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REI and Exped’s ultra-cush foam sleeping mats go head-to-head.
From hot cocoa to hot soup to hot toddies, carry a little warmth with you using these 5 winter-ready vessels.
Staying away from resort crowds this winter? The backcountry can offer solitude, a wilderness experience, and the satisfaction of earning your turns. These gear picks will help you make the most of lung-busting uphills and whoop-worthy descents.
Keep your little ones warm and dry with this cold-weather kit.
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A car camping trip is a chance to enjoy the outdoors in luxury: You get to bring everything that will help you lounge in comfort, without worrying about weight or how much space you have in your pack. Help your loved ones take their trips to the next level with these 12 covetable gifts, ranging from $20 to $1,000.
Because whiskey and safe hiking go hand-in-hand.
Keep your hands warm with these dextrous touchscreen-friendly gloves.
Piece of mind in just a few ounces.
If you toss and turn in your tent all night, try these snooze-inducing tools.
If you don't pay attention to your hiking socks, you could find your trip going sideways. Just ask thru-hiker Sammy Potter.
The Lumma disc is the answer.
So fresh and so clean.
Finally: A filter good enough to make you stop dreading water duty.
It’s better than a foam roller, and way easier to fit in your pack.
The XStream Straw offers lightweight, packable filtration for backpacking, mountaineering, kayaking, and other outdoor endeavors.
You could cast to lunkers from alongside the road—but hiking to wild streams and lakes pushes the bliss factor even higher. Outfit your next angling mission with these gear picks.
You won’t want to forget your Leatherman on your next trip to the backcountry
These four offer different takes on a humble, yet essential, piece of gear.
Keep your pack—and your sanity—in order with these gear organizers.
This long-lasting sock will carry you down the trail in comfort for years.
Don't let trail conditions or weather keep you from going light and fast this spring.
Set it and forget it with this gravity-powered water purifier.
Store everything you need for a fast-and-light run in this waist-hugging pack.
Night bikers and skiers will have a hard time outrunning this light's powerful beam.