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The Best Backpacking Packs of 2017

We took twelve of the highest rated backpacking packs and tested them...

The Best Women's Backpacking Pack Review

Ladies! Do you have a backpacking trip coming up? Or are you just on the prowl...

The Best Ultralight Backpacks for 2017

For extended trips, light is right. But which ultralight backpack will satisfy...

The Best Daypacks of 2017

Intimidated by the countless daypack options? We hear you. That's why we...

The Best Hydration Packs of 2017

Which hydration pack suits your needs the best? We checked out 40 different...

The Hunt for the Best Headlamps

Need a headlamp? Our comprehensive review is here to help. We researched over...

The Best Backpacking Tents of 2017

To find the best backpacking tent of 2017, we researched 65 models and took...

The Best Camping Tents for Groups and Families

Ready for summer camping trips or just want a great backyard trip for the...

The Best Four Season Tents of 2017

Looking for a four season tent? Let us help. We researched the 30 most popular...

The Best Ultralight Tents, Tarps and Shelters

Tents range from house-like to ultralight, and in the ultralight category...

The Best Bivy Sack Review

What is the best bivy sack? Throughout a stormy summer, four of the best...

The Best Hammocks of 2017

Hung up on which hammock? We can help. We researched over 50 of the most...

The Best Sleeping Bags for Camping of 2017

With so many choices out there and such a wide range of adventures, choosing...

The Best Men's Backpacking Sleeping Bags of 2017

Looking for the ultimate backpacking sleeping bag? We're here to help. We...

The Best Women's Sleeping Bag Review

Looking for a women's specific sleeping bag for all your outdoor adventures...

The Best Winter Down Sleeping Bags of 2017

With so many choices out there, the path can be perilous. Fear not. We...

The Best Ultralight Sleeping Bags of 2017

Going ultralight? We can help you find the right sleeping bag for that. After...

The Best Camping Pillows of 2017

What's the best camping pillow out there? To answer this question, we selected...

Best Camping Mattresses and Pads of 2017

To find the best car camping mattress, we researched 40 deluxe pads and bought...

The Best Sleeping Pads of 2017

To find that elusive optimal sleeping pad, we researched 70 top options and...

The Best Sleeping Pad For Women Review

What is the best women's sleeping pad on the market? We spent a spring and...

The Best Rain Umbrellas of 2017

When precipitation begins to fall, which umbrella is the best to have in hand...

The Best Beach Canopy Review

Need some shelter at the beach? We bought five of the best beach canopies on...

Best Binoculars of 2017 for Birding and Hiking

What are the best binoculars? We took 11 different models through rigorous...

The Best Backpacking Stoves of 2017

What is the best backpacking stove for trips in the backcountry? Out of a...

The Best Camping Stoves of 2017

Looking for the best camping stove for you and your family? So were we. We...

The Best Camping Cookware Review

Camping cookware is much like kitchen cookware: The options abound. To help...

The Best Portable Grills and Travel BBQs of 2017

What is the best portable grill? We purchased five of the highest rated and...

14 of the Best Camping Chairs

When choosing the best camping chair, we had a lot of demands. It must have...

The Best Backpacking Camp Chair Review

After a long day hiking in the backcountry, it's nice to take a load off in a...

The Best Camping Table Review

A good camp table can make all the difference in a camper's kitchen set-up...

The Best Coolers and Ice Chests of 2017

Prepping for camping season? We spent nearly 150 hours putting 8 of the best...

The Best Soft Coolers of 2017

Which soft cooler is the best? To find out we took five of the top rated and...

The Best Handheld GPS Review

Selecting the perfect handheld GPS without field testing it is hard, but...

The Best Altimeter Watches Review

We tested six of the best altimeter watches side-by-side while running...

Best GPS Watches of 2017 for Running & Training

Narrowing a dizzying field of GPS tracking watches to first 50 for...

Best Satellite Messengers and Locator Beacons of 2017

Looking for a personal locator beacon? Our testers took six of the most...

The Best Pocket Knives of 2017

Aisles are lined with pocket knife options, so we researched the multitude...

The 11 Best Multi-Tools For The Outdoors

The OutdoorGearLab team sorted through a dizzying array of products, options...

Best Portable Solar Panels and Chargers of 2017

We set out to find the best solar charger for powering gadgets on the go. We...

The Best Hydration Bladders of 2017

Looking to quench your thirst on the go? After researching 30 different...

The 16 Best Water Bottles of 2017

Selecting a water bottle from the hundreds of options out there can be a...

Best Backpacking Water Filters and Treatment of 2017

Want clean drinking water but don't want to spend all day pumping it? We have...

The Best Lantern For Camping and Power Outages

We bought eight of the best camping lanterns on the market and compared them...

The Best Trekking Poles Review

Trekking Poles have come a long way. In just over a decade, they have gone...

The Best Sun Hats Review

On the hunt for a sun hat? We can help. Our team of experts evaluated over 55...

The Best First Aid Kit Review

Let's face it: nobody wants to have to break into a first aid kid, but the...

The Best Camping Coffee Makers of 2017

How do you make the best coffee while camping or traveling? To find out, we...

The Quest for the Perfect Backpacking Spork

Grab a spork and a knife and your camp cutlery collection is complete. To find...

The Best Running Hydration Packs of 2017

Runners sport a plethora of different hydration packs, and to find the best...

Best Inflatable Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Boards

What is the best inflatable stand up paddle board? We've tested nine...
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