Quick Test: Do Belay Glasses Actually Work?
Belay glasses promise to take some of the discomfort and fatigue out of climbing, but do they really work? One of our experts put some of the top brands to the test.
Best 3 Person Backpacking Tents of 2017
The Gear Institute's backpacking expert conducted a thorough test of this season's top 3 person backpacking tents. Here are the products that competed for our coveted Best in Class award.
Leatherman Keeps It Simple for 2017
By not straying too far from the pack, Leatherman is offering up four new tools that are familiar, easy to use, durable, and easy on your bank roll.
President Trump Signs Executive Order to Review National Monuments
The latest executive order signed by President Trump will challenge the core of the Antiquities Act and threaten the existence of several national monuments – including Bears Ears.
First Look: Altra King MT Trail-Running Shoes
With Altra's signature foot-shaped fit and aggressive 6mm lugs, the King MT seems poised to offer great performance on the trail. How does it stack up? Let's take a look.
Perfect New Packs for Spring Fly Fishing
Need a new pack for your spring fly-fishing outings? We take a look at some of the best options available at the moment.
Gear Review: Smith Route Cycling Helmet
We take the new Route helmet from Smith for a test ride, and find it a little too hot to handle.
Best Ski and Snowboard Helmets of 2017/2018
The Gear Institute’s snowsports expert conducted a thorough test of the top winter helmets of 2017. Here are the products that competed for our coveted Best in Class award.
G-Form Can Save You A Lot of Pain on Your Next Mountain Bike Ride
With innovative body armor designed to protect outdoor athletes, G-Form can keep you safe and rarin' to go on your outdoor adventures.
First Look: Salomon Sense Ride Trail-Running Shoe
Salomon's new entry-level trail running shoe packs many high-end feature at a very consumer friendly price.
How to Upgrade Your Apple Watch for the Outdoors
Apple's smartwatch is good for a lot of things, but it isn't exactly built for the outdoors. We'll tell you how to change that.
Best Hybrid Jackets of 2017
The Gear Institute’s hiking expert conducted a thorough test of the top hybrid jackets of 2017. Here are the products that competed for our coveted Best in Class award.
Best Mountain Biking Shorts of 2017
The Gear Institute’s mountain biking expert conducted a thorough test of the top mountain biking shorts 2017. Here are the products that competed for our coveted Best in Class award.
Sony a9 Mirrorless Camera Just Might Be a DSLR Killer
When designing the new a9 mirrorless camera Sony pulled out all the stops, delivering professional level performance, improved image quality, battery battery life and a host of impressive features.
The Stio CFS Duffel is Built for a Day on the Water
If you're in need of a durable, waterproof bag for travel both on and off the water, the Stio CFL Duffel is a fantastic, no-frills, option that you'll want in your gear closet.
Take the Bite Out of Insects with Debug Clothing From Toad & Co.
Can clothing treated in Insect Sheild really keep bugs from biting? We put Toad & Co's Debug line to the test to find out.
Two Climbers Use Social Media to Give Us #EverestNoFilters
Last year Corey Richards and Adrian Ballinger gave us an unfiltered look at what its like to climb Mt. Everest. This spring, they're going back to the mountain and they're doing it all over again.
Gear Care: Prepping Fly Rods, Lines and Reels for Fishing Season
Get all of your fly fishing gear ready for a new season with this handy tips from a Gear Institute expert.
New Portable Power Station Charges All of Your Gadgets at Once
The River is a high-tech charging solution with a host of innovative features that is built to survive in the outdoors.
Paddling the Everglades with Oru Kayaks
Oru Kayak boats fold down into a convenient package to paddle anywhere you want to go.
First Look: Sennheiser MKE 2 elements ActionMic for GoPro HERO4 Cameras
Need to upgrade the audio performance on your GoPro HERO4 camera? We take a look at the best solution for doing just that.
Gear Preview: Patagonia and Gore-Tex Deliver Eco-Friendly Gear
Patagonia and Gore-Tex team up to combine the Pro Shell with a recycled nylon face fabric aimed to minimize what goes into landfills while maximizing comfort.
Best Active Insulation Jackets of 2017
The Gear Institute’s hiking expert conducted a thorough test of the top active insulation jackets of 2017. Here are the products that competed for our coveted Best in Class award.
Gear Review: Renogy Phoenix Solar Generator
In our search to find good solutions for keeping our gadgets charged in the backcountry, we put this all-in-one solar kit to the test. How does it fare? Read on to find out.
Sherpa Adventure Gear Offers Chance to Win a Once-in-a-Lifetime Trip to Nepal
Gear Institute Staff
Win a trip to Nepal from our friends at Sherpa Adventure Gear. In this opportunity to experience the Himalayas, Sherpa is offering an all-inclusive 10 day trip for 2.