Objective tests and assessments of the latest outdoor gear and new products.
First Look: Hyperlite Dirigo 2 Is a Rock-Solid, Featherweight Dyneema Tent
The Hyperlite Mountain Gear Dirigo 2 Dyneema Tent is a surprisingly sturdy trekking-pole-lofted triangle tent. We tested the Dirigo, made for space- and weight-savers who want a step up from cowboy camping.
First Look: NEMO Kyan 35 Synthetic Mummy Sleeping Bag
Patent-pending FeatherCore insulation closes the gap to down in the NEMO Kyan 35 Synthetic Mummy sleeping bag.
Every Day, Every Surface: Vivobarefoot Magna Trail FG Shoe Review
Whether you’re just joining the barefoot shoe revolution or looking for a better pair for racing and everyday wear, the Vivobarefoot Magna Trail FG provides style, comfort, and versatility — for a price.
The Pack Is Back: 10 Must-Have Fanny Packs
We’ve found the best adventure fanny packs. From fishing waist packs to hiking day packs to running fanny packs, we have it all.
Smith 4D MAG Goggles Review: Folded Lens Offers 25% More Vision
Smith’s folded lens lets you see more of the mountain — no question. But it comes with a cost. We reviewed the Smith 4D MAG Goggles for 2 months in this review.
2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e Review: Economy Adventuremobile Tested
No longer is there a need to sacrifice traction for fuel efficiency. Toyota finally brings all-wheel-drive functionality to its popular eco-friendly frontrunner, the Prius.
Best Women’s Adventure Pants: Hiking, Climbing, and Travel
Here are the best women’s hiking, climbing, and travel pants. Pick a pair and get ready for adventure.
Suction Cup Bike Rack: Testing the Safety of Kupper Car Mounts
Will giant suction cups securely transport your bicycle?
Surly ‘Big Easy’ Bike Review: Cult Brand Goes Electric
Surly now makes an e-bike. Are these the end times? Not so fast — the Big Easy offers big reasons to give up the car. Of course, it comes at a price.
Algae, Wool, and Bison in a Shoe: Jasper Wool Eco Chukka Review
United by Blue and SOLE’s Jasper Wool Chukka is perhaps the most sustainable shoe ever made. I tested them for a few weeks for this review.
First Look: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite Air Mattress
The Therm-a-rest NeoAir UberLite is the lightest insulated air mattress ever made. We tested the NeoAir UberLite for this review.
REI Magma 15-Degree Sleeping Bag Review: Simple, Warm Slumber
Plenty of warmth and intuitive design make the REI Magma 15 sleeping bag a simple, solid three-season option.
REI Quarter Dome SL Tent Review: Same Name, Different Beast
REI’s flagship backpacking tent gets a flashy update for 2019. But how does it stack up in the field?
Specialized S-Works EXOS: Meet the Lightest Road Cycling Shoe Ever
A soft Dyneema upper, a rigid carbon fiber sole, and titanium hardware give shape to the lightest production cycling shoe to hit the market. ‘No ifs, ands, or buts about it,’ according to Specialized. This is our first look review.
Dodge Baggage Fees With the Cotopaxi Allpa 35L: Review
The Cotopaxi Allpa’s $190 sticker price may seem high for a carry-on piece. But a clever combination of design, organization, and features may actually save travelers money on baggage fees in the long run.
Chaco Playa Pro Review: Flip-Flops That Last a Lifetime?
Waterless-dyed straps, midsoles made with soybean oil, and construction that can be repaired again and again — Chaco wants the Playa Pro to be ‘the last flip-flops you’ll ever buy.’
Haibike XDURO AllMtn 9.0 Review: Off-Road Fun, From Gnarly to Nice
Impressive performance, versatility, and durability backed up with clean lines and good looks — the Haibike XDURO AllMtn 9.0 might just be one of the best all-around electric mountain bikes on the market.
GRIGRI Killer? Trango Vergo Belay Device Review
After two recalls, Trango re-released what it calls ‘the world’s most ergonomic belay device.’ So we put the Vergo assisted-braking belay to a first look test.