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  • Ruffwear’s Dirtbag keeps cars clean

    Ruffwear’s Dirtbag keeps cars clean

    By: Dan Nelson

    The Ruffwear Dirtbag Seat Cover ensures outdoor-loving dogs don't destroy car seats after a day on the trail.

     

  • On the Trail with Liz Thomas

    On the Trail with Liz Thomas

    By: Nathan Borchelt

    Liz Thomas has completed the triple crown of hiking—the AT, the PCT, and Continental Divide Trail—and has logged more than 10,000 backcountry miles. She’s also the pioneer of thru hiking in urban environs. 

  • How to Choose Cams for Climbing

    How to Choose Cams for Climbing

    By: Andrew Bisharat

    Cams are some of the most interesting, useful and well-engineered pieces of climbing gear made. Due to their moving parts, cams fall into a classification of climbing gear known as “active protection."

  • PulseOn unstraps fitness data

    PulseOn unstraps fitness data

    By: Dan Nelson

    The plethora of wearable fitness devices can make it hard for any one product to stand out, but PulseOn does just that by ditching the chest strap requirement for its heart rate monitor.

  • Camp Cuisine: Ramen is a top backcountry staple

    Camp Cuisine: Ramen is a top backcountry staple

    By: Craig Rowe

    Ramen has fueled many adventures. Yet before ramen became the brittle, budget-friendly rectangle of curly noodles we love today, it was a staple of Chinese meals—basic noodles made from soft-white wheat. 

  • Explore the world's rivers with Todd Wells

    Explore the world's rivers with Todd Wells

    By: Gear Institute Staff

    Todd Wells says competitive kayaking keeps him on his toes, “but my main passion within whitewater kayaking is the multi-day exploratory missions.” See what he brings with him on those adventures!

  • FreeSteps6 offer sure-footing for everyones

    FreeSteps6 offer sure-footing for everyones

    By: Dan Nelson

    Seldom does one product work so well for such a broad range of users. From wade-fishing anglers to mountain trekkers, to city commuters, the Hillsound Freesteps6 Crampons ($40) helps keep users upright in slick conditions.

Fresh Tests

  • Black Diamond Stinger Crampons

    91

    2014

    Climbing

    Black Diamond Stinger Crampons

    The Black Diamond Stinger is a lightweight, 11-point crampon for steep ice and mixed climbs.

  • Scott Off-Grid

    84

    2014

    Ski Goggles > Skiing

    Scott Off-Grid

    Scott’s single-lens mid-size goggle with the frame-adjusting “Fit System” distinct settings on each ...

  • GoMotion Litebelt 100

    77

    2014

    GoMotion Litebelt 100

    The GoMotion Litebelt 100 is a combination light and waist pack.

  • Princeton Tec Sync Headlamp

    81

    2014

    Princeton Tec Sync Headlamp

    The Princeton Tec Sync versatile, full-featured general purpose headlamp.

  • Princeton Tec Byte Headlamp

    78

    2014

    Princeton Tec Byte Headlamp

    The Princeton Tec Byte is a compact, lightweight headlamp with a minimal but effective feature set.

  • Kovea Spider

    84

    2014

    Hiking & Camping > Stoves

    Kovea Spider

    The Kovea Spider is a remote canister backcountry stove that runs on standard gas mixes of propane and but...