OUTDOOR GEAR BUYING GUIDES

In our outdoor gear buying guides we’ve selected the best gear for all your outdoor adventures, whether you love trail running, hiking, camping, fastpacking, winter sports, or water sports – WE HAVE YOU COVERED. Use the submenu above to find gear buying guides for your preferred outdoor activity.

What to Bring on a Camping Trip: PLUS Full Checklist

Complete camping checklist, plus tips on what to bring on a camping trip, including stuff you need, and luxury camping gear you may want to take car camping.

The Best CBD Balms, Salves & Lotions For Pain & Muscle Recovery

These high-quality CBD balms, salves and muscle rubs are designed for pain relief, and suitable for aiding recovery for runners, cyclists and other athletes.

The Best Hiking Boots For Men and Women in 2021

This guide makes it easy to find the best hiking boots for you - both men's and women's, from breathable lightweight boots to waterproof backpacking options.

Best Roof Top Tents: Rooftop Campers For Your Car, SUV or Truck

The best roof top tents for cars, trucks and SUVs from iKamper, Thule Tepui, Roofnest and more, plus how to choose between soft and hard shell rooftop campers.

Adventure Road Trip Essentials: The Full Packing Checklist

Wondering what to bring on a road trip? Here's the definitive list of adventure road trip essentials to take with you so you know what to pack in the car.

The Best Plant-Based Protein Powders For Runners & Endurance Athletes

The ultimate guide to finding the best plant protein powders for runners and endurance athletes: the best vegan, high-quality, organic powders for workout recovery.

Best Running Hats: Technical Running Caps To Level Up Your Run Experience

5 best running hats/technical caps that: wick sweat away from your face/eyes, keep your head/face/neck protected from the sun, look awesome!

Best GPS Watches for Running and Hiking

Discover the best running watches for marathon training, trail running & ultras, including top GPS watches from Garmin, Suunto, Apple, Polar, Coros, and more.

The Best Backpacking Tents For Multi-Day Hikes & Fastpacking

Including a complete guide to choosing the best backpacking tent for multi-day hiking trips, lightweight and ultralight tents as well as budget options.

The Best Running Headlamps For Trail Running & Hiking

[Buyer's Guide 2021] This best headlamps for trail running, ultrarunning, and hiking guide will help you find the best headlamp for your requirements & budget!

The Best Running Headphones & Wireless Earbuds of 2021

The best running headphones, including wireless earbuds and bluetooth over-ear headphones for running and gym workouts. EXPERT-RATED by runners for runners.

Best Coolers and Ice Chests: Hard Shell, Wheeled & Soft Backpack Coolers

The best coolers and ice chests compared, including hard and soft sided, with wheels, backpack coolers and more: YETI vs RTIC, Igloo, Hydro Flask + more.

The Best Hydration Packs: Running Vests For Men and Women

Running hydration vests are essential for long-distance trail and ultra running. Find the best hydration pack for running with our expert buyer's guide.

Nike Trail Running Shoes Compared: Which Are Best?

Everything you need to know about this year's Nike Trail running shoes lineup. ALL Nike Trail Shoes Compared [Terra Kiger 7 / Peg Trail 2 / Wildhorse 7 & More!]

Which is the Best Coros GPS Watch? Coros Running Watches Compared

We compared the Coros GPS watches available in 2021, including the VERTIX, APEX Pro, APEX and PACE 2 running watches, the key features, price & value for money.

Best Hiking Daypacks For Men and Women – Plus How to Pack for a Day Hike

Only top expert rated & tested hiking backpacks made our list of the best hiking daypacks for women and men. Plus, how to pack a daypack with the essentials.

Best Trail Running Shoes of 2021 – Latest Off-Road Running Shoes Reviewed

The best trail running shoes of 2021, and expert guidance to ensure you choose comfortable, high-performing shoes for your trail running adventures.

5 Best Double Sleeping Bags and 2-Person Sleeping Pads For Adventure-Loving Couples

The best double sleeping bags and camping pads for two people: a 2-person sleeping bag and mattress is ideal for couples camping, backpacking, or car camping.

The Best Dog Leash For Running, Plus Dog Running Harness Options

Top recommendations for the best dog leash for running, plus dog running harness options for running with your dog hands free (plus bungee dog leashes).

5 Best Dog Frisbees: For Flying Disc Loving Dogs [Border Collie Approved]

The best dog frisbees I've had the pleasure of chasing, tugging and fetching. Because when I'm not on the trails, I'm chasing a frisbee!

Best On Running Shoes Ranked With Reviews: Ultimate On Clouds Buying Guide

The ULTIMATE 'Best of' list for On running shoes (Trail & Road), ranked & reviewed. Find out which On running shoes are best for YOU!

The Best Women’s Hydration Packs for Ultra Running and Trail Marathons

We've picked out the best women's hydration packs for ultrarunning: race vests suitable for trail marathons, ultramarathons and long days in the mountains.

5 Best Trail Marathon Shoes For Training & Marathon Races [Buyer’s Guide]

These are the best trail marathon shoes we've tried this year! Find your new pair of trail running shoes for marathon training and racing today. [START HERE]

5 Best Women’s Hydration Vests [Running Packs For Trail Running, Ultra Marathons & Hiking]

The best women's hydration packs for trail running, ultras & hiking! Find the best women's hydration vest for you based on comfort, features, style, and cost!

