2023 Summer Gear Guide
We asked 13 testers to take the plunge on this year's newest fleet of watercraft. These boats floated to the top.
These adventure-ready rigs will help you stay out longer
Our favorite hard hats of the year are so light and comfortable, there’s no excuse to climb without one
Six testers tried out 8 trekking poles. These ones came out on top.
23 testers snoozed on nineteen pads. These are the very best of the year.
Land more lunkers this season
We asked 10 testers to try 16 climbing shoes. These came out on top.
Three testers tried eight swimsuits. These came out on top.
Put your head down and go with these lids
Nine testers waded through more than eighty pieces of gear to winnow down the six best products for summer exercise
Four testers logged over 1,000 miles in 10 pairs of sunglasses. These stood out from the pack.
Eight testers tried fifteen bags. These ones came out on top.
We tested dozens of pieces of apparel on all types of runs—short and long, slow and fast, road and trail, from New Mexico to New Hampshire. These emerged as our favorites.
We’re living in the golden age of digital image making
6 testers tried 15 bikes. These ones came out on top.
Five yogis tested the latest yoga apparel and equipment during dozens of hours of diverse practice to find the pieces that will optimize your yoga experience
Modern mountain bikes are insanely capable
We surfed, ran, and swam our hearts out—and these three winners rose to the top
We dunked 19 filters across the country, from silty streams in California’s Agua Caliente Creek to clear lakes in Washington’s Olympic Mountains, to find the year’s best.
We tapped a gaggle of testers—from a search and rescue pro to an aspiring tennis star—to sort the top sport watches for any activity
Twelve testers ran, trekked, and squatted in 45 products to find this summer’s best new hiking pants and shorts.
We tested 88 running shorts and tops over hundreds of miles of roads and trails in summer heat and humidity. These 11 kept us feeling the most comfortable, speedy, and stylish.
12 testers road-tripped over 8,200 miles with 45 car camping accessories in their trunks. These ten survived the long haul.
SUPs has become a crowded field, so we narrowed the field down to this year’s four stand-out winners
Climb on with confidence with these tester approved harnesses
Looking to make quick work out of your daily commute? Look no further than these four e-bikes built for the streets.
Twelve testers put 33 boots to rock, dirt, and sand. These nine vaulted to the top.
Nine kids trashed 38 pieces of gear. These 5 survived the season.
We hiked, ran, skied, and climbed through the night to find the best illumination of the year
Get down the trail safer and in style
Our team of testers vetted 37 cooking gadgets. These five are worthy of your precious trunk space.
We wore a dozen different bras for hours of high- and low-impact activities. These were our favorites.
Accessories for the beaten path and beyond
We reviewed 386 pieces of gear. But these ones stood above.
5 testers tried 14 bikes. These ones came out on top.
16 testers tried 40 hikers. These ones came out on top.
Seven test dogs tried 42 pieces of gear. These ones came out on top.
We tested nearly 20 hydration packs on everything from roads to rugged trails. These five outperformed the rest.
We tested 26 products for two months in conditions as hot as 95 degrees. Here’s what rose to the top as our favorites.
We put thousands of miles on 85 different shoes over six months to find the best new models for every type of terrain
9 testers tried 18 bikes. These ones came out on top.
14 testers donned 22 Shirts. These 6 proved exceptional.
Eight testers tried seven new car-camping tents. These three came out on top.
15 testers tried 17 blades. These ones are a cut above.
Grippy, durable climbing footwear that will get you to the wall (and back) in comfort and style
36 testers tried 40 jackets. These are the crème de la crème.
Twelve testers donned 36 tops to find this summer’s best new shirts, midlayers, and baselayers.
Whether you’re looking for a comfortable shoe to keep out pebbly intruders or an easy slide for your beach getaway, we’ve got you covered
We put over 10,000 miles on 85 different running shoes over six months to find the best new models for every stride and pace
13 tents went out into the wild. Only 7 made it back out.
No climb is too steep and no trail too techy for this newest generation of e-MTBs
14 testers zipped, cinched, and buckled 18 pants and shorts. These five are the very best.
36 gear testers tried 41 shell jackets. These ones came out on top.
Get up to get down with our seven favorite bikes in the category
Six testers tried 22 climbing accessories. These ones came out on top.
The days of broken tines and stomach aches are over
Our team of testers vetted 20 new rucksacks. These ones came out on top.
15 testers tried 12 of the season’s top packs. These rose above the rest.
Six testers rode nearly two dozen surfboards. These were the ones that came out on top.
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