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The best portable power stations

A power generator keeps gadgets running for camping trips and short outings. Here are the best portable power stations available.
November 22, 2021

The 13 best gifts for runners

Shopping for a runner is no easy task, to help, we have gathered some of the best gifts a runner will love.
December 2, 2020
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The 12 best gifts for skiers and snowboarders

We've compiled some of the best winter gear that will wow even the most well-equipped terrain park junkie.
November 4, 2020
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The best walkie-talkies

Two-way radios remain one of the best methods for communicating in the backcountry. These are the best.
June 2, 2020

The best mountain bikes

Whether you're a novice or experienced at navigating the singletrack, here are our picks of the best mountain bikes.
May 13, 2020

There are some great offseason deals right now on the best snowboard boots

Retailers are holding their offseason sales, and we spotted great deals on some of the season's best boots.
March 27, 2020
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Grab a great offseason deal on the best snowboards

The season might be over, but it's a great time to score a deal on the best snowboards on the market today.
March 20, 2020

Conquer the cold with the best heated clothing and outdoor apparel for 2020

From battery-powered gloves to heated insoles, here’s the best options
March 10, 2020
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CLEAR vs. TSA PreCheck: Reduce time spent in airport security

Several security programs have emerged to help fliers enjoy more relaxed and reliable travel: CLEAR, TSA PreCheck and Global Entry. We’ve broken down everything you need to know about the three services.
January 9, 2020

Check out the best new gear from the Summer Outdoor Retailer 2019 convention

At the 2019 summer Outdoor Retailer convention in Denver, Colorado the top gear manufacturers revealed the latest and greatest camping, hiking, and backpacking products to keep us safe and comfortable.
June 24, 2019
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The best smart helmets for 2019

Helmets might be a haircut's worst nightmare, but they're constantly evolving, and have undergone a 21st-century makeover. No matter your sport, here are the best smart helmets currently on the market.
June 15, 2019

The best backpacking sleeping bags for 2019

Whether you're a cold sleeper, desire a bag with heaps of features, or consider yourself an ultralight backpacker who will settle for half a bag, here are our picks for the best backpacking sleeping bags currently available.
May 30, 2019
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The best heated gloves of 2019

When temperatures plunge, the first thing that gets cold are your fingers. Ward off frostbite and keep your digits toasty warm with these best heated gloves.
February 16, 2019
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The best heated jackets

These are the best heated jackets for keeping us warm and comfortable in the colder temperatures of winter, providing a surprisingly cosy experience powered only by a lightweight rechargeable USB battery pack.
December 28, 2018
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The best iPhone bike mounts

You shouldn't use your iPhone while biking but you may want to use your phone's GPS to navigate to your destination. Thankfully, there are numerous iPhone bike mounts available. These are our favorites.
December 19, 2018

The best Fitbit for any activity or sport

Fitbits are amazingly helpful tools for setting fitness goals and tracking progress. However, different activities require different metrics. We've gathered a list of the best Fitbits for running, swimming, biking, and other activities.
December 10, 2018
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Headed to a festival this summer? Here’s the best gear you can get for camping

Whether you're heading out for an afternoon or a full weekend, this is the outdoor gear will help you beat the heat and stay comfortable when attending your next summer music festival.
August 24, 2018
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Keep cozy and warm with the best base layers

Winter is here and if you're playing outside you need base layers to wick moisture and keep you warm. Here is a list of the best base layers to add to your outdoor gear closet that'll keep you cozy all season.
July 30, 2018

Stay warm by layering the right way this winter with the best mid-layers

Playing outside in the winter can be a frigid endeavor if you don’t have top-notch cold-weather gear and an excellent layering system. Here is a list of the best mid-layers to help keep you warm and dry.
July 30, 2018

The Very Best Gear of Summer Outdoor Retailer 2018

We've scoured the show floor at the Outdoor Retailer convention in Denver, CO looking for the very best new products for hikers, backpackers, climbers, trail runners, and other outdoor athletes.
July 28, 2018
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The best hiking backpacks

If you don't want to jump into full-on backpacking but enjoy getting out into nature, day hiking may be much your speed. There's a low barrier to entry and minimal equipment is needed -- highlighted by a proper hiking backpack. Here are our picks for the best hiking backpacks.
June 25, 2018
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Best road trip planner apps

The sunshine and warm weather is finally here which means it's officially road trip season. Whether you're roughing it in tents and RVs, or staying in classy hotels, mobile apps can help you prepare. Here are the best road trip planner apps to make your getaway a success.
June 16, 2018
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The best backpacking backpacks

Whether you're headed on an overnighter or a month-long trip, you're going to want your pack to be comfortable, durable, and big enough to carry your load. To help navigate the crowded market, these are the best backpacking backpacks built to help you go the distance.
June 13, 2018

The best running shoes for women

Achieving that coveted runner's high isn't exactly easy if you're sporting a subpar pair of shoes. Thankfully, there exist a wide range of runners built for speed, durability, and, most of all, comfort. To help find what's best, these are the best running shoes for women.
June 7, 2018
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The best smart water bottles

Staying hydrated is an elusive goal for many of us. We make plans to drink eight glasses a day but few of us succeed. Fortunately, technology has come to the rescue. If you're wondering how to drink more water, here are the best smart water bottles to help you hit your goals.
June 6, 2018
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The best LED flashlights

LED flashlights and headlamps may excel in terms of longevity and overall brightness but knowing which is the best isn't always easy -- especially with how flush the market is with options. From a rugged model to a solid budget pick, here are the best LED flashlights available.
June 6, 2018
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The best running sunglasses

Sunny weather gets more people running outside but if you want to avoid squinting the entire time, a proper pair of sunglasses is crucial. But the pair of shades you want for running is different than what you'd use for sipping drinks on the patio. Here is a list of the best running sunglasses in every category.
May 25, 2018
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The best climbing shoes

