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

The Very Best Pull-Up Bars

The Very Best Pull-Up Bars

To discover a pull-up pub worthy of your exercise and your own woodwork, we have spent 26 full hours exploring and testing, completing countless pull-ups to review every grip option on each pub. From begin to finish, the Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym Guru, got excellent marks–yet didn’t leave any on our … Read more

The Kettlebell for Home Fitness

The Kettlebell for Home Fitness

As a fitness owner and accredited instructor, I know a thing or 2 about kettlebells. After testing five top-rated kettlebells for seven months (amassing over 2,500 repetitions with each bell), I’ve determined that the best kettlebell for all sorts of kettlebell workouts would be the Metrixx Elite Precision E-Coat Cast … Read more

The Ideal Foam Rollers

The Ideal Foam Rollers

Foam rolling. Nowadays, it looks like everyone’s doing it. An increasing body of research and bodywork pros–physical therapists, massage therapists, and personal trainers alike–extol the soft-tissue advantages of self-massage such as improvements in muscular flexibility and decrease in stiffness and even pain. Gyms and PT facilities are strewn with them, … Read more