The Very Best Men’s Base Layers and Thermal Underwear

The Very Best Men’s Base Layers and Thermal Underwear

To find the top men’s base-layer top and underside, we sent 11 testers skiing, jogging, mountaineering, rock climbing, and sports-game spectating at 20 long-sleeve shirts and 16 bottoms for four months. The anti-stink Smartwool Men’s Merino 150 Base Layer Long Sleeve and Icebreaker Men’s BodyfitZone Zone Leggings both kept us … Read more

The Best Hiking Socks

The Best Hiking Socks

Any seasoned hiker will tell you that a great set of hiking socks is a must-have on the trail. But despite their simple look, hiking socks might be complex purchase. That’s why we spent 25 hours researching 65 sock choices. We then took to the trails of Vancouver, British Columbia, … Read more

The Best Hand Warmer

The Best Hand Warmer

When commuting to an office (perhaps your “workplace” is the wonderful outdoors itself), you may occasionally require a little assistance to keep the winter chill at bay. A hand warmer–a pocket-sized device powered by electricity or another fuel supply–does precisely that. After spending a total of over 65 hours testing … Read more

The Ideal Hiking Baby Carriers

The Ideal Hiking Baby Carriers

The Deuter Kid Comfort 2 let us head outside on multiple 5-plus-mile hikes with a 15-month-old at South Carolina’s Table Rock State Park along with North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest without quitting. That is because the pack was the most comfortable of our expert packs, with straps which made getting … Read more

The Very Best Hiking Boots

The Very Best Hiking Boots

The one most important issue to take with you about the hiking trail is a great pair of hiking boots. We had 28 hikers log 900 miles in 13 pairs of men’s hiking boots along with 13 pairs of women’s boots. Once they finished nearly 2 million steps in each … Read more

The Best Women’s Base Layers and Thermal Underwear

The Best Women’s Base Layers and Thermal Underwear

In our quest to find the best women’s base-layer top and bottom, we sent seven rebounds ski, running, rock climbing, cottage lounging, and more in 18 women’s tops and 17 bottoms for four months. The flattering and odor-resistant Smartwool Merino 150 Base Layer Pattern Long Sleeve managed it all, while … Read more

The Best Trekking Poles

The Best Trekking Poles

After about 40 hours of studying paths, streets, beaches, and many places in between–including extensive screening and handling at a physical-therapy workplace, one of physicians, nurses, nurses, patients, and doctors in an orthopedic group–we’ve ascertained that the Montem Ultra Strong Trekking Poles would be the very best for nearly everyone. … Read more

The Best Sleep Bags for Backpacking

The Best Sleep Bags for Backpacking

We spent more than 50 hours exploring 100 mummy-style sleeping bags and testing 15 of them during the autumn and winter in California, Hawaii, and Colorado. There’ll never be one perfect sleeping bag for everyone, but we believe that the Marmot Women’s Teton is the best bag for humans with … Read more

The Very Best Jump Rope

The Very Best Jump Rope

In terms of bang for your fitness buck, there aren’t many pieces of exercise equipment that offer a better value compared to a jump rope. A superb cardio workout, jump-roping burns the equal calories to conducting a 7:30 mile yet is something which most anyone can do. Plus, ropes are … Read more