Objective tests and assessments of the latest outdoor gear and new products.
Patagonia M10 Anorak & Galvanized Pants Review: Great Gear for Forgiving Adventures
The Patagonia M10 Anorak and Galvanized Pants blend minimalism and performance for hardcore alpine adventures. But these garments took a beating in our Alaskan ice climbing test for this review.
Never Summer Lady West Snowboard Review: Women Who Rip, Take Note
The top-selling Never Summer snowboard shape for men is now available for women. We ripped around Copper Mountain in Colorado for this first look review of the Lady West.
I Skied With an Exoskeleton: ROAM Elevate First Look
The ROAM Elevate is a robotic exoskeleton for skiing. I was one of the first people outside the brand to try it.
Field Test: 2019 Mathews Vertix Compound Bow Review
The Mathews Vertix is one of our Best Bows of 2019. We put this compound bow through its paces for this review and came away impressed.
Danner Vertigo 917 Review: The Comfiest Leather Boot Yet?
One of Danner’s mountain-to-town leather boots, the Danner Vertigo 917 uses a mix of modern midsole materials, elastic cuffs, and classic leather stylings. We wore the Danner 917 leather boots for a month for this review.
Kammok Mantis Review: All-In-One Hammock System for Campers
Strong materials and an intuitive design combine in the Kammok Mantis, an all-in-one hammock system that goes live today on Kickstarter. We got our hands on an early sample for this first look review.
Travel Tested: Goal Zero Sherpa 100AC & Nomad 28 Plus Solar Kit
I took Goal Zero’s latest battery pack and solar combo — the Sherpa 100AC Power Bank and Nomad 28 Plus Solar Panel — to Nepal to see watt all the fuss is about.
Editor’s Pick: My Favorite Winter Gloves Are 50% Off Right Now
Cold hands suck. So do bulky gloves that turn your fingers into useless pegs. Enter Mountain Standard — maker of the warmest, comfiest gloves I’ve ever owned.
Macro Puff Review: Patagonia’s Famous Puffy Gets Puffier
Patagonia: ‘This is the lightest, most packable high-insulation piece we’ve ever made.’
Lightweight Shredder: Patagonia Ascensionist Jacket Review
A svelte profile belies comfort and convenience features that put the Patagonia Ascensionist ahead of lighter-weight shells.
First Look: Gerber Premium Fastball EDC Knife
Bucking Gerber’s usual inexpensive-but-sturdy format, the Fastball knife has high-quality details and materials. A weekend of testing proved it to be a pleasure to carry and use every day.
Jaybird Run Wireless Headphones Review: Hassle-Free Earbuds at Last
Jaybird created a completely wire-free set of headphones: the Run. The pods are nimble and durable. But are they secure? We put the brand’s most minimalist pair to the test.
Best Cooler Backpack Review: 7 Brands Put to the Test
We reviewed 2018 cooler backpacks from YETI, Otterbox, Hydro Flask, and more to find out which is best. Read our take on ice retention, portability, and cooler features.
Outdoor Research Hemispheres Jacket Review: King of Stretch
The Outdoor Research Hemisphere Jacket uses Gore Stretch and C-Knit, advanced (and expensive) fabrics. I took it touring and downhill skiing in wintry Colorado for this review.
Winter Running: Best Shoes for Cold-Weather Miles
At GearJunkie, we run year-round. These are some of the best winter running shoes we’ve reviewed that are available on the market for winter 2018-2019.
NEMO Ramsey 30 Sleeping Bag Review: Down Mummy Vents With ‘Gills’
The NEMO Ramsey 30 is a middle-of-the-road sleeping bag with gills for dumping heat.
A Heavier Rod That Handles Light: Epic 8-Weight 888 FastGlass Rod Review
Graphite has largely unseated fiberglass from its throne, but the classic material has had a resurgence lately. We tested Epic’s 8-weight 888 FastGlass fly fishing rod in Montana waters to find out how it stacked up.
Why Wash What Doesn’t Smell? Sitka’s Fanatic Is My Favorite Hoody
It’s unusual to fall in love with a midlayer. But that’s exactly what happened when I first put on the Sitka Gear Fanatic Hoody for this review. And the passionate affair continues.