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  • Ride On!
    Best Road Cycling Helmets of 2017
    Road Cycling Helmets of 2017
  • Against the Wind
    Best Mountain Biking Windbreakers of 2017
    MTB Windbreakers of 2017
  • Steep & Deep
    Best Ski Bibs of 2017
    Ski Bibs of 2017

Fresh Stories

  • First Look: RoofNest Sparrow

    First Look: RoofNest Sparrow

    By: Matt Hart

    Check out a rooftop tent for a removable and cheaper taste of #vanlife.


  • Racing Flats: The Best Shoes To Run Fast In

    Racing Flats: The Best Shoes To Run Fast In

    By: Cory Smith

    All flats are not the same. We check out and evaluate seven different pairs of flats for anyone keen to go faster.

  • Bike Gear We’re Stoked About This Week

    Bike Gear We’re Stoked About This Week

    By: Robert Annis

    Here’s the latest and greatest cycling gear for the week: a sweet 2018 fatbike from Salsa, ull-suspension carbon trail bike from Heller, Julbo’s Aero frames, SRAM’s newest Roam 60 29er wheelset, relaunched elliptical chain rings from Wolf Tooth, and more.

  • Interview with Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz

    Interview with Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz

    By: Matt Hart

    The Gear Institute's skiing expert catches up with Vail Resorts' CEO Rob Katz.

  • River Lights: Headlamps Suitable for Anglers

    River Lights: Headlamps Suitable for Anglers

    By: Dan Nelson

    Sometimes when the fishing is so good, it's easy to lose track of time and get caught out after dark. These headlamps will help you find your way home. 

  • First American Woman Summits K2

    First American Woman Summits K2

    By: Seiji Ishii

    Vanessa O’Brien adds one of the world’s deadliest mountains to her list of feats.

  • Best Mountain Biking Windbreakers of 2017

    Best Mountain Biking Windbreakers of 2017

    By: Boad Swanson

    The Gear Institute's mountain biking expert conducted a thorough test of the top windbreakers of 2017. Here are the products that competed for our coveted Best in Class award. 

Fresh Tests

  • Louis Garneau Heros RTR MIPS Review

    77

    2017

    Bike Helmets > Bike

    Louis Garneau Heros RTR MIPS Review

    The Louis Garneau Heros RTR MIPS is a road cycling helmet with outstanding comfort and safety features.

  • Arc’teryx Squamish Hoody Review

    90

    2017

    Cycling Jackets > Mountain Bikes

    Arc’teryx Squamish Hoody Review

    The Arc’teryx Squamish Hoody is a versatile windbreaker that protects against diverse elements and breat...

  • Patagonia PowSlayer Bib Review

    91

    2017

    Ski Pants > Snowboard Pants

    Patagonia PowSlayer Bib Review

    The Patagonia PowSlayer Bib is ideal for deep inbound powder days and touring on cold days in the backcoun...

  • Salomon MTN Tech Binding Review

    90

    2017

    Ski Bindings > Skiing

    Salomon MTN Tech Binding Review

    The MTN is Salomon’s entrance into the world of tech bindings with a clean a...

  • Patagonia Women’s Ultralight Wading Boot Review

    93

    2017

    Fishing > Wading Boots

    Patagonia Women’s Ultralight Wading Boot Review

    A true women’s-specific boot, the Patagonia Women's Ultralight Wading Boots ...

  • Sherpa Asaar Jacket Review

    86

    2017

    Waterproof Jackets (Storm Shell) > Hiking & Camping

    Sherpa Asaar Jacket Review

    The Sherpa Asaar is a great lightweight shell for fast and light backpackers o...