks of 2021.

The Best Firestarters of 2021

Firestarters are a must-have for your outdoor survival kit. After all, fire can be one of your closest anchors to life in the outdoors, especially in wet conditions.

The Best First-Aid Kits of 2021

All forms of outdoor recreation involve some unknowns and the potential for injury. Check out our review of the best first-aid kits of 2021.

The Best Insulated Water Bottles of 2021

Insulated water bottles are an essential gear item for summer — that much is obvious. But they also have lots of great uses throughout the year. Check out the best insulated bottles of 2021 here.

The Best Dog Harnesses of 2021

A dog harness can improve connection, safely restrain your pooch, and allow for better control in a myriad of situations. Here are the best dog harnesses of the year.

The Best Compasses of 2021

Whether hiking, traveling, or backpacking, having the best compass available will keep you on track. This review and buyer’s guide will ensure you can always find true north.