Whether you enjoy pulling on plastic or ascending granite faces in wild places, here is our guide to the best climbing shoes you can buy with options for bouldering, sport climbing, and gym climbing.
May 24, 2018
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The best down jackets

Spring and summer may bring warmer temperatures but it never hurts to have a reliable down jacket handy for those chilly nights in the backcountry or crisp morning hikes. To help sort through the sea of available options, we found the absolute best down jackets for every activity.
May 19, 2018
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The best smart backpacks

Whether you want a backpack for commuting to work, to take on weekend trips, or for a trek through nature, many these days do more than just hold your lunch. Built with smart technology, there are packs that charge your phone, play music, stream videos, or act as WiFi hotspots. Here are the best smart backpacks.
May 15, 2018
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The best fitness trackers for women

Historically, fitness trackers were made with a men's wrists in mind, featuring large bands with big, clunky designs. Thankfully, more smartwatch brands have started catering to women, offering smaller sizes and more feminine looks. Here are the best fitness trackers for women currently available.
May 13, 2018
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Spy Ace vs. Uvex Snowstrike: A tint-shifting goggle spec showdown

Goggle technology has been rapidly evolving in recent years but nothing has changed the game as profoundly as the introduction of the electrochromic lens. Here's a feature by feature comparison of the Spy Ace EC tint-shifting goggle versus Uvex's Snowstrike.
April 13, 2018
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The best climbing harnesses

Whether you're projecting on a hard sport route, tackling steep water ice, or making a push for the summit, these are the best climbing harnesses you can buy. Our picks include sport, trad, and ice climbing options.
March 29, 2018
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The best bike computers

Whether you're training for a big race or just curious about your cycling stats, a bike computer can provide fantastic feedback on your riding performance. Here is a lis to the best bike computers for every type of cyclist.
March 20, 2018
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The best survival gear

Whether you're preparing for a weekend in the woods or the ever-impending apocalypse, having the right gear you can depend on is critical. We’ve created a list of the best survival gear you should have on hand.
January 23, 2018
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The best family tents

Camping with a large family can be exhausting for a variety of reasons but setting up and transporting a tent shouldn't be one of them. Here are the best family tents designed to comfortably (and easily) house a small army.
December 23, 2017
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The best gifts for skiers

With the holidays approaching, you’re no doubt brainstorming what to gift your friends and family. To help, we’ve gathered a list of the best gifts for skiers, from gloves and goggles to the coolest accessories.
December 21, 2017
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Savor your adventure with this mouthwatering list of the best camping foods

Camping food can be delicious if you know how to prepare right. Whether you’re cooking big group meals or taking advantage of single-sized backcountry packets, this list of the best camping food has you covered.
December 12, 2017
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Venture with confidence into the beautiful backcountry with the best splitboards

Winter has arrived and it's the perfect time to head into the beautiful backcountry. Here is a list of the best splitboards you can buy to enjoy the snowy mountains and explore beyond the boundaries of the resort.
December 4, 2017
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Carve up your favorite mountain in the best snowboard bindings you can buy

Winter is here and no snowboard setup is complete without a reliable pair of bindings to keep you strapped in. Here is a list of the best snowboard bindings on the market including Burton, Rome, Bent Metal, NOW, and others.
November 29, 2017
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Conquer whatever the cold months throw at you with one of the best winter jackets

You’re only as good as what you're wearing and that applies even more once winter hits. These are our picks of the best winter jackets to add to your winter wardrobe, capable of keeping you warm all season long.
November 14, 2017
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Seven of our favorite new stand-up paddle boards we rode this year

As the industry of stand-up paddle boards continues to grow, so, too, does the selection and variety of rideable boards on the market. Here are seven of our favorite new SUPs on the market and releasing later this year.
September 21, 2017
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The best glamping tents

If you’re one of those types who loves Mother Nature but would rather not sleep in a cramped and dirty tent, check out this list of luxury "glamping" tents so you can sleep under the stars in comfort.
September 15, 2017
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Best Cooking Gear: 2017 Digital Trends Outdoor Awards

Proper cooking gear is vital to any camping trip and as we cooked, grilled, and smoked our way through summer for the Digital Trends Outdoor Awards, our best cooking gear ended up being the definition of essential.
August 14, 2017
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We talked to a certified dog trainer about how to pick the perfect pack for your pup

A proper dog pack allows anyone to bring their loyal pup with them wherever they venture -- be it camping, going for a day hike, or a simple trip to the store. Here are our picks of the best on the market.
June 18, 2017
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Squeeze more out of your workouts with the best compression gear

The right compression gear increases circulation and aids recovery. Here, we've rounded up our favorite offerings, from ventilated shirts to padded shorts that are ideal for a variety of contact sports.
May 31, 2017
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The best backpack you can buy

With so many choices, shopping for a new backpack tends to be a daunting task. With our recommendations of the best packs on the market, we'll help you spend less time shopping and more time on the trail.
May 11, 2017
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The best satellite phones

If you travel, live, or work in remote areas without cell service, a satellite phone can be a lifeline. Satellite networks vary by coverage, speed, and reliability, so picking the right one is vital.
April 21, 2017
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Freezy Freakies, plus six other great running gloves for winter

Running is tough enough without snow and freezing temperatures. Thankfully, the right pair of running gloves can make your morning routine more enjoyable, regardless if you're looking for a lightweight liner or something more capable.
February 27, 2017
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We have the gear you need to put the 'win' in winter cycling

What happens when the temperature really dips during the winter months but you have to (or want to) ride your bicycle? Simple -- you just need to have the right gear. Here are some of our personal recommendations.
February 9, 2017
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