Outdoors

Looking for outdoor gear to get lost with? We’ve researched and tested the best outdoor accessories to help make any excursion more enjoyable. Explore new trails with our pick for the best hiking boots, get out on the water with our pick for the best kayak, and cue up the campfire tunes with a travel guitar.

Apparel

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  • The Best Down Jacket

    The Best Down Jacket

    by Catherine Harnden

    After trekking 33 jackets over 220 miles, we think Montbell’s Alpine Light Down jacket (in women’s and men’s sizes) is the best option to keep most people warm.

  • The Best Rain Boots for Men and Women

    The Best Rain Boots for Men and Women

    by Eve O'Neill

    We’ve found 10 pairs of rain boots that’ll do more than just keep your feet dry—they’ll match your style and environment no matter what you need.

  • The Best Rain Jackets and Raincoats

    The Best Rain Jackets and Raincoats

    by Jackie Reeve

    After testing 30 rain jackets and raincoats, we found seven we liked in a range of sizes, lengths, and styles to keep you dry.

Camping

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Hiking

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  • The Best Thermal Underwear for Women and Men

    The Best Thermal Underwear for Women and Men

    by Eve O'Neill and Liz Thomas

    We sent 13 testers out to hike, ski, shovel snow, and run, and we found base layers in a variety of styles and fabrics that will keep all types of bodies warm.

  • The Best Hiking Boots

    The Best Hiking Boots

    by Ebony Roberts and Jenni Gritters

    After hiking 950 miles in 36 pairs of hiking boots, we’ve decided the Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX Hiking Boots (men’s and women’s) are the ones we want on our feet.

Outdoor Gear

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Snow

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Swim

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