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  • The Perfect Kit for Fly Fishing for Trout

    The Perfect Kit for Fly Fishing for Trout

    By: Dan Nelson

    While every angler has their own ideas about what they need (want) in terms of gear for their own form of fishing, there are a few universal truths we all can agree on. These are the items needed to create the Perfect Trout Fishing Kit for fly fishers.

  • 2014 Best in Class Winners — Climbing Gear

    2014 Best in Class Winners — Climbing Gear

    By: Nathan Borchelt

    Throughout the year, Gear Institute faculty field tested and reviewed scores of climbing related products. From those, we've rounded up the Best in Class in a number of categories.

  • Maven: Custom Optics for the Masses

    Maven: Custom Optics for the Masses

    By: Dan Nelson

    Maven binoculars provide premium preformance at prices well below those of their core competition thanks to their direct-to-consumer sales model.

  • First Annual Gear Forum at The Hotel Telluride

    First Annual Gear Forum at The Hotel Telluride

    By: Tal-ee Roberts

    Last weekend consumers were invited to an interactive Gear Forum in Telluride, CO to learn about the latest developments concerning gear needed for their all their adventures.

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  • Ticla Mojave 4

    90

    2014

    Tents > Hiking & Camping

    Ticla Mojave 4

    The Ticla Mojave sports an open, social and well-ventilated design with large windows providing a view eve...

  • Marmot Limestone 6

    86

    2014

    Tents > Hiking & Camping

    Marmot Limestone 6

    The Marmot Limestone 6 provides good headroom for a dome tent and is ready to repel a torrent of wind and ...

  • REI Kingdom 6

    85

    2014

    Tents > Hiking & Camping

    REI Kingdom 6

    The tunnel shaped REI Kingdom 6 comes with a rain fly that can be adjusted to various weather conditions b...

  • Eureka Copper Canyon 8

    78

    2014

    Tents > Hiking & Camping

    Eureka Copper Canyon 8

    The Eureka Copper Canyon 8 is huge and cheap—cheap in every sense of the word. 

  • Head Cyclic 115 Men's Skis - 2014/2015

    91

    2014

    Skiing > Skis

    Head Cyclic 115 Men's Skis - 2014/2015

    HEAD's Cyclic hits the full cycle for powder pleasure and control.

  • Rossignol Super 7 Men's Skis - 2014/2015

    95

    2014

    Skiing > Skis

    Rossignol Super 7 Men's Skis - 2014/2015

    Rossignol's Super 7 is a Hall of Fame powder ski.