Marmot Castle Peak Jacket Review: Fend Off Moisture Inside and Out
Marmot employs the latest tech from Polartec to create a full-featured backcountry ski jacket. With it, the brand hopes to raise the level of comfort and mobility to match the Castle Peak’s warmth and waterproofing.
Comfortable Portage Pack First Look: SealLine Updates Dry Bags for 2019
The longtime dry bag developer revamps its line of portage packs for everyone from the urban traveler to the serious paddler.
Camping Sale: This Sub-$150 Tent Gets the Job Done
I’ve slept in the Backcountry Lodgepole roughly 10 times this summer and fall and have been impressed. The Lodgepole isn’t flashy, but it’s exactly what many people need in a tent: shelter from the elements at an incredibly low price point.
Hard Charging: Jaybird Releases Tarah Pro Wireless Headphones
Jaybird releases its most elite sport headphone to date: the Tarah Pro. The rugged yet lightweight Tarah Pro is the first in the company’s new professional series. We tested them for this first look review.
First Look: BioLite ‘No-Bounce’ Ultralight HeadLamp
BioLite says its first headlamp gives users a unique experience thanks to its super-light, comfortable design. We gave it a brief test and found it a capable camp companion during this first look.
First Look: Sitka Early Season Whitetail System
Our contributor, a Kansas whitetail enthusiast, takes a first look at the Sitka Early Season Whitetail system.
Reebok’s Sports Bra ‘Senses’ Motion, Reacts With More Support
Reebok, a brand known for shoes, spent two years refining the new PureMove Bra. It’s available to the public in three days for $60. But will it live up to its billing as the solution to our sports bra woes?
Patagonia Running Vest Blurs Line Between Shirt & Pack: Review
The Slope Runner Vest 4L feels like another piece of clothing. But it fits jackets, water bottles, filters, and food no problem. We went on a run with Patagonia to learn more about its revamped trail running line.
Sensitive and Steep: Scarpa Furia S First Look
Scarpa adds a sensitive, soft, aggressive shoe to its high-performance lineup. We tested the Furia S both outdoors and in for this first look review.
Trad Shoe Evolution: Scarpa Maestro Mid First Look
Twist into cracks, smear with precision: The Maestro Mid Eco makes bold claims as a supportive and soft climbing shoe for long routes. We reviewed the latest release from the brand to see how it holds up on the rock.
‘Goldilocks’ Trail Shoe: HOKA ONE ONE Torrent First Look
Chug uphill, glide down, and cut through rocky switchbacks – the HOKA ONE ONE Torrent touts the best of everything a trail runner wants: agility, ground feel, cushion, breathability, and minimal weight. We tested them for a month on Colorado trails.
Sitka Sights Past Hunting: Nimbus Jacket Review
Sitka branched outside of its hunting market with the Train, Travel, and Work line. We reviewed the Nimbus Jacket, a lightweight and windproof option for travelers and outdoors people.
Fast & Clean: Katadyn BeFree 3L Gravity Filter First Look
Katadyn’s newest gravity filter is easy to set up, filters water quickly, and collapses so you hardly notice it in your pack. We tested it in rocky mountain streams for this first look review.
Awesome Hiking Boot: The Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX
The Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX is a very comfortable, fairly light, waterproof boot that fit my foot well right out of the box. Three big days on and off trail left me looking forward to more miles in these boots.
First Look: SPOT X 2-Way Satellite Messenger
The SPOT X can send and receive messages through satellites from nearly anywhere in the world. We got a beta version in our hands for this first look at the SPOT’s newest satellite communicator.
Snow Flotation: Black Diamond GlideLite 127 First Look
No edges, non-traditional bindings, no ski boots: The Black Diamond GlideLite is a different way to get around in snowy conditions. We tested them during a late Colorado storm to review how the short and wide skis work.
‘Eco-Friendly’ Marmot Eclipse Rain Jacket Put to Test
Marmot does away with the shortcomings of potentially toxic DWR treatments with the introduction of the Eclipse Rain Jacket. Instead, it introduces EvoDry technology to make water bead on the surface.
No Frills Pack: Thule AllTrail 35 First Look
Minimal features and an unassuming profile – Thule shoots for a single-quiver pack with the All Trail 35. I tested it hiking and scrambling.