Wearables to GPS, satellite communicators, fitness watches, and more.
Pocket Dump 2.0: Tim Leatherman’s Trouser Toolkit
Tim Leatherman carries an entire toolbox in his pockets. You have to see it.
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.
Book Nerds: This Kindle Is My Favorite Piece of ‘Ultralight’ Gear
It stands 6 inches tall, weighs approximately 7 ounces, and fits over 30 books inside every bag I own. My Kindle is my most-utilized piece of lightweight gear.
Fitness Watch Special: Suunto Spartan Ultra 35% Off
The Suunto Spartan Ultra advanced GPS watch is made to monitor your every move — so you can improve.
Nite Ize Next-Gen Rechargeable Lights Banish Batteries From the Dump
Nite Ize rechargeable lights include safety lights for all occasions — from everyday efforts to athletic pursuits.
Leave Phone at Home: Garmin vívoactive 3 Goes 4G
Garmin’s latest GPS smartwatch, the vívoactive 3 Music (Verizon), even senses a crash and notifies emergency contacts — no phone needed.
Seiko’s Excellent, Affordable Dive Watches Are $200 Off
If you’re in the market for a dive watch, you can pick up a Seiko at far below MSRP right now on Amazon.
Somewear Global Hotspot Review: Simple Off-Grid Assistance
Forgoing all the fancy extras, Somewear relies heavily on users’ phones to power its wearable hotspot. But does that ease of use make for reliability headaches? We put the app-based satellite communicator to the test.
Flashlights: Tips to Pick a Top Torch
Flashlights run the gamut of price and quality. Here, we break down how to choose a flashlight, including best flashlight LEDs, batteries, designs, and more.
‘Drink Now’ Tech Mug Means Coffee’s Never Too Hot
Travel mug brand BURNOUT is using space tech to keep fluids like coffee at their optimal — or most drinkable — temperature.
Dog Helps Owner Trigger First SPOT X SOS Call
Someone had to be the first to initiate a rescue with the new SPOT X two-way communication and navigation device. Darrel Comeau just never thought it would be him — or his dogs.
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.
Mold-Perfect Fit: Decibullz Launches Sub-$200 Wireless Earphones
With safety features for outdoor enthusiasts, remoldable custom fit, and no dangling wires, the Decibullz Black Diamond earphones claim to be an industry first that almost anyone can afford.
Garmin Instinct: Rugged Smartwatch for Under $300
Military-grade durability, a suite of fitness tracking, and enough built-in tools to venture far off the beaten path give the Garmin Instinct smartwatch some impressive outdoor chops.
Running Power From the Wrist: Polar Vantage Measures Watts
The Polar Vantage running power display lets athletes now see hard they’re working — a cool complement to standard heart rate tracking.
Track Your FKT: SPOT X and Other Smart Strategies to Go the Distance
With new two-way satellite messaging devices like the SPOT X, sharing your fastest known time with the world is simpler than ever. Are you ready?
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.
Disposable Durability: A Budget Watch Battle
How much toughness can you expect from a cheap watch? I aim to find out, with an extensive head-to-head battle between the venerable Casio F108 and the upstart Timex Marathon.