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Category Archives: Accessories

Our Favorite National Park-Themed Gear

Some gear begs for a logo or a splashy design  (witness the amply-stickered water bottle). So why not use that canvas to pay tribute to the national parks we love? These products celebrate our most beloved parks and in some cases helps to support them—because your purchase results in a donation to the National Park […]

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The Best Ski Helmets of 2023

This article was first published by SkiMag.com. Finding the perfect ski helmet is like finding the perfect pair of jeans. Fit is everything. While solid construction and protection features are obviously a no-brainer, most helmets on the market these days check those boxes thanks to rigorous safety and testing standards. The differentiator between all the […]

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I Won’t Go into the Backcountry Without This Device

Adventure athletes are among the most fearless people in the world—summiting exposed peaks during lightning storms, dropping off cliffs on bikes, and generally pushing the limits of what’s possible outdoors. Growing up, I aspired to nothing less. I skied on a downhill-racing and freeride team, and always felt strangely grounded when scaring myself in the […]

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What You Need to Take Your Picnic from Good to Great

Whether you’re having drinks on the Great Lawn in Central Park or lunching near a trailhead in Yellowstone, this is the gear you need to pull off the perfect picnic. National Park (Photo: Courtesy Murphy’s Naturals) Murphy’s Naturals Mosquito Repellent Candle ($10) Nothing ruins a meal faster than a swarm of insects. Rosemary, peppermint, and […]

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This Is the Right Amount to Spend on a Mountain-Bike Helmet

If you want to buy a trail mountain-bike helmet these days, you’re in luck. Half-shell helmets—the most common style for mountain biking and the only type we are dissecting here—are a popular category. There are about three dozen options from ten or so brands, spanning a massive price range, and all of them must meet […]

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Upgrade Your Summer Travel Essentials

We picked some of our favorite products that make our lives easier in airports and while on adventures during summer. Essential Gear for the Beach (Photo: Courtesy September) September Paris One-Piece ($172) This women’s surf suit stays put in big swells, is comfortable enough for all-day wear, and features a high-waisted, two-tone design that pairs […]

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Our Gear Editors Are Still Obsessing Over These Products from the 2022 Summer Gear Guide

Putting together our annual summer gear guide is no easy feat. Our crew of 100+ testers start with well over a thousand products, and through careful testing, whittle down the pool to just a few hundred. The highest scoring, most innovative of these products win our editor’s choice awards. Then there are the products that […]

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