Objective tests and assessments of the latest outdoor gear and new products.
Affordable Optics: Hawke Endurance ED Spotting Scope Review
Hawke Optics isn’t a well-known brand here in the U.S. But that may change as this British company continues to add serviceable and affordable optics choices for hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts.
World’s Skinniest Half Rope: Edelrid Pro Dry 7.1 Review
We put ‘the skinniest and lightest half rope money can buy’ to the test.
Seek Outside Goshawk 4800 Review: A Lightweight, Adaptable Hunting Pack
We put Seek Outside’s Goshawk 4800 through its paces in the wilderness of southwest Montana. It proved to be extremely versatile, serving as a daypack, an overnight combination pack, and a meat hauler.
Highways to High Desert: Colorado Teardrops Canyonland Trailer Review
For eight days and 2,500 miles, my wife and I lived in a Colorado Teardrops Canyonland. If you’re considering a tow-behind for your adventures, here are the ups, downs, and in-betweens of this off-road-ready trailer.
Fastest Filter? GRAYL GEOPRESS Bottle Purifies Nasty Water
GRAYL just announced the third iteration of its innovative water bottle. The all-new GEOPRESS increases volume, adds features, and removes bacteria, viruses, and pollutants in seconds.
Review: Patagonia Micro Puff Storm Upgrades the King of Puffies
Patagonia improves its most advanced puffy ever to stand up to even wetter conditions.
Crash Tested! LEM Helmet Saves My Noggin
LEM cycling helmets arrived just in time to protect me from a nasty bike crash. The Gavia road race helmet and the all-mountain Flow helmet performed exceptionally well in testing, even when landing head-first on a pile of rocks at over 20 mph!
Warmth-to-Weight Sweet Spot (for Your Feet): Danner Raptor 650 First Look
Danner says its Raptor 650 boots are ‘inspired by life in mountain towns.’ So I beat the crap out of a pair in the frozen fields of South Dakota for this review. Here’s how they performed.
2019 Honda Passport Relaunch Aims for Mountain Town Market
The crossover/SUV market is super hot right now, and Honda is taking full advantage. It will resurrect the adventurous Honda Passport for 2019, a vehicle we haven’t seen since 2002.
Epic Graphite Fly Rod Review: Power Meets Response
Epic makes high-end fly fishing rods for anglers as picky as a stubborn rainbow trout. We put its 5-weight to the test in this review.
Best 360-Degree Camera? Field Testing the Rylo
Record with the Rylo and change what the video displays after you’ve already recorded. The Rylo impressed us in our field test with its 5.8K resolution, but it does have shortcomings.
Wahoo ELEMNT Review: Bike Navigation On Road and Off
Datavores rejoice! Virtual reams of cycling metrics are delivered to your handlebars with the Wahoo ELEMNT bike computer. In this review, we focus on the ELEMNT’s utility for bikepacking and route navigation.
Small Engine, Big Truck: 2019 Silverado 4-Cylinder Turbo Review
Chevy launches a 2.7L turbo four-cylinder engine for its 2019 Silverado. We got behind the wheel of this impressive truck for a first look review.
Bright Ice: ORCA LiddUp Illuminated Cooler Review
See your bevies in the dark with built-in LEDs that light up what’s in your cooler.
This ‘Smart’ Bike Helmet Has a Bluetooth Speaker & Automatic Light
London-based Flare hopes to set the bike world on fire with its eponymously named smart helmet. Packed with enhanced electronics, it promises to improve safety by reducing rider distractions and increasing visibility.
Is Onewheel+ XR the Future of Personal Transportation?
The OneWheel+ XR is part electric go-cart, part all-terrain snowboard, and part magic carpet — or at least that’s how it feels.
Küat GRIP Sliding Ski Rack Review: No More Hard-To-Reach Skis
Küat reinvigorates a stagnant category with the GRIP Ski Rack. It makes carrying your skis on your roof easier and more ergonomic — and you’ll be less likely to coat your expensive ski onesie with grime and road salt from your car door.
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.