Objective tests and assessments of the latest outdoor gear and new products.
Eddie Bauer Freshline Review: Mountain-Proof Ski Kit Heli-Tested
As the First Ascent collection hits its 10th year, Eddie Bauer works to stay at the forefront of innovation.
Am I the Only One Who Loves the New Buck 112 Slim Ranger Pro?
Released in 2018, the Buck 112 Slim Ranger Pro is an evolution of an iconic knife of the woods. It may have received a lukewarm reception, but I’ve come to love this little EDC blade.
Bontrager WaveCel Review: Testing World’s ‘Safest’ Bike Helmet
Massive claims of safety that exponentially outperform other helmets have raised controversy in the bike industry. We tested Bontrager’s WaveCel helmet through city commutes and mountain trail rides to see how it looks, feels, and performs.
No Break-In: Vasque St. Elias FG GTX Hiking Boot Review
The Vasque St. Elias FG GTX is made of full-grain leather, breaks in quickly, and serves up all-day comfort.
10 Best Tote Bags to Haul Your Gear in 2019
We tested the best tote bags on the market to bring you this list. From the iconic IKEA FRAKTA to classy Filson Waxed Canvas, this best tote bag review has a tote in mind for everyone.
Trango Crag Pack 2.0 Review: A Top Backpack Choice for Rock Climbers
The Trango Crag Pack 2.0 is a durable, capable gear-hauler at a great price.
Natural Laundry Detergent for Activewear, Jackets, Waterproof Fabrics: Review
‘Workout clothing materials have evolved in recent years, but most laundry detergents have not.’
The Specialized Turbo Levo Bends the Rules of Biking: Review
With a new frame, longer-lasting battery, and pedal-assist technology, the new electric mountain bike from Specialized helps you go farther.
Leatherman FREE Review: The Best Multitool Ever?
Flick your wrist, and the Leatherman FREE P2 butterflies open with a flourish. But this latest multitool provides more than parlor tricks. With it, the brand set out to make the most durable, user-friendly EDC tool ever. And we got our hands on one to test.
The North Face FUTURELIGHT Review: Future of Outerwear
Is FUTURELIGHT really the future of jackets? Or is it just more marketing fluff in a space already too worn with qualitative claims and mediocre real-world results? We put it to the test to find out.
Backcountry Launches Ski Jacket & Bibs: Tested
The online retailer Backcountry puts the ski industry on notice with a high-end shell-and-bibs combo. We took the 2019 Backcountry Stretch three-layer jacket and Heavyweight Bibs cat skiing for this review.
Casio G-Shock Mudmaster and G-Lide Review: Watch Abuse Edition
Two timepieces from Casio’s legendary G-Shock line, the smooth G-Lide and the down-and-dirty Mudmaster, go against the elements in this tough watch test.
Prime Logic CT5 Compound Bow Review: Podium Placement Accuracy
The Prime Logic CT5 is a longer axle-to-axle bow designed to provide grip-and-grin photos and podium placement accuracy.
‘Super Steel’ Knife: The Ultimate Blade for Camp Chefs?
If you love knives and geek out on metals, the launch of the Artisan Revere Chef Knife may raise your eyebrows. The Elmax steel chef knife could be the ultimate blade for your camp (or home) kitchen.
Voormi Solstice Snow Skirt Review: Protecting Your Best Asset
This wool overskirt keeps those thighs warm and moves well on winter outings — without adding puff where women don’t want it.
DUER Weatherproof Jeans Review: New Tech Still Has a Ways to Go
The world’s first denim jeans with a waterproof membrane come with a steep price tag. We tested these ‘weatherproof’ cycling jeans for this first look review.
‘First Ascent’ Impresses: Eddie Bauer Improves Ultralight 2019 Alpine Shells
Pertex fabrics, ‘super-DWR,’ and featherweight construction: Eddie Bauer’s First Ascent climbing releases for spring 2019 clearly show the brand wants to compete with the best of the best.
‘Silent Nights’: NEMO Tensor Ultralight Sleeping Pad Review
Unique construction silences and stabilizes the new NEMO Tensor sleeping pad, which we review here.