Featured by Joe Plenzler
The best camping gear for your next trip into the wilderness
We did the homework so you could copy it.
The best backpacking water filters worth carrying
The best backpacking water filters will keep you healthy and hydrated on the trail.
The best tactical backpacks worth carrying, according to US military veterans
Our team of veteran gear reviewers scoured the market for the best tactical backpacks. Here's what they found.
Review: the Black Diamond Speed 40 pack is a mountain guide favorite
This minimalist alpine pack has everything you need and nothing you don’t.
Review: Fighting the morass with La Sportiva Ultra Raptor II Mid GTX hiking boots
I trashed myself and these lightweight Italian hiking boots during some Type II ‘fun.'
Review: the First Lite Dirtbag Duffle carries the load with ease
For those of us who DO want to live in a van down by the river.
The best portable coffee makers for your next deployment
It’s all in the grind.
Review: the SCARPA Zodiac Plus GTX hiking boots are mountain specialists
On stone and snow, these boots outshine them all.
Review: the Opinel No. 8 knife is an honest blade that will cut the cheese with ease
This French classic will add a touch of class to your act.
Review: the Salomon Quest 4D 3 Gore-Tex boots might just be the best hiking boots on the market today
This next-generation boot combines the lightweight cushioning of trail runners with the stability of a backpacking boot.
Review: Get quality espresso on the go with the Wacaco Picopresso
For the caffeinated Illuminati inside of you.
Review: You won’t survive a nuclear war, but the VSSL Java coffee grinder might
This thing is a tank.
Review: Up the mountain and back with the Outdoor Research Motive AscentShell jacket
If you're looking for a lightweight rain jacket that’s both comfortable and delivers top performance, this one’s for you.
Review: Salomon’s X Ultra 3 Mid Gore-Tex boots might just be our new lightweight favorite
These puppies have great out-of-the-box comfort, grip, and durability for your next backcountry adventure.
Review: Never be far from a great cup of Joe with the Cafflano Klassic coffee maker
This portable all-in-one pour over coffee maker is a near perfect balance of form and function.
Review: the ESPRO P0 ultralight coffee press delivers great taste at less weight
This sleek travel coffee press is one of the lightest on the market.
Review: this classic Stanley coffee press is a rugged and dependable caffeine companion
This device can make an acceptable brew with one secret hack.
The best multitools worth carrying, according to US military veterans
With a good multitool, some 550 cord, and 1,000 mile-per-hour tape, you can fix nearly anything.
Review: the CRKT M16-14SFG is one ‘special’ self-defense knife
This American tanto won’t make you a samurai, young grasshopper.
Review: Can the Delter coffee press topple the mighty AeroPress?
Delter’s gadget looks cool and makes a tasty cup, but it’s far from Marine-proof.
The best fixed blade knives worth carrying — and one you should avoid at all costs
The few, the proud, the fixed.
Review: the SCARPA Rush Mid GTX hiking boots are a lightweight necessity for your next backcountry adventure
These improved trail runners will protect your feet and get you there in a flash.
The best EDC flashlights worth carrying, according to US military veterans
Get it done in the dark with the best EDC flashlights on the market.
The best EDC knives worth relying on, according to US military veterans
Find the perfect knife, whether it be a tool, a toy, or something more.
The best inexpensive camping and hiking gear for your next backcountry adventure
Here’s a wallet-friendly list to launch your first backpacking adventure.