Runners Emergency Kit: Ultra Marathon Survival Gear

What essential trail and ultra marathon running clothes, first aid and survival gear should you include in your runners emergency kit, and why do you need it?

Everything You Need To Know About Running Gear For Women [Trail Shoes, Jackets, Bras + More]

Whether you're a beginner trail runner or looking for new women's-specific gear, our women's trail running gear guide cover all, from shoes to sports bras.

The Ultimate Fastpacking Gear Guide For 2021 [For Multi-Day Runs And Ultralight Hikes]

Everything you need to know about Fastpacking and the Ultimate Gear Guide to make ultralight backpacking adventures as fun, safe, and comfortable as possible.

5 Best Greens Powder Supplements in 2021 to Keep Your Immunity High

Welcome to our Best Green Superfood Powders list. This buyer's guide will help you find the best green juice to boost your immune system and overall health.

The Best Reflective Running Vests For Running At Night

Wearing reflective running gear such as a reflective running vest over your running clothes can help you stay safe running at night. Here's three of the best.

7 Best Winter Running Gloves in 2021 – For Cold Weather Running

To save you time, I've asked all the common questions while researching the best running gloves on the market. See the 7 Top gloves for cold weather runs!

Gifts For Trail Runners in 2021: Shoes, GPS, Accessories, Nutrition & More

After gift inspiration for the trail runner in your life or yourself? Check out our list of the best affordable and useful gifts for trail runners.

5 Best Running Tights in 2021: For Cold Winter Trail Runs

This shortlist of the top 5 winter running tights for trail runners and ultrarunners will help you decide which tights are ultimately best for you.

5 Best Waterproof Trail Running Shoes in 2021 (so far…)

This concise list of the 5 best waterproof trail running shoes will help you decide which ones to buy, based on your individual requirements.

The Best Lightweight Hiking Sandals for Summer Adventures

Having too much choice can be overwhelming so here's our list of the 5 best lightweight hiking sandals for summer hiking, water hikes, adventures and travel.

The 5 Best No Show Running Socks: Tab Style Hidden Technical Running Socks

These are the 5 Best no-show running socks available In 2021 that offer ultimate breathability, comfort, durability, support, and blister prevention.

5 Best Running Sunglasses in 2021 – For Trail Running & Hiking Too

Our shortlist of the best running sunglasses will help you decide which sunglasses to buy. All glasses are protective, lightweight, comfortable, stylish!

Building The Ultimate Garage Gym For Runners

There are many articles on the best garage gym for crossfit and weightlifting but what gym equipment do you need to build the ultimate garage gym for runners?

The Best Home Gym Equipment For Runners

Reduce your risk of getting Coronavirus in a public place. Our list of the best home gym equipment for runners features the 8 essentials for home workouts.

The 5 Best Running Belts For Ultrarunning & Trail Running in 2021

Welcome to our best running belts buyer's guide. This list will help you find the ultimate lightweight storage solution for trail running and ultrarunning.

5 Best Women’s Waterproof Running Jackets for Trail Running in 2021

Our list of the 5 best women's waterproof running jackets will help you decide which jacket to buy for wet winter trail runs and ultras.

5 Best Waterproof Hiking Boots for wet weather hikes

This concise list of the 5 best waterproof hiking boots will help you decide which ones to buy, based on your individual requirements.

The 3 Best Protective Phone Cases for Running [2021 Buyer’s Guide]

Welcome to our list of favorite phone cases for running with. All these cases are affordable, slim, lightweight, and will protect your phone.

5 Best Waterproof Running Jackets for Trail Running & Ultrarunning in 2021

This concise list of the 5 best waterproof running jackets will help you decide which jacket to buy for your Winter trail running adventures.

Pre-Adventure Puppy Gear Guide 2021: The Young Pup Essentials!

Based on HOURS of research and consulting experts, here is what to buy for an adventure puppy to make sure you have the right, quality essentials.

Adventure Dog Gift Ideas [2021 Trail Dog Gear Buyer’s Guide]

Seeking adventure with your trail dog? You'll need to kit them out in the best gear that's practical, durable, and offers all-day comfort.

The Ultimate Trail Running Gear Guide: What To Wear Trail Running

The Ultimate Trail Running Gear Guide to make your trail adventures as fun, comfortable and high performance as possible! We've got you!

5 Best Trail Running Poles [For Ultrarunning & Hiking too!]

Training for a mountain trail race and looking for the best trail running poles for race-day too? You've come to the right place! Here's our Top 5!

The 10 Best Road Running Shoes [2021 Buyer’s Guide]

Welcome to our 'Best road Running Shoes Buyer's Guide' - Shoes have been tested and reviewed by our in-house running experts. [This list is updated regularly]

Best Trail Running Shoes Women’s Edition: The Top 5 Women’s Trail Shoes in 2021

Welcome to our best trail running shoes women's edition, featuring reviews of the best women's trail running shoes in 2021 for trail and ultrarunning.