Gear Reviews

We're always looking for the greatest gear, apparel, and food items available to outdoor enthusiasts. Here's everything we've tested and tried. For the Adventure-Inspired gear review policy and other disclosures, click here.

Technical Tops

Outdoor Research Women's Deviator Hooded Vest
Outdoor Research Women's Ferrosi Hooded Jacket
Outdoor Research Women's Transition Hoody
Outdoor Research Women's Radiant LT Zip Top
Outdoor Research Women's Diode Hooded Jacket
Outdoor Research Women's Aspire Waterproof Shell Jacket
Outdoor Research Women's Trailbreaker Jacket
NW Alpine Black Spider Hoody
Columbia Millennium Flash Jacket
Stonewear Designs Cross Back Top
Eastern Mountain Sports Women's Divergence Pro Jacket
Eastern Mountain Sports Women's Power Dry 1/4 Zip Top
Columbia Women's Compounder Shell
Columbia Freeze Degree Zero Crew
Columbia Women's Heat 360 1/2 Zip Top
Outdoor Research Women's Transfer Jacket
Mountain Hardwear Women's Cohesion Jacket
Mountain Heardwear Women's Butter Hooded Topper

Technical Bottoms

Outdoor Research Women's Ferrosi Pants
Outdoor Research Women's Trailbreaker Pants
Fayettechill Cape Elizabeth Performance Racer and Women's Momentum Shorts
Columbia Sportswear Women's Back Up Passo Alto Short and Viva Bonita Boardshort
Columbia Sportswear Women's Baselayer Midweight Striped Tights

Casual Clothing 

Free Country Men's Peak 3-in-1 Systems Softshell Jacket
Columbia Sportswear Heather Honey Dress
Columbia Sportswear Women's Zenith Vista Trench


Merrell Women's Bare Access Trail Running Shoes
Ahnu Women's Montara Boots
Scarpa Ignite Trail Shoes
Asolo Shiver Trail Shoes
Teva Women's TevaSphere Trail eVent® Shoes
Darn Tough Vermont Socks
Skora Form Minimalist Running Shoes
Columbia Sportswear Women's Powerdrain Hybrid Water Shoes
Columbia Sportswear Peakfreak Low Outdry Trail Shoes
Montrail AT Plus Women's Trail Shoes
Evolv HERA Climbing Shoes
La Sportiva Women's Nepal EVO GTX Mountaineering Boots

Bags and Backpacks

Thule Stir 35L
Hydrapak Laguna
Geigerrig Rig 500
Columbia Sportswear Treadlite 16 and Baroness 35 Backpacks
Lilypond Magnolia Tote
Osprey Hornet 24 Backpack
Eastern Mountain Sports Big Bang Daypack
Haiku Calligraphy Messenger Bag


Stanley Vacuum Coffee System
Otterbox Cases
Lifestraw Personal Water Filter
Columbia Sportswear Trail Dryer Hat and Freezer Zero Neck Gaiter
Columbia Sportswear Women's Cliff Grabber Gloves
Therm-a-rest Sleep System
Therm-a-rest Neo-Air All  Season Mattress
Black Diamond Gridlock Screwgate Carabiner
practical climbing Chalk Bag
SteriPEN Recharging System
Big Agnes Air Core Mattress vs. Therm-a-rest Trail Lite Mattress
Leki Khumbu Aergon Trekking Poles
Petzl Elia Women's Climbing Helmet
Yakima Roof Rack, Copperhead Bike Mount


Halfpops, Frontier Snacks, and Primal Pacs
Mountain House Breakfast Assortment Bucket