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.

Gift Ideas For Outdoorsy People Who Love Adventure

Cool & unique gift ideas for outdoorsy women, men and couples - this gear makes great gifts for Christmas, birthdays, mothers' and fathers' days!

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!

Gifts For Trail Runners: 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.

The Best Running Gloves For Winter and Cold Weather Running

Here are the best running gloves for men and women, to keep your hands warm on those cold winter runs - Find your next pair of running gloves here!

The 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 wellness.

The Best Waterproof Running Jackets for Men and Women

The best men's and women's waterproof running jackets, plus our buying guide to help you decide which to buy for running in cold and wet winter weather.

The Best Satellite Messengers & Personal Locator Beacons

If you love trail running, backpacking, or hiking in wild places like we do, you'll already know that cell service can be non-existent much...

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 Phone Cases for Running To Protect Your Smartphone

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

The Best Trail Running Shoes

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

Adventure Dog Gift Ideas: Hiking And Outdoor Dog Gear

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.

Best Down Booties and Slippers for Camping, Backpacking & Van Life

The best insulated down and synthetic booties for camping, backpacking, skiing, van life and wearing at home to keep feet warm in winter.

Best Backpacking Backpacks for Men and Women

These are the best backpacking backpacks for multi-day hikes, thru-hiking and traveling around the world (or nearer home).

The Best Running Belts to Carry Your Phone, Water, Essentials

Welcome to our best running belts buyer's guide, featuring the best running hydration belts for carrying a phone, water & even jackets & hiking poles on runs.

Camping Kitchen Checklist & Camp Cooking Gear Guide

Including our camping kitchen gear checklist and buyer's guide, plus recommendations for the best camp cooking gear, including stoves, tables and complete sets.

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!]

The Best Backpacking Water Filters & Purifiers

This backpacking water filter buyer's guide features 1.) A list of best backpacking water filters & purifiers, and 2.) How to choose the right water purification system for you

Best Dog Backpacks For Hiking With Your Dog

Plus how to choose the best one for your dog to wear hiking, including dog backpacks to wear running, and saddlebags for large dogs to carry all their stuff in.

Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags and Pads

The best backpacking sleeping bags and pads for camping, including synthetic as well as ultralight down bags, and how to choose the best sleeping system for you.

The Best Dog Beds Buyer’s Guide

Not all pet beds are created equally. We've picked out the best dog beds when it comes to orthopedic, memory foam, bolster, nesting, durable & washable beds for adventure dogs.

Lululemon Running Gear: Men’s & Women’s Top Picks

If you want to know what Lululemon leggings, shirts, shorts and pants are best for running, we've picked out our favorites in this Lululemon running gear list.

The Best Running Socks for Men & Women

The best mens and womens running socks, including cushioned, moisture-wicking, compression and breathable socks, from no-show tab styles to calf length options.

The Best Stand Up Paddle Boards + Everything You Need To Know Before Buying a SUP

This SUP buying guide features 1.) A list of the best stand up paddle boards & brands, and 2.) A guide to choosing your next stand up paddle board.

Best Backpacking Stoves For Cooking On The Trails

The best backpacking stoves by type of backpacking, including cold weather and mountain hiking and ultralight stoves for thru-hikers and minimalists.

The Best Camping Chairs: Our Top Picks For Folding, Portable Outdoor Seating

The best portable, folding camping chairs you can also take to beach and concerts - including everything from luxury reclining to ultralight backpacking chairs.

The Best Silicone Wedding Bands For Men & Women With Active Lifestyles

Silicone wedding bands are a safer alternative to metal rings for men and women with active lifestyles, including watersports, physical jobs or lifting weights.

The Best Quick-Dry Pack Towels For Camping, Travel & More

The best quick dry towels for camping, the beach, boating, watersports and other adventures, including ultra-lightweight pack towels for travel and backpacking.

The Best Camping Hammocks and Hammock Tents For Backpacking

From comfortable two-person camping hammocks to portable ultra-lightweight hammock tents for backpacking, plus advice for finding the best hammock for you.

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 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 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.

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 Camper Van Rental Companies for US Road Trips

Find a camper van rental company for US road trips California, Colorado, Alaska, Hawaii (and more), in Sprinter vans, VW campervans and custom conversion vans.

5 Best Double Sleeping Bags and 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 Harnesses and Leashes For Running With Your Dog

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

Welcome to the ULTIMATE On Running shoes buyer's guide, complete with reviews + rankings of the best On running shoes available | YES, I've reviewed them all!

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

Everything you need to know about fastpacking, including a full gear guide for fast ultralight backpacking (and long-distance trail running) adventures.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 [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.