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The Best Ski Pants

When the skiing season arrives and we head for the mountains to enjoy the thrill we’ve spent more than half the year waiting for, that thrill can be seriously diminished if the threads we’re doing our skiing in aren’t up to scratch. In short, whether we’re cross-country skiers, downhill skiers, or all-mountain maniacs, the ski… Read More

The Best Boat Covers

Whether it’s for mooring, trailering, or seasonal storage, a reliable, practical, and effective boat cover is essential to ensuring your boat remains in good shape, water-worthy, and protected against the various factors that might otherwise impact its performance and appearance: harsh weather, UV light, mildew, dust and debris, and/or intruders of both the animal and… Read More

The Best Vacuum Sealers

The average American family wastes approximately $2,200 in food every year. Take a moment to think of what better way you could spend that money and then consider how much in your freezer right now is on the edge of spoiled or freezer burnt. While not all of that $2,200 is food wasted due to spoiling,… Read More

The Best Hiking Backpacks

Hiking backpacks are as vital to an awesome day hike or backpacking excursion as the shoes on your feet and the trails you walk. Multi-day backpacking trips and demanding day hikes both require careful planning and packing. Water, food, and an assortment of outdoor gear may be required for your trek, all of which you’ll… Read More

The Best Snowshoes

Snowshoeing is an incredibly fun, safe, and affordable way to continue getting in some serious outdoor time when the cold weather strikes and the snow on backcountry trails are just too deep for regular hiking. Unlike cross-country skiing or ski-mountaineering, just about anyone can learn the essentials required to become a proficient snowshoer in next… Read More

The Best Packing Cubes

From organizing your suitcase or RV to backpacking or maximizing storage space in your closet, packing cubes have countless uses in everyday life. Packing cube systems come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and additional features to keep your belongings (particularly clothing) clean and organized in small spaces. Many even offer special bags for… Read More

The Best Bike Brakes

The best bike brakes provide incredible stopping power when you need it, smooth modulation when you want it, and never rub your wheels the wrong way. It’s important to keep up on your brakes and change them out when time and usage have worn the components down. There are a handful of bike brake types… Read More

The Best Board Shorts

Board shorts are for fun in the sun. Growing in popularity because of their beachside performance and fun prints, board shorts were originally known as “surf trunks” due to their prevalence in the surfing scene. Now, board shorts are worn by men and women all over the world’s sun-soaked coastlines, at lakeside retreats, and even… Read More

The Best Sleeping Bags

Whether you’re an occasional weekend warrior or a diehard “dirtbag” thru-hiker who spends more time on the trail than not, your choice of sleeping bag will largely determine just how enjoyable your trips in the backcountry will prove to be. Along with your tent, backpack, and boots, this is one of the “biggies” of the… Read More