The Best Standup Paddleboard Gear for Women
Gear Institute contributor Morgan Tilton made the first SUP descent of Utah’s Escalante River, 100 miles of the most remote waterway in the lower 48, to test the latest paddling gear that will withstand the rigors of a true desert SUP expedition.
SOG Rethinks the Multitool for the 21st Century
The new Baton Series from SOG features a fresh design that brings the venerable multitool kicking and screaming into the modern age.
Udee is a Travel Pack With Every Feature Imaginable
Looking for the ultimate travel backpack? A new travel bag that recently launched on Kickstarter was built specifically with the modern traveler in the mind.
Volkswagen Reveals a Microbus for the Digital Age
The new Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Microbus Concept could herald the return of a classic, but is it too modern for its own good?
Exclusive First Look: Soto's StormBreaker Stove
The new StormBreaker stove from Soto is a much-anticipated follow-up to the company's popular WindMaster.
The 5 Best Products From Outdoor Retailer (As Seen From Afar!)
One of our regular contributors shares his favorite new gear announced at Outdoor Retailer, as seen from 2400 miles away.
The Best New Gear Awards - Winter 2017
Gear InstituteI Staff
Our picks for the most innovative and noteworthy gear being unveiled this week at the Outdoor Retailer convention.
ESEE Knives Wants You to Add an Outdoor Cleaver to Your Knife Collection
Renowned knife macker ESEE is introducing a new outdoor cleave, and it just might be the all-around multitool that you've been waiting for.
The Sportsman's Dream Boot: Danner Sharptail Reviewed
Our tester paid a visit to the Danner factory and pulled a pair of boots off the shelf to prove that these sporting classics seemingly cannot be outdone.
Casio Updates Outdoor Smartwatch with Onboard GPS
Casio's next-generation smartwatch sees significant upgrades by adding built-in GPS and the Android Wear 2.0 operating system.
Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Product Preview (Part Three)
Gear Institute Staff
Take a spin through the latest, possibly the most innovative, gear that will hit the market this Fall, in Part Three of our Outdoor Retailer preview.
Goal Zero Unveils New Lithium Battery Packs, Solar Panels, and a Gas Powered Generator
Ahead of next week's Outdoor Retailer Convention, Goal Zero has taken the wraps off a slew of new products.
Leatherman Real Life Stories From the Field: Editor Justin Nyberg
The Spyderco Para 3: Getting Everything Just About Perfect
Our resident knife editor takes a look at a new spin on an old classic, and comes away very impressed.
These Rooftop Tents are Spacious, Comfortable and Solar Ready
Ever new tent in the Gen3 line-up from Treeline Outdoors is solar ready, making it easier than ever to charge your gadets and get a good night's sleep on the road.
Trailfoody is a Service That Will Send You Hiking Snacks Each Month
The latest monthly subscription box aimed at outdoor enthusiasts aims to keep you well supplied with food for the trail.
Outdoor Retailer New Product Preview (Part Two)
Here it is, Part Two of the Gear Institute's exclusive look-ahead at all the new gear for 2017 in anticipation of January's Outdoor Retailer tradeshow.
Gear Review: Dynafit Cho Oyu Down Jacket
Need an insulating layer to keep you warm during your winter adventures? Dynafit has you covered with this warm, comfortable, and durable down jacket.
Liftopia Shares Its Best in Snow Awards for 2016-2017
Liftopia has announced its favorite ski resorts in North America as the online lift ticket broker shares its first ever 'Best in Snow' Awards.
The Buffalo Tent Offers Shelter in All Kinds of Weather
Built to survive the desert at Burning Man, this tent from Alien Buffalo may be your new favorite shelter.
Bluetooth Travel Lock Keeps Valuables Safe and is TSA Approved
This high-tech, TSA-approved travel lock is opened using your smartphone and has location tracking to help you find it when your bags get lost.
This Lightweight Solar Panel is an All-In-One Solution for Mobile Charging
With a built-in battery pack and efficient solar panels, the Kogalla Solar Storage Bank is a good option for charging mobile devices on the go.
Leatherman Real Life Stories From the Field: Climbing Tester Mike Schneiter
GoPure Pods Make Water Purification Simple
Hikers, backpackers, and travelers have a new option for filtering water while on the go, and it couldn't be easier or more effective.
The Malvaux Model Number 1 Swiss Army Knife Refines a Classic Design
With the release of the limited edition Model Number 1 Swiss Army Knife, Malveux brings real innovation to a classic design. But don't hold your breath waiting to get your hands on one.